Type of seabed
Sand
Rocks
Seaweed
Mud
Reachable by dinghy
Snack
Beach
Water
Dock
Rada di Portoferraio
3.9 (27)
Anchor
allowed
Mooring
buoys
Anchor
stern to
Lines
ashore
Protection against wind and swell
: protected
: not protected
Information
VHF -
Phone 393482609849
Seasonnality No
Number of buoys 31
Guest buoys Yes
Max length -
Electricity -
Water Yes
Price Yes
User reviews
 (27)
Frederic 63
Espar II
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9.5 m
Beam 3.1 m
Draft 1.8 m
Year 1968
Shipyard Sangermani
Flag FR
Frederic Espar II
06/08/2014

Very nice anchorage in the bay of Portoferraio. Bottom of sand, seaweed and vase of good behavior. The only anchorage really protected from the prevailing winds on the north side of Elbe. At this place, the permanent traffic of the Ferrys is not disturbing. Magnificent view of the city and the harbor!

Très joli mouillage dans la rade de Portoferraio. Fonds de sable, algues et vase de bonne tenue. Le seul mouillage vraiment protégé des vents dominants sur la côté Nord de Elbe. A cet endroit, le trafic permanent des Ferrys n'est pas gênant .Vue Magnifique sur la ville et la rade !

Luca 3
falaná
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12.5 m
Beam 3.8 m
Draft 2.3 m
Year 2014
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Luca falaná
25/08/2015

Bottom not very compact, ideal with good weather. Last night in the harbor with 20 knots: it was necessary to give chain for 6 lengths of the backdrop.

Fondale poco tenitore, ideale con buona meteo. Passato notte in rada con 20 nodi: è stato necessario dare catena per 6 lunghezze del fondale.

Bruno 25
Happy Koumata
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 15 m
Beam 8 m
Draft 1.6 m
Year 2015
Shipyard Privilège Marine
Flag FR
Bruno Happy Koumata
24/06/2015

Beautiful mooring and beautiful step

Beau mouillage et très belle étape

Marco 1
MARAMEA
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 16 m
Beam 4.6 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 1990
Shipyard Amel
Flag BE
Marco MARAMEA
08/05/2019

Safe all-weather bay. West side from 3 to 6 meters, on excellent mud, with a strong grecale to stay to the west because a little wave enters. Center bay 10-12mt on alga, with strong west you risk plowing, but there is a lot of water behind you. Waves of passing ferries, in the summer one every half hour, make you roll enough. Pay attention to the ban on anchoring near the industrial platforms, read the ordinance. Tender to the ground NW direction at 100mt from the COOP. Water on the quay for transit behind the distributor, 20-30 euros for 2- 3h. It is forbidden to leave the boat at anchor unattended. No bath, bad water.

Baia sicura ognitempo. Lato ovest da 3 a 6mt, su fango ottima tenuta, con grecale forte stare verso ovest perché entra un po’ di onda. Centro baia 10-12mt su alga, con ponente forte si rischia di arare, ma c’è molta acqua alle spalle. Onde dei traghetti che transitano, in estate uno ogni mezz’ora, fanno rollare abbastanza. Attenzione al divieto di ancoraggio in prossimità delle banchine industriali, leggere ordinanza. Tender a terra direzione NW a 100mt dalla COOP. Acqua in banchina al transito dietro al distributore, 20-30 euro per 2- 3h. Vietato lasciare la barca alla fonda incustodita. Niente bagno, acqua pessima.

Andrea 3
Moké
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10 m
Beam 3.5 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 2019
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Andrea Moké
22/04/2019

Anchored in late April in front of the tip of the caves. Well sheltered, good estate fund.

Ancorato a fine Aprile davanti a punta delle grotte. Ben riparato, fondo buon tenitore.

Marco 3
FREE
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.5 m
Beam 3.5 m
Draft 1.6 m
Year 1985
Shipyard Cantiere del Pardo
Flag IT
Marco FREE
23/02/2019

Excellent location, the ferry traffic in the summer is a bit annoying. With strong mistral, the seaweed bottom can be a problem. It is still in 3-4 meters.

