1) Looking for a dolphin at dusk
Departure from the port of Rovinj at 7 pm. The boat ride takes 30 minutes as it is the easiest place to see dolphins near the Lim Channel. Return to port around 8:30 pm.
Make sure you take your camera. The trip is suitable for families with children, although finding dolphins is not 100% successful.
Adult cost is 100 HRK and includes welcome drink.
Departure time may vary depending on the date.
More about boat trips from other cities in Istria.
2) Panoramic ride through the Rovinj archipelago
Departure at 11:30 from the port of Rovinj. The excursion shows the panorama of the old town and the beautiful archipelago with the islands of Sveta Katarina, Sveti Andrija, Piruži and the island with the lighthouse Sveti ivan. Return around 13:00.
Adult price: 75 HRK. Price does not include bus and guide.
3) Trip by San Pawl, via Poreč
This trip (canceled since 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic), departing at 07:00 (check-in 6:30) and returning around 21:00, departs every day except Thursday between early June and mid-September. Here is a detailed description of this excursion.
Price: HRK 520 for adults and children pay according to the conditions of the family package.
4) Excursion with Adriatic Jet catamaran directly to Venice
This trip (canceled since 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic) goes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 07:45 (check-in 7:15) and returning at 20:30, between mid-June and end of September. Here is a detailed description of this excursion
Price: HRK 520 for adults, children under 14 years 50% up to 7 years free.
5) Boat trip to National Park Brijuni
This trip is canceled since 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Every Wednesday from 10. of June to 23. of September goes trip to island Veli Brijun by the boat Astral. This boat is 35 meters long and 13 meters wide, has 3 decks and is one of the most beautiful traditional wooden boats on the Adriatic.
Departure times of free bus shuttle for the area north of the city are from 11:00 at the Autokamp Valalta until 11:10 at the resort Amarin and for the area on the south are from 10:40 at the Autokamp Veštar to 11:45 in front of the hotel Eden. Upon arrival to port of Rovinj follows drive by boat.
Approximate itinerary of the boat trip:
12:00 departure from Rovinj. Lunch.
13:30 Arrival to Veli Brijun Island and a tour of Brijuni (about 4 hours).
17:30 departure from Brioni.
19:00 return to Rovinj and transfer to hotel.
Price of the trip to Brijuni: 495 HRK for adult.
Bus shuttle from your hotel, boat, guide, lunch with drinks, and ticket to National park (220 HRK = 30 euro) are included.
Influence of the weather on the boat trips
The most sensitive are boat trips type fish picnic. In the case of the strong wind of the south (Jugo) and especially, the southwest (Garbin)
is not recommended going on this trip.
If the weather forecast is not ideal, you can try a bus trip.
Day trip by bus to Plitvice lakes
This trip is also canceled since 2020, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The first and best Croatian national park is located 270 km from Rovinj. More information about the lakes and this excursion.
Bus shuttle with departure from Autokamp Valalta (07.35) to hotel Amarin (07:45) and from Autokamp Veštar (06:45) to Delfin Sport (07:25).
13.00 tour through the National Park with guide.
16.15 lunch in the restaurant.
17.15 departure from the Plitvice Lakes.
22.00 expected arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Price in July and August: 750 HRK for adult, else 590 HRK
Bus, guide, lunch and entrance (to 250 HRK) are included in the price.