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Lampedusa
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Lampedusa Island

The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa (Italian: Isola di Lampedusa; Sicilian: Isula di Lampidusa) belongs to Italy and is the largest of the Pelagie Islands, situated 111 nM (205 km) from Sicily, 90 nM (167 km) from Malta, and 63 nM (113 km) from Tunisia. The Lampedusa has an area of 20 km2 and a population of 5,300. Its population subsists on fishing, agriculture and tourism. It is a major holding area for Africans immigrating to Europe (being that there is a Italian Military base on the Island with detention facilities).

Lampedusa is the largest part of the comune of Lampedusa e Linosa which also includes the smaller islands of Linosa and Lampione with the former being inhabited, but the latter just hosting an automatic lighthouse.

Charts

BA
176 - Cap Bon to Ra's At Tin
193 - Sicily: Islands in the Sicilian Channel
NIMA
53220 - Strait of Sicily-Southern Reaches
52170 - Rass el Melah to Sfax

Weather

See Italy.

Passages

See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.

Islands

Communication

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Navigation

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Berthing

Lampedusa Port
Chart of Lampedusa Harbor - Chartlet

World icon.png 35°29.9′N, 12°36.4′E
Lampedusa has a small harbor full of fishing boats and even in early May it is hard to find a place for your yacht. You may find room to go side-to on the E side of the harbor but watch the depth because it can be shallow (< 2.0 metres).

The busy harbor of Lampedusa

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

  • Can anchor in the left bay when entering the main port. There is a very nice beach, as well as bars and restaurants.

Yacht Services and Repairs

None.

Marine Stores

None.

Repairs/Yards

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel
From fuel stations, you will have to carry jerry cans
Water
N/A (Not Available)
Electricity
N/A

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Old fashioned street vendor in Lampedusa

There is not much to see but the village is fun to walk around. Also, one can take some lovely hikes around the island.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Few modest stores in the village

Eateries

  • Good sea food in several restaurants

Internet/WiFi

Available?

Laundry

?

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

There are bins around the harbors and in several anchorages.

Transportation

There are daily ferries and flights (in the summer) to Sicily.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

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