ACI Marina Supetarska Draga
ACI Marina Supetarska Draga is open year round. It is located on the southeastern shore, almost at the end of the bay of Supetarska Draga. It is surrounded by pine trees and olive groves.
The name “Supetarska Draga,” refers to both the village and the bay. You wil see that the bay is a natural continuation of Rab Island’s largest and most fertile area, and it is home to the 11th-century church and basilica of St. Peter. This church has been in use for over 900 years and it has not undergone any significant modifications. This makes it the only Romanesque church in the Adriatic that has remained unchanged for so long. Hard working Rab fishermen have kept the city alive, and now tourism has been added to the the locals’ means of living. Three islets with beautiful sandy beaches in front of the bay make Supetarska Draga a true paradise. The ACI marina is located in the middle of this beauty, adding its own charm to the picture.
Like ACI Marina Pomer in Istria, ACI Marina Supetarska Draga will get you close to nature and let you experience the life in a small fishing village. Among boaters, especially those who have small children, it is getting more and more popular for its clean sandy beaches that are protected from winds. ACI Marina Supetarska Draga is open all year round, and as a result of a recent expansion it has increased its capacity to 344 wet berths and 53 dry berths. You should also know that this ACI marina goes beyond the expected with its famous fine dining restaurant.
There are archaeological finds from this part of Rab, suggesting that there was settlement since early antiquity. It is estimated that at the location of today’s church there used to be an Early Christian basilica.
Draga’s beaches and coves offer a rich experience for nature photography enthusiasts as well. There are numerous rare bird species who made this area their home, finding favourable conditions for nesting. There are also many migratory birds that settle here for winter.
Mooring: The marina has a capacity of 397 berths. The cove has good shelter from all winds except the northwest. The marina’s breakwater provides extra protection.
Sightseeing: The town of Supetarska Draga is on the northwestern part of the island of Rab, which is located between the islands of Krk and Pag of northern Adriatic. The town lies along the southeast coast of the bay of Supetarska Draga. The church of St. Peter from the 11th century is near the town. Some parts of the bell tower is intact and it has two bells: one from 1299 and one from 1453. You shouldn’t miss to visit Supetarska Draga, Lopar or Barbat na Rabu.
Approach: If you’re approaching from the north or west, you can use two landmarks for orientation, Cape Sorinj with a Fl W 3s 10m 6M lighthouse and Cape Kalifront with a Fl (3) W 10s 11m 8M lighthouse. The exact position of the Cape Sorinj lighthouse is 44°50.7’ N 14°41.0’ E. Maman Islet, lying between Kamporska Draga and Supetarska Draga bays, has a shallow coast. ACI’s marina lies at the end of Supetarska Draga bay. The marina’s breakwater is nearly 200m long and its head is marked by a red lighthouse (Fl R 5s 7m 4M). If you are approaching from the south, take the course along Cape Kanitalj and on towards Cape Kalifront. If you are sailing at night, it is best to sail from Kalifront in the direction of Cape Sorinj until you can see the marina’s red lighthouse.
Facilities include a reception office, showers and toilets, a restaurant, telephone, mini-market, parking and an exchange office. Regular weather reports are also available. The marina is equipped with a slipway, a hoist (10t) and can undertake general repairs.
- Reception with an exchange office
- Restaurant, grocery store in the immediate vicinity of the marina
- Toilets and showers with separate disabled provision
- Maintenance and repairs shop, 10t crane
- Car park
- Wi-Fi internet access
- Fuel station next to ACI Marina Rab (11 nm)