Daily Aeolian mini cruises

"DISCOVER THE SEVEN SISTERS ARCHIPELAGO"

DAILY MINI CRUISES STARTING FROM MILAZZO HARBOUR

DAILY MINI CRUISES GUARANTEED FROM THE END OF MARCH TO THE END OF OCTOBER.

WE ACCEPT RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 4 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE DATE.

The Aeolian Islands are considered to be among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean for the richness and variety of their marine flora and fauna and for the spectacles offered by rocks with bizarre shapes, natural grottos and picturesque coves. A visit to these islands will enrich you both culturally and spiritually, leaving an indelible memory. With us, you can visit the most exclusive spots accessible only by sea, and see scenery of incomparable beauty with sand and rocks beaches, where nature has let its imagination run free to create strange, unrepeatable shapes. Our extensive and complete programs will allow you to visit exclusive locations on the Aeolian Islands with departures from Milazzo. 

OUR DAILY MINI CRUISES TO THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS:

MINI CRUISE 1: LIPARI AND VULCANO (Daily from 1st April to 30th October)

Route Milazzo-Lipari-Vulcano-Milazzo

Departure from Milazzo 9.00 am. Having left the port, we will proceed towards Lipari. 

Lipari, where the contrast between the blue of the sea and the white of the pumice mountains provides the setting for the two famous rocks “Petra Lunga” and “Petra Menalda”, is the largest and most populated island of the Aeolian archipelago. We recommend a visit to Lipari’s Castle where you will find the Church of Saint Bartholomew, the Patron of Lipari, or an exploration of the archaeological site in ”Contrada Diana” visiting the archaeological Museum “Luigi Bernabo Brea”. Finally, a walk along the narrow picturesque streets of the historical town centre will offer you the chance to do some shopping and immerse yourself in the typical Aeolian life-style. In order to discover the best panoramic sights of the island of Lipari, we recommend a bus tour. Departure from Lipari, short navigation and arrival in Vulcano.

Vulcano, born from the fusion of “ Vulcano della Fossa” and “ Vulcanello” offers the chance to take advantage of the therapeutical benefits ensuing from a bath in the thermal waters and in the Sulphurous muds , or simply relaxing on the beautiful black-sand beaches of vulcanic origin. For all trekking fans the climb to the main crater of Vulcano, is a must. From here you have a 360° panoramic view of all the other islands or you can visit “La Valle dei Mostri” (The Monster Valley) and “La Grotta del Cavallo” (The Horse Grotto).

Departure from Vulcano to Milazzo is set at about 4.30pm. Arrival in Milazzo at about 5.45pm 

RATES: Adults € 40,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 25,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 2: PANAREA AND STROMBOLI BY NIGHT (Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1st April to 30th October)

Route Milazzo-Panarea-Stromboli-Milazzo

Departure from Milazzo at 12.00**.

Panarea, the smallest, most ancient and less elevated island of the Aeolian archipelago, is also the most glamorous, frequently visited by the VIPs’ who love its sea, its beaches as well as its lively nightlife. The historic centre, a canvas coloured deep blue and candid white, illuminates the narrow streets that lead you to Saint Peter’s Church. On foot or in one of the typical island taxis, we recommend a visit to the prehistorical village of Capo Milazzese, important archaeological site of the island, which proves the ancient origins of Panarea (dating back to 1400 BC.). You must also visit the Cala Junco Bay, in the shape of an amphitheatre. The particular shape of this bay defined on its sides by strange rocky masses, creates a spectacular natural swimming pool, ideal for underwater swimming. Finally, to lie on the sandy beach Cala degli Zimmari, is a luxury for few. Having left Panarea, we will sail along the route of the inlets Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera and the rocks Panarelli and Formiche.  All these, form a micro- archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli.

Stromboli, one of its kind, is the island of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The rhythmical explosions of ash and lapilli give the island a fascinating and wild appearance. During our stop, you will be able to visit Saint Vincent’s Square, named after the church dedicated to the same Saint, and the house in which Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman lived during the shooting of the film “Stromboli terra di Dio” (Stromboli land of God). Looking out from the square, the panoramic view of the port with the Strombolicchio, the oldest volcano of the Aeolian Islands, can be enjoyed. Furthermore, there are breath-taking scenarios at night, when the fire of the eruptions and the dark sky clash with each other providing ever-changing colourful creations in the Sciara del Fuoco, visible from the sea during the return journey.

Arrival in Milazzo between 10.00pm and 11.00pm depending on the sunset.

** Departure times from Milazzo and from Stromboli will be changed during the season depending on the time of sunset.  

RATES: Adults € 60,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 40,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 3: 4 ISLAND TOUR (Every Saturday from 1st May to 30th September. From 21st July to 5th September Also on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Route Milazzo-Lipari-Panarea-Stromboli-Milazzo

Departure from Milazzo at 9:00am. Having left the Port, we will proceed towards Lipari.

