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The Port of Lisbon is Portugal’s biggest city and main seaport. It lies on the banks of the Tagus River, close to its mouth.

Position 38° 39'42"N, 09° 18'43"W (river entrance)

Clearance

Doca de Alcantara has all official offices (port captain, Customs & Guarda Nacional Republicana) located nearby. Marina Parque das Nacoes has clearance on site.

At the Administracao do Porto de Lisboa marinas it is only necessary to complete a standard form at the office, copies will be distributed to the GNR-Brigada Fiscal, Policia Maritima and Alfandega (customs).

Whether any, or all officials, will choose to visit will be based on the yacht's flag state, the crew's nationalities and the last port of call.

Last updated January 2016.

Administracao do Porto de Lisboa
R. da Junqueira, 94 , 1349-026 Lisbon , Portugal
Tel:+351 213 611000 Fax:+351 213 6 11005 ,VHF Channel 12
Opening hours: 0900-1300 and 1400-1800 daily
Lisboa Port Control
Tel:+351 213 922026 (for leisure craft berthing instructions) Fax:+351 213 922028 ,VHF Channel 12, 14, 16, 68, 74 (call Lisbon Control)
Port of Lisbon Immigration Office
Edificio da Gare Maritima da Rocha , Conde d'Obidos , Porto de Lisboa 1399-076 Lisboa
Tel:+351 213 913 680 Fax:+351 213 913 699

Docking

The approaches to the River Tagus (Rio Tejo) are straightforward, but keep to the marked channel as there are various shallows in the approaches.

Yachts entering or leaving Lisbon are required to keep VHF watch on channels 12,16 and 13. The working channel for "Lisboa Port Control" is 64.

Marinas

Berths for visiting yachts in the northern basins are limited as many of the pontoon spaces in the marinas are taken up by local craft. There is however a new marina in the southern basin which has plenty of space.

The marinas at Cascais and Oeiras also provide easy access to the city of Lisbon and are less crowded alternatives.

Coming from seaward the first berthing option is Doca do Bom Succeso, immediately past Torre de Belém. There are no special places allocated for visitors and it is predominantly filled with local traffic.

Further upstream, past the monument to Henry the Navigator, is Doca de Belém. Visitors should tie up initially by the fuel station opposite the entrance. For a small fee visitors can use the facilities of the Associação Naval de Lisboa (Sailing Association) which has its base there. The club secretary is also the best person to consult concerning any repair. Again however, it is likely no space will be available here.

Doca de Santo Amaro, just after the first suspension bridge, is often full of naval craft and harbour launches, as well as suffering from road noise from the metal bridge above and bars nearby.

Further upstream still is Doca de Alcantâra, behind the container and cruise ship terminal (the first place with clearance authorities), and finally the new Marina Parque das Nações which is the largest and newest marina in Lisbon.

Marina Parque das Nações (on the site of the former EXPO Marina) is 6 miles upriver in the southern basin, accessed via locks open during the day. This is in an attractive setting with interesting site nearby. They offer discounts for winter rates.

Anchorages
There is an anchorage on the north side of the estuary at Doco de Paco in 7m. It is sheltered from the northerlies and NW'lies.

At Seixal, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon, there is good shelter in the tributary of the Tagus River. Limited shopping, some restaurants and a frequent ferry accross to Lisbon make this a possible alternative berth.

Last updated January 2016.

