THE BEST European Marinas in 2023

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THE BEST European Marinas

The best European marinas will spoil you with their top-rated services and beautiful views. If you’re planning a sailing trip through Europe, here are the best places to book a berth. Read on and enjoy!

1. Port Hercule, Monaco

If you want to book a berth in a glamorous location, there’s no better place to go than Monaco. Luxury, natural beauty, celebrity and entertainment all meet in Monaco. A place mostly known for its elevated lifestyle and fabulous nightlife, Monaco is also great for a chill-out holiday.

Port Hercule is situated amidst the opulence of the principality. The proximity to the major highlights of Monaco makes this port an excellent choice. Whether you want to be close to your hotel, or to the myriad bars in the area, you will love it here. The deep-water port can accommodate 700 yachts, up to 135 m in length. Its premier amenities include dining places, swimming pool, nautical shops. Moreover, by booking a marina reservation here, you can attend the famous boat show held each year in September.

2. Marina di Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Marina di Porto Cervo is carefully nestled in a picturesque area where your vessel will be perfectly safe. Porto Cervo boasts some of the best facilities in the Mediterranean and it is also proud of its highly efficient and welcoming staff. The Porto Cervo harbor lies in the homonymous village, a popular seaside resort on the northern coast of the island of Sardinia.

Marina di Porto Cervo – the world’s second most expensive marina and one of the best European marinas, provides 700 berths for vessels of maximum 100 m. The maximum draft of boats that can book a mooring here is 7 m.  Marina di Porto Cervo is a famous anchorage spot for transit boats. They also have a vast boatyard which offers repairs and maintenance for boats of maximum 45m. The harbor of Porto Cervo is divided into 2 areas: the East Dock or the Old Port, located in the village’s perimeter and the modern New Marina located in Marina Village. Marina di Porto Cervo provides a complete set of marina services including bars, restaurants, dressing rooms, laundry, harbor master, car rental, boat store, security. Various sports for which the marina offers facilities can be practiced here. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Regatta also takes place in this fabulous location in June. By then, the marina becomes crowded with superyachts and luxury vessels. So, book your berth in time if you want to join.

#3 Marina Ibiza & Marina Port Ibiza, Ibiza

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Ibiza’s best ports offer some of the best moorings in Europe. If you want to combine a sunny holiday with memorable partying, Ibiza’s the perfect match for you. This is the place where internationally-acclaimed DJ’s will entertain you until the morning comes. Extravagant clubs by night time and a laid-back lazy sunny day afterward are the key to truly relax.

In Marina Ibiza you will find the most unforgettable experience of a safe, modern, elegant and stylish port prepared for superyachts and megayachts up to 110m lenght, where you can combine a wonderful day at sea with a fun afternoon of cocktails and luxury shopping or dinner in the island’s fashionable venues.

Marina Ibiza is one of the most luxurious marinas in the Mediterranean, with mooring up to 110 meters and with luxury stores inside and some of the best restaurants like Lío.

Enjoy the best views of the city of Ibiza and infinite sunsets with the sea in the background and D’Alt Vila as a witness, moor next to true jewels of the sea, do some luxury shopping, try haute cuisine, attend a unique show in the world, living magic moments. All this can only happen in Marina Ibiza, located on the golden mile of the island, whether you come by land or by sea.

Marina Ibiza is once again one of the most fashionable ports of the Mediterranean and much more than a marina. It is a lifestyle.

On the other side, Marina Port Ibiza (known as Ibiza Magna) can accommodate your boat while you’re at it. With berths for boats of maximum 60 m and top-notch facilities Marina Port Ibiza will fit all your needs. Bigger boats are also welcomed outside the marina’s principal harbor. Ibiza Magna is situated in the close proximity of some of the most popular Ibiza clubs. Nearby, you will find all the other tourist facilities you require.

4. Port de Saint Tropez, Côte d'Azur

Best European marinas include the harbors of the sunny French Riviera. An online booking at Port de Saint Tropez is a perfect way to start planning your vacation. Port de Saint Tropez has decades of tradition and a reputation for offering exquisite service. It can accommodate up to 700 vessels of maximum 70 m in an elegant setting. Mooring here will allow you to experience in 1st person the glamorous atmosphere of Saint Tropez. The beaches of Baie de Pampelonne will help you chill out and recharge your batteries. Then, when the sun sets, you have a plethora of different activities to choose from. Saint Tropez is known worldwide for its luxurious restaurants, bars and hotels. If you’re also keen on sightseeing, the lovely old buildings and streets of Saint Tropez will share with you their history and grandeur.

