Via Riva dei Lestrigoni, 07020 Palau OT, Italy
GPS: 41°10’48.5″N 9°23’08.2″E / 41.180124, 9.385597
Puerto Palau is located in Palau town, on Sardinia island, Italy. This moderate-capacity marina has 400 berths for vessels up to 18 meters in length and 4.5 meters draft. This port has the following slipway facilities and náutical services; Travelift up to 60 tons, 18 tons crane, gas station, waste collection, wifi, electricity and water in each mooring, among others.
Palau is a small harbour on the NE coast of Sardinia, some five miles NNW of Cannigione and immediately opposite the Maddalena group, for which it is the main ferry port.
The harbour contain a secure marina, Porto Turistico, with around 400 berths for yachts of up to 18.0 metres. It is a good base for planning a visit to the national park of the Maddalena Islands and for exploring some of the impressive Nuraghic remains around Arzachena.
The main islands of the Maddalena group, Isola Caprera, Isola Santo Stefano and Isola La Maddalena, lie under a mile to the NE.
The entrance to the harbour is to the S of a large ferry quay, which is also used by naval vessels, and will not be seen until almost past the harbour if approaching from N. The entrance is approached from SE, when the mast of yachts on the marina pontoons will be visible.
Note: Beware of ferries arriving and departing at speed.
The harbour offers good all-round shelter from all directions except NE, from which direction it is partly protected by the Maddalena Islands. Gusts are possible from any direction in the approaches in view of the high land to either side.
See also Maddalena archipelago for a selection of berthing options.
Yachts berth at the municipal marina, which provides 400 berths for yachts of up to 18.0 metres and draft of up to 3.5 metres. See the separate page for details.
Residual water collection
Dressing rooms Security