Aeolian Islands by sailboat
A holiday of a whole week on a sailboat around the little islands known for their incomparable beauty and diving wonders, considered among the richest in the Mediterranean Sea for marine species. Choose our Sicily Sailing Tour at Filicudi, Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari and Vulcano, each with its own strong character and peculiarity, authentic pearls of the Mediterranean Sea and also UNESCO heritage.
Do not miss our Sicily sailing tour to enjoy the sea, the land and this stunning volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands trough unknown bays and beautiful corners only reachable by sea. Our trip to Aeolian islands, the ideal environment to spend your holidays in: we don’t know any better way than doing it on a sailing boat.
The Aeolian islands’ sailboat trip is a wonderful experience across the sea, surrounded by nature, discovering the sailing practice: the best way to do it exclusively and away from the crowds.
Indicative schedule, it can be tailored to your desires
1st DAY - Saturday MILAZZO / VULCANO
Cabins allocation around 3:00/4:00 p.m.. Skipper’s briefing who will give you the first information about life on board. We will let the go of the moorings and sail to Volcano, where we plan to arrive in the evening. If weather conditions allow, dinner and rest on board.
2nd DAY - Sunday - VULCANO / FILICUDI
At 09:30 a.m., we let go of the moorings sailing towards Filicudi with a stop for lunch at the cliff known as "La Canna”, a craggy outcrop of volcanic origin that rises from the water several hundred meters off the coast. By our Tender it will be possible to visit the beautiful "Grotta del Boe Marino". The evening will be spent by the village of Filicudi, dinner and overnight on board.
3rd DAY - MONDAY - FILMS / SALA
After breakfast, at 9.30 a.m. we will sail to Salina, many stops are planned along the way in some resorts around the island for swimming and diving. We will moore in front of the village of Santa Marina di Salina (weather permitting), where we can stop to visit the island.
4th DAY - Tuesday - SALINA / PANAREA
After breakfast, at 9.30 a.m. transfer to the gorgeous "Cala Junco" where you can stroll enjoying one of the most interesting sea spots of the Aeolian Islands. You'll have the chance to visit the old ruins of the prehistoric settlement overlooking the "Cala". Then we'll go sailing towards "Lisca Bianca", place where a stop is planned for lunch, free time to swimm and dive into the sulphuric gas trails rising from the bottom of the sea. Next stop will be "Basiluzzo" one of the most beautiful little isle of the archipelago. The night will be spent in front of Panarea for an evening under the sign of "Movida".
5th DAY - Wednesday - PANAREA / STROMBOLI
Breakfast on board and at 9.30 a.m. sailing towards Stromboli, locally known as "Iddu" (him), one of the most active volcanoes in Europe. Swimming and diving free time by the charming village of “Ginostra", then sailing to "Sciara del Fuoco" place from where you can admire the outstanding scenario made by the volcanic lava flows. A stop is planned in the town of Stromboli giving you time to visit the volcano. Then sailing back to Panarea for the overnight. Les us know if you fancy a full and organised visit of the volcano Stromboli with specialised guides (up to 400 mt altitude).
6th DAY - Thursday - PANAREA / LIPARI
After breakfast we will sail to Lipari with a stop at the Pomice beach where you will surely appreciate a swim in the turquoise waters that characterise the island's. Then reaching the "Faraglioni" with many stops in between. We will spend the night at Pignataro's pier. If desired, you can visit the island and dine in one of the many restaurants present between Marina Lunga and Marina.
7th DAY - Friday - LIPARI / VULCANO / MILAZZO
After leaving the island of Lipari we will sail the western side of Vulcano and stop by the "Scoglio della Quaglia" for a relaxing swim and for the visit of the evocative "Grotta del Cavallo" and "Piscina di Venere ". We will reach Milazzo in the evening and spend the night on board for our last dinner celebration.
8th DAY - Saturday - MILAZZO
At 8:00 a.m. we will moor at Marina Poseidon in Milazzo for the greetings.
