North-Dalmatia is regarded as quite safe and convenient for boaters. In addition, the ports are very close to each other. Both the smaller, barely unpopulated and the bigger islands stretch along the mainland in smaller groups. Culinary experiences, diving, peaceful evening strolls can also be added to your sailing trip; and all in an amazing natural environment. You can explore the islands during a single centre tour; even though, it is a great idea too to organise a one-week trip in the region.
Check out the other points:
- The location of Sibenik
- Sailing in Sibenik: Ports around Sibenik
- Islands by Sibenik
- Sail in Sibenik! Sibenik sailing routes:
- Sailing in Sibenik: Our one-week sailing plan
- 7 days Sibenik sailing itinerary
- Sailing in Dalmatia: 14 days sailing tour
- Dalmatian coast sailing itinerary
- Marine gas near Sibenik, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia
The location of Sibenik
(After Rijeka and Split) Croatia’s third largest port can be found in Sibenik, in the city full of natural wonders. Actually, the city was not built next to the coast. The St.Anne Channel is the maritime entrance to the bay, so to the city of Sibenik. The protected bay with its calm water is the estuary of the Krka River.
Sailing in Sibenik: Ports around Sibenik
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
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. Read more about sailing in Vodice, or boat hire in Vodice 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.
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 refuelling.
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.
Marina Kornati (Biograd na Moru)
The marina of Biograd, which also has a Blue Flag 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. Information about sailing in Biograd, or rent a boat in Biograd
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. Information about sailing in Sukosan, or yachtcharter Sukosan
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
Port of Trogir
The SCT Marina Trogir has 256 berths for boats up to 90 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 20 metres. There is drinking water, electricity, 24-hour security, free WiFi, laundry, refuelling station, and even ship maintenance is available. Yacht charter Trogir
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of a maximum of 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split.
Port of Rogač
The SailingEurope Charter is located on the northern side of the island of Šolta, in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It has a favourable location, only 16 kilometres from Split. The main advantage of the port is that it is not too crowded. There are showers, free WiFi, a nearby gas station, a café and a pizzeria. The Bay of Rogač is well protected from winds, which mainly blows in the winter months.
Islands by Sibenik
The surrounding of Sibenik is one of the favourite destinations for sailing tours. There are about 50 islands groups lying here. Regarding natural beauties, it is similar to Kornati National Park. Although more islands are populated here and there is an own marina. During a short cruise from Sibenik, you can reach all of them.
The farthest island of this island group having the most size is called Zirje, although the biggest island is Kakan. When it comes to gastronomy, consume a meal in the pleasant restaurants of Kaprije Island. The villages of bigger islands are rapidly developing. St.Anthony’s Channel of Sibenik is surrounded by the islands of Zlarin and Prvic. On the one hand, Zlarin is famous for its agriculture, viticulture, coral and sponge fishing. On the other hand, there is even a sponge factory and a sponge museum. Amazing. Besides, the island of Krapanj is a beloved holiday resort for hundreds of tourists. By yachts, be careful, there are many rocks near the shore.
Kornati islands are the Mediterranean’s most divided and one of its well-known island groups. There are 152 islands, tiny lands and reefs. 89 islands are under special protection because of the rare flora and fauna living there. They all belong to the Kornati National Park that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Officially there are two entrances to the national park: Velika Provesán and Vrata od Opatán. You can follow designated footpaths on 8 islands of the park on your hiking tour.
Some North-Dalmatian islands are unpopulated whereas on the bigger ones-pleasant Mediterranean settlements are flourishing. The islands stretch parallel to the mainland in smaller groups. Moreover, you need to know how safe the North-Dalmatian region for boatman beginner is since it provides many opportunities for docking. It seems as if we were not on the sea. Wherever we drop our anchor, a marvellous landscape and joy are waiting for us.
Sail in Sibenik! Sibenik sailing routes:
Sailing in Sibenik: Our one-week sailing plan
Before leaving the city is worth visiting once. Let’s start the sightseeing tour at the famous Cathedral of St James in the Old Town which has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 71 life-sized sculpted heads of the 15th-century people are its remarkable feature. Furthermore, the Renaissance-style Town Hall can be found on the square as well. Underneath the arches, there is a nice café. The Gothic St. Barbara Church with its 24-hour clock above its entrance and its 4 bells lies near the square.
The narrow streets of the Old Town are built on the hill as a staircase. The 12th-century old Church of St. Krsevan is the oldest building of the city. Nowadays it functions as a gallery. Croatia’s oldest 13th-century old bell is displayed beside the church. Another famous church, the Benedictine Monastery of St. Lucia was erected nearby. The nuns and monks are barely seen on the streets. Their main activity is an education in the nearby school. There is an underground corridor which connects the monastery and the school. Walking along the street of the monastery we come to the St.Michael’s Fortress.
Day 1. Sibenik – Vodice
11.09 km (6.89 mi)
This town lies in a long-stretching bay 1, 5 hours from Sibenik by yacht. The vicinity of the well-equipped marina as well as the picturesque old town provides numerous facilities. With its restaurants, coffee bars and buzzing social life Vodice has become quite popular among youngsters. For the best nightlife experiences visit the marina.
