Located on the northern shore of Hvar to the east of Starigrad, this marina gives excellent access to the northern side of this historic island, with its Roman, Greek and Illyrian history as well as its Medieval architecture and its 19th century Lavender industry.
Vrboska offers the chance to visit the northern shore of what is considered to be the most chic of the Dalmatian Islands. The towns of Vrboska, Jelsa (4 km to the east) and Starigrad (10km to the west) have all the style and interest of the chic Hvar Town, but without any of the false glitz that has driven the costs of a visit there endlessly upwards.
The town of Vrboska is located at the end of a long east-west inlet and provides excellent all-round shelter (though surges of up to 2 metres have been recorded when the Jugo blows). It is often the case that boats from Jelsa have to seek shelter here when winds get up.
The ACI Marina at the entrance of the inlet on the edge of the town and provides a good option if you require the full services and facilities of a marina. As ACI sites go this one is excellent, with friendly staff and good facilities - it is also reasonably priced - for a marina. However If full marina facilities are not a necessity then the Town Harbour (around 300m further up the inlet) is definitely better value at up to half of the price of the ACI facility.
Both the ACI and the Town Harbour staff will try to attract your attention and direct you towards a berth using whistles, so be certain you are heading to the facility you want to use.
Currently ACI Vrboska is listed as having 85 wet berths and 25 dry berths and offers a maintenance shop and a 5 ton crane amongst other facilities. There is apparently a proposal (summer 2009) to add another pontoon to the marina which is predicted to add a further 40+ berths to the site.
85 Water berths
25 Dry berths
Power and water (24 hours)
5 ton crane
Toilets and Showers
Shop (groceries and souvenirs) in Vrboska
Fuel (petrol and diesel) adjacent to the crane
VHF channel 17
Telephone (021) 774 018
Sunday, 10 February 2013
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