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This is the northern-most port in Israel and is a busy oil and passenger terminal. Consequently the water and air is rather polluted. There is however a good secure marina here. Its main attraction is the religious sites on Mount Carmel.

Position 32°49.2' N,35° 1.9'E.

Clearance

See Israel Formalities for full details on clearing into and out of the country.

This is a convenient port of entry for yachtsman arriving from Turkey and Cyprus.

New arrivals are met by a Navy boat who will alert the officials and guide you to the clearance dock. Clearance takes place at the Shavit Marina and the offices are open 24/7.

The designated dock for clearance (a concrete pen) is a concrete dock set up for a small travel-lift and is a bit awkward to enter. If you speak with the marina in advance you may be able to organise clearance from your marina berth (as this is possible for outward clearance).

Clearing out is arranged after payment of dues, and is relatively quick

It's quite possible you may be escorted to the 12nm international limit by an Israeli gun-boat.

Haifa Port Police, VHF 16, Tel. +972 4-8686425.

Last updated May 2017.

Ministry of the Interior office
Government Building (opposite Municipality), 11 Hassan Shukri St. , Haifa
Opening hours: 08:00-12:00 Sunday to Thursday. Monday, Wednesday open 14:00-15:00.
For visa extensions.

Docking

The Shavit Marina is situated to the North of town in the old Kishon fishing harbour. It has about 250 berths but is quite congested with local vessels. Due to its land-locked position (inside Haifa Harbour) it is considered the safest marina in Israel, although the facilities are fairly minimal.

Town is a car/taxi ride away and taxis into town are expensive (approx. 100 shekels ($25)). However the locals are very friendly and many will offer you a lift.

There are a couple of good marine stores next to the marina and a local sailor in the marina does good value sail repairs.

Last updated May 2017.

Shavit Marina
Tel:+972-4-8422106 Fax:+972-4-841-2730 ,VHF Channel 16
Situated some way from the town of Haifa, owned by Israel Ports Company. Clearance at marina open 24/7. Depth 4m. Free potable water and WiFi, electricity, good toilet facilities and very hot showers. The marina is situated adjacent to a park where all-night discos are often held.

Yacht Clubs

Haifa Carmel Yacht Club has transferred its yachts and activity to the new Kishon Marina in Haifa harbour. Haul-out, various workshops available.

Carmel Yacht Club
Kishon Marina , P.O.Box 31192, Haifa
Tel:+972 4-8674300
EldadHadani
EldadHadani says:
Aug 17, 2015 09:43 AM

As of 2015, the actual port of entry is inside the Kishon harbour (Shavit Port) and not in the main commercial port.
There is no need anymore to call the immigration police - the navy boat that meets any in-coming vessel alerts the authorities that will wait for you at the dedicated visitors dock at the entrance to Shavit port.
Entry procedures operate 24/7 all year except Yom Kippur (Atonement day). Yom Kippur has no fixed Julian date but is normally in Sep/Oct.

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