Dalmatia is a paradise for sailing. There are several inhabited and uninhabited islands, and the lands are ideal for hiking. The pleasant Mediterranean climate and the atmosphere of the special historic towns together provide you with a high-quality recreation and an unforgettable experience. The meaning of Biograd na Moru is “a white city at the sea”. The town that has about 6, 000 residents can be found on a peninsula. You can choose from several hiking routes starting from here.
The article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Ports in area of Biograd na Moru
- Sights in Biograd na Moru
- The archipelago of Biograd na Moru & its neighbouring areas
- Sail in Biograd na Moru! Biograd na Moru sailing itineraries
- One-week-long sailing in Biograd na Moru
- 7 days Biograd na Moru sailing trip
- Sailing in Dalmatia: 14 days sailing tour
- Marine gas near Biograd na Moru, boat gas stations in north Dalmatia
The town has two adjoined marinas that share one entrance underwater. Marina Sangulin and Marina Kornati combined has 1, 000 moorings. They are well-equipped and spacious. There is a petrol station nearby, and the Konzum mall can also be found in the neighbourhood; here you can do your weekly shopping easily.
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, electricity, and they have shower cabins, laundry services, groceries and restaurants as well. The port – which has a Blue Flag certificate – also has a fuel station. Information about sailing in Zadar, or boat rental in Zadar
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 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. Information about sailing in Sukosan, or yachtcharter Sukosan
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 the flows. 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 at 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 in 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. Information about sailing in Vodice, or boat hire in Vodice
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.
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 provide protection 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.
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 Blue Flag 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.
The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port. If you get hungry, there is a bar, a restaurant, and a grocery store on site. Information about yachtcharter Sibenik
A boardwalk starts at the docks where there are several restaurants, cafes and shops. The town was struck by several troublesome historic events, but the old city has remained amazing. The sights are originated as early as in the 19th century, and it’s worth spending half a day visiting them. There is an ethnographic museum in the town where we can admire a collection of items from a commercial yacht that was sunk in 1583.
Some of the islands in the Northern Dalmatian territory are uninhabited, while there are cosy Mediterranean towns with residents on the larger ones. The islands are located parallel to the land in smaller groups. The territory of the islands of Zadar is 378, 7 square miles altogether, which constitutes 11, 9% of the entire territory of Croatian islands. Larges islands include Vir, Ugljan, Pasman and Brigada.
The Kornati can be found slightly further – they are the most rugged and popular archipelago of the Mediterranean Sea; the more significant islands are Dugi Otok, Rava, Iz, Sestrunjm Molat, Ist, Skarda, and a little further, Olib, Silba, and Premuda.
The Northern Dalmatian region is very safe even for beginner sailors, since the islands touch. We might have the impression that we’re not even at the sea. The area is diverse, and we will have an amazing experience regardless of where we dock. The climate is perfect, the seawater is warm and crystal clear – this should be more than enough for a wonderful trip for those who love the sea.
Day 1. Biograd na Moru – Pirovac
23.24 km (14.44 mi)
Pirovac is a very cosy town on the beach; a real holiday paradise. The old city was built on a small peninsula. It offers several medieval sights; for instance, the city walls are still sound. We can spend the night in the local marina.
Day 2. Pirovac – Murter – Jezera (Murter Island)
7.15 km (4.44 mi) – 19.17km (21, 78 mi), Total: 26.22 km (16.29 mi)
The largest island of the Sibenik archipelago. There are four towns here; Murta and Jezera are older, while Tisno and Betina were established later. Murter Island is famous for its sandy and pebbly beaches with blue flags. There are smaller, hidden bays here as well. The island has hilly territories with Karst terrain. The grape, almond, fig and olive groves are really romantic.We can spend the night in the local marina.
Day 3. Jezera – Tribunj – Vodice
9.31 km (5.78 mi) – 3.29km (2.05 mi), Total: 12.60 km (7.83 mi)
The fishing town that has a great atmosphere lays on an island. It is connected to the land by a small bridge. Sunshine, peace and crystal clear water welcome visitors here. The biggest festival of Tribunj is the Fisherman Night in July.
Vodice is located in a long bay. Beside its romantic old city, also has a well-equipped marina with dozens of services. Visitors can choose from many restaurants and cafes. It’s popular amongst young people because of its effervescent social life. We can spend the night in the local marina.
Day 4. Vodice – Zlarin -Sibenik
15.33 km (9.53 mi)
Nearly 250 islands and stone reefs belong to the Sibenik archipelago. Only a few of these islands are inhabited. You can access these islands by boats or maybe yachts in the first place. You are allowed only to walk or ride a bicycle on the islands. Zlarin is the island closest to Sibenik. Its territory is 8 square kilometres, and its flora mainly consists of Cupressus forests and pines, as well as olives and figs. There are beautiful hidden bays and shore segments here, only waiting to be explored by you! It is located at the crossing of the Adriatic Sea and the Krka River and is considered the third-largest port city of Croatia. The centre of Sibenik is located around a marina protected from the wind.Sibenik has wonderful monuments, the most famous of which is the cathedral that is a World Heritage site.You can spend the night in the marina of Sibenik.
