It’s good to know as many information as possible when going abroad, especially in the case of transport. You all know the importance of the metro, tram, train and plane connectivity inside any country – it is just necessary knowledge!
Nautical connectivity in Croatia is as important as the others. The long Adriatic coast is interwoven with all kinds of nautical transport, so it’s good to have a couple of things in mind.
We can rightly say that Croatia, the land of thousands of islands and the beautiful, indented coastline, is a “paradise for boaters”.
There are 56 marinas in Croatia, all associated with the Association of Croatian marinas, with 16,000 berths in the sea and 8500 onshore and 30,000 berths in ports and sporting ports. Marine is continually working to enrich and raise the level of service and adapt to the modern needs and wishes of nautical guests. They are located in large Dalmatian towns or in beautiful island coves, in the midst of the most interesting natural and cultural attractions.
Many ports of nautical tourism enhanced other aspects of tourism: from the top traditional cuisine, healthcare, charter companies, to the use of apartments, electronic surveillance, and custody of property and equipment of guests. There is also an increasing number of marinas under the International Blue Flag Award, the environmental award for the Coastal Sea Protection Project and the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which has been successfully implemented for 13 years.
There are several companies of nautical tourism in Croatia with the ACI (Adriatic Croatia International) company as the most recognizable one. From Dubrovnik in the south to Umag in the north – every part of the coast is covered.
So, to make your Croatian adventure less stressful, here is the list of all the ports along the coast, as well as the ferry info.
Istria: ACI Marina Umag, Marina Laguna Novigrad, Marina Červar Porat, Marina Poreč, Marina Parentium Marina Vrsar, Marina Valalta, ACI Marina Rovinj, ACI Marina Pula, Tehnomont Marina Veruda, ACI Marina Pomer.
Kvarner: Marina Admiral, ACI Marina Opatija Icici, Marina Punat, ACI Marina Cres, ACI Marina Supetarska Draga, ACI Marina Rab, Marina Mali Losinj.
Northern Dalmatia: ACI Marina Simuni, Marina Ist, Marina Borik, Marina Vitrenjak, Tankerkomerc Marina Zadar, Tankerkomerc Marina Veli Iz, Marina Dalmacija “Zlatna Luka”, Marina Kornati, Marina Sangulin, ACI Marina Zut, Marina Betina, Marina Hramina, ACI Marina Jezera, ACI Marina Piskera, ACI Marina Skradin, NCP Marina Mandalina, ACI Marina Vodice, Marina Tribunj, Marina Kremik, Marina Frapa.
Middle Dalmatia: Marina Agana, ACI Marina Trogir, Marina Zirona, Marina Kastela, ACI Marina Split, ACI Marina Milina, Marina Tučepi, Podgora, ACI Marina Vrboska, ACI Marina Palmizana.
Southern Dalmatia: ACI Marina Dubrovnik “Miho Pracat, ACI Marina Korcula, Marina Lumbarda.
As for the ferry connectivity, it runs throughout the whole year but more intensively during the summer season (from May to October mostly).
Depending on where you have to go and when you can consult the national ferry company- Jadrolinija.