A range of outdoor activities, including sea kayaking for beginners, is run by American expat Tamsen Resor, who set up outdoor adventure firm Adriatic Kayak Tours in 2005. Resor had been exploring the coves, caves and coast since 2002, the same features she and her seven-strong experienced international team now take small groups to. For sea kayaking beginners only need turn up, go through a few paddling techniques in shallow, protected waters, before heading to Lokrum island for lunch. The calm waters from the Pile Gate to the verdant, car-free island of Lokrum is, under guidance, a doddle. AKT also offer sunset paddles, with wine and cheese thrown in. Children aged eight to 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
AKT run full-day and customised group tours too - and, despite the name, not just sea kayaking. You can go white-water rafting in Montenegro's Tara River Canyon, mountain biking in Konavle and Istria, enjoy three days of kayaking and snorkelling around the Elafiti islands, and, in winter, try winter sea kayaking in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.