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Prvić Luka
43°43.264'N, 015°48.098'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.72106 | lon=15.80164 | zoom=15 | y
Harbour of Prvić Luka from W

The harbour of Prvić Luka, one of two harbours on Prvić Island in Croatia (the other being Šepurine), lies at the S end of the island opposite the small islet of Lupac and the larger island of Zlarin to the SE. Its main claim to fame is as the burial place of the renowned Croatian scholar and inventor Faust Vrancic, often described as the Croatian Leonardo da Vinci, whose 17th-century masterwork, Machinae Novae, described inventions as varied as tide mills, suspension bridges and the parachute.

The small harbour has laid moorings along the inside of its breakwater for around 10-12 yachts berthed stern or bows-to. Water and electricity connection points are available along the breakwater quay. Shelter in the harbour is good in all but strong S and SE winds.


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 Prvić Luka, although note that there is a shoal patch to be avoided half way between Lupac islet/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#Lupac_isletIsland icon Lupac islet [[Prvić Luka#Lupac islet|Lupac islet]] 43°43.018'N, 015°48.706'E and Zlarin and another half a mile due S of the entrance to Prvić Luka inlet. Depths in the entrance to the inlet are 12-14 metres and in the harbour 5.0 - 6.0 metres.


Šibenik on the mainland is the nearest year-round port of entry.


Yachts on the quay in Prvić Luka

Prvić Luka breakwater

Prvić Luka breakwater/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#Prvi.C4.87_Luka_breakwater
Harbour icon Prvić Luka breakwater [[Prvić Luka#Prvić Luka breakwater|Prvić Luka breakwater]] 43°43.406'N, 015°47.998'E

There are laid moorings for 10-12 yachts along the inside of the harbour breakwater, which extends SW from the E side of the inlet. There is a green light structure on the end of the breakwater. Shelter here is good in all but strong S and SE winds, which cause a considerable swell.

Depths along the breakwater range from 2.5 metres at the root to 3.0 metres at the end.

Note: Ferries berth at the tip of the breakwater.

There are water and electricity points along the breakwater and a small toilet and shower block.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Yachts on mooring buoys in Prvić Luka

Prvić Luka harbour

Prvić Luka harbour/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#Prvi.C4.87_Luka_harbour
Buoy icon Prvić Luka harbour [[Prvić Luka#Prvić Luka harbour|Prvić Luka harbour]] 43°43.419'N, 015°47.881'E
Pick up one of the dozen or so yellow mooring buoys in the bay NW of the breakwater in depths of 5.0 - 6.0 metres.


Water Prvić Luka breakwater/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#.5B.5B.23Prvi.C4.87_Luka_breakwater.7CPrvi.C4.87_Luka_breakwater.5D.5DWater icon Prvić Luka breakwater [[Prvić Luka#Prvić Luka breakwater|Prvić Luka breakwater]] at the breakwater quay
Electricity Prvić Luka breakwater/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#.5B.5B.23Prvi.C4.87_Luka_breakwater.7CPrvi.C4.87_Luka_breakwater.5D.5DElectricity icon Prvić Luka breakwater [[Prvić Luka#Prvić Luka breakwater|Prvić Luka breakwater]] at the breakwater quay
Toilets A couple of toilet cabins at the breakwater quay (the key is provided by the harbour master—has to be dropped back into the mail box at the sanitary block)
Showers Single shower cabin (see above)
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins at the head of the breakwater quay
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in some cafes
Mobile connectivity Fair
Vehicle rentals N/A
Health Ambulance/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#AmbulanceWorld icon.png Ambulance [[Prvić Luka#Ambulance|Ambulance]] (Ambulanta) 43°43.468'N, 015°48.000'E


  • Market "Kiki"/wiki/Prvi%C4%87_Luka#Market_.22Kiki.22Provisions icon Market "Kiki" [[Prvić Luka#Market "Kiki"|Market "Kiki"]] 43°43.491'N, 015°47.902'E A grocery shop at the main street (Mo-Sa 07:00-21:00; Su 08:00-12:00)
  • Butcher and other provisions shops
  • More provisions in Šepurine
  • Fruit and vegetable market (at the jetty)

Eating out

  • A restaurant at the head of the breakwater quay
  • Several restaurants and café/bars further ashore


Regular ferries to Šibenik and Vodice.


Waterfront of Prvic Luka
Faust Vrancic memorial museum

The town of Prvić Luka contains a number of imposing 18th and 19th-century mansions. The 15th-century parish church of Our Lady of Mercy in the town contains a number of impressive altarpieces as well as a small museum dedicated to the inventions of local genius Faust Vrancic, often described as the Croatian Leonardo da Vinci, including models of his designs for tide mills, suspension bridges and parachutes.


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 also Croatia.


See Croatia.


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