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Cavo, Italy

42°51.65′N, 10°25.40′E Chart icon.png
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 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 (computerised 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)


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


  • Topi Island (no anchorages)


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 north. The harbour is entered from NNE between the two rough breakwaters to the west of the ferry berth.


Call on Circolo Nautico Cavo VHF channel 09 or telephone: +39 (0)5659 49634; fax +39 (0)565949986; e-mail: 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).

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


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.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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Limited repairs, mainly engine and some electrical/electronic. Crane (15T) can be arranged via the club.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station (0800 - 2000). Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


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.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Limited provisions from the village.


Restuarants in the village.




Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



Transportation (local and/or international)


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.

References & Publications

Also see Italy.


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Date of member's last visit to Cavo and this page's details validated:

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

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