Stand Up Paddleboarding Long Weekend Retreat | Zadar, Croatia



Join us for a long weekend of standup paddleboarding in Croatia. On our women only retreat we’ll be island hopping by SUP and exploring by bike and foot!

Expect plenty of sunshine, beautiful blue waters, great food and plenty of paddleboarding with great company. 




PACKAGE 779€ | 19TH - 22ND OCT

✓ Exclusive Gutsy Girls Weekend Adventure

✓ SUP and Sea Kayak between Islands and discover beautiful bays and beaches

✓ Ultimate weekend away on tranquil islands with plenty of sunshine!

✓ Indulge in great food prepared by local host families

✓ 2.5 days of activities, paddleboarding, cycling and hiking

✓ Beautiful location, away from mass tourism


What to Expect


Join us this May and June for a long weekend in the sunshine, exploring beautiful Islands in the Zadar Archipelago by standup paddle board, bike and foot.

We’ll spend 3 days and 3 nights on the island of Molat, surrounded by bright blue water, lush green landscapes and soaked in sunshine. This tiny island is home to around 200 permanent residents making it the perfect location immerse into island life, it’s a tranquil retreat great for a short escape.

You may only be staying for 3 nights, but we’ll be filling the weekend with plenty of activities and adventure. Exploring the Islands by sea and land, with the main focus on paddleboarding, but we’ve squeezed in some cycling and hiking too!

We’ll island hop by SUP, stopping for great snorkelling opportunities, swimming in crystal clear waters and maybe a cliff jump for the brave. We’ll cycle across islands, meandering through small villages, and we’ll hike to great view points.

You’ll need some paddleboard experience before joining us in Croatia, we recommend a few sessions with your local SUP school to get you confident to join us! No experience, no problem, we have the option to sea kayak too on longer paddles!

As with all our adventures, you’ll be indulging in great food and wine, in great company of new friends! 90% of our guests come alone, we are connecting like minded women through adventure, come join us.






Jump on the catamaran from Zadar Old Town to Molat at 13:30. Your local guide and Gutsy Girl host will great you at the Molat dock on your arrival.

After checking into your apartment, we’ll get straight out on the water for a SUP session, launching from Jazi bay our local pebble beach we’ll have our first taster of paddleboarding on crystal clear waters.

This paddle is perfect for working on technique and building your confidence, ready for a full weekend of SUP. We have a fantastic instructor who’ll give excellent coaching and it’s a chance to learn new skills and turns!

After paddling, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by a local family, our plates will be filled with great local produce and fresh fish.

Extra special for our weekend adventure, we’ll head back out on the water after sunset for a beautiful night paddle with head torches, turning them off to look up at the star covered sky.





We’ll be up early for a healthy breakfast, sampling homemade jams and honey from the Island. After breakfast we’ll cycle 9km across the Island, exploring villages along the route to the village of Zapuntel. From here, we’ll paddle across to the island of Ist.

Ist has a great hike (1h) to the highest point, we’ll reach the Snow Lady Chapel for great views of the surrounding islands and the Velebit mountain range.

Stopping for a delicious picnic lunch of fresh salads on the water, we’ll relax here and learn some traditional Croatian beach games.

In the afternoon we’ll paddle back to Molat, stopping on route for more games and technique lessons. We’ll cycle back across the Island and enjoy another great dinner prepared by local families.

Starting our morning off with breakfast on the sunny terrace, plenty of tasty local produce to fuel our day.

We’ll be heading back to Zapuntel village to jump on our paddleboards and follow the coast line of the Island of Molat and stopping in bays to snorkel and swim. We’ll have a great view of both the wild terrains of Molat and the Velebit mountain range in the distance.

Our healthy picnic lunch will be on a beautiful secluded beach, accessible only by the water. After lunch, the winds should have picked up and offer us great downwinder conditions. With the wind on our backs, we’ll fly down the coastline and even have a chance to catch small waves on our boards.

For our last evening in Molat, we’ll hike to the highest point to take in the sunset over the surrounding Islands, before enjoying dinner from another great local host, accompanied by great wines.




Our last morning on the Island, we’ll be jumping on the Catarman at 6:50am, enjoying our packed breakfast onboard as we cruise past the Islands we’ve exploded.

You’ll arrive back in Zadar at 7:50am, so can jump on a morning flight home or stay an extra night in the pretty cobblestone town of Zadar.





  • 3 nights accommodation in apartment on Island Molat

  • 3 healthy breakfasts

  • 3 freshly prepare picnic lunches

  • 3 great dinners prepared by local hosts, served with wine.

  • 2.5 days of paddleboarding

  • Expert SUP coaching, learn racing techniques and turns!

  • Guided hikes on Islands

  • Cycling tour and bike hire


  • Stand up paddle boarding

  • Cycling around Islands

  • Guided hikes

  • Snorkeling shipwrecks and coastlines


  • Flights - Closest airport is Zadar

  • Ferry tickets (10€ approx)


You’ll need to catch the Ferry to Molat from Zadar at 1:30pm on Saturday.


We’ll arrive back in Zadar at 7:50am, so plenty of time to get to the airport for a morning flight.



Saturday 11th May - Tuesday 14th May - SOLD OUT

Saturday 21st Sept - Tuesday 24th Sept- SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th Oct - Tuesday 22nd Oct - NEW DATE

We’ve chosen dates with the best flight options for the ferry connections!


779€ / £709 Twin Room*

889€ / £809 Private Room

* We’ll match you up with another Gutsy Girl to share!

*GBP guide price based on currency conversion, full balance due will be the full trip cost in Euros.


Deposit 30% of full trip cost.

Remaining balance due 80 days before travel.

Our provider works in Euros, the full trip cost will be the euro price shown above. Our payments are taken in GBP at currency conversion rate of the day.

You can request to pay us in Euros via Bank Transfer.


Our experiences are created with solo female travellers in mind, connecting likeminded women through sports, nature and adventure. The Gutsy Girls community is filled with bold and badass women from 18-60 years old, we never ask your age, just that you are up for an adventure! 

As a rough guide, most Gutsy Girls guests are 24-60 years olds, with around 60% in their 30s-40s. After a day the learning to surf, hiking to peaks for incredible views or exploring remote locations by paddleboard everyones ages merge together, all connected by their experiences.

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