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Cavo harbour

Cavo is a small harbour situated on the east side of the peninsula of Capo Vita, some eight miles east of Portoferraio. The harbour is relatively shallow, with depths of only 2.5 metres in the approach and 2.0 - 3.0 metres inside. The harbour has a total of 130 berths on pontoons for yachts up to 12 metres. The berths are operated by the #Circolo Nautico CavoCircolo Nautico Cavo yacht club. A few berths are reserved for yachts in transit.


British Admiralty
1999 - Livorno to Civitavecchia


The harbour is sheltered from most directions, but strong NE winds can send in an uncomfortable swell.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • There is a continuous (computerized voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily)


See Mediterranean.


  • Topi Island - no anchorages


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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Cavo is about one mile south of the headland of Capo Vita. The village behind is easily identified on the approach from the north. The harbour is entered from NNE between the two rough breakwaters to the west of the ferry berth.


The harbour is operated as a marina.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Circolo Nautico Cavo

Circolo Nautico Cavo/wiki/Cavo#Circolo_Nautico_Cavo
Marina icon Circolo Nautico Cavo [[Cavo#Circolo Nautico Cavo|Circolo Nautico Cavo]] 42°51.577'N, 010°25.337'E

40 visitors' berths. Water, electricity, toilets, fuel berth (shallow here) . Max length 14m. Depth 2.5m to <1m. Some repairs possible. A few berths are reserved for yachts in transit, which are limited to a stay of five days maximum. Security in the harbour is good (24 hour video surveillance).

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0565) 931 023; Fax: +39 (0565) 193 5125; Mob: +39 (389) 839 4242; VHF channel 09
Address: Nautico Cavo, via Via Alcide de Gasperi 17 - 57038, Cavo d'Elba (Li), Italy
Hours: 8:00 to 20:00
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing


It is possible to anchor off to the north of Cavo in settled weather, although some swell is usually present. Anchor in 3.0 - 5.0 metres on sand.


Water Water on the pontoons
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets In the marina
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel Fuel station (0800 - 2000)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Limited repairs, mainly engine and some electrical/electronic. Crane (15T) can be arranged via the club.
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Limited provisions from the village.

Eating out

Restaurants in the village.


See Elba.


The village is in a very pleasant setting and has a modest tourist trade, largely attracted by its long sandy beach stretching to the north of the harbour.


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)


  • Cavo at the Wikipedia

Links to relevant websites.


Also see Italy.


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  • Information based on web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 11:31, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

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