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Portisco from N

Portisco is a purpose-built leisure development and harbour on the NE coast of Sardinia at the entrance of the Gulf of Cugnana, barely a mile W of the older marina development of Porto Rotondo. The harbour contains a purpose-built marina, Marina di Portisco, with a total of 589 berths for yachts of up to 100 metres, of which 83 are reserved for yachts in transit. It is a good stop-off point for cruising to the national park of the Maddalena Islands and for exploring some of the impressive Nuraghic remains around Arzachena.


British Admiralty
1992 - 1:300,000 Portovecchio to Arbatax including Bonifacio Strait
1213 - 1:50.000 Bonifacio Strait
M8 - 1:255,000 North Sardegna


The harbour offers excellent all-round shelter from all directions.


See Mediterranean.


The main islands of the Maddalena group, Isola Caprera, Isola Santo Stefano and Isola La Maddalena, lie around 12.0 miles to the N. The islets of Isola Soffi and Isola Mortorio lie five miles to the NE.


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

Also see Cruiser's Nets


The harbour is entered from due S between a long N-S breakwater and a dog-leg breakwater protecting the marina from S and E. Depths in the approach are 10-12 metres and in the marina from 3.0 – 9.0 metres.


Yachts berth in the Marina di Portisco on a series of ten pontoons, which provide 589 berths for yachts of up to 90 metres and draft of up to 8.5 metres. See separate Wiki page for details.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Golfo di Cugnana

Golfo di Cugnana/wiki/Portisco#Golfo_di_Cugnana
Anchorage icon Golfo di Cugnana [[Portisco#Golfo di Cugnana|Golfo di Cugnana]] 41°01.595'N, 009°31.374'E
The nearest anchorage is in the deep inlet of Golfo di Cugnana due S of the harbour. The bay is only exposed with anything N in the wind. Anchor in the bay in sand in 6.0 - 8.0 metres.


Water Water on the pontoons
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage In the marina
Fuel Fuel station on the quay (0800 - 2000)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Yard with full range of engine, electrical and hull repairs. Travel lift (70T). Mobile crane (45T). Diver available
Internet WiFi in the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals In the marina


  • Minimarket in the marina
  • Some limited food shopping in the leisure development.

Eating out

  • Pizzeria at the marina
  • Yacht club bar/restaurant


List transportation (local and/or international.)


Portisco is a secure spot to leave your yacht for a tour of some of the interesting Nuraghic remains for which the Arzachena area is renowned, especially the fortified dwelling of Nuraghe Malchittu, with its unusual passage construction; the ‘giants’ tombs’ of Coddu Ecchiu and Li Lolghi and the necropolis of I’Muri (which features Neolithic box tombs with concentric circles and stelae). Other locations worth visiting include the village of Luogosanto, nestling on top of a mountain, and the impressively sited village of Aggius, wedged between huge piles of solid granite. From there, one can continue through the Valle della Luna, an amazing gorge flanked by massive pillars of solid granite.

I’Muri necropolis
Coddu Ecchiu ‘giant’s tomb’
Valle della Luna


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)


List links external to the wiki such as in Wikipedia & Wikivoyage.


See Italy.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

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  • February 2016 (Compiled from web research; please update if you visit) --Atheneoflymington

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