Port of Susak is a small harbour on the NE coast of the island of Susak, located in the gulf of Kvarner approximately 30 miles from the mainland, 5 miles W from the island of Lošinj, 6 miles S of the island of Unije and 75 miles E of the Italian coast. Together with Unije island, it is the westernmost of the northern Croatian islands. The island is famous for its sandy beaches, unique traditions, fanciful folk costumes and its own distinct dialect. The island itself is a geological phenomenon in that it is completely different from other Croatian islands being mostly formed of fine sand laid on a limestone rock base. The port offers a good shelter from all winds, except strong E and NE winds (bura) when navigating can be dangerous due to the remains of the ruined jetty nearby, which extends in an L form from the S pier and approximately 30 m E of the existing breakwater. Most of the remains are underwater and the N end is marked with a red marker buoy.
During summer, the harbour is very busy with tourist boats coming from the neighbouring islands of Cres and Lošinj, which leaves little space for visiting yachts. Tourist boats dock at the head of the breakwater and at the outer side of the S pier. The inner side of the pier is reserved for yachts. Visiting boats can also moor to the inner end of the N breakwater, avoiding the rock ballasting further along the breakwater. Avoid mooring here during strong E and S south winds, as the shelter is not so good.
Other parts of the harbour are used by the local boats. If there is no space available, you can anchor in front of the breakwater, but in such a way that the boat is not in the way of the incoming tourist boats. Water depth by the breakwater is approximately 2.5 metres.
The port offers 23 berths, 20 of them equipped with laid moorings. All of the berths are equipped with electricity and water. There are garbage and recycling bins and waste water tank. Anchoring in a bay on the south-east side of the port is not possible since the water depth is less than 1m.
- Number of berths 23
- Water Limited supply
- Electricity Yes
There is an ambulance, post office, two grocery shops and few restaurants in Susak. The tourist information office is located in the same building as the post office. There was no running water or sewage on the island until a few years ago. There are no roads or cars on the island. The water supply is limited; every now and then a tanker visits the island to fill the cisterns and the water supply tank. The nearest fuel station is in Mali Lošinj, and the nearest general hospital is in Rijeka.
Although the closest island to the Italian coast, Susak is not a port of entry and a foreign yacht arriving from Italy will need to continue to Mali Lošinj to clear in.
The island is connected to Lošinj island and Rijeka by ferry. The ferry to Rijeka operates only during the summer season, three times a week.