Pula is a coastal city on the Istrian peninsula. It is the yachting capital of northern Croatia. Pula is located in a naturally protected bay. The city is an excellent starting point for traveling to the northern regions of Croatia.
The historic harbor of Pula is located in a unique location. Directly opposite there is a beautiful 1st century AD Roman amphitheater. e. The city's marina has 213 berths for yachts up to 15 meters in length.
Sailing trip in Pula
The water area is closed from storm winds. Lighthouses operate on the islands and capes. Many of the dangerous shoals are marked with landmarks. The yachting infrastructure and tourism are well-developed here.
The best marinas are: Pula, Pomer, Veruda, Umag. In the port of Pula, there are 200 berths for yachts up to 40 meters long, a laundry service, an ATM and a currency exchange office, a gas station, and car rental are available nearby.
One of the main attractions of Pula is the Roman amphitheater Colosseum. It was built in the 1st century AD. This is one of the largest Colosseums in the world. It hosts the annual Istria Ethno Jazz, Film Festival, and Opera Festival.
You can sunbathe on the rocky pebble beaches of Pula. Diving and jet ski are the main water activities We recommend that you start your yachting trip from the Brijuni National Park: 14 islands in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. They are well known for their natural beauty. Enjoy lush flora, historic ruins, and cultural sites.
We also recommend visiting Veli and Mali Briun. This is the largest island. It can only be reached by boat. Be sure to visit Lošinj in the Cres Lošinj archipelago. In Silba you will be greeted by the Toreta Tower. A wonderful view opens from it. Taste the local shellfish dishes for which the island is famous.
The international airport is 10 km away from the city; it is a 15-minute drive to the marina.
The popular regattas are Ocean Medi Light, St. Nicolas Regatta, Pula Regatta, etc.
Features of yachting in Pula:
In the summer, the marinas are full. Therefore, we recommend that you reserve your mooring space or arrive early at one of the local fishing harbors. The latter can provide cheaper mooring options for your Pula vacation;
To rent a yacht, at least one crew member must have a license to operate a yacht: RYA certificate, IYT certificate, and a certificate with an open corresponding category, a radio operator's license.