Once you pass the islet of Host and its lighthouse, you enter the mile-long Sveti Juraj Vis Harbour, a wide haven, well known since classical times. Although the harbour is exposed to N and NE winds, you can find shelter even in those conditions in the coves of Stonca, Sveti Juraj and Veli Mir on Prirovo peninsula. There are many berths available on various waterfronts and piers, and most of the bay is suitable for anchoring, so you can always find a spot there, even when the bay is very crowded.
Most of the berths intended for sailors, around sixty of them, are on the part of the waterfront at Luka. The whole waterfront there is equipped with moorings and water and electricity connections. The depths along the waterfront are mostly between 3.5 and 3.6 m. The moorings are strong and anchored far from the shore, so they can easily accommodate even 20-metre boats. The small customs pier and seasonal maritime border crossing are also located on this part of the shore. The berths at Luka are quite safe. Your stay may be uncomfortable there during the bura, but there is no real danger. The reception building, where the fees for using berths can be paid, is located close to the waterfront, in the small street behind the first row of houses. The toilet and shower facilities used by sailors are located next to the reception building.
The berths in the other part of Vis Harbour, called Kut, are the best choice during the jugo and easterly winds. In these winds, the entire part of the bay will be completely calm. They are also safe during the bura or the maestral. Your stay will be least comfortable during the tramontana or bura blowing directly from the north. This waterfront was extended last year and now has enough space for around 40 boats, if they are packed together quite tightly. The depth along the waterfront is between 2 and 4 m. All the berths are equipped with moorings and water and electricity connections. The reception where fees are paid is right next to the waterfront. It also houses a tourist agency, with bicycles and scooters for rent, as well as other tourist services. The toilet and shower facilities at Kut should be finished in time for the 2015 tourist season. There are around 40 buoys anchored between the waterfronts at Luka and Kut, and anchoring is also possible in Stonca Cove and by Prirovo peninsula.
Vis is a small town with a rich history and exceptional atmosphere. Do not miss an opportunity to see the remains of ancient Issa, the many Renaissance mansions, forts built when the English or the Austrians ruled the island and the museum inside the biggest fort. Vis is famous for its food and wine-making tradition, so make sure to visit one of the many restaurants in town.
(Port authority office, seasonal maritime border crossing, police station. There are a community health centre, pharmacy, bank, post office and fuel station in the town.)