We have collected many information from different sources on marina, ports and anchorages along Croatian coast and on islands in order to help you get prepared for your nautical holidays.

All information about marinas, ports and anchorages have been divided in 3 main regions and their subdivisions, same as we did with destinations in Croatian Adriatic as follows:

  • North Adriatic
  • Central Adriatic
  • South Adriatic

In this section we will try to give you all necessary informations, together with plans and some photos about marinas, ports and anchorages in North Adriatic.

Istrai and Kvarner with island with detailed locations of marina, ports and anchorages

Sources we have used are the ones published by HHI (Croatian Hydrographic Institute) using their plans and some charts and their Pilot. Also included in our overview are information shared by different marinas, mainly ACI chain of 22 marinas and other private marinas. In this list are included information published by Port Authorities of different counties about ports and anchorages in their areas of jurisdiction. Beside that, we were free to use a help with english nautical terms and detailed information published in Adriatic Pilot of Trevor and Dinah Thomson, as a great authority on whole Adriatic area. Our intention was to sum all of these information in one place.

Beside having a right information about marinas, nice and safe anchorages and harbours, each sailor should take care about the weather forecast. Even today, everybody uses different applications or internet sources through their smart phones, it is good to know that Coast radio stations also broadcast weather information and navigational warning.

The Coast radio Stations broadcast the weather forecast and navigational warnings 3 times per day in Croatian and English.
Radio Rijeka covers the area of North Adriatic and broadcast them on VHF Ch 04, 81, 20, 24 at 05:45, 12:45 and 19:45 UTC.
Please note that VHF transmits and receives these messages on Rab through Ch 04 and 16, on Savudrija Ch 16 and 81, on Susak Ch 16 and 20 and Učka Ch 16 and 24.

Rijeka Harbour Master Office also broadcast continuous weather forecast in Croatian, English, German and Italian on Ch 69 for the area of North Adriatic.

In any case these pages are strictly informational and not intended for navigation use. Please note that we highly recommend you to use regular nautical charts and pilots for your bareboat yacht charter in Croatia.

We will of course continue to help you customise your itinerary according to your preferences and charter duration so you can always rely on our personal assistance before and during your stay in Croatia.

Always keep in mind emphasised questions before starting to make your charter route plan :

  • How many guests will be travelling with you i.e. you are small group renting one boat, or you are larger group planning to rent several boats and sail in group (flotilla)?
  • Do you plan a bareboat charter or you want to have crewed or skippered charter? If you are planning to do bareboat charter, please visit our section about it with the list of recognised International certificates necessary to rent bareboat in Croatia!
  • Have you already booked your flights? Are you ready to travel more to get to the area meeting your needs, or you want to explore the region of your incoming destination?
  • How long do you want to stay in Croatia and are you combining land stay with sailing or you only want to stay on board and travel by boat?
  • Does your group consist of families with children, or young people seeking for adrenaline and parties, or you are all couples or singles and you are interested in more quiet areas, or you want to visit as many as possible cultural or historical sites and museums, or your group is mixture of all mentioned elements? Think about it before you start to plan your holiday!

The choice of the sailing area and sailing route depends completely on your wishes and preferences but keep in mind  current weather condition for the dates in questions. Check weather forecast twice per day, so you can plan alternative shelter. Always keep in mind the safety of your crew and comfort of your sailing trip.  We bring you here just highlights for each area in Croatian North Adriatic with many useful information so that you can make your plan easier and have different solution for back up plan. We are hoping you will enjoy all the way!

Istria - incoming destination Pula

An area with many modern marinas that are constantly improve their services and facilities which they offer to nautical guests.

List of ports, marinas and anchorages starting from Slovenian border to Kvarner border with detailed description, contacts and all other useful information for nautical tourists.

     1. Istria west coast

Istria west coast - map
Graphic representation of the area of Istria west coast – by HH

 

Very popular and nice area for people who like to explore charming old cities with excellent marinas and high class amenities. If you chose comfort and wish to indulge yourself with fine dining and high quality wine tasting with short visits to different ports, this area is made for you.

  • Marina Umag, ACI marina Umag
    Šetalište Vladimira Gortana 7
    52470 UmagVHF Channel: 17
    Tel: +385 (0)52 741 066
    GSM: +385 (0)98 398 833
    Fax: +385 (0)52 741 166
    E-mail: [email protected]

About marina and Umag: Umag, a town and a port on the northwest coast of Istria, is the first nautical entry into Croatia from central Europe, only 40 kilometres from Trieste and 50 nautical miles from Venice. The town dates back to ancient times and is situated in the attractive bay whose most beautiful ornament it the prestigious ACI marina Umag. The marina has 475 berths (moorings) and  40 dry berths available, can receive yachts up to 40 m long, and has, for the past 14 years, proudly flown the Blue flag, a guarantee of clean sea and superior equipment.

Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office, ATM
  • restaurant, nautical equipment and clothing store, launderette,
  • grocery store, beauty salon, laundrette
  • maintenance and repair shop, 100 t travel lift
  • toilet and shower facilities with  separate disabled provision
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station

Special offers 2020: In 2020 no reservation fee shall be charged for the reservation of a daily berth through ACI App and ACI Online Booking in all ACI marinas.

Approach: When entering, special attention should be paid to Paklena Shoal, half a mile on the northeastern side of the entrance to the harbor. Paklena Shoal is marked by a lighthouse (Fl (2) WR 8s 10m 8/6 M), which can be used as a way point (45°26,5’ N 13°30,3’ E). The harbor is open to the northwest and one must enter it between a red lighted (Fl R 3s 2M) and green unlighted buoy. To the north, next to the red buoy there is a mark on a rock (black – yellow), which must be rounded from the south. When approaching, it is recommended to keep to a course of 60°. The light positioned on the breakwater (Fl (3) R 3s 8m 4M) is visible after passing the described buoys. The sea depth in the marked channel is 4 m.

Note: Official navigational charts recommended (Official Navigational Charts – publisher HHI Split): 100-15, MK-1 and Plan 1.

Location:
45° 26′ 15.0” N, 13° 31′ 1.92” E

  • Marina Parentium – marina in the green laguna

Ul. Zelena laguna 5, 52440 Poreč, Istria, Croatia
T: +385 52 452210
F: +385 52 452212
E: [email protected]

About marina: Marina Parentium is located in the Zelena Laguna holiday resort, in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Parentium, 6 km from the town of Poreč. The marina consists of 184 berths for boats from 3 to 20 m with a maximal draught of 5 m. There are no dry docks available.

Amenities:

  • All berths are provided with electricity and water on the pontoon
  • repair shop providing the services of mechanics, an electronics engineer, an electrician, a plastics expert, a joiner and other necessary personnel
  • 10-ton crane
  • reception desk at the marina
  • restaurant
  • grocery store
  • large toilet facilities with hot water
  • in the immediate vicinity there are numerous other facilities: hotels, a post office, sport centres, entertainment, a travel agency, a doctor’s office and a charter

Approach: Be careful when approaching Marina Parentium as there are numerous rocky islets and shoals nearby. Particularly, be cautious of Zontuja islet which has dangerous shoals extending several hundred metres to the north. The safest approach is from NW, between Zontuja and Regata islets, passing Zontuja at least 500 m to starboard.

Location:
45° 12′ 14.4″ N; 13° 35′ 21.8″ E

  • Novigrad, Marina Nautica
    Address: Sv. Antona 15
    52466 Novigrad
    Tel: + 385 52 600 480
    E-mail: [email protected]

About: Marina Nautica is located on the Eastern side of the Bay of Novigrad. It is a recreational port that welcomes its guests to a natural environment with a wealthy heritage. This marina owns a white, distinguished bell tower that can be seen from offshore .It has been recently built, exceptionally equipped, recognized by a unique pier arrangement. It is also known as Marina Nautica, with a maximum depth of 4m and has 225 sea berths able to accomodate yachts from 10 to 40 m in length with also 50 dry berths for boats 10 to 25 m in length.

Amenities:

    • reception office
    • water and electricity hook-ups at the root of the pontoon pier
    • slipway for small craft
    • crane (10 t)
    • small repairs in marina
    • laundry
    • WIFI
    • grocery store
    • bar
    • restaurant
    • fuel station

The harbour is protected from all winds except W and NW which cause a surge in the harbour. As soon the first signs of N and NW winds are noticed yachts should transfer to Novigrad marina. Yachts drawing up to 3.5m may moor along the breakwater, near the head, and on the NE side of the pier (four-point moor). The pier is also used by coastal and excursion boats, and in summer for customs.

Location:
45⁰19,0’N ; 13⁰13,0’E

Plan of marina Nautika in Novigrad

*Marina Funtana
Ribarska 11
52452 Funtana
Tel. +385 52 428 500
Fax. +385 52 428 501
E-mail: [email protected]

About marina: Marina Funtana is part of Montraker Group that manage 3 marinas in the area of Vrsar city. Funtana itself is a small tourist and fishing village between Poreč and Vrsar.  This part of the peninsula is lush and green and the indented coastline is favoured by sailors for its clean sea and not so busy anchorages. Marina is open throughout the year. It has 180 berths in water and 40 dry berths. All the berths have double moorings, water and electricity supply. The maximum depth at berths is 4,3 m and the minimum 2,5 m.

Amenities:

  • reception desk
  • air conditioned sanitary facilities and showers
  • video surveillance
  • caffe-bistro
  • parking
  • laundry
  • technical service with crane
  • grocery store
  • WLAN Internet connection
  • In the town there are restaurants, supermarkets, shops, out-patient clinics, post office, ATM, marine engine services, cafes, pizzerias, entertainment and sports centres and clubs.

Approach:
Sailing in: The orientation point is the Funtana settlement, with the belfry on a hill above the coast line and a green post (port light) at the head of the breakwater.

Warning: On the north side of the Funtana bay, there are shallow waters called Janjci, the northern edge of which is marked with a black post with two red belts and two black balls on top of it. On the southern entering promontory, between the islet of Veli Školj and the coast, there are the Funtana shallows, marked by a post of yellow-red colour with two black cones with tops turned upwards. In the bay, about 200 m west from the pier, there are rocks and reefs. The safest way to sail in is from the west side; watch for the Janjci shallows.
 Location:
45°11`N, 13°36`E
Nautical charts:
HHI: 100-15,MK-2,Plan 2
British Admiralty: BA 201,BA 1471
Germany: D 1077, D 601
Port Light: ZBl (2) 5s 6m, 4M (0,5 +1; 0,5 + 3)

 
*Marina Vrsar
Obala Maršala Tita 1a,
52450 Vrsar
Tel: +385 52 441052
e-mail: vrsar@montraker.hr

 
About: Marina Vrsar is built on the site of the already existing natural port, which without disrupting the natural harmony offered the capacity for yacht moors. It is naturally protected by the island of St. Juraj with a Romanic church of the same name. The building of the marina started in 1999. It has 200 berths in the sea and 40 dry berths. Regarding the fact that the depth of the sailing trails and the moors amounts 4 to 14 meters, it is possible for the port to accept yachts up to 50 meters long. The depth of the sea at the gas station is 4 meters.

Amenities:

  • Marina reception
  • Video surrveillance
  • Air conditioned sanitary facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Caffe bar
  • 30 t crane
  • Nautical shop
  • WiFI
  • Charter agency

Approach: 
The approach to Vrsar is complicated by a number of shoals and islands, but with the aid of relevant chart should not be a problem. Approaching from South beware of shallows lying off the entrance of the Limski kanal, particularly Pličina Lim and Pličina Kuvrsada. Both are marked by unlit buoys. Farther north small island Lunga has a rock and shoal off its West coast, maked by an unlit western cardinal beacon. Steer midway between this beacon and the light structure on Pličina (shoal) Mramori, and head for I. Galiner.
Approaching from North keep well offshore to avoid the extensive shallows and trocks that lie off this part of the coast, šarticularly between Poreč and Vrsar. The outermost danger in this area is Pličina Velika, and is marked by unlit buoy on its North side. From Pličina Velika steer  for Otočić Galiner.

Location:
45°09`N, 13°36`1 E
Charts: BA 201, HHI MK2, Imray M24

*ACI marina Rovinj
Šetalište Vijeća Europe 1
52210 Rovinj
VHF Channel: 17
Tel: +385 (0)52 813 133
GSM: +385 (0)98 398 836
Fax: +385 (0)52 842 366
E-mail: [email protected]

About marina:  Construction work on the most modern and one of the most beautiful marina in the Adriatic, whose highest standards in design and technological solutions match those of the world’s elite destinations, were over on Monday 25 March. The very same day the first yacht entered the ACI Marina Rovinj and moored on its annual berth, marking the beginning of the new marina’s operation. The marina is open both to boats on annual berths and to those visiting.

The new marina has a total of 196 moorings or berths for boats of the average length of 17 meters. It brings together all the technical and support services and it is the most modern nautical one-stop-shop destination.

Amenities

  • Marina reception
  • Waste collection
  • Laundry
  • Fuel station
  • Video surveillance
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Crane
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • ATM
  • Service station for ships

Approach:
From the sea one can recognise Rovinj by the bell tower of the church of St. Euphemia standing on the hill in the middle of the peninsula, as well as the St. Katarina Island beneath the very town. Cape St. Euphemia is a marked by a lighthouse (Fl 4s 19m 7M) which can be used as a way point (45°05,0’ N 13°38,0’E). ACI marina Rovinj can be approached between St. Katarina Island and the town harbor breakwater. At the head of the breakwater is a lighthouse (Fl R 3s 7m 3M). Between the lighthouse and St. Katarina Island there is a shoal marked by a yellow-black conical buoy that has to be rounded from north. If we approach the marina from the south, we should hold to the marina breakwater which on its end is marked by a green lighthouse (Fl G 5s 7m 5M).

Note: Official navigational charts recommended (Official Navigational Charts – publisher HHI Split): 100-15, 100-16, MK-2, MK-3 and Plan 11.

Location:
45°04` ,8 N, 13°38`,1 E

*Limski kanal
The 6 M long Limski kanal or Limfjord is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been designated a protected area. Yachts are now allowed to enter it, and excursions are organised by various tourist agencies.

Location:
45°08` N, 13°37` E
Charts: BA 201, HHI MK 2, Imray M24

Lim harbour plan

*Marina Valalta,
Cesta za Valaltu-Lim 7
52210 Rovinj
Tel: +385 52 804800
e-mail: [email protected]

About: marina Valalta is a naturist marina situated on the south side of the entrance to Limski kanal. There is a 5kn speed limit. The Valalta Marina has plenty of room both in the sea and on dry land, and so it is ideal for owners of both smaller boats and larger yachts.  The water depth in the Marina ranges from 1.5 to 6m.
Besides secure mooring for their boats, the Marina offers its guests servicing facilities with raising and lowering of boats as well as sanitary facilities with warm and cold water. There are also water and electricity at docks and a slipway for boats.

Location:
45°7’23.01”N 13°37’43.43”E

 

*Fažana Port
Ulica Titova riva 16
52212 Fažana
VHF 09
Tel: +385 (0)52 383 160

About: Fažana port is divided into communal and operative part, also well known as starting point for visiting Brijuni national park. Port is mainly occupied by local boats, but short term dockage for boats up to 2,5m draft is possible at big pier. The pier has 95 m if length and 8,5 m of width. There are 57 places along the dock and 53 at anchorages.

Approach: East part of Fažana Channel is rocky and you have to avoid many shoals on 200-400m in front of the coast. In front of East coast of Veliki Brijun Island is shallow with many shoals. In southern part of channel are situated islands Sv. Jerolim and Kotež. Bura NE wind can blow very strong, but due to limited windward doesn’t cause big waves.  On the other hand strong NW winds  cause waves, specially in northern part of channel. In southern part of channel you can expect SE and SW winds which are causing higher waves which. Fog is developing during the winter months.

Constant current has NW direction, and it is under influence of winds and tides. During spring (direction to NW) current can have almost 1,5 kn speed, and during south wind sup to 2 kn speed. During neap time current change direction to SE.

Location:
45°55` N, 13°48` E

Fazana harbour plan

*Harbour of Veliki and anchorage at Mali Brijun,
Riva 2,
52100 Pula
tel: +385 (0) 52 525 861
mob: +385 98 490792
e-mail: [email protected]

About: The Brioni Islands, a group of islands, rock and shoals lying NW of the entrance to Pula harbour, are designated a national park and memorial. Access is restricted.
The harbour can accommodate yachts up to 45m. Harbour is well protected from all winds except NW. So mind the storms from NW which can be dangerous even in the harbour
It is prohibited to anchor in SE area of Veliki Brijun, from  the cape Peneda – cape Kumpar  to cape Kosir junctionin the 106° direction to the coast.
Bigger boats are allowed to anchor in leeward of island some 2,5M WNW from lighthouse on cape Peneda at some 40m depth.

Amenities:

  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Toilets and showers

Approach: Private yachts wishing to  visit the Brioni islands are only allowed to berth at the harbour on island Veli Brijun, and at the anchorages Port (Luka) Sv. Mikula and Bay (uvala) Sv. Nikole on the Island of Mali Brijun, where there are buoys for visitors. Yachts must pay at the harbour on Island Veli Brijun before proceeding to Port St. Mikula (luka Sv. Mikule). The berthing charges in the harbour are high. Please check the prices on official web site national park Brijuni nautica
Navigation is prohibited in an area of the West of the Brioni islands.
Mind the shoals (plicine) Gaz (3,6m) and Grunj (5,9m) west of the Brioni islands. Shoals Pusta, Pojer and Vrganj, and rocks and small islands WNW from island Mali Brijunare outside of navigational route.

Location:
44° 55′ 00”N, 13° 46′ 00”E

Plan of Veliki Brijun harbour

*ACI marina Pula
Riva 1
52100 Pula
VHF channel: 17
Tel: +385 52 219142
GSM: +385 98398837
e-mail: [email protected] 

About: The enormous natural harbour has been used since early Antiquity, and it served as the main naval harbour of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. In the very heart of this historic harbour, only metres away from the Arena, lies the 194- boat berth (moorings) ACI marina. Pula International Airport is only 5 km away.
For thousands of years Pula has been both a centre of Istria and a gateway to it, one of the ideal starting points for an exploration of natural, cultural and culinary riches of the peninsula that is often described as an untouched, pristine version of Tuscany.

Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office, ATM
  • nautical equipment store
  • charter agency,
  • toilet and shower facilities
  • car park
  • nearby fuel station (0.3 nm)
  • Wi-Fi internet access

Approach
The harbour is located in a natural bay between the peninsula and the breakwater, which provides excellent protection. The safe entrance to the harbour is between the breakwater head (an extension of Cape Kumpar) which is marked by a green lighthouse (Fl G 3s 9m 6M) and Cape Proština which has a red lighthouse (Fl R 3s 9m 5M). The exact position of the Kumpar lighthouse is 44°53.2’ N 13°47.7’ E. Then steer towards the southern cape of Andrija Islet, where there is a green lighthouse (Fl G 2s 7m 1M). The islet can be rounded from both the southern and northern sides, and the passage between it and Katarina Island is well marked for a night approach (sail between two pairs of red and green lighthouses). After the passage another lighthouse, on Uljanik Island (Fl G 5s 7m 3M), shows the way to ACI Marina Pula. On rounding that lighthouse the marina comes into view. Attention should be paid to several iron buoys anchored intermittently along the approach course to the marina. The speed limit in the harbour is 8 knots.

Note: It is recommended to use official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-16, 50-3 and MK-3. BA 201, 1426 (detailed), Imray M24
  
Location:
44° 53′ 0,3”N, 13° 47′ 0,8”E

*Bunarina harbour
Verudela 9
52100 Pula
Tel: +385 52 223001
GSM: +385 91 1373127
e-mail: [email protected]
VHF: Channel 09

About: Marina Bunarina is situated W of Marina Veruda just across the bay in naturally protected inlet in immediate vicinity of Pula city. It is a base for a few charter companies and the Uljanik Sailing Club with 30 visitor’s berths. Even it has berths for a yacht up to 15 m length, it is mostly occupied by smaller boats. It counts 500 berths in total, while only around 30 berths are available for nautical clients. Port Authority, has started reconstruction of old piers, and gave the first part of the project to company Marintetek which has  finished successful this first phase in  2016. By this project has been reconstructed pier A in the total length of 120 m with floating all concrete pontoons which are now able to secure safe docking to the boats up to 18m length

 
Amenities

  • wet berths
  • reception desk
  • mooring assistance
  • water & electricity
  • sanitary facilities
  • crane
  • parking
  • garbage dispostal
  • Bunarina buffet
  • diving club
  • sailing club
  • charter

 Approach and rules:
The recreational craft skipper is obligated to check in at the reception and to give the vessel’s documents upon arrival at the port, and to check out before departing from the port.
When entering and/or leaving the port, there is a 3 knot speed limit.
The mooring in the harbour must be performed in a safe manner, with proper ropes of the appropriate dimensions. If a vessel is not properly moored, it will be done by an employee of the Port Bunarina.

Location:
44° 50′ 20”N, 13° 50′ 20”E

Plan of Veruda harbour

*Marina Veruda
Cesta prekomorskih brigada 12
52100 Pula
Tel: +385 52 224034
GSM: +385
e-mail:recepcija@marina-veruda.hr

VHF: Channel 17

 About: Marina Veruda is ideally located in Veruda bay, fully sheltered from both winds and waves and, as such  provides safety to yachters, because there is almost no threat either from the sea, the land or the air that could endanger the vessels moored at its piers…….
The extensive Veruda bay, located south of the city of Pula, has always been an idyllic fishing port. Surrounded by lush and pristine Mediterranean vegetation, this area was ideal for the ever more demanding requirements associated with tourism; therefore, we chose precisely this spot to build our marina: a gate opening to the whole Adriatic. Marina Veruda lives intensively, and not only in the summer months, but all year round. The marina stretches along 1500m and its location offers a safe shelter from all winds. All 18 piers are equipped with electricity (220 and 380 V) and water supply. The marina has a capacity of 630 berths for vessels up to 40m (mega-yachts also possible) with draught up to 4m and dry dock for 250 yachts.

Amenities:

  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Skipper bar
  • Laundry
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Grocery shop
  • Nautical shop
  • Pool
  • Children playground
  • Parking
  • Electricity and water supply
  • Pool
  • Video surveillance
  • Fuel station
  • Crane 30T
  • Diving club
  • Charter companies

Approach: The inlet of Veruda lies just under four miles SE of the entrance to the bay of Pula and is entered to the W of the small island of Otok Veruda. A large hotel is conspicuous on the western side of the entrance. Keep to the centre of the channel, where depths are 12 – 15 metres. The marina lies on the E side of the inlet on a series of piers extending out from the shore. Shelter in the marina is excellent. It is also possible to anchor as an alternative in the inlet of Uvala Kanalic E of the Veruda inlet. Uvala Kanalic is entered via the channel N of Otok Veruda, where depths are around 5.0 – 6.0 metres. Once in the inlet, anchor in 10.0 – 12.0 metres. The holding is good in mud. Shelter is excellent.  Berthing assistance available. Yachts berth bows or stern-to on either side of the 18 piers. There are laid moorings at all berths.

Location:
44° 50,35’N, 13° 50,58’E

Plan of marina Veruda

      2. Istria east coast and west coast of island Cres

Graphical map of the area – source HHI

East coast of Istria and west coast of Cres island
graphical representation of the east coast of Istria and west coast of island Cres – by HHI

In a contrary to the west coast, this part of Istria and west coast of island Cres, islands Susak and Unije are full of secluded, quiet and not so crowded ports with exception of few marinas. Nature lovers and people who are seeking for peaceful coves and bays will find here everything they have dreamed of.

*ACI Marina Pomer
Pomer 26A
52100 Pomer
Tel: +385 52 573 462
GSM: +385 98 398 832
e-mail:  [email protected]
VHF: Channel 17

About: On the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, located in the deepest part of Medulin Bay, lies ACI Marina Pomer. In the 2016 a comprehensive capital undertaking has been completed: the old buildings of the summer marina have been removed and a completely new land part has been built.Today, ACI Pomer is a beautiful and modern marina of a Mediterranean look with a new reception and exchange office, ATM, new toilet facilities and separate section with accessible toilet facility, a laundry, a grocery store that operates during the boating season, a charter agency, technical service, crane for boats up to 10 tons, premises for the crew, automated and guarded driveways, car parking, new electrical cabinets on dry berthing, a pumping station for pumping waste water from the vessels, with the latest WLAN internet access. The new restaurant has a lovely terrace, and next to it a swimming pool with a pool bar. The marina has also received a special storeroom in which boaters can store their equipment such as bicycles, scooters, surfboards, outboard motors … The novelty are also the “green islands” in the marina that are used for selective waste collection. The marina is equipped with electric power connections of 16 to 63 A. Along the whole marina and next to the sea a beautiful walkway has been built, with modernly designed benches, lighting and decorative Mediterranean greenery. There is a place in the marina even for the youngest boaters– a fenced playground.
Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office, ATM
  • restaurant, grocery store,  charter agency
  • toilet and shower facilities with  separate disabled provision, laundrette
  • repair and maintenance shop, 30 t crane
  • car park
  • 63A power sockets for larger vessels
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station in Pješčana Uvala (11nm) ,  Pula (18 nm)

Approach: The marina is in the northwestern part of Medulin Bay, which opens up between Cape Kamenjak and Cape Marlera. Due to numerous reefs and shoals it is recommended to approach through the main channel, sailing east of the islet of Fenera (exact position 44°46.2’ N 13°57.2’ E), and then passing between the islands of Ceja and Bodulaš. As the sea is much shallower around Bodulaš Island, it is safer to sail closer to Ceja Island. When approaching at night, the course between the islands of Ceja and Bodulaš is marked by the lighthouse on Cape Munat (Fl W R 2s 9m 7/4M). Once deep inside the bay, steer toward the middle of the passage between Cape Munat and Cape Kašteja, and then toward the island of Pomerski Školjić, which should be rounded from the east. ACI Marina Pomer is sighted next. In daylight it is recognisable by a distinctive white crane.

 

Note: It is recommended to use official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-16, 50-3, MK-3 and MK-4. BA 202,201, Imray M24
Location: 44° 49’4”N, 13° 54’4”E
Plan of ACI marina Pomer

* Marina Puntica
52203 Medulin
Tel: +385 52 576162
e-mail: [email protected]pu.t-com.hr

About: Marina has 84 berths in 3 pontoons, depth: 1 – 2 m (2-3.5 m at the end of the piers). Water, electricity, toilets, showers, WiFi, fuel (gasoline). It is a 3-minute walk from the centre of town of Medulin which is somewhat more alive than the settlement near the Marina Pomer.

All-round shelter is available in the bay of Medulin. Although marina is locate din a sheltered position the boara and sccirocco can still blow strongly and raise significant waves within the bay.

 
Amenities:

  • water
  • electricity
  • repair facilities for engines
  • crane up to 20 T
  • 30-T travel lift
  • Fuel station near by
  • Supermarket and several shops in the village

 

Approach: Medulinski bay (zaljev) is entered between Cape (Rt) Marlera to the NE and Cape Kamenjak to the SW. There is a radiobeacon on the peninsula, 1-4M NNW of cape Kamenjak
*Medulin Moorings

About: Medulin itself and the campsite-infested shores on either side can be very busy with tourists during the summer months, but it is usually possible to find a quiet spot to anchor somewhere around the inner part of the inlet. Once inside the bay, depths are suitable for anchoring almost everywhere between Marina Pomer and Medulin town itself.

Approach: Turn to starboard up the long side inlet which leads to the settlement of Medulin itself, where a shallow draft yacht can anchor off the town in depths of around 3.0 metres, clear of the numerous moorings.

Note: British Admiralty Charts BA201, BA204, Croatian HHI MK-2 100-15, 100-16, Imray NC M24
Location:
44°49.020’N, 013°55.800’E

 

*Luka Kuje

About: Luka Kuje, a shallow bay1-3M NW of Cape (Rt) Marlera light, is exposed to the bora, but on the other hand offer good shelter from all other direction. The inner part of the bay is crowded with small craft moorings, usually occupied with local boats. The best anchorage lies in the SE part of the bay. The bottom is sandy and the holding good, but takes line ashore if necessary.

Facilities: There are no facilities at Luka Kuje itself, but groceries and water are available from the village of Ližnjan, just over a mile away.

Approach: when approaching beware of a low above water rock, near the outer end of shoal, SE from the bay entrance some 600m from the coast. It is Hrid Sika and is marked by a R light beacon (Fl(2)R5s8m4M). At night Hrid Sika and the shoal lie within obscure sector of the light on Cape (Rt) Marlera.

Location:
44°49’3” N 13°59’E
Note:  Charts BA2719,202, HHI MK 4, Imray M24

*Luka Budava
About: Luka Budava lies approximately 4M SW of the entrance to Bay of Raša. Much of Luka Budava is given over to shellfish farming and fish farming. It is still possible to anchor towards the top of inlet, beyond the fish farming activity, or close to the entrance of the inlet on the West side of Luka Budava. Unfortunately Luka Budava lies under the flight path to Pula Airport which reduce the silence of a lone anchorage.

 
Approach: When approaching from NE or E beware of the low rocks off Cape (Rt) Seka which are marked by a light beacon. To reach the anchorage pass beyond the mussel beds. Towards the head of the bay there is a house with a pier. There may be a room to tie up bow or stern-to the pier, otherwise anchor in 3-4 m, avoiding the moorings. The bottom is mud with good holding.

Location:
44°53′,4 N 14°00’E
Note:  Charts BA2719,202, HHI MK 4

 

*Luka Vinjole
 
About: Luka Vinjole is wooded  bay lying approximately 2M SW of the entrance to Bay (zaljev) Raša, and 1-4M NE of the light on Hrid (rock above water)Seka. Anchor in suitable depth (4-10 m) in West arm of inlet and if required take a line ashore. Shelter in the bay is good from all but SE and S winds, although the Bora is also strong here.
 
Approach: The Inlet divides itself into two arms. A holiday resort, Duga Uvala, has been developed on the hillsides around the North arm. This part of the bay should not be entered due to many swimmers. There is a dangerous rock which only has depths of 0-3 m over it lying in the centre of the bay. The rock is marked by an unlit isolated danger beacon, BRB.

Location:
44°55′,1 N 14°01′,9E

Note:  Charts BA2719,202, HHI MK 4, Imray M24

 

*Luka Krnica
About: Luka Krnica lies immediately to the West of entrance to Zaljev Raša. It provides pleasant overnight anchorage, avoiding a long trek up Zaljev Raša. Shelter in the inlet is good from all but SE winds. Anchor at the head of inlet on 6-9m avoiding the moorings, as indicated in the plan. The bottom is hard mud and the holding is good. The quay is reserved for fishing boats. Off the quay and to the NE o fit are number of moorings but it is a shallow area with depths less then a metre extending to the opposite shore SE of the quay.

Facilitities:

  • Cafe/bar
  • Hotel
  • Diving centre
  • Campsite (it is possible to obtain water from it)

Approach: There are no dangers in the approach to Luka Krnica, but there are no navigational lights within.

Location:
44°57′ N 14°02′,3 E

Note:  Charts BA 1426(plan), BA2719,202, HHI MK 4, Imray M24

Plan of harbour Krnica in Istria

  • Zaljev Raša

*Uvala Tunarica – anchorage
About: lies on the East side of Zaljev Raša, 2-8 M from the entrance. The bay is popular with local boats, with yachts on moorings and most of shoreline occupied stern to moorings. It is unlikely that you will be able to find space at the quay (2-4m depth). It is possible to anchore in the middle, but it is very deep at 25m. Alternatively anchor in the North part of inlet in 5m, but space may be limited.
All-round shelter with less effect even with strong Bora.

 
Facilities:

  • Campsite with shop and restaurant

Location:
44°58,3323 N 14°05,8820 E

Note:  Charts BA2719,202, HHI MK 4, Imray M24
Anchorage in the bay of Tunarica

*Traget(Trget)

About: lies on the East of Zaljev Rasa, approximately 1M from the head of Inlet. Anchor and take line ashore among the local fishing boats on the NE coast of the inlet near the hamlet. Alternatively it may be possible to moor alongside the end of the long pier near the restaurant. Note that there can be a tidal range of 1-5m. If you wish to clear customs call Harbourmaster’s and customs’ officer here. Raša is year-round port of entry, but have prepared local currency while it is hard to exchange foreign currency.

 
Facilities:

  • Cafe bar
  • Restaurant
  • Small shop

Location:
45°01,1743 N 14°03,4435 E
Note:  Charts BA2719,202, HHI MK 4, Imray M24

Plan of small port Trget on east coast of Istria

Island Cres

 *Porozina

Port Authority Cres

Ferry terminal  on the N end of island Cres

About: The only berthing possibility is to anchor and take a line ashore to the quay E of the ferry pier. There are number of small craft moored in this area. The bay is well protected from the bora and the scirocco but is exposed to winds form W and SW. The wash from passing ships are also noticable.

Facilities:

  • Water available from ferry office
  • Restaurant and caffe bar near the ferry quay
  • Bus service to mainland (including Rijeka) and to Cres and Mali lošinj

Approach: There are no dangers in the approach to Porozina. Note, however, that a traffic separation scheme is in operation in the Vela Vrata, the channel between Island Cres and the mainland. A Fl.R.3s light with a range of 3M, is shown from the ferry pier.

Location:

45°07,8′ N 14°17,4′ E

Note: charts of HHI 100-18;MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Aci marina Cres – Island Cres
Obala sv. Benedikta 3
51557 Cres
Tel: +385 51 571622
GSM: +385 98398839
e-mail: m.cres@aci-club.hr

 

About: The large ACI marina on the island of Cres is situated in the very centre of the largest and at the same time the most sparsely inhabited Adriatic island. For years Cres has been a favourite destination of untouched-nature lovers and environmental activists from around Europe and the world; they come here for the griffon vulture – the world’s third largest bird, now to be seen only on Cres and two neighbouring islands – and for the unusual natural phenomenon of freshwater Lake Vrana in the heart of the island. Not unexpectedly, ACI Marina Cres has been awarded the Blue Flag, a reliable indication of the perfect quality of its water and the environmental awareness of its management.

ACI marina Cres has been awarded the prize “Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia “ for the second place in 2009 and 2010 for the category of the best marina on the Adriatic. In 2011 it has been proclaimed the best marina in the category over 450 berths, while in 2013 it has been awarded the prize for the third place in the same category.

The 66 kilometres dividing the island’s northern and southern tips are lined with the reminders of its long and glorious history and offer countless possibilities for an active vacation as well as for learning about nature conservation. Here you will discover a veritable treasure trove of endemic and relic plants, the preservation of which requires precise organisation and dedication of experts from Croatia and abroad. The capacious marina has room even for mega yachts, making Cres extremely attractive for global jet-setters and successful business people. Its top-class dining, based on healthy locally-grown produce, puts it on every gastronaut’s map of places not to miss. Marina offers 460 berths, 70 dry berths, while mega yachts up to 50 m can be accommodated as well.

 

Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office and with a shopping point with rich selection of accessories from the exclusive ACI collection, cashpoint
  • restaurant,café  bar, grocery store,  launderette, bicycle and scooter hire
  • nautical equipment and beach accessories store with souvenir shop, bicycle, car and scooter hire
  • toilet and shower facilities with separate disabled provision
  • 10t crane, 80t travel lift, maintenance and repair shop, wastewater plant, 20m dismasting “needle”
  • accommodation consisting of 9 spacious apartments
  • fitness centre with sauna
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station
  • relax zone for boaters
  • solar smart bench
  • two Tesla Only electric charging stations with the power of up to 22kW
  • one Tesla Universal charging station with the power of up to 22kW

 

Approach: Cres harbour is approached through a 400m-wide channel. Landmarks on approach are provided by lighthouses on Cape Kovačine (Fl (2) R 6s 9m 8M) and Cape Križice (Fl G 3s 9m 4M). The exact position of the Cape Kovačine lighthouse is 44°57.6’ N 14°23.7’ E. On entering the channel between these two lighthouses the Cape Melin lighthouse (Fl R 3s 6m 3M ) is clearly visible. There is an underwater rock in its immediate vicinity and a distance of at least 50m from the cape should be maintained. The entrance to ACI Marina Cres is marked by harbour lights. There is a red light on the breakwater head (Fl (2) R 5s 7m 3M), and a green light on Martinski Islet (Fl (2) G 5s 7m 3M). From Cape Kovačine to the marina the speed limit is 5 knots; within the marina the speed limit is 2 knots.

Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-16, 100-18, 50-3, MK-6 and Plan 20.

Location:
44°56’56” N 14°24’52” E
Plan of ACI marina Cres on island Cres

*Martinšćica
Porth Authority of Cres
Tel: +385 51 572 114
e-mail: [email protected]
About: the small village of Martinšćica is situated on the west coast of island Cres and lies at the head of a wide bay, which is backed by high land and protected from all but S winds. The harbour is 7,6M north-northwest of Osor.

Tie up alongside, or bow/stern-to the W side of the pier, taking care not to obstruct excursion boats . There are depths of 3-4m alongside.

It is also possible to anchor to the E of the harbour, where the depth is about 5 m and the ground provides a good hold.

 

Facilities:

  • electricity and water supply (from a tap)
  • crane of 32kN and slipway for boats
  • Grocery shop
  • Post office
  • Restaurant in the village

 

Approach: approaching from S, Luka Martinšćica can be recognised by a large holiday complex on the E side of the bay, and a factory with orange-yellow storage tanks on the W of the holiday complex. The village and harbour lie farther W in the W part of the bay.

Approaching from N or seaward a campsite on the Rt Tiha and a radio mast (topped by a red ball) on the hill to the S of the campsite help locate Martinšćica.

From seaward, island Zeča is a guide to locating Martinšćica.

There are no dangers in the approach to Martinšćica.

 

Location:

44°49’6” N 14°20’57” E

Note: use charts of HHI; 100-18; MK 6, or BA 202, Imray M24

 

Plan of Martinscica bay on island Cres

*Osor

Port Authority Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020

e-mail: [email protected]

 About: The small, atmospheric town of Osor, surrounded by its Roman and Venetian town walls, is well worth visiting. Osor lies at the point where the islands of Cres and Lošinj are separated by a narrow canal, crossed by a low road bridge. The swing bridge opens twice a day, at 09:00h and 17:00 h (CET).

It is possible to anchor and take a line in Uvala Bijar, a small bay N of Osor. Depths in the bay are too deep and shelving for a yacht to lie an anchor alone. The N entrance point of this bay is marked by a light (Fl.R.3s). Uvala Bijar is sheltered from all wind directions.

It is also possible to tie up alongside the quay North of the entrance to the canal. There are depths in excess of 3 m here. The quay of N side of canal is exposed to winds from N and NW.

South of the canal it is possible to anchor at the edge of the channel. The berths to the South of the canal are exposed to winds and sea from SE.

Shallow -draught vessels can tie up bow/stern to the quay to the East of canal if space allows. An alternative berth is at the pontoon SE of the town, where water and electricity are available. The pontoon berths and mooring buoys are administrated by Zdenko Perčin of Blue Marlin d.o.o., who can be contacted at Konoba Adria, Osor 50, 51554 Osor Mob: +385 98 216 281; or +385 (0)51 237 151. Konoba Adria is close to the bridge.

Price 100-200 kn per mooring buoy, or 30 kn/m for pontoon berth.

Facilities:

  • Water and electricity at the pontoon
  • Public water tap at roadside
  • Grocery store, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Several restaurants
  • Campsite
  • Mechanic and small boatyard
  • Bus service to Cres, Mali Lošinj and Rijeka

Approach: Approach is not recommended  in a strong bora or sirocco, since they both create big seas and difficult conditions. From North entering the Osorski Zaljev (N of Osor), beware of the rocks near Rt osor. An unlit N cardinal beacon, off Rt Osor, marks a rock with just 1,8m over it. Do not approach this North headland too closely as a rocky spit extends from it. Four cables to the E, Hrid (rock) Školjić is a rocky islet with a reef on its E side. These dangers lie in obscured sector of the light in Bijar. Closer to Osor there is a shoal area with 2,4 m over it extending 1 cable off the W shore, just SE of Rt Bok. It is possible to tie up in the canal while waiting for the bridge to open, but currents can run swiftly here (up to 6kn). Safer option is to tie up alongside the quay with the light(Fl.R.1,5s).

Approaching from South Lošinjski Kanal, the channel between island Lošinj and South part of island Cres, narrows from Rt Seka northwards. The passage to Osor is marked by beacons on West (Lošinj) side of the channel. The minimum depth in channel is 2m.

The canal at Osor is 6m wide and 2,5m deep. Vessels coming form S have priority. Once in the canal it is not allowed for a vessel to berth or stop. Speed limit within canal is 5kn. Take care that you leave enough space between other vessels passing through canal.

 

Location:

44°38’17” N 14°31’43” E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 6 & 8, BA 202, Imray M24

Osor canal plan 

 

 

Island Mali Lošinj
*Mali Lošinj
About: Mali Lošinj is a pleasant and attractive town with excellent facilities. It is situated at the South end of a large natural harbour, which is considered one of the most sheltered havens in this part of the Adriatic. With a fetch of 3M, however, the visitors’ pontoons in the harbour can be uncomfortable in strong NW winds. Mali Lošinj has 2 marinas, just outside the town close to the Prolaz Privlaka.

Anchoring is prohibited in the North part of luka Mali Lošinj, Uvala Kovcanja.

There are 4 options of berthing in Mali Lošinj. Confusingly each „marina“ option has a similar name!

  1. Berth at Marina Lošinj, which has 84 berths for yachts up to 18m, and is located t the W of the Prolaz Privlaka (the canal linking Mali Lošinj to the E side of the island). Berths have laid lines, water, elctricity, wirelsess interent and cable Tv connections. The marina has also showers, toilets, restaurant, bar fuel station nearby, 50-ton travel-lift, maintance facilities and dry stack storage.

Contact: Yachting Marina Lošinj, Runjica bb, 51550 Mali Lošinj, +385 51 234 081, e-mail: booking@marinalosinj.com; web: www.marinalosinj.com

Mali Losinj marina plan

  1. Berth at Mali Lošinj marina, which has 150 berths for yachts up to 30m and is located the E of the Prolaz Privlaka. Berths have laid lines, water and electricity. The marina has toilets, showers, grocery shop, restaurant, bar, exchange office, 3-ton crane, 50-ton travel-lift and workshop facilities for repairs to wood, grp, and steel hulls, as well as engine and electrical installations. Winter storage ashore in the open and under cover. The marina is open throughput the year.

Contact: Mali Lošinj Marina Yachting Club, Privlaka bb, 51550 Mali Lošinj, Tel:  +385 51 231 626; E-mail:  [email protected]; web: Y/C marina

 

  1. Berth at one of the pontoons (laid lines) at the SE of harbour, sourrounded by town, or alongside on the S quay. There are 110 berths capable of accepting vessels of up to 30m, which are operated by Y/C marina Mali Lošinj. The berths have water and electricity, and there are toilets and showers nearby. The office is located on the S quayside and has a sign outside.

Contact: Yachting Y/C marina d.o.o. Priko 28, 51550 Mali Lošinj, +385 51 231 005, E-mail: info@ycmarina.hr; web: www.ycmarina.hr

 

  1. Tie up alongside the quay SE of the ferry berth. This quay is very low and it can be difficult keeping fenders in position

The first two options are near the Prolaz Privlaka and quite distant from the town centre, although there is a bus service. The last two berthing options are very convenient for all that the town has to offer, but berths fill up very quickly.

 

Approach: The natural harbour of Luka Mali Lošinj is entered between Rt Torunza to the North and Rt Križ to the South. Do not pass too close to either headland as shallow spits extend off them into the channel. The town harbour and town lie at the SE end of Luka Mali Lošinj.

It is possible to enter Luka Mali Lošinj through artificial canal, the Prolaz Privlaka, lying to the North of the Mali Lošinj Yacht Club Marina. The canal connects the east side of the island with the main harbour. It is spanned by a road bridge, which opens at 09:00 and 18:00. The canal is 2,4m deep and 8m wide. Vessel coming from South, the direction of Lošinj harbour, have priority. There are no dangers in the approach to the canal from East side of the island, but note that in strong N winds there is no shelter at the canal entrance. Approaching of transiting the canal is dangerous in a bora. There is  a shallow channel into Mali Lošinj harbour South of Otok Koludarc, with depth just over 1 m.

Mali Losinj harbour plan

Location for town Mali Lošinj:
44°34’25” N 14°28’15” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

 

 

*Uvala Artartore, luka Ružmarinka (Artartore)
Port Authority of Mali Lošinj
Priko 64
Mali Lošinj
Tel: +385 51 232 020
Mob: +385 99 262 53 76 (Denis Šegarić) or +385 99 335 87 61 (Stjepan Nedoklan)  port monitors
e-mail: [email protected]

 

About: Uvala Artatore, a deep inlet just NW of the entrance to Luka Mali Lošinj, offers good shelter and a pleasant anchorage. It is very popular. The approach and list of lights are as for Mali Lošinj.

The head of Uvala Artartore is divided into one large bay to the E and three smaller bays to the W. The E bay is separated from the other three by a rocky outcrop extending nearly one cable underwater in a S direction.

The best anchorage i sin the E part of the bay, where there is  plenty of swinging room. The bays on the W and NW sides are full of moorings, leaving a little space for visitors. The bottom throughout is sand and the holding is good.

Uvala Artartori is sheltered from W through N to E. In strong S winds, the best shelter from both the wind and the swell i sin Uvala Kandija. In this bay it is necessary to anchor and take lines ashore since the bay is so small.

Small harbour in the village has been established in 2015 by purchasing the pontoons as an extantion to the existing coastal part. Port is planning to add an additional pontoon element which will then meet all of the needs for comunal and commercial berths.

Facilities:

  • Grocery shop in the village
  • Restaurant and hotel
  • Beach shower with a tap at the head of the E part of bay

Location:
44°34’25” N 14°24’15” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

 

*Uvala krivica

Concesioned anchorage

Sanjin Valerijev

Diver Lošinj d.o.o.

Šetalište Čikat bb

51550 Mali Lošinj

mob: +385 913329460

e-mail: [email protected]

Fee: 250 kn per buoy/ day

 About: Approximatelly half M northwest of Luka Balvanida is a long narrow inlet called luka Krivica. It offers the best shelter of all the bays along this strech of coast. Iti s also particularly attractive inlet, being surrounded by pine woods, with some ruined houses. It is very popular anchorage, and there can be over 50 yachts anchored during the season.

Luka Krivica is open SW, but it has an inner basin at its N end, which is almost landlocked.

There are no dangers in the approach. Good all-round shelter is available when anchored at its N end

Anchor in 6m (sand and weed) and take a line ashore to one of the many trees if necessary. Concesionaire is collecting mooring fee, take trash and it can deliver groceries. There is konoba Balvanida near by with a path leading to it. Be sure to take a torch if you are going to dinner in the evening.

Location:

44°30’2” N 14°29’40” E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202,  Imray M24

 

*Luka Čikat
Port Authority of Mali Lošinj
Priko 64
Mali Lošinj
Tel: +385 51 232 020
e-mail: [email protected]

 

About: Luka Čikat is wooded bay, popular with tourist, which lies due W of the town of Mali Lošinj. The bay, open W, is situated on the W coast of island Lošinj. Yachts are not allowed to anchor here between May and September.

The bay is well sheltered from all directions except W and SW. Luka Čikat offers better shelter from the bora than does Mali Lošinj.

 

Approach: There are no dangers in the approach. A light (Fl. G.3s12m3) is situated on Rt Madona, the S headland at the entrance to Luka Čikat. There are depths of 20m in the centre of the buy, but less closer inshore. Beware of ruins of a pier situated just inside the bay on the NW side.

 

Location:

44°31,8′ N 14°27,4′ E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202 (1426 detailed),  Imray M24

 

*Luka Susak
Port Authority of Mali Lošinj
Priko 64

Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020
Mob: +385 99 335 87 60 (Matija Matko) port monitor
About: Island Susak is situated approxiamtely 5,5M west of the south part of island Lošinj. ON the highest part of the island is a lighthouse, with its lightroom 100m above sea level. The light is one of the major landfall lights on this part of the Adriatic coast. The village and harbour Susak are located on the nE side of the island and Uvala Dragoča.

The harbour is popular with excursion boats, and during the day it can be hard to enter the harbour. Tie up alongside or bow/stern-to the inner sides of breakwater (avoiding the rock) or pier as space allows. A delightful luchtime anchorage i sin the wide N facing bay approximately half a mile to the E of the harbour wher ethe holding on sand is good.

Shelter within the harbour is good from all directions except E. Entry should not be attempted in strong NE winds.

Facilities:

  • Grocery store
  • Post office
  • Ferry service to Mali Lošinj

Approach: The church belfry in the village helps locate the harbour. There are shoal areas extending from the headlands N and S of the harbour, and the submerged remains of the old ruined pier are a hazard when approaching the harbour. The NE end of the submerged breakwater is marked by a light buoy (Fl.R.3s). Depths over this danger are less than 1,5 m. The bay to the S of the harbour is shallow.

Steer for the light structure on the end of the breakwater, keeping N of the Light buoy. Aim to pass close E of the end of the breakwater, and then steer towards the pier to the SW to avoid a rock which lies close to the N breakwater.

Location:

44°30’46” N 14°18’41” E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

Plan of Susak harbour on Susak island

*Uvala Bok
Anchorage
Information and booking over the mobile phone:
+385 95 539 00 35
+385 95 849 36 64
+385 98 979 71 20

About: east from harbour Susak lies very attractive sandy bay Uvala Bok, where is consesioned anchorage with buoys for 30 boats.

Considering the orientation, it offers good shelter from S and E winds. Anchorages are laid down opposed to direction of N wind, and concessionaire stuff claim that because of that this bay can offer you shelter from N and NE winds.

 

*Uvala Porat 

About: The anchorage of U. Porat is situated on the NW side of the island, protected from N and E by a short peninsula. A relatively shallow bay, it offers good shelter in winds from those directions but is open W and SW. Anchor in 3.0 – 4.0 metres as far in as your draft allows. The holding is good in sand with some weed.

 

Location:

44°30.971’N, 014°17.306’E

 

*Uvala Dragoca

About: The anchorage of Uvala Dragoca lies 500 metres E of the harbour of Luka Susak and consists of a wide bay open N. Shelter is adequate in settled weather, but U. Dragoca should not be contemplated with anything N in the wind. Anchor in 5.0 – 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.

 
Location:
44°30.683’N, 014°18.751’E

 
*Luka Unije
Port Authority of Mali Lošinj
Priko 64
Mali Lošinj
Tel: +385 51 232 020
 
About: The island of Unije lies w of the N part of island Lošinj, and is separated from it by bay the Unijski Kanal. The village Unije lies on the W side of the island, overlooking a wide bay, Luka Unije

If space allows tie up bow/stern-to the ferry pier, keeping clear of ferry berth. The ferry timetable is posted on the notice bord but it is possible to get it on line as well. There are depths of 3m alongside.

Anchor in the bay to the SW or SE of the ferry pier in 6m. The bottom is sand and holding good, although there are some rocky areas. Ther eis current in the bay, which can make a boat lie broadside onto the wind.

Luka Unije is comparatively open, although it provides good shelter from N through E to S. The bay is open to W and NW winds.

Facilitites:

  • Grocery store
  • Post office
  • Medical centre
  • Restaurant
  • Caffe bar
  • Smal airfield
  • Ferry service to Mali Lošinj

Approach: Approaching from S keep at least 3 cables offshore beacuse fo a shallow bank which fringes the SW shore of Otok Unije. Luka Unije is entered by passing to the N of Hrid Školjić an above-water rock which lies three canles B of Rt Nart, the S headland of this bay. There is a shallow area between Rt Nart and Hrid Školjić. At night, Hrid Školjić lies in the red sector of the light on Rt Vnetak. Approaching from N beware of the rocks off the northwest-facing coast of Unije. An unlit W cardinal buoy marks Greben Samunćel

Lokacija:

44°38,2’N, 014°15’E

 

* Uvala Maračol
Unije 33
51562 Unije
Contacts:
+385 91 7300302
+385 91 5405429
e-mail: [email protected]
web: www.anchorage-maracol.com
About: On the E coast of Otok Unije are three long inlets, Uvala Vognišća, Uvala Podkujni and uvala Maračol, which provide good shelter for all winds except the scirocco (SE).
Uvala Maračol offer the best shelter and it is concesioned anchorage with 50 secured buoys.  New concessionaire has improved the mooring system and increased the safety level, so each boat is secure with 4 concrete blocks of 5 T weight per each.
Price:           –      boats up to 10m pay 15kn/per m

  • boats 10-14 m pay 20 kn/perm
  • boats over 14 m pay 25 kn/m

approach: Uvala Maračol can be located by the red and white aerial on the hillside above and a chapel just down from the crest of the hillside, to the W of the inlet. There are a number of buildings on the W side of Uvala maračol. Iti s possible to land at the pier and walk across the island to the village.
Location:
44°38,8’N, 014°15,5’E<

 

*Uvala Vognišća, Uvala Podkujni

Other two inlets on the E coast of Unije. Uvala pokujni is less popular than Uvala Maračol and does not  have any laid buoys for visitors, but offers good shelter from all but SE winds. Anchor in 8m, The holding on sand is good.
Location for Uvala Pokujni 44°39,5’N, 014°15,7’E
Location for Uvala Vognišća 44°39,8’N, 014°16’E 
Note: Charts HHI MK 8, BA 202, ImrajM24

 

*Uvala Vrulje

About: If caught in a bora whilst near the S part of Otok Unije it is possible to anchor close under the coast in Uvala Vrulje, five cables E of Rt Vnetak light. This bay doesn’t provede shelter from any other direction, but it makes a pleasent lunchtime anchorage, with clean water for swimming. Iti s however, too exposed to use as an overnight anchorage. 

