Otok Hvar: Sucuraj
Located on the southern shore of Hvar right at the eastern end of the island, Sucuraj is a busy little fishing and ferry port. Ferries depart here hourly during the day for the town of Drevnik on the mainland, plying back and forth constantly (departing every 2 hours or so) bringing cars and foot passengers to Hvar.
This is not a regular stop for yachts so the facilities are limited, however this is one of its charms. Mooring is against a wooden pier just beyond the ferry jetty in the middle harbour. Here the helpful harbour mistress will direct you to moor ‘alongside’ in between 2.5-3m of water. Be sure to have plenty of fenders out as the rubber ‘bumpers’ on the pier will protect your hull but are apt to leave marks on it.
Generally you will be encouraged as far up (west) the pier as possible as local excursion boats drop off and pick up at the eastern end. You will need all your lines here for springs and mooring, a habit easily forgotten in the Adriatic world of lazylines and mooring stern to. There is power and water on this pier with access to temporary public toilets behind the ferry terminal.
There is some mooring in the outer harbour against the concrete harbour wall just inside the harbour entrance. These moorings are stern too, but have no power and water and look exposed not only to the weather but also to the wake of the ferry as it passes this basin to reach its jetty in the middle harbour.
While shelter is reasonable in a easterly or south-easterly an uncomfortable surge may develop in the harbour.
Space on the east side of the middle harbour is for the larger fishing boats and overnight mooring for local excursion boats. The inner harbour shallows quickly and is probably inaccessible to most charter yachts.
This is a handy stop over point for those going from the west end of Hvar, Brac or Split towards Korcula and points to the south, and for those coming from Korcula towards the north. Though frequently passed by we would advocate taking the time to look into the little harbour. The town itself has a number of nice bars, ice cream parlours and restaurants, there are some good beaches several small supermarkets, a bank and a generally relaxed and airy feel: everything needed to make a stopover worthwhile.
Middle Harbour pier - power and water
Outer Harbour wall - no services
Shops including supermarkets in the town
Harbour Master : +385 (0)21 773 228
Health Centre +385 (0)21 773 210
Jadrolina Ferry Terminal Office +385 (0)21 773 433
Police: +385 (0)21 741 033 (Hvar Town)
Sunday, 24 April 2011
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