One of the most desired excursion destinations in the northern Adriatic is definitely a boat ride along the canyon of the river Zrmanja. During the boat ride, you will experience the view of natural beauty, rich flora and fauna along the river where the famous classic film named "Winnetou" was made. Enjoying on the sunny deck, tasting local wines and swimming in the crystal clear sea or river, are activities which will surely make your vacation a truly memorable experience.


Mondena travel wants to provide to you with a unique relaxing trip – a boat excursion through the Canyon of Zrmanja river, where a series of western films about the Indian chief Winnetou was made in the 1960s.

Your adventure begins in the morning in Starigrad, a village situated under the Velebit mountain, from where we'll sail to the small, pictoresque village of Vinjerac. After sailing under the two bridges at Maslenica, we enter the canyon. We will be passing large impressive rocks and stone cliffs which stretch high along the river flow. After an hour's drive through the beautiful canyon of River Zrmanja, or Rio pecos as it was called in the film, we arrive at Pueblo Plato, where they made the film Winnetou. Around noon, we'll arrive in the fishing town of Novigrad, situated at the mouth of the river. Guests will be given a break for relaxation, followed by lunch at a rustic restaurant which overlooks the sea and the natural bay. After a short cruise, we'll arrive at the sandy beach. All guests will have the opportunity to enjoy swimming and sunbathing. In the late afternoon, we return to Starigrad where our tour ends.

Excursion price for individual guests:
  • 300 kn per person
  • capacity of the boat is 20 people

The excursion price includes the following: aperitif, wine, juice and lunch in a restaurant in Novigrad (choice of 3 menus)

Price for "private" tour (by reservation only):
  • 6.000,00 kn
  • capacity of the boat is 1-15 people

Full day excursion with a skipper on a private boat, suitable for romantic trips, birthday parties, engagement, honeymoon and similar.

The price includes: air-conditioned van transportation to the destination, a skipper, aperitif, wine and cold plate, and a photographer if ordered.


If you want to consult our team or if you want to book a program tailored exactly to your needs, then please feel free to contact us with confidence, by phone or e-mail.

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