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To complement the GPS plotter there are several paper charts to consider.
The best known publications - certainly on the charter yachts, request reliable yacht charter companies - are by Imray: two passage charts, the M23 Adriatic Sea Passage Chart and the M30 Southern Adriatic and Ionian Seas, as well as four cruising charts: M24 Golfo di Trieste to Lošinj and Rab, M25 Otok Rab to Sibenik, M26 Split to Dubrovnik, M27 Dubrovnik to Bar and Ulcinj.
See the Imray section below.

British Admiralty charts - though more expensive - offer much more details since printed in larger formats and in larger scales too.
These ten BA Charts are recommended: 2719, 202, 515, 2711, 2774, 2712, 1574, 1580, 1582.
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Male Karte

The Croatian Male Karte sets 1 and 2 likewise offer larger scales and more details than Imray.
Male karte means “small charts”.
The nautical charts are not for navigational purposes and numbers 11, 12, 28 and 29 are unavailable.


Abbreviations and expressions on Croatian nautical charts

Abbr.   English   Abbr.   Croatian             Abbr.   English   Abbr.   Croatian
W White   B Bijelo F Fixed   S Stalno
R Red   C Crveno Fl Flash   Bl Bljeskovi
G Green   Z Zeleno Q Fl Quick Flash   B Bl Brzi Bljeskovi
Y Yellow   Ž Žuto S Fl Short Flash   K Bl Kratki Bljeskovi
      L Fl Long Flash   D Bl Dugi Bljeskovi
      Iso Isophase   Izo Izofase
      Occ Occulting   Pk Prekide

If a lighthouse shows the abbreviation POT in a marked area, it means POTAMJENO. It is the Croatian word for ‘not visible’.
Islands (Croatian: otoci), islets (otočići) and rocks (hridi)

Croatian English
AN Avvissi ai Naviganti Notice to Mariners (Italian) see OZP
B Bijeli White
Bl Bljesak Flash
C, c Crveno, crvena Red
cb crveno-bijelo Red - White
cr crno Black
cr ž crno-žuto Black - Yellow
cr ž cr crno-žuto-crno Black - Yellow - Black
Dop Dopuna Addition
E Istok East
EF Elenco dei Fari 'List of Lights' in Italian
HR, hr hrid Rock, Cliff
k kamen Stone / Rock (seabed)
K Kratki Short
kab kabel Cable
kor Koralj Coral (seabed)
KAN Kanal Channel, Strait
L Luka Harbour
L. pl. Lučki plan Harbour Plan
M, m mulj Mud (seabed)
N Sjever, Sjeverni North
Nar Narančasto Orange
NE Sjeveroistok Northeast
NW Sjeverozapad Northwest
O, Oi Otok, Otoci Island, Islands
OZP Oglas Za Pomorc Notice to Mariners
p pijesak Sand (seabed)
Pl plutača Buoy
Pk prekid, prekidno Pause
Plič pličina, plićak Sandbank / shoal
Croatian English
Pm Promjenljivo Changing / variable
Pol Poluotok Peninsula
POT Potamnjeno Not visible
prib približna pozicija Estimated position
Pv Plavo Blue
S jug, južni South
s sekunda Second
sekt sektor Sector
SE jugoistok Southeast
sj sjaj Clarity
SV, sv sveti Holy / Saint
Svj pl svjetleća plutača Light Beacon / Light Buoy
str stranica Page / Side
SW jugozapad Southwest
š šljunak Pebbles (seabed)
šk školjke Mussels / Shells
t trava (on map) Sea Grass (seabed)
t tona (in text) Tonne (weight)
toč točka Point
U, u Uvala Bay / Bight
V Veliki, Veli Large
Vert Vertikalan Vertical
Vid Vidljivost Visibility
VK Vrlo Kratki Very Short
W Zapad, Zapadni West
Wk Podrtina (on map) Wreck
Z Zeleno Green
Ž žuto Yellow
ž cr žuto-crno Yellow - Black
ž cr ž žuto-crno-žuto Yellow - Black - Yellow

Adriatic passage charts

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Adriatic north
Yachting Adriatic and Croatia
Adriatic — Croatia
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Adriatic south and Ionian Greece

Winds Croatia

Climate data - wind roses Adriatic, Croatian coasts
. Wind rose example

Adriatic & Dalmatian coasts

The Adriatic consists of The Dalmatian coast — located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea — stretches from island of Rab in the north (Chart MK 7) to the Bay of Kotor in the south (Chart MK 27) in Montenegro. Not only the coastline of Croatia, with important ports like Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Šibenik, but also ~80 larger islands (largest being Brač, Pag and Hvar) and hundreds of smaller islets make up the Dalmatian coast.

