Bacina lakes kayaking is one of our most popular adventure tours. Formerly known as the Oasis of Serenity tour, this kayaking tour takes place in the beautiful nature of unique and beautiful Bacina lakes. It’s a group of seven lakes just a few minutes of driving from the city of Ploče. Once a very popular tourist place, Bacina lakes today are the place where you can find true peace, far from the crowded beaches and right into the heart of nature. Even in the high season. Six of the total of seven lakes are connected and together they form a place of unique beauty on the Adriatic coast. Bacina lakes kayaking tour is perfect for everyone, families, couples, or lone adventurers.
Apart from kayaking, there are other tours you can take while at Bacina lakes. In case you are coming to lakes by bike, we have good news for you. There is a newly made bike trail that goes all around the lakes. Bird watching point is part of this bike trail and it’s the best point to observe the rich natural life of Bacina lakes. Being on the edge of Neretva valley, lakes are very rich and abundant with every kind of wildlife, especially birds. There are more than 300 bird species in the wider Neretva area and many of them found their home right on Bacina lakes. A lot of them can be seen while kayaking as well.
When observed from the air, Bacina lakes seem to have a different watercolor and that is due to different soil compositions and vegetation on the bottom of the lake. Another peculiar thing you see while touring the lakes with us is a 2 kilometers long tunnel which was dug some 100 years ago to take away excess water from one large lake behind the hills. We’ll tell you more details about this tunnel while doing the tour, but have in mind that it’s dry during the summer and it’s possible to walk through it. Just an option to think about. If you are interested in doing so, let us know so we can give you some tips or prepare equipment for you.
Bacina lakes kayaking tour starts at the beach in Peracko blato every morning at 9 AM and lasts for approximately 3 hours. It’s an easy kayaking tour, perfect for learning the basics of this outdoor activity. We greet you with some refreshments at the beginning of the tour (usually a homemade juice and local fruit). While you enjoy your snack and drink we’ll have a short safety talk and introduction to kayaking and paddling techniques and we’ll introduce you to the history of Bacina lakes.
As the tour progresses we’ll have special quests/challenges through which you’ll learn some new information or maybe master a new skill. We won’t go into the details but trust us, it’ll be fun. Kayaking as an activity is pretty easy and you shouldn’t worry about it even if you never saw a kayak in your life.
During this kayaking tour, we paddle in 2 seated inflatable kayaks – nice, comfortable, and stable, just the way they should be. As we embark on our kayaking adventure we’ll slowly paddle through the calm morning landscape of five lakes that we visit in this tour. The guide is going to tell you stories and legends about the lakes as well as interesting historical facts about the area. After approximately 50 minutes of kayaking, we’ll stop for a short rest at a local beach bar where you’ll have a chance to drink something, use a toilet, or just chill in a nice environment.
We then embark on the second part of our journey, passing near the water lily fields and through a narrow canal. A second break awaits us in a perfect small lagoon. It’s a swimming/picnic break at one of the calmest and beautiful places of Bacina lakes. We’ll put you some hammocks so you can enjoy the sounds of the cricket choir while gently swinging in a hammock. After the break, we head back to the starting point and you go home with a smile on your face. Simple as that.
The price for the Bacina lakes kayaking adventure is 250 HRK for an adult person, 125 HRK for children from 6 to 12 years, and free of charge for children under the age of 6. Please see the links below for further info on the itinerary and what to bring on the tour.
Important info: All of our tours must be booked at least 9 hours before the tour start. You can book our tours via our contact form, Facebook page, or WhatsApp numbers. These kinds of tours are subjected to weather conditions. We want to provide you with the best possible experience of every tour so if the weather is unfavorable we’ll cancel the tour and inform you about that. You’ll have an option to reschedule your tour or you’ll be given a full refund. We don’t have an office on any of our tour locations.
Please note: There is no toilet at the starting point of this tour and we’ll reach the first one approximately 40 minutes after the start of the tour.
9:00 — safety talk and refreshment
9:15 — start of the tour
10:00 — first break (beach bar)
10:20 — continuing the tour
11:00 — second break (picnic and swimming)
11:40 — returning back to the starting point
12:15 — end of the tour
— water (at least 1L per person)
— towels, sunscreen and swimming clothes
— food for the picnic break
— some money for the beach bar stop (optional)
— cellphones, cameras, GoPro’s
— dry clothes to change after the tour
Here are some more images of this beautiful place. Bacina lakes are different every season. Most of you will probably experience these unique lakes in the summer, and honestly, it’s probably the best season to visit it. Nature is fully awoken, everything is lush and green, water temperature is perfect for swimming. Autumn and Springs at Bacina lakes are different stories.
During the autumn the water is often still causing the sky to reflect in it. Nature around the lakes is full of vibrant colors. During the spring nature starts to wake and orange tones are slowly replaced by green ones. Water lilies start to emerge and everything prepares for the summer. The water surface of Bacina lakes is a bit higher during the rainy season because of that tunnel we mentioned at the beginning of this page. It brings flooded water from a river that flows through Jezero valley. That water then goes in Bacina lakes and further into the sea.
As we already mentioned, Bacina lakes are situated near the city of Ploce. These lakes are not the only beautiful landscape in the vicinity. Neretva valley is another, totally different environment located just 10 minutes of driving away from the Bacina lakes. We always suggest a visit to this place to all our guests joining us on the Bacina lakes kayaking tour.
You could say that Bacina lakes are on the edge of the Neretva valley. Down below you can find few articles we have written about this area in southern Croatia that will help you discover even more stunning places to help you have a memorable and unique holiday experience in Croatia.
Baćina lakes is a group consisting of 7 lakes (Oćuša, Crniševo, Podgora, Sladinac, Vranjak, Vitanj and Plitko jezero), 6 of which are connected by passages and canals. Situated just few kilometers from Ploče, city in central Dalmatia, these lakes are