The volcanic islands by sailboat
The Aeolian Islands are the ideal place to spend a week on a sailing boat in the volcanic islands of Sicily. Discover the relaxing pace of life at sea.
- Tour of the Aeolian Islands à la carte, according to your wishes.
- Private cruise to the Aeolian Islands.
- Services included in the cruise to the Aeolian Islands: Skipper, Hostess/Cook, cleaning of common areas and bathrooms, dinette and kitchen, bed linen and towels (no beach towels), dinghy with outboard engine, final cleaning, ASI card with individual insurance .
- Services excluded in the cruise to the Aeolian Islands: Grocery shopping (also for the skipper), mooring and fuel costs, transfer costs to reach the ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
- For extras, the average cost of a week in the Aeolian Islands is 1000€ per person.
At your accommodation in Sicily in a luxury NCC vehicle (Mercedes GL or V-Class) with a dedicated driver (estimated to be requested separately).
At the meeting point at the port of embarkation.
Indicative program to visit the Aeolian Islands, customizable:
Boarding is scheduled for Saturday at 17:00.
The port of embarkation may vary according to the requested week, and can be made in one of the following seaports: Milazzo, Capo d'Orlando, Portorosa, Catania, Riposto or Lipari.
Disembarkation is scheduled for the following Friday evening.
1st day Saturday MILAZZO/VULCANO.
Reception and installation on board around 5 pm.
Informative briefing where the crew manager gives the first instructions and information about life on board.
Sailing towards Vulcano where the arrival is expected in the evening.
Dinner on board and anchorage depending on the weather conditions in the Aeolian Islands.
Day 2 Sunday VULCANO/FILICUDI.
Departure scheduled for 9 am, direction Filicudi.
Stop for lunch at the rock "La Canna", you can visit the splendid cave "Del Boe Marino" by tender.
Return on board expected in the evening, dinner on board and anchorage off Filicudi, Aeolian Islands.
Day 3 Monday FILICUDI/SALINA.
After breakfast on board, departure scheduled around 9 am towards Salina, Aeolian Islands.
Stop for swimming at different points on the island.
Expected anchorage (depending on weather conditions) in front of the town of Santa Marina di Salina with the possibility of visiting the town.
Day 4 Tuesday SALINA/PANAREA.
After breakfast, departure is scheduled around 9:00 towards the splendid cove "Cala Junco" to enjoy the most beautiful place of the Aeolian Islands.
You can visit the remains of a prehistoric village.
Sailing towards "Lisca Bianca", where there is a stop for lunch and to dive into the fumaroles that rise from the bottom of the sea.
In the afternoon, we sail towards "Basiluzzo" to visit one of the most beautiful islets of the archipelago.
Anchorage and evening in Panarea under the banner of "nightlife".
5th day Wednesday PANAREA/STROMBOLI.
Breakfast on board and departure scheduled around 9:00 towards Stromboli called "Iddu" (he) by the inhabitants of the island.
After the coast of Ginostra, stop for a swim.
Navigation in the direction of the "Sciara del Fuoco", where you can admire the volcanic activity and the volcanic landscape, characteristic of this island.
Stop in Stromboli for a possible visit ashore.
Expected return in the evening to Panarea, Aeolian Islands.
It is possible to organize a night visit to the crater with authorized volcanological guides (up to a maximum altitude of 400 meters).
6th day Thursday PANAREA/LIPARI.
After breakfast on board, navigation towards Lipari, stop scheduled in front of the pumice beach, where you can enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters that characterize this place.
Tower of the Faraglioni
Stop overnight at the port of Pignataro, visit and free dinner in a restaurant in Marina Lunga or Marina.
Day 7 Friday LIPARI/VULCANO/MILAZZO.
After breakfast, departure from Lipari, sailing towards the western area of Vulcano, Aeolian Islands.
Swimming planned at the "Scoglio della Quaglia" where it will be possible to visit the splendid "Grotta del Cavallo" and "la Piscina di Venere".
Navigation to Milazzo (or another port in Sicily). Arrival at the port in the evening and goodbyes.
