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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaMljetOkuklje
42°43.590'N, 017°40.510'E Chart icon.png
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Okuklje harbour from SE

The harbour of Okuklje lies on the NE coast of the island of Mljet in Croatia, four miles WNW of the easternmost tip. It is situated at the head of a ‘J-shaped’ inlet, the head of which offers virtually all-around protection. As the closest of the island’s harbours to Dubrovnik, Okuklje gets very busy during the peak summer months and its berthing options of restaurant quays, mooring buoys and small anchorage are soon taken up. Yachts visiting during peak periods should allow time to continue to the anchorage of U. Prozura or the harbour of Sobra if Okuklje is full to bursting.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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

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There are no hazards in the immediate approach to Okuklje. Depths in the harbour entrance are 10.0 -12.0 metres and in the harbour itself 4.0 - 6.0 metres. In the centre of the harbour, just E of the mooring buoys is a large rock/wiki/Okuklje#large_rockDanger icon large rock [[Okuklje#large rock|large rock]] 42°43.573'N, 017°40.220'E with a red beacon on it.

Warning: There are several other dangerous rocks inshore of the beacon to the SW and this area should be avoided.


Korčula (town) or Dubrovnik are the nearest year-round ports of entry.


Restaurant quay at Okuklje

Yachts visiting Okuklje have two berthing options, both of which probably necessitate eating ashore:

Restaurant quays

Restaurant quays/wiki/Okuklje#Restaurant_quays
Harbour icon Restaurant quays [[Okuklje#Restaurant quays|Restaurant quays]] 42°43.624'N, 017°40.264'E
The quay on the N and E side of the inlet has moorings for about 20 yachts laid by the restaurants ashore. Depths at the quay are 4.0 - 5.0 metres. Obviously, if you use the moorings, you eat in the restaurant that provides them. Water and electricity can be connected at most of the moorings (there may be an additional charge) - except at the first one, belonging to Maestral restaurant (the restaurant is located on the S side of the bay, a 10 mins walk from its moorings, the food is delicious and service is great).

Mooring buoys

Mooring buoys/wiki/Okuklje#Mooring_buoys
World icon.png Mooring buoys [[Okuklje#Mooring buoys|Mooring buoys]] 42°43.586'N, 017°40.170'E
There are a number of mooring buoys laid just W of the rock with the beacon on it. These should be approached from the N side to avoid the other rocks inshore. Depths at the buoys are 5.0 - 6.0 metres. Most of the buoys are owned by one or other of the restaurants, so you must be prepared to eat ashore if you pick one up.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



E of the red beacon

E of the red beacon/wiki/Okuklje#E_of_the_red_beacon
Anchorage icon E of the red beacon [[Okuklje#E of the red beacon|E of the red beacon]] 42°43.567'N, 017°40.267'E
If the quays and mooring buoys are full, it is possible with care to anchor in the entrance to the bay to the E of the rock with the red beacon. You will be anchoring in depths of 8.0 - 10 metres here. However, the holding is patchy and anchoring is not recommended in unsettled weather. Shelter here is adequate in most conditions, but poor in N and NE winds.


Electricity Restaurant quays/wiki/Okuklje#.5B.5B.23Restaurant_quays.7CRestaurant_quays.5D.5DElectricity icon Restaurant quays [[Okuklje#Restaurant quays|Restaurant quays]] 42°43.624'N, 017°40.264'E at some of the restaurant quays
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Limited. Take it with you
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in the restaurant "Maestral" (free)
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


N quay/wiki/Okuklje#N_quayProvisions icon N quay [[Okuklje#N quay|N quay]] 42°43.638'N, 017°40.272'E Small provisions shop.

Eating out

Maestral/wiki/Okuklje#.27.27Maestral.27.27Eatingout icon Maestral [[Okuklje#Maestral|Maestral]] The jetty of the restaurant is found immediately on the right when entering the bay. Ten yachts can tie up to the moorings and there are two buoys in the bay. The family restaurant, now run by the third generation, is located on the opposite the S shore 10 minutes on foot from the pier. A transfer by dinghy is possible. On the roofed restaurant terrace grilled sardines, goat cheese, mussels from Sobra, Scampi buzara, a brodetto of scorpionfish, risotto and, if pre-ordered, octopus or lamb Peka are served. For dessert, the chocolate soufflé is noteworthy, amongst others. The cook is the son, who studies at the gastronomic academy. Open 1300 - 2400 from 1 April to 1 November. Wifi. --Luksa2.

Maran/wiki/Okuklje#.27.27Maran.27.27Eatingout icon Maran [[Okuklje#Maran|Maran]] The next jetty after that of Maestral, the one with red bollards, belongs to a Swiss-Croatian family. Nothing in the menu reminds of the proprietor's ancestry: the food is standard Croatian fare, of good quality, but there's a proper coffee machine there, that makes proper espresso. There's Wifi and electricity free of charge (if you eat there), and water for an additional charge (0.5 kn per l). --Dimrub.

 /wiki/Okuklje#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Okuklje# | ]] There are several restaurants around the bay, most with their own moorings.




Little to do except eating.


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)


See also Croatia.


See Croatia.


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