Ottima location, il traffico di traghetti in estate è un po’ fastidioso. Con maestrale forte, il fondo di alghe può essere un problema. Si ancora in 3-4 metri.

Marc 8
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 15 m
Beam 4.7 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard --
Flag --
Marc
04/09/2018

Well dressed. Well sheltered lake. Nice view of the fortified city

Bonne tenue. Plan d'eau bien abrité. Jolie vue sur la ville fortifiée

Max 5
Le Streghe
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9.2 m
Beam 3.2 m
Draft 1.8 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Max Le Streghe
06/08/2018

Anchoring on mud and posidonia 3-5 meters. The water is murky and does not invite the bath even if probably due to the muddy bottom. In the most west part you do not suffer the passage of the ferries and you can land with the tender in front of an abandoned shed right in front of the Coop.

Ancoraggio su fango e posidonia 3-5 metri. L'acqua è torbida e non invita al bagno anche se dovuta probabilmente al fondo fangoso. Nella parte più a ovest non si soffre il passaggio dei traghetti e si può atterrare col tender davanti un capannone abbandonato proprio di fronte alla Coop.

Hanjo 17
Passion
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.3 m
Beam 4.2 m
Draft 2.5 m
Year 2004
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag NL
Hanjo Passion
21/07/2018

Mooring bouys next to free anchorage. Good alternative when wind is blowing 6-7 Bft. Charge 30 euro in Juli.

Mooring bouys next to free anchorage. Good alternative when wind is blowing 6-7 Bft. Charge 30 euro in Juli.

Paolo 1
Fathelbahr
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 1987
Shipyard Airon Marine
Flag IT
Paolo Fathelbahr
21/07/2018

With strong wind it is better to take the buoy

Con vento forte meglio prendere la boa

Sten 9
WestMonsun
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.4 m
Beam 4.4 m
Draft 2 m
Year 1972
Shipyard --
Flag SE
Sten WestMonsun
20/07/2018

Very good anchorage in Portoferraio. Protected for most winds with a little swallow. We lay here in a 15-17m / s N rushby, no problem for us but we were many who attacked here, tight so some pulled. Easy to get away with things and close to the grocery store. Nice, welcoming (no gates or locks on the jetty) city, good food and ice cream.

Mycket bra ankring i Portoferraio. Skyddad för de flesta vindar med lite svall. Vi låg här i en 15-17m/s N åskby, inga problem för oss men vi var många som ankrade här, tätt så en del draggade. Lätt att komma iland med dingen och nära till mataffären. Trevlig, välkomnande (inga grindar eller lås på bryggor) stad, god mat och glass.

Francoise 5
diden
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.5 m
Beam 3.5 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 1984
Shipyard --
Flag FR
Francoise diden
16/07/2018

Good shelter but nauseating smell and oil slicks. I hope it's exceptional.

Bon abri mais odeur nauséabonde et nappes de pétrole. J'espère que c'est exceptionnel.

Mike 5
Attia
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 11 m
Beam 3.8 m
Draft 2 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Mike Attia
11/07/2018

Sandy bottom I think visibility about 1m , lots of swell noise and pollution from many passing speed boats and ferry’s , not very nice views, not my cup of tea.

Sandy bottom I think visibility about 1m , lots of swell noise and pollution from many passing speed boats and ferry’s , not very nice views, not my cup of tea.

Daniel 29
IMAGINE
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 2015
Shipyard Bavaria
Flag FR
Daniel IMAGINE
09/07/2018

An essential mooring to visit the city. The inhabitants are very courteous. Do not forget the Napoleon Museum which did a lot for the island in public works during his "stay". On the other hand, the anchorage is very difficult to see uncomfortable with the going and going of the ferries all the day Proximity of a super market coop. The water is very dirty which in my opinion prohibited swimming. Vase background. Above 20 knots risk of stall. In strong wind it is better to keep a buoy paying at the bottom of the harbor. Tel: 393482609849. If you stay several days, take the bus (not expensive) that will take you to the foot of a cable car that takes you to the top of the island with a 360 degree view. Great visit!