- We can book for you: accommodation, trips, transfers and visits.
Aeolian Islands on a sailing boat
Sail with us for a week of sailing or catamaran holidays in the Aeolian Islands, visit Sicily. The Aeolian Islands are known for their unique beauty and for the seabed rich in marine species throughout the Mediterranean. It is a wonderful experience for those who love to fully experience the sea and nature. This is the best way to visit the volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in an exclusive way away from the crowds, to discover the exclusive coves that can only be reached by sea. Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari and Vulcano are the pearls of the Mediterranean, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Tour of the Aeolian Islands by boat
The Aeolian Islands form an archipelago, made up of seven islands, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of the Sicilian coast. The volcanic archipelago includes two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, and five completely submarine volcanoes, plus islets and rocks emerging from the sea. The Aeolian Islands are the result of a series of volcanic eruptions that occurred over the millennia. The Aeolian Islands are the emerging part of submarine volcanoes, this complex geological structure is about 200 km long. The islands take their name from the god Aeolus (Àiolos, ολος in ancient Greek), king of the winds. According to Greek mythology, Aeolus settled on these islands, lived in Lipari. In 2000 the Aeolian Islands received the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In addition to the Etna volcano, visit the Aeolian Islands
Depending on the weather and sea conditions, in compliance with the safety and navigation rules, a travel program will be agreed upon by mutual agreement, in order to visit the entire archipelago of the Aeolian Islands. The program can be modified in various ways, depending on the weather and sea forecasts at the sole discretion of the skipper, who is solely responsible for safety on board. The program is indicative and can be modified according to the weather and sea forecasts. Boarding is scheduled for Saturday at 17:00. The port of embarkation may vary according to the requested week, and can be made in one of the following seaports: Milazzo, Capo d'Orlando, Portorosa, Catania, Riposto or Lipari. Disembarkation is scheduled for the following Friday evening. The program of activities may undergo variations due to force majeure, in order to guarantee a good service to customers. The variation of the program will be adopted in case of safety problems and/or adverse weather/marine conditions. In the event that the customer decides not to participate in the activity, despite the skipper having declared that the weather and sea conditions are safe, no refund will be made.
Conditions of sale for the cruise to the Aeolian Islands.
Confirmation must be made via email, 100% of the rate is required at the time of booking to guarantee all services. All other services must be paid for in cash on board.
Cancellation policy for the Aeolian Islands cruise.
31 days or more before embarkation: 50% cancellation fee. Between 1 and 30 days before embarkation and/or no-show: 100% penalty.
Lipari is the largest island of the archipelago
The human presence in the archipelago dates back to a very ancient period. Prehistoric peoples were certainly attracted by the presence of large quantities of obsidian, a vitreous substance of volcanic origin, thanks to which the Aeolian Islands were at the center of flourishing trade routes.
Panarea is the smallest island
It is the lowest of the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, as well as the oldest. It is a micro-archipelago located between Lipari and the island of Stromboli, on a single submarine base.
Alicudi is the westernmost of the volcanic archipelago
It is located about 34 nautical miles (almost 63km) west of Lipari, the island's beaches are pebble and rocky. Winter storms push them forward or backward, sometimes leaving behind patches of black sand.
Filicudi is the fifth largest island
The second westernmost island of the archipelago (after Alicudi), it is located about 24 nautical miles west of Lipari. Dominated by Monte Fossa Felci, an extinct volcano 773 m high.
Stromboli reaches 926 meters above sea level (Etna at 3357 m)
And it reaches a depth of about 2000 meters below sea level. Stromboli has persistent explosive activity and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Strombolicchio, the remains of an ancient volcanic chimney, is located a few hundred meters north-east of the island of Stromboli. The islet houses an uninhabited and automated marine lighthouse.
Mythology tells that the forges of Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmith who had the help of the Cyclopes, existed on this island.
Salina is the most fertile and water-rich Aeolian island
We cultivate precious grapes from which we obtain Malvasia of Lipari, a wine with a sweet taste and capers exported all over the world.