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Vrsar harbour from old town

The small town and harbour of Vrsar are situated five miles S of the harbour and marina of Porec and the same distance N of the harbour and marina of Rovinj. The harbour is protected from W and S by the island of Sveti Juraj, which has been joined to the mainland by an artificial barrier, and from N and NW by a harbour breakwater and (to some extent) by the small island of Galiner half a mile NW. Vrsar is a popular tourist resort and there are numerous holiday apartment complexes and campsites in the surrounding area. On the N side of the harbour is a 220 berth marina owned and operated by the Montraker leisure resort company, which also operates the small resort and marina of Marina Funtana 1.5 miles to the N. The marina also manages a pontoon on the S side of the harbour with laid moorings for around 10 yachts. Shelter is good in most conditions, although strong NW winds send in some swell.


British Admiralty
Croatian charts
Italian charts
Imray Nautical Chart


See Croatia.


See Croatia.




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As with most of the towns in Istria, a conspicuous belfry in the town of Vrsar on a hill above the harbour at the head of the bay is identifiable from distance. There are numerous rocky islets off the coast in the approaches from both N and S and the safest option (unless you have a large scale chart) is to stay at least a mile offshore until the bay of Vrsar opens up to the N of Sv. Juraj island, which protects the bay from seaward. The bay is entered from NW, leaving the marked shoal of Mramori to starboard and small islet of Galiner to port. Entry via the shallow channel SE of Sv. Juraj island (through the artificial barrier) is prohibited as the area is buoyed off for swimming. The marina is installed along the northern shore of the bay and protected from NW by a long breakwater. The pontoon is on the S side of the harbour opposite the marina and next to the fishing boat berths. Depths in the harbour range from 4.0 - 12.0 metres, the deeper water being towards the end of the first pier of the marina and the breakwater.


The pontoon on the S quay

Town quay pontoon

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Harbour icon Town quay pontoon [[Vrsar#Town quay pontoon|Town quay pontoon]] 45°08.933'N, 013°36.027'E
The pontoon on the S side of the harbour has laid moorings for up to 10 yachts in depths of 3.0 – 4.0 metres. Water and electricity is available. Berths here are managed by the marina. Shelter is less good and the berths are very noisy from nearby cafes.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Vrsar

Marina Vrsar

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offers 220 berths in total for yachts up to 50 metres and in depths of up to 12.0 metres. Click on the link for details. Shelter is excellent in most conditions, although there is some swell in strong NW winds.

Marina Valalta

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Marina icon Marina Valalta [[Vrsar#Marina Valalta|Marina Valalta]] 45°07.648'N, 013°37.406'E

The Valalta Marina is the first and only harbour for naturists in the Adriatic. It offers its guests servicing facilities with raising and lowering of boats as well as sanitary facilities with warm and cold water. There are also water and power connections at dockside and a slipway for boats. Restaurant and bar.

[email protected]; Tel: +385 (52) 804 800; Fax: +385 (52) 821 004; VHF channel XX
Address: Valalta d.o.o., Cesta za Valaltu - Lim 7, 52210 Rovinj - Istra, Croatia
Hours: Open summer only.

Marina Funtana

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The marina is 1.5 nM north of the harbour of Vrsar. Full facilities.


Warning: Anchoring in Vrsar harbour is prohibited except in case of emergency.

The anchorage from the church belltower

bay N of Vrsar

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Anchorage icon bay N of Vrsar [[Vrsar#bay N of Vrsar|bay N of Vrsar]] 45°09.471'N, 013°36.407'E
There is a very attractive and sheltered anchorage in the bay N of the town, protected from all directions except SW by the islands of Salamun and Cavata. Depths here are 3.0 – 5.0 metres and the holding is good in sand and mud. Shelter is excellent in all but strong winds from W round to SW (when, if your draft permits, you may be able to re-anchor further N in the bay).


Water In the Town quay pontoons, the Marina Vrsar, the Marina Valalta, and the Marina Funtana
Electricity In the Town quay pontoons, the Marina Vrsar, the Marina Valalta, and the Marina Funtana
Toilets In the Marina Vrsar, the Marina Valalta, and the Marina Funtana
Showers In the Marina Vrsar, the Marina Valalta, and the Marina Funtana
Laundry In the Marina Vrsar (coin operated), the Marina Valalta, and the Marina Funtana
Garbage Bins in the marinas and near the town quay
Fuel Fuel dock at E end of the harbour (depth of 3.0 – 4.0 metres)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Small chandlery in the Marina Vrsar
Repairs Basic repairs in the Marina Vrsar and the Marina Funtana
Internet WiFi in the Marina Vrsar and the Marina Funtana
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Eating out


  • Buses to Rovinj, Pula and other local destinations.
  • International airport at Pula 42 kms.
  • High speed ferry (summer only) to Venice.


Vrsar old town from marina
Remains of the old town walls


Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Vrsar is in a charming setting, its old town perched on a hill and surrounded by thickly forested hills. While not as picturesque as some of the other Istrian towns, Vrsar has its share of narrow alleyways and colourful squares and is less thronged with tourists than its bigger neighbours, Porec and Rovinj. The church belltower can be climbed at a cost of HRK10 and repays the effort with superb views over the harbour and surrounding bays. There are several cycle trails that wind through leafy byways into the surrounding countryside.


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 entry for Croatia.


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