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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaŠibenik
Port of Entry
43°43.964'N, 015°53.464'E Chart icon.png
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Šibenik from SW

Šibenik lies on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on the E side of a five-mile long inlet entered through a narrow strait, the Kanal Sv. Ante. The entrance is situated five miles SE of Vodice and 11 miles NNW of Primošten.

A historic city with an old centre dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, Šibenik has a remarkable 15th-century barrel-vaulted cathedral of St Jakob, in itself justifying a visit.

Šibenik is also a good base for a trip to the Krka National Park and its magnificent waterfalls at Skradin.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Lučka kapetanija

Phone: +385 (0)22 217 214
Web: http://www.luskz.hr/Luka_Sibenik.html
Address: Obala Franje Tuđmana 8, 22000 Šibenik, Hrvatska


Kanal Sv. Ante/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#Kanal_Sv._AnteWorld icon.png Kanal Sv. Ante [[Šibenik#Kanal Sv. Ante|Kanal Sv. Ante]] 43°43.2′N, 15°51.0′E The channel is entered just south of the resort of Jadrija. On the E side of the entrance is a rocky shoal, Hrid Rocni, which is marked with a light beacon and should be left to starboard. The narrow channel leads ENE for a mile before opening out into the bay of Šibenik.

Note: There is a further shoal patch on the E side where the channel opens out. It is marked with a light structure. The city and its waterfront lie half a mile NE across the bay.


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


Yachts have the option of berthing on the waterfront quay, where there are few facilities and shelter is poor with any winds from NW round to SE. Another option is a new, luxury, 350-berth Mandalina Marina a mile SSE of the quay.

Šibenik town quay

Šibenik town quay/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.C5.A0ibenik_town_quay
Harbour icon Šibenik town quay [[Šibenik#Šibenik town quay|Šibenik town quay]] 43°44.062'N, 015°53.403'E
Port of Entry

Pick up one of the laid moorings where directed by the harbourmaster or wherever available. Depths range from 4.0 metres at the NW end to around 2.0 metres at the SE end of the quay.

There are a few water taps along the quay, a longer hose could be required in places. There is only one accessible electricity post with just a few connections available for 3-5 yachts.

For current fees check Šibenik Port Authority site. The fees listed there are valid for other ports in Šibenik-Knin county. It appears that temporary mooring (up to 2 hours) is free of charge.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • D-Marin Mandalina — on the S side of the small peninsula a mile to the S, where there is a full range of services. See Mandalina Marina entry for details. Depths in the marina are 15.0 metres or more. Shelter on the waterfront quay is only moderate and poor in any winds from NW round to SE. In summer the sea breeze makes mooring difficult in the afternoon. The marina has excellent shelter.
  • Marina Solaris — outside of Šibenski zaljev, SE of the entrance of the Kanal Sv. Ante


Luka Šibenik

Luka Šibenik/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#Luka_.C5.A0ibenik
Anchorage icon Luka Šibenik [[Šibenik#Luka Šibenik|Luka Šibenik]] 43°44.205'N, 015°53.331'E
Presumably a paid anchorage is possible here, but only with the prior permission of the Harbor Master's Office.

Uvala Sveti Petar

Uvala Sveti Petar/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#Uvala_Sveti_Petar
Anchorage icon Uvala Sveti Petar [[Šibenik#Uvala Sveti Petar|Uvala Sveti Petar]] 43°42.932'N, 015°53.938'E
While not specifically marked as an anchorage, it is possible to anchor on the W side of the cove opposite marina Mandalina in depths of 10-15 meters, with good holding in mud. This location offers good protection from S and W winds, but should be avoided if a northerly is expected.

There are some other options outside of the port of Šibenik and on the Kanal Sv Ante, but the wind funneling along the channel needs to be taken into account.


Water In D-Marin Mandalina/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5BD-Marin_Mandalina.5D.5DWater icon In D-Marin Mandalina [[Šibenik#In D-Marin Mandalina|In D-Marin Mandalina]] on every berth (extra charge)

In Marina Solaris/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5BMarina_Solaris.5D.5DWater icon In Marina Solaris [[Šibenik#In Marina Solaris|In Marina Solaris]] on every berth

In Town quay/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5B.23.C5.A0ibenik_town_quay.7CTown_quay.5D.5DWater icon In Town quay [[Šibenik#In Town quay|In Town quay]] limited access

Electricity In D-Marin Mandalina/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5BD-Marin_Mandalina.5D.5DElectricity icon In D-Marin Mandalina [[Šibenik#In D-Marin Mandalina|In D-Marin Mandalina]] on every berth (extra charge)

In Marina Solaris/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5BMarina_Solaris.5D.5DElectricity icon In Marina Solaris [[Šibenik#In Marina Solaris|In Marina Solaris]] on every berth

In Town quay/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_.5B.5B.23.C5.A0ibenik_town_quay.7CTown_quay.5D.5DWater icon In Town quay [[Šibenik#In Town quay|In Town quay]] limited access