Location:

44°37,2’N, 014°15’E

Kvarner - incoming destination Rijeka (Airport is located on island Krk)

KVARNER

  1.  Bay of Rijeka
Graphical view
Graphic representation of geographical area of Bay of Rijeka – by HHI

 

This area is full of popular tourist centres on the main coast, so be prepared for a busy destinations and not quite the one boaters will appreciate. Nevertheless these centres have best traffic connections and represents gateway for beautiful islands. Also in case you need some good provisioning or require serious repairs you will find that this section is full of information about.

 

*Mošćenička draga
Tel: +385 51 271 797
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Small bay on the East coast of Istria, about 3-2 M SSW of Lovran, offers some shelter from SW through W to N winds, but is exposed to both bora and the sirocco. There is small harbour at Mošćenička Draga, which may have enough room for smaller yachts to squeeze in (depths 2-3m). Alternatively, tie up alonside the quay just to the West of the light strusture (F.G) with deptsh of 3 m. To the West of harbour are number of moorings and bathing area. It may be possible to anchor just outside the moorings but in a good weather only.

Facilities:

  • Supermarket
  • Post office
  • Water tap

Location:
45°14’15” N 14°15’18” E
Note:  Charts BA2719, HHI MK 5, Imray M24

*Lovran
Tel: +385 51 271797
e-mail: info@portopatija.hr
About:
Tie up along the inner side of the South pier (3-4 m depth alongside), avoiding the shallow area at the root of the pier. During the season pier is occupied by excursion boats, so be ready to move if requested.
 
Facilities:

  • Public water tap
  • Fuel from the gas station on the main road
  • Supermarket
  • Green market
  • Tourist information
  • Restaurants
  • Caffe bars
  • Medical centre
  • Pharmacy 

Approach: Lovran can be recognized by the pinkish belfry with a pointed structure on the pier to the South of Cape(Rt) Lovran. Depths off South side of Rt Lovran are just under 5 m. There are no dangers in the approach.
Location:
45°17’26” N 14°16’44” E
Note:  Charts BA2719, HHI MK 5, Imray M24

 
*ACI marina Ičiči
Liburnijska cesta 7a
51410 Opatija
Tel:  +385 51 704004
GSM:  +385 98 398840
e-mail: [email protected]
VHF Channel: 17

About: Sheltered from strong bura winds by Mt. Učka, the highest mountain in Istria, close to what was the first coastal spa resort in the Adriatic and the cradle of elite tourism in the region since the time of Austria-Hungary, ACI Marina Opatija is situated in the town of Ičići. This is the best anchorage for yachts under 40 meters in the entire northern Adriatic, and its nautical tradition is three millennia old. In the 9th century BC it was home to Liburnians, skilful builders of fast ships made of wooden planks and rope that took them as far afield as North Africa and Asia Minor.

ACI marina Opatija has 283 boat berths, 35 dry berths and possibility to accommodate mega yachts up to 40 m in length 

Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office  and with a shopping point
  • cashpoint
  • restaurant, café bar
  • nautical equipment store and clothing store, fishing gear store
  • boat charter, insurance and sales agencies
  • newly refurbished toilet and shower facilities with  separate disabled provision, laundrette
  • maintenance and repairs shop, 15t crane, slipway
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet  access
  • fuel station in Opatija harbour (2 nm away)
  • two Tesla only electric charging stations
  • one universal charging station Etrel

Approach: From the sea the marina is easily identified by its breakwater. The harbour is entered from the northeast. There is a lighthouse (Fl R 3s 7m 3M) on the breakwater’s head. The lighthouse’s exact position is 45°18.9’ N 14°17.8’ E. Water depth at the marina entrance is 7 metres. The speed limit within the marina is 2 knots.

Location:
45°18’57” N 14°17’23” E
Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18, 50-4 and MK-5.
Plan of ACI marina Icici near Opatija

*Marina Admiral
Maršala Tita 139
51410 Opatija
Tel: +385 51 271533
e-mail: [email protected]
 
About: Marina Admiral is a part of hotel Admiral’s complex, so hotel’s facilities and services are at disposal to all boat owners who keep their boats in the marina. Marina is suitable for the disabled people. Marina is open all yeas, and counts  160 berths,40 dry docks. All berths have electricity and water supply. Marina is safe for berthing smaller speedboats. The gas station and Harbour Master’s Office are 0.5 Nm from the marina.

Amenities:

  • power supply, sanitary facilities, drinking water
  • constant surveillance and security
  • 5 ton capacity crane
  • towing services
  • use of tractor
  • intervention in case of broken rope
  • reception
  • ecological waste management
  • laundry service

 
Approach: Port light on the head of the breakwater (red) and a large white building of Hotel Admiral above serves as a landmark . When entering the marina, vessel should be kept away from the head of the breakwater because of the stone blocks in the sea. The sea depth at the entrance to the marina is 4 m. In front of the marina towards the ESE there is an underwater pipeline. The marina is sheltered from all winds and waves. The vessel can dock at the piers or along the side of the breakwater.
 
Location:
45°19’6” N 14°18’4” E
Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18, 50-4 and MK-5.
 

*Rijeka
Port Authority & Harbour Master Office
VHF channel: 09
 
About: Rijeka is the largest Croatian city on the Northen Adriatic coast. It has a busy commercial port divided into several harbours. From East to West these are Sušak (container port), Gradska luka(the town harbour), Petrolejska luka ( serves as an oil rafinery and fuel depot) and Luka Brgud (with shipyards). Visiting yachts are not welcome at Rijeka, despite of facts that is a year-round port of entry for yachts. If you call here for clear custom, you may found a temporary berth in Gradska Luka. Tie up alongside the far East quay in Gradska luka, or at the pontoon, or go bow-to the North qayside near the fishing boats. Anyhow if you want to visit town for sightseeing or shopping it is recommended to leave the boat in Opatija (Admiral marina or Aci marina Ičići).

Approach: There are no hidden dangers in the approach to Rijeka, as it is visible from some distance away. The entrance to Gradska luka is difficult to see form distance, but the lighthouse Mlaka with its tall tower, painted in black and white, lies to the North of the harbour entrance and inland, which helps as a point for which to steer. The entrance to luka lies at the west end of this brakewater. Take care when entering the harbour and keep to starboard. In strong South winds the approach and entry can be complicated by large seas. If you have a large yachts or wish to stay for any lenght of time consult the Harbourmaster through VHF Ch 09 for directions on where to berth.

Location:
45°19’7” N 14°25’4” E
Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split MK-5. BA 2719, (1996 detailed), Imray M24

 
*Bakarski zaljev
About: Bakarski zaljev is a landlocked basin, approached through a channel 3 cables wide (555 m) at its narrowest point. It lies in the mainland coats SE of Rijeka and North of island Krk. There is a shipyard in Kraljevica, and an oil terminal and bulk cargo handling facilities on both sides of the Bakarski zaljev in the approach to Bakar. Bakarac at the Southeast of Bakarski zaljev, with its small harbour and anchorage, offers a plesant berth for a yacht, although bora blows strong here.
 
Approach: Bakarski zaljev is entered between Rt Molnarić to the NW and Rt Oštro to the SE. The entrance can be identified by a large tank farm and a tall chimney painted with red and white bands to the West of entrance. A shallow bank extends nearly 2 cables NW from Rt Oštro. Its NW end is marked by a lit green buoy (fl. G.3s). Four cables West of this buoy and 2and half cable South of Rt Molnarić lies an isolated rocky patch with depths of 10m ove rit. In certain conditions can cause rough seas.
Within the Bakarski zaljev some isolated rocks lie close to the shore in the approaches to Bakar. Fishing nets are sometimes set in the south part of Bakarski zaljev, towards the Bakarac.

Plan of Bakarac port 
*Kraljevica
Obala Kralja Tomislava 8,
Kraljevica,
Tel:  +385 51 281 122
E-mail:  [email protected]
 
About: The harbour of Kraljevica lies on the SE side of the entrance into Bakarski zaljev. It is not the best place to visit in a yachts because in the harbour is almost impossible to find a berth. Recently company Marinetek has delivered pontoon in lenght of 48 meter which is now securing additional 40 berths for local boats so there is a chance that in the future there will be some room for nautical guests as well.

Facilities:

  • fuel from near by fuel station at the main road
  • Supermarkets, butcher and bakeries
  • Bank, ATM and post office
  • Medical centre, Pharmacy
  • Restaurants and caffe bars

Location:
45°16’29” N 14°33’56” E
Plan of Harbour Kraljevica in Bakarski Zaljev

Island Krk

*Uvala Sv. Fuska

Port Authority Krk

Tel: +385 51 220 165

GSM: +385 91 256 3700

e-mail:[email protected]

 

About: It is possible to get shelter form bora and the sirocco in Uvala Sv. Fuska, a bay lying approximately 4,5M West of Krk town. The bay can be recognised by the cable landing in its South part, and the row of pylons leading up the hillside. Several fishing boats are moored in this bay.

Facilities:

  • Moorings for 40 yachts and anchorage for 10 yachts
  • Electrical supply
  • Slipway for boats
  • Waste tanks

Location:

45°02’24” N 14°28’36” E

Note: HHI MK 6, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

 

*Luka Torkul

About: Luka Torkul is an inlet on the SW coast of island Krk 1,9M NorthWest of the light on Rt Sv. Mikula, provides good shelter from W through N to SE. Anchor and take a line to one of the bollards or piers within the bay. Opposite the cottage on the East side of Luka Torkul depths of 5 m can be found, but further in beyond the piers depths decrease to 3 m and less.

Facilities: There are no facilities here and the nearest village is some distance away.
Approach: There are no dangers in the approach.

Location:
45°02′,6 N 14°27′,1 E

 

 

*Uvala Vela Jana
Port Authority Krk
Tel: +385 51 220 165
GSM: +385 91 256 3700
e-mail:[email protected]

 About: Uvala Vela Jana and Mala Jana are two bays lying on the SW coast of island Krk, about 1M SE of the light on Rt Manganel. The better anchorage is in the more No bay, Uvala Vela Jana, where there is a small sailing club with number of pontoons. This anchorage surrounded by woods, is protected from all but SW winds. The bottom is sand and weed (thick in places) with a few rocks. Anchor in 3-7m.
Location:
45°03,67′ N 14°29,97′ E

 

 

*Malinska Porat
Porth Authority of Krk
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 5,
51550 Krk
Tel: +385 51 220 165
GSM (Porat): +385 91 256 37 20
GSM (Vantačić): +385 91 256 37 23
[email protected]
About: Malinska is small holiday village located on the SE side of a wide bay, Sidrište Malinska. There is a harbour in the village, which was formerly used for the export of timber, and a small harbour serving the hotel and sport complex of Haludovo about ¾ M further N. The best option is to moor bow to the long pontoon on the NE side of the harbour, where there are laid lines. Alternatively, moor bow/stern to the quay or pier on the SW side of the harbour, avoiding the shoal area marked by the green pole beacon. The pier on the East side of the harbour (with the F.R. light) is used by excursion boats. It is a good shelter from all directions except W and NW. There are 92 berths for yachts and boats.

Facilities:

  • Water and electricity on SW pier, E pier and pontoon
  • Fuel in the town
  • Supermarkets, Green market
  • Bakery
  • Butcher
  • Post office, Bank, ATM
  • Tourist information
  • Restaurants and Caffe bars
  • Ferry, bus and taxi service
  • Car, bike and scooter rental

 Approach: The shores of the bay to the S of Malinska harbour are comparatively shallow. The entrance to Malinska lies between a wave-brake pontoon extending SE from the head of the rubble breakwater on the N side of the harbour and a pier projecting from the S side of the harbour. A light buoy (Fl (2)R.6s) lies S of the head of the rubble breakwater. A long pontoon extends in NW direction and parallel to the NE side of the harbour from the head of the inner E pier. Inside the entrance, an unlit green beacon off the S side of the harbour marks a shallow area. Pass to the N of this beacon.

Location:
45°7’32” N 14°31’33” E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24

Plan of harbour Malinska

*Luka Kijac
Porth Authority of Krk
GSM: +385 91 256 3722
e-mail: [email protected]

 
About: 1M SSW from Njivice, there is a popular beach and bathing area in Luka Kijac. The W part of the bay is a pleasant day time anchorage for a yacht. A road has been built to the E side of the bay , where there are facilities for launching trailed craft. Anchor in 5-10m on a bottom of san and weed. Luka Kijac is sheltered from NE through E to Sw, but exposed to the swell and winds from other directions.

Location:
45°09,3′ N 14°31,5′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Njivice
Port Authority of Krk
mob.: +385 91 603 62 55
e-mail: [email protected]
 
About: The former fishing village of Njivice is popular with tourists. An extend breakwater has increased the number of berths available for yachts. Today there are communal berths for 122 boats up to 12 m length and 17 berths for nautical yachts and boats.

Moor bow to the North breakwater or alongside depending on the space available. Larger yachts can tip up alongside the outer side of this breakwater. The best shelter is from E and S winds.

 
Facilities:

  • Electricity and water supply
  • Waste tank
  • Slipway fro boats
  • Supermarkets, bakery and butcher in the village
  • Bank, Post office
  • Tourist information centre
  • Medical centre
  • Restaurants and Caffe bars
  • Bus and taxi service

 
Approach: There are no dangers
Location:
45°09,9′ N 14°32,8′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24
Plan of Njivice harbour on island Krk

*Omišaljski zaljev i Omišalj
Port Authority of Krk
GSM: +385 91 6136 308
 
About: Omišaljski zaljev is a deep inlet, which cuts almost 2M SE into the N end of island Krk. It forms a natural harbour suitable for large ships, and has two tanker berths on its W side serving the adjacent oil rafinery. At the far end of the inlet is the historic town of Omišalj, with its harbour and a yacht anchorage.

The best berth for yachts is at the S end  of the inlet, where it is possible to anchor in 9-15m on a bottom of sand, keeping clear of the swimming area. The holding is good. It is also possible to tie up in the small harbour, close to N of the anchorage, but beware of the rocky underwater spit, which separates the anchorage from the harbour. Visiting yachts should tie up alongside the pier or, space permitting go bows to one of the pontoons.

Good shelter form all but NW winds. Te quay is also exposed to strong W winds.

Small town is situated up the hill (82 m high).
 
Facilities:

  • Water and electricity on the piers
  • 5T crane in the harbour
  • Restaurant and cafe bar near the harbour
  • Fuel from the fuel station in town
  • Post office, ATM, Bank in the town
  • Grocery shops, green market, butcher, bakery in the town
  • Pharmacy, medical centre in the town
  • WIFi hot spot
  • Bus service to Rijeka and Krk
  • International Airport is close by

 
Approach: The oil storage tanks on Rt Tenka Punta are positive identifications are clearly visible. There are no dangers in the approach to Omišaljski Zaljev. The whole area is well marked and lit for tankers. Inside the inlet keep at least 500 m away from the tanker berths on the West shore.
Location:
45°13′ N 14°33′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719 (1996 plan), Imray M24

Omisalj Harbour plan

   2.  Islands in Kvarner, geograpicaly called Kvarnerić and channels between them
 

Islands in kvarner and channels between them
Graphical representation of the area of islands in Kvarner and channels between them – by HHI

This is most popular and most beautiful part of North Adriatic area. All sailors should be aware of strong influence of winds, especially bora (ENE) and scirocco (SE): Hopefully you will find our inputs practical and worth of reading thorough and include all information in your route planning. For those who don’t like to make preparations in advance, or just want to be surprised, we offer  our help or help of our professional skippers, in order to  enable you avoid crowds and discover less known spots in perfect safety.

*Krk town- island Krk
County Port Authority of Krk
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 5,
51500 Krk, Hrvatska
Tel: +385 (0)51 220 165
Mob: +385 (0)91 256 3724
E-mail: [email protected]
 
About: Krk is administrative centre of the island. The town has a number of Roman remains, a fine cathedral (parts of which date from the 12th century) and some well-preserved town fortification. The harbour lies to the S of the town.

In the N part of the harbour there are buoys provided for visiting craft. Secure bow/stern-to between a buoy and the quay (1m immediately alongside the quay, 3 m farther out). Iti s also possible to moor bows to the pontoon on the N side of the S breakwater. Visitor’s moorings have also been laid in the bay to the E of the harbour.
Shelter is good from all directions except SE (sirocco), which sends a sea into the harbour. The bora blows from the E here.
Nautical part of the harbour has a capacity for berthing 90 boats and yachts and anchorage for 24 boats with length up to 15 m.

Facilities:

  • Electricity and water supply at the designated area
  • Waste tank
  • Slipway for the boats
  • Fuel from the fuel berth in the NW corner of the harbour
  • Supermarket, butcher, bakeries and a hardware shop in the town
  • Green market
  • Post office, ATM, bank
  • Medical centre and pharmacy
  • Tourist informaiton, hotels and a campsite
  • Restaurants and caffe bars
  • Bus and ferry services to various destinations

Approach: Krk town is easily recognized by its distinctive onion-shaped belfry, surmounted by a statue. The approach to the harbour is straightforward, but please note the shallows close inshore around the bay where the harbour lies. Beware of the rock, which has a depth of 6,4m over it lying about three cables ENE of Rt Crnika and three cables offshore. Iti s not recommendable to approach the harbour during the strong south winds.

Location:
45°01’29” N 14°34’33” E
Note:use HHI charts MK-6 and MK-7, BA 2719, and Imray M24

Krk harbour plan

*Puntarska Draga
About: Two miles E of Krk town there is a large landlocked inlet, Puntarska Draga, which is connected to the sea by a narrow channel at its S end. The village of Punat and Punat marina lie on the E shore of Puntarska Draga. There are several pleasant places to anchor in the bay. Once inside Puntarska Draga all-round shelter is available.

*Punat – harbour
County Port Authority of Krk
Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 5,
51500 Krk, Hrvatska
Tel: +385 (0)51 220 165
Mob: +385 (0)91 256 3726
E-mail: [email protected]

About: Nautical part of Punat harbour has a capacity for berthing 38 yachts and boats, and an anchorage for nautical visitors for 30 yachts and boats up to 7 m length.

