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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaZlarin
43°41.080'N, 015°51.160'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.68467 | lon=15.85267 | zoom=12 | y
Zlarin harbour from N

Zlarin Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia just under three miles SW of the port of Šibenik and nine miles ENE of the island of Žirje. It is the second largest in a group of islands stretching from the channel leading into Luka Šibenik, the ‘inland sea’ off the port of Šibenik, as far as the Kornati archipelago. The inhabitants historically supported themselves by fishing and diving for corals, and there is a small coral workshop on the island today. Today’s population of 276 swells to over 1500 during the summer, but the island has remained blessedly car-free and its forested interior is a pleasure to explore. Although under four square miles in total area, the island has a small harbour suitable for visiting yachts, Luka Zlarin, which is well sheltered in all but strong NW or N winds.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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The approach to Luka Zlarin is free of dangers from the W, but from the E and the N, there are two shoals 500 metres and 1100 metres NW of the headland at the northernmost tip of Zlarin Island. The shoals are both marked and a yacht may safely pass on either side of both of them with good clearance. On entering the bay, keep towards the centre as there are further shoals off the NE side.


Šibenik is the nearest all-year round port of entry. During the summer, Sali on Dugi Otok and Primošten on the mainland are also ports of entry.


The harbour of Luka Zlarin is the only berthing option on the island. It lies at the head of a deep, V-shaped bay on the NW side of the island.


Yacht berths on the long jetty in Zlarin harbour

Luka Zlarin

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Harbour icon Luka Zlarin [[Zlarin#Luka Zlarin|Luka Zlarin]] 43°41.97′N, 15°49.95′E

Visiting yachts berth where directed on either side of the long jetty at the N end of the harbour, where there are depths of from 1.5 towards the root to 5.5. metres at the end. During quiet periods it is possible to lie alongside, but during the season a yacht should go bows or stern-to. The jetty is also used by ferries and excursion boats, but local harbour staff are on hand during the season to instruct yachts where to moor.

Alternatively, shallow to moderate draft yachts can moor if there is space available on the second or third jetties from the entrance. Depths here are 2.0 - 2.5 metres. There are laid moorings at some of the berths.
Zlarin inner harbour

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Luka Zlarin Anchorage

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Anchorage icon Luka Zlarin Anchorage [[Zlarin#Luka Zlarin Anchorage|Luka Zlarin Anchorage]] 43°42.083'N, 015°50.017'E
Anchor in the bay N of the long jetty or close to the shore on the W side of the bay, taking lines ashore if necessary. Depths are 4.0 - 5.0 metres. Holding is good in sand and weed. The shelter is good except with anything N in the wind.


Water Luka Zlarin/wiki/Zlarin#.5B.5B.23Luka_Zlarin.7CLuka_Zlarin.5D.5DWater icon Luka Zlarin [[Zlarin#Luka Zlarin|Luka Zlarin]] on the long jetty and on some of the inner jetties
Electricity Luka Zlarin/wiki/Zlarin#.5B.5B.23Luka_Zlarin.7CLuka_Zlarin.5D.5DElectricity icon Luka Zlarin [[Zlarin#Luka Zlarin|Luka Zlarin]] on the long jetty and on some of the inner jetties
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins close to the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet Municipal WiFi in in the town
Mobile connectivity Good
Vehicle rentals N/A


Luka Zlarin/wiki/Zlarin#.5B.5B.23Luka_Zlarin.7CLuka_Zlarin.5D.5DProvisions icon Luka Zlarin [[Zlarin#Luka Zlarin|Luka Zlarin]] Supermarket and grocery store.

Eating out

Konoba Ivana/wiki/Zlarin#.27.27Konoba_Ivana.27.27Eatingout icon Konoba Ivana [[Zlarin#Konoba Ivana|Konoba Ivana]] at the top end of the harbour is popular with the locals. Athene of Lymington.

Around the harbour/wiki/Zlarin#Around_the_harbourEatingout icon Around the harbour [[Zlarin#Around the harbour|Around the harbour]] there are several restaurants.


Daily ferries to Šibenik on the mainland.


The coral working tradition is kept alive on Zlarin

Zlarin was once an important centre for coral diving

Places to Visit

There is a small coral workshop in the town today.


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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