Doca de Alcantara
Lisbon , Portugal
Tel:+351 213 922 048/58 Fax:+351 213 922 085 ,VHF Channel 12
Lying 1.2 miles upstream of the large suspension bridge, this is the first place in Lisbon itself to clear in. The basin has been dredged to a depth of 7.2 metres and can receive even the largest yachts. All offices (port captain, customs and Guarda Nacional Republicana) are located nearby.
The swing bridge opens every half hour from Mon-Fri, and is left open during weekends, except if there's a cruise ship moored at the adjacent quay. In this case, it is necessary to request passage by calling the bridge operator on VHF channel 68. The entrance is well hidden behind a commercial wharf and can be difficult to locate.
Not particularly attractive suroundings and water can be oily, but ideal if wanting to explore the city as just a 10 minute walk to the tram for the city centre. Offers excellent protection.
Doca de Belem Marina
Tel:+351 213 631246 Fax:+351 213 624578 ,VHF Channel 12, 74
Second marina as you travel up river.
All facilities, fuel dock, ATM, WiFi, boatyard with 2 ton crane, 20 ton boat hoist, repairs. Bar and restaurant, clearance.
Unlikely to have room for visiting yachts. Beware of strong cross currents in the entrance.
Doca de Santo Amaro
(150m beyond the suspension bridge) , 1350-353 Lisbon , Portugal
Tel:+351 213 922 011 Fax:+351 213 922 038 ,VHF Channel 12, 74
All facilities, no fuel, no laundry, ATM, WiFi, restaurant, bar & provisions, security. Clearance.
Noisy due to the overhead road bridge.
Doca de Terreiro do Trigo
Tel:+351 21 392 2012
Close to the old quarter (Alfama). Rather run down and prone to silting.
Doca do Bom Sucesso Marina
Tel:+351 213 013027 Fax:+351 213 020092 ,VHF Channel 12
Care is needed as there are strong cross currents at the entrance. This is the first marina as you travel up river. The entrance is on the N shore of the river just beyond the Torre de Belem. Call ahead as space for visitors very limited. Chandlery, fuel pontoon in northwest corner of the basin. Max. length 12m.
Marina Parque das Nacoes
Edifício da Capitania , Passeio de Neptuno , 1990-193 LISBOA
Tel:+351 218 949 066 Fax:+351 218 949 067 ,VHF Channel 09
Opening hours: Summer: 09.00 -19.30 Winter: 09.00 - 19.00
A new 600 berth marina with all facilities and plenty of space.
All facilities, Clearance, fuel berth, pump-out, free WiFi, boatyard with 32 ton travel lift, crane, slipway, repairs.
Easy access to Lisbon, 5 min. to airport. Large shopping Mall nearby.
Located in the southern basin. Has a double sluice system that closes at night. Arrivals after 20.30 should contact reception or await for the reopening of the sluices at the Reception pontoon. Before entering call harbourmaster on Ch.09 who will guide you to a berth.
Porto de Lisboa Port Authority
R da Junqueira 94 , 1349-026 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel:+351 213 922 011/2 Fax:+351 213 922 038 ,VHF Channel 11,16
This Authority administers all the marinas "recreational docks" and their website has a good overview table showing all facilities available at each marina.

Yacht Clubs

Associacao Naval de Lisboa
Av Brasilia, Doca de Belém , 1400-038 Lisbon , Portugal
Tel:+351 21-363 5329 Fax:+351 21-363 58 61
Visiting yachts made welcome.
Marina de Portimao
Yacht Havens Marina, Marinas De Barlavento , Empreendimentos Turisticos SA , Travessa De Sao Placido 52-A 1200-854 Lisbon
Tel:+351 1 390 11 89 Fax:+351 1 390 59 22
steve77
steve77 says:
Aug 27, 2016 06:43 PM

We were in Lisbon hauled out at Cento Nautico Alges (CNA) for some paint repair, a bottom job, and replacement of the mast, boom and standing rigging. This took seven months. The workers at CNA did a great job for us. Excellent English is spoken by the office staff (Afonso and Hugo), Luis (the Director of the yard) and many of the workers. Our work was done to a very high standard and we were very happy with the job that was done.

The yard is about a kilometer from the nearest train station, which is the fastest way into Lisbon. For a little less money you can ride busses. There are great restaurants and provisioning in Alges, as well.

The mast replacement and associated work was done by Jorge Rainha, who is an independent rigger working in the area. Several people recommended him for our spar and rigging replacement. He is busy, and for good reason. He is the best in the area. Jorge made a special effort to keep costs low and his contacts with chandleries, sail lofts, and machine shops really helped things go smoothly.

We cannot recommend CNA or Jorge more highly.

Chris
Chris says:
Sep 19, 2015 08:13 PM

(Editor's Note: We have asked the poster which marina he is talking about here, however had not had an answer).
Marina Office situated mid way along the north side of the marina. No VHF, despite what the ALmanac says. Staffed 24 hours, night duty security staff. No fuel, nearest is in Doca de Belem. Very industrial but centrally located. Crowded and a reservation is recommended. Supermarkets, including Lidl a short walk north west of marina. Cabs easily available into town and cost the same as public transport.

Stan Luyten
Stan Luyten says:
Feb 22, 2015 01:11 PM

Alcântara marina: the swinging bridge opens every half hour from Mon-Fri (no need to call on VHF), and is left open during weekends, except if there's a cruise ship moored at the adjacent quay. In this case, it is necessary to request passage. Very good protection, friendly staff and at walking distance from the centre. Restaurants and supermarkets (e,g, Pingo Doce) can be found in nearby Alcântara, just across the avenue. Chandlery DND is located close to Doca de Belem with good stock and friendly staff. Lisnáutica also has a large stock, including resins. There is some noise from the nearby bridge and container terminal, but really nothing to worry about if exploring the city is the aim.

Stan Luyten
SV Noctiluca

Facebook Page: "Cruising Vagabonds"
Blog: stanluyten.wordpress.com

Ulf
Ulf says:
Aug 13, 2013 02:02 PM

Marina Parque das Nacoes
At 04.08.13 appr. 4 m depth found at reception pontoon at high tide, staff recommends entrance only at high tide, berth for boats with draught > 2 m are limited if soft mud could not be accepted

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