And so, after the usual traffic jam at the border, skippers have to prepare for traffic jams at marinas and town harbours on the Croatian Adriatic.
A photo, taken by SeaHelp rescue forces in front of the Mali Losinj town harbour on August 7, 2019, demonstrates what this looks like: Marina and town harbour were so crowded, that yachts were forced to anchor even before reaching the harbour entrance. Any vacant moorings? Wrong! This way or similar is the situation described in – or better – in front of many of the marinas. Among others, the ACI Marina Korcula is reported to be hardly able to keep up with this torrent of visitors.
Therefore, SeaHelp advises all skippers who are planning a tour off the Croatian coast in August to book a mooring in due time or, respectively, prior to putting into a marina or a town harbour, to inquire if there are still free capacities available. This avoids unnecessary waiting times.