Hvar Town


Sailors approaching Hvar from the north (Split/Brac) and northwest (Primosten and Solta) make land fall between Rt. Pelegrin and Stari Grad, from Korcula heading generally towards either Sucuraj or Hvar Town, or from Vis primarily towards Hvar Town. Approaches from Korcula are the longest though event the journey to Vrboska from Korcula Town (around 40nm) is achievable in a long day.

Generally Hvar is a long island with few great stops on its north or south shores at its eastern end so planing carefully is important. However it is gifted with two excellent ACI marinas at Palmizana and Vrboska, at the island’s west end and great harbours at Hvar Town, Stari Grad, Vrboska and Jelsa to the west and Sucaraj to the east (definitely worth a visit).

Options for mooring around Hvar Town boil down to the busy anchorage and harbour of the town itself or in the Pakleni immediately to the south of the town. There are numerous anchorages within striking distances of the town and many of the islands also run ‘water taxis’ (more like buses as they leave at the driver’s pleasure not the customers) to and from Hvar Town harbour. Anchorages on St Klement (the larges of the Pakleni) include Uvala Vinogradisce and Uvala Stari Stana (not marked on this map) both of which are close to the taxi service that runs from ACI Palmizana.

For those that want power and water and cannot get into the harbour at Hvar Town then the only real option is to head to the ACI Palmizana on St Klement. There you will find a full service wet berth marina and regular water taxis to the town which take between 10-25 minutes to make the crossing and run both directions late into the night.


  1. 1.Hvar Town - reviews are on the Hvar Town Harbour page. (Photos)               


5. ACI Palmizana - reviews are on the ACI Palmizana page (Photos)                       


2. Hvar Town - be the first to review this anchorage. (Photos)

3. Uvala Stipanska - reviews are on the Stipanska Anchorage page. (Photos)    

4. Marinkovacs - be the first to review this Anchorage. (Photos)                     

  1. 6.Uvala Vinogradisce reviews are on the Stipanska Anchorage page. (Photos)  


8. Fuel Berth (Hvar Town)

  1. 5.Water Taxi to Hvar Town

  2. 1.Water Taxi to ACI Palmizana

  3. 7.Boat Yard with crane and slip - Mala Garska

Review another service, harbour, or anchorage around Hvar Town


Harbour Master : +385 (0)21 741 007

Port of Entry: +385 (0)21  741 100

Police: +385 (0)21 741 033

Health Centre +385 (0)21 741 111



A - Ferry Quay - no mooring here

B - Tour/Excursion boat mooring

C - Visiting Yacht Quay. Follow directions from harbour master

D - Port of Entry Quay

E - Bank

F - Post Office

G - Mooring buoys, some anchoring in outer rode?

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