Mouillage incontournable pour visiter la ville. Les habitants sont très courtois. Ne pas oublier le musée Napoléon qui a fait beaucoup pour l’île en travaux publics pendant son "séjour" . En revanche le mouillage est très rouleur voir inconfortable avec le va et vient des ferrys toutes la journée Proximité d’un super marché coop. L’eau est très sale ce qui a mon avis interdit la baignade. Fond de vase. Au dessus de 20 nds risque de décrochage . Par fort vent mieux vaut retenir une bouée payante au fond de la rade. Tel: 393482609849. Si vous restez plusieurs jours, prenez le bus (pas cher) qui vous amène au pied d’un téléphérique qui vous conduit au sommet de l’île avec une vue à 360 degrés. Super visite !

Jean Rene 14
Enez Awel
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 21.8 m
Beam 5.8 m
Draft 2.3 m
Year 1991
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Jean Rene Enez Awel
05/07/2018

Apart from the noise of the ferry engines at night and having to clean the chain as it rises ... good anchorage near the city.

A part le bruit des moteurs des ferrys la nuit et le fait de devoir nettoyer la chaîne au fur et à mesure de sa remontée...bon mouillage près de la ville.

Yves 10
nicolo 5
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.7 m
Beam 3.8 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 1999
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag FR
Yves nicolo 5
01/07/2018

superb mooring. The anchor is good, and it's super quiet.

superbe mouillage. L'ancre tient bien, et c'est super calme.

Gilles 5
NINA
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.8 m
Beam 3.6 m
Draft 2 m
Year 1978
Shipyard Comar
Flag FR
Gilles NINA
16/06/2018

Mooring sure but very disturbed by ferries. Very nice town, very good typical restaurant (e pescator: fresh pasta). Extremely friendly population.

Mouillage sûr mais très perturbé par les ferrys. Ville très agréable, très bon resto typique (e pescator : pâtes fraîches). Population extrêmement sympathique.

Philippe 26
vicdel
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 1.7 m
Year 1995
Shipyard Beneteau
Flag FR
Philippe vicdel
30/05/2018

Very personal opinion: dirty water, near ferries, industrial environment .... on the other hand, of course, the city deserves a visit.My recommendation: to anchor or take a place of port in Porto Azzuro or Marciana and spend a day at PF (bus or loc vehicle).

Avis très personnel : eau sale, proximité des ferries, environnement industriel.... par contre, bien évidemment la ville mérite une visite.Ma recommandation : mouiller ou prendre une place de port à Porto Azzuro ou Marciana et passer une petite journee à PF (bus ou loc vehicule).

Jean-Pierre 60
Umiak
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 13.2 m
Beam 3.7 m
Draft 1.1 m
Year 2017
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Jean-Pierre Umiak
13/08/2017

Anchorage of amenities to go to Portoferraio but not very friendly

Mouillage de commodités pour aller à Portoferraio mais pas très sympathique

Michel 76
PhileaS
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 13.5 m
Beam 4.5 m
Draft 2.3 m
Year 2017
Shipyard Beneteau
Flag FR
Michel PhileaS
27/07/2017

The water is cloudy, not so well protected (30 knots of wind) 2 slips, badly held anchors. Call to the port to shelter, no answer! Not a good memory

L'eau est trouble, pas si bien protégé que ça (30 noeuds de vent) 2 dérapages, mauvaise tenu des ancres. Appel au port pour s'abriter, pas de réponse !!! Pas un bon souvenir

Sailors 58
Lucipara 2
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.2 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft 2 m
Year 1965
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag NL
Sailors Lucipara 2
19/05/2017

Beautiful, large bay with lots of room for anchoring. Good protection and holding. To reach the town, you have to be careful of the frequent ferries. These also cause quite some swell, so we frequently rolled for a minute or so, until the next ferry arrived or left.

Beautiful, large bay with lots of room for anchoring. Good protection and holding. To reach the town, you have to be careful of the frequent ferries. These also cause quite some swell, so we frequently rolled for a minute or so, until the next ferry arrived or left.

Michel 1
Emithom
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 1.8 m
Year 1999
Shipyard Beneteau
Flag FR
Michel Emithom
08/08/2016

mooring very nice, well sheltered

mouillage très sympa, bien abrité

Geographical location
42° 48' 21'' N 10° 19' 25'' E
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