Hopa

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Hopa
Port of Entry
41°24.820'N, 041°25.790'E Chart icon.png
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View of Hopa from the West
Plan of Hopa Harbor

Hopa is the Turkish port closest to the Turkey - Georgia border.

Charts

BA
2214 The Euxine or Black Sea
2236 Tirebolu to Tuapse
1279 Hopa
NIMA
55105 Eastern Part of the Black Sea
Turkey
142 Trabzon - Pazar
1431 Hopa

Weather

See Turkey.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

  • Hopa Harbor Authority - VHF channels 16 &, 12

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approaches to Hopa are straightforward.

Entrance

Although Hopa is a port of entry into Turkey its officials are not very familiar in clearing private yachts. It is advisable, if convenient to stop in Rize, about 30 nM west of Hopa, and clear formalities there.

Berthing

Ports

Hopa Harbor

The harbor provides excellent all weather shelter.

You are not allowed here to anchor off as in most Turkish Black Sea harbors. The best protection is on southernmost corner. Moor either alongside, if there is room, or go stern-to or bow-to (you will have to anchor).

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water There is a tap at the toilet in the central quay
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Diesel can be delivered, ask at the Ofisi filling station, 500 m SW of the harbor
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

  • Several food stores with basic provisions
  • There is an open market on Mondays and Fridays

Eating out

  • A few restaurants

Transportation

  • Busses to other cities
  • Dolmus (shared vans) within the town

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

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

References & Publications

See Turkey & the Black Sea.

Comments

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