Day 5. Sibenik – Skadrin (Krk)
16.83 km (10.46 mi)
The baroque town of Skadrin is located 17 km from Sibenik, next to the Krk river. After anchoring in one of the most beautiful bays of North-Dalmatia, go and visit the Krk National Park. Boats take the visitors to the entrance of the park, where the main attraction is located, called SkradisniK Buk. You can explore the park on promenades. There are 17 waterfalls, the level difference between the first and the last waterfall is 47 m. The highest waterfall is 37 m. You should definitely visit the Roski Slap Waterfall and Visovac Island as well.
Day 6. Krk – Kaprije
39.58 km (24.59 mi)
After having a great day in the Krk National Park, visit the island of Kaprije, which was named after the island’s most common herb, after capers. Its shore is 25 km long, along with 20 bays. The most famous of these is St. Peter’s Bay, where the port is also located. Grab your hiking shoes and climb the Gigina Glavica, then you should visit the church of St. Peter. After the exhausting trip, you can relax in a local restaurant, where you should definitely try the dalmatian fish specialities.
Day 7. Kaprije – Vrgada – Biograd na Moru
36.66 km (22.78 mi)
On your last day, you will return to Biograd na Moru, but before that it is worth taking a short detour towards Vrgada.The island awaits its visitors with excellent air, shady forests and rocky shores.It is worth buying some local, handcrafted product, made of grape, olive or herbs.
Biograd is a fairly quiet destination ideal for families. If you prefer active recreation, you can visit one of the most modern tennis centres of the Adriatic’s here. You can also play handball, basketball, football, and mini-golf. Biograd has a Mediterranean boardwalk where you can admire the fishing boats anchoring every morning. You can find a “semisubmarine” at the side of the port; it offers an insight of the mysteries of the underwater world.
Day 1. Biograd na Moru – Sukosan 17.67 km (10.98 mi), Day 2. Sukosan – Zadar 12.29 km (7.64 mi), Day 3. Zadar – Sestrunj 23.20 km (14.42 mi), Day 4. Sestrunj – Brbinj 12.21 km (7.59 mi), Day 5. Brbinj – Sali, Croatia 24.48 km (15.21 mi), Day 6. Sali, Croatia – Murter 36.47 km (22.66 mi), Day 7. Murter – Vrgada – Pakostane – Biograd na Moru 19.05 km (11.84 mi)
Day 1. Biograd na Moru – Pirovac 23.24 km (14.44 mi), Day 2. Pirovac – Murter – Jezera (Murter Island) 7.15 km (4.44 mi) – 19.17km (21, 78 mi), Total: 26.22 km (16.29 mi) Day 3. Jezera – Tribunj – Vodice 9.31 km (5.78 mi) – 3.29km (2.05 mi), Total: 12.60 km (7.83 mi) Day 4. Vodice -Sibenik 15.33 km (9.53 mi), Day 5. Sibenik – Skadrin (Krk) 16.83 km (10.46 mi), Day 6. Krk – Primosten 36.77 km (22.85 mi), Day 7. Primosten – Rogoznica 10.38 km (6.45 mi), Day 8. Rogoznica – Trogir 31.26 km (19.43 mi), Day 9. Trogir – Split 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 10. Split – Stari Grad 41.38 km (25.71 mi), Day 11. Stari Grad – Vis 39.63 km (24.62 mi), Day 12. Vis – Zirje 81.69 km (50.76 mi), Day 13. Zirje – Sali, Croatia 49.91 km (31.01 mi), Day 14. Sali, Croatia – Tkon – Biograd na Moru 32.54 km (20.22 mi)
Read more about Dalmatia sailing itineraries.
- VODICE: Depth: 3, 3 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.762718, 15.775681
- TRIBUNJ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-21, GPS Coordinates: 43.753809, 15.747321
- ŠIBENIK, Marina Mandalina: , VHF: 17, Depth: 5, 5 m, GPS Coordinates: 43.71894, 15.900435
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- ROGOZNICA: Depth: 3, 7 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.529952, 15.963572
- JEZERA, MURTER: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.785188, 15.643681
- MURTER: Depth: 2, 3-3, 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.824445, 15.593815
- ZAGLAV, DUGI OTOK: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.948775, 15.143664
- BIOGRAD NA MORU, Marina Šangulin: , VHF: 17, Depth: 1, 5-4 m, GPS Coordinates: 43.940002, 15.444817
- BIOGRAD NA MORU, Marina Kornati: Depth: 2, 3-3, 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.941732, 15.445418
- PREKO, UGLJAN: Depth: 2-2, 7 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.080626, 15.188219
- SUKOŠAN: Depth: 6 m, Working time: 7-21, GPS Coordinates: 44.055107, 15.300838
- ZADAR: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 7-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.119839, 15.226764
- NOVALJA, PAG: Depth: 1, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.5568, 14.882164
Biograd na Moru is a popular and significant sailing centre of Croatia due to its attractive Mediterranean atmosphere. The town is a perfect starting point for a sailing trip lasting several days or even a week. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
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