Lastovo island guide
For many years it was a military island and access has only been permitted to visiting yachts for the past 15 years. This fact, plus Lastovo’s relative remoteness, has preserved the island almost totally unspoilt. Since 2006 Lastovo and the surrounding islands have been included in the Croatian nature park Lastovsko Otocje. While yachts are permitted there is a daily charge per person for visiting.
The anchorage of Mali Lago is situated at the top of a winding inlet entered via a mile-long dogleg channel at the NW end of the island. There are several islets and shoal patches to be avoided on the W side of the entrance. The anchorage is at the top of the inlet in depths of 6.0 – 8.0 metres. Holding is good in sand, shingle and weed. The setting here is beautiful, with azure blue water and almost tropical vegetation. A shallow channel spanned by a road bridge connects Mali Lago with the larger inlet of Velji Lago to the S. Shelter in Mali Lago is excellent in all conditions. Restaurants are within walking distance.
The anchorage of Skrivena lies towards the SE end of the island. The bay is easily identified by a lighthouse on the headland S of the entrance and a red light structure on the peninsula on the N side. Skrivena is entered from SW and, once around the headland to port, offers perfect shelter in all conditions. Depths in the entrance are 6.0 – 8.0 metres and in the centre of the bay 15.0 metres. Anchor at the head of the bay in 8.0 – 10.0 metres. The holding is good in mud and weed. Alternatively berth on the pontoon of the restaurant called Porto Rosso on the W side of the bay, where there are laid moorings for 30 yachts. Depths here are around 2.5 – 4.0 metres. There is water and electricity on the pontoon. The restaurant has wi-fi, showers and a laundry. The charge for 14.9m in 2015 was 300kn. There is no obligation to eat in the restaurant. A taxi from Porto Rosso to the village of Lastovo costs 90Kn each way (June 2015).
The anchorage of Zaklopatica lies on the N side of Lastovo Island, in a small bay protected from N by an islet. The entrance channel is to the E of the islet and has depths of 7.0 metres. Shelter in the bay is good in all conditions except strong NE winds, which send in an uncomfortable swell. Anchor at the S end of the bay in 6.0 – 7.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. If you anchor in the north side, take a line back to the island. Alternatively there are several restaurants on the S shore of the bay which provide moorings on the quay for patrons in depths of 3.0 – 4.0 metres. Both Triton and the rather upmarket Augusta Insula Restaurant, provide water and electricity for patrons and also produce their own red and white wines.