Sea Kayaking Frequently Asked Questions

Sea Kayaking Split

Frequently asked questions

FAQ – Sea and River Kayaking


  1. How do we get to the start point of the tour?

We will meet in the Split city center, gather up in transportations and drive about 15 minutes beach in Podstrana.

Meeting point Split:

Split – Trg Republike (Prokurative) – 43°30’31.7″N 16°26’10.7″E


  1. What are meeting times?

Departure times are same for a whole season.


01.04 – 31.10 – 09:00am


  1. Is previous experience necessary for this tour?

No, you don’t need any previous experience for this tour. Your guide will teach you how to paddle and give you all relevant advices regarding the tour.


  1. What is the minimum age for kayaking tour?

The minimum age for kayaking tour is 6 years. Iris adventures staff holds the right not to allow customers to participate the tour if they think he or she is not able to do the activity in safe way.


  1. What fitness level is required for kayaking tour?

Some basic fitness level is enough for participation on the kayaking tour. From level 1-5, it would be 2-3.


  1. Do I need to be a swimmer to participate kayaking tour?

No, we provide you with life vests and wetsuits that keeps you floating and the guides will assist you on the way. Only in case you have a panic fear of water you should notice the guides or decide not to book the tour.


  1. What are the temperatures of the sea?

In preseason period sea temperatures are from 15°C to 22°C (50F to 72F) and in August it can reach up to 28°C (82F).


  1. Are cliff jumps obligatory?

All the cliff jumps during the tour are optional and can be avoided.


  1. Are the kayaks stable on the water?

Kayaks are quite stable on the water and we usually don’t have any cases of flipping during the tour. However, we can’t guarantee that you wouldn’t flip during the tour.


  1. Am I going to get wet during the tour?

Yes, your clothes are going to get wet during the tour so it’s best to be in the swimming suit.


  1. What equipment is provided when I book kayaking tour?

You are provided with double sit on top kayaks, paddles, life vests and water sealed cases for your belongings. In case of colder weather, you will be provided with full body 5mm wetsuits.


  1. What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a swimming suit, towel, water, some snacks, beach shoes, sun cream, camera and spare clothes to change after.


  1. Where do we leave our personal belongings during the tour?

Your personal belongings will be with you and they will be kept in waterproof containers with you.


  1. Can I take glasses with me?

Sunglasses are great to have because of strong sun, however if you take them make sure they are tied.

Vision glasses can be brought but make sure they are tied because you might lose them during the tour.


  1. Can I bring a camera with me on the tour?

Yes, you can bring a camera with you in case if it is waterproof.


  1. Are meals or drinks included?

No, meals or drinks are not included during or after the kayaking tour. We suggest participants take good breakfast before the tour or bring some snacks for after the activity.


  1. Is alcohol or narcotics allowed?

It’s strictly forbidden to use any kind of alcoholic drinks or usage of narcotics before or during the kayaking tour! Participants that are already under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will not be allowed to participate on the tour.


  1. Medical issues and usage of medication during the tour

If you have any kind of medical condition that we should be aware of, you need to inform our guides about it. You can approach our guides privately and inform them. If you need to use your medication (like asthma inhalers) or pills during the tour you can give them to our guides, they will keep it safe in waterproof bags and make it available for you during the tour in case you need it.


  1. Are there restrooms or showers on the location?

No, we don’t have a restroom at start point but usually you can you use ones from the bars that are nearby. There is the public shower on the beach you can use.


  1. Can I book a private kayaking tour?

Yes, you can. If you don’t like to be part of the group you can book private tour on demand. Price varies to a number of people and part of the season so it’s best if you contact us on


  1. Can I book if I’m a solo traveler?

Every day we have departures from Split. In some rare cases in early preseason period if we don’t have other participants for the tour, we will need to cancel your trip as the minimum number of persons for this activity is 2.


  1. What happens in the case of rain?

If it is just a small rain we operate kayaking tours regularly. In the case of heavy rains or thunderstorms, we will cancel the tour for safety reasons and you will get full money refund.


  1. How do I pay for the tour?

If you booked through our webpage or other providers you can just bring your voucher with you and give it to the guides at the beginning of the tour.

If you are paying in cash you can pay to our guides after the tour. Make sure to take the correct amount of money as there is no ATM in the village.

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