It is possible to anchor towards the N of the bay where the holding un mudi s good, or W of Otok Košljun where the bottom is sand and also offers good holding. Note that there i san area of stones NW of the island, which should be avoided.
Good all-round shelter is available in Puntarska Draga
 
Facilities:

  • Nearby commercial marina offer all nautical services and other facilities
  • Suermarket, butcher in the town
  • Post office and ATM
  • Medical centre
  • Restaurants and caffe bars

Approach: The entrance to Puntarska Draga is located in the NE corner of a wide bay, Krčki zaljev. There is a shoal S of entrance, ehich extends about 1 cable offshore. The channel into Puntarska Draga is marked by red and green concrete beacons. The green beacons are lit. The passage between these beacons is narrow in places.
On entering keep closer to the port hand beacons, and do not turn to starboard until 70m beyond the last starboard mark. In strong winds from SW there can be a strong current of up to 2kns in the entrance channel. Do not attempt to enter or leave in strong winds from SW or in a bora.

45°01’22” N 14°37’40” E
Note: charts of HHI MK 7, BA 2719, Imray M24

Punat harbour plan 
*Marina Punat- island Krk
Puntica 7
51521 Punat
Tel: +385 51 654 111
e-mail: marina-punat@marina-punat.hr

 
About: Marina Punat, the oldest marina in Croatia, founded in 1964 located on the island of Krk. Almost 50 years ago the marina developed from the rich shipbuilding tradition, under the auspice of one of the oldest shipyards working with wood. The marina offers high quality berths on 14 piers, for vessels up to 40 m in length, while dry berths are provided on the marina plateau near the sea, and in the Dry Marina Brodica.

Facilities

  • Marina reception
  • Electricity and water supply
  • WIFI connection
  • Video surveillance
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Garage and warehouse for storing vessel equipment
  • Laundry service
  • Children playground
  • Charter agencies
  • Restaurant
  • Caffe bar
  • Grocery store

Approach:  The entrance to Puntarska Draga is located in the NE corner of a wide bay, Krčki zaljev. There is a shoal S of entrance, which extends about 1 cable offshore. The channel into Puntarska Draga is marked by red and green concrete beacons. The green beacons are lit. The passage between these beacons is narrow in places. There is an extensive swimming area marked by buoys and floating lines on the East side of the channel, form the vicinity of Rt Pod Stražicu, northwards towards the moorings.
Location:
45°01’45” N 14°37’44” E
Note: charts of HHI MK 7, BA 2719, Imray M24

plan of marina Punat on island Krk

  • Island Rab
    *Aci marina Rab
    Šetalište kap I.Dominisa
    52180 Rab
    Tel: +385 51 724023
    GSM: +385 980399482
    e-mail: [email protected]
    VHF: channel 17 

About: ACI Marina Rab is an ornament of its toponymus town, Rab Island’s largest population centre and the focus for its culture, education and art, all fostered here for centuries. The marina is located in the town harbour and offers a wide range of facilities and services to boaters, from a restaurant to a maintenance and repairs shop. The island’s interior is just as impressive as its coast: while 35 percent of Rab is forest and fertile land, making it the second greenest Croatian island, after the island Mljet. This marina counts 142 berths and is working seasonally from April 1st till October 31st.
 
Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office (seasonal), ATM
  • restaurant, café bar, beauty salon
  • nautical and fishing gear store, boat equipment and spare parts store
  • toilets and showers with separate disabled provision
  • maintenance and repairs shop, 10t crane in the immediate vicinity of the marina
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station in the immediate vicinity of the marina

Approach:
From the sea the town of Rab is recognisable by its town walls and four bell towers. Rab harbour can be approached by sailing between Cape Frkanj, with a red lighthouse (Fl R 2s 5m 4M) and Frkanj Shoal, marked with a green lighthouse on a concrete pediment (Fl G 2s 6m 4M). The exact position of Frkanj Shoal is 44°44.9’ N 14°45.5’ E. It is also possible to round the shoal on the southeast. The harbour entrance is marked by a red lighthouse on Cape Sv. Ante (Fl R 1,5s 7m 3M) and a green lighthouse on Tunera Islet (Fl G 2s 14m 4M). Due to the presence of shallows in the vicinity of Tunera it is recommended to sail closer to the red lighthouse. ACI Marina Rab is located in Rab Bay extending southeast-northwest. The marina is protected by a breakwater with a green lighthouse (Fl G 1,5s 7m 4M) on its head. During strong jugo (south) winds it is not recommended to moor in the town harbour. The speed limit in the entrance channel is 3 knots for all vessels. The western ends of the marina’s piers are lit.

Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18, MK-7 and Plan 20. BA 202, Imray M25, M24
Location:
44°45’31” N 14°45’47” E


 
*Uvala Sv. Fumija
 About: Uvala Sv. Fumija is a large bay immediately to the West of Rab town. There is a good shelter from all except SE winds, which funnel straight into the bay. There are, however, two small bays on the West side of the bay which are sheltered from SE but not from the bora.

Anchor in the North half of the bay in 2-10 m. Excellent holding on a mud bottom. LAternatively anchor and take a line to a tree in one of the small bays on the West side (Uvala Dražica and Uvala Dražica mali). Depths range from 3-1m closer in.

Facilities:
No facilities here but Rab town is immidiate vicinity. Use a path leading around the bay to Rab town.

Approach: details are the same as for Aci marina Rab situated in Rab town, but pass to the West of the town on its headland.
Location:
44°45’58” N 14°44’37” E
 

*Uvala Sv. Kristofor and the nearby inlets

About: Three adjacent inlets near Rt Sv. Krstofor on the W coast of island provide sheltered anchorages. The two inlest to the East are Uvala Gožinka with hyponymus restaurant and Uvala Ćifnata. The restaurant has a pier, with depths of just over 1-5 m at its head, for the use of guests. Note that shallow spits extends South from the headland lying between it and middle inlet. Uvala St. Kristofor cna be identified by the light structure on Rt Kanitalj, the headland to the W.

The three imlets provide good shelter from all but S and SW winds. The holding sand and weed is good. There are bollards around uvala Sv. Krostofor for taking shore line sin bora. This inlet is the best.

 

*Aci marina Supetarska draga – island Rab
Supetarska draga bb
51280 Rab
Tel: +385 51 776 268
GSM: +385 98 398841
e-mail: [email protected]

 About:  The name “Supetarska Draga,” referring to both the village and the bay that is a natural continuation of Rab Island’s largest and most fertile field, is derived from the 11th-century church and basilica of St. Peter. The village owes its existence to the industriousness of Rab fishermen, but tourism has now joined fishing as the locals’ main occupation. Three islets with gorgeous sandy beaches in front of the bay make Supetarska Draga a true paradise for visitors. The ACI marina sits in the middle of that dreamland, adding to the attraction of this picturesque part of Rab Island.

Like ACI Marina Pomer in Istria, ACI Marina Supetarska Draga lets us get close to nature  and experience a small fishing village. It is also famous for its clean sandy beaches that are sheltered from the wind, increasingly attracting boaters, in particular those with small children. ACI Marina Supetarska Draga is open throughout the year, and after a recent expansion offers 344 wet berths and 53 dry berths. In addition to all the expected amenities, this ACI marina is justly famous for the fine dining in its restaurant.

Amenities:

  • reception with an exchange office
  • restaurant, grocery store in the immediate vicinity of the marina
  • toilets and showers with separate disabled provision, laundrette
  • maintenance and repairs shop, 10t crane
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station next to ACI Marina Rab (11 nm)
  • two Tesla Only electric charging stations with the power of up to 22kW
  • one universal charging station Tesla Universal with the power of up to 22kW

 
Approach: When approaching from the north or west two landmarks can be used for orientation, Cape Sorinj with a Fl W 3s 10m 6M  lighthouse and Cape Kalifront with a Fl (3) W 10s 11m 8M lighthouse. The exact position of the Cape Sorinj lighthouse is 44°50.7’ N 14°41.0’ E. Maman Islet, whose coast is shallow, lies between Kamporska Draga and Supetarska
Draga bays. ACI’s marina lies at the end of Supetarska Draga bay. The marina’s breakwater is around 200m long and its head is marked by a red lighthouse (Fl R 5s 7m 4M). When approaching from the south, take the course along Cape Kanitalj and on towards Cape Kalifront. At night it is best to sail from Kalifront in the direction of Cape Sorinj until the marina’s red lighthouse is sighted.

Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18 and MK-7.

Location:
44°48’17” N 14°43’29” E

*Uvala Lopar
Port Authority Rab
Tel: +385 51 725938
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Uvala Lopar is an inlet which cuts into the North coast of island Rab. It is possible to anchor here, although in strong bora or sirocco wind this bay is not as good as Supetarska Draga to the South.

Berthing at the ferry pier is not allowed, so the only option is to anchor South of the pier in 4-8 m depth. The holding in sand and weed is good. There is a bollard, to which lines may be taken, especially in a bora.

Facilities:

  • Grocery shop
  • Caffe bar at ferry terminal
  • Bus to Rab town

Approach: Approaching form the West, beware of the shoals which extend off Rt Sorinj. In strong winds give rt Sorinj and these shoals a wide berth. Approaching from NE keep clear of the coast of Rab since it is full of shoals  and isolated rocks between Rt Lopižine (about 560m NW of the pier at Uvala Lopar) and Uvala Crnika (on the East coast). Approaching from the North and East beware of two shoals (Pl. Pregiba 3-9m and Pl. Vela Sika). Shoal Vela Sika is marked by lit West cardinal beacon (Q(9)15s6m5M) on its West edge. These dangers are sitated approximatelly 560 m(3 cabels) West of the most Northern point of the island.

Location:
44°50’16” N 14°43’13” E

 

*Uvala Mišnjak

About:  Uvala Mišnjak lies on the south coast of island Rab, protected from south winds by small island. The cove has been developed as a ferry terminal. Ferries link the island Rab with Sinica on the main land. Unfprtunatelly these development has spoiled otherwise perfect anchorage, Sheleter is available here if overtaken by the bora, but the cove is otherwise not recommended. Beware of shoal Pl. Glavina(Fl(2)10s7m4M) which lies 4 cables of Uvala Mišnjak.

Location:

44°42’25” N 14°51’53” E

 

*Otok Sv. Grgur, Otok Goli and Otok Prvić

About: These 3 islands lie North of island Rab. During the period of communist rule, island St. Grgur and island Goli were prohibbited areas. They both had camps for political prisoners on them; Island St.Grgur was for women and Goli otok for men. The prison camp on Otok Goli was particularly notorius for its harsh regime. Today excursion boats visit Goli Otok. Uvala Tetina has a quay and some moorings. Ashore there is a cafe bar and land train for tours of the island. Uvala Melena is a former military harbour, where it is possible to tie up alongside the quay in the South. Note that it is rocky in the east corner of the harbour.

There is a bay on the NW side of island ST. Grgur, called Uvala Sv. Grgur, where it is possible to anchor if overtaken by bora. Beware of the rock off the South shore of the bay. The anchorage here is sheltered from NE through E t S.

There are no places offering shelter around otok Prvić.

It is possible to book a tour of Goli Otok from Saint Marino on island Rab which is led by family Škapul.

Bay (Uvala) of Tetina on island Goli

 

Plan of harbour Melna on island Goli

Island Pag – Northeast and southwest part of island
 
Island Pag is a large island approximately 32M long and 5M wide at its widest point. It lies close to the mainland shore, separated from it to the SE by a number of channels including the narrow Ljubačka vrata. Island is connected to the mainland by a 35 m long bridge overpassing the Ljubačja vrata. Administratevley this island is also separated to two administrative centres Novalja and Pag. Northeast and southwest part of the island belongs to Gospic county, while the other part of island belongs to Zadar county administratively, but geographicaly it is part of Velebit channel.
 
As a part of Kvarnerić area we will describe marinas and ports on NE and SW part of island.
 

*Stara Novalja, harbour
Port Authority Novalja
Dalmatinska 18
53291 Novalja, Island Pag
T: +385 (0)53 663 230
E-mail: [email protected]
 
About: Uvala Stara Novalja is a deep bay penetrating 2M south-southeast into the island of Pag. The bay is chefly of use if overtaken by a bora ori f there is a sirocco.
A car ferry pier was built in the bay to the south of the light on Rt Deda, but the ferry no longer calls here (it goes to Žigljen instead). The ferry pier is now used by a boat yard. The beach at the end of the bay is popular with holiday makers, and there are a number of holiday houses and apartments in the area. As a result there are restaurants and caffes, as well as mini-markets.
It is possible to anchor near the head of the bay in the depths of 4-12m. During a bora it is safest to anchor in a bay Drljanda south of the light on Rt Deda.

Location:
44°35’47” N 14°52’30” E
Note: charts of HHI MK-9, BA 202, Imray M25

Stara Novalja harbour plan

*Tovarnele
Port Authority Novalja
Dalmatinska 18
53291 Novalja, Island Pag
T: +385 (0)53 663 230
E-mail: [email protected]

About:Tovarnele is a small bay and hamlet on the far N end of island Pag on the W coast. The bay provides pleasant anchorage. Iti s open W.
Anchor in 4-8m (sand and weed) and take a line ashore if necessary.

Facilities:

  • Small shop and no other facilities

Approach: From the S there are no dangers in the approach. Approaching from W beware of Otok Dolfin and its surrounding rocks. If coming from N beware of the shoals W of Rt Lun (the northern tip of Otok Pag). These shoals will cause steep seas when the wind is against the tide. The southernmost of these shoals, Greben Tovarnele, which is dangerous to all vessels, is marked by an unlit beacon. Greben tovarnele and the shoals lie within the red sector of the light on the S shore of Uvala Tovarnele.

Location:
44°41’28” N 14°44’02” E
Note: charts of HHI MK-9, BA 202, Imray M25

 

Tovarnele harbour plan 

 
*Novalja
Port Authority Novalja
Dalmatinska 18
53291 Novalja, Island Pag
T: +385 (0)53 663 230
E-mail: [email protected]
 
About: Novalja is a small holiday town in a bay on teh W coast of island Pag, towards the N end of the island. It stands on on the site of a roman naval port. Various remains from this period have survivied including walls, foundations, and an underground water supply.
As a berthing possibility, is a best to anchor SW of the harbour pier near the moored boats in 5-7m. Alternatively, secure to the quay near the light structure.
Harbour offer a good shelter from all but W, NW and SW winds.

Facilities:

  • Fuel from the fuel berth (depths 1,5m alongside)
  • Supermarket, butcher, bakery
  • Green market
  • Pharmacy and medical centre
  • Post office, ATM
  • Tourist information
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants and caffe bars

Approach: Shoals extend up to two cables offshore from the shoreline on both sides of the approach to Novalja, and off the shores of the bay itself. When the church and Post Office tower can be identified, in line they lead into the bay on a safe bearing of 096°. At night the green sector of the harbour light leads clear of the dangers. (Fl.RG.3s7m3M 085°-G-109°- R-085°)

Location:
44°33’28” N 14°52’54” E
Note: charts of HHI MK-9, BA 515 and 202, Imray M25
Novalja harbour plan

Island Cres
 

*Beli

Port Authority of Cres

Tel: +385 51 572 114

e-mail: [email protected]

 

About: The port area consists of operative and protective breakwater, coastal part for small boats, protective pier and coastal plateau with buildings, with total capacity for 15 boats. Port is situated at northern part of island Cres, just acrros the channel opposite of the Rt (cape) Glavotok on the island of Krk.

 

Facilities:

  • Moorings
  • Water supply from a tap
  • Slipway for boats
  • Other facilities like grocery shop in the village 500 m up hill

 

Approach: Church belfry is visible when approaching form the S. Port is well protected from South winds (SE and SW directions) but it offers no shelter to the winds coming from N, NW and NE directions.

 

Location:

45°06’28” N 14°21’27” E

Note: charts of HHI 100-18;MK 5 & MK 6, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

 

 

*Luka Jadriščica (Pogana)
Punta Križa,Island Cres
Tel: +385 51 231005
Mob: +385 98 9095747
e-mail: [email protected]
web: http://www.ingemar.hr/anchorage-jadriscica/
 
About: Luka Jadršica is a long inlet cutting NW into the S coast of island Cres. The hamlet of Pogana is located on the shores of a small cove on the east side of Luka Jadrišćica.

Anchor in the N part of the inlet in 2-6m. The bottom is sand and weed and the holding is good. It is also possible to secure bow or stern-to the S pier at the village. There is a F(2)G5s6m4M light on the end of this pier. Visitors’ moorings have been laid to the S of the pier. Luka Jadrišćica offer good shelter from all directions except for SE (sirocco) winds.

Facilities:

  • Up to 60 yacht berths on a floating pontoon
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Waste collection and disposal
  • Weather forecast
  • Pet friendly
  • restaurant
  • shop at campsite (naturist)
  • water available from the campsite

Approach: There are number of dangers in the approach to this part of island Cres. If approaching from S or SE, beware of extensive(5M long) area of shoals and islets, Plitvac Palacol. There are shoals and rocks off the headland along this S shore of island Cres. In particular, be aware of shoal area with depths of 4,7 m up to 4 cables off Rt Suha and up to 5 cables S of the W headland at the entrance to Luka Jadrišćica. Consult the chart for the exact location of these dangers in the area.
 
Location:
44°36,9′ N 14°30,6′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

 

 

 

*Uvala Kolurat and Uvala Majiška
Concesioned anchorage
Contact Ranko Matušan
Punta križa 21
51550 Mali Lošinj
Mob: +385 91 5172 782
e-mail: ranko.matusan@gmail.com

About: A forked bay immediatelly SE of Luka Ul. The E arm (Uvala Kolurat) provides anchorage in 2-7m (mud and Sand, good holding) and is well sheltered except form NW.
The W arm (Uvala Majiška) is narrower and open N. It is possible for a yacht drawing up to 2 m to obtain good all-round shelter in the small side inlet, whichbranches off to the W. halfway along Uvala Majiška. With anchors and lines ashore a yacht is perfectly secure whatever the weather. Buoys have been laid for visitors in both of these bays, and mooring fees are charged. The boatman collecting mooring dues will remove rubbish and on request, deliver groceries.
Facilities:

  • number of buoys: 30
  • grocery delivery
  • rubbish collection

PRICE 13 kn (lees then 2 Euro)per 1m length

Location:
44°38’17” N 14°31’43” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

Punta Kriza anchorage plan

*Nerezine

Port Authority of Mali Lošinj

Priko 64

Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020

Mob: +385 99292 27 68 (Dragoslav Antionio Russin) – port monitor

e-mail: [email protected]

About: There is a small harbour at Nerezine on the E coast of island Lošinj, within the Lošinjski Kanal. To the S of harbour there is a small shipyard. The village itself is quiet.

