Pilot notes are meant as a general guide, or for use in conjunction with a Pilot book or chart.
MANOEL ISLAND MARINA
Manoel Island Marina is situated to the South side of Manoel Island and about half a nautical mile from the main entrance to Marsamxetto Creek in Malta.
35 o 54.10’ North
14 o 30.4’ East
On entering Maltese territorial waters, 12 nautical miles from the nearest coast, Valletta Port Control is to be contacted on VHF Channel 12 and advised of the name of the yacht, Nationality(flag), overall length and that you will be berthing at the Manoel Island Marina.
Valletta Port Control will then contact us and advise us of your ETA.
At one (1) nautical mile from the entrance of Marsamxetto Harbour, please contact Manoel Island Marina on VHF Channel 13.
Our berthing assistants using an inflatable dinghy will meet you and guide you to your berth.
Customs procedure, if required, will be effected at your berth. The following documents will be required:
Crew list in duplicate,
Yacht registration certificate (original)
a copy of your insurance certificate
You will require the following documents:
Yacht’s registration certificate,
Crew list and passports
VHF – Communication
The Manoel Island Marina can be contacted on VHF Channel 13
Portomaso Marina is situated to the North of the Grand Harbour entrance adjacent to St. Julians Bay. The main landmark to the approach is the unique 23-storey tower exactly above the Marina.
The entrance is marked with port and starboard continuous flashing approach lights and the fairway with orange marker buoys marking depth of 4m between these and the breakwater.
35° 55.264' North
14° 29.697' East
On entering territorial waters, 12 nautical miles for the nearest coast, Valletta Port Control is to be contacted on VHF Channel 12 or 9 and advised of the name of the yacht, flag, length overall and agent's name. Customs pratique has to be effected at the appropriate Customs House at Marsamxetto Harbor or Grand Harbor before proceeding to enter Portomaso Marina. For this operation yacht registration papers, passports and crew list are to be presented to the Customs and Immigration Officers.
VHF - info
VHF Channel 13 (call sign: Portomaso Marina)
GRAND HARBOUR MARINA
On approaching Grand Harbour, the breakwater - with St Elmo lighthouse on its eastern end - is easy to identify. Leaving this to starboard, and the short breakwater off Fort Ricasoli to port, the impressive Fort St Angelo is then rounded to port to enter the final approach channel, marked with small red and green buoys.
Given the volume of commercial traffic in certain areas of Grand Harbour, yachts should contact Valletta Port Control on channel 12 when twelve miles out. They will usually be asked to call again when 1 mile from the entrance, to request permission to enter.
Contact Grand Harbour Marina on channel 13 for berthing instructions.