Nautics & Sailing

The Bay of Piran is a great starting point for sailing and cruising around the Adriatic, as well as for exploring the interior of Slovenia. The coast region enraptures nautical guests with its friendly ports, attractive destinations in their hinterland, and the nearby karst region with its unique points of interest.

On the Slovene coast of the Adriatic Sea, there are modern marinas in Portorož, Koper, and Izola, where there is also a special yachting center devoted to technical services in the shipyard. All the marinas supply fuel, and there are fuel pumps located on the public piers in Piran and Izola. On the Slovene coast, the sea border crossing points in Koper and Piran are open year-round, and the border post in Izola operates from May to October.

Slovenia boasts the largest international nautical salon on the Adriatic: Internautica, which attracts numerous exhibitors to Portorož from Slovenia and abroad every May.

The Bay of Piran attracts sailing enthusiasts. Yachts and sailboats rental is possible all along the coast. Proof of sailing qualifications is necessary, but yachts can also be hired together with an experienced captain. There are several sailing schools on the coast as well as yacht excursions. Many Slovene lovers of the sea acquired their first sailing experience on lakes in the clubs that organize courses for captains, navigation courses, and sailing-schools far from the coast...

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