OMIS

OMIS is a charter location in Split – Tucepi to Tribunj, a yacht charter area in Croatia.

The anchorages on OMIS:

Overview

The busy town of Omis lies at the mouth of the river Cetina, which flows through a spectacular rocky gorge. The picturesque old town is full of quirky shops, lively bars and quality restaurants hidden down charming narrow allies.

Navigation

Omis is easily visible due to the fortifications on the hillside, and the rocky gorge that the river flows through. The harbour sits at the E of the river’s mouth. There are several hazards to watch out for as you approach.

If you are coming from SE, keep at least 2 cables offshore. If you’re approaching from the west, take care to avoid the rocky spit at Dugi Rat – this is marked, to the W, by a lit cardinal buoy. From this buoy to Omis, the waters are very shallow due to the silt deposited by the river

An unlit buoy to the SE of the river mouth, just inside the harbour entrance, signals a dangerous wreck, so keep that well to the port side.

While it’s possible to enter the river, caution is needed as conditions can vary. Deeper water tends to lie on the E of the channel.

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Where to anchor

Visiting yachts can tie up in the harbour to the E of the river, or near the mouth of the river itself.

Tie up along the pier or go bow/stern in the basin. If you enter the river, tie up near the mouth, or close to the low bridge, pointing upstream.

Anchor off the pier, in the sand, at 5m.

The harbour is particularly exposed to S and W winds. Once you enter the river, there’s good shelter, although you’ll still experience Bora gusts.

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General Information

Fuel is available on the main road out of town, by the W bank of the river – berth on the quay near the bridge. Stock up on water from the beach shower.

There are several supermarkets, as well as a daily fruit and vegetable market, where you can also buy local wine, straight from the barrel. Banks, ATMs, a hospital, pharmacy, veterinary centre, tourist information, and other facilities you’d expect in a busy seaside town.

History and Culture

There are records of Omis from Roman times. It was fortified in the middle ages, and traces can still be seen today – parts of the wall and the south gate. The town gained notoriety as a centre of piracy, causing extreme annoyance to cities such as Split and Dubrovnik, as well as disrupting Venetian trade routes.

Photo by: anusch_ik (source: Instagram)

Beaches

Municipal Beach

The sand here is most often described as gritty, rather than pebbly, but it is still a relaxing place to stop in Omis. Safe for swimming and at peak times there’s a lifeguard. It is family-friendly, with a play area for kids, water sports and kitesurfing, and even an inflatable obstacle course in the sea. Plenty of places to grab drinks and snacks. Sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.

Places of Interest

Starigrad Fortress

Take one of 2 well-marked routes for this challenging climb and you will be rewarded with views that defy description- especially at sunset. Plenty of water and proper walking shoes are needed as this is a hike rather than a stroll.

Where to Eat

CoccoPazzo

Right in the heart of the old town, facing the church, soak in the atmosphere on their lovely terrace. Try the fish with caponata, spaghetti with mussels, and the truffle pasta (a local specialty). Good value, great local wines, and friendly service.  CoccoPazzo opens for breakfast, which is a plus.

Restaurant Bastion

Amazing freshly caught seafood, huge tasty pizzas and even huge chateaubriand steaks. Add a sea view and great service, and you have it all!

Photo by: hendrik_cording (Source: Instagram)

Things to Do

Omis provides a great base for river activities – kayaking, pirate rafting,  white water rafting, in a unique environment.  Or, if you’re just looking to experience the stunning canyon and mountain landscape, just take a serene cruise upriver through stunning scenery.

Ziplining Croatia

An adrenaline-filled experience in some of Croatia’s most spectacular scenery. Following a detailed training session, get ready to fly! The longest of the 8 ziplines is 700 meters long, and 150 meters high over the Cetina River. Unforgettable.

Photo by: ezzibunn (Source: Instagram)

Places to Stay

There’s a huge number of apartments and B&Bs available in Omis, as well as luxury villas for rent.

We love: Hotel Villa Dvor

Best B&B:  Villa Acapulco Residence (dogs welcome!)

    Yachts available in OMIS

    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    ZALIV III

    From €224,000/week
    6 cabins
    164 ft
    Mondomarine
    12 guests
    Built: 2011
    450 Litres/Hr

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    5 reviews
    Jacuzzi

    ACAPELLA

    From €82,000/week
    5 cabins
    160 ft
    .
    12 guests
    Built: 2021

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    MOSS

    From €60,000/week
    5 cabins
    131 ft
    Custom
    10 guests
    Built: 2016

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    4 reviews

    KORAB

    From €16,800/week
    6 cabins
    83 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Refit: 2016

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    SCORPIOS

    From €115,000/week
    6 cabins
    170 ft
    12 guests
    Built: 2023
    200 Litres/Hr

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    4 reviews
    Jacuzzi

    Lisa of the Seas

    From €38,000/week
    5 cabins
    67 ft
    Fountaine Pajot
    10 guests
    Built: 2020
    30 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    LAUREN L

    From €695,000/week
    10+ cabins
    295 ft
    Cassens Werft
    36 guests
    Refit: 2008/2015
    500 Litres/Hr

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    8 reviews
    Jetskis: 2

    San LiMi

    From €38,500/week
    4 cabins
    114 ft
    Custom
    8 guests
    Refit: 2018/19

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    Jetskis: 3
    Jacuzzi

    Capri i

    From €265,000/week
    6 cabins
    192 ft
    Lurssen
    12 guests
    Built: 2003
    450 Litres/Hr

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    4 reviews
    Jetski

    Smart Spirit

    From €15,200/week
    4 cabins
    84 ft
    Aegean Build
    9 guests
    Refit: 2021

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    36 reviews
    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    GRANDE AMORE

    From €160,000/week
    6 cabins
    145 ft
    Benetti
    12 guests
    Refit: 2020
    350-450 Litres/Hr

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    3 reviews

    Andjeo

    From €19,800/week
    5 cabins
    88 ft
    Aegean Build
    10 guests
    Refit: 2020

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    Scuba Onboard

    Adea

    From €36,000/week
    4 cabins
    62 ft
    Sunreef Yachts
    8 guests
    Built: 2017

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    Jetski

    LOTUS

    From €22,000/week
    4 cabins
    88 ft
    Custom
    8 guests
    Refit: 2018

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    Gulet Vivere

    From €16,500/week
    6 cabins
    85 ft
    Custom Gulet-Motor Sailor
    12 guests
    Refit: 2021

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