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Location

This ancient city, well-known for its Roman remains, is tucked into a well-protected natural harbour. It lies on the western tip of the Istria peninsula.

Position 44°53.3'N, 13°47.8'E.

Clearance

This a year-round Port of Entry.

To clear here berth alongside Gat Rijeka. The offices of all the authorities are close by across the road.

Harbour Master
Riva 18 , 52100 Pula
Tel:+385 (0)52 535 877 Fax:+385 (0)52 535 888 ,VHF Channel 10, 16 and 70
Latest weather reports available. Maritime traffic 24/7 - tel +385(0)52 535 870

Docking

Marinas

There is the option of using a marina berth in the main harbour or in the huge Veruda Marina at Luka Veruda, just to the south. The latter marina being 10 nm from Pula by sea, but only 2 miles by land.

Another option is the Uljanik Sailing Club, also in Luka Veruda.

Anchoring

Anchoring is possible here, pay the Port Authority by the night. Whilst the city is beautiful, the harbour is reported to be dirty and the bottom foul in places. Getting ashore with your dinghy, you may have to negotiate finding a place to tie up. Cruisers report that the fuel dock are quite helpful, however the ACI Marina will demand papers and payment to use their docks.

Ancoring spots with good shelter include:

  • In Pula harbour, just N of Gat Rijeka, in 6 to 7m. Good holding in sticky mud.
  • In the northern part of Pula harbour, in slightly deeper water.
  • In the southern part of Luka Veruda.
  • At the E end of Uvala Kanalic, in 11m in mud, or in shallower water in one of the inlets on the southern side. Uvala Kanalic is just south of Luka Veruda.


Security Note:
In 2012 there were a spate of dinghy and outboard thefts reported. See recomendations in the Security section.

Last updated September 2015.

ACI Marina Pula
Riva 1 , HR-52100 Pula, Croatia , Location 44° 51' 58"N, 13° 50' 48"W
Tel:+385 52 219 142 GSM+385 98 398 837 Fax:+385 21 211 850 ,VHF Channel 17
220 berths, Max LOA 25m. Open all year. All facilities, fuel berth, WiFi, restaurant. Haulout facility with 10 ton crane and shore storage. All repairs.
Uljanik Sailing Club
Verudela 9, PP-32 , 521000 Pula , , Croatia
Tel:+385 (0)52 214 075 Fax:+385 (0)52 214 075
Located on the western side of Luka Veruda. This club has 30 visitors' berths.
Veruda Marina
Location 44° 50' 4'' N; 13° 50' 3'' E
, Cesta prekomorskih bigada 12 , HR 52100 Pula
Tel:+385 52 224 034 Fax:+385 52 211 194 ,VHF Channel 17
630 berths. Depths 1-5m Max LOA 40m. Open all year. All facilities, fuel berth, WiFi, LPG, provisions shop, chandlery, restaurants. Complete servicing workshop, 10 and 30 ton cranes. Large area of shore storage.

captadamhauck
captadamhauck says:
Sep 08, 2015 04:17 PM

If you anchor near Pula and take your tender to town, DO NOT tie up anywhere near the ACI Marina as they will require you to pay and they want your boat papers (yes, for the dinghy). They cut our wire and relocated our dinghy and then demanded the papers for the dinghy (which we don't carry that around for a stroll into town). The attendant at the gas dock said he wouldn't mind us tying up for a couple hours, but he closes at 8, so after that you're taking a chance. Sept 2015

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