Secure bow/stern-to the SE breakwater, or to one of the pontoons on the S side, or alongside in the inner part of harbour. It is also possible to berth at the shipyard S of the harbour where repair and marina facilities are available.

The harbour is sheltered from all directions except NE. In strong Ne winds, the harbour can be dangerous.

During the summer season, Port Authority of Cres have their branch office in the port which has improved the service and secured easier way of collecting mooring fees.

Facilities:

  • Slipway and repairs at the shipyard
  • Water and electricity on the pontoons
  • Water tap in the harbour
  • Tourist information, hotel and caffe bar near the harbour
  • Post office, grocery shop, medical centre, pharmacy in the village
  • Bus service to Mali Lošinj and Cres from the main road above the village
  • Fuel station n of Nerezine toward the Osor

 

Approach: there are no dangers in immediate approach

 Location:

44°39,6′ N 14°24,2′ E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 6 and 8, BA 202, Imray M24

Nerezine harbour plan

 

Aerial view of Nerezine on island Cres

*Veli Lošinj

Port Authority of Mali Lošinj

Priko 64

Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020

Mob: + 385 99 335 87 59 (Marko Grgurević) – port monitor

e-mail: [email protected]

About: Veli Lošinj is small and picturesque town built around a small harbour, which is open N. The village is popular with tourists. It ha san important hospital for treating respiratory allergies.

Either tie up alongside the E quay just outside the inner harbour, or go bow/stern-to. Parts of this quay are reserved for excursion boats. Depths immediately alongside are 2m increasing to 7 m farther out. The inner harbour is crowded with local boats. Veli Lošinj is sheltered from all directions except N and NE. The harbour is dangerous in a bora.

Facilities

  • Supermarket, grocery stores, butcher, green market
  • Bank, Post Office, Tourist information
  • Hotels, Restaurants and caffe bars

Approach: There are no dangers in immediate approach to the harbour., although entry should not be attempted in strong N winds, since large seas make the entrance difficult and dangerous.

There is a light (Fl.R.3s10m3M) on the E headland, and just near the harbour a large white church.

Location:

44°31,4′ N 14°30,3′ E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202 and detailed 1426,  Imray M24

Veli Losinj harbour plan

 

Aerial view of Veli Lošinj

*Luka Rovenska

Port Authority of Mali Lošinj

Priko 64

Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020

Mob: + 385 99 335 87 59 (Marko Grgurević) or +385 99 335 87 63 (Filip Jerman)– port monitors

e-mail: [email protected]

 About: Luka Rovenska is a harbour lying close E of Veli Lošinj. Although the harbour is uncomfortable in strong NE winds, with waves breaking over the breakwater, it still offers the best shelter in such conditions on this side of Island Lošinj. The shelter is good from all directions except strong NW winds, which send a swell into the outer part of the harbour. The inner harbour is rather better sheltered. A long outer breakwater ending in a rocky outcrops protects the harbour to some extent from NE. Pass to the NW of this rock (which is unlit) giving it a wide berth.

In good conditions, anchor in 12m (sand) or anchor and take a line to the wall. The inner harbour has little room for visitors, but secure bow/stern-to where possible, or pick up one of the buoys with laid lines on the N side of the pier.

 Facilities:

  • Grocery stores
  • Several restaurants

Location:

44°29,5′ N 14°30,4′ E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202,  Imray M24

Rovenska harbour plan

*Otok Ilovik & Otok Sv.Petar

Port Authority of Mali Lošinj

Priko 64

Mali Lošinj

Tel: +385 51 232 020

Mob: +385 99 335 8777 (Antonio Ostroman) port monitor

e-mail: [email protected]

About: To the south of Otok Lošinj lie the islands of Otok Ilovik and Otok sv.Petar. There is sheltered anchorage in Luka Ilovik, the narrow channel which separates the two small islands from each other.

Secure to the pier at the village on island Ilovik using the lines provided. There are depths of 3 m alongside, and 3,5 m at the outer end of the pier. The N side of the pier is used by the ferry.

Visitors’ mooring buoys have been laid along the edges of the channel. Secure to one of these. Alternatively anchor SE of the village of Ilovik, clear of the channel in depths 4-6m. The holding on sand bottom is good. It is also possible to anchor closer to island Sv. Petar, and take lines to one of the bollards in the bay to the NW of the castle. Thus is advisable in a bora. In strong SW winds anchor closer to island Ilovik. Harbour dues are collected by a boatman, who will take away rubbish.

Shelter is available from all directions, althoug swell penetrates in strong SE winds.

Facilities:

  • Water from the pump near church
  • Electricity on the pier
  • Grocery store in Ilovik
  • Post office, exchange office
  • Bakers and several restaurarants

 Approach: There are no dangers in the approach from SE entrance to luka Ilovik. Approaching from NW take care and keep clear of the headlands on both islands, since shoals extend some distance offshore from them. The channel is narrow from the NW entrance until past the village of Ilovik. The minimum depth in the channel is 5,8m.

Beware of strong currents which can sometimes make themselves felt in the channel. If wind and current are opposed short high seas can result.

Light (Fl.3s3M) is situated within Luka Ilovik on the pier head.

Location:

44°27’37” N 14°32’59” E

Note: use charts of HHI MK 8, BA 202, Imray M24

Ilovik harbour plan

Mainland in North Adriatic area - incoming destination Rijeka (Krk Airport)

   1. Vinodol Channel, Velebit channel and Sea of Novigrad

Tihi, Vinodol and Velebit Channel and Sea of Novigrad
Explanatory drawing of geographical area of Vinodol, Velebit and Tihi channel and Novigrad Sea in the north Adriatic – by HHI

An interesting area with beautiful and quite wild nature with National Park of Paklenica, Park of nature Velebit and karst river Zrmanja. Area suitable for people who likes to combine other sort of activities with sailing (like climbing, trekking, canoeing) and do not want to spend whole holiday chasing the sun and spending entire holiday time in quest for paradise coves and bays. Please bear in mind that bora blows here in its strongest. It arrives without any warning , and as a katabatic wind rushes down the steep mountain directly to the sea. In the summer her force is not so fearful as during the winter, but bora still can be very strong and gusty. The scirocco can also blow very strongly in the Velebitski Kanal, so here is especially important that you follow the weather forecast before making your daily route plan.

*Uvala Perčin (Jadranovo)

Port Authority Crikvenica
Tel: +385 51 241577
e-mail: [email protected]
VHF: channel 9
About: Uvala Perčin is a bay at the SE end of the Tihi kanal, on the mainland coast, approximately half Mile North of Rt Ertak. The bay is considered to offer the best shelter against the bora and the sirocco in the Tihi kanal. Depths in Uvala Perčin are in excess of 18 m. A yacht wishing to shelter here should either go alongside the quay with the light (Fl.4s) on the north side of the bay, or bow-to amongst the local boats, which are moored on the South and East sides of the bay. Depths alongside the quay with the light are 4 m.

Uvala Perčin offers good shelter from all the wind directions. Ashore there are several caffe-bars overlooking the bay, and there is a shop in the village. There is also 3-T crane on the quay.

Location:
45°13’33” N 14°36’52” E

Jadranovo Harbour plan

*Uvala Bršljanovica (Uvala Kačjak)
Port Authority Crikvenica
Tel: +385 51 241577
e-mail: [email protected]

 About: 2-3 M NW of Crikvenica, to the E of Rt Kačjak ( a steep whitish coloured headland), lies Uvala Bršljanovica. It is a cove where is possible to obtain shelter from W through N to E. On the East side of the cove are mole and a quay, and at the head of the cove are a slipway. A yacht wishing to obtain shelter, should anchor in 10m depth and take lines ashore (because of the depth and lack of swinging room).

 Location:
45°12’2” N 14°39’17” E

 – NE coast of island Krk (separated by Tihi Kanal from the mainland)

*Zaljev Soline (Klimno)
mob +385 91 256 3729
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Zaljev Soline is a large landlocked bay on the NE coast of island Krk offering excellent shelter. As its name suggested it was once the site of a saltworks.

The small harbour at Klimnno is crowded with local boats, some on moorings, others bow-to the pier. It may be possible to find space amongs the local boats at the pier. The moorings are administrated and supervised by County port authority of Krk, and you can use mobile phone mentioned above for availability check.

Anchor in the NE or S parts of the bay. Bottom throughout is mud and the holding is good.

Good all-round shelter.

Facilities:

  • Water and electricity supply on the pier of Klimno
  • 113 communal berths for boats up to 12m
  • 61 nautical berths for yachts
  • Anchorage for 50 yachts and boats
  • Waste tank
  • Parking
  • Grocery store
  • Restaurant
  • Caffe bar
  • Boatyards with slipway and crane

Approach: Locating Zaljev Soline can be difficult since the entrance is low lying, but a low light tower on the S side of entrance helps identification. There are two light situated on rocks on the S side of the entrance channel. The outer light structure is an octagonal stone tower, and the inner light structure is a red metal pillar on a concrete base. The N side of the entrance channel is fringed with above and below-water rocks, one of which lies 1 ½ cables E of Rt Solinji, the headland on the N side of the entrance. The rock is marked by a light beacon (Fl.G.3s). Within Zaljev Soline there are number of dangers. Between the second light structure (Hridi Crni) and the pier at Klimno there is a shallow bank extending NW of the light on Klimno pier, the depth decreases to just 1,8 m. There is a wreck in the NE corner of the bay, and some disused fishing stakes off the North shore of the bay.

Location:
45°09,3′ N 14°37,4′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24
 

 

*Uvala Stipanja (Šilo)
Port Authority of Krk
Mob +385 91 256 3728
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Uvala Stipanja lies on the NE coast of island Krk, approximately 1,5M SW of Crikvenica on the mainland coast. The village of Šilo lies at the head of Uvala Stipanja on the SW side of the bay. Te bay is sheltered from E by a long neck of land terminating in the Rt Šilo. On the W side of this peninsula there is a small, crowded marina called Šilo marina. A shoal with 3,9m over it extends about 1 cable northwards from Rt Šilo. Most of Uvala Stipanja is deep, but yachts can anchor in convenient depths in South part of the bay. At the village, a breakwater protects the W part of the bay from NW winds.

Tie up along the inner side of the breakwater but beware of the underwater ledge. Depths alongside the breakwater are 3- 4 m. There is unlikely to be space in Šilo marina.

For anchoring it is best  to anchor in SW corner of the bay in 4-8m. The bottom is sand and mud with good holding.

Shelter in Uvala stipnja is good against bora wind, but still take line ashore (to the E side of the bay) to be completely sure. The bay is exposed to winds from N and NW, but it is sheltered from all other directions.

Facilities:

  • Supermarket, bakery, green market
  • Medical centre, Pharmacy
  • Bank, ATM, Post office
  • WIFI hotspot
  • Restaurant, caffe bars
  • Tourist information centre
  • Bus service

Location:
45°08,9′ N 14°40,2′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5, BA 2719, Imray M24

Silo harbour plan

*Uvala Petrina
About: Uvala Petrina is small bay on the E coats of island Krk, located 1M NW of the chapel on the headland at Uvala Sv. Marak. The bay offers shelter to shallow-draught yachts in a bora. It is however exposed to the SE. Anchor in 3-5m depth at the head of the bay. The bottom is sand and weed so the holding is good. If necessary take lines ashore to one of the trees. The anchorage is deserted, partially surrounded by tress, and has clean water for swimming.

Location:
45°07,3′ N 14°40 ‘ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5 and 7, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Uvala Sv. Marak
About: Uvala Sv. Marak lies on the S side of a promontory with a ruined chapel on the top fairly visible from the seaside. There are three bollards and a pier in the bay. It is possible to secure to the W side of this pier in 4m. Unfortunately floating line marking the swimming area has been laid across the bay to the S of bollards, so it is impossible to take lines to these.

The bay is very rough in strong bora or sirocco winds. Shelter is however good from the W and N. In the summer the beach is crowded and the pier may be packed with small craft from the nearby campsite.

Location:
45°06,3′ N 14°40,2′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5 and 7, BA 2719, Imray M24

 
*Vrbnik
Mob: +385 91 256 3728

About:  The harbour of Vrbnik is within a bay, protected from NE by a wall built out from the E shore, leaving only a narrow entrance channel. The town built on a hill to the E of the harbour, has a prominent church belfry and is nicely visible from seaward.
The harbour is sheltered from all direction, except the bora, which can make conditions in the harbour dangerous.
For berthing tie up bow/stern-to the inner side of the main breakwater. Alternatively, moor bows to the wooden jetty located between the root of the breakwater to the E and the pier to the W using the laid lines provided. Note that short pier to the W has underwater obstructions on its NE and SW sides. There are many moorings in the S part of harbour.

Facilities:

  • 110 communal berths for boats up to 12m length
  • 24 nautical berths for yachts and boats
  • Anchorage for 25 boats up to 12m length
  • Designated places with electrical and water supply
  • Slipway for boats
  • Waste tanks
  • Shops in the village including supermarket
  • Post office
  • Medical centre
  • Restaurants and caffe bars
  • Bus service

Approach: There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Vrbnik. It is dangerous to attempt to enter the harbour in a bora.
 
Location:
45°04,7′ N 14°40,6′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 5 and 7, BA 2719, Imray M24
 

*Uvala Mala Luka
About: Uvala Mala Luka is well-sheltered inlet, almost landlocked, situated near the SE corner of island Krk, about1,4 M W of the island of Zečevo. Island of Zečevo and two above water rocks helps to locate Uvala Mala Luka. Beware of the shallow bank just 1,8 m over it, which extends off the W shore of Island Zečevo.

Admiralty Pilot recommends Uvala Mala Luka for its shelter, but please note the rocky bottom with sandy patches, so possibility of potential snag of an anchor. If you intend to stay here it may be advisible to buoy the anchor, and take a line ashore to help prevent cable snagging.

Ashore there is a small beach bar with sun loungers. The hillside around Uvala Mala Luka show signs of having been terraced and cultivated in the past.

Location:
45°59,6′ N 14°48,2′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 7, BA 2719, Imray M24
*Uvala Vela Luka
About: Uvala Vela Luka is a deep inlet, which extends 1M into the SE corner of island Krk. The inlet is sheltered from all but the sirocco and the bora. In a bora gusts are deflected around the headland creating dangerous seas in the bay. The bottom is gravel and the holdings unreliable. It is possible to anchor in 6m near the head of the bay. There is a shingle beach, with rows of sunbeds at the head of the bay and a caffe bar nearby.
The anchorage in Uvala Vela Luka is fine as a lunchtime stop, but due to unreliable holding on gravel is not recommended for longer stops.

 

*Baška
Port Authority of Krk
Mob: +385 91 256 3727
e-mail: [email protected]
About: Baška is a holiday town situated on the shores of a wide bay on the SE coast of island Krk, immediately North of island Prvić. The harbour is protected by two walls, but is poorly sheltered if there is any S in the wind. Reasonable shelter from NW and N. Exposed to S and SE winds, while the bora creates uncomfortable conditions in the harbour.

It can be difficult finding somewhere to berth, but the best option is to moor bows to the inside of the E breakwater, close to the light. The pier to the NW (with the Fl. R.3s light) is used by excursion boats.

Facilities:

  • 50 communal berths for boats up to 10 m length and 250 berths for boats up to 7 m length
  • 14 nautical berths for yachts and boats
  • Anchorage for 50 yachts and boats up to 7m length
  • Designated places for electricity and water supply
  • Waste tank
  • Crane and slipway for boats
  • Parking space for 10 cars
  • Supermarket, fish market, green market, butcher all in the town
  • Post office
  • Pharmacy
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants and caffe bars
  • Bus and taxi service
  • Car and scooter rental agency

 

Approach: There are no dangers in  the approach: High on the hillside above the town and harbour a distinctive red church bell tower helps identify the city.

 
Location:
44°58,1′ N 14°45,8′ E
Note: charts of HHI MK 7, BA 2719, Imray M24

 

 

*Crikvenica
Port Authority Crikvenica
Tel: +385 51 241577
e-mail: [email protected]
VHF: channel 9
About: Situated in the centre of Crikvenica consisting of Vela and Mala palada, where of Vela palada is breakwater, while Mala palada consist of the boat pier and shore.  Port is divided by its purpose on operative, communal and nautical part. Nautical part is situated between operative and communal part with 105 m of length. Currently there are extensive works undertaken on extension of operative breakwater in order to satisfy the safety requirements for the smooth runnig of the county ship line (Crikvenica-Šilo, Island Krk), which is of great importance for the population of the island.

In the city port of Crikvenica boats can be berthed to the inner side of the breakwater that protects the port from the southern winds. During the season there are 25 berths available, and out of season 5 berths. In the port there are electricity and water supply. The interior of the port is protected from the north wind.

Visiting yachts should tie up beyond the berth used by the excursion boats in the space allocated for visitors. There are buoys here for taking stern lines. Alongside the quay depths are 3m.

The harbour is sheltered from N through E to SE. The new harbour is also sheltered from S.

Facilities:

  • Electricity and water supply
  • Fuel from nearby fuel station
  • Waste oil
  • Grocery shops in the city
  • Restaurants and Caffe bar
  • Post office, ATM, Bank also in the city

Approach: When sailing you have to be careful because of the shallows on the N side of the port. When in the port sail to the pier where the water depth is over 3m.

The mainland coast on either side of Crikvenica harbour is bordered by a shallow bank. Two red can buoys mark the seaward edge of the bank to the NW of the harbour , and a green buoy marks the seaward end of the shallows to the SE of the harbour. If entering the main harbour pass between the more S red buoy and the breakwater to the S. At night take particular care because none of the buoys are lit.

If going to the fuel berth, pass S of the green buoy.There are depths of 5m in the approach to the main harbour and 4m in the approach to the fuel berth.

There are light structures on the end of main breakwater and on the pier on the W side if the river entrance. Confusingly both lights show the same characteristic (Fl.G.2s).

