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Bizerte (Port of entry)

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Bizerte is a port in north Tunisia.

The city is known as the oldest and most European city in Tunisia. It was founded around 1100 BC by Semitic Phoenicians from Sidon.[3][4] It is also known as the last town to remain under French control after the rest of the country won its independence from France. Today it is the oil capital of Tuisia. It has a still authentic medina and a pleasant center around it's old harbour (Vieux Port).


See Tunisia.


See Tunisia.


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Entry to the port area is possible north of the breakwater or south of it. Large and commercial ships are using the south side, but if ther is no traffic the author advises to use the south one, as the north entry is at points fairly shallow, though no problem was experienced with a drought of 1.7m.


Bizerte is a port of entry to Tunisia. But, like all Tunisian ports, you must check-in even if you have already been cleared into the Tunisia.

For details about clearing see Tunisia.


Marina Bizerte

There is a very new marina in the north of the harbour, which is still (partially) under construction, but functional and very decent. Sanitary facilities are brand new and clean. Water & electricity are provided, WiFi is availiable (May 2018) only in the marina building.

Fishing port

The fishing port is in the south of the harbour.


  • Anchoring should be possible in the Lac, which is accessible by following the "river" SW past the port area. Note: this information has not been verified.

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Yacht Repairs and Services

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Marine Stores

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Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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Things to do Ashore

For more detailled info see Marina Bizerte.


  • Authentic medina to get lost in
  • Vieux Port, old harbour

Grocery & Supply Stores



  • Cheap Sim-Cards available in stores around town (1GB for 5Dinar, 25GB for 25Dinar - May 2018)
  • WiFi in many Cafés (often slow)


Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



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


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See Tunisia.


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