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Cannigione is a small harbour at the head of the Gulf of Arzachena in Sardinia, some ten miles due south of Isola Caprera in the Maddalena group of islands. It offers secure marina berths at a rather more reasonable cost than the glitzy marinas of the Costa Smeralda.

Cannigione is also a good base for exploring some of the impressive Nuraghic remains around Arzachena.


British Admiralty 1992 - 1:300,000 Portovecchio to Arbatax including Bonifacio Strait

1213 - 1:50.000 Bonifacio Strait

Imray M8 - 1:255,000 North Sardegna


The Gulf of Arzachena offers good all-round shelter from all directions except north. Gusts are possible from any direction in the approaches to Cannigione in view of the high land to either side.


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


The main islands of the Maddalena group, Isola Caprera, Isola Santo Stefano and Isola La Maddalena, lie six miles to the north.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Approach is straightforward up the Gulf of Arzachena, although strong northerlies make berthing difficult in a crosswind.


Cannigione harbour

The harbour of Cannigione is protected by an L-shaped breakwater. The berth is the harbour belong to a number of concessions.

Sardamar is probably the main berthing option in the harbour.

Cooperativa Sardamar

Cooperativa Sardamar/wiki/Cannigione#Cooperativa_Sardamar
Berth icon Cooperativa Sardamar [[Cannigione#Cooperativa Sardamar|Cooperativa Sardamar]]
The berths are at a series of floating pontoons just behind the breakwater. The pontoons have a total of around 400 berths and can accommodate yachts of up to 30 metres. Depths range from 4.0 metres at the head of the pontoons to as little as 0.5 metres inshore. Fuel station. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Slipway. Mobile crane (25T). VHF 9; tel. +39 (0)789 88422;

Consorzio Marina Cannigione

Consorzio Marina Cannigione/wiki/Cannigione#Consorzio_Marina_Cannigione
Berth icon Consorzio Marina Cannigione [[Cannigione#Consorzio Marina Cannigione|Consorzio Marina Cannigione]]
It is a consortium of pontoon owners. The pontoons are located further S of the breakwater, so the berths are more exposed from N to NE. VHF 74; tel. +39 346 806 5848
Pontile Albatros/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_AlbatrosBerth icon Pontile Albatros [[Cannigione#Pontile Albatros|Pontile Albatros]] tel. +39 339 433 7030
Pontile Destriero/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_DestrieroBerth icon Pontile Destriero [[Cannigione#Pontile Destriero|Pontile Destriero]] tel. +39 0789 88485
Pontile Nautilus/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_NautilusBerth icon Pontile Nautilus [[Cannigione#Pontile Nautilus|Pontile Nautilus]] LOA < 8 m; tel. +39 336 814182, +39 340 9252699
Pontile La Sciumara/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_La_SciumaraBerth icon Pontile La Sciumara [[Cannigione#Pontile La Sciumara|Pontile La Sciumara]] tel. +39 338 2660298
Pontile Golfo di Arzachena/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_Golfo_di_ArzachenaBerth icon Pontile Golfo di Arzachena [[Cannigione#Pontile Golfo di Arzachena|Pontile Golfo di Arzachena]]
Pontile Boats Service/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_Boats_ServiceBerth icon Pontile Boats Service [[Cannigione#Pontile Boats Service|Pontile Boats Service]] tel. +39.347.0707153

Other private berthings

Pontile dei Fiori/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_dei_FioriBerth icon Pontile dei Fiori [[Cannigione#Pontile dei Fiori|Pontile dei Fiori]] tel. +39.0789.892088, +39 3388070532

Octopus/wiki/Cannigione#OctopusBerth icon Octopus [[Cannigione#Octopus|Octopus]] tel. +39 333 613716

Cala Bitta

Porto di Cala Bitta

Porto di Cala Bitta/wiki/Cannigione#Porto_di_Cala_Bitta
Berth icon Porto di Cala Bitta [[Cannigione#Porto di Cala Bitta|Porto di Cala Bitta]] 41°07.634'N, 009°28.093'E
A private marina, reportedly expensive despite of basic facilities. A few clubs and hotels around. It's about 2 km to the closest grocery shop. 200 berths, LOA < 27 m; max. draft 2.5 m. Tel: +39 78 99 92 43 E-Mail:


Campo boe Marina di Cannigione

Campo boe Marina di Cannigione/wiki/Cannigione#Campo_boe_Marina_di_Cannigione
Buoy icon Campo boe Marina di Cannigione [[Cannigione#Campo boe Marina di Cannigione|Campo boe Marina di Cannigione]] 41°06.344'N, 009°26.704'E
May-June 34 buoys. Assistance 9:00-21:00; LOA 7-35 m; depth: 2.50-6 m;VHF:9 +39 346 806 5848

Gulf of Arzachena

There are several good anchorages in the bay.

Cala Mucchi Bianchi/wiki/Cannigione#Cala_Mucchi_BianchiAnchorage icon Cala Mucchi Bianchi [[Cannigione#Cala Mucchi Bianchi|Cala Mucchi Bianchi]] 41°07.903'N, 009°27.967'E is one of the most popular in the deep bay just north of Cala Bitta at the NE corner of the gulf. Shelter here is good as long as there is nothing west in the wind. The bottom is weedy and you may need several attempts to get your anchor to hold.

Liscia di Vacca

Liscia di Vacca/wiki/Cannigione#Liscia_di_Vacca
Anchorage icon Liscia di Vacca [[Cannigione#Liscia di Vacca|Liscia di Vacca]] 41°08.656'N, 009°30.798'E
A popular anchorage E of the Gulf of Arzachena.

Baia delle Saline

Baia delle Saline/wiki/Cannigione#Baia_delle_Saline
Anchorage icon Baia delle Saline [[Cannigione#Baia delle Saline|Baia delle Saline]] 41°09.624'N, 009°24.752'E
W of the Gulf of Arzachena there are some good anchorages suitable for overnight stay at the 3 inlets at the SE shore of Capo d'Orso. The bottom is sand at 4-6 mt. Numerous camp sites and a sailing school are ashore.


Water on the pontoons
Electricity on the pontoons
Fuel Fuel station/wiki/Cannigione#Fuel_stationFuel icon Fuel station [[Cannigione#Fuel station|Fuel station]] 41°06.611'N, 009°26.636'E on the quay (0900 - 1200 and 1500 - 1900) Tel. +39.0789.88270
Bottled gas
Chandlers None
Repairs Some engine and electrical repairs. Diver available
Internet In the marina
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals Car and motorbike rentals from local garage in the town


Supermarket and provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

There are some restaurants ashore.

  • The ‘Old Cutter’ pub is fun for a quick, informal lunch or dinner



Cannigione is a secure spot to leave your yacht for a tour of some of the interesting Nuraghic remains for which the Arzachena area is renowned, especially the fortified dwelling of Nuraghe Malchittu, with its unusual passage construction; the ‘giants’ tombs’ of Coddu Ecchiu and Li Lolghi and the necropolis of I’Muri (which features Neolithic box tombs with concentric circles and stelae). Other locations worth visiting include the village of Luogosanto, nestling on top of a mountain, and the impressively sited village of Aggius, wedged between huge piles of solid granite. From there, one can continue through the Valle della Luna, an amazing gorge flanked by massive pillars of solid granite.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


Links to relevant websites.


See Italy.


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