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Port of Entry
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Burgas or Bourgas or Burgaz (Bulgarian: Бургас, pronounced: [burˈɡas]) is isBulgaria's largest port and the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, with a population of 200,271 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre.


See Bulgaria.


See Bulgaria.


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The approach to Burgas is straight forward and its breakwater can be easily seen from a distance.

Call the Port Authories on VHF channel 11 on approach.


Burgas is a port of entry to Bulgaria. Moor at Quay 6 for clearance. The formalities are performed here and are straightforward. The ships papers may be retained by the Harbourmaster.

The Port Control Office is situated on the 8th. floor of the tower with the radar antenna, by the dock gates. (NOTE: No lift after 3rd floor!). You must go here for departure clearance.

After clearance, a yacht can move to the yacht club.


You can either moor at the Yacht Club or at an anchorage behind the commercial port.

Warning: While the harbor provides good shelter it can be uncomfortable due the wakes of the large commercial vessels.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Yacht Club Port Bourgas

The Yacht Club is immediately to starboard after passing the lighthouse at the entrance to the commercial harbor. Cruisers report that the moorings are in a poor state and generally for smaller yachts (no more than 12m). It may be advisable to drop your own anchor and back to the quay, but stand well off as wash from passing commercial traffic and swell can cause problems.

The club provides water, electricity, toilets and showers. Charges are based on sq.m (LOA x beam) and on a "day" starting at midnight. So a 1 night stay will be charged as 2 days. Ask about marine supplies and repair.

Harbour office

Phone: +359 56 822302
Fax: +359 56 822302 / 840124
Email: office@yachtclubportbourgas.org
Web: http://www.yachtclubportbourgas.org/
Address: 1, Alexander Batenberg Street, Burgas 8000, Bulgaria


There is an anchorage behind the commercial port. A few local boats moor here and it offers good shelter. The bottom is mud and good holding. You are closer to town and you do not have to walk through the port.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.


  • The dock is used as a boatyard where repairs and boat building take place. Most repairs would be possible. Ask at the yacht club for further details and possible haul out.
North Sails Bulgaria
Phone: +359 52 712345
Fax: +359 52 712300
Email: dimitar.panayotov@northsails.com
Web: http://www.bg.northsails.com
Address: LZ Yachting Bulgaria EOOD , Passengers Terminal floor 1 , Varna 9000, Bulgaria

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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At the yacht club
At the yacht club

Things to do Ashore


Lake Burgas

The Burgas Wetlands are highly recognized for their significance to biodiversity and as a resource pool for various products utilized by people.

  • Lake Burgas is Bulgaria's largest lake and situated in the middle of the city
  • The Atanasovo Lake is one of the two saltwater lakes in the Black Sea region and contains rare and representative examples of wetland habitats
  • There is an archaeological museum

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Provisions on a shopping mall at Aleksandrovska Street


  • On Aleksandrovska Street




Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



  • Domestic airport
  • Railway station
  • Ferry terminal
  • Bus station


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


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References & Publications

See Bulgaria.


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