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Port of Entry
44°59.460'N, 014°53.880'E Chart icon.png
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Senj harbour from W

The harbour of Senj lies on the mainland coast of Croatia in the Vinodolska channel, opposite the SE end of the island of Krk and close to the point where the Vinodolska channel becomes the Velebitski channel. The town itself is ancient, dating back well before the Roman period, and well worth visiting. The harbour, however, does not offer good shelter and is a place to be avoided if there is any risk of a bora or, indeed, any fresh to strong winds from N round to SW. In settled weather, however, it is a fascinating place to visit and little frequented by cruising yachts.


See Kvarner Gulf.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


Senj is approached either via the Vinodolska channel leading under the road bridge linking the island of Krk to the mainland, which has a clearance of over 50 metres, or through the narrow channel between the S end of Krk and the small island of Prvic. The harbour lies on the N side of a headland dominated by a conspicuous 16th century castle and consists of a small bay partly protected on the N side by a short breakwater.

Depths in the entrance are 6.0 metres and at the quays 3.0 - 5.0 metres. Shelter is reasonable in moderate winds from NE round to S but poor in all other conditions. The harbour is untenable in strong winds from N round to SW.


Senj is a port of entry/exit for Croatia. For details see Entrance: Croatia.


Senj harbour from SW

Senj Harbour

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Marina icon Senj Harbour [[Senj#Senj Harbour|Senj Harbour]] 44°59.419'N, 014°53.932'E
Port of Entry
Visiting yachts can moor alongside the outer part of the breakwater, avoiding the inner end of the breakwater where the ferries berth, alongside the short jetty at the SE side of the harbour or wherever there is space on the quays. Least depth on the quays is 3.0 metres and along the breakwater 5.0 metres.

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There is no suitable sheltered anchorage off Senj.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins around the harbour
Fuel Fuel from garage on the main road
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Supermarkets and other provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Numerous bars and restaurants in the town.


  • Buses to Rijeka and Krk.
  • Ferry service to Krk
  • Domestic and international trains from Rijeka to Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Nehaj fortress, Senj
Sundial on 45th parallel, Senj

The main attraction of the town is the well-restored 16th century Nehaj castle on the promontory overlooking the bay, which was built to repel the Ottoman invaders around 1558. Another, more unusual, attraction is the sundial erected on the 45th parallel which runs through the town, marking the exact halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator.


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.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 13:14, 21 July 2011 (BST)

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