Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan

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Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan
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The islands of Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan are lying off the SE tip of the island of Kornat in the Kornati archipelago group of Croatia. The two islands are separated from Kornat by the mile-wide channel of the Kornatski Kanal. Two miles to the E is the island of Vela Smokvica with a further anchorage. Ravni Žakan offers two anchorages, offering good shelter in N and S winds respectively, whereas Kameni Žakan has just one settled weather anchorage off its W coast. As part of the Kornati National Park, a daily permit is required to visit the islands. Ashore, there is a visitor centre of the Kornati National Park and two restaurants on Ravni Žakan but no facilities on Kameni Žakan. Both islands are largely uninhabited except for the restaurant and national park staff during the season.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Zadar and Šibenik are the nearest all-year ports of entry. In summer only, Božava and Sali on Dugi Otok are also ports of entry.


There are three berthing options on Ravni Žakan Island, on the N and S sides of the island, plus a third option just W of the island of Kameni Zanak, in the channel between it and the islet of Jančar.



Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None, but Marina Piškera lies five miles to the NW.


The restaurant pier on Ravni Žakan

Ravni Žakan S

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Buoy icon Ravni Žakan S [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#Ravni Žakan S|Ravni Žakan S]] 43°43.541'N, 015°25.931'E

This anchorage is on the S side of the island, protected to some extent by the islets of Kameni Žakan and Jančar a few hundred meters to the S. Shelter in the bay is good in all conditions except strong S winds.

There are no dangers in the approach, although in the approach from the S beware of the reefs/wiki/Ravni_%C5%BDakan_and_Kameni_%C5%BDakan#beware_of_the_reefsDanger icon beware of the reefs [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#beware of the reefs|beware of the reefs]] 43°42.761'N, 015°26.593'E half a mile SW of Kameni Žakan.

Depths in the outer part of the anchorage are 12 metres, shoaling gradually towards the head to around 4.0 metres.

At the head of the bay is the Restaurant Ravni Žakan, which has a jetty with laid moorings and recently installed water and electricity on the jetty. The jetty is very busy in summer.

There are also some (free) mooring buoys in the bay which can be picked up if you do not wish to eat in the restaurant. Finally, it is possible to free anchor in 9.0 - 10.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed.

Also ashore here is a visitors centre for the Kornati National Park where daily permits can be purchased if you have not already done so prior to arrival.

Ravni Žakan N

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Anchorage icon Ravni Žakan N [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#Ravni Žakan N|Ravni Žakan N]] 43°43.672'N, 015°25.889'E

This anchorage is on the N side of the island, separated from the S anchorage by a low isthmus.

This anchorage offers better protection than the other in southerly winds, but is completely opento the NW and, to some extent, to the W. Anchor in 8.0 - 10.0 metres, with a line ashore if possible. The holding is good in sand. There is a restaurant ashore during the season.
The anchorage of Kameni Žakan

Kameni Žakan

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Anchorage icon Kameni Žakan [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#Kameni Žakan|Kameni Žakan]] 43°43.180'N, 015°26.069'E
The anchorage is situated half a mile S of Ravni Žakan, in the channel between Kameni Žakan and the adjacent islet of Jančar. The anchorage here is best in settled weather, since it is exposed to an extent to winds from all directions except from the E. Anchor in 4.0 - 5.0 metres in the channel. The holding is good in sand.


Water N/A (Not Available).
Electricity N/A
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins in the coves
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A (Not Available)
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



Eating out

Ravni Žakan/wiki/Ravni_%C5%BDakan_and_Kameni_%C5%BDakan#Ravni_.C5.BDakanEatingout icon Ravni Žakan [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#Ravni Žakan|Ravni Žakan]] restaurant in Ravni Žakan S.

In Ravni Žakan N/wiki/Ravni_%C5%BDakan_and_Kameni_%C5%BDakan#In_.5B.5B.23Ravni_.C5.BDakan_N.7CRavni_.C5.BDakan_N.5D.5DEatingout icon In Ravni Žakan N [[Ravni Žakan and Kameni Žakan#In Ravni Žakan N|In Ravni Žakan N]] restaurant.




There are no permanent settlements on either of the Žakan islands, the few cottages being occupied seasonally by fishermen or other owners from the mainland or adjoining islands. Most of the summer residents consist of the restaurant owners, the national park staff and their families. There are no restrictions on walking ashore but bear in mind that most of the land is private property.


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