Rovinj From The Water

To fully experience Rovinj you have to go on the water. There are boat trips aplenty, just which to choose was our question.

06.24 - 08 - Delphin boat excursion

In the end practicality ruled.  All day on the water exploring the azure rocky coastline and islands sounded enticing…. however back to reality – with a lively 3 year old we figured shorter would be better.  Our first nautical foray was on a glass bottomed boat.  It lasted around an hour and there was no need to book in advance.  We just showed up 15 minutes before the departure time and climbed aboard.

06.15 - Rovinj.03 - glass bottomed boat trip

The boat was small with a glass viewing area on the bottom.  They squeezed on a lot of people so you got cozy with your neighbour.  It was fun to look through the glass – lots of little fish and rocks.  When it’s dark they have a light under the boat so you can see the night creatures.

06.15 - Rovinj.04 - glass bottomed boat trip

The initial novelty wore off fairly quickly and we preferred to enjoy the views of Rovinj and the islands.  It is just spectacular – Manhattan has its skyline, so does Rovinj. That 60 foot church tower can be seen from the sea for miles around.

06.15 - Rovinj.02 - harbour view

06.15 - Rovinj.06 - view from the boat

06.15 - Rovinj.07 - view

Another day, another boat trip – a bigger vessel this time named  Delfin.  It had three decks with a small sundeck on the top where you could sunbathe (for an extra charge).  We preferred to lurk around the bar area – drinks and snacks were offered.  One and a half hours of sailing this time with a short and very interesting commentary on the sights in Croatian, Russian, English and German.

06.24 - 01 - Delphin Boat excursion

Son made some new German friends so he was happy.  We lounged on the comfortable padded benches around the edge and feasted our eyes on Rovinj.  The sea sparkled, the sun shone high and the scenery was awesome.  What more could you ask for?

06.24 - 03 - Delphin boat excursion

06.24 - 07 - Delphin boat excursion

10 thoughts on “Rovinj From The Water

  1. How Fun! We have only been as a family to Opajtia but we really want to explore more of it ~ its such a beautiful county! We wil have to put this town and boat ride on our to do list! Thanks for sharing! Stacey 🙂

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