 Location:
45°10’22” N 14°41’21” E

Crikvenica Harbour plan

*Selce
Port Authority Crikvenica
El: +385 51 241 577
e-mail: info@zlu-crikvenica-hr
 
About: Selce is small holiday resort on the mainland coast of the Velebitski Kanal. Visiting yachts can tie up at the pier in the bay.

The bay is open to the W

Tie up alongside the main pier on which there is a light structure. Depths alongside the pier are approximately 3,5 m. Tie up on the side which will give the best shelter.

Bay gives good shelter from N through E to S.

Facilities:

  • Water from the tap on the beach shower
  • Supermarket and butcher
  • Green market
  • Post office, ATM, bank
  • Medical centre
  • Tourist informaiton, hotels
  • Restaurant, caffe bar
  • Bus and taxi service

Approach: Selce lies 1,5 M northwest of the light on Rt Tokal and 1,6M southeast of Crikvenica. There is a large hotel on the nW headland and conspicious belfry with a spire in the town.

On the S and SE sides of the bay are breakwater and curved pier with a circular concrete bathing platform between them. AT night these dangers are in the obscure sector of the light on the mainhead pier.

Approaching from N note that a shallow bank with just 4,8m over it extends approximately 1,5 cables off the mainland shore just NW of Selce.

Location:
45°09’27” N 14°43’7” E
Note: use HHI chart MK 5, or BA 2719, Imray M24

Selce harbour plan

*Uvala Slana
About: Uvala Slana lies 1,1M northwest of the light on RT Tokal, and is separated from Selce by a promontory. There is a small harbour here, which has been taken over as a berthing area, and canoe and pedalo hire entre for a large campsite. All in all it is an extremly crowdy and noisy bay. Not recommended for berthing.

Location:
45°09’6” N 14°43’20” E
Note: use HHI chart MK 5, or BA 2719, Imray M24

Uvala Slana plan

*Uvala Jasenova
About: Uvala Jasenova is a wooded inlet on the mainland coast three cable from Rt Tokal. The inlet, which is a bora haven, can be recognised by a war memorial in the form of an obelisk on the headland on the NW side of entrance. The cove is generously provided with bollard. There are depths of 4m towards the head of the cove. Shelter is good from NW through N to E.

Location:
45°09’6” N 14°43’20” E
Note: use HHI chart MK 5, or BA 2719, Imray M24 (Uvala Jasenova is not named on HHI MK 5)

 

 

*Novi Vinodolski – harbour and marina Novi
Mel 1B,
51250 Novi Vinodolski
Tel: +385 51569180
e-mail: [email protected]

 
About: the small town of Novi, in the Vinodol region, stands on the hillside overlooking the harbour, which is convenient port of call for filling up the fuel and water tanks. Other provisions are also obtainable.

The construction of new 204 berth marina with 10 places on land, Marina Novi, within the harbour has significantly improved options for visiting yachts.
If  berthing in the harbour, tie up alongside the inner side of breakwater, alongside the quay near the harbour office, or alongside the mole. There are minimum depths of2,5, in all these positions. The mole has over 3 m at its head
The harbour is sheltered from all directions except W and strong NW winds.
Facilities:

  • Reception
  • Electricity and water
  • Travel lift up to 40T
  • Hydro lift
  • Authorized engine service
  • Fuel station
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Video surveliance
  • Berth assistance
  • Restaurant
  • Cagge bar
  • Pool with sun deck
  • Children playground
  • Appartments
  • Conference hall

Approach: The hillside of Novi can be recognized by its distinctive belfry. Approaching from SE, note that there is a small island Otočić Sv. Marin, 0-6 M of Novi Vinodolski, close inshore, identifiable by the chapel that stands on it. The islands stands on the shallow bank with 5-7m depths and less over it, extending some 2,5 cables offshore. The island is not lit. Entry to the marina and harbour is between the old breakwater (light is on the knuckle between the old breakwater head and the new extension) and a breakwater to the North of this. Depth within the entrance are 6-3 m.

On entering Luka(harbour) Novi, do not pass close to the N shore which is shallow.

 Location:
45°08’39” N 14°47’11” E

Novi Vinodolski Harbour plan

*Mitan marina
Obala dr. Josipa Sokolića 1a
51250 Novi Vinodolski
Tel: +385 51 627 762
Mob: +385 91 627 7630
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.mitanmarina.com/

 
About: another new marina in this area, Mitan Marina is located on the coast of the Vinodol channel in the bay Uvala Moruskva. The highest ecological standards were met during the construction of the marina. The landscaping harmonises with the ambience and enhances its natural beauty.

Berths for large yachts are available on the breakwater. Some are equipped with dock fingers that facilitate entering or leaving the berths and tying boats to the dock. Vessels up to 30 meters in length moor along the inner side of the breakwater, while mega yachts up to 80 meters in length can dock on the outer side. Extremely well built, with concrete piers providing additional security, and marina is protected by a 240-meter-long breakwater.

 
Facilities:

  • 180 berths for yachts up to 15 m
  • 120 dry berths
  • 20T crane
  • Reception
  • Water and electricity supply
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Waste disposal
  • Laundry
  • Storage
  • Service station
  • Car parking
  • 24h surveillance
  • Restaurant
  • Luxury rooms
  • Caffe bar
  • Fuel station
  • WLAN, Internet
  • Charter agency with small power boats

Location:
45°07’12” N 14°48’25” E

 

*Povile
Port Authority Novi Vinodolski
Trg Vinodolskog zakona 5
51250 Novi Vinodolski
Tel: +385 51 244 780
e-mail: [email protected]

About: There is a small crowded harbour at Povile, a holiday village 1,6M east-southeast of Luka Novi. The harbour and bay are used by campers from the holiday camp on the small promontory to the E. Povile is not recommended for visiting yachts, but if overtaken by bora, it is possible to enter the bay to seek shelter. Anchor in 10-12m just W of the harbour and take lines ashore. Note that a rocky spit extends underwater in a S direction from the NW shore W of the harbour.

Location:
45°06’56” N 14°49’12” E
Note: use HHI chart MK 7, or BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Luka Teplo
Port Authority Novi Vinodolski
Trg Vinodolskog zakona 5
51250 Novi Vinodolski
Tel: +385 51 244 780
e-mail: [email protected]

 
About: Luka Teplo lies 1M north-northwest of the light on the low -lying islet of Otočić Sv.Anton (connected to the mainland by a low rubble wall). It is separated from Uvala Žrnovnica to the E by a reddish-coloured bluff promontory.

Shelter in Luka Teplo is good from all directions except S and SW. The bora blows strongly here and shore lines are therefore esential in bora conditions.

Approach: There are no dangers in the approach to Luka Teplo which can be identified by a large square house on the E side of the inlet. To the S of house is a quay where it is possible to tie up. Depths alongside the quay are from 4-4,5m. If you prefer to go farther in it is possible to anchor towards the head of the inlet in depths of 15 m (sand), taking lines ashore. There is a flat grassy area at the head of the inlet with a road leading to it. This grass area is used as an unofficial campsite.
 Location:
45°06’40” N 14°49’52” E
Note: use HHI chart MK 7, or BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Uvala Žrnovnica
About: Uvala Žrnovnica is a sheltered inlet on the mainland coast approximately eight cables north of the light on Otočić Sv. Anton and 2,4M southeast of Luka Novi. The inlet offers shelter from all wind directions except SW, although the bora is felt strongly here. The best shelter is available at the far, inner end of inlet. Anchor and take lines ashore. The sides of the inlet. Anchor and take lines ashore. The sides of the inlet are rocky and steep with some acree in parts. The presence of fish farm has reduced the space available for anchoring.

Luka Teplo next bay to the W is far better shelter.

Location:
45°06,9′ N 14°50,2′ E
Note: use HHI chart MK 7, or BA 2719, Imray M24

 

*Klenovica
Port Authority Novi Vinodolski
Trg Vinodolskog zakona 5
51250 Novi Vinodolski
Tel: +385 51 244 780
e-mail: [email protected]
About: Nearly half mile north-northeast of the small low-lying islet of Otočić Sv. Anton (connected to the mainland by a rubble wall). On which there is a light (Fl.3s9m6M). lies a small holiday village called Klenovica. The village is built around a bay, which is open to winds with any W in them, but is sheltered from the boar and the scirocco. There are number of small piers around the bay and small-craft moorings.

 
Location:
45°06,6′ N 14°50,9′ E
Note: use HHI chart MK 7, or BA 2719, Imray M24

Klenovica Harbour plan

*Uvala Sv.Jelena
About: Uvala Sveta Jelena is located 1,5M north-northwest of Senj. It is a cove used as bora and sirocco haven. It can be recognised from seaward by a house and pension by the roadside on the hill above the cove.
There are no dangers in approach.
When close to Uvala Sv. Jelena cannons can be seen upend and partially buried at the head of the cove, placed there to serve as bollards for shore lines. Anchor in 5-8m and take a line ashore to a bollard. Near the beach there are depths of 3m, but further out the depths increase to 8 m and over.
Shelter is good from N through E to S
Location:
45°00,9′ N 14°53,6′ E
Note: use HHI chart MK 7, or BA 2719, Imray M24

 

 

*Senj
Port Authority Senj
Tel: + 385 53 884659
e-mail: [email protected]
About: The open harbour of Senj lies on the north side of a promontory which juts out from the mainland coast into the Velebitski kanal. Senj is well known for the ferocity of the bora it experiences, especially during the winter months and it is rarely visited by yachts. Senj was for centuries an extremly important port and town, sourrounded by an effective defense system. Parts of defences remain, as well as many interesting buildings in the old part of the town. The view from Fort Nehaj, completed in 1558 is worth the trek up the hill. If you wish to pay a visit, note, that opening hours are only during the morning.

There are number of possible berths at Senj. Choose one which gives the best shelter at the current conditions. Tie up alongside the pier in the SE corner of the harbour, or alongside the quay near the harbour office on the South side of the harbour. Note that there is an underwater ledge projecting from part of the quay near the harbour office. There are depths of at least 3 m alongside all these berths.

 
Approach: The square castle, Fort Nehaj, on a hill to the South of the town, and the light structure at the foot of the headland, are visible from all directions when approaching Senj. There are no dangers in the approach to the harbour, which lies on the North side of the headland.

Facilities:

  • Harbour master office
  • Fuel from nearby station on the main road up the hill
  • Supermarket
  • Butcher
  • Bakery
  • Caffe bar
  • Restaurant
  • ATM
  • Post office
  • Tourist information
  • Taxi

Location:
45°59’28” N 14°53’57” E

 

*Jurjevo (Luka Sv. Juraj)
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 660
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Jurjevo is a small town and harbour on the mainland coast of the Velebitski kanal approximately 4,4M north-northeast of Rt Malta.

When in the harbour, tie up alongside the S side of the pier next to the harbourmaster’s office (4m depth), or go bow/stern to the quay on the S side of the harbour (1m immediately alongside increasing to 2 m and over).

Good shelter from S through E to NE. The bora blows strongly here, but does not create a big sea. Strong W winds can create dangerous conditions in the harbour.

Facilities:

  • No public water tap
  • No fuel station
  • Several grocerz shops
  • Supermarket
  • Green market
  • Post office
  • Tourist informaiton
  • Restaurant and caffe bars
  • Bus service

Approach: Jurjevo can be identified by the small island Lisac, which lies close W of the harbour. To the S of village is a factory, Jurjevo Plastika. Approaching from N the church belfry is also visible. Pass to the N of the island to enter the harbour. Iti s considered dangerous to attempt to enter the harbour in a strong bora.

Location:
45°55’45” N 14°55’9” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

Sv.Juraj Harbour plan

*Uvala Malin

About: uvala Malin is an inlet facing N, which can be a useful place to shelter especially in winds form SW,S and SE. Air and water temperature in this cove is considerably lower than elsewhere along this stretch of coast, because of an icy mountain stream, which enters the bay. The ruins at the head of the cove, and the cove’s name, suggest that there was once a water mill here. The name of the hamlet is Žrnovnica.

Visiting yachts should anchor (in mud and gravel) and take lines ashore, either to the bollards, or to the E breakwater, depending on the conditions.

Good shelter from NE through S to W.

Facilities:

  • Fresh water
  • Grocery shop
  • Money exchange office from the campsite

Approach: Uvala Malin lies approximately 1,5 M sout-southwest of Jurjevo (Luka Sv. Juraj). Uvala Malin can be located by the unlit concrete beacon (painted black,red,black with two balls as topmark) lying just NW of the entrance. The beacon marks a rock with 1,8m over it, called Pličina Sika od Malina. There is a clear passage between this rock and the headland to the S, Rt Zaglav which lies to the W of Uvala Malin. Alternatively if approaching from N it is possible to pass to the E of beacon.

Two offset breakwaters, one extending from the W side of the cove, and the other from the E side, protect the harbour to some extent from the N. Both of these breakwaters have stone ballasting extending underwater into the channel.

Location:
45°54,4′ N 14°54,8′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

 

*Uvala Duboka
About: Uvala Duboka, which lies approximately 2,5M north-northeast of Luka Lukovo Otočko, is mentioned as a haven for small vessels in a bora or sirocco.

The bay has house at its head and a quay. There is very little space in the cove and it is best avoided unless you are overtaken by an emergency or bad weather. Uvala Duboka is sheltered from N through E to S, but exposed to W.

Best to anchor inside the bay, mud bottom and holding is good. Berthing is available alongside the quay with bollards. Height of the coast is around 1,7m.

Location:
45°53,9′ N 14°54,4′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24
Plan of bay of Dumboka

*Luka Lukovo Otočko
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 660
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Luka Lukovo Otočko is a wide bay, open N, lying to the E of Rt Malta. The bay is backed by high mountains down which strong katabatic winds can fall with no warning. There is a breakwater, behind which it is possible to find some shelter.

The bay itself is for the most part too deep for anchoring. Tie up bow/stern-to the inner side of the breakwater, dropping the anchor in 7m. There is 4m depth alongside the breakwater. Ensure that your lines are secure, and your anchor holding, because conditions here can dramatically change.

The bay is sheltered from W through S to E. The bora blows very strong here.

Facilities:

  • Grocery shop at the head of the bay
  • Post office

Approach: Luka Lukovo Otočko is easy to identify because of the white-painted, square pillar light structure on Rt Malta. Rt Malta is a low rocky headland with no vegetation. The land on the NE and E of Rt Malta is considerably higher.

There are no dangers in the immediate approach, although there may be fishing nest set in the bay.

Location:
45°51’24” N 14°53’32” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

Lukovo Otočko harbour plan

*Uvala Donja Klada
About: Approximately 1M north of Luka Starigrad lies Uvala Klada, a larger and deeper bay with a shop and a cafe in the village. It is possible to anchor in the N part of the bay in the depths of 10-12m, taking lines ashore to the bollards provided. The bottom is mud and sand with patches of weed. It is not a perfect anchorage, but if in an emergency and with no other alternatives it can serves.

It is sheltered from NE wind, but outer part of bay is exposed to SW and NW winds.

There are no danger in the approach to Uvala Klada. The light structure on the end of the pier is no longer lit

Location:
45°49′ N 14°53,3′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

 

*Luka Starigrad
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 660
e-mail: [email protected]
About: The hamlet of Starigrad lies on the mainland coast of The Velebitski kanal approximately 5,5M north of Jablanac. The bay has a few houses and holiday homes, and a pier and slipway. Depths in the bay are too great for just lying to an anchor, but it is possible to anchor and take lines ashore to the one of the bollards. Luka Starigrad can be recognised by a small white chapel and a cemetery on the N headland. The light on the pier head is no longer maintained.

It offers partial shelter against bora and sirocco.

There are no dangers in the approach.

Location:
44°47’53““ N 14°52’53” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

Starigrad harbour plan

*Uvala Stinica, Vela Stinica
About: Approximately 1,5M north of Jablanac is a bay which can provide shelter in a bora or sirocco. Uvala stinica divides into a north (Vela Stinica) and a south (Mala Stinica) arm. In a bora anchor in the north arm, and in sirocco anchor in the south arm. Anchor and take lines ashore to the bollards provided. There used to be a sawmill here for a wood brought down to the bay by a cable-way.

Ferry terminal has been recently built which connects Stinice to uvala Mišnjak on island Krk.

Location:
44°43’10” N 14°53’25” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-7, or BA 202,or Imray M24

*Jablanac
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 660
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Jablanac is an attractive village and harbour on the mainland coast of the Velebitski kanal. The harbour is spoilt by the fumes, dust and noise of the traffic using the ferry to island Rab.

For berthing tie up alongside the pier on the D*SE side of the harbour, near the harbourmaster’s office.

Good shelter from NW through N to S, although bora creates an uncomfortable surge within the harbour.

Facilities:

  • Water from the water hydrant at the pier
  • Post office
  • Harbour master
  • Hotel with restaurant
  • Grocery shop and green market
  • Caffe bar and an ice cream shop
  • Bus and ferry service

Approach: The harbour is easily identified by the light structure on Rt Štokić to the NW of the harbour. If approaching from island Rab beware of the rock and shoal, Pl. Glavina (marked by a light), which lies approximately 1M southwest of the harbour. There are no dangers in the immediate approach to the harbour, but beware of car ferries
Location:
44°42’19” N 14°53’49” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-9, or BA 202,or Imray M24

Jablanac harbour plan

*Uvala Zavratnica

VELEBIT NATURE PARK
Kaniža bb
53000 Gospić
Phone: +385 53 560 450
E-mail [email protected]
Web http://www.pp-velebit.hr/

About: Uvala Zavratnica is spectacular steep-sided fjord on the mainland coast of the Velebitski Kanal less than half M south of Jablanac. It has been declared as specialy protected area and a part of Velebit Nature Park. Therefore yachts are no longer allowed to anchor over night, and a stay is restricted to a maximum of two hours. Also visitors are charged a fee. The sides of the fjord are partially terraced with some trees and a path has been constructed most of the way around the inlet. The path leads to Jablanac. Uvala Zavratnica is popular beauty spot..

