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Update History

August 2017: Clearance and docking updates from Sailors for Sustainability.
July 2015: More detailed information from Tony Olin.
June 2015: Port information checked.
September 2013: Docking updates and GRP repair recommendation from Ali Brown.

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Sailors for Sustainability
Sailors for Sustainability says:
Sep 01, 2017 10:04 AM

Agent details: Ilir Gjergji
Mobile No. +355682036329
e-mail :adetarag@gmail.com

Sailors for Sustainability
Sailors for Sustainability says:
Sep 01, 2017 10:03 AM

We sailed from Saranda to Durres and informed our agent, Ilir Gjergjen (details below) of our arrival and intention to visit Tirana. He arranged a berth where we could stay the three nights we were there (same spot as in the photo of Suzette Q above). Upon arrival we informed port control who directed us into the commercial port, where a pilot proceeded to show us where to moor. Friendly port staff helped us with the lines. Our agent was there too and swiftly took care of the paperwork and explained everything we needed to know. Very friendly and helpful. There are no facilities, but it was fine for us. There are no other options around and we were told anchoring yachts (in front of the beach) are requested to leave (during high season). Costs: Euro 40 for agent, Euro 20 for harbourmaster and Euro 10 per calendar day. A bus goes to Tirana, but we rented a car from close to the port (Euro 25 per day all-risk). Swimming pool down the boulevard was nice and clean, although the sauna and jacuzzi were out of order (entry 750 lek). There is now also a new outdoor pool in the same area.
Trip to Tirana and surroundings is highly recommended. Slow food restaurant in Tirana "Mullixhiu" in the big park is excellent and very affordable.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 12, 2017 07:33 PM

Further Info. from Suzette "Q":
Cost is apparently now per calendar day, so we paid 10 euros for the day we arrived and 10 euros for the day we were leaving (as opposed to 1 payment of 10 per night). 40 for the agent and 20 for the harbour master, so 80 euros in total. This is expensive for the 1 night with no facilities, but we look at it as a chance to visit a new country and experience. We felt very safe and it was clean and quiet. Maybe we were just lucky with the coal and shipping movements not a problem. We will be visiting again in a couple of months time.

swest
swest says:
May 03, 2017 03:39 PM

We just stayed in Durres port for 1 night and had a great experience. With little information available we were a little worried, but no need. Security was good and the town very lively. We had a lovely dinner and the fuel station was very close. It was very clean. Although no facilities, we knew this already and were prepared. Used Benn/Ilir for agent. Very helpful. Will be staying here again.
Suezette "Q ".

anky
anky says:
Mar 29, 2017 05:54 PM

We payed the clearance both in vlore's and durres' harbour 60 euros We also payed 10 euros per night plus the travel agent and the harbour master. People in town are nice, taxi cheap and busses cost nothing. However we lost an entire day moving the boat since the port was full and they just didn't know how to organise the space so we kept moving, listening to all their comments.

Ali BROWN
Ali BROWN says:
Aug 09, 2015 01:37 PM

we were here in July 2015 and found it very peaceful and much cleaner than previous visits (No coal loading) We used agent "Benni", Arben Ninja 0035672082061 again and he couldn't do enough to help us. Cost is Euro50 for entry into Albania and into Durres plus Euro10 per night irrespective of boat length. The dockyard is very secure- armed security patrolling all the time- with reasonable care no reason not to leave the boat and travel. (Bus to Tirana every hour for less than Euro1.)There are no (usable) toilets etc by the boats but there is a bar in the harbour which is immaculate. If you need showers go to the new "marina" (which isn't open for boats) but there is a great indoor swimmingpool upstairs including hydromassage/jacuzzi showers etc for about Euro3.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 30, 2015 02:10 PM

Posted on behalf of Tony Olin:
On approach keep to the bouy'd Channel as far as the port entrance, this can be confusing as there is a new small craft Marina adjacent to the main port entrance, however, they don't allow entry into this Marina and it lies empty, it is not yet marked on charts etc. Go into the main commercial port and tie up where directed by the port agent, we used Arben Ninga, arben.ninga@Kad.al. The cost was €100 to include four nights mooring, no water or electricity, not very secure to leave the boat for any length of time either, oil and dust everywhere, very noisy with cranes working through the night.

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