Route 1 - 14 day - Istria region

1. Pula – Pomer
2. Pomer – Mali Lošinj
3. Mali Lošinj – Molat
4. Molat – Veli Iž
5. Veli Iž – Kornati (Telašćica)
6. Koranti (Telašćica) – Zakanj
7. Zakanj – Betina (island Murter)
8. Betina (island Murter) – Zadar
9. Zadar – ACI marina Šimuni
10. ACI marina Šimuni – Rab
11. Rab – Supetarska Draga
12. Supetarska Draga – Cres
13. Cres – Rabac
14. Rabac – Pula

Day one:

Pula – Pomer

Pomer is located in well protected bay of Medulin. It is close to very popular gravelly beach. ACI marina Pomer is situated 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 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. There is a lighthouse on Cape Munat. 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 recognisable by a distinctive white crane. The marina offers nearly 300 wet berths and 30 dry berths.

Once in Pomer, don’t miss to visit romanesque church of st. Flor, byzantine church of st. John with floor mosaic and the remains of Roman and early Christian graves.

Day two:

Pomer – Mali Lošinj

Mali Lošinj is a town situated on the southern side of the island of Lošinj. It faces the sea to the northwest. This is a very important port for nautical tourism so the town harbour is often full during the summer months. There are moorings and water and electricity hook-ups on the pontoons and waterfront to the north and south. The eastern waterfront is primarily for fishing boats, though when they are out, it is possible to dock here for a short period of time. From October to May, there is most often one small bridge in the harbour. Marina Mali Lošinj offers 150 wet berths and 100 dry berths.

The passage is 10 metres wide and the depth in low tide is 1.2 metres. Passage is only possible during periods of calm seas. The bridge is raised every day at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except during the strong NE winds, when the waves are high and passage is dangerous or impossible. Right of first passage is for vessels from the northern side exiting the harbour.

The museum of Apoxyomenos is the highlight and must-see of any visit to Mali Losinj. The centrepiece and namesake of the museum isApoxyomenos, a 1.9m tall 300kg bronze statue that dates from the period BC. The name refers to the Greek word for ‘man giving himself a scrape’ and depicts a beautiful athlete poised to scrape off the dirt and sweat after his exertions.

Day three:

Mali Lošinj – Molat

The island of Molat has an area of just under 23 square kilometers. There is the old village 800m from the main pier. Brgulje offers drinking water and electricity. It is right place for family vacation.

There is an anchorage placed between islets Brguljski and Brgumula. It’s well protected from NW and SE winds. Aldo the place is under the consession and has cca 80 buoys, around the small Brgulje islet are often anchored multitude of sailboats, yachts and catamarans. However, you can always drop the anchor, it will hold well because of sand and weed. At the bottom of the bay, it’ll be more space for anchoring, but more silence aswell. Luckily, SW coast of the bay is uninhabited, as the part of SE coast, so you can find an anchorage isolated from other yachts.

Day four:

Molat – Veli Iž

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.

Day five:

Veli Iž – Kornati (Telašćica)

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.

Day six:

Koranti (Telašćica) – Zakanj

In cove Žakan, on island of Ravni Žakan, you’ll find a restaurant in front of which there are moorings for about 25 yachts. You’ve already figure it out – if there’s no space on jetty, drop the anchor. It’s very popular place so often happens there are more than 50 boats at time.

Day seven:

Zakanj – Betina (island Murter)

Betina is considered as one of the most beautiful places on Adriatic coast. Probably because of numerous amazing beaches around. But it’s sure it was favourable for shipbuilding because many wooden baots were built here.

Nowdays Betina has modern marina which provides 240 wet berths and 80 dry berths. It’s located on the N entrance to the Murter channel, near the biggest shipyard on the island of Murter and it’s open all year round. Depth in marina ranges from 3 to 8 m. Betina is situated near few famous nightlife destinations, but if you aren’t a party animal, you’ll also enjoy spending your evenings tasting food in excellent restaurants. Also a good spot to visit is The Museum of Betina’s wooden shipbuliding.

Day eight:

Betina (island Murter) – Zadar

Marina Zadar is a safe refuge because it is naturally sheltered from wind and offers 300 wet berths and 200 dry berths. Maximum depth is 6 m. Marina is a holder of the Blue Flag an exclusive eco-mark which indicates an ecologically pure, safe and well-maintained marina. There’s a fuel station in Zadar port.

A city that, according to the words of the Byzantine emperor and travel writer Constantine Porfirogenet, is older than Rome, nowadays is one of the stronger tourist centres in Croatia. Besides famous must-see church of st. Donat and the Sphinx of Zadar, the town offers numerous modern attractions like Sea Organ located in western end of Zadar’s promenade. Each sound you hear is completely unique because the sea is always shifting and changing so the sea organ never sounds exactly the same twice.

Nearby you can find The Greeting to the Sun attraction made of 3000 multi-layered plates placed over photo-voltage solar modules transforming the sun energy into electrical energy – perfect for taking photos.

