Sailing Sicily

Numerous boats are coming hetween spring and autumn to Sicily - beside the thousands of yachts and boats moored all year round.

Sicily and its islands are a wonderful place for sailing, swimming, snorkelling and diving and, of course, sightseeing. Many ports are close to town centres so that you can start your sightseeing tours on foot, such as SyracuseCatania, Trapani and Cefalù.

The Marina di Ragusa is a great starting point for visiting the beautiful Baroque towns of Modica, Scicli, Ragusa and also perfect for wandering in the footsteps of Commissario Montalbano as many shooting places of the detective series are in Ragusa and surroundings. Marina di Ragusa is also good for wintering.

The west of Sicily is due to its wind conditions one of the best areas for sailing -in 2005 the Louis Vuitton Cup took place in Trapani. The Egadi Islands and Pantelleria are unspoilt spots to be discovered. By the way, the touristic port of Trapani is sailor's dream. And from here you can easily visit Trapani's historical centre on foot and hire a car and explore all the interesting sites of Sicily's west, such as Segesta, Erice, the Parco dello Zingaro, Marsala, Selinunte and the lagoon nature reserve with its salt marshes. To Palermo the car ride takes about one hour 15 minutes, to Monreale one hour and a half.

Syracuse is a good solution for exploring Sicily's south, and Catania features several small harbours where you can dock.

Marina di Riposto comes recommended for all sailors who are looking for a nice place to stay and meanwhile explore the Mount Etna region, Catania and Taormina. Ash-rains may land on youy nice yacht from time to time.

Our list starts in Palermo and guides you clock-wise around Sicily. It includes places of only single landing without services and touristic ports, the managing companies and the telephone numbers of the harbour authorities.

Detailed information about the most interesting touristic ports you'll find here

The North of Sicily

Palermo Porto Acquasanta

Port Authority, via F. Crispi 153, tel:+39 091 6 043 111, fax:+39 091 6374291

Coast Guard,  [email protected]

Florio Yacht Club, Via Molo Sud Porto, mobile:+39 333 256 6244

Marina Villa Igea, mobile:+39 091 364 123,fFax:+39 091 364 225 ,VHF Channel 74

Marina Arenella, via Cardinale Massaia, tel:+39 091 540264

Nautical Service, Molo Trapezoidale, tel.: +39 091 583358

Nautic Fratelli Galizzi, Via Filippo Patti, Molo Trapeizodale, tel:+39.091324124, mob. +39366 3012319, fax:+39.091324124

Nixe Yachting, via Catania 146, c/o Molo Sud, tel.: +39 091 6118220

Salpancore, banchina Lupa, Cala, tel.: +39 091331055, mobile +39 338 6263223

Mondello (Palermo)

Motomar, Loc. Fossa del Gallo, tel:+39 091 453145, fax:+39 091 454024 - only small boats

Addaura, Punta Priola, coordinates: 38 11', 56 N 13 21', 27 E

Ustica

Port Authority, Via Mezzaluna, tel. +39 091 844 9652

Coast Guard, [email protected]

Trabia - San Nicola l'ArenaCala Santa Maria, coordinates: 38º 42’ 92” N 13º 11’ 94” E

Geographical coordinates: 38º 00’ 80” N 13º 37’ 42” E

Cefalù Presidiana

Vela Club Cefalù, via Roma 20, EGV Center, tel.: +39 0921 424675

Capo d'Orlando

Port Authority, Uffico Locale Maritimo di Capo d'Orlando , via A.Doria, tel:+39 094 191 2862

Portorosa

Marina Portorosa , Furnari, tel:+39 0941 874 560,  fax:+39 0941 874 655

Milazzo

Port Authority, Capitaneria di Porto di Milazzo , via molo Marullo, tel:+39 0 90 9281110

Marina del Nettuno, Piazza Nastasi 4, tel:+39 090 9281180 ,VHF Channel 9

Marina Santa Maria Maggiore, tel:+39 090 9221002 mobile +39 348 556 3215, Position 38°13.55'N,15°14.7E

