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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaDugi OtokDragove
44°07.037'N, 014°56.268'E Chart icon.png
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There are a couple of inlets just downhill from the small settlement of Dragove. Dragove lies approx. two miles SSE of the harbour of Božava on the NE coast of the island of Dugi Otok in Croatia, and 14 miles due W from Zadar.

In the N inlet there is a quay which can be used by a visiting yacht and offers good shelter in all but strong N winds.

Some 500 metres to the W there is another inlet with an abandoned submarine pen -- a former naval dock -- which can be visited on foot or by tender. To the SE of the village in another inlet there is another one.


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. Dumboka. The settlement and its quay are on the E side of the inlet.


None. Božava is the closest seasonal port of entry. The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar.


The quay at U. Domboka from N

U. Dumboka

U. Dumboka/wiki/Dragove#U._Dumboka
Harbour icon U. Dumboka [[Dragove#U. Dumboka|U. Dumboka]] 44°07.177'N, 014°56.068'E

Visiting yachts moor alongside the quay on the SW side of this arm. Depths here are 6.0 - 8.0 metres. Shelter here is good in all but strong N or NW winds, when Božava offers better shelter. There are no facilities there.

There are some houses and quay at the U. Dumboka.

Alternatively it is possible to moor at the quays right at the entrances at both of the submarine pens.

Note: Generally each of them could accommodate a couple of yachts, but beware if you find some sunken boats there. Also there are reports of rats there.

U. Paprenica, submarine pen

U. Paprenica, submarine pen/wiki/Dragove#U._Paprenica.2C_submarine_pen
Harbour icon U. Paprenica, submarine pen [[Dragove#U. Paprenica, submarine pen|U. Paprenica, submarine pen]] 44°07.191'N, 014°55.744'E
500 m W of U. Dumboka.

U. Bukašin, submarine pen

U. Bukašin, submarine pen/wiki/Dragove#U._Buka.C5.A1in.2C_submarine_pen
Harbour icon U. Bukašin, submarine pen [[Dragove#U. Bukašin, submarine pen|U. Bukašin, submarine pen]] 44°06.615'N, 014°56.406'E
At the W side of the inlet.


U. Bukašin

U. Bukašin/wiki/Dragove#U._Buka.C5.A1in
Anchorage icon U. Bukašin [[Dragove#U. Bukašin|U. Bukašin]] 44°06.622'N, 014°56.442'E
A quite good anchorage can be found at U. Bukašin. Anchor in depths of 2-8 m there.

It is possible to anchor off the quay in U. Dumboka or the submarine pen U. Paprenica. Depths, however, are in excess of 12 metres and it is best used as a day anchorage only.





Eating out



See Dugi Otok].


Places to Visit

‘Submarine pen’ near U. Dumboka

The main attraction here is the ‘submarine pen’, which can be reached by road in 10-15 minutes or by tender.


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)


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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