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WorldMediterraneanIonian SeaItalyIonian Coast of ItalySibari
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Laghi di Sibari

Sibari is a huge residential and marina development constructed in its own private lagoon and joined to the sea via a narrow, dredged river channel. It is situated some 30 miles NW of Cariati on the western side of the Golfo di Taranto in Italy, 32 miles N of Crotone and 12 miles N of Punta Alice. It is a useful port of call for yachts sailing around the Golfo di Taranto and a good base for leaving a yacht in safety while exploring this area of Calabria (or even for over-wintering). However, the entrance constantly silts and depths can vary, especially after strong onshore winds.


British Admiralty


During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE sea breezes. 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 Roccella 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 sea breezes predominate during the summer, although a light to moderate northerly is not uncommon.

Sources for weather information:

  • 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)


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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Entrance to Marina Laghi di Sibari


The coastline to either side of the marina entrance shoals from nearly a mile offshore and great care is needed to follow the dredged channel, which is buoyed from the 5.0 metre contour. Depths in the entrance are usually little more than 3.0 metres, so entry would be difficult and possibly dangerous with strong onshore winds. The buoyed channel leads between two rocky breakwaters and for a further 500 metres up the river channel before the marina entrance appears to port. The marina is entered through a set of floodgates. Note: there is a maximum beam limit of 6.0 metres at the gates, so the marina is unsuitable for most catamarans.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Yacht berths in Marina Laghi di Sibari

Marina Laghi di Sibari

Marina Laghi di Sibari/wiki/Sibari#Marina_Laghi_di_Sibari
Marina icon Marina Laghi di Sibari [[Sibari#Marina Laghi di Sibari|Marina Laghi di Sibari]] 39°43.882'N, °'E

Call Marina di Sibari on VHF channel 09 for instructions on entry. Overall, the development can accommodate a total of 2,800 vessels. Visiting yachts normally berth on the four pontoons in the first basin, which are operated by the Casa Bianca group. There are a total of 205 berths here on pontoons with mooring posts for bow/stern lines. Maximum length 30 metres. Depths on the pontoons are 3.0 - 3.2 metres. Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Laundry. Minimarket. Restaurant and pizzeria in the marina. Swimming pool. Tennis court. TV room.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0981) 79 027; Fax: +39 (0981) 79 147; VHF channels 09 & 16
Address: Marina Laghi di Sibari, 87011 Sibari (CS), Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing




Water Water on the pontoons
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets In Marina Laghi di Sibari
Showers In Marina Laghi di Sibari
Laundry Laundrette in Marina Laghi di Sibari
Garbage Bins near the pontoons
Fuel Fuel station in the first basin on entry (0730 - 2000)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs Yard of Cantieri Nautici di Sibari (contact details as Marina). Hard standing. Mobile crane (50 T). Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. All hull repairs. Sail repairs. Rigging work and repairs. Anti-osmosis treatment. Upholstery repairs.
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town of Sibari


  • Minimarket in the marina
  • Better provisions in the town of Sibari 4.0 kilometers away

Eating out

Restaurants and pizzeria in the marina.


  • Twice weekly buses to Sibari
  • Daily buses to Rome and Naples
  • Railway station at Sibari (6 km away) with trains to most destinations.
  • Local and international flights from Crotone airport.
  • E90 road connects to Taranto, Crotone and Reggio di Calabria


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.


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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