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snorkelling  in croatia

snorkelling croatia

Whether you're staying on one of our boats or at one of our hand-picked hotels, there's some great snorkelling on offer in Croatia.

We would be happy help advise on the best option(s) for you.  In the meantime, here's some background to whet your appetite!

Staying on a boat

All our boats have snorkeling gear aboard, and the skippers know all the best spots to drop anchor and give you as much time as you want to snorkel around.

If you would prefer to go one stage further than snorkelling and try some scuba diving too, then that's easily arranged.  Some of our boats have all the necessary dive equipment on board (some even have a 'resident' dive master), otherwise it's easy for the skipper to take you to one of the dive schools along the coast to rent the necessary gear and arrange a professional guided dive.

Find out more about our boats and the other experiences available in Croatia

Staying in a hotel

If you would rather stay in a hotel and head off snorkelling from there, we would recomending staying at

Hotel Odisej is located on the beautiful little island of Mljet and offers fabulous snorkelling straight from the shore; plus the opportunity of heading out on boat excursions to discover more remote snorkelling sites.  Time magazine once named Mljet one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, and legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau loved it here.  7 nights from £595 per person on a half board basis, including flights and private airport transfers.

Alternatively, if you prefer the smarter Adriana Hvar, there's some basic snorkelling from their beach club but, but if you want to experience something rather more special, we would suggest booking yourself in for a snorkelling day tour (approx. €65).  You get picked up from the hotel and whisked off by boat to some great spots.  Particularly good is the Kabal peninsula on the north west side of the island with its numerous fingers of land jutting out in to the sea and the boat enables quick movement from one snorkeling spot to another while enjoying the beautiful coastlines of Hvar island and Brac Island.

In addition to snorkelling and exploring the shores of these two islands, this full day excursion leaves you with enough time for sunbathing and relaxing on the beach. The excursion is suitable for all ages (including children over 8 years old).  Snorkelling equipment is provided.

7 nights at the harbourside and rather stylish 4* Adriana Hvar from £750 per person sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and airport transfers.

Other great snorkeling destinations in Europe

Our other favourite short haul destinations for snorkeling are:

Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo:  Discover the delights of the famous Azure Window. 7 nights at this lovely 5* hotel from £725 per person sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and private airport transfers.

Galosol, Madeira:  Head out in a kayak with your snorkelling gear to discover hidden coves.  7 nights at this 4* cliff top hotel from £625 per person sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and private airport transfers.

D-Resort, Gocek: Keep an eye out for the turtles that live in the bay.  7 nights on Turkey's beautiful south coast at this lovely 4* hotel (in easy strolling distance of the charming yachty town of Gocek) from £725 per person sharing on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and private airport transfers.

Where else?

For all our featured snorkeling destinations, both near and far, please see where to go for great snorkeling

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