Vltava Sport Service

Vltava Sport Service, Cesky Krumlov: Address, Phone Number, Vltava Sport Service Reviews: 4.5/5

Vltava Sport Service

35 reviews
Very good

Laurie e
St. Catharines, Canada160 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We chose this company as it was near our hotel in C.K. All the staff we dealt with were young, well informed, enthusiastic, and had excellent English skills. We were driven about 25 minutes outside of the town and 'launched' into the river at a camping area. The trip was a half-day but it only took us about three hours to get back to town. Five fun rapids! We did get wet in our kayak, but happily didn't tip!
Written June 17, 2019
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Uppsala, Sweden57 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Try rafting down the river Vltava! It's fun and gives you a chance to see the old town from different angles.
Written October 2, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA476 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We popped in to rent a kayak without a reservation (gasp!), no problem, they have plenty available. They are located right on the edge of town by the river, so put-in couldn't be easier. We did the longer, 3 hour trip and actually thought the scenery, while lovely, got a little repetitive. No guides necessary, the take out point is after the second "rapid" and impossible to miss, even for us. We declined life vests as we thought it difficult to drown in a foot of water. We arrived at the take out earlier than expected and a call to the office brought the driver to us in no time. The price for the rental was incredibly reasonable.
Written September 23, 2018
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Oregon175 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We used Vltava Sport Services to canoe the Vltava River. I agree with another reviewer that if you have the time, the longer trip (3 hours vs 45 min) is the way to go. The first 45 minutes has a lot of canoes, kayaks, and rafts and one is basically floating through the town. But we only saw a few other craft on the longer trip which goes through peaceful countryside. There are a few riffles on the river, so be sure to wear the provided life jackets. When we reached our destination, even though we were .5 hour early, the van was waiting for us to return us to the office. It was a fun and relaxing few hours!
Written September 15, 2018
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Toronto, Canada228 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
If are looking for white water rafting - forget it.

This is a slow paced floating down the Vltava River with the occasional water current.
There are a few drop offs but not the Grand Canyon

You start off in town near the bridge and then go down first gate then you float 16km downstream (paddling required) Wear flip flop and bathing suit as you may have to go out to push if you get stuck on the rocks as it's pretty shallow in some part. Some people do jump into the refreshing water.

It cost 400 Kr per person if you have 4 and you get a barrel to put dry you valuables in if you flip over. There are numerous stop off points with playgrounds and eating and drinking stands. We stopped off one and then met up with locals and then drank beer and shots with them. Good experience with locals. The prices for food and drinks are local prices and you see very few tourist doing this compared to the packed streets of the old town. We also challenged many other raft to race for fun.

After the last rapid you bring your raft and await for pick up back to town. You may have to call them or just simply tell them an approx time.

Overall it was nice outing away from the frenzy of the town. Felt like floating down a rainforest.
Written August 21, 2018
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Port Moody, Canada241 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We rented a raft from the office right in Cesky Krumlov. The route is very easy, and even a novice could do this. The river winds through Cesky Krumlov, and out into the countryside. There are places to pull off along the way, and when you get to the end Point, you pull in and the company picks you up. They provide a storage bin for keeping items water proof. The equipment is in good condition. It was a beautiful float down the river!
Written August 5, 2018
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Mount Vernon, OH47 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I chose Czech Bike Tours after a good bit of research for a supported bike tour of the Czech Republic. I could not be happy with my experience.

There are many options when it comes to supported bicycle touring. Most of the large international touring organizations offer tours of this country. I opted to go with this smaller Czech owned touring company. In 2017 I used a similar Hungarian owned touring company while touring Hungary. I had hoped for a similar experience to my Hungarian tour and was rewarded with a superior experience in the Czech Republic.

Czech Bike Tours is very customer focused on giving the cyclist the best tour of their country. Our guide, Courtney, is an Australian who has lived in the Czech Republic with his Czech wife for many years. He knew the country and traditions well. He quickly learned our abilities and desires. He was able to tailor the tour to our abilities. I especially appreciated Courtney's ability to challenge us just enough to make the ride memorable and somewhat challenging. The rest of the Czech Bike Tours staff were similarly customer focused on delivering the best experience in the Czech Republic.

I highly recommend this company and their Prague Vienna Odyssey tour through Bohemia. The sights were varied and amazing. The hotels were top notch. Tour picnics on the ride were extremely delicious.

When in the Czech Republic, cycle with the people who live in and know the country well.
Written June 22, 2018
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Bangkok, Thailand1,068 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
Let's give a try?!?! Rafting and canoeing down at the Vltava can be a fun & thrill activity for everyone visiting Cesky Krumlov and experience the wonderful Czech past time.The raft was for 4 to 6 people, canoes usually only hold 2 people. The river is peaceful, so we can move downstream with little excite or no effort at all. Remember sunscreen and hats to avoid sunburn
Written July 14, 2017
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Karen H
Farmington Hills MI113 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Our group had 3 adults, all experienced rafters and kayakers. We rented a raft (raft was advertised to be for 3-6 people) and did the half-day trip from Zátoň to Č. Krumlov. The weather was perfect for rafting and we had a really great time. It took us 6 hours and we made 2 stops, each about 40 minutes. This trip was advertised to take 2 to 4 hours. We weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter to us that it took longer. With the current water levels, it would take an olympic paddler in a kayak to get this route done in 2 hours! For the first hour we let the current take us, just paddling now and then to keep the raft on course. There were several spots that were almost lake-like (no current at all) and we had to really paddle to keep moving. Most of the time the water was very shallow (less than 2-3 feet deep. We ran aground several times in the raft and someone had to get out of the raft 2 or 3 times to get us unstuck. Water sandals or sneakers were definitely helpful as the rocks in the river were a bit sharp on bare feet. If you don't want to paddle as much, consider getting a canoe or kayaks because they were definitely moving faster down the river.

This route on the river was forested about 1/2 the time. We passed several campgrounds, lots of small houses, and one large industrial complex. It was possible to stop at the campgrounds for a break and they had stands that sold beer and food. We also passed 3 concession rafts that were anchored in the middle of the river. We didn't stop but they appeared to be selling soda, lemonade, and mixed drinks (no beer that we saw). Many boaters were doing a "pub crawl" down the river but it was all in good fun. There were also lots of families and large groups that were making a day-long trip, just meandering and having fun.

The rafting company provided a large plastic waterproof barrel with a 12 to 14" top that screwed on. We had two small string sacks with dry clothes and we put those in the barrel. We are experienced rafters and kayakers and were never in danger of tipping over but we did get wet from splashing at the bottom of the wier just as we entered CK. That wier was definitely faster than the others. On our trip there were 5 wiers (first three were on the rigtht, and then two on the left, and the fastest one was the first one on the left. It was well-marked with little signs on a wire stretched across the river. The wiers were fun and we never felt in danger of tipping or loosing control of our raft. If you have ever been on one of the water rides at Cedar Point or Disney World, the wiers were like one of the mildest drops on those rides. You get going a bit fast, and there is a splash at the end but most of the water doesn't come in the raft (expect for that one wier which did get our clothes a bit wet but it didn't get any water on my sun glasses). I expect that wiers would provide a different experience when the water level is higher.

This review is a bit long, but I hope it is helpful for someone considering this activity. :)
Written July 6, 2017
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Yulia I
Bethesda, MD6 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This was our so called biking trip from Prague to Vienna, though we did not start in Prague and did not end in Vienna. We totally enjoyed the trip. Pet's assistance with the trip was very helpful. He promptly responded to emails at the preparation phase, and then provided us with good bikes, GPSs, maps. He is very knowledgeable about the route. Though our itinerary was not the easiest, the trip was fun! Here it is: Czesky Krumlov – Trebon - Jindřichův Hradec - --Telc - Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo - Mikulov (with an extra day in Mikulov) - Mistelbach. The ride from Vranov nad Dyji to Znojmo was particularly difficult. I know there are easier routes, but I don't know if they are as beautiful and historically/culturally interesting as this one. Besides riding through beautiful landscape and interesting villages, drinking excellent bear and eating good food, we visited a number of castles/palaces and had time for tours. I highly recommend Petr if you are thinking about a similar ride.
Written July 5, 2017
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