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Port of Entry
39°56.375'N, 009°42.241'E Chart icon.png
The Marina di Arbatax from the S

The harbour of Arbatax is situated on the E coast of the island of Sardinia, four miles S of Santa Maria Navarrese and 35 miles N of the harbour of Porto Corallo. Primarily a commercial and fishing port, a small marina, Marina di Arbatax, has been established on the S side of the harbour. The marina provides around 80 berths on a series of pontoons for yachts up to 30.0 metres and in depths of up to 9.0 meters.


See Sardinia.


See Italy - weather.


See Mediterranean.


  • Isola dell’Oliastra, two miles due N. This also has a fair weather anchorage in sand


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The harbour is clearly identifiable from some distance in the approach from N by the rocky promontory on which it sits. In the approach from S the small airport at Tortoli immediately before the promontory is conspicuous. The harbour is on the N side of the promontory and is entered along the line of the longer, E breakwater to avoid the shallower water towards the beach. Depths in the entrance are 11.0 metres and up to 9.0 metres on the pontoons.


Arbatax is a port of entry for Italy. For details see Entrance: Italy.


There is only one berthing option, Marina di Arbatax, which occupies a series of pontoons at the S side of the harbour.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina di Arbatax

Marina di Arbatax/wiki/Arbatax#Marina_di_Arbatax
Marina icon Marina di Arbatax [[Arbatax#Marina di Arbatax|Marina di Arbatax]] 39°56.302'N, 009°42.205'E
Port of Entry

Marina di Arbatax' offers around 150 berths for yachts up to 30 metres and maximum draft of 9.0 metres. Berths are stern or bows-to on a series of pontoons and associated quays. Water at all berths, check that it is potable as some berths need a special water adapter from the office; some berths may not have electricity. Toilets, laundry, WiFi. Bar & resturant. Travel lift (200T) and fixed crane (30T). Most repairs possible.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (782) 667 405; Fax: +39 (782) 664 359; VHF channel 09
Address: c/o Porto Turistico Marina di Arbatax - Sede legale Zona industriale Baccasara, 08048, Tortolì ((OG)), 00721550911, Italy


In S winds, it is possible to anchor off the beach NW of the harbour entrance in 5.0 - 5.8 metres. The holding is good in sand. Exposed from N-SE

In N winds, there is a good anchorage in sand in Porto Frailis, a small bay on the S side of the peninsula, half a mile due S of the harbour. Exposed from SE-SW


Water In the marina
Electricity In the marina
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina, €5/token for each wash; 3 washers and 2 dryers.
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel Fuel in the harbour
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Near the marina
Repairs Basic engine and electrical repairs
Internet WiFi In the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Supermarkets and other provisions in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants and pizzerias in the town.


  • Ferries to Civitavecchia on the mainland
  • Trains to Cagliari
  • Local airport at Tortoli (4 kms)


The settlement of Arbatax is not particularly well endowed with historic sights. Much of the harbour is occupied by a commercial shipyard which manufactures oil and gas drilling rigs. There is a good view from the lighthouse tower at the top of the town. The red rock formations around the coast are popular with tourists.

Arbatax is also one terminus for a tourist train that runs into the hills, the Green Train. This trip leaves around 08.00, arrives in the mountains around 13.30, leaves again at 15.30 returning to Arbatax around 21.00.


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


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Also see Italy


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