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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaKaprije
43°41.718'N, 015°42.081'E Chart icon.png
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Luka Kaprije (Kaprije harbour) from NW

Kaprije (Italian: Capri di Dalmazia) is an island which lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, seven miles W of the port of Šibenik. The islands of Kakan and Zmajan lie immediate W and E respectively. With a total area of only 2.7 square miles, the island supports a population of around 140, mostly centred on its single settlement – village of Kaprije. The economy of the island is based on olive and grape production and, presumably, capers, from which the island takes its name. Today, of course, tourism is also an important contributor. The island is also known by film buffs as it served as a setting for the Oscar-winning film, Mediterraneo. Kaprije is commonly visited by sailors on route from Šibenik. Like many of the smaller Croatian islands, Kaprije is car-free. The island's main harbour is located at the head of a deep inlet on its W coast.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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There are two berthing options on the island, Luka Kaprije the harbour of Kaprije Town and several anchorages.


Yachts berthed at the jetty in the village of Kaprije

Luka Kaprije

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Harbour icon Luka Kaprije [[Kaprije#Luka Kaprije|Luka Kaprije]] (village harbour) 43°41.240'N, 015°42.453'E

The harbour is situated at the head of a half mile long inlet open NW. At the head of the bay on the E side next to the town is a concrete jetty, the outer side of which is used by the ferries.

The inside is equipped with laid moorings for 10-12 yachts to berth bows or stern-to. Depths at the jetty are 5.0 - 6.0 metres. Shelter in the harbour is good in all except with moderate to strong NW winds. There are water and electricity posts on the jetty; water is available 0800-1200, ask for assistance otherwise.

For provisions in the village, a boat can moor temporarily alongside on the outside of the jetty. This is also a landing place for ferries, so it's worth asking the harbourmaster's permission before securing your lines.


There are some good anchorages around the island. Just to name a few:

Kaprije - Blick über einen Teil der Bucht und des Ortes.JPG
Buoy field in Kaprije

Luka Kaprije anchorage

Luka Kaprije anchorage/wiki/Kaprije#Luka_Kaprije_anchorage
Buoy icon Luka Kaprije anchorage [[Kaprije#Luka Kaprije anchorage|Luka Kaprije anchorage]] (Kaprije Bay) 43°41.189'N, 015°42.519'E

There are around 20 buoys laid in the bay in 3.0 - 5.0 meters. The per-night charge is HRK20/metre. The buoys experience some chop in the prevailing NW sea breeze, but it dies down by evening.

Alternatively, it is possible to anchor in the bay opposite the village of Kaprije, ensuring that you are well clear of the ferry turning circle. Anchor in 6.0 - 8.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed.

Warning: The anchorage is untenable with strong NW winds.
Anchorage of Mala Nozdra

U. Mala Nozdra

U. Mala Nozdra/wiki/Kaprije#U._Mala_Nozdra
Buoy icon U. Mala Nozdra [[Kaprije#U. Mala Nozdra|U. Mala Nozdra]] 43°40.730'N, 015°43.152'E

The anchorage of U. Mala Nozdra lies at the S end of Kiprije, facing two small islets, Misjak Veli/wiki/Kaprije#Misjak_VeliIsland icon Misjak Veli [[Kaprije#Misjak Veli|Misjak Veli]] 43°40.279'N, 015°44.372'E and Misjak Mali/wiki/Kaprije#Misjak_MaliIsland icon Misjak Mali [[Kaprije#Misjak Mali|Misjak Mali]] 43°40.175'N, 015°45.526'E , to the SE.

Note: In the approach that there are shoals to the NW of the tiny islet on the NW side of Misjak Veli. The anchorage offers good shelter in all but with SE winds.

Both sides of the inlet are now subject to a concession, with mooring buoys for which a charge is made.

Alternatively, there are also a few buoys provided by the two restaurants ashore, which are free if you eat there.

Otherwise anchor towards the head of the inlet in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed.

U. Remetič

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Buoy icon U. Remetič [[Kaprije#U. Remetič|U. Remetič]] 43°42.833'N, 015°40.762'E
At the NW end of the island. 10 buoys are deployed there, a charge is made. The inlet is open from W to S.

Vanjska u.

Vanjska u./wiki/Kaprije#Vanjska_u.
Anchorage icon Vanjska u. [[Kaprije#Vanjska u.|Vanjska u.]] 43°42.364'N, 015°41.055'E
S of U. Remetič

Zmorašnji Medoš

Zmorašnji Medoš/wiki/Kaprije#Zmora.C5.A1nji_Medo.C5.A1
Anchorage icon Zmorašnji Medoš [[Kaprije#Zmorašnji Medoš|Zmorašnji Medoš]] 43°42.806'N, 015°41.429'E

At the NE side of the island S of the headland of Medoš. A few buoys are deployed there by a konoba. They have a pontoon as well.

Note: Take care of submarine cable there.

Oštrica islet

Oštrica islet/wiki/Kaprije#O.C5.A1trica_islet
Island icon Oštrica islet [[Kaprije#Oštrica islet|Oštrica islet]] 43°41.731'N, 015°42.907'E

A couple of anchorages close to the Oštrica islet:

Luka/wiki/Kaprije#LukaAnchorage icon Luka [[Kaprije#Luka|Luka]] 43°41.925'N, 015°42.480'E on the W of Oštrica and U. Mrtovac/wiki/Kaprije#U._MrtovacAnchorage icon U. Mrtovac [[Kaprije#U. Mrtovac|U. Mrtovac]] 43°41.473'N, 015°43.010'E on the S of Oštrica. There is a konoba is ashore just across the islet with a small jetty there suitable for dingies and motor boats only.


Water Luka Kaprije/wiki/Kaprije#.5B.5B.23Luka_Kaprije.7CLuka_Kaprije.5D.5DWater icon Luka Kaprije [[Kaprije#Luka Kaprije|Luka Kaprije]] on the jetty at the village
Electricity Luka Kaprije/wiki/Kaprije#.5B.5B.23Luka_Kaprije.7CLuka_Kaprije.5D.5DElectricity icon Luka Kaprije [[Kaprije#Luka Kaprije|Luka Kaprije]] on the jetty at the village
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins at the root of the jetty
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity Fair
Vehicle rentals N/A


Luka Kaprije/wiki/Kaprije#.5B.5B.23Luka_Kaprije.7CLuka_Kaprije.5D.5DProvisions icon Luka Kaprije [[Kaprije#Luka Kaprije|Luka Kaprije]] there is a small grocery shop in the village—just at the root of the jetty.

Eating out

Restoran Neptun/wiki/Kaprije#.27.27Restoran_Neptun.27.27Eatingout icon Restoran Neptun [[Kaprije#Restoran Neptun|Restoran Neptun]] at the root of the jetty is good.
 /wiki/Kaprije#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Kaprije# | ]] several restaurants.
 /wiki/Kaprije#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Kaprije# | ]] restaurant


Ferries to Šibenik.


The settlement of Kaprije Town is pleasant enough to explore and the landscape of the island is worth exploring, with its olive groves and small vineyards. The hill of Velika Glavica outside Kaprije Town is worth climbing for the views.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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