Marina Sant´Elena

Cantiere Celli Srl, Via della Ricevitoria 32/A, 30013 Cavallino – Treporti (VE), Italy

VHF: 77

GPS: 45°25’35.5″N 12°22’00.4″E / 45.426539, 12.366774

The marina of Marina Sant´Elena lies on the SE side of the island of Sant’Elena at the easternmost extremity of the city of Venice, close to the Porto di Lido, the main entrance to the lagoon and immediately S of the club of Diporto Velico Veneziano, with which it should not be confused. The marina has been under construction since 2010 on the site of the former Celli shipyards and started accepting yachts in 2014. Many of the facilities are still awaiting completion. However, the site is away from the worst of the bustle of the city, being about two kilometers ESE of St Mark’s Square. When complete, it is intended to offer layup and repair facilities as well as berthing. Be aware that cycling is not allowed outside of the marina. You may be fined!


Access is via the Porto di Lido, principal (and busiest) entrance to the lagoon. As the deepest channel, with depths of over 10 metres, it is also the one used by ferries and large commercial vessels. The ends of the N and S breakwaters are identifiable by conspicuous black and white and red and white painted structures. A fairway beacon is situated around 2.5 miles SE of the entrance, from where a course of 300 degrees brings you safely through the entrance. The safe channel is also indicated by port and starboard markers. The channel is dredged to over 10.0 metres. Entry is best around slack water, since the tides can reach 4.0 knots at springs. Beware of cross-currents. Once through the entrance, follow the channel, which is marked with posts, as it curves S for about 1.5 miles, leaving the island of La Certosa to starboard, when the breakwaters of Marina Santelena will be evident on the eastern side of the island of Sant’Elena, immediately S of the club of Diporto Velico Veneziano. The entrance is at the SW corner of the basin.
Note: along this stretch of the Adriatic coast tidal ranges can exceed 1.0 metre at springs, so judging the tides right can make a significant difference to safe access.

Berths are on finger pontoons or quays with mooring posts, depending on size of yacht. Visiting yachts are usually on C pontoon with mooring posts. Prepare with long lines at the bow and normal length stern lines


Hard standing. Storage hangars (19,500 cu metres).


There is only one gate through which to walk into the marina. There is a marina employee onsite 24/7.

Marina Location

The marina is in a very quiet part of Venice but close to the Biennale expositions. It takes 15 minutes walking to reach San Marco. The Sant Elena vaporetto station is 5 minutes away. Only very limited provisions nearby. Small supermarket in via Garibaldi (10 min walk).


Ferry to centre of Venice from jetty at S side of island.

Additional information

Length: minimum 5 m maximum 40 m
Draught: minimum 0.5 m maximum 3 m
Number of berths: 100


Yard facilities
Restaurant (planned)
Supermarket (planned)
Toilets and showers

Places of interest

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