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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaUgljanPreko
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Marina Preko (S) and Preko harbour (N) with Galevac islet in foreground

The harbour and marina of Preko are situated on the NE coast of the island of Ugljan just three miles W of the city of Zadar on the mainland coast of Croatia. A popular holiday and weekend resort for residents of Zadar, Preko is the biggest settlement on the island and is the main ferry port. Its 87 berth marina is busy throughout the summer months and its small harbour at the N end of the town can also accommodate shallow draft yachts. Ashore, the town’s attractions include a 15th-century Franciscan monastery on a small offshore island, Galevac, and a Venetian castle on the hill above. Shelter in the marina is good in all conditions and the harbour is also well protected in most winds, although strong NE winds make it very uncomfortable.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Island icon Galevaclat [[Preko#Galevaclat|Galevaclat]] 44°05.104'N, 015°11.321'E


Island icon Osljak [[Preko#Osljak|Osljak]] 44°04.566'N, 015°12.605'E


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There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Preko, although in the approach from N the headland of Sv. Petar to the E of Poljana should be given a good clearance as there are shallows off it. Off Preko the island of Osljak a mile SE and the islet of Galovac close inshore just N of the town are conspicuous. The marina of Marina Preko lies immediately S of Galovac islet and the harbour immediately W.

Note: The depths are too shallow to allow a yacht to pass between Galovac islet and the shore. Depths in the entrance to the marina are 4.0 - 5.0 metres and in the harbour entrance 3.0 metres.


The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar.


Preko harbour

Preko Harbour

Preko Harbour/wiki/Preko#Preko_Harbour
Harbour icon Preko Harbour [[Preko#Preko Harbour|Preko Harbour]] 44°05.065'N, 015°11.122'E

Preko is a small harbour that lies on the W side of Galovac islet. Most of the harbour is occupied by small local boats and it is not always possible to find space here. The shelter is good in all but strong NE winds. There are no facilities here.

Depths here are less than in the marina, and the only place a yacht can moor is alongside on the inside of the E jetty, where depths are a little over 2.0 metres only.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina PrekoMarina Preko/wiki/Marina_Preko Marina icon – marina |
- lies right next to the town, sheltered from the N by Galovac and from the E by a long breakwater. It offers 87 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in depths of up to 4.0 metres.


It is possible to anchor on either side of Galovac islet in 5.0 - 6.0 metres, where shelter can be found from N and S winds respectively. Holding is good in sand. However, the shelter is poor with anything E in the wind and these are best regarded as settled weather anchorages only.


Water Marina Preko/wiki/Preko#.5B.5BMarina_Preko.5D.5DWater icon Marina Preko [[Preko#Marina Preko|Marina Preko]] 44°04.916'N, 015°11.345'E separate charge
Electricity Marina Preko/wiki/Preko#.5B.5BMarina_Preko.5D.5DElectricity icon Marina Preko [[Preko#Marina Preko|Marina Preko]] 44°04.916'N, 015°11.345'E separate charge
Toilets In Marina Preko
Showers In Marina Preko
Laundry In Marina Preko
Garbage Bins in Marina Preko
Fuel NW of ferry terminal/wiki/Preko#NW_of_ferry_terminalFuel icon NW of ferry terminal [[Preko#NW of ferry terminal|NW of ferry terminal]] 44°04.622'N, 015°11.695'E half a mile SE of Preko harbour (depths of 2.5 - 3.0 metres alongside).
Bottled gas Give details on cooking gas (Camping Gaz, butane, propane, etc) suppliers. If there are no suppliers in the island just enter "None"
Chandlers None
Repairs Marina Preko/wiki/Preko#.5B.5BMarina_Preko.5D.5DService icon Marina Preko [[Preko#Marina Preko|Marina Preko]] 44°04.916'N, 015°11.345'E maintenance service
Internet WiFi in Marina Preko
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 Rental outlets in the town


  • Supermarket and other provisions shops in the town
  • Bakery
  • Butcher
  • Fruit and vegetable market

Eating out

  • Several restaurants in the town
  • Restaurant and café in Marina Preko


  • Regular ferries to Zadar (20 minutes)
  • Buses to local destinations



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

The view from St Michael’s castle, Preko

Preko’s proximity to Zadar on the mainland makes it a popular weekend and holiday destination for local tourists and its marina and harbour are invariably busy with vessels of all kinds during the summer. The town contains several historic mansions formerly owned by wealthy Zadar families as well as some old churches. Just off the town is the islet of Galevac, which has a 15th-century Franciscan monastery, and on the hill above the town is the Venetian castle of St Michael.


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 Croatia.


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