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Slovenia only has 20 miles of coastline. On it are three marinas with good facilities.

EU member?



Not needed by EU citizens.

Ship’s papers

Ship’s registration papers.

Proof of insurance.

Ship’s radio licence.

Crew papers


Report to Customs?

Yes, must enter at a port of entry, and go straight to Customs. Main port of entry is Koper.

Other formalities

You will need to buy a boating permit (not expensive).


At all marinas.


At all marinas.

Shore power 220V AC

At all marinas.


Not known.

Camping Gaz

Not available.

Berthing fees

Expensive, due to proximity to Italy.


Slovene Tolar (100 stotin). Take supplies of cash in US dollars, Deutshmarks or Italian lire. Marinas likely to charge in DM.

Credit cards

Accepted in some places. Very few cashpoints, but can use to get cash at banks.


Can change in bank. Accepted in some shops and restaurants.

Travellers cheques

Take in sterling. Can be changed at banks.

Emergencies ­ VHF

Call on Ch 16. Port authorities coordinate rescue.

Emergencies ­ phone

Police 92

Ambulance 94

Road emergencies 987


Can be landed if have certificate of health from a vet.

Dialling code to UK

0044 then the number, omitting the first 0.

Telephone boxes

Most phone boxes have international dialling. Use phonecards, bought at post offices and petrol stations. You can also phone from post offices.

Weather forecasts

No VHF or broadcast services known at time of writing. See Italy and Croatia.


The RYA says insurance companies may be unwilling to provide green cards for Slovenia, as they may not be up-to-date with recent developments, but if pressed most will do so. Many Germans and Austrians trail boats to the coasts of Slovenia and Croatia.

British Embassy

4th Floor, Trg Republike 3, 1000 Ljubljana. Tel: 00386 1200 3910. Visit or e-mail

Tourist office in UK

Slovenian Tourist Board, 49 Conduit St, London W1R 9FB. Tel: 020 7287 7133. Visit or e-mail

Charts and books

Admiralty charts. Italian charts show more detail. Excellent Croatian Hydrographic Office charts. May be available in chandlers.

Adriatic Pilot. T and D Thompson. Imray.

Imray Mediterranean Almanac.


Slovene. Italian widely spoken.

September 2001


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