Venezia Certosa Marina, prized pied-à-terre in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon, offers some attractive proposals for cruising in the local area, together with an enticing calendar of cultural events to plan your stay.


Venezia Certosa Marina is a fully serviced yacht harbour on Certosa Island in the middle of Venitian Lagoon, located between the entrance of the port and city centre. The Marina is serviced by private shuttle and the public transport system, which takes only 15 minutes from St. Mark’s square, 10 minutes from the Biennale Exposition area and 30 minutes from the International Airport (20 minutes with water taxi). With a large, natural park for walks and outdoor sports activities, Certosa island is a destination by itself where yacht owners, guests and crew can enjoy the marina facilities in a quiet and exclusive surrounding.

Exploring the lagoon of Venice is definitively best done by boat and so below, we propose itineraries aboard your own boat. You will find that some minor routes are only possible by traditional boats in order not to disturb the fragile equilibrium of the Lagoon’s ecosystem and these are indicated accordingly.  The Laguna Veneta is a unique environment where history, art and culture are intertwined unlike anywhere else in the world. Explore unforgettable moments experiencing the scenery, exceptional food and wine, traditional crafts and colourful local festivals.


Venezia Certosa Marina – Cruising Itinerary 1 – northern Lagoon routes

Itinerary 1 on your own boat: The northern Lagoon, with its varied landscape, famous islands such as Burano and Torcello, and other hidden corners.

Starting from Certosa, passing Le Vignole and San Erasmo “the vegetable garden of Venice” to the north, you will reach Burano Island famous for its colourful islands and lace production.

The blue itinerary on the map indicates good anchorages.

Another way to visit those islands is by renting a traditional boat at Venezia Certosa Marina from Classic Boat Venice and you will enjoy stops and sightseeing: S.Erasmo, Convento San Francesco del Deserto, Torcello, Burano, Lazaretto Nuovo, then return to Certosa.

Venezia Certosa Marina – Cruising Itinerary 2 (Southern lagoon route)

Itinerary 2 on your own boat: Explore the southern Lagoon, following the long narrow islands of
Lido and Pellestrina up to Chioggia where you can stop in a marina and visit the town.

Sail between points 1 and 2 taking advantage of the north wind blowing in the morning and go up Chioggia, returning to Venice with the southerly afternoon breeze. Enjoy sailing the Laguna close to Pellestrina, the small islands like Poveglia and San Spirito are abandoned today; Lazzaretto Vecchio, originally the site for a hospital from the 15th century until the 17th century used to nurse patients during the plague epidemics;  San Lazzaro degli Armeni with a monastery, the birthplace of the Mechitarist order which has made the island one of the most important centres of Armenian culture. Enjoy the wonderful arrival in Venice to Punta della Dogana in front of Saint Mark’s square.

Venezia Certosa Marina – Cruising Itinerary 2 (Southern lagoon route – detail)

To visit these smaller islands described in this second itinerary, you will need to rent a traditional boat at Venezia Certosa Marina from Classic Boat Venice

Venezia Certosa Marina, a safe, attractive and ecologically responsible yacht harbour that benefits from a year-round season and some truly spectacular events, makes for a marvellous location to berth your boat. Come and try for yourself!

Important event dates for 2020:

  • Venice Carnival (Jan-Feb)
  • Biennale Architecture Exhibition (May 23 – Nov 29)
  • Vogalonga Regatta (May 31) A non-competitive 30 km rowing race through Venice Lagoon
  • Venice Boat Show (3-7 June) This takes place in the Arsenale, a symbol of the “Serenissima” Republic power and military prowess, the heart of its naval industry
  • Festa del Redentore (July 18) Enjoy the fireworks in St. Mark’s square on your own boat
  • Regata Storica (6 Sept) A spectacular historical water parade and a rowing race on the Gran Canal
  • The Veleziana (18 October) A major sailing race in Venice


About the marina

Venezia Certosa Marina provides 400 moorings for deep-draft vessels up to 80m length, with shore power up to 400A, water and full technical assistance (engine service, shipyard and yacht charter). Our skilled harbour-master assists yachts with 24/7 surveillance day and night. The Marina Resort facilities include a hotel with bar, restaurant, meeting spaces, ship chandler, electrical boat rental and kayak excursions. In 2019 the marina was awarded ISO Certification SA8000, ISO14001 and ISO45001 and FEE Blue Flag

Venezia Certosa Marina   Tel. + 39 041 5208588