The well-maintained beaches, interesting activities and breathtaking nearby islands make Vodice an extremely popular holiday destination. In this article, you can find out what weather to expect when you go sailing in Vodice, In addition, we will help you plan a 1-week itinerary. If you follow our advice, you can enrich your life with some unforgettable experiences.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Vodice
- Ports and islands around Vodice
- Sail in Vodice! Vodice sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Vodice: 1 week sailing plan
- 7 Days Vodice sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Vodice, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia
The Croatian Vodice has an extremely pleasant, Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 15,1 °C. In July, the average temperature is 24,4 °C, and 6,3 °C in January. The most rain falls in November. If you love swimming and water sports, the temperature of the sea can reach up to 24,8 °C in August. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Vodice
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.
Marina Tribunj has 220 sea 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.
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 sailing in Sibenik, or yachtcharter Sibenik
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 north-western part of the island of Murter, in Hramina Bay. It has 370 sea 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 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.
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 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.
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 awarded 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.
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
Our journey starts from Vodice, and after visiting some beautiful resort towns and islands, we will return here.
Day 1. Vodice (ACI Marina Vodice) – Kaprije (Kaprije Buoy Field)
15,93 km (9,90 mi)
The island has only one town, Kaprije. It is located in a protected bay in the southern part of the island. Kaprije is famous for the Church of St. Peter, built at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. A festival takes place on June 29 to celebrate the patron saint of the town. Šampjer, Kod Kate or Adriana konoba are perfect to enjoy a delicious dish.
Day 2. Kaprije – Žirje
12,13 km (7,54 mi)
Žirje is the largest island in the Sibenik Archipelago. It has an extremely rich flora and fauna. If you prefer an active holiday, we recommend the bicycle tours. Fisherman’s evenings and festas take place on the island in summer. If you are craving a culinary experience, we recommend the fish dishes and the specialities made in stone ovens.
Day 3. Žirje – Rogoznica (Marina Frapa)
31,19 km (19,38 mi)
The town on the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Its most unique natural formation is the extremely deep salt water lake. Locals call it Dragon’s Eye. The best night club is Rogoznica Dragon Eye that you can find near the marina. If you are interested in history, visit the 17th-century Church of the Assumption of Blessed Mary Virgin and the 15th-century Church of St. Nicholas. Siesta and Atrium restaurants are at the marina. In these restaurants, you can try Dalmatian meat and seafood dishes.
Day 4. Rogoznica – Primosten
9,79 km (6,08 mi)
Primosten is one of the most charming small towns of the Adriatic. It has old stone houses, romantic alleyways and beautiful seaside promenades. A church stands on the hilltop, which was built in 1485. It offers wonderful views over the region.
A donkey race takes place every summer. If you love partying, visit Dalmatia’s most popular disco called Aurora. The town is famous for its beautiful vineyards. We also recommend trying the local red wine, Babić.
Day 5. Primosten – Zlarin (Marina Zlarin)
18,73 km (11,64 mi)
Zlarin is one of the smaller islands in Dalmatia. It is mostly covered with cypress and pine forests, but the island is also the native habitat for rosemary, figs and olive trees. We especially recommend visiting the Zlarin Coral Museum and the Church of Our Lady of Raselj.
The Bodulska Balada music festival takes place in July. You can discover the works of Croatian and international artists during the festival. The paintings depict Zlarin and the nearby islands.
Day 6. Zlarin – Šibenik (Marina Mandalina)
7,79 km (4,84 mi)
Šibenik boasts beautiful historic monuments. The most famous is the Gothic-Renaissance St. Jacobs Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main square is called Trg Republike Hrvatske where the symbol of the town, the Renaissance town hall stands. Šibenik has several fortresses that offer wonderful views of the town and the sea. The most famous and oldest is the 15th-century St. Michael’s Fortress that is built on a 70-metre hill. You can take pleasant walks in the lovely Old Town. The best restaurant in Šibenik is Pelegrini. From the terrace, you can see the cathedral and the sea.
Day 7. Šibenik – Prvić (Prvic Luka Mooring Buoys) – Vodice (ACI Marina Vodice)
15,56 km (9,67 mi)
Prvić Šepurine has two churches. The oldest was built in 1620, in honour of Empress St. Helen and the St. Cross. The richly embellished Baroque altar of St. Roch is a very valuable historic piece. The Church of Assumption of the Virgin Mary was built in 1878. Prvić Luka is the other village on the island. You can try the local specialities in Punta, Val and Nanini restaurants.
If we have some time after returning our boat, we should take a look around Vodice. The symbol of the picturesque little Vodice is the 18-th century Baroque-style Parish Church of St. Cross. If you prefer outdoor activities, the marked bike paths invite you for unforgettable trips. Thanks to the vibrant nightlife, Vodice is very popular among the younger generation. There are many great restaurants and cafés near the marina..
We head north from Vodice. First, we sail to Jezera. Then, after crossing under the Tisno drawbridge, we visit Zadar, which is one of the most famous and popular seaside resorts in Croatia. You will find very interesting monuments here like the Church of St. Donatus, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia and People’s Square. The Sea Organ and The Greeting to the Sun are also unforgettable places you have to see.
Day 1. Vodice – Jezera (Murter) 12,54 km (7,79 mi), Day 2. Jezera – Zadar (Marina Tankerkomerc) 53,00 km (32,93 mi), Day 3. Zadar – Ilovik 67,13 km (41,71 mi), Day 4. Ilovik – Veli Rat (Marina Veli Rat, Dugi Otok) 43,70 km (27,16 mi), Day 5. Veli Rat – Mali Iž (Iž) 33,52 km (20,83 mi), Day 6. Mali Iž – Žut (ACI Marina Zut, Kornati) 22,45 km (13,95 mi), Day 7. Žut – Kaprije (Kaprije Buoy Field) – Vodice (ACI Marina Vodice) 57,28 km (35,59 mi)
- 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
If you are sailing around Vodice, you can discover several beautiful islands in the region. They have a breathtaking natural environment. In local restaurants, you can try the specialities of traditional Dalmatian cuisine.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT