The marina of Brbinj is located in the bay of Dugi Otok, and is perfectly protected from the winds of the Adriatic, making it an ideal anchorage for boaters. The town is a perfect starting point when exploring nearby islands such as Iž or Ugljan. In this article, we will show you what the weather will be like when you go sailing in Brbinj. In addition, we will also help you with useful tips for seven-day sailing trips. Visit this picturesque North-Dalmatian town!

This article gives you an overview of the following topics:

Weather of Brbinj

The island of Dugi Otok Island, where Brbunj is located, has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild but wet winters. During the summer months, the average temperature is 26° Celsius, while it is around 13° Celsius in the winter. The most frequently present wind is the Mistral in the summer and the Jugo in the Spring and Autumn periods. The Bora usually blows in the winter. Do you like swimming? The average temperature of the sea during the warmest period is 24° Celsius.
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Ports around Brbinj

Marina Brbinj (Dugi Otok)

The town of Brbinj is bordered by the beautiful bays of Jaz and Lučina. One of the most protected marinas in the area can be found here; the Bora is the only wind present. They have a full service with experienced staff members to assist boaters.

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 currents. You can acquire services such as currency exchange, there is a small shop, and you can also rent a car or a bicycle.

Marina Zaglav

The marina of Zaglav, located in the southeastern part of Dugi Otok, accommodates 100 boats. for ships up to 60 metres long. The depth of the water is 5 metres. This is the only place with a gas station on the island.

Marina Sali (Dugi Otok)

The marina of Sali can accommodate 90 boats with a length of up to 70 metres. There are 40 berths on the northern pier where the water depth is between 2.5 and 5.5 metres. They offer 50 berths for boats on the southern pier, and the depth of the water is 1.5-2 metres on these parts. As for catering facilities, we particularly recommend the Spageritimo, the Marin Sali konoba and the Plaža Rebel café.

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 1st April and 31st October. 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.

Olive Island Marina (Ugljan)

Olive Island Marina is located on the north coast of the island of Ugljan, in the peaceful village of Sutomišćica. In 2014 the marina was nominated the best little marina in Croatia. It has 225 sea berths and 25 land berths for boats and yachts up to 24 m. At the breakwater, it can accommodate boats up to 50 m in length. There is a bar, a restaurant, a maintenance and repair shop, a pool and a private beach on site. Moreover, the marina is pet-friendly, so visitors can bring their dogs.

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 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, 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. Read about 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

Sail in Brbinj! Brbinj sailing trips

1-week Brbinj sailing tour

We begin our trip in Brbinj, and this is where we will return after visiting the sights in Northern Dalmatia.
Brbinj Sailing itinerary

Day 1. Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) – Žman (Přístaviště)

16.00 km (9.94 mi)

The village can be found in Žmanšćica Bay, and is surrounded by the hills of Gračine, Veliki Slotnjak and Mali Slotnjak. The most famous sight is the Parish Church of St John, built in 1626. They organise a festival for the inhabitants of Žman every year on 29th August, on the feast day of their patron saint. If you visit the village, you should definitely try the locally-produced wine, cheese and olive oil. There is a nice konoba called Supina near the marina.

Day 2. Žman – Sali

6,16 km (3,83 mi)

Sali, located in the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok, has a long tradition of fishing. The largest olive-growing area of the island can also be found here – you can admire olive trees of hundreds of years old in the Saljsko Polje botanical reserve. One of the most interesting locals sights is the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is also worth paying a visit to the churches of St. Roch and St. Nicholas. You can go on a pleasant walk on the narrow streets and alleys of the old town.

The festival “Sali Cultural Summer” offers exhibitions, concerts and gastronomic specialties to the visitors. Another event called “Saljske užance” has a 50-year tradition. It begins with the “Fishermen’s Night” in August, then different sports contests follow, and the last event is the so-called donkey race.

Day 3. Sali – Žut (ACI Marina Žut)

13.09 km (8.13 mi)

Žut, which has an elongated shape, can be found between Pašman and Kornat. It is one of the most wonderful members of the Kornati archipelago, famous for the olive plantations and the high-quality olive oil. The bays here will provide safe anchorage for sailors. If you get hungry, you can visit the restaurant Restoran Fešta.

