The name “Supetarska Draga,” referring to both the village and the bay that is a natural continuation of Rab Island’s largest and most fertile field, is derived from the 11th-century church and basilica of St. Peter. The church has not undergone significant modifications since, and is said to be the only Romanesque church in the Adriatic that has continued in use unchanged for 900 years. The village owes its existence to the industriousness of Rab fishermen, but tourism has now joined fishing as the locals’ main occupation. Three islets with gorgeous sandy beaches in front of the bay make Supetarska Draga a true paradise for visitors. The ACI marina sits in the middle of that dreamland, adding to the attraction of this picturesque part of Rab Island.
Like ACI Marina Pomer in Istria, ACI Marina Supetarska Draga lets us get close to nature and experience a small fishing village. It is also famous for its clean sandy beaches that are sheltered from the wind, increasingly attracting boaters, in particular those with small children. ACI Marina Supetarska Draga is open throughout the year, and after a recent expansion offers 344 wet berths and 53 dry berths. In addition to all the expected amenities, this ACI marina is justly famous for the fine dining in its restaurant.
Did you know…
…that archaeological finds from this part of Rab suggest there were already farm buildings here in early antiquity, and that it is conjectured there was an Early Christian basilica at the location of today’s church?
…that it is not just tourists that enjoy Draga’s beaches and coves? As photography enthusiasts know, numerous bird species have discovered this paradise; some find favourable conditions for nesting, whilst migratory birds settle here for the winter.
– 328 boat berths
– 53 dry boat berths
reception with an exchange office
restaurant, grocery store in the immediate vicinity of the marina
toilets and showers with separate disabled provision, laundrette
maintenance and repairs shop, 10t crane
Wi-Fi internet access
fuel station next to ACI Marina Rab (11 nm)
When approaching from the north or west two landmarks can be used 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, whose coast is shallow, lies between Kamporska Draga and Supetarska
Draga bays. ACI’s marina lies at the end of Supetarska Draga bay. The marina’s breakwater is around 200m long and its head is marked by a red lighthouse (Fl R 5s 7m 4M). When approaching from the south, take the course along Cape Kanitalj and on towards Cape Kalifront. At night it is best to sail from Kalifront in the direction of Cape Sorinj until the marina’s red lighthouse is sighted.
Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18 and MK-7.