La Maddalena Archipelago - Cala Gavetta 

General Data


Dock Services


Marinas in Sardinia

Since the second half of the 18th century, Cala Gavetta has represented the historic port of La Maddalena Archipelago. Originally built as a military outpost by the Savoy family, the port of Cala Gavetta is the heart of La Maddalena and the main gate to the wonderful Piazza XXIII Febbraio. Situated in the southern part of the island, the marina is protected by a south-eastern outer dock and a south-eastern inner breakwater. The facility is entirely managed by the City Council of La Maddalena.

The port of Cala Gavetta offers 140 berths spread on floating jetties. More specifically,

  • Inner berths for boats from 5 to 30 metres in length;
  • External berths for boats from 15 to 30 metres;
  • 20 buoys situated in front of the inner breakwater, reserved for boats up to 50 metres in lenght and with a maximum draft of 7 metres.


The port of Cala Gavetta offers many yachting services, such as: water, electricity, toilets and showers, Wi-Fi, haulage and launch services, scuba divers, waste collection,  a filling  station (open from 08:00 to 19:00). Thanks to its proximity to the city centre, visitors can find all sorts of tourist services in the town, such as car, moto and bike rental, shipchandlers, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The marina is the ideal starting point to visit both La Maddalena and Caprera Island and is very crowded in summer.



Mooring reservation:

Access to the port

Before entering and going out of the port, yachtsmen are required to contact the Port Authority on VHF channel 74 and pay attention to the numerous ferries sailing between the island and Palau.

The port of Cala Gavetta is open 24 hours a day but mooring assistance is guaranteed only from 08:00 to 20:00. The maximum speed allowed inside the port is 3 knots.

Lanterns: 1054 (E 0961) - fixed red light-equipped lantern with a range up to 3 metres, situated on the western dock; 1055 (E 0962) - lantern with fixed green light, with a range up to 3 metres, situated on the inner breakwater; 1060 (E 0962.4) - equipped with a fixed red light and a range up to 3 metres, the lantern is located on Poste Pier.