Sali is situated on the SE coast of the island of Dugi Otok, around 14 miles SSW of the mainland city of Zadar. It is the largest town, administrative centre and main ferry port on the island. Sheltered from E by the small island of Lavdara, located two miles offshore, the port of Sali is well sheltered from all winds and waves, although during strong jugo and SE winds berths can be uncomfortable. The inner part of the harbour is also protected by the breakwater which is used by local fishing boats.
The harbour has a total capacity of approximately 90 berths. Visiting yachts can berth on either side of the harbour (N quay and S quay), which is equipped with laid moorings, water and electricity. Water depth by the 130-metre-long quay on the N quay ranges from 2.5 to 5.5 metres. The S quay offers approximately 50 berths for visiting yachts. Even though the water depth near the S quay is about 1.5 and 2 m, vessels with larger drafts can still moor here, as the water gets deeper further from the quay (about 6 to 8 m). Also, the S side of the harbour is more exposed to bura.
- Number of berths 90; 50 for visiting yachts
- Depth 2.5 - 8 metres
- Water Yes
- Electricity Yes
Besides water and electricity, there is also a toilet and shower facility available to all boaters in the building at the middle of the N quay. Facilities in the town of Sali include an ambulance, dentist, post office, cash machine (ATM), police station, several shops and market, bakeries, fish market and few restaurants. The nearest gas station is in Zaglav, two miles NW of Sali.
Sali is a seasonal port of entry. The nearest year-round port of entry is Zadar, with which Sali is connected by ferry. The ferry landing at the NE end of the N quay also serves for entry clearance purposes.
Sali Port is mostly a stopover destination en route to the beautiful Kornati Islands.