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An excellent base from which to visit Mount Etna and Taormina, although it is subjected to ash fallout from the volcano. The marinas in Porto Nuovo on the eastern breakwater, offer the cheapest berths and good facilities. It is a fairly long walk to the centre of the town, but worth the effort to see the buildings there.

Position 37° 28.92'N, 15° 05.73'E (harbour entrance)

Docking

Porto di Catania is not well protected from the south and strong winds from this direction can cause significant swell inside the harbour. The inner harbour, called Porto Veccho, is better protected and is close to the town. There are several yacht clubs who manage the berths here.

Marina di Riposto, to the north of Catania, is well protected from the south, but is more exposed to the NW.

Caito is well protected from all directions and is north of the harbour. Ognina Porto Ulisse (exposed to the north) is to the south of the town.

There are plans for a marina in the outer part of the harbour at Catania.

Last updated January 2017.

Marina di Riposto Porto Dell'Etna
Location 37°44.13’N, 15°12.62’E. ,
Via Duca del Mare, 95018 Riposto, Catania
Tel:+39(0)95 7795755 Fax:+39(0)95 7798200 ,VHF Channel 74
Situated about 25nm north of Catania.
All facilities, fuel, bar and restaurant, security. Provisions and market close by.
Boatyard with 160 ton travel hoist, 45 ton crane, repair services.
Ognina Porto Ulisse
Mancini Battaglia, 2-95126 Catania
Tel:+39 (0)95 494152
Located about 5nm north of Catania.
Reasonable shelter. Convenient for the town.
All facilities, fuel, provisions, bars and restaurants.
Boatyard with 20 ton crane, some repairs.
Port Authority
Capitaneria di Porto di Catania , Porto Vecchio, via Dusmet
Tel:+39 (0)95 747 4111
Porto Rossi (Caito)
Location 37°30.81’N, 15°06.4’ E ,
Porto Turistico, Piazza Europa, 95100 Catania , Siily, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)95 374 966 Fax:+39 (0)95 383992
Situated just 2nm north of Catania harbour entrance, close to the centre of Catania.
All facilities, fuel, laundry, bar and restaurant, security. Max length 25m.
Boatyard, shore storage, repairs.

Yacht Clubs

Circolo Nautico NIC
Location 37° 29,58"N, 15° 05' 90"E ,
1 Porto di Catania , Catania CT 95123, Italy
Tel:+39 (0) 95 531 178 ,VHF Channel 16, 09
160 berths. Visitors' berths usually available and are on the sta'board side of Porto Nuovo, at the far end of the east pier. Berthing fee includes water, electricity and WiFi. Bicycles available for use. Helpful and friendly staff. Five minute walk to restaurants and provisions. No fuel available. Free Car parking.
Club Nautico Catania
Banchina Dogana , Catania
Tel:+39 (0)95 531 443
This club manages only a few berths which are not normally available to visitors. It is based on the short pontoon to port in the inner harbour (Porto Vecchio). Showers are available in the Club.
Diporto Nautico Etneo sas
via Canfora 76 , Cantania
Tel:+39 (0)95 531 347
This yacht club's berths are on the longer pontoon to sta'board in Porto Vecchio.
Mediterranea Yachting Club
Molo di Lavante , 95123 Catania , Sicily, Italy
Tel:+39 (0) 95 534 139 ,VHF Channel 16, 09
This club manages berths in the Porto Nuovo, on the eastern breakwater. Latitude 37° 29' 29" - Longitude 15° 5' 55". All usual facilities, including fuel and a chandlery.
sovico
sovico says:
Jul 23, 2018 07:39 PM

We stayed for 2 days at the Circolo Nautico NIC for two days. We found them very accommodating, we rented a car to go sightseeing for a day and we were able to park the car at the premises at no additional charge. The price for a 14 foot boat was 55 euros per night.

andros19
andros19 says:
Jul 12, 2016 02:30 PM

SY ANDROS was built in the yard of NIC Catania, completing a circumnavigation here in July 2015. I wiuld highly recommend this yacht club as a base for visiting the surrounding area of Catania, I didn't find it far to walk into the centre of Catania, and there are many ammenaties close to hand. The NIC has berths available, reasonable all inclusive pricing,facilities and helpful staff.

peterpelo
peterpelo says:
Aug 26, 2013 08:10 AM

There are 2 chandleries in Catania 1 is in the via Dusmet, about 10 minutes of walk from Yachtclub Circulo and about 3 min of walk from the harbor main entrance, I found them very helpfull and friendly and good prices. The other is in the harbor, at the most westerly part. Also here friendly and helpfull people. 1= Massimo Comis 2= Nautica Clem

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