5. Port Vauban, Côte d'Azur

Another one of our top marinas in Europe is Port Vauban Antibes. Located in Antibes, on the French Riviera, this marina is perfect for nature lovers. If you book a berth here, you will find yourself in one of the best sailing areas in Europe, in the proximity of Cannes and Monaco. The most stylish yachts in the world drop anchor here. The port lies in the homonymous coastal village. Its old architecture contrasts with the modern and luxurious vessels on its shore.

Port Vauban is a place where history and luxury blend perfectly in a breathtaking landscape. Unspoiled beaches and lush parks, historic sites like Chateau Grimaldi and museums all contribute to the local charm. Port Vauban can accommodate vessels of up to 170 m. Their generous package of service includes bar, restaurant, sailing school, assistance.

6. Marina Grande, Capri

Marina Grande – Porto Turistico di Capri, located on the northern part of the island of Capri, is the largest marina reservation option in stunning Capri. It is located next to the commercial port of Capri. This is a good anchorage area as it grants a good shelter against the wind in a beautiful natural bay.

Also, Porto Turistico di Capri is marked by two breakwaters. If you book a berth here, you will be close to different great beaches such as Spiaggia Libera Marina Grande, Lo Smeraldo or Le Ondine. Numerous other tourist attractions, including the Bagni of Tiberio are also located nearby and there is direct connection by boat to get here.

Marina Grande is quite busy during the peak season (the summer months), so booking a berth ahead is recommended. For any kind of information you might require during your stay, you’ll get support from Marina Grande. Inside the port of Capri, there is a ticket office for visitors, a Port Authority office, a tourist information center. There are great connections form the harbor of Capri: the funicular station (which connects you to the center of the town) is nearby and the bus depot as well. By bus, you’ll be able to go to different parts of the island. Restaurants, bars, supermarkets are also located close by. The port of Marina Grande is able to host 300 vessels of maximum 60 m. Some of their amenities include reception, internet, fuel, security, docking assistance, electric cars, crane, diving services. The speed limit within the marina is 2kn and the maximum depth is 8m.

7. Port Adriano, Mallorca

If you are looking for berths / moorings in Spain, Port Adriano should definitely be one of your choices. Situated in Calvia, only a few km away from Palma de Mallorca, Adriano Mallorca harbor is an exotic getaway. Here, you will be able to explore the splendors of the Balearic Islands and totally disconnect from daily worries.

The area is surrounded by pure waters and long sandy beaches. In the area, you will find countless restaurants, bar, clubs, and shops. A vivid nigh-time atmosphere complements this already charming place. Marina Adriano has a vast capacity; it can accommodate more than 480 vessels of up to 80 meters in a chic and modern environment.

8. OneOcean Port Vell, Catalonia

OneOcean Port Vell is one of the best marinas in Europe for superyachts. It lies at the very heart of Barcelona, Spain. Yachts of maximum 190 meters can moor here and book a berth out of the 151 existing options. OneOcean Port Vell is renowned for its luxury facilities, supporting the elitist lifestyle that accompanies yacht owning. At OneOcean Port Vell, yacht crews will find all the facilities they might require for a pleasurable and comfortable stay. At the reception (hosted by a 2,750m2 spectacular glass building), you will always find a friendly staff who’s ready to meet your needs and provide quality recommendations.

An elegant crew lounge, a gym, a spa, an elegant restaurant, office spaces are just some of the facilities at your disposal. OneOcean Port Vell aims to offer the utmost treatment to its guests and help them enjoy a truly relaxing vacation. If you book a marina reservation here, your vessel will benefit from 24h CCTV surveillance and security. The access to all pontoons is electronic. Other services include WiFi, swimming pool, helipad, fuel station, parking, customs & immigration office.

9. Old Port de Cannes, Côte d'Azur

Vieux Port of Cannes is situated in the famous coastal town of Cannes, on the French Riviera. It is also called Old Port of Cannes due to its privileged location – in the heart of the old town. As you walk along the port’s edge, you can freely admire the splendid classical boats lined here. The charm of the Old Port consists precisely in the fact that its setting is so diverse from the usual glamorous atmosphere surrounding Cannes. Here, you can immerse in the romantic view of the vessels and the old architecture and feel as if you’ve plunged back in time. 

Port of Cannes is the most famous gathering place for professional sailors and skippers, as well as aficionados. The harbor of Vieux Port is a vibrant and cheerful area where events such as the Cannes Yachting Festival take place all year round.

