44°57.00′ N – 14°24.00′ E
Address: Jadranska obala bb, 51557 Cres
ACI marina Cres lies in the southern part of Cres harbor, in a long sheltered bay on the western coast of the island of Cres. The marina is open all year round.
The Marina has 458 berths and 120 dry berths and can receive up to 50 m long mega-yachts by prior notification. All berths have water and power supply.
Reception desk with an exchange office and a shop with a rich selection of accessories from the exclusive ACI collection, ATM, a restaurant, a café bar, a laundry, food store, nautical equipment store, souvenir and beach accessories shop, rent-a-car, rent-a-bicycle and rent-a-scooter, soul & body centre (massage centre), toilet facilities and toilet facilities for the disabled, a 10 t capacity crane, a 80 t capacity travel lift, maintenance and repair shop and a car-park area. The ACI marina Cres is also equipped with a 20 meter “needle” for dismasting purposes and with a yacht wash-up waste water treatment plant. The nearest petrol station is located on the north side of the Marina and the Marina also has a WLAN Internet system.
The Marina offers accommodation in 7 high five-star apartments.
In 2009 ACI opened the ACI Sailing Center Cres which offers professionally organized regattas, training and team building programmes organized on the JOD 35 sailing boats.
The easiest way to reach the marina by car is to take the ferry from Brestova to Porozina. The way via the island of Krk which is linked to the mainland by a bridge, and then by ferry from Valbiska to Merag is somewhat longer. The nearest airport is in Mali Lošinj, 50 km away. Ferry lines are frequent during the summer season. Cres is linked to Rijeka by daily bus and catamaran lines all year round.
Approach to Cres harbor is possible through a channel 400 m wide. Landmarks when approaching Cres harbor are the lighthouses on Cape Kovačine (Fl (2) R 6s 9m 8M) and on Cape Križice (Fl G 3s 9m 4M). The lighthouse on Cape Kovačine can be used as a way point (44°57,6’ N 14°23,7’ E). After approaching the channel between those two lighthouses, the lighthouse on Cape Melin (Fl R 3s 6m 3M) comes in sight. There is an underwater reef in front of Cape Melin, so a distance of at least 50 m should be kept. The entrance into ACI marina Cres is marked by harbor lights. On the breakwater head there is a red lighthouse (Fl (2) R 5s 7m 3M) and on Martinski Islet a green lighthouse (Fl (2) G 5s 7m 3M). Maximum speed from Cape Kovačine to the marina is 5 knots and within the marina 2 knots.
Note: Official navigational charts recommended (Official Navigational Charts – publisher HHI Split): 100-16, 100-18, 50-3, MK-6 and Plan 20.
The Island of Cres, 68km in length, is the second largest Adriatic island. It is connected to a land by ferry boats. Cres, established as the seat of Venetian administration for the island in 1459, is a small town situated on the western shore of the island, about 13 km from Lake Vransko . In the harbor there is the town gate and clock tower from the 16th century, while in the main square there is the Gothic-Renaissance church of St. Mary from the 15th century. Outside of town three is the Gothic church of St. Mary Magdalene from 1402, a Franciscan monastery and a church from the 14th-15th century. A little further there is the monastery of Benedictine nuns from the 15th century. Other places to visit on the island include Osor and Martinscica. Cres hosts the regetta Cres Cup. Punat is a small holiday resort in the southern part of the island. Opposite the marina, in the bay, there is a Franciscan monastery on the island Kosljun that dates to the 12th century. Other places to visit on Krk include Omisalj, Malinska, Vrbnik and Baska.