We recommend the nearest ports and marinas you can use for your charter.

Why start a boat trip from Kvarner?

Located in the heart of Northern Adriatic, one of Croatia's most famous tourist destinations, the Kvarner Bay marina is one of the best starting points to set off on an unforgettable Adriatic cruise.

Opatija Riviera, the beautiful Kvarner bay and Istria, numerous islands and islets - It's like you have the entire Adriatic within your reach!

Sailors, we invite you to take advantage of all the facilities and services available in the numerous marina and ports, as well as a lot of facilities and services of which are at the disposal of boat owners, till the the rich and varied tourist offer of the Opatija Riviera.

Opatija is well connected and not only accessible by sea, it is also close to the nearest airport (like Rijeka airport, Krk airport, Pula airport, Zagreb airport, Trst airport, Ljubljana airport).
Set off on your cruise from Opatija!

Recommended Ports & Marinas

1. ACI Marina Opatija - Ičići

Sheltered from strong storm winds by Mt. Ucka, the highest mountain in Istria, close to what was the first coastal spa resort in the Adriatic and the cradle of elite tourism in the region since the time of Austria-Hungary, ACI Marina Opatija is located in the town of Opatija.

This is the best anchorage for yachts under 40 meters in the entire northern Adriatic, and its nautical tradition is three millennia old. In the 9th century BC it was home to the Liburnians, skilful builders of fast ships made of wooden planks and rope that took them as far afield as North Africa and Asia Minor.

Just as Opatija enjoyed a great reputation among foreign princes and nobles, as is ACI's Icici marina renowned among foreign boaters and Adriatic sailing enthusiasts.

This is not merely on account of its excellent facilities and its proud Blue Flag, but also because of Zagreb, Trieste and Ljubljana international airports are just a few hours' drive away, while transfers to and from Pula or Rijeka airports are even Wednesday longer.

Opatija balmy climate and the rarity of storm winds there, together with its location and good transport connections (if you do not like flying, you can drive to Icici from Vienna, Milan or Budapest in a matter of hours), makes ACI Opatija ideal both for short jaunts winter and as a start or end point of an Adriatic cruise at any time of the year.

Harbour Master's Office
- Branch Office Opatija Liburnijska BB, 51414 Ičići
Tel. +385 51 704 004
Fax.+385 51 704 024
E-mail: m.opatija@aci-club.hr
VHF channel 10 and 16
Location (GPS): 45°19.00'N - 14°17.70'E

Open: All year round.
Berths: The marina has 281 berths and 35 boat places on shore.
All berths have water and power supply.
Facilities: Reception, exchange office, restaurant, café, toilets and showers,
laundry service,grocery store, nautical gear store, souvenir shop, repair shop,
15 t crane, parking lot.

The nearest gas station is in Opatija harbor (2nm).

Boat Approach: From the sea the marina is easily identified by a breakwater.
Entrance to the harbor is from the northeast.
At the head of the breakwater there is a lighthouse (Fl R 3s 7m 3M), which can be
used as a way point (45°18,9' N 14°17,8' E).
Sea depth at the entrance to the marina is 7 m. Maximum speed in the marina is 2 knots

2. Marina Admiral in Opatija

Marina Admiral lies in the very centre of Opatija, next to hotel Admiral, with 160 berths and 40 boat places on the land.

Easily reachable marina, with an outside dock for small & big boat delivery, taxi boats, boat trips & boat rentals. The marina has a lot of facilities and services of which are at the disposal of all boat owners who keep their vessels in the marina.

All berths are equipped with their own water and power supply. Marina is safe for berthing smaller boats. It has been categorized with four anchors - equivalent of five stars in hotel.

Harbour Office
- M. Tita 139. HR-51410 Opatija
Tel. +385/51/271533
Fax. +385/51/271708
VHF canal 17 E 
e-mail: marina-admiral@liburnia.hr
Location (GPS): 45°19'60''N - 14°18'40''E

Approach: The Admiral Hotel is a useful landmark when approaching as is the light on the breakwater.
There are some shoals around the head of the breakwater.

Mooring: There are 160 berths for yachts up to 30 meters and 40 berths for yachts up to 8 meters along the shore.

Facilities: Facilities include a reception office, showers and toilets, water and electricity hook ups, hotel, restaurant, cafĂ©/bar, telephone, exchange office, self-service shop and fuel. Weather bulletins are available. There is also a crane (5 t.), and it is possible to have repairs done to engines and sails. In the

Area: Opatija is a holiday resort. It has been a well known health resort since the 19th century.
There are numerous villas, hotels and parks. One of the many places to visit is Villa Angiolina, built in 1844, with its wonderful park. From above Opatija on Mount Ucka there are nice views of the Kvarner islands.

