A sailboat rental in Sukosan is the best way to discover Croatia’s coasts & enjoy the north Dalmatian Islands. Wide selection – Get your offer! The narrow coastline of Dalmatia is separated by the Dinaric mountain range from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the other parts of the Balkan Peninsula. The Mediterranean climate, the cosy beaches and the interesting historic sights draw here millions of tourists from year to year. The majority of the Adriatic’s 1000 islands can be found in North Dalmatia. However, some are unpopulated; the bigger ones are home to nice Mediterranean towns. Several tours are leaving Sukosan to explore the neighboring islands. All boatmen coming here are fascinated by the area’s pleasant atmosphere.

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Location of Sukosan

Sukosan lies 11 km southeastward from Zara in the northern part of Dalmatia. It’s next to the Velebit Canal in the spacious Gulf of Zlatna Luka. The town has a direct connection to motorway A1 through Highway 424. Thus, it’s easily accessible by car. Sukosan is a small town and also a port. Those who would enrich their holiday with various activities have several opportunities to do so here. Fans of active relaxation can choose from many options. For example, volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, hiking, and cycling. And even surfing, rafting, diving, fishing, paintball, and a lot more.

Can you rent a yacht in Sukosan – do I need a license?

Small boats (under a certain horsepower or length), electric boats, crewed yacht charters, gulet charters may not require a license. Larger boats or those with more powerful engines need a skipper’s license. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Sukosan, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. You need to have the original copies with you on-board, so don’t forget to take them.
To sail from Sukosan, one of the following qualifications is necessary:
ICC (International Certificate of Competence), Int. IPC (International Proficiency Certificate, USA), NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), RYA Day Skipper Course, valid Navigational and VHF licenses
Alternatively: ICC (International Certificate of Competence), Int. IPC (International Proficiency Certificate, USA), NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials, Int.)
[UK] RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or higher, [USA] Sailing ‘Basic Keelboat’ or higher, [DE] ‘Sportbootführerschein See’ or higher, [FR] le Permis Plaisance
Additionally, the following documents are necessary: Valid travel documents: USA citizens: EU regulations mandate USA passport holders to have at least three months of validity beyond the planned departure date from Sukosan., European Union (EU) citizens: No visa required. Canadian citizens: No visa required for stays up to 90 days.
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Sailing charter Sukosan – the main ports

The town of Sukosan is ideal for all ages. Here you can easily find what you’re looking for in a holiday. Either if it’s a passive, relaxing vacation or an active, bustling one full of sports.

D-Marin Dalmacija (Sukošan)

Croatia’s largest marina has 1200 sea berths and 300 land berths for ships. The marina can accommodate ships up to 40 m in length and superyachts in transit up to 80 m. D-Marin Dalmacija is one of the best-equipped marinas in the Adriatic. There is a café, a bar, restaurants, a beach club, a maintenance and repair shop, and a grocery store on site. Also, there is a fuel station available.

Marina Zadar

You will find the town’s port in the central part of the shores of the Adriatic, in the centre of Zadar. They have 200 berths and 100 on-land facilities. They offer access to water and electricity, and they have shower cabins, laundry service, groceries, and restaurants as well. The port – which has a certificate – also has a fuel station. Zadar sailing, sailboat rental Zadar

Marina Preko (Ugljan)

This marina, accommodating 95 boats, can also be found on the island of Ugljan, only 4.8 kilometres from Zadar. Only yachts with a maximum length of 20 metres are allowed. The depth of water is 2 metres. You can find a laundry, restaurants as well as a fuel station here.

Marina Kornati (Biograd na Moru)

The marina of Biograd, which also has a certificate, can accommodate 705 boats with a length of up to 23 metres. The entrance is 40 metres wide, and the maximum depth is 6.5 metres. They have a 24-hour security service, boat maintenance and a fuel station. There is also a restaurant with a capacity of 370 guests. sailing in Biograd na Moru ,sailing charter Biograd

Marina Veli Rat (Dugi Otok)

The idyllic marina is located in Panthera Bay, in the northern part of Dugi Otok. They can accommodate 200 boats, and they provide protection against the wind and flow. You can acquire services such as currency exchange, there is a small shop, and you can also rent a car or a bicycle.

ACI Marina Žut (Kornati)

The marina, located in the northeastern part of the Kornati archipelago, offers 120 berths for boats up to 40 metres long. They are open between April 1st and October 31st. In case the Bora is strong, it is recommended to anchor in the northern dock or use the mooring buoys. If the other strong wind, the Jugo is present, it is much more pleasant to anchor on the southern dock.

