Dubrovnik is a fabulous old walled city and must not be missed.
We splurged and docked in the Komolac marina for one night so that we would not have to worry about the boat while we enjoyed Dubrovnik. We actually arrived at the marina very early in the morning, allowing us the full day in the city and a relaxed departure the next day before 2pm.
We caught a bus right outside the marina which cost Kn10 ($2) per person, each way.
Walking the ramparts around the city is a must. It cost Kn50 ($10) per person takes about 1-2 hours, and gives you a fabulous overview of the city.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 04-Oct-2009
Komolac River, Dubrovnik (Anchorage)
Although, on the whole, my wife and I enjoyed Croatia, one incident left a bitter taste in our mouths.
We were anchored downstream of the marina in the Komolac river, Dubrovnik, after checking in to customs etc and were enjoying happy hour aboard a friends yacht whom we had not seen since the Red Sea.
It was nearly dark and a fierce electrical storm was happening out side.
The harbour master approached in his boat and very rudely told us that we must leave immediately. We asked him why and his answer was' because I said so'. When asked where we could go safely in the storm he said' I don't care just go'
We asked if we could leave in the morning,'No you go now,' he was very rude.
One of the boats( there were 7)remarked about the cost of the marina the harbour masters answer was 'If you cannot afford the marina we do not want you in Croatia,' This was the rudest treatment we had received ever by an official and fortunately he was the only one we struck in our stay in Croatia however it did put a damper on our first days in Dubrovnik.
Incidentally one of the yachts send an email to the authorities whose reply stated that the harbour master had no authority to order us out and apologized for his rudeness.
We were not blocking the channel, nor were we in anyway disturbing the peace. We were 1 Canadian,2 Australian,2 New New Zealand and 2 American yachts All of us long term voyagers.
Despite that incident we found Croatia wonderful if not crowded, especially in August when all the Italians arrive
Terry Terry and Elaine [ Virgos Child ] 01-Aug-2007
Gruz Harbour is the official check in point for Dubrovnik.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 21-Feb-2009
Franje Tudmana Bridge (Bridge)
The old city (Point of Interest)
Komolac Marina (Marina)
We paid Kn372 per day (about €55) for 10 meters, which we thought was quite expensive at the time, but later found was actually the going rate throughout Croatia. We wanted to leave the boat in a secure place while we visited Dubrovnik.
On the bright side, the marina is very nice with all modern facilities and a nice swimming pool.
Checkout is at 2pm.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 04-Oct-2009
We heard someone on the dragnet describing a camping gas refill place up the road, somewhere behind the Ina petrol station outside the marina. About 150 yards up the road behind the Ina station on the left. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 04-Oct-2009
Can anyone clarify?
Fuel Dock (Fuel)
Bus to Dubrovnik (Bus)