Toilets In D-Marin Mandalina and Marina Solaris
Showers In D-Marin Mandalina and Marina Solaris
Laundry In D-Marin Mandalina
Garbage Bins behind the waterfront and in the marinas
  • INA station/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#INA_stationFuel icon INA station [[Šibenik#INA station|INA station]] 43°43.977'N, 015°53.483'E at the NW end of the waterfront. This station had a reputation for making billing errors. (06:00-22:00)
  • Lukoil station/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#Lukoil_stationFuel icon Lukoil station [[Šibenik#Lukoil station|Lukoil station]] 43°43.133'N, 015°53.454'E There is a well protected and reliable fuel station to the SE on the south side of the bay, easily recognizable by the huge "Lukoil" sign on the hillside, right opposite the entrance to the marina (24/7).
Bottled gas Give details on cooking gas (Camping Gaz, butane, propane, etc) suppliers. If there are no suppliers on the island just enter "None"
Chandlers Nautic Shop Phoebus/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.5Bhttp:.2F.2Fwww.phoebus.hr.2Fstranice.2Fnautic-shop.2F14.2Fen.html_Nautic_Shop_Phoebus.5DChandler icon Nautic Shop Phoebus [[Šibenik#Nautic Shop Phoebus|Nautic Shop Phoebus]] at the D-Marin Mandalina

Opposite of the INA station/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#Opposite_of_the_INA_stationChandler icon Opposite of the INA station [[Šibenik#Opposite of the INA station|Opposite of the INA station]]

Repairs Phoebus Service/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.5Bhttp:.2F.2Fwww.phoebus.hr.2Fstranice.2Fabout-us.2F1.2Fen.html_Phoebus_Service.5DService icon Phoebus Service [[Šibenik#Phoebus Service|Phoebus Service]] based at the D-Marin Mandalina
Internet WiFi in D-Marin Mandalina (extra charge) and in Marina Solaris
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 Outlets in the city
Health Opća bolnica Šibenik: +385 22 246 246


Numerous supermarkets and provisions shops in the town:

  • Djelo/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#DjeloProvisions icon Djelo [[Šibenik#Djelo|Djelo]] (Ultra) 43°44.013'N, 015°53.520'E A small grocery store at the SE corner of the quay (Obala Franje Tuđmana 2)
  • Tommy/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#TommyProvisions icon Tommy [[Šibenik#Tommy|Tommy]] 43°44.156'N, 015°53.537'E A tiny supermarket on the main street, opened on Sundays (ul. Miminac 1; Mo-Sa 06:30-22:00; Su 06:30-21:00)
  • Konzum/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#KonzumProvisions icon Konzum [[Šibenik#Konzum|Konzum]] 43°43.980'N, 015°53.761'E A larger supermarket a bit off the old centre, across the street from the market place (ul. Ante Starčevića; Mo-Su 07:00-21:00; Su 07:00-14:00)

Daily market:

  • Pijaca/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#PijacaProvisions icon Pijaca [[Šibenik#Pijaca|Pijaca]] 43°43.952'N, 015°53.749'E Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish (ul. Stankovačka 9, Mo-Sa 06:00-13:00, Sun 06:00-11:00)

Eating out

Pelegrini/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.27.27Pelegrini.27.27Eatingout icon Pelegrini [[Šibenik#Pelegrini|Pelegrini]] note in particular this Italian restaurant, right across the square from the St. Jacob's Cathedral.

D-Marin Mandalina/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.5B.5BD-Marin_Mandalina.5D.5DEatingout icon D-Marin Mandalina [[Šibenik#D-Marin Mandalina|D-Marin Mandalina]] restaurant & café/bar.

Marina Solaris/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#.5B.5BMarina_Solaris.5D.5DEatingout icon Marina Solaris [[Šibenik#Marina Solaris|Marina Solaris]] restaurant.

In the Town/wiki/%C5%A0ibenik#In_the_TownEatingout icon In the Town [[Šibenik#In the Town|In the Town]] plenty of bars and restaurants.


  • Buses to Zagreb and destinations along the coast.
  • International buses to Vienna and several German cities.
  • International airports of Zadar (62 km) and Split (60 km).

See Šibenik at the Wikivoyage for further details.


The old town of Šibenik is full of narrow streets climbing up past the cathedral to the fortress of St Ana on a bluff at the NW end of the town. There are superb views from here of the Kornati Islands and the Šibenik channel. Šibenik’s crowning glory, however, is the 15th century Cathedral of St Jakob, built entirely in stone (including the barrel-vaulted roof), whose most impressive feature is a series of 71 heads carved by an anonymous 15th century sculptor all round the north and east walls, all apparently modeled by the 15th century citizens of the town. From the town, one can also motor up the winding channel of the Krka river, hemmed in by limestone cliffs and lined with mussel farms, to the ACI marina at Skradin and the wonderful Falls, a few hundred metres upstream.

Cathedral of St. Jakob, Šibenik
Sculpted heads, St. Jakob Cathedral
Skradin Falls


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See entry for Croatia.


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