Velji Lago

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Velji Lago
Port of Entry
42°45.418'N, 016°49.261'E Chart icon.png
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Yachts on Hotel Solitudo quay

The harbour of Velji Lago is situated at the W end of the island of Lastovo in Croatia. Formerly a military harbour, the quay at the SE end of Velji Lago bay - at the tiny settlement of Ubli — is now the ferry terminal as well as the temporary berth for visiting yachts clearing in or out of the country.

At the N end of the bay is the large Hotel Solitudo, which has developed the adjacent quay for visiting yachts, with around 20 laid moorings, water and electricity. Finally, at the NW corner is a perfectly sheltered cove, formerly used as a naval harbour, which offers a peaceful anchorage in all conditions. Shelter in the harbour is good in all but strong SW winds when there is an uncomfortable swell, but shelter can be found in these conditions in the NW cove.

The harbour is a good base for a visit to the town of Lastovo, the island's capita, along a hilly road 8 km E.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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

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Entry to Velji Lago is from the W side of Lastovo Island. There are several islets and shoals to be negotiated in the approach and careful attention to the chart is needed. Approaching from the S, the deep channel between Lastovo and Mrcara/wiki/Velji_Lago#MrcaraIsland icon Mrcara [[Velji Lago#Mrcara|Mrcara]] 42°45.594'N, 016°49.189'E can be used. Note that there is a shoal patch extending for some 200 metres off the headland at the S entrance to the bay. Depths in the entrance and over most of the bay are over 30 metres until close inshore.


The harbour of Ubli at the SE end of Velji Lago is a year round port of entry.


There are two main berthing options plus an anchorage:

Hotel Solitudo

Hotel Solitudo/wiki/Velji_Lago#Hotel_Solitudo
Harbour icon Hotel Solitudo [[Velji Lago#Hotel Solitudo|Hotel Solitudo]] 42°45.895'N, 016°49.354'E
At the hamlet of Pasadur at the N end of the bay, opposite the small islet of O. Mrcara/wiki/Velji_Lago#O._MrcaraIsland icon O. Mrcara [[Velji Lago#O. Mrcara|O. Mrcara]] 42°45.594'N, 016°49.189'E , lies the large and conspicuous Hotel Solitudo. The hotel is a short distance E of the road bridge that crosses the shallow channel separating the bay from the inlet of Mali Lago to the N. The quay in front of the hotel has been developed for visiting yachts and has around 20 mooring lines in depths of around 2.0 metres. There are water and electricity points along the quay. Shelter here is good in most conditions, although strong S winds cause an uncomfortable swell and you will need to be well pulled off the quay to avoid damage (especially if your draft is much over 1.5 metres). In these conditions, you are better off in the anchorage Jurjeva luka. The hotel provides toilets, restaurant, café/bar, sauna/jacuzzi and fitness centre.


Harbour icon Ubli [[Velji Lago#Ubli|Ubli]] 42°44.744'N, 016°49.459'E

At the settlement of Ubli at the SE end of the bay is a quay where a yacht can lie alongside temporarily while clearing in at the adjacent customs and immigration building. Depths on the quay are 4.0 - 5.0 metres.

Note: The ferries from Split and Dubrovnik use this quay as well as commercial vessels, so yachts are not allowed to linger here any longer than necessary to clear in or out.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Jurjeva luka

Jurjeva luka/wiki/Velji_Lago#Jurjeva_luka
Anchorage icon Jurjeva luka [[Velji Lago#Jurjeva luka|Jurjeva luka]] 42°45.853'N, 016°48.722'E
At the NW end of the bay is a small and perfectly sheltered cove which was formerly used as a naval base. It is possible to anchor here in complete seclusion (except for other yachts, of course) in depths of 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in mud, although some yachts have reported the ground is foul in parts with discarded remnants of the military occupation. If there is space, it is also possible to lie alongside the short quay on the N side of the entrance. Shelter in the inlet is good from all directions and very little swell enters even in strong winds.


Water Hotel Solitudo/wiki/Velji_Lago#.5B.5B.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.5D.5DWater icon Hotel Solitudo [[Velji Lago#Hotel Solitudo|Hotel Solitudo]] at the quay
Electricity Hotel Solitudo/wiki/Velji_Lago#.5B.5B.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.5D.5DElectricity icon Hotel Solitudo [[Velji Lago#Hotel Solitudo|Hotel Solitudo]] at the quay
Toilets In Hotel Solitudo
Showers N/A (Not Available)
Laundry None
Garbage Bins on the quays
Fuel INA station in Ubli/wiki/Velji_Lago#INA_station_in_.5B.5B.23Ubli.7CUbli.5D.5DFuel icon INA station in Ubli [[Velji Lago#INA station in Ubli|INA station in Ubli]] 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
Internet Wifi in Hotel Solitudo
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/wiki/Velji_Lago#.5B.5B.23Ubli.7CUbli.5D.5DProvisions icon Ubli [[Velji Lago#Ubli|Ubli]] Small grocery store.

Hotel Solitudo/wiki/Velji_Lago#.5B.5B.23Hotel_Solitudo.7CHotel_Solitudo.5D.5DProvisions icon Hotel Solitudo [[Velji Lago#Hotel Solitudo|Hotel Solitudo]] Minimarket.

Eating out

 /wiki/Velji_Lago#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Velji Lago# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.


  • Regular ferries to Split on the mainland from Ubli quay
  • Seasonal high-speed catamarans to Dubrovnik
  • Buses from Ubli to Lastovo Town


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

There are good walks from the Hotel Solitudo N along the W side of the beautiful inlet of Mali Lago to the N of the bay. Lastovo Town, a short taxi or bus ride away, 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.


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


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Also see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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