Aeolian Islands boat tour
The Aeolian Islands form an archipelago, made up of seven islands, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of the Sicilian coast. The archipelago includes two active volcanoes the Stromboli and Vulcano and five entirely underwater volcanoes to which are added islets and rocks emerging from the sea.
The Aeolian Islands are the result of a series of volcanic eruptions that have occurred over the millennia. The Aeolian Islands are the tip of underwater volcanoes. This complex geological structure is approximately 200 km long.
The islands bear the name of the god Aeolus (Àiolos,, ολος in ancient Greek), king of the winds. According to Greek mythology, Aeolus settled on these islands, he lived in Lipari. In 2000, the Aeolian Islands received UNESCO World Heritage status.
Visit the Aeolian Islands
Depending on maritime conditions, in compliance with safety and navigation rules, a jointly agreed program will be guaranteed. The program is indicative and can be modified on the basis of weather and maritime forecasts.
Boarding: Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the "Poseidon" port of Milazzo or Capo d'Orlando or Portorosa (ME). Disembarkation: Next Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at the port.
Information for the Aeolian Islands boat tour
Boarding: Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Disembarkation: Next Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
If weather and marine conditions consent, in compliance with safety and navigation rules, a jointly agreed travel program will be guaranteed to be able to visit the entire archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, but which can be varied in ways and times in function of the forecasts to the unquestionable judgment of the skipper, unique responsible for onboard safety.
Lipari is the largest island in the archipelago. The human presence in the archipelago goes back to a very ancient period. Prehistoric peoples were certainly drawn to the presence of large quantities of obsidian. Glassy substance of volcanic origin, thanks to which the Aeolian Islands were at the center of flourishing trade routes.
Panarea is the smallest and lowest island in the Aeolian archipelago as well as the oldest. It is a micro-archipelago located between Lipari and the island of Stromboli, on a unique underwater base.
Alicudi is the westernmost of the Aeolian archipelago. It is located about 34 nautical miles (almost 63 km) west of Lipari. The beaches of the island are stony and rocky. Winter storms cause them to move forwards or backwards, sometimes leaving a few leaves of black sand.
Filicudi is the fifth largest island in the Aeolian archipelago. The second most westerly island in the archipelago (after Alicudi). Located approximately 24 nautical miles west of Lipari. Dominated by Mount Fossa Felci, an extinct volcano 773 m above sea level.
Stromboli reaches 926 meters above sea level and reaches a depth of 2000 meters below sea level. Stromboli has persistent explosive activity and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Strombolicchio, a vestige of an ancient volcanic chimney, is located a few hundred meters northeast of the island of Stromboli. The islet houses an unmanned and automated marine beacon.
Vulcano. Mythology says that on this island, there were the forges of Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmith who had Cyclops for help.
Salina is the most fertile and water-rich island. We grow precious grapes from which we get Malvasia delle Lipari. A wine with a sweet taste and capers exported all over the world.
Pick up / drop off
- At your accommodation in Sicily in a luxury vehicle (Mercedes GL or V-Class Extra Long) with a dedicated driver.
- At the meeting point at the port of embarkation.
Services included: Skipper, autopilot, gas, sheets, radio, tender, sup board, photovoltaic panels, converters, final cleaning.
Excluded Services: Food shopping, including for the skipper, mooring cost and fuel.
Conditions of sale
Confirmation must be by e-mail 100% of the price of the chosen boat is required at the time of booking to guarantee all services. All other services must be paid for in cash on board.
- 31 days or more before boarding: we will apply a 50% penalty Between.
- Between 1 and 30 days before embarkation and / or non presenation: we will apply a 100% penalty.
The program can be modified in case of force majeure in order to give customers good service. The change of the program will be adopted in the event of safety problems and / or unfavorable marine weather conditions. When the client decides not to participate even though the Skipper has declared that the marine weather conditions are safe, no refund will be made.