Porto degli Argonauti

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Porto degli Argonauti, Italy

Porto degli Argonauti
40°20′N, 16°49.05′E Chart icon.png
Porto degli Argonauti

Porto degli Argonauti is, like Marina di Policoro, another of the new, luxury residential and marina developments under development in the Golfo di Taranto in Italy. Opened in October 2009, Porto degli Argonauti lies some 25 miles SW of Taranto on the W side of the gulf. Constructed on the coast by the company Nettis Resort around 20 km E of the town of Pisticci, the development will eventually provide, in addition to residential units, a total of around 450 berths for vessels of up to 40 metres. In addition to marina berths, the development also includes a boatyard capable of undertaking most repair and maintenance tasks.


British Admiralty


During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE seabreezes. In spring and autumn northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the lee of high mountain ranges. Winds in summer are generally light from the Straits of Messina until reaching the Golfo di Squillace between Rocella Ionica and Le Castella. With anything W in the wind, it tends to funnel down here over the mountains of southern Calabria, bringing strong gusts and raising an uncomfortable sea. The conditions to avoid, however, when cruising this part of the Ionian coast are strong southerlies. The harbours here are few and far between and none of them are really safe to enter in such conditions. Further east in the Gulf of Taranto local seabreezes predominate during the summer, although a light to moderate northerly is not uncommon.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerised 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)


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The coastline to either side of the marina entrance is largely flat and featureless. The marina entrance is identifiable by the two short curved breakwaters protecting the channel. Entrance is from SE. The entrance leads into a 450 metre long channel giving access to the two basins of the marina. Depths in the entrance are 4.0 metres, in the channel and in the marina basins 3.5 metres. Shelter in the marina is excellent.


Porto degli Argonauti prior to opening
Plan of Porto degli Argonauti

Call Porto degli Argonauti on VHF channel 74 prior to entry. For advance reservations telephone: +39 0835 470218, fax: +39 0835 471920, or Email. Address: Porto degli Argonauti, Lido di Macchia, Marina di Pisticci (MT), Italy; Website.

Visiting yachts are normally directed to moor in one of the two basins, where berths are on nine pontoons and associated quays with laid moorings. Maximum length 40 metres. Depths on the pontoons are 3.5 metres. Berthing assistance (24 hr). Good security (24 hr). Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Bars and restaurants. Shopping centre (including minimarket). Hotel. Wifi. Fitness centre and swimming pool. Note: some of the above facilities may still be in the process of development. Price for typical 15 metre yacht (December 2010): Euros 48 (summer); Euros 29 (winter).

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores



Yard with hard standing and travel lift (80 T). Mobile crane (30 T). Indoor storage. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. All hull repairs. Sail repairs. Upholstery repairs. Hull painting. Divers.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station between the two basins (0800 - 2000). Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore


There is little of interest in the immediate vicinity of the marina, but with hired transport it is worth exploring some of the hinterland and its picturesque mountain villages. The World Heritage site of Matera is around 50 km NNW of the marina.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Minimarket in the marina.


  • Restaurants, pizzeria and wine bar in the marina.





Motorbike & Car Rentals

  • Car rental in the marina.

Garbage Disposal

  • Bins near the pontoons.


Transportation (local and/or international)

  • Local and international flights from Bari and Brindisi airports
  • Airport at Pisticci (currently being upgraded)
  • E90 road connects to Taranto, Crotone and Brindisi


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 Wikepedia.

References & Publications

See Italy.


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Date of member's last visit to Porto degli Argonauti and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled form web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 13:07, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

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