Ports de la Generalitat

Cruise ship in Sant Carles de la Ràpita

Introduction

A privileged setting

The port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita, located on the south Catalan coast and within the Ebro Delta Nature Park, has the largest fishing fleet in Catalonia. The maritime atmosphere created by the boats and the fish market blends into the Delta landscape, offering passengers extraordinary sensations and colours.

Sant Carles de la Ràpita, an emerging cruise ship port, boasts the facilities, services and accesses to welcome smaller cruise liners sailing around the Mediterranean.

The proximity of the port to the Ebro Delta Nature Park, one of largest wetland areas in Europe, allows passengers to discover its flora and fauna or sunbathe on nearby beaches. Top-quality Mediterranean cuisine is another major attraction, which along with culture highlights such as Tortosa Cathedral or the Picasso Museum will make the passenger’s stopover an unforgettable day.

Recommended excursions

  • Tortosa (40 minutes)
  • Horta de Sant Joan: Picasso Centre (1h 30 min)
  • Miravet: Templar Castle (1h 5 min)
  • Pinell de Brai: Modernist wine cellars (50 minutes)
  • Alcanar and Tivissa: Iberian settlements (30 minutes)
  • Ebro Delta Nature Park (20 minutes)
  • Els Ports Nature Park (45 minutes)

Links of interest

Cruise lines in the port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita

Characteristics

Time zone: GMT +1 (+2 in summer)
Coordinates: 40º 36’N 0º 36’E
Winds: East (E) and northeast (NE)
Nautical chart:

General information

Depth approach fairway: 6 metres
Width approach fairway: 80 metres
Total length cruise ship quays: 210metres
Tidal range: 60cm

Quays

Cruise ship quay

Length of quay: 210m
Width of quay: 40m
Area of cruise ship quay: 3,500m²
Depth of quay: 6m
Height above sea level: 1.80 metres
Bollards: every 30 metres

Arrival and transports

Train stations

  • High-speed train: 90 km (Camp de Tarragona)
  • Medium and long distance: 15 km (L’Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa)

Distance between ports

Distance between the port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita and other Mediterranean ports (nautical miles):

  • Palamós: 130 miles
  • Barcelona: 94 miles
  • Tarragona: 50 miles
  • Palma de Mallorca: 125 miles
  • Valencia: 81 miles
  • Tunis: 540 miles
  • Naples: 630 miles

Services

Maritime control centre
Channel 16 VHF

Emergency contact and support
Channel 16 VHF

Pilotage
-Compulsory over 500 GT. 24-hour service.
Channel 14 VHF

Tugs
24-hour service
2 tugs: Drisa with 31.5 BP and Montroig with 22.5 BP
Channel 14 VHF

On-site security
(ISPS Code applied)

Stevedores

Taxi rank

Tourist information

MARPOL waste collection

Fresh water supply

Stakeholders

Port Authority

Ports de la Generalitat
Carrer del Dr. Roux, 59-61
08017 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 060 930
Fax +34 932 060 931
http://ports.gencat.cat

Southern Port Region
Oficines del Port, s/n
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel.: 977 740 456
Fax. 977 742 372
zona.sud@gencat.cat

Contacts

Joan Pere Gómez i Comes
Managing Director of Ports de la Generalitat

Maria Cano
Cruise Manager
maria.canoo@gencat.cat

Enric Martínez
Regional Manager
enric.martinezs@gencat.cat

Health services

Verge de la Cinta Hospital
c. Esplanetes, 14
43500 Tortosa
Tel. +34 977 519 100
Fax +34 977 519 111
direccio.htvc.ics@gencat.net

Organisations

Catalan Tourism Board
Passeig de Gràcia, 105, 3r
08008 Barcelona
Tel. +34 934 849 900
Fax  +34 934 849 888
act@act.cat
www.atc.cat

Sant Carles de la RàpitaTown Council
pl. Carles III, 13
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 740 100
Fax +34 977 744 387
www.larapita.cat 

Tortosa Chamber of Commerce
c. Cervantes, 7
43500 Tortosa
Tel. +34 977 441 537
Fax. +34 977 444 370
tortosa@cambratortosa.com
www.cambratortosa.com 

Maritime Authority
Passeig Marítim, s/n
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 740 059

Tourist Office
Plaça carles III, 13
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 744 624
www.turismelarapita.com

Terres de l’Ebre Tourist Board
c. de l'Àngel, 6, 3a planta. Edifici Siboni.
43500 Tortosa
Tel. +34 977 444 447
Fax +34 977 445 400
terresdelebre@diputaciodetarragona.cat
www.terresdelebre.org/

Port services

Customs
24-hour customs documents point at the port
Provincial Customs and Tax Office of Tarragona
Offices: at Reus Airport and the port of Tarragona. 

Pilotage
Contact: Javier Echevarria / Sergio Bonilla
Tel. +34 977 740 501
Mobile: +34 687 494 297
practicosdesancarlos@yahoo.es 

Tugs
Contact: Nareser
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 740 804
Fax +34  977 741 953
Mobile: +34 609 636 250
nareser@nareser.com

Shipping agencies

TC. VIR, SA
c. Vista Alegre, 34 baixos, esquerra
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 740 011
Fax +34 977 741 502
info@tcvirsa.com 

Bergé Marítima
c. Vista Alegre, 28, entresòl B
43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Tel. +34 977 740 050
Fax +34 977 741 754
TLX: 949526 BERGE E
consignacion.aca@berge-m.es
www.berge-m.es

Emergency services

Emergencies: n. 112

Catalan Police Force
Carrer de la Galera, 52-56
43870 Amposta
Tel. +34 977 280 400

Weather Forecast

Spain weather Tel. +34 807 170 365
Mediterranean weather Tel. +34 807 170 370
www.meteocat.cat
www.aemet.es

Airports

Reus Airport
43206 Reus
Tel. +34 977 779 800 ‎
Principal companyia operadora: Ryanair.
www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Reus/es/

Barcelona Airport
08820 El Prat de Llobregat
Tel. +34 932 983 838 ‎
www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Barcelona/es/

Airports of Catalonia
Avinguda del Litoral 36-40
08005 Barcelona
Tel. +34 933 278 368
www.aeroports.cat