Originally Posted by D&D
We're in the process of organizing a bareboat
over there now and we've never been there before. So could you possibly give us a little guidance in terms of actual costs for things like moorage and restaurants...? ...and perhaps also the highlight spots of your time there?? Please...
I'd be happy to tell you what I know, but I'm sure there are more informed people who have spent more time there.
Moorage costs vary depending on whether you're anchored, on a mooring
or med moored to a quay. This is the website for the company that runs most (but not all) of the marinas
, there is a price
list for each site on this site:
Our experience was that a mooring
ball was roughly $20 US/night and going alongside was $40-50 US w/ power+water, which wasn't optional.
I think that varies a bit depending on where you go.
One anchorage had a very grumpy harbor authority that charged us $20 US to anchor
. I was angry about it, but it was too late to move anywhere else without making an adventure out of it.
We went to Trogir, Milna, Stari Grad, Hvar, and Vis. Trogir was where we left from and was great, though busy. Milna was our first island and was very nice but pretty sleepy, we anchored a few miles away at night. Stari Grad was great and I recommend it. We stayed on a mooring in the harbor. Good walking, great atmosphere and average prices for a waterfront sort of place.
In Hvar we anchored for the day, we were planning on med mooring to the quay but it was full, there aren't many berths alongside there. But then the Bora was coming and the harbor authority asked us to leave if we were staying the night. The quay and all mooring balls were taken, and he said the anchorage is no good for the bora, so we went to a marina without much charm a few miles to the SW.
We anchored is Vis for two nights and had a great time scootering around the island. I think anchoring
was $10 US, but I'm a little hazy now. It's certainly possible to anchor
for free every night, but if you want to be closer to the action it is easier to pay the fee for some, but not all, places.
Waterfront restaurants were pricy. With the exchange it was something like $20 US and up for an average seafood entree, though you could certainly do it for less if you keep it simple. Inland a few blocks saves you some money
for sure. Also we drove around for week after chartering and food off the coast was quite inexpensive. I think the charter industry has really driven up prices in some areas.
Gotta go, let me know if you have more specific questions. I hope I helped!