Pula Sailing Route I 7 days
Pula - Medulin - Cres - Mali Lošinj - Premuda - Susak - Unije - Pula
The sailing itinerary from Pula will take you on a journey filled with beautiful, untouched nature, secret bays and coves, and charming little towns and villages of the North Adriatic and its island
Pula is the largest and most important seaport in Istria, and the well-protected Pula Bay places it among the best natural harbours of the Adriatic. The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater - Arena. The Arena is well preserved and hosts world-known music and film festivals even today. In Pula, just as in most towns of Istria, be sure to taste seafood specialties and Istrian prosciutto. The influence of Italian cuisine in Istria is best felt in the different types of tasty pasta offered in Pula
Pula is a perfect port of departure if you want to sail around Istria, Kvarner Gulf, and the North Adriatic region.
Two large marinas, ACI Pula and Marina Veruda, and a newly built Marina Polesana, are open all year round and provide all necessary facilities for a safe and comfortable stay. Different types and models of boats are available for charter from Pula: Sailboats, Catamarans, and Motorboats.
The Roman Amphitheater in Pula - Arena
Day 1 PULA - MEDULIN 10 NM
The tip of Istria, as it is popularly called, belongs to one of the most tourist towns of the peninsula and one of the twenty most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian Adriatic - Medulin. The town with a rich cultural heritage and a recognizable church with two belfries rising above the town.
Sailing along the islands of the Medulin archipelago and the many bays and coves of Kamenjak offers a magical experience and a chance to escape from the hectic reality. There are two marinas in Medulin Archipelago: ACI Marina Pomer & Marina Medulin.
Day 2 MEDULIN -CRES 24NM
Although it`s one of the biggest Croatian islands, Cres is still an untouched paradise. Cres is known as a land of sheep and griffon vultures. Cres is a paradise for all lovers of untouched nature. Active holiday lovers can enjoy swimming, fishing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jogging, biking, and trekking. Or you can relax while sightseeing, dining, filming, photographing, painting, meditating, collecting medicinal and aromatic wild herbs, and many others.
Throughout history, striking architecture and evocative cultures have been born out of multilayered and abundant cultures. Stroll the ancient town to admire the Venetian Tower, the City Walls, and the Old Roman Bridge, or head a little further out to marvel at the medieval fortress town of Lubenice
Cres is a fortified city with a crowded urban structure located at the bottom of a well-protected bay. At the bottom of the same bay is ACI marina Cres, with 440 berths in the sea and 70 on dry.
The passage in Osor, between Cres and Lošinj
Day 3 CRES -MALI LOŠINJ 30NM
The island of Lošinj is often described as the Island of Vitality. It is a very popular destination known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and Mediterranean climate. The most popular beaches on the island are Čikat Bay and Sunčana beach.
Featuring a variety of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, Lošinj is a very popular destination among active holidaymakers. With many trails and paths that lead through the island`s lunch forest and along its coastline, hiking, and cycling are popular options. Lošinj is also a perfect destination for diving and snorkeling, with its clear waters and diverse marine life. In addition to its natural beauty, Lošinj is also home to a rich cultural and historical heritage.
If you choose to make the passage through Osor and Privlaka, count on their opening time for passage. The drawbridge in Osor opens every day at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., turning to the east, with a limit of 20 tons. Priority is given to vessels coming from the south because only one vessel can be in the channel at a time. The depth of the channel is about 3.5 meters. The current in the channel can be very strong, therefore, requires very careful sailing.
The artificial buried canal called Privlaka separates Lošinj into two parts. Privlaka is famous among the seafarers. If you intend to pass by boat, be careful since it is narrow, and the passage with a strong current can be very tricky. The passage is 80 m long and 8 m wide, and its depth is approximately 2.4 m. The drawbridge in Privlaka opens every day at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and the limit is 20 tons. Once you pass through, the reward is one of the safest harbors in the area, Mali Lošinj.
In Mali Lošinj, you can search for a mooring in Y/C Marina Mali Lošinj. The marina's guests have an excellent restaurant, grocery shop, and sailing equipment shop at their disposal. The marina is open all year round. The alternative to the marina is the City Port of Mali Lošinj.
The City Port of Mali Lošinj
Day 4 MALI LOŠINJ - PREMUDA 18NM
The island of Premuda is a small island, just 9 km long and up to 1 km wide, and covers about 9.2 km2. Premuda boasts just a handful of residents, mostly older people, a couple of restaurants, and not much but shady olive groves and sheep for the company - Premuda is a world for itself. The island has everything you may need for a relaxing vacation: two restaurants, shops, an ambulance, a post office, and a church. Life on Premuda goes slowly, and charter guests are sure to adore watching the fishermen haul in their catch, raising a glass of something at the local bar, and exploring on foot the calm treasures of Premuda.
Krijal is the island’s main port, protected from all winds but NW. Anchorage is well protected from Bora and SW but exposed to NW.
Mooring: on the head or from the W’s inner side from the breakwater (depth 1.5-2.4 m).
South of the port is a buoy field Masarine, closer to the passage center. The buoy field service includes food catering, store delivery, fresh-baked bread, and croissant delivery. There are a few restaurants at the harbor and a minimarket in the village on top of the hill.
Day 5 PREMUDA - SUSAK 16NM
A remote island off the northern part of Croatia’s captivating coastline, Susak is like taking a step back in time. Relaxed, rural and quaint, the island is home to many sandy, shallow beaches and derives its name from the Greek word for Oregano, which grows in abundance across the landscape. With an illustrious history, Susak was once the home to many modern-day Americans, with many immigrants leaving the island for Hoboken, New Jersey, prior to the World War II.
Calm and quiet, there’s not much sights to see, but the island's highest point is home to a lighthouse, a spot that intrepid charter guests can access from a walking trail. Fringed by many beautiful bays, the island is a haven for sea swimming and bathing.
In the port of Susak, there are around 20 moorings and several bays for anchoring on the island, of which the largest is Bok bay.
Day 6 SUSAK - UNIJE 8NM
Situated off the northern Croatian coastline, west of the larger island of Losinj, is the island of Unije. It has a minuscule population, even at the height of summer, and is known for its glorious greenery. Being entirely car-free, Unije is the perfect place to explore on foot or by bike, or you can choose to enjoy the solitude of this peaceful island's bays and beaches.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, nested in untouched nature, the island of Unije is a sailing heaven. The only settlement on the island is Unije village. The village has several restaurants, patisseries, bakeries, a post office, and grocery stores.
Buoy field Maracol
Day 7 UNIJE - PULA 28NM
Sailing back from Unije to Pula, you can make lunch and swim stop in one of the mesmerizing hidden coves along the way on Cape Kamenjak.
One of the beautiful bay on Cape Kamenjak