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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfKarlobag
44°31.500'N, 015°04.300'E Chart icon.png
lat=44.525 | lon=15.07167 | zoom=15 | y
Karlobag harbour from the W

The harbour of Karlobag lies on the mainland coast of Croatia in the Velebitski channel, opposite the island of Pag and under the Velebit mountain range. The town itself is ancient, dating back well before the Roman period, but rebuilt in the 17th century following destruction by the Turks in 1525 and the Venetians in 1592. Although an attractive resort and an excellent base for walking in the Velebit mountains, the harbour is quite open and does not offer good shelter. It is a place to be avoided if there is any risk of a bora or, indeed, any fresh to strong winds from NW round to SE. In settled weather, however, it is a rewarding place to visit and little frequented by cruising yachts.


See Kvarner Gulf.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Karlobag is approached either from NW via the Velebitski channel around the northern end of the island of Pag or from SE through the narrow but deep channel of Ljubacka Vrata. A bridge crosses the latter channel, connecting Pag with the mainland. The bridge has an air clearance of 35 metres. In the approach from NW, stay at least half a mile offshore to avoid the shoals stretching for some three miles along the coast NW of Karlobag. There are no dangers in the approach from S. The town and a church belfry to the S are conspicuous from some distance. Shelter is reasonable only in moderate winds from NE round to E but poor in all other conditions. The harbour is untenable in strong winds from N round to SE.


Karlobag waterfront from jetty

Karlobag Harbour

Karlobag Harbour/wiki/Karlobag#Karlobag_Harbour
Harbour icon Karlobag Harbour [[Karlobag#Karlobag Harbour|Karlobag Harbour]] 44°31.481'N, 015°04.317'E
Visiting yachts can moor alongside either of the two jetties on the waterfront, avoiding the NW side of the northernmost jetty where the ferries berth. Depths along the jetties range from 2.0 metres at the root to 3.0 metres at the outer end.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Baska Draga

Baska Draga/wiki/Karlobag#Baska_Draga
Anchorage icon Baska Draga [[Karlobag#Baska Draga|Baska Draga]] 44°31.495'N, 015°04.552'E
Wile there is no suitable sheltered anchorage off Karlobag, It is possible in settled weather to anchor in Baska Draga, the cove just E of the town, but the depths there are 12.0 - 15.0 metres and it is advisable to take lines ashore.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins around the harbour
Fuel Fuel from garage on the main road NW of the town
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Supermarkets and other provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Several bars and restaurants in the town.


  • Buses to Zadar
  • Ferry service to Pag
  • Domestic trains from Zadar to Zagreb and Split.


Typical Velebit mountains landscape

Places to Visit

The town’s most important historical building is an early 18th century Capuchin monastery, which has a small collection of religious art. If the weather is settled enough, there are also some excellent walking trails in the Velebit mountains behind the town.


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)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 14:38, 21 July 2011 (BST)

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