This is a trip that begins in a small place called Jakiruša – Brela. The spectacular mountain of Biokovo surrounds the amazing Jakiruša bay. The bay has a popular sandy beach which is favourite among the locals and tourists and there is a rocky coast on the west side with one of the last untouched bays in this part of the Riviera – bay Vrulja.
After launching our sea kayaks on the beach we lightly paddle to the deserted sandy beaches of the Vrulja bay. During the paddling we stop to observe the submarine groundwater source which brings 50 m3 of drinking water per second to this place even in the summertime. We pause for swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful clear water once our paddle takes us to the Vrulja beach. We can also arrange a delicious meal in a local restaurant right after the kayaking adventure (additional payment).
Distance from start to finish: 4.600 meters
Temperature of the sea: Between 19°C and 27°C, depending on the season.
Cliff diving: You can jump in the sea water when and where your guide allows it.
Equipment: Paddle, life-jacket, waterproof container for personal belongings, snorkel, double sit on top kayak and, if necessary, a neoprene suit
Equipment & Staff: All equipment used is registered and certified at the EU. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are mandatory for all customers at all times while at sea. Our professional guides are registered at the Irish canoe union (ICU) and Croatian mountain rescue. Staff members speak Croatian and English.
Fitness Level: A minimum level of fitness is required.
Previous experience: Not necessary
Age: Minimum age is 6 years.
What to Bring: Swimming suit, towel, T-shirt, hat for sun protection, beach shoes or sandals (optional), water, sunscreen.
Special Conditions: Depending on the weather or river conditions the operator has the right to cancel tours at their discretion and without notice. All safety instructions from Adventure Dalmatia’s staff must be adhered to.
Number of customers per day: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 60.
Availability: Every day from 15th of May to the 1st of October. The trip runs if there are 2 people or more. You can e-mail us regarding dates and the number of people in your group. We will then inform you about the available dates.
Starts from: Brela/Jakiruša
Sea kayaking & snorkeling tour/departure times: Between 09.00 and 10.00 AM (or upon agreement with groups)
Tour duration: 3.30 - 4.00 h
Transfer duration: 20 min - one way (18 km from Makarska)
Price: 35,00€ per person
The price includes: Instructor, insurance and equipment.
Transfer price: 10,00€ per person - both directions
Payment: Cash or bank payment
HOW TO FIND MEETING POINTS
Pick up time in MAKARSKA: INA petrol station - north exit
15.05. – 26.08. at 09.30 AM or 27.08. – 15.05 at 10.30 AM
JAKIRUŠA BEACH IN BRELA
By car from Split or Trogir: Exit Split and go north towards highway A1 - DUGOPOLJE entrance. Enter the highway and drive approx. 40 km in direction of MAKARSKA. Exit at ŠESTANOVAC and drive 11 km south to the intersection with Adriatic highway. Turn left at the intersection and drive 3.5 km to restaurant ‘Šampion’ which is located on the right side of the road. About ten meters before the restaurant there is a secondary road on the right that goes down abruptly. Turn to that road and after 200 meters take another right turn, drive to a church that will be on your left side but just keep going forward. Drive downhill on the asphalt road until you reach sea and beach. We will meet you 50 meters below restaurant 'Burin' near tobacco shop.
By car from Makarska: Exit Makarska and go north. Drive for 15 km and when you pass the turn for a place called Brela you have another 0.7 km drive to the restaurant ‘Šampion’ which is located on your left. Take a left turn immediately after the restaurant. After 200 meters take another right turn, drive to a church that will be on your left side but just keep going forward. Drive downhill on the asphalt road until you reach the sea and the beach. We will meet you 50 meters below restaurant 'Burin' near tobacco shop.
60km east of Split, 18km west of Makarska.
Meeting time at 10.15 AM or upon agreement.
Meeting point 43°23'4.684" N 16°54'23.765"E