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Žman (U. Žmanšćica)
43°58.274'N, 015°06.995'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Zmanscica harbour

The small harbour of Žman lies at the head of U. Žmanšćica on the SE coast of the island of Dugi Otok off the mainland coast of Croatia, four miles NW of the settlement of Sali. Primarily a fishing port, its inner harbour is crammed with local small craft. However, the breakwater that protects the harbour from SE winds has been quayed and moorings laid for visiting yachts, together with electricity and water points. Shelter in the harbour is good from the prevailing winds but it is completely open E and strong NE or E winds would probably make it untenable.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Zmanscica. Once closer in, the harbour breakwater is easily identifiable by the legend ‘ZMAN’ painted on it. The harbour is entered from the ENE. Depths in the entrance are 5.0 - 6.0 metres and on the quay 3.0 - 5.0 metres.

Warning: There are several reefs/wiki/%C5%BDman#reefsDanger icon reefs [[Žman#reefs|reefs]] 43°58.262'N, 015°06.959'E near the harbour entrance.


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


The tiny inner harbour of Zmanscica

Žmanšćica Harbour

Žmanšćica Harbour/wiki/%C5%BDman#.C5.BDman.C5.A1.C4.87ica_Harbour
Harbour icon Žmanšćica Harbour [[Žman#Žmanšćica Harbour|Žmanšćica Harbour]] 43°58.248'N, 015°06.966'E

Visiting yachts berth stern or bows-to on the inside of the breakwater, where there are around 20 laid mooring lines in depths of 3.0 - 5.0 metres. Shelter is good in winds from all directions except NE and E.

There are water and electricity points along the quay.

Note: the inner harbour is shallow and unsuitable for yachts.

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If all the moorings are taken, it is also possible to anchor off N of the harbour in 4.0 - 5.0 metres. Holding here is good in sand and weed but the shelter is less good than in the harbour.


Water  /wiki/%C5%BDman#.26nbsp.3BWater icon   [[Žman# | ]] 43°58.248'N, 015°06.966'E at the quay
Electricity  /wiki/%C5%BDman#.26nbsp.3BElectricity icon   [[Žman# | ]] 43°58.248'N, 015°06.966'E at the quay
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel Zaglav/wiki/%C5%BDman#.5B.5BZaglav.5D.5DFuel icon Zaglav [[Žman#Zaglav|Zaglav]] 43°56.979'N, 015°08.657'E Nearest 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 Sali/wiki/%C5%BDman#.5B.5BSali.5D.5DService icon Sali [[Žman#Sali|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


Provisions shop in the village.

Eating out

Restaurant on NW side of the harbour.


Local buses only.


Places to Visit

There is little of tourist interest in Žman village, although it is an attractive and peaceful spot.


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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