Ugljan is a 20 km long island that lies opposite of Zadar. There are seven inhabited villages and all of them are facing towards the mainland. In the inland of the island, behind the hills one can find untouched nature, meadows, pine and coniferous forest, olive grows and small cultivated gardens. Because of the karst relief and impassable old macadam roads, many island`s coves and beaches are reachable only by boat. Ugljan is also known as the Olive island due to more than 200 000 olive trees on the island.
Departure from Zadar in the morning or during the afternoon. Cruising towards the island of Ugljan. The boat anchors in the secluded bay situated between the villages Kali and Kukljica. Free time for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. You could swim to the shore and walk around the pine forest to the small church of St. Jerome dating from the 14th century.
Afterwards the boat ride continues and the boat docks in Preko, the central village of the island. There you can visit the neighboring islet of Galevac that is the property of the Franciscan monks whose monastery is set in the middle of the island or simply have a coffee in one of the beach bars. Nearby you can find a sandy beach Jaz where the water is shallow for about 100 meters and then becomes deeper. It is a perfect spot for families with small children and all those who enjoy water sports or beach volleyball. Return to Zadar in agreement with your skipper.