Lipari, where the contrast between the blue of the sea and the white of the pumice mountains provides the setting for the two famous rocks “Petra Lunga” and “Petra Menalda”, is the largest and most populated island of the Aeolian archipelago. We recommend a visit to Lipari’s Castle where you will find the Church of Saint Bartholomew, Patron of Lipari, or an exploration of the archaeological site in ”Contrada Diana” visiting the archaeological Museum “Luigi Bernabo Brea”. Finally, a walk along the narrow picturesque streets of the historical town centre will offer you the chance to do some shopping and immerse yourself in the typical Aeolian life-style. In order to discover the best panoramic sights of the island of Lipari, we recommend a bus tour. Departure from Lipari, short navigation and arrival in Panarea.

Panarea, the smallest, most ancient and less elevated island of the Aeolian archipelago, is also the most glamorous, frequently visited by the VIPs’ who love its sea, its beaches as well as its lively nightlife. The historic centre, a canvas coloured deep blue and candid white, illuminates the narrow streets that lead you to Saint Peter’s Church. After visiting the Cala Junco Bay, in the shape of an amphitheatre defined on its sides by strange rocky masses, creating a spectacular natural swimming pool, ideal for underwater swimming, we recommend a lie on the sandy beach Cala degli Zimmari. Having left Panarea, we will sail along the route of the inlets Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera and the rocks Panarelli and Formiche. All these, form a micro-archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli.

Stromboli, one of its kind, is the island of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The rhythmical explosions of ash and lapilli give the island a fascinating and wild appearance. During our stop over, you will be able to visit Saint Vincent’s Square, named after the church dedicated to the same Saint, and the house in which Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman lived during the shooting of the film “Stromboli terra di Dio”  (Stromboli land of God). Looking out from the square, the panoramic view of the port with the Strombolicchio, the oldest volcano of the Aeolian Islands, can be enjoyed. Furthermore, there are breath-taking scenarios at night, when the fire of the eruptions and the dark clash with each other providing ever-changing colourful creations in the Sciara del Fuoco, visible from the sea during the return journey.

Arrival in Milazzo between 10.00pm and 11.00pm depending on the sunset.

RATES: Adults € 80,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 55,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 4: ACTIVE VOLCANOES (Every Saturday from 1st May to 30th September. From 21st July to 5th September also on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Route Milazzo-Vulcano-Panarea-Stromboli-Milazzo

Departure from Milazzo at 9.00am. Having left the Port of Milazzo we will proceed towards Vulcano.

Vulcano, born from the fusion of “ Vulcano della Fossa” and “ Vulcanello” offers the chance to take advantage of the therapeutical benefits ensuing from a bath in the thermal waters and in the Sulphurous muds , or simply relaxing on the beautiful black-sand beaches of Vulcanic origin. For all trekking fans the climb to the main crater of Vulcano, is a must. From here, you have a 360 degrees° panoramic view of all the other islands. Finally we suggest you visit “La Valle dei Mostri” (The Monster Valley) and “La Grotta del Cavallo” (The Horse Grotto). Departure from Vulcano, short navigation and arrival in Panarea.

Panarea, the smallest and less elevated island of the Aeolian archipelago, is also the most glamorous, frequently visited by the VIPs’ who love its sea, its beaches as well as its lively nightlife.

The historic centre, a canvas coloured deep blue and candid white, illuminates the narrow streets that lead you to Saint Peter’s Church (the main religious building of the island). After visiting the Cala Junco Bay, in the shape of an amphitheatre defined on its sides by strange rocky masses, creating a spectacular natural swimming pool, ideal for underwater swimming, we recommend a lie on the sandy beach Cala degli Zimmari. Having left Panarea, we will sail along the route of the inlets Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera and the rocks Panarelli and Formiche. All these, form a micro-archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli.

Stromboli, one of a kind, is the island of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The rhythmical explosions of ash and lapilli give the island a fascinating and wild appearance. During our stop over, you will be able to visit Saint Vincent’s Square, named after the church dedicated to the same Saint, and the house in which Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman lived during the shooting of the film “Stromboli terra di Dio” (Stromboli land of God). Looking out from the square, the panoramic view of the port with the Strombolicchio, the oldest volcano of the Aeolian Islands, can be enjoyed. Furthermore, there are breath-taking scenarios at night, when the fire of the eruptions and the dark clash with each other providing ever-changing colourful creations in the Sciara del Fuoco, visible from the sea during the return journey.

Arrival in Milazzo between 10.00pm and 11.00pm depending on the sunset.

