Porto City Center 

4.6 (8 ratings)
  • 41° 8' 31" N, 8° 37' 18" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (8 ratings)

  • gale
    gale ~ 02/05/2021
    Carina | Sailboat ~ 12.19 m

    Agree with all the previous comments, just to add, don't try and use the landing stage at the back of the museum of transport, it's private.

    Agree with all the previous comments, just to add, don't try and use the landing stage at the back of the museum of transport, it's private.

  • Brendan & Carrie
    Brendan & Carrie ~ 01/05/2021
    Creeky | Sailboat ~ 13.716 m

    Great little anchorage with just enough swing room and depth for our 14m boat with 2m draught. Ideal location in the center of the city with less current than expected (but still up to 2-3kts at mid tide). We stayed for ~4 days and had good holding with predictable swinging at tide change when the wind was light. However, when it was blowing 15-20kts up the river, against the current, we had a very erratic swing pattern and our anchor dragged pretty badly (fortunately we were on board). Would recommend setting a stern anchor or using one of the outer anchorages if it is very windy. Our anchor also came up clean both times we hauled it up, so not sure if the bottom is more muddy or sandy. We had no trouble landing the dinghy behind one of the small ferry/taxi docks, but there also seemed to be plenty of room at public stairs/landings. We were here during the height of COVID-19 when a lot of things were closed, so the situation might be a bit different during “normal” times. Recommend taking a dinghy ride up river. Very pretty!

    Great little anchorage with just enough swing room and depth for our 14m boat with 2m draught. Ideal location in the center of the city with less current than expected (but still up to 2-3kts at mid tide). We stayed for ~4 days and had good holding with predictable swinging at tide change when the wind was light. However, when it was blowing 15-20kts up the river, against the current, we had a very erratic swing pattern and our anchor dragged pretty badly (fortunately we were on board). Would recommend setting a stern anchor or using one of the outer anchorages if it is very windy. Our anchor also came up clean both times we hauled it up, so not sure if the bottom is more muddy or sandy. We had no trouble landing the dinghy behind one of the small ferry/taxi docks, but there also seemed to be plenty of room at public stairs/landings. We were here during the height of COVID-19 when a lot of things were closed, so the situation might be a bit different during “normal” times. Recommend taking a dinghy ride up river. Very pretty!

  • Kinh
    Kinh ~ 09/11/2020
    Aubade | Sailboat ~ 11 m

    Infinitely better anchorage than at the river mouth. Good holding, there is still a current and tidal difference but nothing compared to the river mouth. It’s worth doing the extra milage for a goodnight sleep. Also a fantastic location for seeing Porto which is also worth the effort.

    Infinitely better anchorage than at the river mouth. Good holding, there is still a current and tidal difference but nothing compared to the river mouth. It’s worth doing the extra milage for a goodnight sleep. Also a fantastic location for seeing Porto which is also worth the effort.

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