About the Marina | Cruising Grounds | Around the Base | Provisioning | Things to Do | Water Toys & Sports

Whether this is your fifth trip or the first of many, we want you to feel at home when you're at a Moorings base.

About the Marina

Sailitalia srl
Turistica “il gabbiano” – Villaggio Turistico Portorosa
Zona Laguna Azzurra
98054 Furnari (ME) – Italy

Base Hours 
The base is open all year round.

Marina Facilities
Your comfort is assured by extensive facilities including restaurants cafes supermarkets, shower and restroom.

Please note that this base is operated by our Franchise partner Sailitalia.

Marina Information 
Most stops in the area are moorings buoys/anchor as opposed to alongside quays.  Cost for buoys will cost approximately €50.00 per night. Marina charges start around €40.00 per night and can be as much as €1600.00, depending on season and size of boat.  All fees are paid locally at each anchorage.

Marina Prices: 
Your first and last night moorings are complimentary.  All other nights are at customer’s expense and subject to availability.  Payment details will be confirmed at the Base. 

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Cruising Grounds

Cruising Area Restrictions 
Information will be given at time of briefing.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Charts & Pilot Books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are issued at your chart briefing.

Nighttime Sailing 
You must be moored at least one hour before sunset. Night Sailing is not allowed without permission from the base manager. The decision to allow night sailing is based on your skill level and can be requested in advance. You will need to fill out the Sailing or Power resume for the base to review but we cannot guarantee approval.

Moorings Fees & Taxes
There is no departure tax payable.

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Around the Base

Corallo Residence – located inside the village resort and only 500m to the base
Portorosa Residence – small apartments for rent 
La Camerlia – agro-touristic hotel with a restaurant approximately 1km from the Portorosa Village Resort
Valtur Portorosa – hotel with a full range of high-standard services, including outdoor equipped swimming pool overlooking the Portorosa Marina (outdoor parking and parking garage, several restaurants and bars).

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am-1:30 pm 
Saturdays: 8:30 am-1:00 pm (during the summer months only) 
Cash Machine operational 24 hours a day.

Currencies/ Money Exchange 
You can exchange currency and traveler's checks in Italy at most major banks, airports, large hotels, or at one of the many money exchange centers. Generally, banks will give you better rates so check around.

Always carry additional cash to cover both anticipated and unanticipated expenses.  The following are anticipated expenses to aid your advance planning.  A Vacation Planning Specialist can assist you in approximating costs:  

- Airport/Shuttle Transfers 
- Taxes & service charges 
- Customs & Duty fees 
- Refundable deposits 
- Additional beverages 
- Additional meals 
- Personal incidentals 
- Gratuities

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The Moorings Provisioning

Online Provisioning is available. Provisioning must be ordered 7 days prior to the start date of the charter for this destination. Visit The Moorings Yacht Charter Provisioning to order.

There are several supermarkets located near the base, which are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 1:00 pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm. During the summer months, supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings. 

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Things to Do

Interesting Sites
Please visit the Itinerary Page for more of the best places to visit on your trip.

Click here for a guide to sailing distances in Italy.

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Water Toys & Sports

For your convenience, you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base. They will be waiting on your boat upon arrival. You are able to rent these at the base; please keep in mind that we have limited availability. For more information, please view our Water Sports Options.

Due to Covid-19, The Moorings is not providing masks & snorkels at this time. Flippers will continue to be provided. You may wish to pack your own snorkeling gear or purchase at your chosen destination.

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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