Novi Vinodolski is in the middle of Krk Canal. It is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable trip around the island or the entire Kvarner Bay. In this article, you can find out what the weather will be like when you are travelling to Novi Vinodolski, and we will present two possible trip plans.
The main points of the article are the following:
- Weather in Novi Vinodolski
- Ports and islands around Novi Vinodolski
- Sail in Novi Vinodolski! Novi Vinodolski sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Novi Vinodolski around the Kvarner-bay
- 7 days Novi Vinodolski sailing tour around Krk island
- Marine gas around Novi Vinodolski, boat gas stations around Kvarner bay
Kvarner Bay has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. The region has a high level of sunshine of 2500 hours a year. The average annual precipitation is 400-850 mm/year. The average temperature in summer is between 24 and 28C. The prevailing winds in the area are Bora, Jugo and Mistral.Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Novi Vinodolski
Marina Novi is a well-equipped small port. The maximum length of the boats anchored here is 60 metres, and the depth is 5 metres. You can reach Vinodol Riviera by boat and plane as well. The closest airport is only 30 kilometres away on the island of Krk. Information about sailing in Novi Vinodolski, or rent a boat in Novi Vinodolski.
Port of Lopar
Lopar is located in the northern tip of the island of Rab. The port is small, but it has the essential equipment you might need. The port is protected from winds. The depth of the seabed is 5 metres, the maximum length is 60 metres.
Marina Mali Losinj
This marina is located on the West of the Losinj island. The bay is protected by the North and East winds. 80 transit ships have free space here in total with a maximum length of 18 metres. If you want to rent a berth, book it well in advance because this part of the Kvarner bay is quite popular in the summer season. There are water and electricity supply and many local restaurants and bars nearby with astonishing views of the bay. Information about sailing in Mali Losinj, or yachtcharter in Mali Losinj
ACI Marina Pomer
Marina Pomer can be found in the Medulin bay. It has a capacity for over 300 ships. It is fairly modern, clean and there is free WiFi access. Moreover, you can book a table in an exclusive spacious restaurant on the shore. Boatmen can find all facilities here. There is also a warehouse for storing equipment like a bicycle or a surfboard. Information about sailing in Medulin, or rent a boat in Medulin
Port of Rabac
It lies in a natural bay at the foot of Labin on the Eastern shore of Istria. The Port of Rabac is armed by a 450-metre natural coastal wall that protects it by the northern and eastern winds, unfortunately from the southern winds not. A new shore has been just opened in the port and they constantly improve the infrastructure. Furthermore, the electricity and the water-supply system have also been renewed. Information about sailing in Rabac, or rent a boat in Rabac
Marina Admiral of Opatija
The Marina Admiral on the North of the Adriatic Sea is one of the best starting-off points to an unforgettable sailing tour. The Marina Admiral is, actually, a part of the Admiral hotel complex; therefore, all equipment and facilities of the hotel are available for boatmen. There are 160 berths in the marina with a maximum length of 20 m and 40 dry docks. Smaller yachts should go to the Abbazia Port. The hotel received four anchors which by this means is a five-star hotel. Every berth has own electricity and water supply. Other services are healthcare, 24-hour surveillance and safety, rent a warehouse, welcome service, ecological waste management, laundry. The marina is also accessible by handicapped people. Read more about what to do in Opatija or Opatija sailing. Check our boats: Rent a boat in Opatija
Port of Rijeka
During the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, it was Hungary’s after it has become Croatia’s largest port. Any types of watercraft and cargo are allowed to enter the port. Today it also plays a significant role in the Far-East and Middle-European markets. The number of available berths is 58 plus 2 oil ports. Of course, it is fully-equipped with diverse services; not to mention its outstanding safety.
Port of Crikvenica
However, the Port of Crikvenica is not too large; you can find all the important facilities. It has three parts accepting transit ships up to 24. There is a gas station as well near the port. It provides electricity and water.
Day 1. Novi Vinodolski – Lopar
36.08 km (22.42 mi)
Lopar is a small town on the island of Rab, only 12 kilometres from the ancient town of Rab. It is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and the gorgeous sandy beaches. There are several small islands along the coast, such as Goli Otok, Otok Sveti Grgur. In addition, the town has 22 sandy beaches. The most famous is the 1,5 kilometre long Rajska Plaza with Blue Flag Certification. The town has a unique historical and natural heritage.
Day 2. Lopar – Mali Losinj
44.82 km (27.85 mi)
The island of Losinj is located on the western side of Kvarner Bay, directly under the island of Cres. The island is long and narrow with a coastline of 112 kilometres. It is a real holiday paradise. The main income of the locals is tourism. The island has breathtaking flora that was planted by sailors arriving from all over the world. There are over 1,000 plants here; 230 herbs and 80 exotic ones. If you would like to admire the blooming landscape, March and May are the ideal months for visiting. You must definitely try scuba-diving here! Thanks to its geographical characteristics, the sea is protected very well. You can also find the clearest waters on the entire Adriatic here. We might get to see 20-25 metres far in the water.
This is the reason why the place is a great favourite among dolphins and provides a home for around 100 types of fish. They have been organising the Dolphin Day every year since 1993. There is also a dolphin reservation at the bay of Veli Losinj. We can even adopt one if we want to support the centre. Another interesting sight is the underwater historic park. The main establishment on the island is Mali Losinj, which is an Adriatic town built on the most populated island. We can see spectacular renovated manors from the era of the Monarch and breathtaking luxury yachts here. Read more about what to do in Mali Losinj or Mali Losinj sailing. Check our boats: boat rental in Mali Losinj.
