Arriving in Istria by boat
When you decide to visit Istria by sea, you can use fixed or seasonal ship lines:
Venice - Umag-Umago / Poreč-Parenzo / Rovinj-Rovigno / Pula-Pola
Trst - Piran / Poreč-Parenzo / Rovinj-Rovigno
Venice - Umag-Umago / Poreč / Rovinj-Rovigno / Pula
Pula - (Unije - Susak) - Mali Lošinj - (Ilovik – Silba) - Zadar
I - V & X - XII: 07:00 Fridays
VI - 28.VI & 03.IX - IX: 07:00 Wednesdays and Saturdays 29.IV - 02.IX: 07:00, except Tuesdays and Thursdays
For those of you who arrive by your own boat, you will be cordially welcomed in many Istrian marinas. They all have the most modern facilities at your disposal and offer all the necessary additional services:
» Istrian Marinas
Nautical Radio Service and Communications Service The whole of the Croatian coast is covered by radio communications rather well. The radio service for protection of human lives and safety of navigation is provided by Plovput from Split, through radio stations Split and Dubrovnik, which cover the southern Adriatic, and Rijeka, which covers the northern part of our sea.
According to the standards of the GMDSS system (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System), the channel for automated receipt of digitalized distress calls is channel 70, after which the communication is transferred to the operating channel of the coastal station, i.e. a harbor master’s office (16 or 10).
GMDSS system has been in use since February, 1st 1999, and on the present VHF channel for distress calls, the channel 16, constant listening will still be possible for some more time. For a direct call to a harbor master’s office, the channel 10 is used.