ACI Marina Vodice

The marina has 273 sea berths and 55 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 3, 5 m. There is also a laundry, restaurants, and a refuelling station on site. ACI Marina Vodice is sheltered from all winds, except for the strong Jugo, which can cause strong waves. Vodice sailing, rent a boat Vodice

Marina Tribunj

Marina Tribunj has 220 seas and 150 land berths, all of which are equipped with running water and electricity. The marina can accommodate boats up to 26 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 m. Marina Tribunj is open all year round, and it also has Blue Flag Certification. Thanks to the circular shape of the nearby Lukovnic island, the marina is protected against winds. rent a boat Tribunj

ACI Marina Jezera (Murter)

ACI Marina Jezera has Blue Flag Certification. Thanks to its location, the marina is an ideal destination for sailors. It is located in a bay surrounded by picturesque hills that protect against winds. The marina has 225 sea and 60 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 5 m. ACI Marina Jezera is open all year round. In addition to the most important services, you can also refuel your boat.

Marina Hramina (Murter)

This protected and safe marina is located in the northwestern part of the island of Murter, in Hramina Bay. It has 370 seas and 120 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 3, 5 m. Marina Hramina is open all year round. It offers quality services, including refueling. Murter sailing, rent a boat Murter

D-Marin Mandalina (Šibenik)

One of the biggest advantages of this beautiful marina is its convenient location. It is only a few km away from the historic centre of Šibenik. Moreover, it is protected against winds and waves. D-Marin Mandalina is awarded five Golden Anchors and a Certification. It has 429 seas and 50 land berths. Of these, 79 are designed specifically for superyachts. This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m. Refueling is among the quality services of the port. If you get hungry, there is a bar, a restaurant, and a grocery store on site. Sibenik sailing, sailing yacht charter Sibenik

Beaches in Sukosan

The sea is crystal clear on the shore of Sukosan, which is more than 10 km long and almost entirely suitable for swimming. It has a natural complex too. Guests can choose according to their preference among well-maintained beaches and small private gulfs.

” Dječji Raj” beach (Kids’ Paradise):

As its name suggests, this beach is a truly ideal choice for children thanks to its shallow water and sandy ground. Here everyone can enjoy different beach games and fresh, clean seawater. There are deckchairs, pedal boats, and boat rental opportunities. But you can refresh yourself with ice cream or a drink in one of the nearby cafes.

“Zlatna Luka” beach:

This beach is at the Zadar-side entrance of Sukosan. It’s a pebble beach with tamarinds and pine trees casting shadows on it in the summer heat. It has showers, dressing rooms, and toilets. Several sports opportunities are also available.

“Makarska” beach:

This is a beautifully decorated beach. You can find all things necessary like showers, cabins, and bathrooms. The seaside is partly covered with pavement, pebble. Tamarinds provide a lot of natural sunshades. There are volleyball, basketball courts, and a playground nearby.

Main sights of Sukosan

This is the place of the Tustica natural complex, as well as numerous beaches, small camping places, old buildings, olive groves, and vineyards. The nearly untouched Rupina and Zrakunjač caves are protected natural assets. The parish church of St. Kasijan, a building with romantic and baroque details, is worth visiting. As well as the church of St. Martin and the church of the Grace Blessed Virgin from 1650. Both can be an authentic historical journey. Sukosan is famous for its beautiful beaches and hidden gulfs. Exploring these can be a memorable program for the whole family. It’s not a coincidence that renting a boat or yacht charter is almost inevitable for all visitors to the town. Kornati Islands are exceptionally beautiful. This group of more than a hundred islands fascinates visitors with an untouched natural environment.

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Which period is best to sail Sukosan?

The shore of the Adriatic Sea has the traits of the Mediterranean climate. There’s a lot of sunshine. Summers are dry and warm, winters are mild and rainy.

Weather in Sukosan

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Sukosan. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Sukosan
Wind speed in Sukosan

The wind rose for Sukosan shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Sukosan shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

Sailing charter Sukosan: rent a sailboat in Sukosan.

Day 1. Sukosan – Biograd na Moru 17, 62 km (10, 95 mi), Day 2. Biograd na Moru – Pirovac 23, 39 km (14, 54 mi), Day 3. Pirovac – Island of Murter (Jezera port) 25, 55 km (15, 87 mi), Day 4. Jezera – Vodice 12, 62 km (7, 84 mi), Day 5. Vodice – Sibenik 11, 01 km (6, 84 mi), Day 6. Sibenik – Kaprije 24, 62 km (15, 30 mi), Day 7. Kaprije – Tribunj – Sukosan 65, 10 km (40, 45 mi). sailing charter Sukosan

Day 1. Sukosan – Zadar 12, 62 km (7, 84 mi), Day 2. Zadar – what to do in Brbinj 25, 18 km (15, 65 mi), Day 3. Brbinj – Sali 23, 68 km (14, 71 mi), Day 4. Sali – Murter 36, 97 km (22, 97 mi) , Day 5. Murter – Pirovac 8, 00 km (4, 97 mi), Day 6. Pirovac – Biograd na Moru 23, 51 km (14, 61 mi), Day 7. Biograd na Moru – Ošljak – Sukosan 34, 12 km (21, 20 mi).
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