Sailing Guide

Rivanjski Kanal

Rivanjski Kanal



Rivanjski Kanal continues NW from the N end of Srednji Kanal and leads between Otok Rivanj andOtok Sestrunj.

It is generally used by vessels proceeding between Srednji and Zadarski Kanals.
Otocic Tri Sestrice, a group of islets and rocks, extend up to 2 miles NW of Rt Zanavin, the NW extremity of Otok Rivanj.

Vessels proceeding to Zadar may use the narrow channel which leads between the S islet of this group and Rt Zanavin but caution is necessary as dangers lie adjacent to the sides of the fairway.

Caution.—The passage of vessels greater than 500 grt, vessels carrying dangerous substances, and vessels not certified gas free is prohibited within an area which has been established in the channels between Otok Kornat and Dugi Otok, on the W side, and Otok Pasman and Otok Ugljan, on the E side.
This area extends from Otok Zirje, at the S end, to Otok Molat, at the N end. In exceptional circumstances and with a pilot embarked, vessels carrying oil may navigate in this area between 1 October and 31 March.
The tidal current in Rivanjski Kanal may, at springs, attain a velocity of 4 knots. At such times, vessels navigating within the narrow channels in this vicinity must exercise great caution.

Rivanjski Kanal s'étend au NW de l'extrémité N du Srednji Kanal et passe entre Otok Rivanj et Otok Sestrunj.
Il est généralement utilisé par les navires qui se dirigent entre les canaux Srednji et Zadarski.

Otocic Tri Sestrice, un groupe d'îlots et de rochers, s'étend jusqu'à 2 miles au NO de Rt Zanavin, l'extrémité nord-ouest du Otok Rivanj.

Les bateaux naviguant en direction de  Zadar peuvent utiliser le canal étroit qui passe entre l'îlot S de ce groupe et Rt Zanavin mais la prudence est nécessaire car les dangers se trouvent de chaque côté du chenal.
Danger.-Le passage de navires de plus de 500 tjb, les navires transportant des matières dangereuses, et les navires non certifiés gaz libre est interdit dans les canaux entre Otok Kornat et Dugi Otok, sur le côté ouest, et Otok Pasman et Otok Ugljan, sur le côté E.
Cette zone s'étend de Otok Zirje, à l'extrémité S, à Otok Molat, à l'extrémité N. Dans des circonstances exceptionnelles et avec un pilote à bord, les navires transportant du pétrole peuvent naviguer dans cette zone entre le 1 et 31 Octobre Mars.
Le courant de marée dans Rivanjski Kanal peut atteindre une vitesse de 4 nœuds. Durant ces périodes, les bateaux naviguant dans les chenaux étroits, dans cette zone doivent naviguer avec grande prudence.
Share your comments about "Rivanjski Kanal"


To precisely geolocate this site. Update if necessary.
Sites around Rivanjski Kanal
Flying distances - Direct line

Kanal Nove Povljane Vir

Kanal Nove Povljane, entered between Otok Vir and the SE end of Otok Pag, leads 5 miles SE into Ninski Zaliv.
Shoals at the inner end of this channel restrict the fairway to a width of about 250m, with a controlling depth of 8m. Vessels with a draft of over 6m are advised not to ...
23 Jul 11

Otok Vir

The island of Vir is one of the 300 islands of Zadar archipelago.
Vir island is located SW Pag, it is 25 kilometers north of Zadar and it has an area of 22.38 square kilometers. It rises gently from the sea to a bare and double summit, (Bandira) 112m high, with reminds of fort.
A ...
22 Jul 11

Otok Olib Zadar

Otok Olib is located E of O. Silba. It belongs to Zadar archipelago.The island has been inhabited since Roman times. The residents bought their island in 1900. The only village on the island was established around the port.
To the east of the island you will find some small hidden ...
27 Jul 11

Olipski Kanal

Olipski Kanal leads NNW between the E side of Otok Silba and the W side of Otok Olib and merges into the N end of Pohlipski Kanal.
This channel is deep and has a minimum navigable width of 0.7 mile. It is often used by vessels proceeding to and from Zadar.
Good anchorage is ...
18 Sep 11

Otok Zverinac (Zadar)

O. Zverinac is located at E of NE point of Dugi Otok, it is in the Zadar Archipelago.
It occupies 4.2 square kilometres, with a highest peak of 111 m.There is only a village SW of island. Many houses are homes.
12 Sep 11

Ninsko Ljubacki Kanal Zadar

Ninsko-Ljubacki Kanal, a tortuous channel, connects the SE end of Kanal Nove Povljane with Ljubacka Vrata. This channel leads through the deep inlets which indent the SE coast of Otok Pag, on the NW side, and the mainland, on the SE side.
It is entered between Rt Prutna,which is ...
23 Jul 11

Brguljski Zaljev (Molat)

This is the stretch of sea that penetrates Molat of nearly 2.5 million towards the NW and offers many opportunities for moorings.By SW, be careful when approaching the zone of shoals and islets in front of the bottom edge NW of Dugi Otok.
Coming from the SW, the channel prolaz ...
13 Sep 11

Novigradsko More

Novigradsko More, a landlocked bay, lies at the S end of Novsko Zdrilo and provides good anchorage.
Rijeka Zrmanja flows into the bay at the E side. This river is navigable by small craft as far as the village of Obrovca, 6 miles above the mouth.
Luka Novigrad, a narrow inlet, ...
23 Jul 11

Otok Premuda Zadar

Premuda is located northwest of Otok Skarda which it is separated by a channel about 0.9 m wide (Premuda Vrata). The tips of each side of the channel are overwhelmed shoals and should not be approached too closely.
The coast is home to 2 W moorings and a small port and there is ...
17 Sep 11

Otok Ist Zadar

The island, part of the archipelago of Zadar, is located northwest of Otok Molat which it is separated by the channel prolaz Zapuntel (narrow channel with a minimum depth of 6 m).
Otok Ist to the shape of a butterfly with two bays that enter the island on the coast NW and SE.
Ist ...
26 Jul 11

Otok Silba

Silba is a small island, 8 km long where  there are no vehicles and no hotels. Inhabited since Roman times, the Latin "silva" (forest) which gave its name to the island is covered with trees.On the island there are shops, restaurants and taverns, caffe bars, post office, ...
27 Jul 11


Nice anchorage, mostly used by small local boats. Open to the Southern winds.
19 Aug 15
Local Area

Zadarska županija (Zadar county)

Zadar county, extends from S island Pag on north to town Drage on the south.This county has been inhabitated since antiquity and has many historic monuments.Zadar is center of N Dalmatia,  it is situated on peninsula, protecting one of the largest natural Adriatic harbours. It ...
3 Aug 11

Dalmacija (Dalmatie)

Dalmatia (Croatian Dalmacija, Italian Dalmazzia) is a coastal region of Croatia along the Adriatic, stretching from the island of Pag in the northwest, the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) to the south East.
It extends 350 km along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea about 60 km wide, ...
28 Mar 11


Winds:Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura (bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to south along the coast. For example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice ...
19 Aug 11

Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15
During your navigation, remember to update the data. If a harbor, marina or anchorage is missing, create it. Thank you for all boaters.