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Ilovik channel from Lošinj

Ilovik Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, barely a mile SSE of the much larger island of Lošinj. Between it and its smaller twin island to the N, Sv. Petar/wiki/Ilovik#Sv._PetarIsland icon Sv. Petar [[Ilovik#Sv. Petar|Sv. Petar]] 44°27.841'N, 014°33.329'E , there is a narrow channel little more than 100 metres wide which provides sheltered moorings for around 60 yachts in delightful surroundings. The village ashore has a lively tourism industry during the season, with regular tripper boat arrivals from Mali Losinj, and is equipped with several good fish restaurants.


British Admiralty
BA202 - Croatia, Kvarner, Kvarnerić and Velebitski Kanal
Croatian charts
MK 8 - Losinj Island
M24 - Gulf of Trieste to Losinj and Rab


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See Croatia.



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Mali Lošinj is the nearest port of entry.



Ilovik village jetty

Ilovik Village

Ilovik Village/wiki/Ilovik#Ilovik_Village
Harbour icon Ilovik Village [[Ilovik#Ilovik Village|Ilovik Village]] 44°27.624'N, 014°33.011'E

Depths in the channel range from 5.0 metres at its shallowest and narrowest point to 10.0 metres where it widens out. There are no dangers in the approach, except if approaching from NW, when shoals extend for 50 - 60 metres from the headlands on both sides of the channel. Shelter is good from all directions, although strong SE winds send in an uncomfortable and persistent swell.

There are three berthing options at Ilovik Island:

  1. Mooring jetty - A short jetty extends NE from the waterfront of Ilovik village, the N side of which is reserved for the ferries and tripper boats. Around half a dozen yachts can moor on the S side, using the laid mooring lines provided, in depths of 3.0 - 3.5 metres.
  2. Mooring buoys - If the jetty is full, a yacht can moor in the channel between Ilovik and Sv. Petar/wiki/Ilovik#Sv._PetarIsland icon Sv. Petar [[Ilovik#Sv. Petar|Sv. Petar]] 44°27.841'N, 014°33.329'E , picking up one of the 60 or so mooring buoys which run along both sides of the channel. Depths at the buoys vary from 3.0 to 4.0 metres.
  3. Anchorage - If no moorings are available, it is possible to anchor beyond the row of moorings, to the SE of the village.

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SE of the village

SE of the village/wiki/Ilovik#SE_of_the_village
Anchorage icon SE of the village [[Ilovik#SE of the village|SE of the village]] 44°27.656'N, 014°33.167'E
If no moorings are available, it is possible to anchor beyond the row of moorings, to the SE of the village. Depths here are 5.0 - 6.0 metres and the holding is good in sand and mud.

NE of the village

NE of the village/wiki/Ilovik#NE_of_the_village
Anchorage icon NE of the village [[Ilovik#NE of the village|NE of the village]] 44°27.899'N, 014°32.738'E
Alternatively, anchor on the NE side of the channel, close to Sv. Petar/wiki/Ilovik#Sv._PetarIsland icon Sv. Petar [[Ilovik#Sv. Petar|Sv. Petar]] 44°27.841'N, 014°33.329'E island, in depths of 3.0 - 4.0 metres. There are bollards along the shore here to which you can take lines to prevent swinging.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity Ilovik Village/wiki/Ilovik#.5B.5B.23Ilovik_Village.7CIlovik_Village.5D.5DElectricity icon Ilovik Village [[Ilovik#Ilovik Village|Ilovik Village]] 44°27.624'N, 014°33.011'E Electricity points on the jetty.
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
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


Ilovik Village/wiki/Ilovik#.5B.5B.23Ilovik_Village.7CIlovik_Village.5D.5DProvisions icon Ilovik Village [[Ilovik#Ilovik Village|Ilovik Village]] 44°27.624'N, 014°33.011'E Small grocery store in the village.

Eating out

Dalmatika/wiki/Ilovik#.27.27Dalmatika.27.27Eatingout icon Dalmatika [[Ilovik#Dalmatika|Dalmatika]] 44°27.624'N, 014°33.011'E The restaurant did a good seafood pasta in 2004.--Athene of Lymington 14:26, 12 November 2012 (GMT).
 /wiki/Ilovik#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Ilovik# | ]] 44°27.624'N, 014°33.011'E Restaurants and café/bar in the village.




Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

There is little to do on the island other than exploring the picturesque village of Ilovik and sample the food at one of its numerous fish restaurants. Around the island are several tiny coves which are good for swimming if weather conditions permit.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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