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Name of the port
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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-around 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.


See Mediterranean.


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


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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The approach is straight forward up the Gulf of Arzachena, although strong northerlies make berthing difficult in a crosswind.


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

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Sardamar is probably the main berthing option in the harbour.

Cooperativa Sardamar

Cooperativa Sardamar/wiki/Cannigione#Cooperativa_Sardamar
Marina 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).

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (789) 88 422; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 09
Address: Via Lungomare A. Doria, 6, 07021 Cannigione OT, Italy

Consorzio Marina Cannigione

Consorzio Marina Cannigione/wiki/Cannigione#Consorzio_Marina_Cannigione
Marina icon Consorzio Marina Cannigione [[Cannigione#Consorzio Marina Cannigione|Consorzio Marina Cannigione]] 41°06.362'N, 009°26.517'E

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.

[email protected]; Mob: +39 (346) 806 5848; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 74
Address: Lungomare A.Doria c/o Pontile Destriero, 07021 Cannigione OT, Sardegna, Italia
Pontile Albatros/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_AlbatrosMarina icon Pontile Albatros [[Cannigione#Pontile Albatros|Pontile Albatros]] 41°06.427'N, 009°26.551'E Water, electricity, toilets, showers, free WiFi.
[email protected]; Tel: +39 (339) 433 7030; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Pontile Destriero/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_DestrieroMarina icon Pontile Destriero [[Cannigione#Pontile Destriero|Pontile Destriero]] 41°06.382'N, 009°26.553'E The floating jetty has 90 berths between 5 m and 35 m. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, WiFi.
[email protected]; Tel: +39 (789) 88 485; Fax: +39 (789) 88 546; VHF channel 09
Address: Via Lungomare Andrea Doria, 07021 Cannigione, (OT), Italy
Pontile Nautilus/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_NautilusMarina icon Pontile Nautilus [[Cannigione#Pontile Nautilus|Pontile Nautilus]] 41°06.370'N, 009°26.495'E LOA < 8 m
[email protected]; Mob: +39 (336) 81 4182; VHF channel XX
Address: Via Lungomare A. Doria, Cannigione - 07021 Arzachena (OT), Sardegna, Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing
Pontile La Sciumara/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_La_SciumaraMarina icon Pontile La Sciumara [[Cannigione#Pontile La Sciumara|Pontile La Sciumara]] 41.10529°07021′Arzachena, SS. Italy, 009°26.541'E Water, electricity, toilets, showers, free WiFi.
[email protected]; Tel: +39 (338) 266 0298; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: Lungo Mare Andrea Doria, 75 -Cannigione
Pontile Golfo di Arzachena/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_Golfo_di_ArzachenaMarina icon Pontile Golfo di Arzachena [[Cannigione#Pontile Golfo di Arzachena|Pontile Golfo di Arzachena]] 41°06.305'N, 009°26.522'E
Pontile Boats Service/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_Boats_ServiceBerth icon Pontile Boats Service [[Cannigione#Pontile Boats Service|Pontile Boats Service]] 41°06.273'N, 009°26.530'E  :: [email protected]; Tel: +39 (347) 070 7153; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX

tel. +39.347.0707153

Pontile dei Fiori

Pontile dei Fiori/wiki/Cannigione#Pontile_dei_Fiori
Marina icon Pontile dei Fiori [[Cannigione#Pontile dei Fiori|Pontile dei Fiori]]

80 berths, length 10 to 23 m. Electricity.

[email protected]; Te/Faxl: +39 (789) 892 088; Mob: +39 (338) 8070532; VHF channel XX


Marina icon Octopus [[Cannigione#Octopus|Octopus]]
[email protected]; Tel: +39 (333) 613 716; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX

Porto di Cala Bitta

Porto di Cala Bitta/wiki/Cannigione#Porto_di_Cala_Bitta
Marina icon Porto di Cala Bitta [[Cannigione#Porto di Cala Bitta|Porto di Cala Bitta]] 141°07.618'N, 009°28.118'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.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (789) 99 243; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: Loc. Baia Sardinia, Arzachena, 07021 Cala Bitta OT, Italy


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.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (346) 806 5848; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 09

Gulf of Arzachena

There are several good anchorages in the bay.

Cala Mucchi Bianchi

Cala Mucchi Bianchi/wiki/Cannigione#Cala_Mucchi_Bianchi
Anchorage 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 campsites and a sailing school are ashore.


Water on the pontoons
Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets In some of the marinas
Showers In some of the marinas
Laundry In some of the marinas
Garbage In the marinas
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 (789) 806 5848
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs Some engine and electrical repairs. Diver available
Internet In the marinas
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals Car and motorbike rentals from a 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.

I’Muri necropolis
Coddu Ecchiu ‘giant’s tomb’
Valle della Luna


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


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See Italy.


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