Bobovisca

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43°21.11′N, 16°27.78′E
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Bobovisca inlet from W
Yachts moored on Bobovisca quay
Bobovisca yacht quay (note swimming area to port)
Moorings in the N arm, Bobovisca

The small harbour of Bobovisca is located on the W coast of the island of Brac in Croatia, at the head of a narrow inlet which forks into two at its head. In the N arm is a quiet anchorage with around 20 mooring buoys for visiting yachts. In the S arm is the village proper, with quays around the shore of the inlet, another 20 mooring buoys and 10 laid moorings on the N shore suitable for visiting yachts. Shelter in the harbour is good in virtually all conditions, although a swell develops in strong W or SW winds. The harbour is a popular destination for cruising yachts and flotillas during the summer months.

Charts

British Admiralty
2712
Croatian charts
MK18
Imray
M26 (Split to Dubrovnik)

Weather

Diurnal winds among the islands are mostly moderate during the summer months, predominantly from NW and rarely exceeding force 4/5, although gusting is common in narrow channels between islands and on the lee side of headlands. At night, katabatic winds off the mountains affect some of the islands close to the mainland coast. During early spring and (especially) autumn conditions can be more unsettled, occasionally accompanied by violent thunderstorms - luckily of short duration - with winds of 30-35 knots or more and vicious, steep seas. In the winter the sudden, violent N wind off the mountains, the bora, is much to be feared, especially along the coast from Rijeka down to Zadar, although its effects can be felt as far south as Split.

Equally prevalent in winter - although not uncommon in summer - is the scirocco, a S/SE wind that blows up from North Africa, usually in advance of a depression moving E across the Mediterranean. Unlike the bora, the scirocco only occasionally exceeds gale force, but is still a phenomenon to be wary of, especially if on a lee coast.

For sources of weather forecasting, see Croatia.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

The approach to Bobovisca has no dangers, other than a fish farm around a mile offshore to the W. The inlet branches into two at its head; the village and harbour are in the S arm, an additional buoyed anchorage in the N arm. Note that there is a buoyed-off swimming area to port on entering the S arm. Depths in the entrance to the inlet are over 20.0 metres and along the quay in the S arm around 4.0 metres.

Entrance

Split is the nearest all-year round port of entry. During the summer, Hvar, Vis and, if arriving from N, Primosten on the mainland are also ports of entry.

Berthing

There are three main berthing options in Bobovisca.

Yacht Quay

Around ten visiting yachts can berth on the quay on the N side of the S arm, where there are laid moorings in depths of about 4.0 metres in front of the two restaurants. Maximum size that can be accommodated is around 13-14 metres, owing to the length of the mooring lines. These places fill up quickly during the season and a yacht must then use one of the mooring buoys in the S inlet or in the N arm. Shelter in the harbour is good on the quay in virtually all conditions, although a swell develops in strong W or SW winds. There are water and electricity points on the quay. Charges are as follows (2014): up to 10m: HRK 15 per metre; 10m-15m: HRK 20 per metre; 15m-20m: HRK 25 per metre; 20m-30m: HRK 30 per metre; over 30m: HRK 40 per metre.

S inlet mooring buoys

There are around 20 orange mooring buoys in depths of 4.0 - 5.0 metres to starboard in the approach to the harbour. The buoys are quite close together and it can be difficult to moor here if there is a strong crosswind. The buoys are equipped with lines, secured to mooring blocks near the shore, to secure your stern to prevent swinging. Shelter here is similar to the yacht quay. The charge for use of the buoys is 70 per cent of the charge on the quay.

N inlet mooring buoys

There are a further 20 orange mooring buoys in depths of 5.0- 6.0 metres in the N inlet, to port on entering the bay. Again, these buoys are quite close together and it can be difficult to moor here if there is a strong crosswind. These buoys are also equipped with lines, secured to mooring blocks near the shore, to secure your stern. Shelter here is good in most conditions, but less good than the S inlet in strong W or SW winds. The charge for use of the buoys is 70 per cent of the charge on the quay.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None. See entry for Milna.

Anchorages

If the harbour quay is full and all the buoys are taken, it is possible to anchor in the N arm, clear of the buoys, in depths of 5.0 – 6.0 metres. It may be advisable to take a line ashore if the inlet is busy. The charge for anchoring is 50 per cent of the charge on the quay.

Yacht Repairs and Services

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

No fuel berth. Water and electricity on the quay.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Bobovisca is a picturesque spot, its tiny inlet surrounded by old stone fishermen’s cottages. The parish church of St. George dates from the 17th century and on the hill above the village is the early medieval church of St. Martin.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Small provisions shop in the village.

Eateries

Two restaurants and a cafe ashore.

Internet/WiFi

At the cafe.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Car rental in the village.

Garbage Disposal

In the car park at the head of the inlet.

Transport

  • Daily ferries from Supetar to Split.
  • Buses to Supetar and other local destinations
  • Airport of Split with international flights

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

See Croatia.

References & Publications

See Croatia.

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