CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Aalborg Lystbaadehavn, Denmark

For May’s CAptain’s Mate of the Month, we visit Aalborg Lystbaadehavn in North Jutland, Denmark.

Aalborg Lystbaadehavn is a spacious marina in the Vestre Bådehavn, on the western side of Aalborg. The city of Aalborg, the fourth largest in Denmark, is a delightful stop with an attractive centre and old town.

Aalborg Lystbaadehavn offers plenty of berthing options, with availability for the 350 moorings/boxes indicated by an easy red/green availability system. If these spaces are full, the nearby Skudehavn harbour provides alongside and box moorings.

CA member Adrian Healey enjoyed a visit to Aalborg Lystbaadehavn last year, leaving his boat in the local yard for work.

"Aalborg is a lovely place to explore,” remarked Adrian on his visit. “Right next to the boat yard is a street food market in a large shed with games as well like shuffle board. Great place for breakfast in Aalborg centre called Peace. And also Penny Lane for coffee and cake. Also a roof top bar for drinks called Salling Rooftop (inside a shopping centre and take the lift to the top). Great views."

Adrian opted for the Mathis boat yard for maintenance work, and praised their service, saying, "So professional. Lots of work done - stainless bar reshaping after a bump up the back from another vessel, electric toilet install, electric check on vhf and granny bars tightening up. Excellent care and attention to detail. Free mooring whilst boat was being worked on. Fuel pontoon here as well."

There is a range of facilities nearby, including fuel, chandlery and supermarket, along with two local museums featuring marine and military displays. The train station is a twenty-minute walk away, there are buses and the nearby Aalborg airport offers national and international flights.

Members can discover plenty of other locations in Denmark and beyond using CAptain’s Mate, either through the mobile version or via the web.

Visiting members can receive assistance from the CA Honorary Local Representative (HLR) based in Aalborg. HLRs provide support for things like emergency repairs, mooring arrangements, securing visas, translations, guidance on local customs and bureaucracy, provisioning, land transport and excursions. And if the HLR can't help, they will know someone who can.


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Each month we feature a CAptain’s Mate location to inspire your cruising adventures and display the vast depth of information accessible on the app.

January 2024 featured Prickly Bay, Grenada, in February we headed to Darsena dell Orologio, Italy, in March to Porto Santo, Madeira and to St Helier, Jersey in April. In 2023 we showcased Visby - Sweden / Seville, Spain / Antwerp, Belgium / Sassnitz, Germany / Tangier, Morocco / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Alkionidhes Islands, Greece / Porto Montenegro in Tivat, Montenegro / Skjaerhalden, Norway / Tammasaari, Finland / Rīga, Latvia and Deep Bay, Antigua.

4 May 2024