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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfSilba
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Silba harbour looking N towards breakwater

Silba Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, 10 miles SSE of the island of Lošinj and two miles W of the island of Olib. Six miles SE lies the tiny island of Skarda and, beyond it, Ist and Molat. An attractive and wooded island with a population of only 265, Silba has a long history dating back beyond the Roman era and, like many of the Croatian islands, has a strong seafaring tradition. Today the island survives on fishing and tourism, largely yachting tourism, and its interior is largely traffic-free except for agricultural vehicles. Visiting yachts have the option of mooring in the busy harbour on the E side of the island or one of two anchorages on the W side which offer good shelter in all but S winds.


British Admiralty
BA515 - Zadar to Luka Mali Losinj
Croatian charts
MK 9
M25 - Otok Rab to Sibenik


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Mali Lošinj is the nearest port of entry.


There are four berthing options on Silba Island:


Yachts moored along Silba breakwater

Silba Harbour

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Harbour icon Silba Harbour [[Silba#Silba Harbour|Silba Harbour]] 44°22.492'N, 014°42.134'E
The harbour of Silba is situated on the E coast of the island, where it is narrowest. It is a popular port of call during the season, and it pays to arrive early during July and August if you want to moor here. There are laid moorings for around 30 yachts in the harbour, distributed between the breakwater and the E side of the pier opposite. Depths in the harbour entrance are 4.0 metres and at the breakwater and the pier from 2.5 to 3.0 metres. If mooring at the breakwater, it is best to go bows-to as there is ballasting in places. Shelter in the harbour is good, although strong NE winds would probably make it very uncomfortable.

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Luka Silba moorings

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Buoy icon Luka Silba moorings [[Silba#Luka Silba moorings|Luka Silba moorings]] 44°22.492'N, 014°42.134'E
There are mooring buoys laid outside to the E of Silba Harbour. The moorings are mostly in depths of 6.0 - 7.0 metres and offer reasonable shelter in settled conditions but are rather exposed in any winds from N round to SE. If all the buoys are taken, anchor in 6.0 - 7.0 metres wherever there is space. Holding is good in sand.

Luka Sv. Ante

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Anchorage icon Luka Sv. Ante [[Silba#Luka Sv. Ante|Luka Sv. Ante]] 44°21.410'N, 014°42.062'E

Luka Sv. Ante lies on the SW coast of the island, a mile NW of the headland of Rt. Juzni Arat at its S extremity. The inlet has two arms, both of which offer good anchorages, although the N one offers better shelter in the prevailing winds. A white-painted chapel is a good landmark on the ‘bulge’ of coastline between the two arms. There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Luka Sv. Ante, although there is a reef off the headland at the entrance to the N arm, the end of which is marked with a bollard.

There are mooring buoys for visitors in both arms which can be picked up. Alternatively, anchor in 5.0 - 7.0 metres and take a line ashore to the stone jetty in the N arm or the stone bollards along the E side of this arm. Finally, it is also possible to free anchor in either arm. Depths in the S arm are greater, at 8.0 - 10.0 metres. Holding in both arms is good in sand and mud and shelter is good in all but winds from W round to S.

Luka Papranica

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Anchorage icon Luka Papranica [[Silba#Luka Papranica|Luka Papranica]] 44°23.321'N, 014°40.829'E
Luka Papranica lies on the W coast of the island, just over a mile NNW of the ferry pier serving the village of Silba, which straddles the island here at its narrowest point. The bay has N and E arms and the best anchorage is in the N arm, which provides good shelter in all but S winds. Anchor in 5.0 - 6.0 metres at the head of the N arm. The holding is good in sand and the water is very clear.


Water Silba Harbour/wiki/Silba#.5B.5B.23Silba_Harbour.7CSilba_Harbour.5D.5DWater icon Silba Harbour [[Silba#Silba Harbour|Silba Harbour]] 44°22.492'N, 014°42.134'E Water at all berths on the breakwater and the E side of the jetty
Electricity Silba Harbour/wiki/Silba#.5B.5B.23Silba_Harbour.7CSilba_Harbour.5D.5DElectricity icon Silba Harbour [[Silba#Silba Harbour|Silba Harbour]] 44°22.492'N, 014°42.134'E Electricity at all berths on the breakwater and the E side of the jetty
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
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


  • Grocery store in the village
  • Baker
  • Butcher
  • Fruit and vegetable market

Eating out

Several restaurants in the village.


Ferries to Zadar on mainland and most adjacent islands.


Places to Visit

Silba is an attractive island, largely traffic-free and deservedly popular during the season in view of its safe harbour. Ashore there is little to do but appreciate the quiet charm of the village on the island or stroll its numerous pathways. The village contains an impressive octagonal lookout tower, the Toreta, built by a wealthy 19th-century sea captain and with an intriguing love story attached.

Popular beaches in Silba include Sotorisce, a sandy beach on the southern end and Pocukmarak, a picturesque pebble stone beach.


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)



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