Day nine:

Zadar – ACI marina Šimuni

Pag’s vegetation is very sparse, and at first glance its rocky landscape resembles the lunar surface. Here lies ACI marina Šimuni. A chapel to the SE of the hamlet serves as a landmark, and during the night the approach is marked by a green lighthouse on the southern tip of the entrance. After passing the lighthouse, keep to the middle of the channel until the marina is sighted. Be aware of a shoal on the western side of the entrance to the marina, therefore the middle of the bay should be kept to when entering it. When approaching in bura winds, it is recomended to head for a berth in the NE sector of the marina. The marina is open all year round offering 191 wet berths and 55 dry berths. Fuel station is nearby in Novalja.

Day ten:

ACI marina Šimuni – Rab

The Old Town of Rab is the main town on the island of the same name. Due to the shallows near Tunera Islet, keep towards the red lighthouse. It is also possible to round the shoal on the SE. 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 and Frkanj Shoal, marked with a green lighthouse on a concrete pediment.

ACI Marina Rab is located in Rab Bay extending SE-NW. The marina is protected by a breakwater with a green lighthouse on its head. The western side of the marina docks is lit up.

During strong south winds it is not recommended to moor in the town harbour. The speed in the entrance channel is limited to 3 knots for all vessels.

During your stay in Rab, don’t miss to taste the traditional Rab’s cake.

Day eleven:

Rab – Supetarska Draga

This is one of the oldest settlements on the island of Rab, with a particularly rich maritime tradition. Three islets with gorgeous sandy beaches in front of the bay make Supetarska Draga a true paradise for visitors.

The permitted speed in the harbour is up to 6 knots. It is possible to dock on the small dock of the Belvedere restaurant, with a sea depth of 0,7 – 2,5 m.

The ACI Marina Supetarska Draga is open year round, and offers 328 wet berths and 53 dry berths. The nearest fuel station is in the town port of Rab (11NM).

When approaching from the N or W two lighthouses can be used for orientation. They are placed on Cape Sorinj and on Cape Kalifront. 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. When approaching from the south, take the course along Cape Kanitalj and on towards Cape Kalifront.

Day twelve:

Supetarska Draga – Cres

The town of Cres is the largest town on the island of the same name. The town of Cres is a very popular destination among sailors, with berths available in the town harbour or in the ACI Marina Cres. It is possible to moor on the right side of the dock at the very entrance to the harbour, where there are about 10 moorings with electricity and water.

The modern ACI Marina Cres has an excellent position just south of the town. It is located in deeply indented cove of the Cres bay. The marina has 460 wet berths and 70 dry berths. There are metal buoys in front of the marina without light markings. Cres harbour is approached through a 400m wide channel. As landmark you can use lighthouses on Cape Kovačine and Cape Križice. On entering the channel between these two lighthouses the Cape Melin lighthouse is clearly visible. Navigate with vigilance because of an underwater rock in its immediate vicinity so 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, and a green light on Martinski islet. From Cape Kovačine to the marina the speed limit is 5 knots; within the marina the speed limit is 2 knots.

Day thirteen:

Cres – Rabac

Rabac provides a great view of Kvarner Bay. South of the harbour lighthouse there are yacht moorings, with electricity and water. There are 7 moorings in port of Rabac suitable for vessels no longer than 14 m. The anchoring on the buoys in the bay is limited. In some places the seabed is unsuitable for anchoring. The sea depth near the waterfront by the boat crane near the camp is a maximum of 1,5 m. Anchoring is possible in NE part of the port which is not under the Port Authority. The cove is open to the sea, SE and S winds. The south winds could bring waves while the port is well protected from northern winds.

Guests to Rabac should certainly visit Labin, a nearby town of historical interest.

Day fourteen:

Rabac – Pula

Hope you enjoyed your trip among famous Croatian nautical tourism destinations. When you reach Pula, don’t forget to send some postcards to your friends. It’s not olf fashioned, it’s classy.


Pomer: ATM, exchange office, restaurant, market, water, electricity, fuel station

Mali Lošinj: water, electicity, ATM, exchange office, restaurant, market, fuel station, buoys

Molat: water, electricity, anchorage, buoys, market, restaurant

Veli Iž: market, restaurant, water, electricity, exchange office

Kornati (Telašćica): buoys, restaurant

Zakanj: restaurant, anchorage

Betina (island Murter): water, electricity, market, restaurant

Zadar: water, electricity, fuel station, ATM, exchange office, restaurant, market

ACI marina Šimuni: exchange office, water, electricity, restaurant, market

Rab: water, electricity, fuel station, ATM, restaurant, exchange office, buoys

Supetarska Draga: restaurant, exchange office, laundry, market, water, electricity,

Cres: fuel station, water, electricity, restaurant, exchange office, buoys, ATM, market

Rabac: restaurant, water, electricity, market, ATM, anchorage, buoys