Port of Tabarka, ideal for its entry in Tunisia, warm and friendly. This port close to the Algerian border (10nm) and is usually the first landfall for yachts coming from the north. It's a very pretty seaside resort, lively in the summer with music festivals and good restaurants.
- you must check-in even if you have already been cleared into Tunisia.
- beware of the swell and plan to arrive under calm conditions
- many nets at the entrance of the port, when we are facing the entrance on the right.
Moor: limited space for visiting yachts who may find space stern-to in the SW corner by the Capitainerie building. Port quite exposed, not ideal for wintering.
Harbour Master tel:+(216)22405972
Tel:+(216)78 445 99/445 95 Fax:+(216)07 445 95 , VHF Channel 16 .
Ashore: water and electricity, laundry, WiFi; banks, pharmacies, shops and restaurants in the town. There is a fuel pump on the fishing quay. Friendly restaurant facing the pontoon (very good couscous) fresh beer served on the terrace (rare in Tunisia). Some yachting facilities here, 110 ton travel-lift, crane and a yard servicing the local fishing fleet.
Don't miss: visit the underground Roman Villas at Bulla Regia, about 30 miles south of the port. Do be aware that these Villas lie very close to an area of the country which visitors are advised to avoid. See U.K. FCO Travel Advice.