** Departure times from Milazzo and from Stromboli will be changed during the season depending on the time of sunset.

RATES: Adults € 80,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 55,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 5: VULCANO FULL DAY (Every Saturday from 1st May to 30th September. From 21st July to 5th September also on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Route Milazzo-Vulcano-Milazzo

Departurefrom Milazzo 9.00am. Having left the Port of Milazzo we will proceed towards Vulcano.

Once disembarked, the passengers will have about 6 hours to spend visiting the Island that extends itself for about 20 square kilometres. Vulcano, born from the fusion of “ Vulcano della Fossa” and “Vulcanello” offers various points of interest to its visitors, such as taking advantage of the therapeutical benefits ensuing from a bath in the thermal waters and in the Sulphurous muds, or bathe by the sea on the beautiful black-sand beaches of Vulcanic origin. For all trekking fans, the climb to the main crater of Vulcano, about 386 metres high, is a must. From here, you have a 360° panoramic view of all the other islands. Finally, if you hire a scooter, you may also explore the less touristic part of “Vulcano Piano”.

Departure from Vulcano to Milazzo is set at about 4.30pm. Arrival in Milazzo at about 05.45 pm 

RATES: Adults € 35,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 20,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 6: ALICUDI AND FILICUDI (Each Monday from 1st July to 30th July

Route Milazzo-Alicudi-Filicudi-Milazzo

Departure from Milazzo at 8:30 am. After departing from Vulcano, first stop to Filicudi Pecorini.

Direct transfer to Alicudi’s port and stop to eat lunch (optional).
In the afternoon, departure for Filicudi and visit from aboard to the spectacular Scoglio della Canna, Grotta del Bue Marino and Scoglio Giafante.
Tour of the island of Filicudi and stop to visit the town and the small prehistorical village of Capo Graziano.
Order of the visits may be changed by the captain.

Return to Milazzo around 7.00 pm.

RATES: Adults € 65,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 45,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 7: SALINA (Every Tuesday from 01st July to 31st July

Route Milazzo-Salina-Milazzo 

Departure from Milazzo at 8:30am. Having left the port we will proceed towards Salina, making a technical stop at Vulcano and Lipari. Soon after we will arrive in the port of Santa Marina. 

Salina is the second largest and second most populated island of the Aeolian Islands. On arrival at its Port, it will be possible to admire the beautiful eighteenth century church with its characteristic tower bells or do some shopping along the town streets in the local shops. You may also visit the Pollara Bay, famous location of the Film “Il Postino” of Massimo Troisi. A few kilometres away, there is Lingua, a terrace overlooking the sea, famous for its restaurants and its granitas. Here we also find the small lake of brackish water where you can still see some tanks dating back to the Greek period of the III century BC. At the back of the main Square of Lingua, there is the picturesque Lighthouse, nature reserve that represents the ideal spot for bird watching fans. 

Departure in the afternoon and return trip to Milazzo. 

Arrival in Milazzo at about 6:30pm.

RATES: Adults € 60,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 40,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

MINI CRUISE 8: SALINA - PANAREA AND STROMBOLI BY NIGHT (Every Monday from 20th July to 31st August) 

Route Milazzo-Salina-Panarea-Stromboli-Milazzo

Departure at 09.00am. Arrival at Salina at about 11.15am.

Santa Marina di Salina, the main port of the island of Salina, is distinguished by its long pedestrian street full of stylish boutiques in which it is possible to rediscover the flavors and traditions of a place with unspoiled charm. Salina is the greenest of the Aeolian Islands, also famous because it was the film set of the movie Il Postino (Radford-Troisi, 1994). Colorful fishing boats on pebble beaches, hills covered with wild capers and malvasia wine grapes. Departure from Salina at 13.00 about and sailing to Panarea.

Panarea, the smallest and oldest island, is also the most glamorous, frequented by celebrities, which love the sea, the beaches and the nightlife. The old town is a colorful painting of deep blue of the sea and the white of the houses that illuminate the narrow streets leading to St. Peter's Church and the Archaeological Museum. Just a few can enjoy the luxury to lie in the sun at the beautiful bay of Cala Junco or at the sandy beach of Cala of Zimmari. After departure from Panarea sailing to Stromboli.

Stromboli, unique in his way, is the island on which lies one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Along the alleys of the center is situated the Church of Saint Vincent and the love nest of Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman (from the movie Stromboli - land of God). During the night, a breathtaking scenery when the fire of the eruptions and the darkness collide, creating always new colors in the Sciara del Fuoco

Arriving at Milazzo harbour at about 10:30pm.

*The departure time will be modified during the season according to the time of the sunset.

RATES: Adults € 80,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax - Children (4-10 years old) € 55,00 + € 5,00 Aeolian entree tax

 

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