Veli Iz

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Veli Iz
44°03.110'N, 015°06.670'E Chart icon.png
lat=44.05183 | lon=15.11117 | zoom=16 | y
Veli Iz harbour from S

The town and harbour of Veli Iz is situated about halfway down the NE side of the island of in Croatia. The small islet of Rútnjak lies half a mile due E of the harbour. A quiet and attractive settlement, it was for many years the centre of a renowned pottery industry, although the craft is now continued by just one family in the town. Every year in late July the town hosts a festival at which a ‘King of Iz’ is elected. The festival reputedly dates back several hundred years. The harbour of Veli Iz is given over almost entirely to yachting tourism, with its partial conversion into a small 50-berth marina with a wide range of support facilities, including a small repair yard.

Smaller yachts can also berth on the town quay, using their anchors, or anchor off in the harbour clear of the ferry approach.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Island icon Rútnjak [[Veli Iz#Rútnjak|Rútnjak]] 44°03.182'N, 015°07.332'E


Island icon Knezak [[Veli Iz#Knezak|Knezak]] 44°02.372'N, 015°08.084'E


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There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Veli Iz. The islet of Rútnjak can be left on either side. In the approach from the S, there is a shoal patch/wiki/Veli_Iz#shoal_patchDanger icon shoal patch [[Veli Iz#shoal patch|shoal patch]] 44°02.744'N, 015°07.719'E marked with a beacon around 500 metres NW of the islet of Knezak. Depths in the harbour entrance are 6.0 - 7.0 metres and there are depths on the quays ranging from 1.5 – 2.0 metres at the town quay up to 5.0 metres in the marina.


Zadar is the nearest all-year round port of entry, or Šibenik if arriving from S. During the summer, Sali on Dugi Otok and Primošten on the mainland are also ports of entry.


There are three mooring options for a visiting yacht in Veli Iz:

Yachts on Veli Iz town quay

Veli Iz Town Quay

Veli Iz Town Quay/wiki/Veli_Iz#Veli_Iz_Town_Quay
Harbour icon Veli Iz Town Quay [[Veli Iz#Veli Iz Town Quay|Veli Iz Town Quay]] 44°03.075'N, 015°06.531'E

The quay on the W side of the harbour, next to the church, has depths of 1.5 - 2.0 metres along most of its length.

A yacht can moor here bows or stern-to using its anchor; probably bows-to is safer for all but shallow draft yachts. Holding is good in sand and mud. Shelter here is very good in all except strong NE winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell.
The quay W of the lift out bay has greater depths

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The main yacht quay of Marina Iz
  • Marina Veli Iz -- The quays along the S side of the harbour are operated by Marina Veli Iz and provide around 50 berths for yachts of up to 20 metres in depths of 2.5 metres and 3.5 - 5.0 metres.


The anchorage of Veli Iz

Veli Iz Harbour

Veli Iz Harbour/wiki/Veli_Iz#Veli_Iz_Harbour
Anchorage icon Veli Iz Harbour [[Veli Iz#Veli Iz Harbour|Veli Iz Harbour]] 44°03.139'N, 015°06.650'E
It is possible for 2-3 yachts to anchor on the NE side of the harbour, clear of the marina moorings and the fairway into the harbour. Depths here are 3.0 - 4.0 metres and the holding is good in sand and mud. Shelter is good in all but NE and E winds.

See also Drage.


Water Marina Veli Iz/wiki/Veli_Iz#.5B.5BMarina_Veli_Iz.5D.5DWater icon Marina Veli Iz [[Veli Iz#Marina Veli Iz|Marina Veli Iz]] 44°03.065'N, 015°06.602'E in all berths
Electricity Marina Veli Iz/wiki/Veli_Iz#.5B.5BMarina_Veli_Iz.5D.5DElectricity icon Marina Veli Iz [[Veli Iz#Marina Veli Iz|Marina Veli Iz]] 44°03.065'N, 015°06.602'E in all berths
Toilets In Marina Veli Iz
Showers In Marina Veli Iz
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins at the Marina Veli Iz
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers Marina Veli Iz/wiki/Veli_Iz#.5B.5BMarina_Veli_Iz.5D.5DChandler icon Marina Veli Iz [[Veli Iz#Marina Veli Iz|Marina Veli Iz]] 44°03.065'N, 015°06.602'E a small chandlery
Repairs {Marina Veli Iz/wiki/Veli_Iz#.5B.5BMarina_Veli_Iz.5D.5DService icon Marina Veli Iz [[Veli Iz#Marina Veli Iz|Marina Veli Iz]] 44°03.065'N, 015°06.602'E basic engine, electronic and hull repairs
Internet WiFi in Marina Veli Iz (but almost unusable at times)

WiFi in some of the cafés and restaurants in the town

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


Two supermarkets in the town.

Eating out

Several good restaurants ashore.


Ferries to Zadar on mainland.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Iž Island was formerly celebrated for its highly decorated pottery, traditionally made in Veli Iz and the smaller settlement of Mali Iz - at one time by nearly 70 families. Today there is just one family in Veli Iz keeping up the tradition, the Petrovic family.

There is an ethnographic museum in the town which has several fine examples of Iz pottery and a couple of Romanesque churches. Every year in late July Veli Iz hosts a festival at which a ‘King of Iz’ is elected. The festival reputedly dates back several hundred years.


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)


See also Croatia.


See Croatia.


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