Ports and docks
44°40.57' N – 12°15.02' E
Porto Garibaldi, originally a fishing village, and then a little town grown up around the port, was the first beach resort on this coast. Still today its tourist port is one of the busiest in the province. There are regular Boat Trips: spend a day on these substantial and welcoming vessels in the company of guides who are experts in the most impressive river delta in Italy, searching out its most atmospheric corners.
Another way to experience the sea at any time of year is to go Sport Fishing in the teeming waters of the Adriatic. Trips are available by day or by night.
The port is also the end of a long canal that runs inland as far as Ferrara.
Technical Details and Facilities: Hours: always open. Seabed: sand, mud. Depth: 2.5-4m at the quays. Capacity: around 180 boats. Maximum length: around 20 m. Radio: VHF channel 16 (continuous) & 14. Winds: Tramontana, Greco and Scirocco. Shelter: winds from quadrants III and IV. Services: water, weather forecasts, restaurant, washrooms & toilets, clubhouse. Diesel pump at the north side on entering the port. Hose points. Quay lighting. Slipway. Fixed crane for up to 3.5 tonnes. 2 mobile cranes or up to 16 tonnes. Boat storage under cover and outdoors. Motor repairs. Boat repair in wood, fibreglass and steel. Fire service. Refuse Collection. Ice sales. Car parking. Public telephone.
Via Caduti del Mare
MARINA DEGLI ESTENSI
44°40.50' N – 12°14.10' E
Access from Porto Garibaldi
The tourist marina “Marina degli Estensi” is part of the Porto Garibaldi port complex; it has a surface area of 33,000 sq.m and is equipped with floating piers with finger and pylon moorings. From Porto Garibaldi you enter the marina through the Canale delle Vene (4m deep), which is found on the south quay, near the commercial marina, around 700m from the port entrance.
Technical details and facilities: Open: continuous. Seabed: sandy. Depth: 3-4 m. Moorings: 300. Maximum length: 25 m. Radio: VHF channel 16-09. Winds: Tramontana, Greco and Scirocco. Shelter: winds from quadrants III and IV. Services: water, light, weather forecasts (May-September), WC and showers. Petrol & Diesel pumps on the left side of the access canal. Quay lighting. Slipways. Travel lift 50 tonnes. Open-air boat storage. Motor repairs. Electrical & electronic repairs. Boat repair in wood, fibreglass and steel. Sail repairs. Mooring Assistance. Divers. Fire service. Refuse collection. Car parking. 24 hour security.
PORTO DI GORO (Goro Port)
44°50.35' N – 12°17.65' E
The port is the inner part of the Sacca di Goro and is a wide basin, nearly rectangular in shape, contained by the banks and breakwaters. Since the middle of last century consolidation works have made the port into a solid structure suitable for mooring and repairing boats. The port is home to a few hundred local fishing boats fitted for gathering mussels and clams.
It also has an important tourism role as a departure point for excursions into the Po Delta. With a small boat you can cross the Sacca to the port of Gorino, and through canals and cane beds get as far as the picturesque lighthouse.
To the left on the way into the port there is a tourist marina with floating piers and finger moorings managed by the Goro Sailing Club (Club Goronautica).
Technical details and facilities
Hours: always open. Seabed: sand, mud. Depth: from 1.5 to 3 m; at the quays from 2.5 - 3 m. Moorings: 450. Maximum length: 13 m. Radio: VHF channel 16 Locamare. Winds: Prevailing wind is the Scirocco
Side winds: westerly. Services: water, light, weather forecasts, WC and showers. Fuel pump on the quayside (08.00-12.00, 14.30-18.30). Quay lighting. Slipways. Travel lift 50 tonnes. Open-air boat storage
Motor repairs. Boat repair in wood, fibreglass and steel. Ice sales. Refuse collection. Car parking. 24 hour security
Contact the port
Via Darsena, 15 - Goro
Tel. +39 0533 995037/996187
PORTO DI GORINO (Gorino Port)
44°49.01' N – 12°20.28' E
More compact than the port of Goro, the fishing port of Gorino shows its character with row upon row of piled-up nets. It is bounded by a high wall with openings which can be closed to provide a defence against tidal flooding. The port area of Gorino today is a definite tourist centre, well provided with parking for cars and camper vans, equipped with washing & WC facilities, bicycle hire, and boat trips for a peaceful excursion into the Delta. From the port there is a little cycle track to the Old Lighthouse (Lanterna Vecchia.)
Technical details and facilities: Hours: always open. Seabed: mud and sand. Depth: from 0.4 to 1.8 m;
Radio: VHF channel 16 Locamare. Winds: prevailing wind is the Scirocco. Side winds: westerly. Toilets/washrooms. Fuel pump. Slipways. Motor repairs. Boat repair in wood and fibreglass. Food shop. Car and camper van parking. Cycle hire.
Contact the port
ANMI Gorino Tel. 0533 999891 - cell 333 1370197
Other ports and tourist moorings
tel. 0532 390030
La Porta del Delta (port)
Serravalle - Tel. 0532 834914
loc. Salvatonica tel. 0532 899223
Darsena di Codigoro (dock)
Circolo Nautico Volano - mobile 349 6734757
Via Centro, 4, Volano - Tel. 0533 355209
Cantiere Nautico Brancaleoni (boat works)
Via Centro, 16, Volano - Tel. 0533 355118
Nautica del Delta
Via Lagosanto, 12 - Tel. 0533 713590
Ferrara tourist river port in the Darsena di San Paolo dock, 110m from the historic centre.
Technical details and facilities: Hours: always open. River bed: mud and sand. Depth: from 1-3m; Places: 70 moorings. Maximum length: 12m. Services: water, light, restaurant and bathrooms, clubhouse. Slipway. Boatyard for repairs and maintenance. Fuelling facilities run by independent private company.
Via Darsena, 53/a - Tel. 0532 769713.
Mooring c/o Canoe Club (Soc. Canottieri)
Via Ricostruzione, 121 - Pontelagoscuro
Tel. 0532 461205
Viale Cavour 77; tel. 0532 214011
Mooring at Fossalta on the Po di Volano (Copparo) -
Darsena di Final di Rero – basic quay.
Tel. 0533 993358
Tourist dock - Mulino sul po
Via Dazio, 40 cell +39 345 2424193