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This is Sicily's capital, and is a busy port situated on the north-western coast of the island. Its large natural harbour has been a trading centre for thousands of years and the many different cultures that have occupied it have left a facinating legacy.

Position 38° 8.6' N, 13° 22.42' E. (marina at Acquasanta).

Clearance

This is a Port of Entry.

All officials are based here and papers are likely to be checked.

Last updated February 2017.

Port Authority
via F, Crispi 153 , Palermo
Tel:+39 (0)916 043 111 Fax:+39 91 6374291 ,VHF Channel 11, 16
Opening hours: 08:00-20:00

Docking

Acquasanta is a modern yacht harbour for visitors, just north of the two commercial harbour entrances.

There is a yacht harbour (Cala) in the southern corner of the commercial harbour. There are six different organisations providing moorings here on floating pontoons.
It is reported that security of both people and boats here can also be rather doubtful and extra care is advised. Also there may be a problem with rats coming on board.

The fuel station also has a few mooring moorings (about 40 euro/night) with water and electricity.

On the northern edge of the city is the small port of Arenella, the old part of which is used by fishing boats.

Last updated February 2017.

Florio Yacht Club S.R.L.
Via Molo Sud Porto , 90100 Palermo (PA), Italy
Tel:+39 333 256 6244
South Mole of the commercial port with excellent service. Berths set up for larger boats 20-25 metres. In summer 24 hour personnel on site. Fuel Quay 50m from berths. Free WiFi, can arrange laundry. Power (inc. 3 phase) and water. English / French and a little German spoken. Manager Alexe Paladono.
Marina Arenella
via Cardinale Massaia 7 , Sicilia
Tel:+39 (0)91 540 264 (Cala dei Normanni) / +39 (0)91 637 4425 (Club Nautico Vincenzo Florio) /+39 (0)91 521 595 (Altura Club) ,VHF Channel 16, 11 (24hrs)
Located about 1 mile north of Palermo. Night entry not recommended.
Pontoons run by 3 different organisations. Berth where there is space. max. length 18m.
Water and electricity at most berths. Some provisions, bars and restaurants near by.
Marina Villa Igiea (Acquasanta)
Porto Acquasanta , 90142 Palermo , Sicilia
Tel:+39 (0)91 364 123 Fax:+39 (0)91 364 225 ,VHF Channel 74, 16 (24hrs)
The visitors' berths are on the first pontoon to port. All facilities, fuel dock, chandlery, laundry, bank, LPG, yacht club, inernet. Mini-market close by. 24hr security. Max. length 65m.
Boatyard with 50 ton travel hoist, crane and some repair services.
Nautica Fratelli Galizzi s.r.l.
Via Filippo Patti, Molo Trapeizodale snc , 90133 Palermo
Tel:+39.091324124 / mob. +39.3663012319 Fax:+39.091324124 ,VHF Channel 46 (?) probable 16
First pontoon to sta'bd on entering the Cala. Call ahead for assistance with entry as quite tight. Ten minute walk from town centre.
Visitors' moorings, basic facilities, 1 shower & toilet, laundry service, WiFi, chandleries near by. Boatyard and repair services.

Jon Cass
Jon Cass says:
Aug 19, 2018 08:58 AM

I stayed at Nautica Fratelli Galizzi for a couple of nights in July. Having just sailed from Majorca over 5 days I was quite tired and the marina entry is both busy and, once at the marina itself, a bit tight. However I was met by one of the owners in his boat at the harbour entrance and guided in by him, making it so much easier. The marina secure and well protected. Don't be put off by it's location, it is only a 10 minute walk into the heart of Palermo. The facilities are a bit basic, within only 1 shower and toilet, but this didn't seem to cause any problems. There is a boatyard which looked like it can cope with any repair, and a couple of chandleries within a couple of minutes walk. There is a laundering service which cost 20 euros for a large bag which I handed over late afternoon and got back the following morning cleaned and dried (excellent service). I thought this a bit expensive for the facilities (65 euros per night for a 10m yacht), but you have to put it in the context of being in Italy in high summer and Palermo is well worth a visit. I intend staying in Sicily for a couple of years and too travel round the island. This marina is certainly one I'd go back to.

Eve & Tom
Eve & Tom says:
Oct 30, 2017 08:19 AM

We stayed at Galizzi in August 2017. they charged us 75 euros for one night (41 foot boat) and didn't warn us about the party that was about to take place in the marina. It was very noisy and we didn't sleep much. The next day we were kicked out at 11 because they had another booking for the berth - again, they didn't tell us about this in advance. Very unfriendly staff. We loved Palermo though, very much worth a visit!

Fabian
Fabian says:
Oct 05, 2015 02:27 PM

Hi, I stayed at Fratelli Galizzi from April until October 2015. One can only recommend this place. Good service and very helpful in all means. Had some works done by the family very accurate and good. 10 minutes walk to the center of the city. All facilities close, Airport about 30-40 mins.I will return! Palermo is always worth worth a visit!

Galizzi1860
Galizzi1860 says:
Jun 29, 2014 08:09 PM

Hello,mr Rersk thank you for your good opinion about our marina .Our focus is to satisfy always the customers.for your commento, a tourist came from us. we hope to give our best. We wait you here ad soon.best regards

rersk
rersk says:
Oct 05, 2013 03:08 PM

The website ormeggiopalermo.it will introduce you Nautica Fratelli Galizzi (tel.+39 091324124). This is the first floating dock on the right when entering "La Cala" or old port of Palermo. They are a full service boatyard with transient rates around 50 Eu. a night. They have wifi and offer the shower in their workshop (quite decent) to visitors. Pleasant and competent family run business. A bit of a walk into Palermo, but centrally located.

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