For sailing holidays, focus on the coasts and islands between the ports of Venice and Bar, which includes the Dalmatian coast!

Yacht charters

Reliable bareboat yacht charter companies for Croatia — monohulls & catamarans.

Luxury crewed charters & gulets in the Adriatic and Croatia.

For other Mediterranean sailing areas: Greece and Turkey.

Top 25 largest islands and location

 Size Island Nearest mainland port
 1 (biggest)CresPula, Rijeka
 2KrkRijeka
 3BračSplit
 4HvarSplit
 5PagZadar
 6KorčulaSplit, Dubrovnik
 7Dugi otokZadar
 8MljetDubrovnik
 9VisSplit
 10RabRijeka
 11PašmanZadar
 12ŠoltaSplit
 13LošinjRijeka
 14UgljanZadar
 15LastovoSplit
 16KornatŠibenik
 17ČiovoSplit
 18OlibZadar
 19MolatZadar
 20VirZadar
 21Mali LošinjRijeka
 22MurterŠibenik
 23UnijeRijeka
 24Zadar
 25ŠipanDubrovnik
Important ports along the east Adriatic seaboard — from SE to NW — are: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Zelenika, Dubrovnik/Gruž, Kardeljevo/Ploče, Vela Luka, Korčula, Ubli, Komiza + Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Sali, Primošten, Božava, Mali Lošinj, Pula.

Imray charts & Pilot Adriatic

Adriatic pilot - Imray Adriatic Pilot

Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy

Authors: Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Passage chart Adriatic Sea - Imray M23 Adriatic Sea Passage Chart

Golfo di Trieste to Bar and Promontorio del Gargano

This Imray Chart is one of two passage charts for the Adriatic

Scale 1:750 000
Trieste Losinj Rab - Imray M24 Golfo di Trieste to Lošinj and Rab

Plans included:
Rovinj (1:15 000)
Brijuni Otoci to Pula (1:85 000)
Veruda to Medulin Bay (1:85 000)
Approaches to Punat (1:20 000)
Approaches to Mali Lošinj (1:40 000)
Otok Ilovik Channel (1:20 000)


Scale 1:220 000
Otok Rab Sibenik - Imray M25 Otok Rab to Sibenik

Plans included:
Prolaz Zapuntel Passage (sketch plan)
Passage Between Otok Molat & Dugi Otok (1:60 000)
Zadar (1:25 000)
Luka Telašcica (1:45 000)
The Kornati Islands (1:50 000)
Šibenik and Rijeka Krka (1:50 000)
Prolaz Proversa Vela & Mala (1:35 000)


Scale 1:220,000
Split Dubrovnik - Imray M26 Split to Dubrovnik

Plans included:
Luka Rogoznica (1:85 000)
Trogirski Kanal (1:15 000)
Approaches to Split (1:20 000)
The Drvenik Islands (1:85 000)
Splitska Vrata (1:30 000)
Approaches to Hvar & the Pakleni Islands (1:50 000)
Approaches to Korcula (1:75 000)
Approaches to Ubli (1:85 000)
Approaches to Gruž & Dubrovnik Marina (1:35 000)


Scale 1:220 000
Dubrovnik Bar Ulcinj- Imray M27 Dubrovnik to Bar and Ulcinj

Plans included:
Luka Polace (1:35 000)
The Elaphite Islands (1:90 000)
Approaches to Dubrovnik (1:50 000)
Boka Kotorska (1:100 000)
Approaches to Budva (1:75 000)
Bar Marina (1:50 000)
Ulcinj (1:10 000)


Scale 1:220 000
Passage Southern Ionian and Adriatic- Imray M30 Southern Adriatic and Ionian Seas

Dubrovnik to Kérkira (Corfu) & Sicilia

This Imray Chart is one of two passage charts for the Adriatic.

Plans included:
Approaches to Brindisi (1:35 000)
Approaches to Siracusa (1:50 000)


Scale: 1:850 000

Weather

Forecast Adriatic
Marine Adriatic
Meteomar

 

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