On the island of Krk in the North Adriatic, Punat is a popular yacht charter base. Punat Marina, is the oldest marina in Croatia, where nautical tourism in the region started. Today it has a large, modern marina in a well-protected bay, complete with all the services required by yachtsmen. It is located in the southwest part of the island Krk, near the town of Krk.
Punat is an ideal starting point for sailing to the Kvarner islands, loved for their mild climate and cobalt waters. The islands of Losinj, Krk, Cres and Rab all have atmospheric old port towns and expanses of untainted coastline dotted with remote coves perfect for swimming. A variety of vessels are available for charter from this base.
The Island of Krk, Croatia’s largest island, offers a variety of attractions and experiences and is an interesting blend of history, nature and tourist resort.
Rijeka International Aiport is based on the island of Krk just 30 km from Punat. Other airports nearby are Zagreb, Pula and Trieste with distances of about 150 kilometers. The island of Krk is connected by a bridge with the mainland so there are regular bus lines to Rijeka and other Croatian towns.
Sailing conditions are generally good in this area. The bora and the jugo are the dominant winds. The bora is a dry cold, north-easterly wind that gusts most strongly in the Kvarner Bay and the weather can sometimes be less stable than further south; a daily weather report is recommended. The islands provide some protection and this section of the coast has many well-equipped marinas. Sailing the North Adriatic islands and coastline is easy with Krk Island as a base.