This is where most sailing competitions take place due to the ideal position: 16 miles from Nice, 22 from Monaco and 24 from Saint-Tropez. The Port of Cannes can provide up to 800 moorings for vessels of maximum 145 meters. Among the amenities you can access here, let us name a few such as water, electricity, a shipyard with crane and ramp, medical services, internet, and dining services. Also, if you seek culinary diversity, we are glad to inform you that top restaurants (as well as bars) are located within a short walking distance.

10. Porto Montenegro, Montenegro

The best European marinas where you can book a berth and benefit from top services are also found in Montenegro. It has Europe’s largest yacht berths with a maximum length up to 300 m. The UNESCO site of Bay of Kotor is the home of one of these fabulous mooring places. Its name is Porto Montenegro and it is a perfect choice for superyachts. If you book a marina reservation here, you will be spoilt by the comprehensive service. The yacht club of the marina has a tennis court, bars, restaurants, clubs, a wellness center, a swimming pool and elegant accommodation. Sightseeing, diving, sailing and plenty more activities will keep you busy in a stunning surrounding.

11. Puerto Banus, Marbella

Puerto Banus is located on the Spanish island of Marbella, in Nueva Andalusia and it’s on our top marinas in Europe. This world-famous marina lies right in the middle of the beautiful Costa del Sol, in an area that is sheltered by the Penibetica Mountain Range. The distance separating Puerto Banus from Malaga is approximately 60 km. The marina of Puerto Banus was built in 1970 by Jose Banus. The purpose of this state-of-the-art port was to create an exclusive area on the island. Puerto Banus marina bathes in luxury and beauty. This is a famous stopover for yacht owners with deep pockets and fine tastes. Luxury yacht owners from Saudi Arabia and USA flock here every summer.

Not surprisingly, in the proximity of the Puerto Banus harbor, there are glamorous beach clubs, bars, restaurants and designer boutiques. As you head west from Puerto Banus, you will find a more relaxing and quiet ambiance at the Mistral Beach. Another beach located nearby is the busy Nagueles Beach, famous among water sports fans. Puerto Banus stretches on a surface of 150,000 m2. A total number of more than 900 berth booking options are available here. The maximum length allowed at this marina reservation facility is 50 m. Some of the amenities they provide include refueling station, 50t travelift, recycling point, fresh water, electricity, internet access, boat rentals, fishing and water ski equipment rentals, etc.  

12. ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia has long established itself as one of the most popular marina destinations for sea traveling. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see that one of the best marinas in Europe is also located here. Marina Dubrovnik is carefully nestled in a naturally gifted area that has been inhabited for centuries. Srđ hill is the home of the marina and a UNESCO site that receives hundreds of tourists every year. In the area, you can visit places of archeological interest, practice diving, go on fabulous trails in the Prevlaka Park.

ACI Marina Dubrovnik is famous for its environmental approach. Here, you can enjoy premiere service while making sure your impact on the surrounding is minimal. Dubrovnik harbor offers 380 wet berths and 140 dry berths. Yachts of up to 60 m are welcomed here.

13. Marina di Portofino, Italian Riviera

One of the best European marinas is Marina di Portofino, located in Liguria, Italy. Originally, Portofino was only a humble fishing village. But nowadays it is one of the most sophisticated tourist locations in the Gulf of Genoa. The fame of this place is largely due to the elite who recurrently come here. Portofino is a gorgeous little settlement with colorful houses, luxury boutiques and stylish restaurants. Many writers and artists have found inspiration on its old streets and picturesque harbor. Marina di Portofino offers a vast array of services. Moreover, here you can practice numerous recreational activities. A hotspot for luxury mega-yachts and VIPs, Marina di Portofino is a reference point in the Mediterranean. The natural beauty of the surrounding and the quiet atmosphere of Portofino make it an elaborate and elegant choice.

14. Miraggio Marina Halkidiki, Greece

One of the best places to drop anchor in Greece is the Miraggio Marina located in Halkidiki. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Not surprisingly, given that it is easily accessed by car plane or boat. Port Miraggio Marina is located on the beautiful Kassandra Peninsula. The region is well-known for its greenery and natural beauty. This is a place where you can laze in the sun and admire the forests stretching on the high hills guarding the shore. Miraggio Marina Halkidiki is one of the most modern ports in Greece. It has been developed by a team of experts that aimed to protect the surrounding environment. This is an ideal choice for nature lovers. The Miraggio Marina provides numerous amenities to vessels of maximum 40 meters.

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Most of them – the best European marinas – are part of our portfolio. We can help you book a berth in either one of them. Just give us a call and tell us when and where you want to go on your next trip.

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