Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat Tour & Shipwreck | Zadar Archipelago
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Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat Tour & Shipwreck

Embark on a fantastic Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat tour and experience a unique sandy lagoon. Take a unique opportunity to snorkel around a shallow shipwreck, observe the architecture of naval military tunnels from the cold war, as well as the nostalgic song of the Sea Organ, an iconic landmark.

„It was an amazing experience you just have to do once in ur life. The crew was so friendly & helpful. We learned al lot, saw a lot and had a lot of fun.“

- Isabella from Linz, Austria - 11/05/2022

Boat Tour Experience

Highlights & Activities

• A thrilling speedboat ride, with beautiful panorama in the background

• Shipwreck snorkeling – stand on the mast of the Michelle shipwreck

• Experience the beauty of Sakarun beach and its mesmerizing blue lagoon

• Swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and enjoy the captivating atmosphere of Sakarun beach

• Relax with a refreshing cocktail in one of several beach bars

• Enjoy a unique beach experience, with hip-high water running 200 meters from shore

• Savour the song of the Sea Orgon, one of Zadar’s most famous landmarks

Start time & Meeting Point

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DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION: ZADAR ARCHIPELAGO Office – Obala kneza Trpimira 2, 23000 Zadar

TOUR CHECK-IN TIME: 08:30 / 13:30 on the day of the tour. MUST BE ON TIME!
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival or non-arrival!

Boat Tour Includes

Complimentary Snacks & Drinks Per Person:

check mark symbol 2x 0,5 Bottled Water
check mark symbol 1x 0,2 Fruit Juice (for kids)
check mark symbol 1x 0,5l Cider or Beer
check mark symbol 1x Pack of Dry Salty Snack Sticks

Complimentary Gear Per One Boat:

check mark symbol 14x Mask & Tube Snorkelling Set
check mark symbol 6x Beach Rubber Ball
check mark symbol 2x „Buče“ Game Set
check mark symbol 14x Windproof Jackets – Rain Coats
check mark symbol 2x 200ml Sun Protection Cream
check mark symbol 2x 500ml Liquid Spray Sanitizer

Boat Tour Essentials:

check mark symbol Speed Boat Amenities & Boat Insurance
check mark symbol Captain – English Speaking
check mark symbol Guide – English Speaking
check mark symbol Cruising Expenses (Fuel, All Taxes & Permits)
check mark symbol Anchorage, Marina & Berthing fees
check mark symbol Entrance Fees to marine protected areas
check mark symbol 14x Life Vests
check mark symbol Full Safety Gear
check mark symbol First Aid Kit

Not Included:

x symbol Lunch (Local Restaurant Option)
x symbol Restaurants, Bars, Shops & Other Expenditures (Take Enough Cash)
x symbol Tips & Gratuities (Guests Leave 10-15% Tip to the Crew as a Sign of Gratitude)
x symbol Shoes, Clothes, Hats, Towels, Swimming Suits … (Please Bring Yours)

Boat Tour Itinerary

sakarun boat tour itinerary map

08:30/13:30 – Check-in & departure

Come to Zadar Archipelago Office (Obala kneza Trpimira 2, Zadar) for check-in at 08:30/13:30 the latest. Please don’t be late because there are some things to be done prior to the trip. Please prepare your ID or other documents with your personal details for registration needs. The boat departs at 09:00/14:00 sharp from Marina Tankerkomerc (in front of the office).

10:30/15:15 – Snorkeling around the sunken ship

Your first stop on your Zadar to Sakarun beach boat tour will give you a chance to snorkel around a shipwreck with the wild fish. This impressive sunken ship is located near Veli Rat, which will give you a splendid vista to Punta Bianca Lighthouse and nearby islets.

Snorkel around a majestic 76m (249ft) long shipwreck of the Italian merchant ship, explore the vivid marine world, & meet the wild fishes on your Dugi Otok Boat Tour. Located near Veli Rat, Michelle is the shipwreck of an Italian merchant ship that sank in August 1984. Today she is very attractive diving & snorkeling spot. The wreck is partially protruding above sea level, which means it can be easily located, and it is easily accessible. Grab your snorkeling gear and enjoy an underwater adventure around this fantastic shipwreck.