Day 3. Mali Losinj – Medulin
55.73 km (34.63 mi)
If you are in love with sandy beaches, this is your place to visit. Bijeca Beach is Medulin’s well-known coast. This has made the whole vicinity famous. The marina has recently become a busy place crammed with young people. Furthermore, the three islands in the bay are also a must. Their names are Ceja, Brodulas and Leva. The latter one is, actually, a natural sand island. It is worth trying the restaurant here where you can experience the perfect harmony of flavours and romance
Read more about what to do in Medulin or Medulin sailing. Check our boats: boat rental in Medulin
Day 4. Medulin – Rabac
43.37 km (26.95 mi)
Rabac is a small resort town by the coastline on South-East from Labin. The port lies in a small bay protected from the North-East winds. It was previously known as a small fishing village although nowadays it has become a real tourist paradise. If you happen to have a bit of time, put on your bikini and go to the famous Four Elements Beach. The coastline is covered by white limestone pebbles, the sea is crystal-clear and there are lots of rows of oak trees in the bay. For active tourists diving or a visit to the adventure park or a tour between Labin and Rabac are recommended. Read more about what to do in Rabac or Rabac sailing. Check our boats: Rent a boat in Rabac
Day 5. Rabac – Rijeka
37.55 km (23.34 mi)
Rijeka lies on the coast of the Kvarner Bay on the East from Rabac. Actually, this is Croatia’s third-biggest city. It is not a well-known destination for tourists; therefore, this is a perfect place for a summer holiday. The town’s heart is the Corso that is a long and wide promenade. During your stroll here you can marvel at the fascinating Baroque buildings, exclusive restaurants and the buzzing nightlife. There are Neoclassical palaces and theatres too. It resembles a Central-European city that is full of boutiques and coffee shops. Another interesting program is when you go to the central market. The Fish Hall is another marvellous Art Nouveau building. The farmers always sell fresh products to the customers. If you want to go to the beach, choose the Blue beaches, Ploce or Kostanj.
Day 6. Rijeka – Crikvenica
26.12 km (16.23 mi)
Crikvenica is the largest town on the coast of Vinodol. In the last twenty years, its territory has expanded to the nearby Selce, so the two have been merged. It is a tourist paradise. The town beach is an enormous beach with Blue Flag Certification, offering several sports facilities. The most unique of them is a famous Croatian game, the picigin. This water polo-like game is played in shallow waters. You can only pass the ball to the next player by only touching it with one palm. During the game, the dedicated players try to keep the ball in the air for as long as possible with all sorts of funny, acrobatic moves. You have to try it! In addition. There are about 250 festivals held annually on the Riviera. Thus, entertainment is guaranteed. If you happen to sail here, look for a romantic scenery for a secret kiss with your loved one. Both the town and its inhabitants are proud of this famous meeting points that are also popular amongst tourists.
Day 7. Crikvenica – Jesenova-bay Novi Vinodolski
9.91 km (6.16 mi)
If you are coming from the town of Crikvenica, you should drop anchor at Jesenova Bay. The beautiful pebble beach is very popular among tourists cruising in the area. Take a pleasant walk to the famous Jesennova Monument and admire the gorgeous landscape.
Novi Vinodolski is a well-known tourist destination. The town’s historical heritage is mostly linked to the Frankopan family, with the Frankopan fortresses, castles and unique wood carvings. The high-quality Croatian wine made in Vinodol Valley is also very famous. The landscape is characterised by evergreen forestry, turquoise sea and fresh air. It is no surprise that after Opatija, this is the most important tourist region in Croatia. Take a pleasant walk downtown and enjoy the sunshine on the beautiful beach!
Krk is the second-largest island in Croatia and the entire Adriatic Sea. It is characterised by forest-covered hills and high cliffs. Between Crisnjeva and Omišalj you can find one of the longest concrete bridges in the world, the Krki Bridge, connecting the island to the mainland. Krk is the centre of the island and it is also the largest town here.
Day 1. Novi Vinodolski – Vrbnik 9.57 km (5.95 mi), Day 2. Vrbnik – Baska 24.45 km (15.19 mi), Day 3. Baska – Krk 23.59 km (14.66 mi), Day 4. Krk – Malinska 28.66 km (17.81 mi), Day 5. Malinska – Omisalj 15.49 km (9.62 mi), Day 6. Omisalj – Biserujka – Soline 14.64 km (9.09 mi) – 5.98 km (3.71 mi), Day 7. Soline – Silo – Novi Vinodolski 5.67 km (3.52 mi) – 11.27 km (7.00 mi).
- CRIKVENICA: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 45.170357, 14.696294
- NOVI VINODOLSKI: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 45.127495, 14.785789
- RAB: Depth: 2,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 44.75828, 14.762634
- Gas station MALI LOSINJ: Depth: 7 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 44.531932, 14.46868
- Gas station PULA – Marina Veruda: Depth: 2,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.8749, 13.84651
- ABBAZIA – Marina Opatija: Depth: 4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 45.327236, 14.300592
- ACI Marina CRES: , VHF: 17,Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.947991, 14.416325
- KRK: Depth: 2,2 – 3,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 45.025306, 14.575191
Novi Vinodolski is a perfect place to have some peace and quiet, and it is an excellent starting point of an unforgettable cruise. During your journey, you will see many gorgeous places, and you can also immerse yourself in Croatian culture. Let’s go on an adventure! Find more Kvarner bay sailing destinations.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT