Rab Island Day Trips

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Grgur - Prison Island circumnavigation

  • 8,5 hour Tour - 4 to 5 hours of paddling - 24 km
  • From: 60 - 90 €

Adventure Overview

Tour Type

8,5 hour Tour - 4 to 5 hours of paddling


24 km

Starting Point
Finishing Point

Min: 4 / Max: 16

Suggested minimum age : 6

Tour Overview

Grgur Island is a serene and captivating destination steeped in history and natural beauty. This uninhabited island boasts rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and lush vegetation, making it a haven for sea kayaking.

Amidst its captivating scenery, there is a cozy restaurant on the island where we can enjoy great dishes and cold drinks.

Grgur served as a political prison for females (1948-1988), where numerous individuals deemed threatening to the ruling regime were incarcerated. The island's remote location and formidable terrain made it an ideal site for a prison, with inmates enduring harsh conditions amidst the island's untamed landscape.

Today, we'll explore the remnants of the former prison complex, including crumbling stone structures and remnants of barbed wire fences, offering poignant glimpses into its tumultuous past. Despite its dark history, the island exudes an eerie beauty, with panoramic vistas of the surrounding azure waters and distant islands.

Whether you're drawn to its storied past, breathtaking landscapes, or outdoor adventures, Grgur Island offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

The provided itinerary serves as a rough outline, meticulously crafted to showcase the highlights of our sea kayak adventure along Rab and Grgur stunning coastline. However, it is important to note that our plans are flexible and may be subject to adjustments based on local weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. This flexibility ensures that we can adapt to changes in wind, waves, and other environmental factors, prioritizing the safety and enjoyment of our participants above all else

09:30 - Upon your arrival, we'll provide you with dry bags, essential for storing extra clothes, towels, and food during our adventure. A 20-liter dry bag will accommodate your essentials. Following packing, our expert guides will conduct a brief session on safety protocols to ensure a secure and enjoyable journey.

10:00 - We'll embark on our paddling adventure, exploring the western part of Lopar with its intriguing sandstone geological formations. As we glide over the turquoise sea, sometimes so calm it feels like flying, we'll encounter several sandy beaches and take a refreshing swim break before crossing over to the Island of Grgur. We aim for the bunker, strategically positioned for guards to communicate in case of alerts, with 38 bunkers encircling the island.

Continuing along the island's west coast, we'll pass by more small pebble beaches blending into the emerald sea until we reach the Bay of Grgur.

As we head towards our pebble beach, the chef at the local restaurant, situated amidst the prison ruins, will already be busy preparing our dishes. We'll have the opportunity to place our orders during our earlier swim break, considering that this spot is often bustling as the sole eatery on the island.

If the restaurant is closed, particularly on Mondays, we'll inform you during the booking process so you can prepare yourself for a picnic lunch instead.

14:00 - After a satisfying meal and a refreshing drink, we resume paddling towards the northern tip of the island. The vista opens up to the breathtaking rugged islands of Prvić and Krk, framed by the Velebit mountains to the east. As we navigate along high cliffs, gradually descending from a 200-meter peak adorned with bunkers, we'll be shielded from the sun by the afternoon shade.

Passing through a narrow passage between two rocks, we'll glide into an emerald bay before exploring the sunny part of the island. En route, we'll pass another section of the prison where female captives were once held before reaching the southernmost point, where we'll pause for a brief swim before paddling back to Lopar's sandy beaches. Our journey concludes in a tranquil, shallow lagoon before returning to Lopar Harbor.

18:00 - Depending on the group's pace, we'll wrap up our tour and transfer drivers back to their cars, allowing them to retrieve the rest of their group. While waiting, participants can join us for ice cream or coffee, reflecting on the day's memorable experiences.

Prices (€)


Price per person


90 €

Adults with 2+ kids

80 €

Children age 12 - 14

60 €

Children age 15 - 17

70 €

Children up to the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and ride in a double kayak. 

Please be aware that we primarily use double kayaks, reserving single kayaks for uneven group numbers or experienced paddlers. Additionally, individuals not from the same group will not be paired in a double kayak unless specifically requested.

Included in your package:

Equipment: single or double sea kayaks, each accompanied by a PFD (life vest), paddle, spray skirt, and 20-liter dry bag.

Transfer: Organized transfer back to our starting point where your car awaits (drivers only)

Guided Experience: Benefit from the expertise of a qualified and experienced guide fluent in English, enhancing your journey with insightful knowledge.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept bookings for our daily tours several weeks or months in advance except for the bigger groups.

If you are currently on Rab Island, please feel free to contact us via Viber or WhatsApp at +385 99 28 28 6 28 to inquire about available departures for the following day.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kindly be informed that there is a cozy restaurant available on the island where we usually pause for a meal. They offer a variety of options including fish, meat, salads, vegetarian dishes, and refreshing beverages. However, if the restaurant happens to be closed on the day of our tour, we will notify you during the booking process. In such an event, you can make arrangements to bring along a picnic lunch with you.

For visitors arriving by car, please be aware that there is complimentary parking available at the harbor near our starting point, subject to availability. Additionally, paid parking facilities are situated close by, with daily rates typically ranging from 5 to 8 €.

For your convenience, a map detailing the location of the paid parking area is provided Here.

All participants engaging in kayaking activities are obligated to wear a life jacket at all times while paddling, with no exceptions.

Essential items to bring along include:

  • Picnic lunch (as an alternative if you prefer not to dine in the restaurant or if it's closed) comprising sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, sweets, and snacks

  • Minimum 2 liters of water per person

  • Long-sleeve t-shirt for sun protection (lycra or similar material)

  • Swimsuit and sandals or water shoes (flip flops are also acceptable)

  • Towel, hat/cap, sunglasses, and sun cream

Optionally, consider bringing a hammock, a foam mat for the beach, a book, goggles or a diving mask, flippers, and a camera.

Remember to pack any necessary personal medications.

Price range 60-90 €

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