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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaPelješacTrpanj
43°00.637'N, 017°16.045'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.01061 | lon=17.267418 | zoom=15 | y

Trpanj lies on the W side of the Neretvanski Kanal, the channel between the mainland and the Peljesac Peninsula on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, around 11 miles NW of the small harbour of Drače and eight miles W of the commercial port of Ploče on the opposite side of the channel.

Trpanj is a popular holiday resort, boosted by a regular ferry service from Ploče, and has a harbour which offers good shelter in the prevailing winds.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The harbour of Trpanj consists of a long outer breakwater constructed either side of a rocky islet and a small inner harbour protected from W by an L-shaped breakwater. On the top of the island is a conspicuous statue of our Lady of the Sea which helps identify the harbour from distance. In the approach, note that there is an isolated shallow patch/wiki/Trpanj#shallow_patchDanger icon shallow patch [[Trpanj#shallow patch|shallow patch]] 43°00.680'N, 017°16.059'E with less than 4.0 metres over it about half a mile WNW of the harbour entrance. An approach from just E of due N avoids the patch. The harbour is entered from SW around the W end of the long breakwater. The breakwater has a light structure, Fl R 4 s on it. Beware of ferries leaving at speed as you round the breakwater.

The statue of Our Lady, Trpanj
Trpanj entrance from the SW


The inner harbour of Trpanj from NE

Trpanj Harbour

Trpanj Harbour/wiki/Trpanj#Trpanj_Harbour
Harbour icon Trpanj Harbour [[Trpanj#Trpanj Harbour|Trpanj Harbour]] 43°00.569'N, 017°15.956'E
The most sheltered position is on the quay at the S end of the inner harbour, 50 metres W of the ferry pier. Go stern/bows-to using your anchor. Depths along this quay are 3.0 - 5.0 metres. The depths decrease the closer you get to the ferry pier and are less than 2.0 metres on the E side of the pier. Alternatively, go stern/bows-to the breakwater, where there are depths of 7.0 - 8.0 metres. The shelter is less good here, especially with anything W in the wind, and you will need to use your dinghy to get ashore.
The waterfront of Trpanj

Marinas & Yacht Clubs





Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel Trpanj Harbour/wiki/Trpanj#.5B.5B.23Trpanj_Harbour.7CTrpanj_Harbour.5D.5DFuel icon Trpanj Harbour [[Trpanj#Trpanj Harbour|Trpanj Harbour]] Fuel station on the waterfront, but depths too shallow for most yachts
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet None
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals N/A


In the Town/wiki/Trpanj#In_the_TownProvisions icon In the Town [[Trpanj#In the Town|In the Town]] Supermarket and provisions shops.

Eating out

  • In the Town
 /wiki/Trpanj#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Trpanj# | ]] Several bars and restaurants.


  • Buses to local destinations.
  • Car ferry to Ploče.


Hillside above Trpanj

On a hill above the harbour is the remains of the Byzantine Gradina fortress. There are several interesting churches around the town, mostly dating from the 17th and 18the centuries.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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