Open: All year long
Berths: • all berths have water and power supply • for boats with length over 20m price is calculated on agreement • marina is safe for berthing smaller boats (speedboats)

Services: • power supply, sanitary facilities, drinking water • constant surveillance and security • marina liability insurance • cleaning services for boat underside • warehouse renting (48 units available) • 5 ton capacity crane • towing services • use of tractor • intervention in case of broken rope • we do not offer boats for charter Facilities: • reception • ecological waste management • laundry service


Maračol berth is located in the bay of the same name on the island of Unije.

LOCATION (coordinates): 44°38'51.37130, 14°15'26.77444

- 50 berths
- Reservation via e-mail, telephone, and Porthop App
- Garbage collection
- Transport of passengers to the shore by dinghy, if necessary
- Transport of passengers and luggage to the village of Unije by tractor, if necessary

Village centre: 20 minutes on foot



ACI marina Cres, a beautiful and large marina with numerous contents and winner of various awards, is located just a few minutes on foot from the center of Cres.

ACI marina Cres has been awarded the prize “Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia” for the second place in 2009 and 2010 for the category of the best marina on the Adriatic. In 2011, it was declared the best marina in the category over 450 berths, while in 2013 it was awarded the prize for the third place in the same category. The marina is also the proud winner of the Blue Flag. The “Nautical Patrol” of Jutarnji list declared ACI marina Cres the dearest marina according to sailors’ choice in 2017, in 2020 it was awarded with the “Golden Anchor” Award, in 2021 ACI marina Cres it was awarded with the “Golden Smile of the Adriatic” – Staff Kindness Special Reward and in 2022 Special Recognition for Best Amenities Offer.


Cres harbour is approached through a 400m-wide channel.

Landmarks on approach are provided by lighthouses on Cape Kovačine (Fl (2) R 6s 9m 8M) and Cape Križice (Fl G 3s 9m 4M).

The exact position of the Cape Kovačine lighthouse is 44°57.6’ N 14°23.7’ E.

On entering the channel between these two lighthouses the Cape Melin lighthouse (Fl R 3s 6m 3M ) is clearly visible.

There is an underwater rock in its immediate vicinity and a distance of at least 50m from the cape should be maintained. The entrance to ACI Marina Cres is marked by harbour lights. There is a red light on the breakwater head (Fl (2) R 5s 7m 3M), and a green light on Martinski Islet (Fl (2) G 5s 7m 3M).

From Cape Kovačine to the marina the speed limit is 5 knots; within the marina the speed limit is 2 knots.


5. Marina PUNAT

A perfect location for boat safekeeping.

Located at southwest of the island of Krk, Marina Punat is a natural choice for boat owners who want to visit frequently and sail often. It is tucked in the well-protected bay, a natural haven for boats and a beloved second home to hundreds of yacht owners.

The Island of Krk is the nearest island to Central and West Europe, and it is connected to the mainland via a bridge. A network of excellent highways from all over Europe extends to the very island.
Five international airports within the 200 km range are connecting us with numerous European cities through low-cost flights, providing quick and affordable access to the marina for frequent visits to your boat.
Rijeka International Airport is located on the island of Krk, only 30km away. Nearby you can fly via Airport Zagreb, Airport Pula, Airport Zadar, Airport Trieste (Italy), and Airport Brnik Ljubljana (Slovenia).

There are excellent bus lines to Rijeka and Zagreb year-round. You can continue your journey from Rijeka and Zagreb to most European centres via bus or train. There are ferry lines between Rijeka and many towns on the Croatian and Italian coasts.

There are year-round ferry connections with the neighbouring islands, Cres and Rab, on routes Valbiska (Krk) - Merag (Cres) and Valbiska - Lopar (Rab). Furthermore, the island is connected to the mainland via the county ship line Šilo - Crikvenica.

Punat enjoys the benefits of a typical Mediterranean climate - summer air temperatures range between 25° and 35°C, and sea temperatures are 23° to 26°C, while winters are short and mild.

Because of its proximity to the land, mild Mediterranean climate, and beautiful environment, we can fairly state that our marina is the ideal location to berth in Croatia.
Check where we are on the map, and the following is a list of airports near  Krk and a bus schedule.


6. Marina Lošinj

The central position at the very entrance to Mali Lošinj, as well as the indented coastline with gorgeous coves, bays and surrounding islands, all make Lošinj Marina the ideal starting point for exploring Kvarner Bay and starting your nautical adventure.

The marina offers 175 sea berths and can take in all types of vessels with the size of up to 30 metres.

All berths have water and power supply. The marina is open throughout the year and offers taking vessels on board, vessel lifting and lowering with a travel lift, cleaning and equipment services, as well as authorised servicing of boat engines and appliances.

The Lošinj Marina is naturally protected against strong winds and waves by its bay location; for additional security, there is 24-hour video surveillance.

At the marina reception desk you can reserve and pay for berthing, check-in, and ask for any service information regarding the marina or your stay on Lošinj.

If you decide to explore the island, visit the office of a tourist agency at the marina, where you can rent a car of a bicycle – the friendly staff will be happy to recommend and organise a field trip for you.

Monday - Friday: from 08 - 20 h Saturday - Sunday: 08 - 13 h