WELCOME TO BALCHIK CRUISE SHIP PORT SERVICES
GPS Location : 43.400565,28.164026
The approach to Balchik is straight forward and its breakwater can be easily seen from a distance.
When coming from the North Romania you will be called on VHF channel 16 by the Bulgarian border control authority when rounding Nos Kaliakra, requesting pertinent info. about boat and crew. They will also notify the border authorities in Balchik by telephone.
Caution: When coming from the South there is a permanent long fishing net set up a little to the West of the harbor entrance, with no lights.
Balchik is a port of entry to Bulgaria
If you are coming from the North Romania you will be called on VHF channel 16 by the Bulgarian border control authority when rounding Nos Kaliakra, requesting pertinent info. about boat and crew. They will also notify the border authorities in Balchik by telephone.
The harbor now operates as marina with floating docks. It provides good all-round shelter.
Marinas & Yacht Clubs
The pontoons are suitable for yachts up to 12m. While longer yachts can use them in fair weather, in strong northerly winds it might be safer to try and find a berth alongside if available.
Depths are at least 2.5 m.
There are shower and WC facilities.
Balchik, Bulgaria is a popular tourist destination located on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. While Balchik does not have a dedicated cruise ship port, it does have a marina that can accommodate smaller vessels and yachts.
The Balchik Marina, also known as the Balchik Port, is located in the town center and provides berths for boats and yachts of various sizes. While it primarily serves as a marina for private boats, some smaller cruise ships and passenger ferries may also make use of the facilities.
Cruise ships visiting Balchik often anchor offshore, and passengers are typically transported to the town by tender boats. The tender boats shuttle passengers between the cruise ship and the Balchik Marina, allowing them to explore the town and its attractions.
Balchik is known for its beautiful botanical garden and the Balchik Palace, which was once the summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria. The town also offers picturesque beaches, local restaurants serving seafood, and a charming coastal atmosphere.
If you’re planning to visit Balchik on a cruise, it’s recommended to check with your cruise line or travel agent for specific details about the port of call, transportation arrangements, and shore excursions available during your visit.