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Vrgadski Kanal

Vrgadski Kanal



Vrgadski Kanal, 7 miles long, leads between Otok Murter and Otok Vrgada and is the principal channel used in the S approach to Pasmanski Kanal and Zadar.
Vessels with a maximum draft of 6.4m may pass through Pasmanski Kanal. Vessels with drafts over 6.4m must either proceed through Srednji Kanal or seaward of Dugi Otok, entering the inner channels via Prolaz Maknare or Kvarnericka Vrata.
Vrgadski Kanal
Vrgadski Kanal
Vrgadski Kanal, 7 miles de long, s'étend entre Otok Murter et Otok Vrgada et est le principal canal utilisé dans l'approche S de Pasmanski Kanal et Zadar.
Les navires ayant un tirant d'eau maximum de 6,4 m peuvent passer par Pasmanski Kanal. Les navires avec des tirants d'eau de plus de 6,4 m doivent soit passer par Srednji Kanal ou vers le large Dugi Otok, entrer dans les canaux internes via prolaz Maknare ou Kvarnericka Vrata.
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Otok Murter

The island of Murter is the largest island of the Sibenik archipelago. It is close to the coast on which it is connected by a bridge, low air draft at Tijesno (Tisno) on the continent. During the summer the bridge opens to allow passage of boats.
The NW part of the island is fertile ...
3 Apr 11

Otok Zirje (Sibenik)

Otok Zirje is the farthest and the largest island in the Sibenik archipelago.
It is long of 6,5 NM (NW/SE) and 1,4 NM wide.
The main village, Zirje, is located in the middle of the island. A small port, luka Muna, on the coast N of Zirje, home to the ferry that connects the ...
16 Aug 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 Vrgada

16 Aug 11

Otok Kaprije (Sibenik)

Kaprije is located in the central part of the Sibenik archipelago between the islands Zmajan and Kakan.
The highlight of the island is Vela Glavica (132 m).
The only village of the island is Kaprije, S. The port is busy.
Automobiles are not allowed on the island.
16 Aug 11

Plic Kusija

Shallow area delimited by  north and south cardinals.
14 Aug 11

Otocic Artina

On each side of the island, good anchoring places in particular if you want to reach the sandy beach.
16 Aug 11

Uvala Dugo Vaca Draje (Pakostane)

Uvala Dugo Vaca is a cove surrounded by docks, near the village of Drage (Draje), on the mainland, facing Zavinac islands  (Mali and Veli zavinac).
Approach: no risk.
We tied up at one of the docks by 2-3 m.
Good protection by S NE W.
11 Sep 11

Uvala Sv Andrija

Deep bay where you can achor by 4m. Good shelter except from NE.
Be carreful in the entrance to the West cardinal
16 Aug 11

Mala Luka

Good shelter in shallow water.
14 Aug 11

Uvala Vela Luka Ovnja

Large shallow bay protected by a chain of small islands N Otok Murter.
The bay entrance is between a tag, the E Otocic Arta Mala and the mainland. The tips of each side of the entrance are overwhelmed by rocks.
The bay itself is shallow, especially at the N and W. An advanced ...
14 Aug 11


Anchorage west of the island in shallow water.
14 Aug 11
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
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