You can reach Slovenia from neighbouring Italy and Croatia by fast passenger catamaran
. Vessels from foreign ports may only land at the ports of entry in Koper
in the summer season). This also applies to people arriving in Slovenia in sailing vessels, motor boats or yachts. Facilities for nautical tourists on Slovenia's coast include three modern marinas
and a yacht centre
where repairs can be carried out and supplies obtained.
Fast catamarans from Venice
Three fast catamarans operate in the summer season (April to the end of October) offering a once- to thrice-weekly service between Venice and Piran/Izola. The journey takes two and a half hours. - Prince of Venice
- Venezia Lines
Hydrofoil from Trieste, Poreč and Rovinj
From late April to late September there is a daily fast hydrofoil service between Trieste, Piran, Poreč and Rovinj.
- Trieste Lines
Cruises in the Adriatic and Mediterranean
Large cruise ships on Adriatic or Mediterranean cruises occasionally call at Koper, the largest town on Slovenia's Adriatic coast.
- Port of Koper Passenger Terminal
Arriving in Slovenia by sailing vessel, motor boat or yacht
Entry to Slovenia is only permitted at the ports of entry in Koper
from May to October). After mooring, the vessel, crew and passengers must be declared to the border authorities. The following documents are necessary for this:
- document on ownership of the vessel
- document proving that the skipper is qualified to manage the vessel
- personal identity documents of the passengers on the vessel
Marinas in Slovenia
Slovenia's Adriatic coast has three modern marinas
– in Portorož
. All of them are holders of the European Blue Flag
eco-label. Izola also has a dedicated yacht centre
offering technical supplies and assistance with repairs. Fuel for boats is available in all the marinas and there are also refuelling stations on the public jetties in Piran and Izola.
- Marina Portorož
- Marina Izola
- Marina Koper
Boat trips off the coast of Slovenia
Boat trips off the coast of Slovenia are available during the summer season. Large groups can book special boat trips with a personalised programme. Services include a choice of panoramic boat trips
. Some boat trips also include lunch on board
, allowing you to make a day of it.
Sailing boat hire
Sailing boats are available to hire at several locations on the coast. In order to hire a sailing vessel you need to hold the appropriate sailing licence or hire an experienced skipper