Via del Porto, 88841 Punta le Castella, Italy
VHF: 09, 11, 14
GPS: 38°54’37.0″N 17°01’37.5″E / 38.910286, 17.027069
The harbour of Le Castella lies on the Ionian coast of Italy, around 55 miles NE of Rocella Ionica and 15 miles SW of Crotone. The harbour consists of a southern basin reserved for fishing boats and a northern basin for leisure craft.
The northern basin (maximum authorized draught 2.0 metres), has five pontoons with laid moorings belonging to various clubs. Shelter is good in the northern basin.
The harbour is situated on the E side of the village of Le Castella. The eponymous castle sits on a sandy spit just W of the village and is conspicuous on the approach. The harbour is entered from ENE keeping close to the end of the outer, curved breakwater to avoid the shallow reef off the rocky headland to the N. Once into the outer harbour, the narrow channel leading to the northern basin will be clearly visible to starboard. The entrance is narrow and depths are only 2 metres, so the basin is only suitable for smaller, shallow draught yachts. Entrance is difficult and possibly unsafe in strong winds from NE round to SE.
Five pontoons have been installed in the harbour. Depths on the pontoons range from 1.0 metre at the root to 2 metres at the end. The deeper water is along the quays near the entrance, where depths are 3 – 3.5 metres. Berth alongside or stern or bows-to wherever there is space. The pontoons are generally full of local boats. Laid moorings at most berths. Full facilties, fuel dock, WiFi, resturant. 35 T hoist, some repairs.
The marina Le Castella is located in Crotone (Italy). All guests who moor there will have access to very basic services, such as water and electricity. Its users may take advantage of its highly varied basic range of services. It is an ideal marina for medium size boats and has mooring for boats with a maximum length of 15.00 m and a maximum draught of 3.00 m.