Douro Marina

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Douro Marina

Douro Marina
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Douro Marina
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41°08.35′N, 08°39.02′W
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Radio: VHF channel 09
Berths: 300
Max length: 50.0 metres
Max draft: 3.5 metres
Fuel: Fuel dock
Water: Yes, on berth
Elect: Yes, 240v
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Laundry: Yes
Internet: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Cable TV: No
Phone: +22 0907300
Email: Email
Web: Website
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Douro Marina is a new marina situated just inside the entrance to the Douro River on the west coast of Portugal, close to the city of Porto and two miles S of the harbour of Leixoes. The marina offers 300 berths for yachts up to 50 metres in depths of up to 5.0 metres. It also has limited hard standing for yachts wishing to lift out for painting and repairs.

Marina radio contact

Contact Douro Marina on VHF channel 09 prior to entry. Alternatively, telephone or e-mail to enquire about berthing or advance reservations.

Navigation/Approach

Entrance to Douro River showing marina location - Click for larger view

Coming from the north, the huge oil refinery of Petrogal Refinaria do Norte is conspicuous, two miles before the harbour of Leixoes. The entrance to the Douro river is a further two miles SSE, protected on the N side by a long breakwater the end of which is marked with a light structure with red and white bands. From the south, a yacht will pass along a detached breakwater protecting the river entrance from W (staying at least 100 metres off until arriving at the entrance) before turning to starboard past the end of the N breakwater. From the entrance there is a channel marked with four buoys and with average depths of 5.0 metres up to the entrance to Douro Marina on the S bank.

As with most harbours along this coast, there can be an uncomfortable swell at the entrance in strong winds and the breakwaters should be given a wide berth.

Berthing

Berthing assistance available. Yachts berth on one of four long pontoons. Laid moorings at all berths.

Marina facilities

  • Wine bar/ restaurant
  • Marina café
  • Convenience store
  • Basic chandlery
  • Sport centre

Repairs/Yard

Boatyard. Travel lift (50 T). Hard standing. Basic engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Painting and antifouling.

Security

Good.

Marina Location

The marina is 20 minutes walk from the centre of Porto.

Transport

  • Taxis
  • Tourist ferry

Price

Current price (April 2013) for typical 13 metre yacht: Euros 37 (high season - May - September); Euros 27 (October - April).

Contact

Address: Douro Marina, Beach Street 554-4400, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone: +22 0907300
Fax: +22 0907309
Website
Email

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