1. Split – Drvenik
2. Drvenik – Primošten
3. Primošten – Prvić Luka
4. Prvić Luka – Skradin
5. Skradin – Tribunj
6. Tribunj – Kornati (Žut)
7. Kornati (Žut) – Veli Iž
8. Veli Iž – Sali
9. Sali – Kornati (Telašćica)
10. Kornati (Telašćica) – Piškera (Kornati islands)
11. Piškera (Kornati islands) – Zlarin
12. Zlarin – Rogoznica
13. Rogoznica – Trogir
14. Trogir – Split
There is a little picturesque lagoon on the SE side of Drvenik Veli island, protected by two islets: Krknjaš Veli and Krknjaš Mali. It’s shallow, the sea is clean and crystal clear, perfect for swimming and diving. Passage between Drvenik and Mali Krknjaš is very shallow. Between Veliki Krknjaš and Mali Krknjaš it’s only 2-2,5 m depth so it’s safest option to sail in from south. In the shallower part of the lagoon, 6-7 m deepth, seabed is sandy. Deeper, seabed is covered by weed. Holding is medium, but you’ll be sheltered from W and S winds, but during S and SW winds, longer stay isn’t recommended.
Primošten’s port has berths with moorings, electricity and water connection. The jetty with breakwater protects from the south and northwestern winds (jugo and maestral). On the promenade is approximately 20 berths but they are mostly taken. Dropping the anchor in front of it isn’t the best option because of the gravel seabed. But buoys are anchored in front of the local beach, along the north coast towards the east. The buoys provide comfortable and safe anchoring, especially during the winds. It’s possible to anchor between the breakwater and the shore. During the strong winds it’s safer to stay in Porat arm. If you want to have full comfort, there is a large Kremik marina in Primošten which is not overcrowded because it offers more than 400 berths and it is one of the safest Adriatic anchorages. If you want to enjoy the privacy, you can drop an anchor on the east side of the port but avoid anchoring during the maestral. Primošten is one of the hugely popular destination in Croatia you should visit. Once you dropped the anchor, you can enjoy swimming till sunset. At night take a long walk through town. After you get back on board, you’ll feel again like you are in some private anchorage.
Prvić Luka is a placed on island of Prvić, also known as „Island of Faust“ where is located a small museum dedicated to the inventions of local genius Faust Vrancic, often described as the Croatian Leonardo da Vinci.Prvić Luka is one of two harbours on island of Prvić. It provides shelter in all conditions but strong S and SE winds. There are laid moorings for 10-12 yachts along the inside of the harbour breakwater, which extends SW from the E side of the inlet. If there is no room, anchor NW of the breakwater in 6 m. The bottom is mud and the holding is good.
Depths along the breakwater range from 2.5 m at the root to 3.0 m at the end. Note that ferries berth at the tip of the breakwater. There are no hazards in the immediate approach to Prvić Luka, except the fact that during the SE wind sailing is difficult, but navigate with vigilance because of shoal patch half way between Lupac islet and Zlarin and another half a mile due S of the entrance to Prvic Luka inlet.
Skradin have has status of town for over 23 centuries. The marina and the miniature town ofSkradin make up a single, harmonious unit. ACI marina Skradin is situated at the mouth of the river Krka and with it’s 180 wet berths it is open all year round. Sea depth in marina ranges from 2 to 6 m.The river is marked by many red and green lighthouses. In the first half of the way, the riverbed narrows down to 100 m (depth of 7–40 m) at points, and later to 80 m (depth 7–11 m). The left bank is shallower. Immediately next to ACI Marina Skradin, on the western coast, there is a green lighthouse.
Tribunj is a settlement west of Vodice built in the 18th century by refugees from the neighbouring mainland settlements. The port has two breakwaters and it’s accessible from the southeasterly direction. Small yachts can navigate between the islets of Lukovnik and Logorun. Small boats can berth on the western side of the bridge, while larger boats can berth in a harbour in the southern part, where the sea is up to 3m depth. Due to its two off-shore islands, the port is only exposed to southeasterly and westerly winds. There is a repair shop for small boats in the Sovlje Bay.
About 6 miles miles NW of Šibenik and just over a mile W of Vodice there’s the marina Tribunj a proud owner of Blue Flag, an exclusive eco-label that indicates a clean, safe and eco-friendly marina. It is opened all year round. The busiest time of the year are months of July and August. Marina offers 220 wet berths and 150 dry berths, all of which are equipped with water and electricity. Sea depth in the marina ranges from 3 to 5 m.The marina can accommodate boats up to 25 m in length and with a maximum draft of 4 m.
