Marciana Marina

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Marciana Marina
42°48.435'N, 010°12.017'E Chart icon.png
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Marciana Marina harbour

Marciana Marina is situated on the NW coast of Elba, some eight miles west of Portoferraio. It is a useful point at which to break a passage from Bastia in Corsica to Portoferraio. The harbour is protected by a long breakwater, along which there are yacht berths. The breakwater encloses a large T-pontoon with more berths. The town is a good base for exploring the mountainous interior of the island or for ascending on the cable car to Monte Capanne.


British Admiralty
1999 - Livorno to Civitavecchia


Shelter is good in the harbour in the prevailing winds. However, strong winds with anything east in them cause an unpleasant swell. The harbour would probably become untenable in very strong easterlies.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • There is a continuous (computerized 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)


See Mediterranean.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


No hazards in the approach. The breakwater can be difficult to see on the approach from west, but the prominent tower at its root is a good landmark. Depths in the harbour range from 2.0 - 8.0 metres; along the breakwater from 4.0 - 8.0 metres.


Note: It appears that 2 entities are administrating the pontoons of the port. Both operate as marinas.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

View of the marina

Circolo della Vela

Circolo della Vela/wiki/Marciana_Marina#Circolo_della_Vela
Marina icon Circolo della Vela [[Marciana Marina#Circolo della Vela|Circolo della Vela]] 42°48.491'N, 010°11.768'E

There is a pontoon at the extremity of the breakwater and another T-pontoon in the harbour. Both have laid moorings are administered by the Circulo della Vela Marciana Marina. There are usually club staff in attendance to advise on mooring. Alternatively, anchor moor on the quay at the root of the breakwater, taking care to avoid the numerous mooring chains. The bottom is mud and mostly good holding.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0565) 99 027; Fax: +39 (0565) 904 325; VHF channel XX
Address: Viale Regina Margherita 52 , 57033 Marciana Marina (LI), Italy
Plan of the marina

Porto di Marciana Marina

Porto di Marciana Marina/wiki/Marciana_Marina#Porto_di_Marciana_Marina
Marina icon Porto di Marciana Marina [[Marciana Marina#Porto di Marciana Marina|Porto di Marciana Marina]] 42°48.548'N, 010°11.746'E

115 berths (max length 30 m), mooring assistance, fuel dispenser, drinking water, electricity, toilets. Weather Service.

[email protected]; Mob: +39 (340) 796 0008; VHF channel 09
Address: Marina Piazza Romeo Bernotti, 57033 Marciana Marina, Italy
Hours: Continuous
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing


Golfo di Procchio

Golfo di Procchio/wiki/Marciana_Marina#Golfo_di_Procchio
Anchorage icon Golfo di Procchio [[Marciana Marina#Golfo di Procchio|Golfo di Procchio]] 42°47.52′N, 10°14.82′E
Golfo di Procchio is 2.5 miles SE of Marciana Marina. Tuck into the northern end of the bay, clear of the small craft moorings. Holding is good in 4.0 - 6.0 metres on sand.


Water Water available at the marina moorings
Electricity Eelectricity available at the marina moorings
Toilets At the marinas
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins around the harbour
Fuel Fuel at the root of the small jetty NW of the T-pontoon (but very shallow water)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Mobile crane (50T). Some electrical and engine repairs
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Good shopping in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants and cafes along the harbour and inland.


See Elba.


A trip inland to the picturesque mountain villages of Poggio and Marciana is worthwhile. The peak of Monte Capanne can be reached via a cable car system (the small cages used are not for those of a nervous disposition!).

Cable car up to Monte Capanne


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)



See Italy.


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