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Skarda Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, two miles SE of the island of Premuda and half a mile W of the island of Ist. Under two square miles in size and relatively low-lying, the island supports a summer population of barely 20 inhabitants, swelled during the summer by holiday apartment occupants and day trippers from the mainland. There are just two anchorages on the island, the open and rather exposed bay of U. Skarda on the N coast of the island and the sheltered inlet of U. Griparica at the S end. The latter is equipped with mooring buoys for visiting yachts and a restaurant which opens in July and August only.


British Admiralty
BA515 - Zadar to Luka Mali Losinj
Croatian charts
MK 11
M25 - Otok Rab to Sibenik


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There are just two berthing options for yachts visiting the island, the anchorages of U. Skarda and U. Griparica.



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Note: U. (short for Uvala) = cove.

U. Skarda

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Anchorage icon U. Skarda [[Skarda#U. Skarda|U. Skarda]] 44°17.398'N, 014°42.016'E
The open bay of U. Skarda is situated on the N coast of the island, facing the islands of Silba and Olib about six miles N/NE. It offers little shelter in the prevailing NW sea breezes but is a pleasant anchorage in settled weather or in predominantly S winds. Anchor in 4.0 - 5.0 metres 100 metres NW of the small cluster of houses. The holding is good in sand. The shelter is only acceptable in settled weather and certainly with nothing N in the wind.
Anchorage in the inlet of U. Griparica

U. Griparica

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Anchorage icon U. Griparica [[Skarda#U. Griparica|U. Griparica]] 44°16.716'N, 014°42.884'E
U. Griparica is a sheltered inlet on the S coast of Skarda, barely a mile across the island from the anchorage of U. Skarda on the N coast. Shelter here is good in most conditions, although strong winds gust into the inlet. The anchorage becomes uncomfortable in fresh SE winds and would become untenable in a gale from that direction. There are mooring buoys laid in the inlet for visiting yachts and during July and August users are expected to patronize the restaurant ashore at the head of the bay. Depths in most of the rest of the inlet are too great for anchoring.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
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



Eating out

 /wiki/Skarda#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Skarda# | ]] 44°16.687'N, 014°42.964'E Seasonal restaurant.


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Ready to fire on U. Griparica

Places to Visit

There is little to do on the island. Most yachts use the anchorages as a lunch stop, although U. Griparica is a popular overnight stop. There is an interesting ‘fortified house’ at the head of U. Griparica, now converted to holiday apartments, with a cannon pointing down the inlet.


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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