Sidi Bou Said Marina

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Sidi Bou Saïd Marina

36°52.018'N, 010°21.098'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Sidi Bou Saïd
Radio VHF channel 09 & 16
Phone +216 71 741 645
Fax +216 71 744 217
E-mail port-sbs@gnet.tn
Berths 400
Max. length 35 m
Max. draft 4 m
Fuel Fuel dock
Water On berth
Electricity Yes, 220v
Toilets Yes¹
Showers Yes¹
Laundry No²
Internet WiFi ³ ³
Cable TV No
Hours ?
¹ Operate from 0800 to 2000 and before using them you must find the lady attendant from whom you borrow the key after giving her the inevitable tip.

² Laundry in the vilage of Sidi Bou Saïd.
³ At the Nautical Club.

The Sidi Bou Saïd marina, at Cape Carthage is the marina closest to the city of Tunis and where all the affluent Tunisians keep their yachts (mostly large motor-cruisers). As a result it is vary crowded marina. It is highly advisable to make advance reservations. For address and telephones see below.

The marina is a very convenient place to leave a boat with good proximity to Tunis but, first you must go to the TGM (local train for Tunis) station which was is 365 steps up the hill.

It is highly recommendable to walk (or drive) up the hill and visit the picturesque settlement of Sidi Bou Said itself!

Communication

Hailing the marina the VHF channels 09 and 16 does not always produce a response.

Navigation

Warning: One difficulty with the approaching to the marina is its entrance. It gets silted and has to be dredged. You may have to wait for a dredge before entering or once inside you may be trapped until the entrance is cleared again.

Situation June 2018

The entrance is silted at the south (green light). Entry & exit were no problem (draugh 1.7m) by sticking to the northern part of the entry (red light). Depth according to sonar was not below 3m.

Berthing

Whether they had responded to your hail, after you do enter the marina an attendant will direct you to a berth.

Facilities

  • Customs Authorities
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Mini-market
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Parking

Repairs

There is a 15 ton travel-lift for haul-out and the marina can do minor repairs.

Security

There are guards.

Location

The village is is 365 steps up the hill, about a 15 minute walk. At the village you can take the TGM local train for Tunis.

Transportation

  • Good road to Tunis
  • The Tunis-Carthage airport, with flights to France and other EU coutries, is 15 km away
  • There are regular trains from the village of Sidi Bou Saïd to Carthage and Tunis

Price

Water and electricity are obligatory to pay. For the author it was possible to negotiate dropping one of the two. But no weekly or monthly prices could be arranged.

Price List Sidi Bou Said 2018.jpg

Detailled pricing for 2018

Personal experience

  • The water in this highly priced marina is dirty --Istioploos 18:21, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I posted a price list for 2018 (see above). The marina was not dirty, but sometimes the water was (depending on wind pushing together the swimming dirt). Nevertheless, the facilities are... poor, to say the least. --User:Strich 15:11, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

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