Messina - calling VTS (+39 090 41711) obligatory

Port Authority, via Garibaldi, tel:+39 090 458 830

Marina del Nettuno, Viale della Libertà, Batteria Masotto, tel:+39 090 344139

Salina - Aeolian Islands

Porto Delle Eolie, Via Della Darsena, Santa Marina, tel:+39 090 9843473 fax:+39 090 9214210 mobile +39 346 0220362

The East of Sicily

Taormina

Yacht Hotel, serviced mooring field south of Capo Taormina, contact +39 335 8224656 (George Rizzo)

Giardini Naxos

Scalia, mobile +39 340 6172722 & +39 347 6272665

Massimino e Peri, tel. +39 0942 53668, mobile 3476210852

Naxos Marine Service, mobile +39 328 3738669 & +39 338 9405255

Riposto

Porto dell'Etna, Via Duca del Mare, tel:+39 095 7795755, fax:+39 095 7798200 ,VHF Channel 74

Catania

Port AuthorityCapitaneria di Porto di Catania , Porto Vecchio, via Dusmet, tel:+39 095 747 4111

Coast Guard, [email protected]

Ognina Porto Ulisse & Porticciolo Piazza Europa (Caito) - most convenient harbour for sightseeing

Porto Rossi, Porto Turistico, Piazza Europa, tel:+39 095 374966m fax:+39 095 383992

Circolo Nautico NIC, Porto Nuovo, tel:+39 095 531178

Club Nautico Catania Marina, Port of Catania, tel:+39 095 531443

Diporto Nautico Etneo, Porto Vecchio, via Canfora 76, tel:+39 095 531347

Mediterranea Yachting Club, Molo di Lavante, tel:+39 095 534139, fax:+39 095 534167

Siracusa

Port Authority, Capitaneria di Porto di Siracusa , largo lV November 8, tel:+39 0931 48 1011

Coast Guard [email protected]

Marina Approdo Santa Lucia,Via Riva Porto Lachio, Position 37° 4.0709' N, 15° 17.4996' E 

Marina Siracusa, tel:+39 0931 445 004, fax: +39 0931 413 478 , VHF Channel 09

Marina Yachting Siracusa, Molo Zanagora - Canale 69, Tel:+39 (0)93 175 6615 Fax:+39 0931 184510

The South of Sicily

Pozzallo - shortest crossing from Malta

Port Authority, Capitaneria di Porto Pozzallo, C.da Raganzino 21, tel:+39 0932 953327

Coast Guard, [email protected]

Marina di Ragusa - also wintering

Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa, Via Livorno,  tel: +39 0932 230301, fax +39 0932 239466, VHF Channel 74

Gela - port of refuge, no visitor's berths Latitude 37° 3' 55" - Longitude 14° 13' 47"

Port Authority, tel:0933 917755

Licata - also wintering

Marina di Cala del Sole, Corso Argentina, tel:+39 0922 183713,  fax:+39 0922 1837138 ,VHF Channel 74 (24 hrs)

Porto Empedocle

Porto Empedocle Marina, on the port of Empedocle,Harbour Master Tel: +39 0922 636640

The West of Sicily

Porto Palo di Menfi - shelter port

Mazara del Vallo - no English spoken, but friendly people

Harbour master VHF Channel 13 (speaks English)

Marina Adina, tel:+39 0923 906700, fax:+39 0923 906700

Lega Navale Italiana, tel:+39 0923 949667, mobile +39 340 5460679

Marsala - expensive and dirty

Port Authority, via Piemonte Lombardo 38, tel:+39 923 951184

Coast Guard, [email protected]

Trapani - shortest crossing from Sardinia

Port Authority. Viale regina Elena, tel:+39 0923 543911

Coast Guard [email protected]

Marina di Cofano di Guaiana Francesco, Via Osorio 37, mobile:+39 338 997200

Cantiere Levante, Via Ammiraglio Staiti, 18, tel:+39 0923 25399, mobile+39 333 7450525

Autoria Marittima Boat Service, Via Lilo, tel:+39 0923 29 240