Diporto Velico Veneziano

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Port of Entry
45°25.754'N, 012°21.902'E Chart icon.png
Diporto Velico Veneziano
Radio VHF channel ?
Phone +39 (041) 523 1927
Fax +39 (041) 523 1927
E-mail [email protected]
Berths 230
Max. length 15 metres
Max. draft 3.5 metres
Fuel No fuel station.
Water Yes, on berth
Electricity Yes, 240v
Toilets Yes
Showers Yes
Laundry No
Internet No
Cable TV No
Hours 24/7
Address Diporto Velico Veneziano, Porticciolo E. de Zottis, Sant’Elena, 30132 Venezia, Italy
More notes about the marina

The marina of Diporto Velico Veneziano lies on the E side of the island of Sant’Elena at the easternmost extremity of the city of Venice, close to the Porto di Lido, the main entrance to the lagoon. Immediately S is the new marina of Marina Santelena, with which it should not be confused. All berths here are managed by the Diporto Velico Veneziano sailing club and berths are only available when members are away. The marina is away from the worst of the bustle of the city, being about two kilometers ESE of St Mark’s Square. It has 230 berths for yachts up to 15 metres in maximum depths of 4.5 metres.


The marina does not keep listening watch on VHF channel. For advance reservations, telephone or e-mail the club secretary, Signora Graziella (January 2011). The office is open on Monday and Friday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and all day Saturday. Closed Thursday and Sunday. Alternatively, berth at the pier opposite the office (identifiable by a yellow crane) and await instructions.


Access is via the Porto di Lido, principal (and busiest) entrance to the lagoon. As the deepest channel, with depths of over 10 metres, it is also the one used by ferries and large commercial vessels. The ends of the N and S breakwaters are identifiable by conspicuous black and white and red and white painted structures. A fairway beacon is situated around 2.5 miles SE of the entrance, from where a course of 300 degrees brings you safely through the entrance. The safe channel is also indicated by port and starboard markers. The channel is dredged to over 10.0 metres. Entry is best around slack water, since the tides can reach 4.0 knots at springs. Beware of cross-currents. Once through the entrance, follow the channel, which is marked with posts, as it curves S for about 1.5 miles, leaving the island of La Certosa to starboard, when the yacht masts in Diporto Velico Veneziano will be evident in the basin on the eastern side of the island of Sant’Elena, immediately N of the new marina of Marina Santelena. The entrance is 350 metres from the southern tip of the island, at the SE corner of the basin.

Note: Along this stretch of the Adriatic coast tidal ranges can exceed 1.0 metre at springs, so judging the tides right can make a significant difference to safe access.


Diporto Velico Veneziano is a port of entry for Italy. For details see Entrance: Italy.


Berthing assistance available on request (24 hrs). Berths are on finger pontoons or quays with mooring posts.


  • Clubhouse to N of pontoons.
  • Bar and restaurant
  • TV room


Slipway. Hard standing. Small fixed crane. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, steel and fiberglass hull repairs. Divers.


Good with locked gate.


The marina is in a very quiet part of Venice but close to the Biennale expositions. It takes 15 minutes walking to San Marco. The vaporetto station is 5 minutes away.

Only very limited provisions nearby. Small supermarket in via Garibaldi (10 min walk).


Ferry to centre of Venice from jetty at S side of island.


Price 2013 15-16 meter yacht 70€ + 4€ per person city tax.

Price 2016-2017 winter (90 days) 16-meter €2100. Unclear whether there are additional charges.

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Date of member's last visit to Diporto Velico Veneziano and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 15:09, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
  • 13 September2013 --Salacia

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