Day 4. Žut – Mali Iž

22.45 km (13.95 mi)

We particularly recommend the island of Iž for those who prefer a quiet holiday. Mali Iž, located in the southeastern part, is famous for the Old Croatian Church of St Mary, standing on a hill above Komoševa Bay. The most important event taking place on the island is the Iž Festival, organised every year on 29th July. There are great restaurants near the marina such as the Diza konoba and the Dagala café.

Day 5. Mali Iž – Zadar (Marina Tankerkomerc)

22.78 km (14.16 mi)

There are several must-see sights in Zadar such as the Church of St. Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. The sea organ and the Monument to the Sun are two amazing works of art, and it is also worth visiting the People’s Square. If you are looking for a delicious meal, you should visit the restaurants 2Ribara and Pet Bunara.

Day 6.Zadar – Rivanj

19.59 km (12.17 mi)

Rivanj lies on a tiny island with the same name, between Ugljan and Sestrunj. There is a church at a height of 101 metres in town commemorating Saint Helena; it was built in 1877. The view of Zadar – one of the oldest Croatian towns – and of the neighbouring islands is wonderful.

Day 7. Rivanj – Zvenirac – Brbinj (Moorings with power & water)

The island of Zverinac is famous for their olives of excellent quality, which you can buy at some of the houses. The island’s main sight to see is the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church – there is a road paved by cypress trees leading to the building. If you visit the islands, you should also see the Baroque palace of the Fanfonga family. The cosy restaurant Zverinac offers local specialties.

After we return our ship, it is definitely worth exploring Brbinj if we still have some time. The most significant attraction in Brbinj is a collection of Glagolitic scripts which are the oldest written records of the region written in Croatian. Brbinjšćica Bay is located southwest of the town; there are giant cliffs and several caves here. We can still see the remains of the salt marshes and salt storages from the 12th century, and there are olive tree plantations in the centre of the village.

7 Days Brbinj yachting itinerary (longer)

Leaving from Brbinj, we are now headed towards the south on a route consisting of longer sections. We will sail to Krk where we can admire a Roman cathedral built sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries and the Frankopan Castle on Kamplin Square. Then, we will pass by the second-largest town on Rab Island, Lopar, as well as Sestrunj, which is among the most sparsely-populated islands in Croatia.
Brbinj Sailing plan
Day 1. Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) – Zvenirac 10.77 km (6.69 mi), Day 2. Zvenirac – Premuda 33.13 km (20.59 mi), Day 3. Premuda – Medulin (Privezište Puntica) 75.37 km (46.84 mi), Day 4. Medulin – Rabac 43.88 km (27.26 mi), Day 5. Rabac – Krk (Port Krk) 49.36 km (30.67 mi), Day 6. Krk – Lopar 24.02 km (14.93 mi), Day 7. Lopar – Sestrunj – Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) 98.77 km (61.37 mi)

Marine gas near Brbinj, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia

  • ZAGLAV, DUGI OTOK: , Depth: 2 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.948775, 15.143664
  • PREKO, UGLJAN: , Depth: 2-2.7 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.080626, 15.188219
  • ZADAR: , Depth: 2.5 m, Working time: 7-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.119839, 15.226764
  • SUKOŠAN: , Depth: 6 m, Working time: 7-21, GPS Coordinates: 44.055107, 15.300838
  • NOVALJA, PAG: , Depth: 1.5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.5568, 14.882164
  • 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
  • MURTER: , Depth: 2.3-3.3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.824445, 15.593815
  • JEZERA, MURTER: , Depth: 2.5 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.785188, 15.643681
  • TRIBUNJ: , Depth: 3.5-4 m, Working time: 6-21, GPS Coordinates: 43.753809, 15.747321
  • VODICE: , Depth: 3.3 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.762718, 15.775681
  • 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

Sailing around the idyllic Brbinj is a wonderful experience, as there are many islands nearby offering amazing gastronomic adventures. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
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