Approach: The entrance can be difficult to identify, but there is a circular stone „sheep pen“ on the headland to the S, and a big hotel in the next bay N. There are no dangers in the immediate approach, but if crossing from island Rab, beware of Pličina Glavina. Pl. Glavina is a rock and shoal, marked by a lit beacon (Fl(2)10s) and lying approximately 1M west of the entrance to Uvala Zavratnica.

At the entrance to Uvala Zavratnica there are depths in excess of 18m, but farther in the depths decrease to 5m near the head of the inlet. Beware of the wreck on the N shore of the „pool“ when manoeuvring. Anchor and take lines ashore because of the limited swinging room. There are some rings for mooring lines in the rock. The bay is sheltered from all directions except W and SW. There are no facilities ashore.

Location:
44°42′ N 14°54,2′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-9, or BA 202,or Imray M25

Uvala Zavratnica

*Uvala Prizna

About: Uvala Prizna which is situated approximately 1,5 M northwest of the light on Rt Jurišnica, can be identified by a lit beacon (Q(2)5s8m8M) on a reef to the northwest of the entrance. It is a ferry port now, connecting mainland with island Pag. It is no longer suitable anchorage for a yachts.

Location:
44°36,1′ N 14°58,4′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-9, or BA 202,or Imray M25

 

*Luka Cesarica
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 659
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Luka Cesarica is a small inlet open S which lies approximately 3,1M northwest of Karlobag and approximately 1,6M southeast of the light on Rt Jurišnica.

The bay has a quay at its head used by a small local boats. Anchor in 9-12m and take lines ashore. The bay is sheltered from W through N to S, but it is not recommended during bora.

Approach: Approaching form S beware of a number of shoal patches, rocks and reefs which lie up to three cables off the mainland coast between Karlobag and Luka Cesarica. Luka Cesarica can be identify when approaching from S by the red-roofed houses at the head of the bay, with trees behind them.

Approaching from N the mainland coast is clear of dangers SE of Rt Jurišnica. Luka Cesarica is hidden behind a low bluff headland, and does not come into view until you are S of it. There are no dangers in the immediate approach.

Location:
44°33,7′ N 15°01,5′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-10, or BA 515 and 202,or Imray M25

 

*Karlobag
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 659
e-mail: [email protected]

About: Karlobag is small holiday town and ferry port at the foot of Velebit mountain on the nE side of the Velbitski kanal. It has a small, open harbour, which offers limited shelter. Karlobag can however be useful place to stop for supplies.

There are 3 piers in Karlobag. The S pier or breakwater has stone ballasting on both sides, which prevents yachts for tying up alongside. Some of the stone ballasting lies up to 15m from the end of the breakwater. The best berth for a yacht is to tie up alongside the central pier. Depths alongsides this pier range from 3-2m.

There is a deep cove to The E of the town where it is possible to anchor (in 12-18m), although it is necessary to take lines ashore. On the SE side of the cove there is a quay with some bollards nearby.

The cove offers slightly better shelter in a bora and in NW winds than doe the harbour. In the cove shelter can be found from NW through N to E. Harbour offers some shelter from N and E winds.

Facilities:

  • Water from hydrant 30m from head of the pier
  • Petrol and diesl from fuel station on the main road
  • Supermarkets, butcher, baker, green market
  • Bank, ATM, Post offcie
  • Tourist informaiton
  • Hotels, restaurants and caffe bars
  • Bus service

Approach: Karlobag lies approximately 3M north of Rt Krištofor. The town is visible from seaward. On the headland on the S side of karlobag is a distinctive church belfry next to the ruined church, which helps identyfing the town.

Approaching form S there are no dangers.

Approaching from N beware o the various rocks and shoals which in places lie up to three cables off the mainland coast for the 3m northwest of Karlobag.
Location:
44°31’30” N 15°04’20” E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-10, or BA 515 and 202,or Imray M25

Karlobag Harbour plan

*Uvala Bliznica
About: Uvala Bliznica is another cove on the NE coast of the Velebitski kanal, which offers good shelter in a bora. The bay is extremly difficult to locate. It is easy to pas sit without recognising it. The best way to locate Uvala Bliznica is by taking bearing on the light structure at Rt Krištofor, which is approximately 2,3 M to the W.

Within Uvala Bliznica are three bollards at the head of inlet, and two others, one on each side of the inlet. Anchor in 11m towards the head of the bay and take lines to the bollards.

There are no buildings here and no facilities.

Approach: Approaching from S it is possible to see the Adriatic Highway some distance up the mountain side with a number of houses nearby. Some low rocks at the NW entrance to Uvala Bliznica can also be seen if close to the shore. Approaching from N a reddish-brown wedge -shaped cliff (with the steep side to the sea) lying to the SE of the bay and the low rocks at the NW side of entrance help locate the bay. There is a conical shaped hill to the E of the haven.

Location:
44°28,5′ N 15°08,3′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-10, or BA 515,or Imray M25

*Uvala Lukovo Šugarje
Port Authority Senj
Obala kralja Zvonimira 12
53270 Senj
Tel: +385 53 884 659
e-mail: [email protected] 
About: Uvala Lukovo-Šugarje is a natural harbour and a bora haven on the NE coast of the Velebitski Kanal. It is located approxiamtely 2,1M northwest of the light on Hrid Konj and 4,6 M southeast of Rt Krištofor on island Pag.

There is a pier in the E part of the bay. Yachts are not allowed to secure to this. Go to the far SE part of the bay, anchor in depths of 4-8m, and take lines ashore. A quay has been constructed in this part  of the bay, where is also possible to moor. The bay is sheltered from all winds and seas, although the bora is felt strongly here.

Facilities: there are no facilities here. The nearest village, Lukovo-Šugarje is half mile away.

Approach: approaching from S a tank farm about 1M east of the cove, up on the hillside and surrounded by red earth, is visible. Approaching from N the church belfry on the village can be seen. On entering the bay, beware of a low reef extending off the N headland.
Location:
44°26,7′ N 15°11′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-10, or BA 515,or Imray M25

 

 

*Uvala Tribanj Sv. Magdalena (Trstenica)
About: Tribanj Sv. Magdalena is located opposite of Ljubačka vrata passage. It can be located by electricity substation behind the chapel at the head of the bay.

It is possible to anchor in depths of 11-17m with sand and mud, so holding is good. You can also moor alongside the quay with bollards on the E side of the bay with depths between 3 and 3,7m.

This bay does not offer shelter from bora or sirocco which causes rough conditions.

Location: 44°21,7′ N 15°17,6′ E
Note: use charts of HHI MK-10 and MK-12, or BA 515,or Imray M25

 Tribanj Sv. Marija Magdalena plan

-South part of Velebitski Kanal, Novsko Ždrilo, Novigradsko More and Karinsko more

This area is located SE from the connection between  bay Tribanj Sv. Magdalena and Ljubačka vrata up to Rovanjska bay (furthermost bay in the southeast part of the channel). Sailing through Channel Novsko ždrilo you will reach Novigradsko more from the Velebit channel.

Iti s possible to find shelter in harbours as Starigrad-Paklenica, Vinjerac and Ražanac, while good shelter from the bora you can find in the bays of Lisarica, Običaj, Krušćica duboka, Krušćica Mala and Slobodina.

  

*Krušćica Mala and Uvala Krušćica Duboka
About: Krušćica is a small village on the northeast coast of the Velebitski kanal approximately 2,5 M northeast of the Ljubačka Vrata. It has a pier and two bollards used by local fishing craft. The busy Adriatic Highway runs around the cove. Ashore are some restaurants and a shop.

The next bay to the NW, Uvala Krušćica Duboka, offer excellent protection from the bora. There are three bollards at the head of the bay, so you can secure anchorage by taking lines ashore to one of them. Uvala Krušćica Duboka is easily located because of the light structure on Dugi Rt to the W with following light characteristics (Fl.R.3s6m5M). The light structure is surrounded by cypress and pine trees. Approaching from S beware of an isloated rocky shoal, Plić Grabovača, with 4,6m over it, which lies two cables offshore approximately 1M southeast of Dugi Rt.

Location:
Krušćica  44°20,9′ N 15°19,3′ E
Krušćica Duboka 44°21,1′ N 15°19′ E

Note: use charts of HHI MK-10, or BA 515,or Imray M25

 

*Starigrad-Paklenica
Port Authority of Zadar
Liburnijska obala 6/5
23000 Zadar
Tel: +385 23 250565
E-mail: [email protected]

Paklenica National Park contacts:
Dr. F. Tuđmana 14a
HR – 23244 Starigrad-Paklenica
CROATIA
Tel.: +385 (0) 23 369 155, 369 202 (Direction and Camp)
369 803 (Entrance 1 Velika Paklenica)
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected] (info)
Web: hittps://np-paklenica.hr/en/

About: Starigrad Paklenica is the gateway to the Paklenica National park, and lies at the foot of the Velebit mountains on the NE coast of the Velebitski Kanal. It lies approximately 2,5M northwest of Vinjerac. The bora blows here at its strongest, so plan the visit in calm weather only. As it is, the NW side of the quay is uncomfortable with the afternoon breeze. Strong W winds are also dangerous.

There is no real harbour here only a quay which serves for yacht visitors. The light at the end of breakwater has following light characteristics (Fl.R.3s7m3M).

Moor from both sides of breakwater. With bora and W winds it is recommended to be tied up with springs on each sides alongside of E side of breakwater. Smaller boats can tie up alongside smaller pier in the middle of harbour. N and S parts of harbours are shallow.

Anchoring in emergency situation possible in front of the harbour. Bottom is sand and holding is good.

Facilities:

  • Water from hydrant or tap on the coast
  • Supermarket, green market
  • Pharmacy
  • Post Office, ATM
  • Tourist information centre
  • Restaurants and caffe bars
  • Hotels
  • Fuel from the fuel station on the main road

Approach: The immediate approach to the quay has no dangers, but approaching from SE take care about shoals which extend from the Rt Stara Kula. The outer edge of these shoals is marked by a light buoy (Fl(3)R.10s5M). A ridge of rocks, only just below the surface, extends up to three cables offshore for seven cables NW of the light buoy. Starigrad Paklenica is located about 1,5M northwest of the light buoy.

Location:
44°17’41,8” N 15°26’15,9” E
Note: Use charts of HHI MK-12 (100-19), or BA 515, Imray M25

Starigrad Paklenica harbour plan

*Karinsko more
About: Karinsko more is a small lake nearly 2M long and just over 1M wide. There is a reef on the W side of the lake and a shallow bank fringing the lake. It is possible to find a lunchtime anchorage in the lake. It is sheltered from all directions, although the bora does blow strongly here.

 

*Karinsko Ždrilo
About: it is the name given to the narrow channel which connects the Novigradsko more with Karinsko more. The channel is narrow but has a minimum depth of 12m. Approaching from the Novigradsko more, note that there is shallow bank extending N from the headland to the W of the entrance. A power cable with an air clearance of 22m crosses the channel approximately seven cables from the entrance, just before the channel turns sharply to the S.

It is possible to anchor in the Karinsko Ždrilo, the best anchorage being in the bay near the chapel approximately four cables S of the entrance from the Novigradsko more. The anchorage is sheltered from all winds. Beyond the chapel there are few houses along the E bank with landing places, a shop and two restaurants.

Location:
44°10,4′ N 15°36,2′ E
Note: Use charts of HHI MK-12, BA 515, Imray M25

*Rijeka Zrmanja and Obrovac

About: Rijeka Zrmanja is the name of the river which enters the Novigradsko more on the E shore, approximately 2,5M southeast of the Novsko ždrilo. It is possible to navigate the river as far s the town of Obrovac, 6M upstream. Permission to go up the river must first be obtained, either from the harbourmaster at Novigrad or at Zadar.

The river may only be navigated during daylight. Vessels must keep to starboard, and yachts should give away to the ships. The channel has depths of 4 m. It is marked by green posts to starboard and red posts to port. Anchoring in the river is prohibited but it is possible to tie up at the quay at Obrovac where there are depths of approximately 2,5m.

Facilities in harbour Obrovac:

  • Water from water hydrant
  • Fuel from fuel station next to the bridge
  • Post office
  • Pharmacy, Medical centre
  • Tourist information
  • Restaurants and caffe bars
  • Grocery shops and supermarket

Location:
44°12,3′ N 15°41′ E

Obrovac Harbour plan

*Novigard (Novigradsko more)
Port Authority of Zadar
Liburnijska obala 6/5
23000 Zadar
Tel: +385 23 250565
E-mail: [email protected] 
About: The entrance to Novigrad lies nearly 2M from Novigradsko Ždrilo (the narrow channel connecting the Velebitski Kanal with the Novigradsko More). Novigrad is small and picturesque town on the E shore of a narrow inlet. The town climbs a hill which is surmounted by the ruins of a 13th century castle. The town was badly damaged during the last war (1991-1995).

For berthing either tie up alongside the quay near the harbourmaster’s office, or anchor and take lines to the bollards on the SW bank. The holding in mud is unreliable.

The inlet is sheltered from all wind directions, except the bora, which blows particularly strong here. In a bora it is recommended that yachts should moor accros the inlet, with bow lines to the NE quay and stern lines to the bollards. The sea level can rise by 1m in a bora.

Facilities:

  • Water tap near harbourmaster’s office
  • Water and electricity on the quay
  • Grocery store, supermarket
  • Post office
  • Pharmacy and Medical centre
  • Restaurants, caffe bars
  • Hotel and campsite
  • Bus service

Approach: Approaching from the Novsko Ždrilo the river valley of Novigrad with its steep cliffs is easily visible. The castle walls above the town are also conspicious. A stone light structure stands on the headland on the E side of the entrance. There are no dangers in the immediate approach.
Location:
44°10’58” N 15°32’47” E
Note: use HHI chart MK-12, or BA 515, Imray M25

 

*Posedarje (Novigradsko more)
Port Authority of Zadar
Liburnijska obala 6/5
23000 Zadar
Tel: +385 23 250565
E-mail: [email protected]
About: Posedarje village lies on the NW coast of the Novigradsko More on the N side of the shallow bay called Uvala Luka. Uvala Luka is shallow for some distance offshore and it is not recommended as an anchorage.

Posedarje harbour, which is also shallow and can accommodate yachts drawing up to 1,5m, is approached through a dredged channel. The channel is dredged to approximately 3m but it is not something you should rely on and it is marked by posts.

Shelter in the harbour is good from all directions except the scirocco. The boar doesn’t blow too strongly in this area.

When approaching beware of Hridi Veli Školj, an above-water rock to the E of Posedarje.

Facilities:

  • Water from water tap
  • Elecricity supply on the pier
  • Post office
  • Medical centre
  • Restaurans and caffe bars
  • Grocery shops
  • Tourist information centre

Location:
44°12,5′ N 15°28,8′ E
Note: use HHI chart MK-12, or BA 515, Imray M25

 

*Vinjerac
Port Authority of Zadar
Liburnijska obala 6/5
23000 Zadar
Tel: +385 23 250565
E-mail: [email protected]

About: Vinjerac is small village and harbour on the mainland coast, on the S shore of the Velebitski Kanal. The village and harbour are clean and attractive. There is plenty of room for visiting yachts. A foreign yachts causes quite a stir and local people are friendly and helpful.

For appropriate berthing, tie up alongside or bow/stern-to the inner side of the outer breakwater. Immediately alongside there are depths of 1,5m, but further out the depths increase to 6m. Alternatively, moor alongside the inner pier.

The harbour can be uncomfortable with the NW afternoon breeze which typically reaches Force 4 here. Shelter is good from all directions except NW and the bora. The bora always blows very strong here.

Facilities:

  • Water from public water tap
  • Electricity supply on the pier
  • Post office
  • Hotel
  • Tourist informations
  • Grocery shops and green market
  • Bus service

Approach: Vinjerac lies 5,8M southeast of the light on Otok Ražanac Veli. The village can be recognised by a circular rain catchment area and an aerial mast with a disc on the hillside above the village. There is a belfry in the village.

Beware of the rock approximately five cables NW of Vinjerac harbour. The rock is marked by an unlit N cardinal pole beacon to the NE. Slightly north of the midway point between the rock and the harbour light is an isolated shoal with approximately 6,2m over it. Both the rock and shoal lie within the red sector of the light on Vinjerac harbour wall (Fl.WR.3s7m4/3M). The coast to the E of Vinjerac is shallow for at least a cable offshore. Approximately 1M east of Vinjerac depths of just over 3m are to be found on the N side of the deep water channel.

Location:
44°15,5′ N 15°28′ E
Note: use HHI chart MK-12, or BA 515, Imray M25

Vinjerac Harbour plan

*Ražanac
Port Authority of Zadar
Liburnijska obala 6/5
23000 Zadar
Tel: +385 23 250565
E-mail: [email protected]

 About: The harbour of Ražanac lies on the mainland coast 1,9 M south-southeast of the light on Otočić Ražanac Veli (Fl.5s16m9M) within the Velebitski Kanal. Ražanac is rearely visited by yachts, so the arrival of foreigners is special event. The village is sourrounded by bare stony terrain. There is a one plantation which has survived the bora and helps to identify Ražanac from a distance.

For berthing tie up alongside the harbour breakwater. If caught here in a boar the recommended tactic is to lie bows to the breakwater, with lines taken out to the bollards on the opposite side of the harbour.

Good shelter from W through S to E. Both the bora and NW winds blow strongly here.

Facilities:

  • Grocery store, green market
  • Post office
  • Medical centre
  • Caffe bar
  • Bus service to Zadar and Pag

Approach: Beware of shoals extending W and SW of Otočić Ražanac Veli. The three islands of Ražanac Mali, Donji Škoj and Ražanac Veli can be difficult to distinguish because they blend into the stony background. Nearer to Ražanac, which is easily identified from seaward, note that a shallow bank extends off the mainland coast between Rt Dragunica 1,2M northwest of the harbour itself. On either side of the harbour there are some submerged rocks close to the shore. One rock lies close to the root of the harbour breakwater on the seaward side of the breakwater. Note that on the seaward side of the breakwater, and running parallel to it, there is a defensive wall of boulders. This extends beyond the head of breakwater.

Ražanac harbour can be identified by a large windowless building near the harbour, a castle tower near the root of harbour, and a large church, which has no spire or belfry.

Location:
44°17,1′ N 15°21,1′ E

Razanac harbour plan