Recommended route 3/
Recommended route 3
- Punat – Rab
- Rab – Novalja
- Novalja – Lošinj
- Lošinj – Susak - Unije
- Unije – Valun
- Valun – Rabac
- Rabac –Punat
Punat – island of Krk
Punat is situated on the southwestern part of the island of Krk is one of the most protected bays on the Adriatic Sea. Punat and the island of Krk have so much to offer – beautiful beaches (especially between Punat and Stara Baška), lush vegetation, excellent cuisine, and numerous activities particularly for those seeking an active vacation, with activities such as water skiing, wind surfing, paragliding rides, water slides, jet skiing and many other activities on sea and on land.
Marina Punat is one of the largest and oldest marinas in Croatia. It is positioned in a deep bay protected from winds, making it the perfect starting point for any adventure. The marina offers 850 sea berths for yachts up to 45 m in length, on 11 wooden docks. An additional 400 land berths are equipped with water and electricity. Within Marina Punat there is also the Punat shipyard and all services required for the maintenance of vessels.
Rab (island of Rab)
The Old Town of Rab is the main town on the island of the same name, which is also one of the sunniest places in all of Europe. The town has about 3000 residents. The entry into the port is marked by the red lighthouse at the Cape of St. Ante and the green lighthouse on Tunera Islet. Due to the shallows near Tunera Islet, keep towards the red lighthouse. The ACI Marina Rab is situated within the Rab Harbour and offers 140 berths. The marina is protected by a jetty, marked with a green lighthouse. The maximum speed in the channel is 3 knots for all vessels. The western side of the marina docks is lit up. The Bura blows from the directions between the northwest and northeast and the water levels can drop by up to 1 metre. In the northern part of the town, there is a mooring area with several ancoring buoys, a workshop for engine repairs, crane and ramp, and a petrol station. During strong Jugo winds, staying in the town harbour is not recommended. The Bay of St. Fumija, situated in front of the Rab Harbour, offers protection from the Jugo wind, but not the Bura wind.
Novalja (island of Pag)
The Town of Novalja is situated in a small bay on the northwestern side of the island of Pag, and the town has about 2500 residents. In the harbour, the waterfront is reserved for the catamaran that is docked there from the evening until the following morning. The side sections of the waterfront are usually occupied by fishing boats, while small boats are anchored in the bay. Guests may use the available anchoring buoys. There is also a crane in the harbour.
Novalja (Zrće Beach) is known for its parties that last 24 hours a day, and is a favourite party destination. This is a must visit place if you are looking for fun that lasts until morning. There is a train that runs between Novalja and Zrće Beach throughout the day.
Novalja (island of Pag) – Mali Lošinj (island of Lošinj)
Mali Lošinj is a town situated on the southern side of the island of Lošinj. Mali Lošinj is the largest settlement on the island, and in fact is the largest town on all the Adriatic islands, with some 6000 residents. It faces the sea to the northwest. This is a very important port for nautical tourism, as it stands on the navigational route between Istria and Dalmatia. The town harbour is often full during the summer months. There are moorings and water and electricity hook-ups on the pontoons and waterfront to the north and south. The eastern waterfront is primarily for fishing boats, though when they are out, it is possible to dock here for a short period of time. From October to May, there is most often one small bridge in the harbour. Marina Mali Lošinj offers some 150 sea berths and 100 land berths, a 50-tonne travel-lift, 31-tonne crane, workshop and shops. There is also a large shipyard nearby with floating dock
Bridge - passage
The passage is 10 metres wide, and the depth in low tide is 1.2 metres. Passage is only possible during periods of calm seas. The bridge is raised every day at 9 am and 6 pm, except during times of strong Bura winds, when the waves are high and passage is dangerous or impossible. Right of first passage is for vessels from the northern side exiting the harbour.
Susak is an island in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago. Susak has about 200 residents. The dialect they use is so different that not even the residents of the neighbouring islands can understand them. The southern dock has several moorings with electricity and water. When the Bura is blowing, it is not possible to sail into or out of the bay. The sea depth in front of the eastern dock is occasionally reduced due to sand deposits.
Unije is an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. Unije Bay is turned out towards the open sea, and is therefore very unsuitable for anchoring. During strong winds from the southwest, west and northwest, it is better to use the eastern bays of the island, especially the nearest and best equipped bay Maračol, and the bays Podkujni and Vognišća that are a little further away. There are 50 anchoring buoys for a fee of HRK 13.00 per metre boat. The only settlement, Unije, lies on the western side of the island. The only commercial activities on the island are tied to tourism (clean sea and many beaches).
The settlement of Valun is in the bay of the same name that emerged as the port of the old settlement of Bućev, whose ruins have been unearthed near the Church of St. Mark. There are 62 residents in Valun. Several moorings with electricity and water are available. In docking, watch the sea depths. The harbour and anchoring areas are unsafe when the Bura wind blows, or when there is a strong northerly or northwesterly wind. On the southern side of the waterfront there are several bitts, with some anchored buoys positioned in front.
Rabac is a settlement in Istria, with some 2500 residents. Guests to Rabac should certainly visit the nearby town of Labin, a town of historical interest. South of the harbour lighthouse there are yacht moorings, with electricity and water. The anchoring opportunities in the bay on the anchoring buoys are limited, as these are most often used by the guests of the camp and hotel. The seabed is unsuitable for anchoring in some places. The sea depth near the waterfront by the boat crane near the camp is a maximum of 1.5 metres.