Dear visitors and friends of the Soča River, welcome,

We would like to help each and every one of you realize your enthusiasm for the Soča River and its affluents. There is more than enough space and opportunities for everyone.

When the water level is above 40 m³/s, measured at the measuring station Log Čezsoški – Soča, we do not recommend sailing downstream.

Rules for Navigating the River:

Our goal is to ensure everyone can use the river safely and enjoyably. We can only attain this by diligently following the rules written in the Ordinance Determining the Navigating Regime on the Soča and Koritnica Rivers.

  • Navigation on the Soča and Koritnica rivers is allowed during the following hours:
    Sector 1: Bovec: from 9:00 to 18:00 (with the exception of the entry and exit point Srpenica 1, where navigation is allowed until 20:00)
    Sector 2: Kobarid: from 10:00 to 18:00
    Sector 3: Tolmin: 15.3 – 31.5 and 16.9 – 31.10 from 10:00 to 17:00, 1.6 – 15.9 from 09:00 to 18:00

  • All activities conducted either in, on or by the Soča River are undertaken at your own risk.

  • Navigating under the influence of psychotropic substances and in a psychophysical condition that prevents safe navigation is strictly forbidden.

  • Access to the river is allowed only at specifically marked entry and exit points.

  • In order to use the entry and exit points, the user must have a valid permit.

  • Camping outside the dedicated campsites is not allowed.

  • Legal bases:

Useful Tips:

The Soča is a cold Alpine river with a steep gradient and a significant level of difficulty in some places. It can prove perilous for inexperienced visitors, which is why we recommend the following:

  • Please check that you are acquainted with the dangerous sections and areas where navigation is strictly forbidden. Please consider whether you know the river and its characteristics well enough and do not underestimate them.

  • Make sure you are acquainted with all the urgent information necessary for safely navigating the river.

  • Please consider whether you are sufficiently qualified to navigate the Soča River and do not overestimate your capabilities. We recommend you hire qualified and experienced local guides.

  • Make sure you carefully check the safety and adequacy of your craft. Only venture onto the river with all the necessary equipment.

  • Think about your safety and the safety of others.

We recommend you use the following protective equipment:

  • Helmet

  • Swimming vest

  • Neoprene suit

  • Neoprene shoes

  • Anorak

  • Rescue rope (at least 15 m)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Knife

Enjoy your stay in our parts.

Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin Municipalities

You can buy permits at all tourist information centres. Also available from all larger tourist service providers.

Entry/exit points by sectors

Sector 1: Bovec Sector 2: Kobarid Sector 3: Tolmin
› Velika korita
› Bunkerji
› Kršovec
› Zmuklica
› Sotočje Vodenca
› Kluže
› Čezsoča
› Boka
› Srpenica 1
› Srpenica 2
› Trnovo 1
› Trnovo 2
› Otona
› Napoleonov most
› Kamno
› Volarje
› Gabrje
› Volčanski most

Prices and types of permits according to the currently valid regulations in the 2024 boating season

Sector 1: Bovec Sector 2: Kobarid Sector 3: Tolmin
* One-time non-name permit:10 € * One-time non-name permit:5 €
Daily kayak:3 € ** Daily name permit:10 € ** Daily name permit:5 €
Weekly kayak:16 € Weekly name permit:50 € Weekly name permit:25 €
Seasonal kayak:30 € Seasonal name permit:250 € Seasonal name permit:125 €
Daily raft:50 €
Seasonal raft:500 €