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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaLastovo
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Zaklopatica bay

Lastovo Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, 10 miles S of the island of Korčula and 60 miles NNE of the harbour of Vieste at the tip of the Gargano Peninsula in Italy. For many years it was a military island and access has only been permitted to visiting yachts for the past 15 years. This fact, plus Lastovo’s relative remoteness, has preserved the island almost totally unspoilt. Since 2006 Protected areas of Croatia Lastovo and the surrounding islands have been included in the Croatian nature park Lastovsko otočje/wiki/Lastovo#Lastovsko_oto.C4.8DjeWorld icon.png Lastovsko otočje [[Lastovo#Lastovsko otočje|Lastovsko otočje]] . While yachts are permitted there is a daily charge per person for visiting.

There is only one sizeable settlement on the island, that of Lastovo Town, defended by a hilltop castle. Most of the island’s economy was formerly based on agriculture, especially viticulture, and supplying the needs of the military personnel based there; today tourism is increasingly important. While one would not describe Lastovo as a ‘must see’ destination in the sense of other Croatian national parks, such as the Kornati archipelago or the bay of Telascica on Dugi Otok, the island has an understated charm and is a good stopping off point for a yacht arriving from or departing for the Italian coast. There is one main harbour, in the sheltered inlet of Luka Velji Lago, where there is a yacht quay and anchorage, plus additional sheltered anchorages at Mali Lago and Zaklopatica on the N side of the island and Skrivena Luka on the S side.

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The harbour of Ubli in Velji Lago is a year round port of entry. In April 2016, the harbour master only works Monday to Friday. The Police office is not always manned but there is a phone number on the door, and if you call, they will come to check you in/out within 15 minutes - or more.

The custom quay is the concrete quay under the flags with room for only one yacht. The small floating quay adjacent to it is for the seaplane service.


There are a total of four berthing options on the island, the main harbour of Velji Lago, which has a ‘mini marina’ at the hamlet of Pasadur operated by the island’s main hotel, Hotel Solitudo. In the former military port of Ubli a yacht can clear in or out. There is room on the quay opposite the customs quay for a single yacht to go alongside. You have to go right up to the end near the fuel station as the first five bollards are used by the high-speed ferry catamaran. Depth on this quay is about 4m. In Ubli there is a snug anchorage on its NW side; an anchorage at Mali Lago on the N side of the island (which is connected to Velji Lago by a shallow small craft channel); a further anchorage at the village of Zaklopatica, also on the N side; and finally a sheltered anchorage at the hamlet of Skrivena at the SE end of the island.


  • Velji LagoVelji Lago/wiki/Velji_Lago Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |

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See also Jurjeva luka in Velji Lago.

Mali Lago

Mali Lago/wiki/Lastovo#Mali_Lago
Anchorage icon Mali Lago [[Lastovo#Mali Lago|Mali Lago]] 42°46.077'N, 016°49.524'E

The anchorage of Mali Lago is situated at the top of a winding inlet entered via a mile-long dogleg channel at the NW end of the island. There are several islets and shoal patches to be avoided on the W side of the entrance. The anchorage is at the top of the inlet in depths of 6.0 - 8.0 metres. Holding is good in sand, shingle and weed. The setting here is beautiful, with azure blue water and almost tropical vegetation.

A shallow channel spanned by a road bridge connects Mali Lago with the larger inlet of Velji Lago to the S. Shelter in Mali Lago is excellent in all conditions. Restaurants are within walking distance.
Anchorage of Luka Skrivena


Anchorage icon Skrivena [[Lastovo#Skrivena|Skrivena]] 42°43.908'N, 016°53.294'E

The anchorage of Skrivena lies towards the SE end of the island. The bay is easily identified by a lighthouse on the headland S of the entrance and a red light structure on the peninsula on the N side. Skrivena is entered from SW and, once around the headland to port, offers perfect shelter in all conditions. Depths in the entrance are 6.0 - 8.0 metres and in the centre of the bay 15.0 metres. Anchor at the head of the bay in 8.0 - 10.0 metres. The holding is good in mud and weed.

Alternatively, berth on the pontoon of the restaurant called Porto Rosso on the W side of the bay, where there are laid moorings for 30 yachts. Depths here are around 2.5 - 4.0 metres. There is water and electricity on the pontoon. The restaurant has WiFi, showers and a laundry. The charge for 14.9m in 2015 was 300kn. There is no obligation to eat in the restaurant. A taxi from Porto Rosso to the village of Lastovo costs 90Kn each way (June 2015).
Anchorage of Zaklopatica


Anchorage icon Zaklopatica [[Lastovo#Zaklopatica|Zaklopatica]] 42°46.375'N, 016°52.527'E

The anchorage of Zaklopatica lies on the N side of Lastovo Island, in a small bay protected from N by an islet. The entrance channel is to the E of the islet and has depths of 7.0 metres. Shelter in the bay is good in all conditions except strong NE winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell. Anchor at the S end of the bay in 6.0 - 7.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. If you anchor in the north side, take a line back to the island.

