MARINA ACI Marina Piškera
ACI Marina Piškera is situated in the narrow channel between the uninhabited islands of Piškera and Panitula Vela, in the Kornati Archipelago, which is surrounded by the islands of Dugi Otok to the N, Murter to the E and Žirje to the S. The Kornati Archipelago consists of 140 islands and islets, which geographically can be divided into two main groups: Gornji Kornati (Upper Kornati) and Donji Kornati (Lower Kornati). Gornji Kornati are closer to the mainland and consist of Žut Island, Sit Island and the surrounding islets, and Donji Kornati (Lower Kornati), mostly face the open sea in the SW and consist of the island of Kornat, Piškera among many more islands and islets. The islands of Donji Kornati belong to the National park Kornati.
The marina provides a safe shelter from north winds (bura), although it can get dangerous during strong south winds, causing large waves and swells.
ACI Marina Piškera is open from April 1 through October 31. The busiest months are July and August.
- Number of berths 118
- Maximum length overall/LOA 30 metres
- Max. draft 3.5 metres
- Depth 2.5 - 3.5 metres
- Berthing assistance Yes
- Type of berthing Mooring line
- Water Limited supply
- Electricity Limited supply
- Reception desk
- Currency exchange
- Toilet and shower facilities
- Grocery store
- Garbage and recyling bins
Mooring in the National park is only allowed in the designated bays, some of which are equipped with mooring buoys. There are no restrictions on walking ashore, but bear in mind that most of the land is private property. The island can only be reached by boat. The nearest inhabited island is Pašman Island, which is connected to the mainland by ferry from Biograd na Moru, and Dugi Otok Island, which is connected by ferry from Zadar.
Since the island is uninhabited, there are only two restaurants nearby and a grocery store within the marina. For more facilities, such as ambulance, post office, police, more shops and restaurants, fish market, bakery, seasonal border crossing or harbourmaster’s office, head over to Sali on Dugi Otok Island. The nearest gas station is in Zaglav on Dugi Otok Island (12 nm). The nearest general hospital is in Biograd na Moru (10 miles) and the nearest airport is Zadar Airport in Zemunik Donji (20 miles).
The approach to Marina Piškera is mostly free of dangers, although there are numerous islets and reefs nearby so caution and a large-scale chart are needed. Note that the channel between Piškera and Vela Panitula at the NW end of the marina is dangerous because it is very shallow, rocky, and impassable by a yacht.