The central moorages of the eastern coast of Sicily are the marines of Catania. They are situated in two ports of the city: PortoVecchio and Porto Nuovo.
Porto Nuovo is concidered to be the cheapest and has an excellent infrastructure. The disadvantage of it is the fact, that it is situated rather far from the coast. There are two marines in Porto Nuovo: Marina Mediterranea Yacht Club (tel(+39) 95 534 139) for 90 yachts with the length of a yacht not more than 25 m, and Marina Circolo Nautico (tel(+39) 95 531 178), where the maximum length of a yacht is only 15m, but the number of yachts is greater (160).
In Porto Vecchio, which is the inner bay of Catania, Marina Nautico Etnea is situated. Its coordinates are 37°29.65’N, 15°5.5’E (tel. (+39)95 531 443), which is for 100 yachts with maximum length of a yacht 25m. One more marine called Marina Club Nautico (tel.(+39) 95 531 443) takes permanent clients and only somrtimes offeres vacant moorages for guests.
Marina Ognina – Porto Ulisse, Onyina. Its coordinates are 37°31.75’N, 15°6.9’E. It is the second largest tourist port on the eastern coast of Sicily. It is situated 10 km to the south of Catania. Marina Ognina is for 500 yachts. It has excellent conditions for repairing ships and it is well protected from the winds. It has restaurants, a petrol station, dwellings for living, a crane. The maximum length of a yacht can be 30m. (tel. (+39) 95 494 152.
Marina di Riposto, Riposto. Its coordinates are 37°43.98’N, 15°12.73’E. Marina di Riposto is situated in the port of Portodell’Etna to the north of Catania. It will take you half an hour to get there from the Catanian International Airport called Fauntanarossa. It can take the yachts with the length of 40m. The maximum number of yachts is 360. There is a crane, an elevator, showers, a petrol station, a fresh water reservoir, etc.
Marina Acitrezza, Aci Trezza. Its coordinates are 37°33.75’N, 15°9.75’E. The marine is situated some kms to the north from Acheriale, which is a spa-resort there. MarinaAcitrezza can take more than 500 yachts with maximum lengt of 25m. There is a shipyard there, where a mechanic operator can repair your boat. There are standard everyday services there as well. The tel. number is (+39) 95 277 381.
Marina Yachting Siracusa, Siracusa. Its coordinates are 37°3.7’N, 15°17.4’E. It is situated in the eastern part of the city, the legendary island Ortygia (or Sitta Vekkia) is situated near it.Marina Siracusa can take 180 yachts with a maximum length of 50m. There are different services there: wi fi Internet, a ship repairing centre, a shipyard a medical centre,etc. Tel. (+39) 931 445 004.
Marina Giardini Naxos, Giardini Naxos. Its coordinates are 37°49.56’N, 15°16.5’E. There are not many marines in Taormina besides Giardini Naxos. This district is a resort. The landscapes are the best in Sicily, but the service is ascetic ( fresh water, a restaurant, a market). The moorage is for 90 yachts with a max. length of 20m. Tel. (+39) 94 251 911.