Alternatively, there are several restaurants on the S shore of the bay which provide moorings on the quay for patrons in depths of 3.0 - 4.0 metres. Both Triton and the rather upmarket Augusta Insula Restaurant, provide water and electricity for patrons and also produce their own red and white wines.


Water Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5BVelji_Lago.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.2C_Velji_Lago.5D.5DWater icon Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago [[Lastovo#Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago|Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago]] at the quay

Skrivena/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5B.23Skrivena.7CSkrivena.5D.5DWater icon Skrivena [[Lastovo#Skrivena|Skrivena]] on the Porto Rosso pontoon

Zaklopatica/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5B.23Zaklopatica.7CZaklopatica.5D.5DWater icon Zaklopatica [[Lastovo#Zaklopatica|Zaklopatica]] Triton and Augusta Insula restaurants for their patrons

Electricity Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5BVelji_Lago.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.2C_Velji_Lago.5D.5DElectricity icon Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago [[Lastovo#Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago|Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago]] at the quay

Skrivena/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5B.23Skrivena.7CSkrivena.5D.5DElectricity icon Skrivena [[Lastovo#Skrivena|Skrivena]] on the Porto Rosso pontoon

Zaklopatica/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5B.23Zaklopatica.7C_Zaklopatica.5D.5DElectricity icon Zaklopatica [[Lastovo# Zaklopatica| Zaklopatica]] Triton and Augusta Insula restaurants for their patrons

Toilets In Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago and in Porto Rosso restaurant in Skrivena
Showers in 'Porto Rosso restaurant in Skrivena
Laundry in 'Porto Rosso restaurant in Skrivena
Garbage Bins on the quays
Fuel INA station in Ubli, Velji Lago/wiki/Lastovo#INA_station_in_.5B.5BVelji_Lago.23Ubli.7CUbli.2C_Velji_Lago.5D.5DFuel icon INA station in Ubli, Velji Lago [[Lastovo#INA station in Ubli, Velji Lago|INA station in Ubli, Velji Lago]] 42°44.658'N, 016°49.486'E at the Ubli quay of at SE end of bay (0600 - 2200)
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A (Not Available)
Internet Wifi in in 'Porto Rosso restaurant in Skrivena and in Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago
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


Ubli, Velji Lago/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5BVelji_Lago.23Ubli.7CUbli.2C_Velji_Lago.5D.5DProvisions icon Ubli, Velji Lago [[Lastovo#Ubli, Velji Lago|Ubli, Velji Lago]] Small grocery store.

Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago/wiki/Lastovo#.5B.5BVelji_Lago.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.2C_Velji_Lago.5D.5DProvisions icon Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago [[Lastovo#Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago|Hotel Solitudo, Velji Lago]] Minimarket.

Eating out

 /wiki/Lastovo#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Lastovo# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.
Porto Rosso/wiki/Lastovo#.27.27Porto_Rosso.27.27Eatingout icon Porto Rosso [[Lastovo#Porto Rosso|Porto Rosso]] restaurant with mooring.
Triton and Augusta Insula/wiki/Lastovo#.27.27Triton.27.27_and_.27.27Augusta_Insula.27.27Eatingout icon Triton and Augusta Insula [[Lastovo#Triton and Augusta Insula|Triton and Augusta Insula]] restaurants with mooring.



Lastovo Town in its natural amphitheatre
Lastovo’s unique Poklad festival

Lastovo Town is an atmospheric place, with narrow alleys lined with old stone houses climbing up the steep slopes of a natural amphitheatre. Practically every square metre that is not built on is cultivated and the village is enveloped with vineyards and vegetable plots. The main 16th century church of Sts Cosman and Damien is well worth a visit and is filled with paintings and artifacts. A unique tradition on the island is the Poklad (Shrove Tuesday) festival, at the culmination of which the population celebrates the memory of the treatment meted out to the messenger of Catalan pirates demanding the island’s surrender. A dummy is lowered down a long rope, with fireworks exploding under its feet, before finally being burned in the town square amidst much merrymaking. How the original messenger responded to this treatment is not recorded.


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