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Location

This long, thin island is a very popular tourist destination. It is well known for its lavender and rosemary.

Position 43°10.2'N, 16°26.7'E (Hvar harbour).

Clearance

Hvar and Stari Grad are both summer Ports of Entry.

Docking

Hvar Harbour is very popular and as a result the inner harbour gets very congested. Anchoring off is often the best solution. Yachts can anchor off the Borovac Islands off Hvar (43 09.61N 16 25.0E) for free and dinghy into Hvar town. Lots of traffic and poor holding can be a problem here.

An alternative is to use the marina at Palmizana and cross to Hvar using the water taxi (operates from June to August).

There is a coin operated laundrette in Hvar town. It is situated by the public toilets on the road from the harbour, very near to the bus station

There are many anchorages and several other harbours around the island. Apart from Hvar Harbour, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Vrboska all offer good berthing. The latter place has a marina.

Last updated August 2011.

ACI Marina Palmizana
HR 21450 Hvar, Pakleni Otoci, Croatia , (open April to mid October) , 43°09,8’ N 16°23,8’ E
Tel:+385 21 744 995 - GSM +385 98 398-853 Fax:+385 21 744 985 ,VHF Channel 17
Opening hours: April to end October
Situated in the Palmizana Cove on the island of St Klement southwest of the town of Hvar.
All facilities, launderette, WiFi, bar/restaurant, mini-market, money exchange and small workshop. Good shelter. Water taxi to Hvar.
ACI Marina Vrboska
HR- 21463 Vrboska , Croatia
Tel:+385 21 774-018 Fax:+385 21 774-144 ,VHF Channel 17
Opening hours: open all year.
This marina is tucked into a cove on northern shores of Hvar.
All facilities, laundry, WiFi, restaurant, currency exchange, fuel berth. Repair/servicing workshop, 5 ton crane. Provision close by.
Hvar Waterfront
Hvar Harbour, Otok Hvar
Tel:+385 091 527 4252
Approximately 20 berths on one of the most popular waterfronts on the Adriatic. Always chaotically overcrowded berths have moorings, electricity and water, toilets and showers. Max depth 4m.

svgoldenglow
svgoldenglow says:
Oct 02, 2016 11:27 AM

Hvar harbor was extremely crowded - and noisy at night - in July/August 2016. We anchored, much more pleasantly and peacefully, in the Pakleni archipelago just off Hvar. The bay one or two west of the Stari Stani is very pleasant, much cleaner and quieter than that bay where there are several bars and restaurants, a multitude of charter boats and other cruisers all anchored in close proximity to one another. Holding was good. The bay is narrow requiring med-mooring.

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