1. Split – Trogir
2. Trogir – Primošten
3. Primošten – Kornati (anchorage)
4. Kornati (anchorage) – Vodice
5. Vodice – Rogoznica
6. Rogoznica – Šolta island
7. Šolta island – Split
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.
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.
It’s time to head down to Kornati, Croatian archipelago consisten of 140 islands, islets and reefs, also called „nautical paradise“. Some of the islands, to be specific 89 of them, were declared a National park. You can buy tickets for vessel online. Sailing is allowed all around the Kornati National Park except in the zones of strict protections. No visitors are allowed around Purara islet, Klint and Volić reefs, islets: Mrtenjak, Kolobučar, Small Obručan and Great Obručan.
Mooring in the National Park is only allowed in designated bays, but you can moor at one of the two marinas located nearby: ACI Marina Piškera is situated in the narrow channel between the unhabited islands of Piškera and Panitula Vela, surrounded by theislands of Dugi Otok to the N, Murter to the E and Žirje to the S.The marina has 118 berths and provides a safe shelter from north winds (bura), although it can get dangerous during strong south winds, causing large waves and swells. The use of water and electricity is available at restricted hours, because of marina’s isolated position. 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. The marina can accommodate boats up to 30 m in length. Sea depth at the piers ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 m. The approach to Marina Piškera is safe, although there are numerous islets and reefs nearby so caution and a large-scale chart are needed.Have in mind 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. ACI Marina Piškera is open from April 1 through October 31. In July and August it’s crowded.
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 metres 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.
Vodice is very popular and lively tourist destination, placed 11 km NW of town of Šibenik. The town of Vodice is encircled by the sea, island and river. It is located close to two national parks: NP Krka and NP Kornati.
The prevailing winds are the NE and NW winds, and winds from the S and SE. You should be careful with the NW wind as it can be gusty and sudden.
It is easily identified by Okit hill (133 m) topped by a small church, as well as by the town’s bell tower and the tall building of the hotel whose light is visible from afar at night. In addition, there is a tall stone monument in the shape of a torch N of the harbour entrance, the marina’s long breakwater made of stacked-up stones cca. 100 m east of the entrance to the harbour (which is also the entrance to the marina), and a light on the breakwater head – a red tower with a gallery. Southeast of the harbour light on the breakwater, at a distance of approximately 180 m, there is a shoal of about 1,3 m depth, marked by a light. The shoal can only be rounded from the right. When entering the port at night, watch out for the shoal – it is marked by the obscured sector of the Vodice harbour light. ACI marina is located in the NE part of port of Vodice, protected by two breakwaters and open all year round. The marina has almost 400 moorings and approximately 50 dry berths.
Vodice is famous of great nightlife so you can spend a night you won’t remember but also surely won’t forget.
The harbour and marina of Rogoznica are situated 5 miles SE of Primoštenand 15 miles W of Trogir. 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 metres. 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.
It is possible to find a berth at one of the three ports on the island of Šolta: Rogač, Maslinica and Stomorska.
Maslinica is a cove well protected from all winds, located in very indented deep bay called port of Nečujam. Roman imperator Diocletian once had fishpond in this area. Nowdays, ruins of it are left in cove of Piškera so you have to navigate with vigilance in order not to strand your boat or damage ancient edifice.
If you seek for more privacy, consider these anchorages aswell: Šešula – it’s protected from all winds except W. You are safe if you are properly anchored. If you are careless, you could end up on reefs because the cove is very narrow. If there are no free buoys, you’ll have to drop an anchor (2 to 7 m), but luckily the seabed is combination of sand, mud and seaweed. Watch out for the cages with fish from the hatchery which are placed at the external part of south coast. Šešula faces five islets you can visit and enjoy swimming.
Livka – spacious and indented but peaceful and uninhabited cove on the southern side of Šolta. It provides protection from all the winds, except southern. Anchoring is recommended at 15m on the north side of the cove. The seawater is clean and clear, so you can take pleasure in.
After the breakfast and morning swim, it’s time to consider sailing back to Split, isn’t it?
Trogir: restaurant, ATM, market, water, electicity, exchange office
Primošten: buoys, water, electricity, market, ATM, restaurant, exchange office, laundry
Kornati: buoys, anchorage, restaurant, exchange office, market, ATM
Vodice: exchange office, ATM, laundry, restaurant, market, fuel station
Rogoznica: buoys, anchorage, exchange office, water, electricity, restaurant, market, fuel station, ATM, laundry
Šolta: anchorage, buoys, restaurant, fuel station, market, ATM