Žut has great port which is a part of Kornati archipelago but it’s not a part of national part of Kornati.
ACI Marina Žut, on the NE coast of Žut Island, in a deep and over a mile wide bay, offers a safe shelter from all winds. However, during strongbura, it is recommended to moor alongside marina’s NW end of the pier, whereas during strong south winds it is more pleasant to moor on the SE end of the pier. The marina is open from April 1 to October 31 and has a 450 m long concrete pier with 135 wet berths, all of which are equipped with a limited supply of water and electricity. Water is supplied from 8 to 10 a.m., and electricity from 8 to 12 a.m. and again from 6 to 12 p.m. There are no dry berths, but there are 15 buoys east of the marina, which can be used when the marina is full. The marina can accommodate boats and mega yachts up to 40 m. Sea depth in the marina ranges from 1 to 4 m. Boats with a draft of more than 3 m can moor anywhere on the south pier or at the very end of the north pier. When the marina and it’s buoys are busy, you are forced to anchor. Depth in the middle of port is 30-50 m, for smaller vessels it’s reccomended to find a spot northern from the marina breakwater, at place called Pod Ražanj where depth is 7-8 m, and the seabed is sandy. This place provides shelter from W and NW winds, but S and E winds can cause some waves, so it’s better to drop an anchor at 10 m depth in sandy coves Žešnja or Babin bok. Cove Saručica, situated in SE part of port Žut, is considered as a good sandy anchorage.
Numerous small quiet coves around of Kornati with crystal clear sea will provide you perfect place to escape the crowd and noise of urbanised everyday life. But be aware sailing close to the islands because of many reefs and shoals.
Island of Iž is situated in Zadar archipelago, between islands of Ugljan and Dugi Otok. A trip to Iž is very popular as the island is surrounded by many lovely islets and clean beaches. Beside from sailing, fishing and agriculture, Iž iz famous for long tradition of pottery making, so you can buy unique souvenir „iški lopiž“ used for storing olive oil. Marina in Iž is located on NW side of the island, open all year round. It can accomodate boats up to 20 m in length. It has 50 wet berths and 150 dry berths, equipped with water and electricity. It’s safe from waves and winds because of 20 m long breakwater. The depth of the sea in marina ranges from 2 to 4 m. On the south side of the island, you’ll notice a cove called Vodenjak which provides you safe mooring and clear blue sea even in depths of 15 m.
Sali is a harbour situated on the SE coast of the island of Dugi Otok. Having islet of Lavdara on the east, Sali is well sheltered from all winds and waves, although during strongjugoand SE winds berths can be uncomfortable. The inner part of the harbour is also protected by the breakwater which is used by local fishing boats. The harbour has a total capacity of approximately 90 berths. The S quay offers approximately 50 berths for visiting yachts. The S side of the harbour is more exposed to N wind. Sali offers water and electricity supply but it is a seasonal port of entry. The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar.
Telašćica is deep harbour, 4,5 miles indented and almost a mile wide, famous for unique bay, salt lake Mir and oftenly seen dolphins. That’s the reason this bay is strictly protected with rigid rules of anchoring. Park authority prefers mooring to buoys so they are well maintained. Telašćica offers around 100 buoys in different coves and they are free of charge so is anchoring, but you have to pay entering to the harbour according to the boat length. If there’s no buoy, you can drop an anchor in shoal, muddy seabed, partially covered by weed. During the summer, there’s a risk of storms so the holding is poor because of shoals and algae.
Kornati are perfect place to test out your navigation abilities and sailing skills.
ACI Marina Piškera is situated in the narrow channel between the uninhabited islands of Piškera and Panitula Vela, which is surrounded by the islands of Dugi Otok to the N, Murter to the E and Žirje to the S.The approach to Marina Piškera is mostly free of dangers, although there are numerous islets and reefs nearby so caution and a large-scale chart are needed.Note that the channel between Piškera and Vela Panitula at the NW end of the marina is dangerous because it is very shallow, rocky, and impassable by a yacht. The marina provides a safe shelter from north winds (bura), although it can get dangerous during strong south winds, causing large waves and swells. Marina has cca. 120 wet berths with limited supply of water and electricity because of marina’s isolated position.
ACI Marina Piškera is 2,5 – 3,5 m depth and is open from April 1 through October 31. Except this, note that mooring in the National park is only allowed in the designated bays, some of which are equipped with mooring buoys. Picturesque bays and coves attract sailors looking for the beauty of nature, isolation and peace.
