Marina / Marina Agana

Marina: The distinctive tower in Marina Agana, surrounded by assorted yachts

Marina: The distinctive tower in Marina Agana, surrounded by assorted yachts

Marina Agana is a lovely marina located in the village of Marina. Confused?! Once you get here, all will become clear. With its distinctive old customs tower or Kula looming over the harbour, the tiny village of Marina is a very welcoming place. Charter yachts are often picked up or dropped off here as well as the port providing a pleasant overnight stop for those just passing through.

While there are some town quay berths available most people head for Marina Agana. With 200 berths you could be forgiven for thinking that there would always be room for a passing yacht but recently Sunsail have made the wise decision to base a fleet here so at the weekends it pays to phone or email ahead to check there is space. A berth for a 12m yacht is around 68€ per night during the peak months of July and August (2016). The marina offers generous discounts (up to 30%) between Tuesday and Friday if you arrive on a Tuesday. Contact the marina for further details

If you need help mooring up and the marina staff aren’t immediately obvious, just call on VHF channel 17 and someone will be dispatched to help you in. In the afternoon a pesky wind can blow up from the head of the harbour and things are quite narrow in parts so prepare all your ropes and fenders before entering the harbour if you can. Backing onto the pontoon directly in front of the reception area is the trickiest as any slight breeze becomes a side wind. Take care when picking up the tailed moorings so as to avoid getting them caught on the propeller as you take it to the bow.

Should you fancy a night on the town quay there are 5 tailed moorings located on the south side of the harbour near the Kula/tower. A modest fee is charged for a night here. Water and power is available but for toilet facilities you have to visit the marina.

There are plenty of harbourside restaurants and bars to choose from in the village of Marina as well as a lovely bar and restaurant located near the marina office building. A good supermarket can be found a short walk out of town but there are also limited supplies to buy at the marina. The marina also runs an excellent laundry service. If you need anything just ask the extremely helpful staff at the marina office.

Trogir is a short taxi or bus ride from Marina Agana. Buses leave approximately hourly from the bus stop past the supermarket on the main road. Taxis can be arranged by the marina office. Split is also an option as a day trip by bus or taxi. Split airport is approximately 20 min drive from the marina. Both Trogir and Split are bustling tourist towns and are very attractive in their own ways, however, Trogir would be my pick of places to visit if you only have time for one.

The world heritage medieval town of Trogir is located on a small island linked on two sides by bridges to the mainland and the island of Ciovo. The old town of Trogir is particularly charming with its labyrinth of narrow lanes and pretty café squares. Trogir is an easily managed side trip. A morning or afternoon is all that’s required if the crew as in need of some retail therapy or a touch of rustic glamour. Trogir is famous, and unique, in Croatia for the amount of renaissance and Romanesque architecture. It is pleasure to simply stroll about the back streets and discover surprises around each corner but if you want a more in depth approach you can join one of the many guided walking tours that showcase the old town’s main highlights. There is also an excellent market in Trogir located near the bus station; head outside the town walls towards the mainland and wander over the bridge. You can’t miss it. Anything from Croatian lace to pomegranates is available here.

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