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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaRava
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The small island of Rava lies off the mainland coast of Croatia nine miles SW of the city of Zadar. The island is sandwiched between the larger islands of Dugi Otok to the W and to the E. Although the island has a total area of only around 1.2 square miles, it boasts several small settlements around its coasts as well as the main village of Rava in the center of the island. In addition to the island’s main harbour of U. Marinica in the centre of the W coast, there is the port U. Lokvina. There are additional anchorages at U. Paladinica further N on the same coast and U. Mrtinjica to the S. Shelter is good except in strong S and SW winds and, in the case of U. Paladinica, NW and W winds.


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The berthing options on the island consist of the two harbours of U. Marinica and U. Lokvina, the anchorage in the wide bay of U. Paladinica and the restaurant quay in the small inlet of U. Mrtinjica.


Yachts on mooring buoys in U. Lokvina

U. Lokvina

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Harbour icon U. Lokvina [[Rava#U. Lokvina|U. Lokvina]] 44°02.313'N, 015°03.302'E
The harbour of U. Lokvina lies just inside the prominent headland on the NW end of the island, sheltered from NW by a long spit of land. There is a fish farm in the approach from S but otherwise no dangers in the immediate approach. Visiting yachts may be able to moor up stern or bows-to the small jetty NE of the ferry quay, where there are depths of 3.0 - 4.0 metres, although it is usually occupied by local boats. Most yachts will prefer to pick up one of the mooring buoys laid on the W side of the harbour. It is also possible to anchor in the bay, clear of the moorings, in 7.0 - 8.0 metres, although there is little point if a buoy is available, since the mooring charge is the same. Shelter here is good in all but SW winds.
Yacht moored in U. Marinica

U. Marinica

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Harbour icon U. Marinica [[Rava#U. Marinica|U. Marinica]] 44°01.374'N, 015°03.515'E
The harbour of U. Marinica is half way down the W side of the island, protected from N by the prominent headland of Rt. Garmina. Visiting yachts can berth stern or bows-to the outside of the jetty off the village, 100m N of the ferry quay. There are some laid lines here, but yachts have reported them not always sound and it may be wise to use your anchor as well in unsettled weather. Depths at the jetty are 3.0 - 4.0 metres. The holding is good in mud and weed. Alternatively, there is a row of buoys on the NW side of the harbour which can be picked up by yachts intending to patronize the restaurant on the adjacent shore. Shelter in the harbour and on the buoys is good in all but strong S or SW winds.

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Yachts anchored in U. Paladinica

U. Paladinica

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Anchorage icon U. Paladinica [[Rava#U. Paladinica|U. Paladinica]] 44°01.702'N, 015°03.554'E
The bay of U. Paladina lies half a mile N of the harbour of U. Marinica and one mile S of U. Lokvina. The bay is a peaceful and attractive spot and a good anchorage in any but NW and W winds. Anchor near the head of the bay in 5.0 - 8.0 metres, taking a line ashore if preferred. There can be a bit of chop in here with the afternoon sea breeze but it usually dies down by evening.
Yachts on restaurant quay of U. Mrtinjica

U. Mrtinjica

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Anchorage icon U. Mrtinjica [[Rava#U. Mrtinjica|U. Mrtinjica]] 44°01.176'N, 015°03.656'E
The cove of U. Mrtinjica, little more than a ‘notch’ in the coastline of the island, is situated around a mile SE of U. Marinica. There is a small quay here with laid moorings for 4-6 yachts in depths of 3.0 - 4.0 metres and a few mooring buoys for use by patrons of the restaurant on the shore. Shelter is good except in S and SW winds.


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Small provisions shop in the village of Rava and U. Marinica.

Eating out

Restaurants in U. Marinica and U. Mrtinjica.


Ferries to Zadar and adjacent islands.



Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

There is little do on the island, but lovers of peace and quiet will find a good haven here.


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)


  • Rava at the Wikipedia

For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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