Discover the beauty of the Aeolian archipelago by catamaran

A private cruise with crew, between winds and volcanoes
The Aeolian Islands by catamaran
Departure Portorosa (Italy)
Private Cruise
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Enjoy the local cuisine during your stopover
  • • Sail on board a state of the art catamaran
  • • Rejuvenate in the mud baths of Vulcano
Price available on request
The Aeolian Islands, an incredible archipelago composed of 7 islands, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This is what awaits you during your one-week full-board and open-bar cruise off the coast of Sicily. Departing from Portorosa, you will explore the secrets of these 2 million year old volcanic islands. Today, the only volcanoes still active are Stromboli and Vulcano. The latter is known for its fumaroles and the benefits of its mud baths. On land, the wild and preserved nature offers you beautiful and exotic walks. You should not forget the richness of the sea bed, easily visible under translucent waters.

Your Boat

Boat
Come aboard this Leopard 45, a splendid catamaran of almost 14 meters, with all the comforts. Inside, the saloon is particularly spacious and bright and the galley is perfectly laid out. The aft cockpit is ideal for having meals together in a warm atmosphere. At the front, you will enjoy the covered cockpit to relax and enjoy the cruise in complete serenity. You will also be able to take a climb to admire the windward islands from the raised helm station. Finally, the wide aft skirts will allow you to sail in the water in complete safety.
Specifications
Boat Model:Leopard 45
Type:Catamaran
Number of Cabins:4
Maximum Capacity:6
Crew Members:2
Comfort onboard:

Air conditioning
Generator
Solar panels
Fully equipped galley
Speakers in the saloon and cockpit
USB sockets
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin
This catamaran has 4 double cabins and 2 cabins in the forepeaks (one is equipped with a mattress and the other with a shower, a sink and a toilet). The skipper will use these 2 cabins and the hostess/cook will need a cabin inside the boat. You will have 3 double cabins at your disposal which can accommodate 6 people.
The cabins are equipped with a double bed, storage space, portholes and a bathroom with private toilet.

Itinerary

Map
Our itinerary allows you to do a complete tour of the archipelago. On the program: cultural discoveries, visits of villages, walks, swimming, snorkeling and of course relaxation!
Day 1: Portorosa - Vulcano
Meet at 1pm in the marina of Portorosa for your boarding. You board and get to know the crew. After familiarizing yourself with the boat, the skipper will cast off and set sail for Vulcano, the island of fumaroles. This volcanic island offers some unique activities to its guests. For example, you can choose between relaxing in a hot mud bath, climbing to the top of the volcano to enjoy the breathtaking view of the archipelago or snorkeling in the most beautiful bays of the island.

Day 2: Vulcano - Filicudi
Head to Filicudi, a wild island preserved from tourism. To best appreciate its island life and walk the trails at your own pace you can anchor at Pecorini a Mare or in the port of Filicudi (fee). Following the west coast, you will discover the surprising cave of Bue Marino. Once inside, you will witness an amazing light and shadow show. If you continue sailing north, you will see the impressive rock "La Canna" rising 71 meters above sea level.

Day 3: Filicudi - Alicudi
Departure to the charming and authentic island of Alicudi. It has no road therefore, the hundred or so residents help themselves with donkeys to get around. As the sea bed is particularly deep around Alicudi, your skipper will suggest you to anchor at the south-east of the island. This will allow you to disembark and visit its unique village with pastel-colored houses. You will also be able to climb to the top of the island, on Mount Filo dell'Arpa (a volcano that has been extinct for thousands of years) and enjoy an exceptional view.

Day 4: Alicudi - Salina
On this morning, you hoist the sails and head east, for a stopover in Salina. Its highest point is 961 meters high, making it the highest island in the archipelago. It has an exceptional landscape! Grapes are grown here to make the famous "Malvasia Delle Lipari" (a sweet wine) but also capers whose fame allows attracts an international market. And if at the end of the day you want to relax and bathe, Pollara is the place to be! It is also the ideal place to watch the sun set on the horizon.

Day 5: Salina - Stromboli - Panarea
Impossible to sail in this archipelago without passing by Stromboli. The skipper will suggest you to go and observe the "Sciata di Fuoco", a natural path of sorts that the lava has created for itself over the millennia to reach the sea. Anchoring in front of the port of Ginostra, you will discover one of the many black sand beaches of the island. This will also be an opportunity to stop in a restaurant to taste the local dishes (cannoli, arancini...). Snorkeling enthusiasts should not miss a stopover on the islet Basiluzzo (located northeast of Panarea). You can anchor in front of Panarea for the night.

Day 6: Panarea - Lipari
Welcome to Panarea, the smallest island in the Aeolian Islands. Here again, the clear waters will delight lovers of the underwater world. The charming bay of Cala Junco is one of the best snorkeling spots thanks to its blue-green water. To explore the island and visit the main village with white houses, San Pietro, we suggest you anchor right in front of it. On land, you will have a nice view of Stromboli. You will then head to Lipari, the largest island in the archipelago.

Day 7: Lipari - Portorosa
Lipari has many historical, architectural and cultural treasures (citadel, cathedral, museum...) that you will discover while walking around its town. The island is also known for its ancient pumice stone quarries. You will find them by going up the east coast of the island. Take the opportunity to refresh yourself by jumping into the water and admiring the incredible panorama of the archipelago before starting the return trip to Portorosa. Your arrival at the marina is scheduled no later than 5:00 pm.

Day 8: Portorosa
You will disembark after breakfast at 9am.

The itinerary and ports of call presented in the above program are for reference only. They may be subject to change due to weather conditions or at the decision of the skipper.
Your stops:
Portorosa > Vulcano > Filiudi > Alicudi > Salina > Stromboli > Panarea > Lipari > Portorosa
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Contact us to receive the availabilities and prices for this offer
Price includes• Private catamaran
• Crew service (skipper and hostess/cook)
• Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
• Soft and alcoholic drinks*
• Bed linen and towels
• Wifi connection (according to the navigation areas)
• 1 paddle
• 1 kayak
• Fuel for the boat
• Moorings fees included for 2 nights in a Moorings marina
• Cleaning at the end of the cruise

• *Please note: the brands available vary by region. All ships have a very good range of wines and spirits. However, if you have a specific brand you would like to see, please let us know via the "Crewed Beverage Preference" form.
Price does not include• Flights
• Transfers to and from the airport to the base (optional)
• Meals: 2 dinners
• Port taxes/anchorage fees (except for 2 nights in a Moorings marina)
• Tips to the crew: 15-20% of the cruise price (at your discretion)
• Insurance

FAQ

To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will put an option for you while your deposit is being collected. The reservation will only be considered final once we have received your deposit (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) of 50% of the reservation amount. A 100% deposit will be required for any reservation made within one month of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
All the skippers we offer are registered and have the necessary professional certificates. They speak English fluently. If you have any special requirements regarding the skipper, please let us know. The skipper is in charge of the navigation and your safety on board. Do not hesitate to participate in the maneuvers with him, he will be happy to teach you the basics of navigation. Concerning the organization, the skipper sleeps on the boat, in a separate cabin. The skipper is not in charge of cooking or washing up. The hostess (or cook) prepares your meals, cleans the saloon, your cabins and generally keeps the boat in good order.
Transfers to and from the airport to the marina are not included in your package. However, your GlobeSailor consultant and the base manager can offer you a cab or minibus for an additional fee. The payment of this service is generally to be made to GlobeSailor at the time of the payment of the balance or directly on the spot in cash. Do not forget to inform your consultant of your arrival time.
For EU and non EU residents, check with the consulate of their country of origin for information on formalities.

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