Adria Adventure – 13 Years of Excellence – Since 2003
We want you to feel special! We believe that great adventure is created from having first-class equipment, great meals and small groups. Our tours provide a balance of safety, enjoyment and adventure. You will find us friendly, professional and wanting to satisfy your particular sea kayaking or walking tours needs in Croatia. Our tours are led by qualified and experienced staff. Adria Adventure Dubrovnik is a great combination of people who grew up by the sea and the best itineraries and equipment. We offer worldwide standards with a friendly local touch. Being environmentally aware, we support the slogan ‘help us keep the Adriatic clean’. Adria Adventure has proven this with great response from our customers since 2003. Plan your adventure step by step and secure your place on one of our tours…
Meet Our Team
The founder of Adria Adventure, was born and raised in Dubrovnik in a “crazy about the sea” family of scuba divers and sea kayakers. She is a graduate of ACMT (American College of Management and Technology) in Dubrovnik. As Miss Universe Croatia 1998 and a fashion model, Ivana traveled all over the World, including Hawaii, California, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Europe. Now she is sharing her knowledge and love of the Dubrovnik region and the sea with the international visitors. Ivana is in charge of our office and a licensed guide for the city of Dubrovnik
Martina was born in Rijeka. Since she was little she was very passionate about winter sports. Skiing is her specialty and noways she is the instructor during the winter months. Martina has a very long experience in tourism industry, among many interesting jobs in hotels and travel agencies in Croatia she also worked for Carnival Cruise and she traveled the World. Martina is in charge of our office operations and she ensures that our tours run smoothly.
Ivan was born in Dubrovnik and he lives on the island of Sipan. With him you really travel like a local since he knows every rock of this beautiful island. Our guests love his stories:-). Ivan started kayaking as at very young age and he guides the tours with passion and joy. Eskimo rolls are his specialty. When he practices this skill you will always find a group of tourists and locals taking pictures and filming – Ivan once did more than 20 Eskimo rolls at once! He has been a member of Adria Advenute team since 2010.
Benko was born and raised in Zagreb. As a child he fell in love with whitewater kayaking but later sea kayaking became his passion. Benko is studying economics at the University of Zagreb, he loves history and he speaks English and French. Benko joined our team in 2015. His guiding the tours with joy and enthusiasm and he is very knowledgeable about local history and traditions. He loves to travel, to read and to meet new people.
Pavle was born in Kostajnica, north of Croatia. Flat water kayaking is his specialty and he sussesfully competed at many national and international junior competitions. Later, he fell in love with sea kayaking and he is guiding the tours with passion and joy. Pavle is studing electrotechnics in Zagreb. He is a very good singer and guitar player. After long days at the sea he relaxes playing the guitar on his balcony on Lopud.
Josip (Joseph) graduated from the University for Kinesiology (physical education, specializing in tennis). Sometimes you will see him on a 45 minute run and lifting session before a full day on the sea. Kayaking is now his sport and his passion. Josip is also a great chef and a very passionate fisherman. He knows a lot about local cultures and traditions and he is always happy to share his knowledge with his guests.
Radovan was born in Rijeka. His love for the adventure started when he got himself a sea kayak and although not knowing a single thing about technique, sat in it and started to learn from his mistakes. Luckily no serious ones to my life. After 15 years of kayaking, he holds a BCU 5* Award. He is an engineer in Ship building working in this profession but during the summer holidays he joins our team to help with the training of our guides. He loves guiding but also uses every opportunity to do expedition paddling, solo as well as with friends.
What does the International Press Say About Adria Adventure
EASY JET TRAVELER MAGAZINE
Wet & Wild – Croatia’s Elahiti Islands are stunning – and entierly unspoilt –place to escape summer crush, as Oliver Thring discovered on a sea kayaking tour of the Adriatic Coast
“Ground down by the grind? Reached your city limits? Whether you want to run for the hills or simply paddle your own canoe, Mark MacKenzie suggests that ‘adventure downshifting’ could be the answer” THE INDEPENDENT
Destination of the Year: Adventure Guide: Croatia, Text by Jon Bowermaster
“With some 1,200 islands scattered across the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is best seen by boat. And though most visitors will probably choose to avoid a five-week, 400-mile (644-kilometer) expedition like ours, it’s very possible to catch the highlights in a few days. Here’s how.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Croatia by kayak: Hidden beaches and cities of the Dalmatian Coast – under paddle power, By Chris Lawrence
“The waves were getting higher. At times they lifted the front of the kayak so far that my legs seemed to take off, while the stern became submerged.
More than an hour into our expedition to the medieval walls of Ston, the Adriatic was determined to break our will. But we were driven forward by the prospect of the best seafood on the Dalmatian Coast – freshly-farmed mussels and oysters from the Peljesac Peninsula.”
TRAVEL & TRANSITIONS
Interview with Ivana Grzetic – Former Miss Universe Croatia – Now Sea Kayaking Entrepreneur in Dubrovnik – Our Expert on Croatia,
“In one of my searches on the Internet about interesting travel websites I found a site on sea kayaking in the Adriatic. I contacted the webmaster to do a mutual link exchange and upon further investigation, I asked Ivana, one of the founders of the website, to actually do an interview with me. As you will see, she is an expert on Croatia and a pretty interesting individual herself.” TRAVEL & TRANSITIONS