In case of bad weather, strong wind and rough sea, we have an alternative route to sunken ships and Sakarun beach for maximum safety of our guests.

11:15/15:50 – Swimming and water sports in Sakarun lagoon

Sakarun beach is one of the most praised beaches in Croatia, due to its 800m long sandy coastline and shallow crystal-clear sea.

Here you can opt-in for a game of “Unofficial Dalmatian sport” – Picigin, have lunch or cocktail in nearby beach bars, or just relax for a longer break at Sakarun lagoon.

Due to shallow waters, even 250 meters from the shore the depth is only 3,5 meters,  so you have a lot of space for swimming in the shallow sandy clear sea on your Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat tour. This turquoise bay offers enough space for a perfect beach escape.

Have a beach picnic under the shade of pine trees, dip your feet in the warm sand, build sandcastles, or have a beach party with your friends! It is up to you.

Sakarun beach is an ideal beach getaway for non-swimmers and families with children. Since it slopes very gently, the little ones can splash around in the sea and play in the sand as they please.

13:30/18:30 – Salute the sun with the sea view of Zadar and Sea Organ

Before leaving your Half day Sakarun Beach Boat tour, enjoy the fascinating sea view of Zadar’s old city centre, while cruising along the waterfront boardwalk and experience a completely different impression of Zadar. Enjoy a symphony of sea and wind and listen to the Sea Organ music from the comfort of your speedboat.

Boat Tour Full Description

Embark on an awesome journey across the picturesque Zadar archipelago and experience a tropical atmosphere in the heart of the Croatian Adriatic Sea. First, stop by the shipwreck of Michelle, a ship that ran aground near the north coastline of Dugi Otok.

Thanks to a very shallow reef, the ship sits at about 4-6 meters in depth, which makes it an ideal location for snorkelers. Enjoy an out-of-this-world snorkeling experience, similar to something you would watch in a movie.

Some parts of the wreck stand above the surface of the water, which means you can actually stand on some parts of the ship. After this snorkeling sensation, it is only a short cruise away from the main event of the day – the tropical Sakarun beach.

The approach to this jaw-droppingly beautiful beach can be found on the northwest shore of Dugi Otok. Once you start approaching the beach, the incredible blue glow of the lagoon will introduce you to the nearly-unlimited range of possibilities that his incredible place holds.

You can swim, snorkel, free dive and sunbathe in the 800-meter-long Sakarun lagoon, which is also home to several very subtle and charming beach bars, that offer cold drinks and something to nibble on while you savor the magical vibe of Saharun beach.

Let this tropical oasis lure you into the ideal summer mindset: explore the surroundings around the beach, lay in the sand, enjoy the pristine nature, make new friends – observe the world through eyes not clouded by everyday stress and tension.

When it is time to leave, board our trusty speedboat and prepare for the return journey. Luckily, it will be anything BUT boring, since there are still two more surprises waiting for you.

The first is a quick stop, at the halfway mark. One of many military bunkers and tunnels built after the end of the Second World War will present a perfect opportunity to see something completely out of the ordinary

The second will be waiting for you at the very end of your journey, in the form of the Sea Orgon, one of Zadar`s charming landmarks.

Using the movement of the sea to generate sound is what makes the Sea Orgon so unique, and the music it produces will be an ideal send-off, after a day spent exploring the mysteries of the Michelle shipwreck, the beauty of Sakarun beach and the intrigue of the military tunnels.

Important Information

Please bring a valid document – passport/ID/driver’s license to the tour check-in – required on the day of travel.

Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 18 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.

Passengers are not allowed to smoke (cigarettes, vapes, cigars) while on board our boats.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Tour booking Cut-Off time is 60 minutes, please call us directly for last-minute bookings.

This Adventure will Take You on a Half-Day Boat Tour Aboard With Up To 14 People, Open-Air, No Sun Shade, Speedboat Style Boat.

Multiple Boats with Their Own Crew & Guests can Attend the Same Tour

Dress Code is Casual: Swimming Suits, Light Summer Clothes, Long Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt (If Feel Chilled in the Morning), Walking Shoes, Towels, Hat, Sunglasses … All For An Active Stay On Boat Trip and at the Islands.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children up to age of 5 must sit in their parents/guardian’s lap.

Our Speedboats are not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions including but not limited to, disability, heart condition, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.

