7 days Zadar
(140 NM)

Zadar

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Zadar - 7 days Zadar (140 NM)

Day 1: Zadar – Veli Iž; 20 NM
  • Taking off Zadar and sailing NW and around island Ugljan
  • Passing the strait between islands Rivanj and Ugljan
  • Heading Sand SE to island Iž
  • Mooring at marina in Iž Veli or anchoring at the bays next door

Very well organized marina at Veli Iž provides moorings, electric power and fresh water along with public facilities. Small village Veli Iž is pretty alive during the summer, offering loads of traditional customs and genuine food. The peak of the season is July 29th when people of Iž elect their king.

Day 2: Veli Iž - Piškera; 24 NM
  • Taking off Veli Iž and sailing SE between islands Dugi otok and Lavdara
  • Heading WSW and passing Mala Proversa passage
  • Swim break at one of coves in Telašćica Natural Park
  • Sailing SE between islets of Kornati National Park archipelago
  • Mooring at ACI marina Piškera at Piškera island

This day you are about to visit two natural reserves – Natural Park Telašćica and Kornati National Park. Both sites are highly protected natural reserves due to their natural beauties and the diversity of flora and fauna. Make sure that you catch the view to the steep slopes and cliffs on W side of the islets you are about to pass by. Numerous islets hide virgin and deserted beaches and coves mostly suitable for safe anchoring and swim breaks. ACI marina Piškera is the only marina in Kornati Nationa Park where you could count on mooring, a fine restaurant while electric power and fresh water are only available between 6 and 10 PM and 6 and 10 AM. A pleasant marina offers breathtaking sunset over the Adriatic billow. Tickets to Telašćica Natural Park and Kornati National Park are available at the rangers who patrol through anchorages within protected areas as well as at the reception of marina Piškera.

Day 3: Piškera – Zlarin; 23 NM
  • Taking off Piškera and sailing SE through the canal between island Kornat and islets of its archipelago
  • Sailing ESE towards islands Kakan and Kaprije
  • Swim break at one of the coves between these two islands
  • Mooring or anchoring at Zlarin

Zlarin is the biggest island within Šibenik archipelago while its only inhabited village bears the same name as the entire island. Moorings, electric power and fresh water are available at the port while anchorage is possible in the same bay. Beware of shallow waters in its NE part. This island became famous for its red corals and coral pickers. There is a ceremony held in summer when women dressed in traditional folk costumes sing traditional songs, whishing good luck to their men who went to dive for corals.

Day 4: Zlarin - Skradin; 12 NM
  • Taking off Zlarin and sailing NE through the canal of Šibenik
  • When passed the canal heading NW through the mouth of river Krka
  • Sailing the canyon and then NE through the Prukljan lake
  • Mooring at ACI Skradin or at the waterfront while anchorage is possible at E side of Skradin bay

Sailing the canal of Šibenik and passing the core of Šibenik with its St. James cathedral, protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site; offers the unique feeling of sailing into the heart of mainland. Special sensation could be felt when sailing under the bridge and curving the canyon of river Krka. Due to narrow strait and heavy traffic the use of sails is not allowed when passing the canyon. Skradin refers to the small town where wine growing and shell farming are traditional crafts. Besides excellent food Skradin offers the wonders of Krka National Park just few kilometers away. Amazing waterfalls and stunning nature could be reached by rented bicycles from the city center or by tourist ferry from Skradin port.

Day 5: Skradin – Kaprije; 20 NM
  • Taking off Skradin and sailing through the canyon of river Krka and canal of Šibenik
  • Heading WSW between islands Zlarin and Prvić
  • Swimm break at Tijašćica bay at island Tijat
  • Sailing WNW towards island Kaprije and passing its NW cape
  • Sailing into the strait between islands Kaprije and Kakan
  • Mooring or anchorage at Kaprije port

Once you passed the gate of Šibenik there is a bit of relaxed sailing Šibenik archipelago in front of you. Swim break taken at Tijašćica bay may be garnished with a delicious tuna steak or octopus in red wine prepared by famous Neno in his hut at the NE side of the bay. Kaprije is small and mostly uninhabited island where you may expect loads of tranquility and peace, especially in one of its virgin coves and beaches.

Day 6: Kaprije – Murter; 16 NM
  • Taking off Kaprije and sailing NW towards island Murter
  • Swim break in one of the coves and bays on its S coast
  • Sailing NE and through small archipelago in front of Murter town
  • Extra care is required when approaching the marina
  • Mooring at marina Hramina

Island Murter offers numerous options for swim break at turquoise and crystal clear waters in bays and coves on its SE end and alongside its S coast. Extra care is required when approaching town Murter because of shallow and dangerous waters between islets in front of the town. When approaching take the route around N sides of islets Žminjak and Tegina. Moorings, electric power and fresh water are available at marina Hramina, while the city is pretty alive during summer time thanks to its numerous restaurants and bars.

Day 7: Murter – Zadar; 25 NM
  • Taking off Murter and sailing NW towards island Vrgada
  • Swim break possible in one of the coves at island Vrgada or at the SE end of island Pašman
  • Sailing NW towards Zadar
  • Fuel refill available at Murter town, Biograd waterfront, Marina Dalmacija in Sukošan or in Zadar at the port