U. Lucina

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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaDugi OtokU. Lucina
U. Lucina (Brbinj Ferry)
44°04.968'N, 014°59.675'E Chart icon.png
lat=44.0828 | lon=14.99459 | zoom=15 | y
The bay of U. Lucina from NW

The bay of U. Lucina is situated half a mile NW of the harbour of Brbinj on the NE coast of the island of Dugi Otok and ten miles off the mainland coast of Croatia, facing the island of Ugljan. Separated from Brbinj by a narrow isthmus, the bay is in an attractive setting, surrounded by wooded slopes, and offers good shelter in all but strong N winds. A regular ferry from Zadar calls here, but the facilities for visiting yachts consist of a row of mooring buoys along the W side of the inlet. There are a few facilities ashore, but more in the village of Brbinj a short walk over the isthmus.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


There are no dangers in the immediate approach to U. Lucina. If arriving from S, it is possible to pass inside the island of O. Ultra/wiki/U._Lucina#O._UltraIsland icon O. Ultra [[U. Lucina#O. Ultra|O. Ultra]] on entering the bay as there are depths of over 10 metres in the channel.


Božava is the closest seasonal port of entry. The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar.


Yachts are not allowed to moor on the ferry terminal on the E side of the cove. They either use the buoys or anchor off.

Brbinj, Dugi otok.JPG
Brbinj, ferry pier

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Harbour Buoys

Harbour Buoys/wiki/U._Lucina#Harbour_Buoys
Buoy icon Harbour Buoys [[U. Lucina#Harbour Buoys|Harbour Buoys]] 44°04.911'N, 014°59.608'E
Visiting yachts can pick up one of the row on mooring buoys on the W side of the bay, opposite to the ferry terminal on the E side. Depths at the buoys are 6.0 - 8.0 metres. Shelter on the buoys is good in all but strong N winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell.


Anchorage icon Anchorage [[U. Lucina#Anchorage|Anchorage]] 44°04.911'N, 014°59.608'E
Alternatively, to the harbour buoys you can anchor wherever there is space, clear of the buoys, in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. Holding is moderate to good in sand and weed. Shelter on the anchor is good in all but strong N winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the ferry terminal
Fuel Nearest in Zaglav/wiki/U._Lucina#Nearest_in_.5B.5BZaglav.5D.5DFuel icon Nearest in Zaglav [[U. Lucina#Nearest in Zaglav|Nearest in Zaglav]] 43°56.979'N, 015°08.657'E Fuel station at the NW corner of the bay, next to the ferry berth (in season: 07:00-21:00; out of season: 0700-1800). Note: there are only 2 metre depths alongside
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs Only in Sali/wiki/U._Lucina#Only_in_.5B.5BSali.5D.5DService icon Only in Sali [[U. Lucina#Only in Sali|Only in Sali]] 43°56.179'N, 015°10.127'E Limited emergency repairs only
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Small shop at the ferry jetty on E side of bay.

Eating out

Restaurant close to ferry terminal. Others in Brbinj.


  • Ferries to Zadar from the E side of the bay
  • Local buses from Brbinj


Places to Visit

Ashore there is the small hamlet of Zaglav (not to be confused with the similarly named village at U. Triluke). Over the isthmus to the SE is the larger village of Brbinj, one of the prettiest villages along the E shore of the island and in a similarly attractive setting. In the SE part of Brbinj are the ruins of the fortified house of the Soppe family, a prominent 16th century Zadar family, which contains a chapel dating from the 17th century. The parish church of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Brbinj dates back to the 14th century, although the present structure is largely from the 15th century.


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)


Also see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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