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Update History

April 2017: Docking updated with feedback from Suzette.
June 2015: Update from http://www.sarandasummertours.com.
July 2014: Confirmation on docking and clearance from Irene Cop.
September 2013: Clearance updates from Ali Brown.

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swest
swest says:
May 06, 2017 02:46 PM

We recently stayed overnight in Vlore. Around 80 euros again for the pleasure. We did tie up against a tug for the night with no facilities, but this was expected. The town is not pretty, but has supermarkets for supplies.
Was quite secure after the enterprising little sea urchins tried us for money/chocolate/biscuits in that order.
As we did not have time to go down to Orikum, it was sufficient and we would stay there again if need be. Suezette "Q"

anky
anky says:
Mar 29, 2017 05:47 PM

We payed in vlore's harbour even if we didn't stay for one night, on the top of the clearance 60 euros we had to pay 10 euros plus 15 for the service of the travel agent. Got to pay again the clearance in durres three days later plus not only the travel agent but the harbour master 25 euros. The marina is 32 euros per night and the manager tells us that the water is not drinkable! We did drink it and it was very fine but that tells how he sees us!

Ali BROWN
Ali BROWN says:
Aug 09, 2015 01:43 PM

We went from Durres direct to Marina Orikum without calling at Vlores ((after speaking to Luigi at the marina) He did all the agency work himself. We tried to call Vlores harbour to advise them as we were passing but got no reply. Marina is excellent and very secure.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 30, 2015 02:04 PM

Posted on behalf of Tony Olin:
On approach to Vlore we went into the old military port on the island of Sazant. The port looks derelict, we were chased off by some very aggressive soldiers, we then proceeded to the ferry port of Vlore and anchored off in 5m off the east pier - no need of agent if you don't tie up or go ashore.
There are two other ports to the NW of Vlore, one is the oil terminal, the other an old fishing port that has less than 1.5m of water at the entrance, neither are suitable for sailing vessels.
The marina at Orikum is a few miles to the SE. Beware of the shallow waters around this area which is badly marked.

Irene Cop
Irene Cop says:
Jun 15, 2015 03:41 PM

Vlore port, vhf 16 and 12 - Orikum Marina vhf ch 15

Irene Cop
Irene Cop says:
Jul 21, 2014 09:52 AM

Entente channel to Marina is 2.7-3.0 m deep. The manager is Luigi, an Italian

Irene Cop
Irene Cop says:
Jul 21, 2014 09:50 AM

Marina Orikum is not ant clearance from/to abroad. You need first to pass either Sarande, Vlore main Port, Durres or Shengjin.
If you visit the Marina, you will just have to pay for the berthing, do not pay any further agent/clearance fees. They are known to try it very often.

Irene Cop
Irene Cop says:
Jul 21, 2014 09:47 AM

Triport doesn't accept ant yacht.

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