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OMIS is an island 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.

Photo by: orvasyachting (Source: Instagram)

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.

Photo by: travel_and_followyourdream (Source: Instagram)

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

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    SAURON

    From €20,000/week
    3 cabins
    72 ft
    Zen Yacht
    6 guests
    Built: 2008
    500 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi
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    PEGASUS

    From €200,000/week
    6 cabins
    173 ft
    Feadship
    12 guests
    Refit: 2009
    390 Litres/Hr

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    6 reviews
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    Kavira II

    From €14,800/week
    3 cabins
    75 ft
    BODRUM SHIPYARDS
    6 guests
    Refit: 2018
    20 Litres/Hr

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    CROCUS

    From €60,000/week
    6 cabins
    131 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Refit: 2019

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    Jetski
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    QUEEN ELEGANZA

    From €62,000/week
    10+ cabins
    160 ft
    .
    36 guests
    Built: 2018
    325 Litres/Hr

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    Jetski
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    DOMINIQUE

    From €19,000/week
    4 cabins
    69 ft
    Ferretti
    8 guests
    Refit: 2020
    306 Litres/Hr

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    21 reviews
    Jacuzzi
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    Gulet Nautilus

    From €16,000/week
    8 cabins
    101 ft
    Fethiye Shipyard
    16 guests
    Refit: 2015
    30 Litres/Hr

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    SHAMLOR

    From €17,500/week
    3 cabins
    73 ft
    6 guests
    Built: 2012
    10 Litres/Hr

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    TERSANE 8

    From €21,000/week
    10+ cabins
    147 ft
    Custom
    28 guests
    Built: 2012

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi
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    CLEAR EYES

    From €65,000/week
    5 cabins
    144 ft
    .
    10 guests
    Refit: 2019/2020
    150 Litres/H US Gall/Hr

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    7 reviews
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    Perla

    From €13,400/week
    7 cabins
    98 ft
    Custom Built
    12 guests
    Refit: 2018

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    5 reviews
    Jetski
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    LE PANTO

    From €12,900/week
    6 cabins
    51 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2006
    16.05 US Gall/Hr

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    LIBRA

    From €16,000/week
    6 cabins
    91 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Refit: 2008 / 2011

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    Jacuzzi
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    SON DE MAR

    From €42,000/week
    6 cabins
    147 ft
    Custom
    12 guests
    Built: 2019

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    4 reviews
    Scuba Onboard

    ADRIATIC LION (Lagoon 620)

    From €16,900/week
    5 cabins
    61 ft
    Lagoon
    10 guests
    Built: 2018

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