Isla Canela

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Isla Canela, Spain

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Isla Canela
37°10.88′N, 7°20.82′W Chart icon.png
Isla Canela Marina from the west

The marina of Isla Canela is a new marina constructed on the western bank of the River Carreras, which enters the sea 3.5 miles east of the estuary of the River Guadiana, the river which marks the Spanish/Portuguese border. A second marina, Isla Christina, lies about half a mile further upriver on the eastern bank. Both marinas are only suitable for smaller vessels up to 12 metres overall length.


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The Marina of Isla Canela is situated just under a mile from the entrance to the River Carreras. A red and white marker buoy about half a mile off the moles at the river entrance should be left close to starboard on the approach, which should be on a course of 312°. The ends of the moles are marked with red and green markers (lit). Keep to the port side of the channel to avoid the shallow sandbanks to starboard. A large blue sign on a white-painted building to port about a mile upriver from the buoy indicates the position of the marina. There are often large fishing boats on moorings just south of the marina entrance and smaller ones to the north side of the marina basin.



There is only a marina here.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Plan of Isla Canela Marina

Marina Isla Canela has a total of 231 berths on floating and finger pontoons. Maximum length 12 metres. Maximum draft 2.5 metres. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Crane (2T) and travel lift (32T). Plans are in hand to increase the number of berths available to over 650.

Call Marina Isla Canela on VHF channel 09 or telephone: +34 959 479000. E-mail, [ Website] Alternatively, berth at the reception pontoon to port just past the travel hoist bay and visit the adjacent marina office.


Anchoring in the river is possible with care, avoiding the many moorings and the sandbanks to east and north of the marina entrance.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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Most mechanical and electrical repairs available through marina office.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station (24 hour). Water and electricity at all berths.

Things to do Ashore


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Grocery & Supply Stores

Minimarket in the marina.


Bars and restaurants around the mrarina.





Motorbike & Car Rentals

Europcar car rental near marina.

Garbage Disposal

Bins in the marina.


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References & Publications

See Spain.


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