Speedboats are not wheelchair accessible.

Please note that our mandatory life vests (flotation suits) are suitable for individuals up to 130 kg.

We advise you to bring local currency cash for personal expenditures: food and drinks or souvenirs on location, souvenirs… Card payments on distant islands might not always work.

Boats are Being Washed Top-Down Every Day. Gear/equipment is well sanitized. Hand sanitiser is available to all travellers and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there free car parking available on the sight?

No. We do not have free car parking area designated for our guests. The car parking is available in the marina, and it costs apx. 2€ per hour of stay.

Are there toilets on your speedboats?

No. Our Speedboats are open-air boats, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the Guest washrooms (located in the Marina) before your departure. The Guide will advise you about washrooms on the tour stops.

Do I need to book boat tour in Advance?

Yes. We recommend booking this boat tour a few days ahead as all our tours tend to sell out by that time. If you are running late or you decide not to join the tour, please contact us immediately by calling +385 (0)99 627 3333

Are the tours suitable for young children?

Children of all ages are welcome on our boat tours. As responsible parents, you must know best, and can make the best judgement if and how your children can enjoy along the itinerary out on the boat for full-day tour.

Are your Speedboats safe?

Yes. All our speedboats are in hands of experienced captains (no matter how young they look) and they are all certified by Croatian Ship Registry. Speedboats are fast but are very stable. There will be no 360-degree turns, nor nothing extreme on this tour. These boats are designed for fast and very comfortable transfers and not a thrill park ride.

What is “Free Cancellation” Policy?

You will receive full refund, with no questions asked:

1) If you are individual traveller or booking for group up to 4 people and you cancel your tour 24-hours in advance prior your tour starts. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.

2) If you are traveling (booked) for a group of 5 and more people and you cancel your tour 72-hours in advance prior your tour starts. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.

3) If the tour gets cancelled by any reason from our side (weather, minimum occupancy, Force Majeure) You will receive full refund, with no questions asked.

View full cancellation policy.

Since 2015 we are providing best boat tours from Zadar. We were asked many questions and we have provided many answers. If you want to know more, please check our FAQ section by clicking to this link.

About Us

We are a team of young, energetic and (others say) very professional group of people – born, raised and living on, and with the sea. We enjoy taking guests to various off-the-route and secluded destinations. Above all, we „live for“ customer satisfaction measured in smiles and happy moments spent aboard our boat tours and with us.

All our tours are original and were invented by us. Since 2015. we are perfecting our tours and counted over 15.000 guests aboard our vessels. With such a huge experience and success recognized by international partners, we are known as the most awarded and overall best boat tour operator in Zadar.

Come and judge for yourself, we look forward to meeting you!


€ 86

HRK 648

Small Groups

Max 12 Adults per boat

Half-day Boat Tour

From 09:00/14:00 until 13:30/18:30

Free Cancelation

Full Refund up to 24h before start

Boat Tour Reviews

Memorable tour with a great skipper

Our half day tour of Sakarun lagoon was an amazing experience thanks to the beautiful scenery, fabulous beach & character & knowledge of our skipper. As we cruised by Zadar He explained the history of the area. Our time on the beach was fantastic and super fun with the snorkeling equipment. We stopped to see the lighthouse in Veli Rat and the scenery from the top was stunning. A very memorable tour.

- Gracey from Austin, US - 05/08/2020

10/10 would recommend

The check in desk was easy to find and the team were very friendly. Our skipper was Fran- he was very approachable and was regularly checking if everyone on the boat was well/had water etc. Fran was very knowledgeable about the locations and ensured everyone in the trip felt comfortable and safe at all times.

- Molly from UK - 17/07/2022


Thanks to Captain Nino, we had a lovely day on this tour. It was the highlight of our trip to Zadar. Our family of 4 including a 12 & 10 year old had a great day snorkelling and swimming. The trip itself was amazing and we saw some beautiful scenery around Zadar. Wonderful!

- Franco from Lisbon, Portugal - 12/08/2020

Magical getaway

The whole trip was smooth, relaxing experience. Our skipper Nino was amazing. When we snorkeled he guided each of us for the best experience. Views were stunning. Beach was lovely. Cannot recommend enough.

- Andy from Germany - 07/08/2020

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