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Marina of Portorosa

Portorosa is a large, purpose-built leisure development and marina lying around 24 miles E of Capo d'Orlando and 12 miles SW of Capo di Milazzo in Sicily. It provides every conceivable leisure facility, including a luxury hotel, restaurants and bars and can also undertake a range of yacht repairs.


British Admiralty
1976 - Capo di Bonifati to Capo San Vito
172 - Isole Eolie


The prevailing winds around the Aolian Islands during the summer tend to be from NW or NE, although in calm weather seabreezes can be encountered from any direction blowing onto and between the islands. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and careful forward planning is necessary as there are only two harbours which offer adequate shelter (and even then, not in strong southerlies). In winter, the gregale is a strong NE wind that can affect the whole of the island group and blow for several days.

Sources for weather forecasts:

  • 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).


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.



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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Portorosa lies in the centre of a low, sandy bay running from Capo Tindari round to Capo Milazzo. The extensive complex of apartments and hotels is visible for some distance off. The harbour is entered from NE. With strong NE winds, caution should be exercised, as depths in the entrance are little more than 2.5 metres and could be dangerous with any swell.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina di Portorosa

Marina di Portorosa/wiki/Portorosa#Marina_di_Portorosa
Berth icon Marina di Portorosa [[Portorosa#Marina di Portorosa|Marina di Portorosa]] 38°07.374'N, 015°06.714'E

This is the largest marina in Sicily. Full servuce. Vessels with draught over 2.5 metres should call on VHF and wait for a marina RIB to guide them in. The marina office is immediate to starboard once through the entrance. The marina provides a total of 700 berths around the inner basins, all on laid moorings. Maximum length 35.0 metres. Depths in the basins range from 2.5 to 3.0 metres. Toilets and showers. Water and electricity at all berths.

Typical daily berthing cost for up to 15 metre yacht: Euros 99 (15 June to 15 September); Euros 81 (15 April to 14 June); Euros 48 (1 November to 14 April).
[email protected]; Tel: +39 (941) 874 560; Fax: +39 (941) 874 655; VHF channel 09 (Call Portorosa Marina)

Complesso Portorosa, 98054 Furnari (ME), Sicilia, Italy





Water Water at all berths
Electricity Electricity at all berths
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins on the mole
Fuel Fuel station on the quay to W of the marina entrance
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Bazia Portorosa Cantiere Navale'
Repairs Boatyard: Bazia Portorosa Cantiere Navale (telephone: +39 0941 874210). Travel lift (70 T). Outdoor storage. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, fiberglass and steel repairs. Sail repairs. Winter maintenance.
Internet WiFi at the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Minimarket in the marina.

Eating out

Several restaurants and bars within the complex


Small ferries to Aeolian Islands.


Portorosa is a useful base to leave a yacht to explore the hinterland of Sicily, or even to take a ferry to the Aeolian Islands if the outlook is unsettled.


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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  • Information compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 14:43, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

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