Private sailing cruises

"DISCOVER THE SEVEN SISTERS ARCHIPELAGO"

PRIVATE WEEKLY SAILING CRUISES AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS (NOT COLLECTIVE).

PRIVATE WEEKLY SAILING CRUISES AVAILABLE FROM PORTOROSA AND FROM PALERMO.

The Aeolian Islands archipelago has volcanic origins, and it is on the north side of Sicily, made of seven different beautiful Islands: Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, at west Filicudi and Alicudi, and at the north-side Panarea and Stromboli. Filicudi and Alicudi are the oldest islands of the archipelago, born about one million years ago. While the youngest are Vulcano and Stromboli, on these islands the volcanic activity is very intensive. On the other islands the volcanic activity is evidenced by hot waters, underwater springs and thermal mud.

PRIVATE WEEKLY SAILING CRUISES ITINERARY SAMPLE

The itinerary below is just a sample of what you can visit with your private sailing cruise. The weekly cruise can be totally customizable with our skipper to meet your needs and wishes.

ALICUDI

Alicudi for its nature, bare and not easy to live in, has never been a populated island. The name comes from the word "Ericusa", which means heather, the island is very rich of this plant, from which the very few inhabitants get handcraft. Making the circumnavigation of Alicudi you could not notice the beauty of its sea and its rich depths.

FILICUDI

Filicudi with Alicudi is the oldest of the 7 islands; 16 miles far form Lipari and 9, 5 km of surface. There are 3 towns for 300 inhabitants, but the island is the most interesting from an archaeological point of view. Among its caves must be remembered that one of "Bue Marino" - one time home of the disappeared Monk Seal - according to the legend inside the cave there is a monster and you can hear its voice, visiting it you will hear a voice....the noise of the water against the rock.

SALINA

Salina for its population and surface it is the second island of the archipelago, 27 km of surface, 7 km long, far from Lipari only 2 miles. Here the volcanic nature is well visible from the 2 twins volcanoes: Monte dei Porri and Fossa delle Felci. The name Salina derives from a lake of salt water, on the south side of the island, one time used to take salt. But, at the same time, this is the only one island which has fresh water; the others do not have it. For this reason, when you arrive from the sea, the island appears you as a mountain of green emerald, given by its famous vineyards. In fact the precious wine Malvasia is produced here. Who affirms that Pollara is the only suggestive area to visit here, is wrong. With 13 miles of coast in Salina there are alternatively fishing towns, caves, shores all to discover, among the most beautiful Rinella and Leni, with their colours changing from blue of water to green of plants.

LIPARI

Lipari is the most important and the biggest island of the Aeolian archipelago, 37, 6 kmq of surface, 9, 5 km long. As its sisters, the nature of Lipari is also volcanic, in fact there are on it 12 volcanic systems. Moreover it is rich of volcanic springs and volcanic materials as for example obsidian and pumice. Lipari is the most populated island of the Aeolians, 9.000 inhabitants, who quadruplicate in summer. There are 4 towns: Acquacalde, Canneto, Piano Corto and Quattropiani. For those people who love archaeology, Lipari is well organized, it is worth to visit: the Castle, ancient acropolis of Lipari, the Archaeological Park, the Archaeological Aeolian Museum of strong value and the archaeological park of Contrada Diana, rich of ancient ruins of Roman buildings. All the story of the Aeolian Islands has passed by here. The most beautiful shore of the island is Spiaggia Bianca (white shore) named so because of its depths made of pumice. Crossing the rocks of Formiche there are the stacks Pietra Enala and Pietra Lunga, very loved by scubas. Following the coast there are many bays to visit, to discover.

VULCANO

Vulcano is a half mile far from Lipari. The island is marked by 4 volcanic structures 2 of which are still active: Gran Cratere and Vulcanello. Vulcano is the wildest island of the Aeolian archipelago, and the one which changes look according the colours of the sky. On the left side of Porto Levante there is Vulcanello, a promontory born by a violent underwater eruption.

Along the isthmus that separates Vulcanello from the island, you find the shores of Porto Levante and Porto Ponente. The last one is well known because of its very hot water made by underwater boils, while Porto Levante is famous for its black thin sandy. To make a sailing trip around the island you could start it from Punte Nere le tre Dita and after that you enter in Roja coast under the volcano itself. All around white and yellow rocks. Near Punta Luccia starts a plot of caves, following them you will be in front of the shores of Cannitello, Pra'e l' ufali, Pra' e l'asinu a Scario, all places of crystalline waters.

PANAREA

Panarea is wellknown in all Europe for some of its famous guests. The island is only 3 ml far from Lipari and 3 are the main towns on it: San Pietro, Drauto and Ditella. Among the rich mediterranean vegetation there are thermal springs. We can define Panarea as an archipelago within the archipelago, because of the little minor islands that surround it: Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Dattilo, Bottaio, Lisca Nera, Formiche, Panarelli and Lisca Bianca. They are a paradise for the skin-divers bacause of the clear and crystalline waters. Panarea is also rich of caves all to visit, the biggest one is Cala Junco.

STROMBOLI

Stromboli it is 22 miles far from Lipari, the water around is 1.200 mt deep. The island is made by the volcano Stromboli, the heighest dry volcano in Europe. Stromboli is inhabited only because the lava runs on the north east side of the island. Someone ha said that a travel in Stromboli is similar to an interior travel. Anyway all the island should be visited and a particular attention must be paid to Ginostra. The circumnavigation of the island could start from Fico Grande to reach Strombolicchio, a rock 50mt heigh and far from the island about half a mile. Sailing along the coast the island, after P.ta Lebranzo, you will find many shores and caves till the moment in which you will arrive in the point where the lava dives into the sea. A wonderful show, especially by night from the sea.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR CRUISES IN SICILY AND THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

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