Yacht Charter in Pomer
Guide To Sailing In Pomer
On a Pomer yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore Medulin Bay and the northern Adriatic Sea within an easy sail. A chance to enjoy a Croatia yacht charter to the full, a Pomer sailing holiday is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Pomer is a small village on the Medulin Riviera, at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula. First discovered by the Romans and used as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Pula just five miles away, it was a mussel farm for many of the Yugoslav years. The well equipped ACI marina is now the main attraction as with a number of restaurants and beaches nearby.
On your Croatia yacht charter from Pomer, there is so much more to explore. Let's take a look at what you can see and do outside of this beautiful little holiday town.
Explore Pomer By Renting A Yacht
Pomer is one of the centres of the Medulin Riviera, a large resort and nature reserve in the protected Medulin Bay with Cape Kamenjak protecting it to the west.
The bay's natural protection from Cape Kamenjak has made it a haven for wildlife, with rich seagrass fields a nursery for many species of fish. Ashore there are a number of unique plants and reptiles that make this a beautiful retreat from the world outsie.
As well as the mainland you can rent a day boat and explore the islands of the bay. Ceja Island is one of several - though essentially flat, it is encircled by beautiful beaches and has a popular fish restaurant. As well as visiting Ceja Island you can go to other uninhabited islands such as Fenera, Fenoglia and Levan.
Just five miles north from Pomer is the important regional town of Pula. The Romans invested heavily here and amongst other things you will be able to explore the 2,000 year old Roman arena that had capacity for 23,000 spectators and a triumphal arch built in around AD27. You will likely have been through Pula to the international airport here.
To the north of Pula is the Brijuni Islands National Park. Not unlike the Kornati Islands to the south of the peninsula, these are protected jewels in the Adriatic Sea and well worth exploring. Aristocracy of the Austro Hungarian Empire used to holiday here, as did President Tito of Yugoslavia. These homes can be seen when you do a run ashore.
South again and you hit the Croatian Islands on the Adriatic. The nearest large one to the Istrian Peninsula is Mali Losinj which is fun and beautiful to behold. Sailing tourism had its first foothold in this part of the Adriatic, with Punat Marina on Krk being first developed in the 1950s. From here you can head south as far as the Kornati Islands(arguably the most beautiful national park in Croatia) and the Krka National Park just inland from the Dalmatian Coast.
The Dalmatian Coast has many major sailing centres and you can usually find a mooring through the state owned ACI Marina chain that caters to charter yachts up and down the Croatian coast and islands. You can easily sail to the Kornati Islands or Krka National Park if you want to escape the rabble though the cities of Zadar and Split are also within a few days' sail.
Let's take a look at how to get to Pomer, its marina and some ideas as to sailing itineraries for you and your fellow guests on a Pomer yacht charter.
**How To Get To Pomer**
Pula Airport is the main airport on the Istrian Peninsula. This is a 20 minute or so transfer from Medulin Bay and its marinas.
Marinas In Pomer
**ACI** **Marina** **Pomer**:
A number of yacht charter companies and boat owner work out of ACI Marina Pomer with a choice of boat rentalincluding luxury yacht, catamaran, motorboat, motor yacht, monohull sailing yacht and cabin charter on a bareboat charter or crewed yacht charter basis.
Max Length 30m (98 Feet)
Max Draught 4m (13 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, currency exchange, supermarket, restaurant, grocery store, 30 dry berths.
A number of boat owner work out of Marina Medulin offering with a choice of boat rental including catamaran, motorboat, motor yacht, and monohull sailing boat on a bareboat charter or crewed yacht charter basis.
Max Length 10m (32 Feet)
Max Draught 3m (10 Feet)
List of additional services: Shore power, water, WiFi, shower/WC, launderette, garbage disposal, cash machine, currency exchange, supermarket, restaurant, grocery store
Suggested Sailing Routes From Pomer
The North Adriatic Sea has a lot to offer those on an Adriatic yacht charter holiday. Let's take a look at where you can go on a shorter and longer yacht rental, whether on a motor boat or sailing boat.
**7 days -** **Istrian Peninsula** **and Kvaerner Islands:** As a short first day's shakedown cruise, head out onto Medulin Bay, perhaps mooring off Ceja Island for the first evening. South again to Mali Losinj in the Kvaerner Islands, and later to the islands of Cres, Susak and Unije before returning to Rovinj Harbour via Pula.
**14 days - Kornati Islands and Dalmatian Coast:** Over a 14 day yacht rental you island hop down to the most beautiful national park in Croatia, the Kornati Islands. Take a three day pass to appreciate the Lower Kornati group in to their full, before heading east to the Dalmatian Coast and the waterfalls of Krka National Park. Coast hop via towns like Biograd and Zadar as you head north, circuiting the island of Krk before returning Medulin Bay for handover.
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Pomer
The sailing season runs from late April to October with July and August being the busiest months for yacht charter. The ACI Marina chain also adds 20% to their berthing fees at this time of year. If you can charter outside of the peak period you will find it far quieter and less expensive. The climate is mild most of the sailing season with occasional rain showers.
Sailing Weather In Pomer
**April and May:** There will be occasional rainy days but temperatures sit between 22-28C or higher. Winds are generally NW, 10-20 knots
**June-August:** You'll be unlucky if you see any rain, though it could be welcome in the summer heat! Temperatures are from 26C and up to the mid 30s. Wind is generally NW 5-10 knots
**September-October:** In this part of the world it rains more in October and the temperature falls away to 10 degrees C in the evenings, though it can get up to a comfortable 20C on an autumn day. Winds can get up to 20 knots.
### What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
### **What are the Marinas in Pomer?**
ACI Marina Pomer has 294 berths for vessels up to 30 metres LOA
### When are the best times to hire a boat in Pomer?
With its often warm, subtropical climate, Pomer is the sort of place you can sail most of the year. That means the high season of July and August isn't the best time of the year to go. Why join the rabble when you can get some peace and quiet?
### Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Pomer?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
### What happens if my Yacht breaks down?
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.
### What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Pomer?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
### What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a skippered on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.