Day 2. Vodice – Jezera – Murter ( Island of Murter)
30.87 km (19.18 mi)
This is the biggest from the Ŝibenik island groups. In fact, there are four towns: the oldest is Murter and Jezera, the youngest are Tisno and Betina. The island of Murter is famous for its sandy and pebble-stoned Blue Flag beaches. Also, plenty of small bays are waiting for tourists to be explored. The island is hilly and karstic. Furthermore, the vineyards, the almond, fig and olive trees make the landscape picturesque.
Day 3. Murter – Pirovac
7.11 km (4.42 mi)
Pirovac – a real paradise of tourists – is also a Mediterranean coastal town. Its old town was built on a small peninsula. We can wonder a large number of medieval buildings here; for instance, the unruined town wall. For the best nightlife experiences visit the marina.
Day 4. Pirovac – Biograd Na Moru
23.24 km (14.44 mi)
It was the place of coronation of the Croatian kings. The Regional Museum of the city offers two interesting exhibitions for visitors. The gradually deepening, sandy beaches and the city’s Mediterranean atmosphere attract families with children. Marina Kornati, the Adriatic largest and well-equipped marina, can be found here.
Day 5. Biograd Na Moru< – Kaprije
36.66 km (22.78 mi)
Kaprije Island is part of the Sibenik island group. It lies 15 km from Sibenik on the South-West.
To your surprise, there is only one town here, Kaprije, with 200 inhabitants. The name Kaprije comes from herb, caper, which grows on this island. There are about 20 bays around the island. The most famous one is St. Peter’s Bay in front of the town Kaprije. Here are the ferry terminal and the harbour. Mala Nozdra Bay lying South-East from Kaprije is also worth visiting.
Day 6. Kaprije – Tribunj
12.74 km (7.92 mi)
The pleasant old town of this fishing village is situated only on one island. There is a small bridge connecting the mainland and the island. What can you get here? Lots of sunshine, recreation, and the crystal clear sea. Its biggest festival, the Fishermen Night, is held in July.
Day 7. Tribunj – Krka waterfall – Sibenik
53.35 km (33.15 mi)
Krka National park is Croatia’s popular and fairly spectacular natural reserve.
Its main attractions are its huge and long waterfalls. The total length of the Krka waterfall is 800 m, its width varies between 200 and 400 m. The height difference is 48 m. A footpath leads you around all waterfalls. Do not forget to bring swimming suits so as to take a swim in the basin in front of the Krka waterfall.
7 days Sibenik sailing itinerary
Day 1. Sibenik – Primošten 20.95 km (13.02 mi), Day 2. Primošten – Rogoznica 10.38 km (6.45 mi), Day 3. Rogoznica – Trogir 31.26 km (19.43 mi), Day 4. Trogir – Split 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 5. Split – Kaštel Gomilica – Rogac 27.59 km (17.14 mi), Day 6. Rogac – Zirje 62.69 km (38.95 mi), Day 7. Zirje – Trogir – Sibenik 29.40 km (18.27 mi).
Sailing in Dalmatia: 14 days sailing tour
Day 1. Sibenik – Vodice 15.33 km (9.53 mi), Day 2. Vodice – Jezera 12.33 km (7.66 mi), Day 3. Jezera – Pirovac 24.69 km (15.34 mi), Day 4. Pirovac – Biograd na Moru 23.24 km (14.44 mi), Day 5. Biograd na Moru – Sukosan 17.67 km (10.98 mi), Day 6. Sukosan – Zadar 12.29 km (7.64 mi), Day 7. Zadar – Nin 28.92 km (17.97 mi), Day 8. Nin – Opatija 44.01 km (27.34 mi), Day 9. Novalja – Island of Ist 34.25 km (21.28 mi), Day 10. Ist – what to do in Brbinj 33.76 km (20.98 mi), Day 11. Brbinj – Sali, Croatia 23.07 km (14.34 mi), Day 12. Sali, Croatia – Zirje 50.07 km (31.11 mi), Day 13. Zirje – Primošten 24.66 km (15.32 mi), Day 14. Primošten – Grebaštica – Sibenik 30.81 km (19.15 mi).
Dalmatian coast sailing itinerary
Day 1. Sibenik – Zlarin 6.83 km (4.25 mi), Day 2. Zlarin – Drvenik Veli 43.78 km (27.21 mi), Day 3. Drvenik Veli – Split 27.04 km (16.80 mi), Day 4. Split – Supetar 16.46 km (10.23 mi), Day 5. Supetar – Makarska 39.47 km (24.52 mi), Day 6. Makarska – Brac island (Port of Bol) 29.52 km (18.35 mi), Day 7. Bol – Rogoznica – Sibenik 95.44 km (59.30 mi)
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Marine gas near Sibenik, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia
- 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
Sibenik is a real paradise for tourists, a charming place. Thanks to its location many sights are easily accessible. If a shorter or a one-week cruise is concerned, Sibenik is always a great starting-off point.Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
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