The Very Best European Marinas | The Ultimate 2021 List

Published on 29 October 2021

At this time of year, many of us living in colder and drearier climates might be dreaming of adventuring and escaping to somewhat warmer horizons. If that’s the case for you and you’ve been meaning to stretch your sea legs for a long time now, you’re going to need to know the very best European marinas to visit as 2021 starts to come to an end. At Clipper Marine, we care about you finding those little pockets of sunshine in the world where you can feel happy and confident that your yacht is in the very best hands.

So, whether you’ve always wanted to visit the beautiful sights of the French Riviera or you’ve had your eye on travelling to ever-so-sunny Spain for a while, there’s plenty of gorgeous marinas to choose from. If you’re looking for the perfect new or used yacht to start your European adventure, then look no further than Clipper Marine. From used boats to new stock boats, from Bavaria yachts to Nautitech catamarans, you’re bound to find the boat of your dream with us here at Clipper Marine.

The Top 3 European Marinas You Need To Visit in 2021


Porto Montenegro Marina, Montenegro

Firstly, we really just need to highlight the absolute beauty of Porto Montenegro Marina, or as it's often simply referred to as, Marina Montenegro. It's widely regarded as one of the best marinas in the Mediterranean, and it really is easy to see why. Porto Montenegro's remarkable waterfront shopping villagehouses an ever-changing selection of fashion retailers and luxury shops.

This incredible selection of shops brings some of Porto Montenegro's most distinguished clients to some of the world's most high-end couture, apparel and perfumes. This marina also comes with a variety of options and packages, like the flexible berthing package, for those choosing to stay with them, so everyone gets the very most out of their trip to Montenegro.

It's also worth mentioning that Porto Montenegro is the world's first Platinum-status marina. It provides state-of-the-art facilities to each and every one of it's guests and is an ideal place to begin your cruise home for the season. The marina's central Mediterranean location (and not to mention its on-site helipad!) make it an amazing place for adventures, no matter the time of year.


Port Hercule, Monaco

Port Hercule, or Hercules Port, is easily one of the most famous ports in the world, and it’s clear to understand why. Known around the globe for it’s connections to the Formula 1 Grand Prix and it’s incredible vantage points when it comes to the comings and goings on the track. This marina/ port is actually known as one of the French Riviera's few, if not the only, deep-water ports. The Greeks and Romans used it as a trading port back in the day, but it of course had the disadvantage of being poorly protected from easterly winds.

Hercules Port is a natural body of water at the foot of the princes of Monaco's ancestral rock. However, there’s plenty to see and do while your yacht is moored in Monaco at Port Hercule. Every year, millions of tourists visit this marina, drawn by the city's vibrant and luxurious culture and the endless possibilities for spending a wonderful vacation by the Mediterranean Sea.

History buffs will find unique and ancient archives of Monaco astounding, as they've been well-preserved and kept pristine in the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology, the Oceanographic Museum, and many other similar establishments and museums. The Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House, the Monaco Cathedral, the Rock, and so on are also popular destinations for visitors looking to explore every single corner of Monaco.


ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Croatia

The ACI Marina Dubrovnik is the first and only marina on the Adriatic Sea to provide such a one-of-a-kind service. It’s been recognised that ACI Marina Dubrovnik is one of the safest marinas not just in Europe but in fact, the world, in which to berth, store, and maintain your vessel. ACI Marina Dubrovnik actually has the most "Flower of Tourism – Quality for Croatia" awards and Blue Flag recognitions of any ACI marina, so you can be sure that you’ll be leaving your vessel in the very best hands.

Guests and visitors to ACI Marina Dubrovnik have had access to the innovative ACI Golf Range since last year, which happens to be quite a big draw for many of our visitors. Dubrovnik has hosted so many crews and cast members from some of today's most popular TV shows and films, including Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Robin Hood.

The sea is one of the most appealing ways to visit Dubrovnik, which makes this marina in particular one that's not only stunning, but absolutely star-studded. The ACI Marina Dubrovnik, located in Komolac, Rijeka Dubrovačka, is only six kilometres from the historic centre of Dubrovnik. The Pearl of the Adriatic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 7th century, is located in the south of Dalmatia, where the string of Adriatic islands ends and the open sea begins.

The Best European Marinas Conclusion

If you're planning a boat trip throughout Europe, the best places to book a berth, in our opinion, are all listed above. So, seek out some sunshine this winter and make yourself at home for a few weeks at one of our very top choices of marinas. Just as a little recap, here’s where we think you should spend relaxing-your-boat-off this year:
      Porto Montenegro Marina, Montenegro
      Port Hercule, Monaco
      ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Croatia

If you’re new to the world of travelling-via-ocean, then here at Clipper Marine, we’re here to lend a helping hand! Whether you’re just starting to dip your toe in the water or you’re well and truly a seasoned professional, we offer a wide range of services to everyone and anyone who needs it. We’re looking forward to helping you with anything you might need.

The Very Best European Marinas | The Ultimate 2021 List