Known as the „golden island“ because it’s unspoiled beauty, Zlarin is most famous for its unique culture based upon harvesting coral and turning it into jewelry and ornaments. There are no cars on the island. The only settlement on the island lies on the Luka Zlarin bay and has a harbor (the only one on the island) and a sandy beach.
The approach to Luka Zlarin is free of hazards from W but from E and N there are two shoals 500 m and 1100 m NW of the headland at the northernmost tip of Zlarin Island. The shoals are both marked and a yacht may safely pass on either side of both of them with a good clearance. On entering the bay, keep towards the centre as there are further shoals off the NE side.
The harbor is protected by a large pier. Boats can berth at the outer side of the pier (not recommended in bad weather) which provides 20 berths with water and electicity supply. Visiting yachts can moor to the S side of the pier. N side of the pier is used by ferry and excursion boats. Water depth by the pier ranges from 1 m at the foot of the pier to 4,5 m at the head of the pier. There are also laid moorings on the first two out of three small jetties, situated by the east coast. Shallow to moderate draft yachts can also moor to the N side of the first two small jetties, where the water is around 2,5 m deep. Depth by the last jetty (the one closest to the coast) is only 1m deep, which is why only small local boats berth here. There are water and electricity connections on the first two jetties.
Alternatively, you can moor to one of the 11 mooring buoys by the west coast of the port. Holding is good in sand and weed. The harbor is exposed to northwesterly winds. It is well protected from all winds except strong W and NW winds, which cause swell and waves.
There are no hazards in the approach to this bay, which is well known since the ancient times. Pick up a buoy; drop the hook, back onto the quay or choose a marina berth, Rogoznica welcomes all yachts. Rogoznica has several options for mooring.
There is one of the most modern and the best equipped marinas in Croatia. Marina Frapa is a very popular choice and occupies the most sheltered part of the outer bay.
It is well sheltered from all winds in its deep bay, Frapa is located in the bay of Soline and has 10 piers with 462 wet and 150 dry berths, with capacity to host yachts of over 40 m. The Marina Frapa is open throughout the year.
Opposite the marina is the place to head for. There are laid lines and power and water are available. This can be a very choppy place in the afternoon, but it is not always the easiest place to back on to as the prevailing wind causes significant sideways pressure so be prepared for anything before attempting your manoeuvres.
The third option is to head around the “island” and either pick up a buoy east of the causeway linking the old town to the mainland or anchor east of the buoy field or in the lee of the island. (Some yachts also choose to go past the buoy field and anchor in the head of the large bay near an old military jetty but there is no real advantage to this unless it is exceptionally busy.) Buoys placed east of the causeway have the best protection. There is a cable marked which you must avoid when anchoring. Try to anchor east and north of the buoy field just outside the small boat moorings for the best holding. Large fishing boats come and go at all times of the day and night so try and leave the western side of the inlet free.
Trogir has been included in UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage and it’s definitely one of the historical must-see towns. Famous of Kamerlengo fortress, Church of St. Lawrence the entrance of which is the amazing portal of master craftsman Radovan, old and new Čipiko’s palace. ACI Marina Trogir lies on the northern side of Čiovo island oppositethe center of the town of Trogir so it provides amazing view toward promenade of town. The marina is open all year round and offers 174 berths and 35 dry berths.
The other one, marina Agana stretches from the line that connects cape Jelinak and cape Vranjic at the east and Marina town at the far west end. Reduce your speed once you pass lighthouse Celica in respect to nearby hatchery. Once you pass cape Pasji rat (red coast light) you are obliged to reduce speed to 5 knots, while within marina (passing the green coast light) speed limit is 2 knots.
Before returning to Split, make sure to have a cup of coffee at some of Trogir’s squares or sunny promenade. Don’t forget to take a selfie with some historical background.
Drvenik: anchorage, market, restaurant
Primošten: buoys, water, electricity, market, ATM, restaurant, exchange office, laundry
Prvić Luka: anchorage, restaurant
Skradin: water, electricity, exchange office, market, restaurant, ATM
Tribunj: fuel station, market, restaurant, water, electircity
Kornati (Žut): buoys, anchorage, restaurant, exchange office, market, ATM
Veli Iž: market, restaurant, water, electricity, exchange office
Sali: water, electricity, buoys, restaurant
Kornati (Telašćica): buoys, restaurant
Kornati (Piškera): buoys, anchorage, restaurant, exchange office, market, ATM
Zlarin: buoys, electricity, market, restaurant
Rogoznica: buoys, anchorage, exchange office, water, electricity, restaurant, market, fuel station, ATM, laundry
Trogir: restaurant, ATM, market, water, electicity, exchange office