Sailing and Nautics

Explore dazzling tranquil bays and lovely intimate islets, sail around splendid lush archipelagos, yacht along the scenic and captivating coast, moor your vessels in welcoming ports and wonderful marinas, learn more about wooden shipbuilding and seafaring traditions, and feel the wanderlust of the open turquoise sea!Murter is an important destinationfor nautical tourism on the Adriatic, thanks to three marinas and all the beauty that the Murter Sea, whose deepest point is at 94 metres and which takes up 210 square kilometres, has to offer. This sea is surrounded by the glorious islands of Kornati National Park (320 km2), the most indented cluster of islands in the Adriatic, consisting of nearly 150 islands, isles and islets, as well as the famous islands from the Šibenik archipelago – Žirje, Kakan, Kaprije, and Tetovišnjaci (a group of five islands and a single islet). The Murter Ssea may appear docile and idyllic, but it is challenging even for sailors experienced in navigating in sudden and strong changes of wind speed, and strong sea currents, which are plentiful in the Murter Sea.

The Murter water area and the Kornati archipelago are surrounded and criss-crossed by as many as 14 sea channels, straits, and passages. Three sea channels cut through the Kornati archipelago: the Sitski, Žutski and Kornatski channels. Srednji channel separates Kornati from the island of Pašman, Samogradska vrata strait separates it from Žirje, and the Mala Proversa passage separates it from Dugi otok. Sailors are particularly drawn to Žut island, and they often visit its ACI Marina. There are several restaurants and multiple areas for receiving vessels. Some of the safest sheltered areas in the water area around Kornati National Park are the Lavsa cove, located on the northern coast of Lavsa island, and the Anica cove, located on the northern coast of Levrnak island and offering safe shelter for vessels in all wind conditions.

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