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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaSlano
42°47.110'N, 017°53.210'E Chart icon.png
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The inlet of Slano from N

The deep and sheltered inlet of Slano lies 13 nM NW of the entrance to the harbour of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast of Croatia and 2 nM NE of the island of Šipan. The inlet is a useful overnight anchorage for yachts on passage to and from Dubrovnik or seeking shelter in northerly winds. Visiting yachts have the choice of anchoring at the top of the bay off the hamlet of Slano or, if there is space, berthing stern/bows-to the quay of the village. Shelter in the inlet is good, although strong SW winds send in an unpleasant swell and can make the quay at Slano untenable.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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There are no hazards in the approach to the inlet of Slano. A light structure on the NW headland at the entrance to the inlet is visible from some distance. There are shoal patches extending off the headlands on both sides and a yacht should not pass too close on entry.


There is room for 6-8 yachts on the quay

Town quay

Town quay/wiki/Slano#Town_quay
Harbour icon Town quay [[Slano#Town quay|Town quay]] 42°47.128'N, 017°53.299'E

The best place to moor (except in southerly winds) is stern/bows-to the quay of the settlement of Slano at the NE head of the inlet. The quay can be identified by the green light structure on its S end. The S end of the quay is reserved for fishing boats mooring alongside, but the N end (the part extending for 50 metres S from the small fast food cafe) has been equipped with eight laid moorings (not there in July 2015, but maybe being relaid) and —better still —this section has now been dredged to 3.5 - 4 metres all along its length. Water and electricity are available on request. The mooring charge is not cheap, however. In June 2014 it was 273 kuna for 13 metres plus 70 for electricity and 30 for water. Shelter here is good in all but strong SW winds, which send in a heavy swell and make the quay untenable.

There is also a spanking new section of quay S of the green light structure which looks very tempting BUT at present (June 2014) depths are barely 2.0 metres alongside and there are numerous small craft moorings to snag one's prop. If they dredged it, removed the mooring buoys and installed laid lines it could add a further 10-15 stern-to berths here, but in the meantime it is only suitable for shallow draft vessels and dinghies.
Sums it up really…
The new quay is only suitable for shallow draft vessels

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

View of ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano

ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano

ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano/wiki/Slano#ACI_marina_.22Veljko_Barbieri.22_Slano
Marina icon ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano [[Slano#ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano|ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" Slano]] 42°47.000'N, 017°53.261'E

The marina has 193 berths for yachts up to 25 m long. Facilities include: reception with an exchange office, swimming pool, restaurant, toilet and shower facilities with separate facilities for disabled people, launderette, rent-a-bike & car, boat repair service, wellness corner (only during summer months), and Wi-Fi internet access.

[email protected]; Tel: +385 (20) 441 721; Fax: +385 (75) 801 809; Mobile: +385 (99) 478 8059 ; VHF channel 17
Address: Slanica 2, 20232 Slano, Croatia
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing


Anchorage at Banja in Slano inlet

Banja Bay

Banja Bay/wiki/Slano#Banja_Bay
Anchorage icon Banja Bay [[Slano#Banja Bay|Banja Bay]] 42°46.545'N, 017°52.922'E
Alternatively, anchor off the village of Slano in 8.0 - 10.0 metres clear of the moorings and the buoyed-off swimming area of the Admiral Hotel. The holding is excellent in mud and shelter good in all but strong SW winds. Another anchorage is the bay of Banja at the SE end of the inlet, where depths are around 10.0 - 12.0 metres and the holding is good in mud. Shelter here is less good in northerly winds, but better than Slano in southerlies. The bay to the W of the entrance with the large hotel has very poor holding and is unsuitable for anchoring.


Anchorage icon Grgurici [[Slano#Grgurici|Grgurici]] 42°46.938'N, 017°52.649'E

The bay on the west called Grgurici has two restaurants. One has its own quay with electricity and water. The owner comes out on his jet ski as one motors into the bay of Slano. He assures you that the depth is "OK" for a 15 metres yacht with 2.1 m draft but in fact, it is barely 2 metres. --Zebahdy of London

The bay to the W of the entrance with the large hotel has very poor holding and is unsuitable for anchoring.


Water At the Marina/wiki/Slano#At_the_.5B.5B.23ACI_marina_.22Veljko_Barbieri.22_Slano.7CMarina.5D.5DWater icon At the Marina [[Slano#At the Marina|At the Marina]] On every berth

In the Town quay/wiki/Slano#In_the_.5B.5B.23Town_quay.7CTown_quay.5D.5DWater icon In the Town quay [[Slano#In the Town quay|In the Town quay]] (at a price)

Electricity At the Marina/wiki/Slano#At_the_.5B.5B.23ACI_marina_.22Veljko_Barbieri.22_Slano.7CMarina.5D.5DElectricity icon At the Marina [[Slano#At the Marina|At the Marina]] On every berth

In the Town quay/wiki/Slano#In_the_.5B.5B.23Town_quay.7CTown_quay.5D.5DElectricity icon In the Town quay [[Slano#In the Town quay|In the Town quay]] (at a price)

Toilets In the Marina
Showers In the Marina
Laundry In the Marina
Garbage Bins in the Marina and on the S end of the Town quay
Fuel N/A (Not Available)
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs Marina/wiki/Slano#.5B.5B.23ACI_marina_.22Veljko_Barbieri.22_Slano.7CMarina.5D.5DService icon Marina [[Slano#Marina|Marina]] Some repairs
Internet WiFi in Marina & free on Town quay from Hotspot Croatia
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 In Marina/wiki/Slano#In_.5B.5B.23ACI_marina_.22Veljko_Barbieri.22_Slano.7CMarina.5D.5DCar icon In Marina [[Slano#In Marina|In Marina]] Car & bicycle rentals


In the Town/wiki/Slano#In_the_TownProvisions icon In the Town [[Slano#In the Town|In the Town]] Supermarket and minimarket.

Eating out

 /wiki/Slano#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Slano# | ]] Restaurant.
  • In the Town
 /wiki/Slano#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Slano# | ]] Three restaurants and two cafe/bars.


Buses to Dubrovnik.


Slano still bears a few scars from the war of independence

The village of Slano sits in pleasant surroundings, although it is still to an extent recovering from the destructive effects of the Croatian War of Independence when it was heavily shelled. The village’s Franciscan church has some early Christian sarcophagi on display in front of the church.


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


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


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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