Port de L'Estaque

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WorldMediterraneanFranceMarseillePort de L'Estaque
43.3582343°21.42N′05, °'E Chart icon.png
Port de l'Estaque from SW
Radio VHF channel 09
Phone +33 (0)491 460140
Fax +33 494 461222
E-mail [email protected]
Berths 1500
Max. length 14 metres
Max. draft 2.0 metres
Fuel No
Water Yes
Electricity Yes
Toilets Yes
Showers Yes
Laundry No
Internet WiFi (from yacht club)
Cable TV No
Hours ?
Address L'Estaque-Plage, 13016 Marseille, France
More notes about the marina

Port de l'Escale consists of two large basins protected by a series of breakwaters and is situated at the NW end of the commercial docks of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast of France. The basins contain a series of over 25 pontoons which are allocated to a number of yacht clubs and private societies. Most of the pontoons are not available for visiting yachts to moor. However, the SNEM yacht club (Société Nautique Estaque Mourepiane) has the largest number of moorings (650) and makes up to 50 of them available to visiting yachts. Owing to the limited depths the moorings are only suitable for yachts of modest draft (less than 2.0 metres) and length (less than 14.0 metres). Shelter is excellent.


Try calling the SNEM yacht club on VHF channel 09. Alternatively, telephone or e-mail for advance reservations.


Port de l'Estaque should be entered through the W entrance, the Passe de Plaisance (see plan), since the E entrance is reserved for commercial traffic. Depths in the entrance are 3.5 metres and in the basins 2.0 – 2.25 metres. The clubhouse and arrivals pontoon of SNEM yacht club are at the extreme E end of the S basin; however, owing to the decreasing depths it is essential to obtain instructions from the club prior to entry.


Plan of Port de l'Estaque


assistance may be available on request. Yachts berth stern/bows-to where directed on a series of pontoons distributed between the N and S basins (the N basin has better depths). Laid moorings on all pontoons. There are ostensibly 50 places available for yachts in transit.


  • Cafés and restaurants in Estaque
  • Shops
  • Yacht club
  • Sailing and diving school


Limited hard standing. Cranes (6T and 3T) Slipway. Some engine, mechanical and electronic repairs.




The two basins of Port l'Estaque (N and S) are situated at the northern end of the bay of Marseille at the suburb of l'Estaque, around 10 kms from the city centre.


  • Bus 35 into city centre
  • Marseille international airport to NW (15 kms)
  • Airport shuttle bus from railway station (25 mins)
  • Trains from Marseille St-Charles station to most destinations


Current daily berthing price for typical 13 metre yacht (2013): unknown.


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