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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaUgljanKukljica
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Kuklica harbour from thr S

The port of Kuklica is located on the SE coast of the island of Ugljan, just over a mile NNW of the Prolaz Mali Zdrelac, the channel between Ugljan and its neighbouring island of Pašman. Built around a natural inlet, it is sheltered from all except strong SE winds. In addition to hosting a busy fishing fleet, the harbour also caters for visiting yachts, with two concrete jetties, one on the NW side of the harbour and the other on the SW offering some 25-30 berths in total, complete with laid moorings, water, and electricity. It is also a popular tourist destination and the population of around 750 is swelled by several times that amount during the summer months. Every 5 August for the Festival of Our Lady of the Snow a statue of the Virgin is carried in procession from the eponymous chapel in the Prolaz Mali Ždrelac to Kuklica, accompanied by nearly 100 boats of all kinds.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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There are no dangers in the approach to Kuklica.

Note: If you are approaching from S, the channel of Prolaz Mali Ždrelac between Ugljan and Pašman is only navigable by yachts with an air draft of less than 16.5 metres. Depths in the harbour entrance are 5.0 - 6.0 metres.


The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar.


Moorings on the SW quay, Kuklica

There are three principal berthing options in Kuklica:

  1. SW quay
    At the SW end of the harbour — straight ahead when entering — is a long concrete jetty with laid moorings for around 20 yachts. Depths here range from just under 2.0 metres at the root to 3.5 metres at the end of the jetty. Water and electricity are available. Charges (2016): HRK 25/metre. These berths are the ones normally used by visiting yachts. Shelter here is good except in strong E or SE winds. A passenger ferry/tripper boat berths on the end of this jetty.
    Moorings on the NW quay, Kuklica
  2. NW quay
    There are three concrete jetties at the NW end of the harbour offering some 50-60 berths. These are normally reserved for local boats, but visiting yachts can berth if there is space on the outside of the most seaward of the jetties. Laid moorings at all berths. There are water and electricity points. Toilets and showers at the root of the jetty. Shelter is good here in most conditions, although strong SE winds can cause an unpleasant swell.
  3. Breakwater
    If both jetties are full, it is possible to berth bows or stern-to the N breakwater using your anchor. Depths here are 2.5 - 3.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. There are no facilities on the breakwater.

Note: The S side of the harbour is reserved for the fishing fleet.

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The nearest suitable anchorage is on the E side of the Prolaz Mali Ždrelac.


Water On the SW jetties/wiki/Kukljica#On_the_SW_jettiesWater icon On the SW jetties [[Kukljica#On the SW jetties|On the SW jetties]] 44°02.059'N, 015°14.893'E

On the NW jetties/wiki/Kukljica#On_the_NW_jettiesWater icon On the NW jetties [[Kukljica#On the NW jetties|On the NW jetties]] 44°02.122'N, 015°14.915'E

Electricity On the SW jetties/wiki/Kukljica#On_the_SW_jettiesElectricity icon On the SW jetties [[Kukljica#On the SW jetties|On the SW jetties]] 44°02.059'N, 015°14.893'E

On the NW jetties/wiki/Kukljica#On_the_NW_jettiesElectricity icon On the NW jetties [[Kukljica#On the NW jetties|On the NW jetties]] 44°02.122'N, 015°14.915'E

Toilets On the root of the NW jetties
Showers On the root of the NW jetties
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Near the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs Kuklica yard/wiki/Kukljica#Kuklica_yardService icon Kuklica yard [[Kukljica#Kuklica yard|Kuklica yard]] 44°02.048'N, 015°14.838'E small boatyard in the town offering basic repairs
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


Supermarket and other provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants ashore.


Buses to local destinations.


The Festival of Our Lady of the Snow, Kuklica

Places to Visit

The town has a busy tourist industry and its old centre on the S side of the has a number of fine old buildings. There are some good walks in the surrounding pine woods and nice beaches within easy walking distance. In the cove of Kostanj, 15 minutes on foot N from the harbour, there is an excellent beach and a 13th century church of St Jerome.


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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