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Sicily Sailboat Cruise Around the Aeolian Islands

8 days/7 nights

Departure from Catania Milazzo 2017

Sicily Sailboat CruiseThe 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. The AEOLIAN ISLAND CRUISE is a relaxing and casual vacation to islands of Turquoise waters that will enrich you both culturally and spiritually.

Cruises Saturday to Saturday :

ITINERARY

Day 1/Saturday CATANIA-MILAZZO
Arrival at Catania airport. Transfer to Milazzo and boarding and accommodation in double cabins (available starting from 5:30 pm). Welcome Cocktail on board. Dinner on board. Time at leisure in Milazzo. Overnight on board.

Day 2/Sunday MILAZZO-PANAREA
Breakfast on board and sail towards Panarea. Stop for swimming at Lisca Nera and Dattilo, small desert islands where you can observe underwater sulphur mines. Lunch on board.

Circumnavigation around the small islands of Lisca Nera, Dattilo and arrival at Panarea: visit the small village of San Pietro; walk through the tiny streets to discover small antique shops and prehistoric sites. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3/Monday PANAREA-STROMBOLIAeolian islands map
Breakfast on board and sail to Stromboli. Navigation along the island of Basiluzzo and arrival in Stromboli in the late morning. Lunch on board and time at leisure to visit the island. Possibility to reserve on the spot the climbing of the Volcano with local guides. Dinner on your own in Stromboli. Overnight on board.

Day 4/Tuesday STROMBOLI-SALINA
Breakfast on board. Sail round the island of Stromboli. Lunch on board during the passage. Continue sailing towards Santa Marina di Salina: time at leisure to visit the village. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5/Wednesday SALINA-LIPARI
Breakfast on board and circumnavigation of the island of Salina: stops to swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara. Lunch on board. Sail towards Lipari. Navigation along the wild west coast of Lipari and stop at Canneto to swim and observe the famous Cave di Pomice (quarry of pomice stone). Arrival at the port of Lipari. Dinner on board and time at leisure. Overnight on board.

Day 6/Thursday LIPARI-VULCANO
Breakfast on board. Time at leisure to explore the town and its archaeological and volcanological museum. Passage Lipari- Vulcano sailing along the famous Faraglioni. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, time at leisure to visit Vulcano and bathing in hot springs. Dinner on your own in Vulcano. Overnight on board.

Day 7/Friday VULCANO-MILAZZO
Breakfast on board. Circumnavigation of the island of Vulcano: stops for swimming at “Piscina di Venere” and visit the “Grotta del Cavallo”. Navigation along the west coast of Vulcano to reach the small harbour of Gelso. Lunch on board, then sail towards Milazzo. Stop at S. Antonio bay to swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Dinner on board and time at leisure in Milazzo. Overnight on board.

Day 8/Saturday MILAZZO-CATANIA
Breakfast on board. Disembark by 9.00 am in Milazzo and transfer by car to Catania airport. End of our services.

The above program is only approximate and can be changed because of unfavorable weather or sea conditions or significant volcanic activities. If navigation is impossible because of adverse sea conditions, all expenses for an alternative program will be borne by the Organizer.

Prices in Euros ($ rate varies depending the exchange) based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together and double occupancy

Departure dates (Saturdays) Price per person based on double  occupancy  min 2 passengers traveling together
13 May – 22 Jul and 26 Aug – 14 Oct 2017 1823
PERIOD C – 22 Jul-26 Aug 2017 2105
Single Supplement: 35% extra on top of the double price.
Reduction for 3rd person in the cabin 20%

50% deposit required at the time of booking

RATE INCLUDES:

  • AEOLIAN ISLANDS CRUISE TOUR ON BOARD A 24 MT sailboat in double cabins for 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
  • FULL BOARD ON BOARD –  (EXCEPT 2 DINNERS IN STROMBOLI AND VULCANO)
  • DRINKS INCLUDED: mineral water and wine plus welcome drink
  • ALL THE VISITS AS INDICATED IN THE PROGRAM
  • CREW ON BOARD (SKIPPER, SAILOR AND CHEF)
  • DAILY CABINS AND BATHROOM CLEANING
  • PORT TAXES
  • ROUNDTRIP TRANSFERS CATANIA AIRPORT/MILAZZO

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
DINNER IN STROMBOLI AND VULCANO
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Entrance fee to Aeolian islands euro 3 per person
TIPS, PERSONAL EXPENSES AND WHATEVER NOT CLEARLY SPECIFIED UNDER “RATE INCLUDES”

SHIP FEATURES

General characteristics:              Internal layout:

Turkish Shipyard                                Cabins: 8+1+1 – Sleeps 16+2+2    Bath 10

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Year 1994                                             Matriculate Italia, 2004                      Water tank 5.000 lt

Heating in all cabins, AIR CONDITIONING IN ALL CABINS, FRIDGE, FREEZER

Hull in mahogany on eucalyptus ordinates; Kitchen
deck in teak-iroko; masts and boom in Douglas Heating in all cabins
L.f.t. (Largo) 24,00 mt. + bompresso
Beam6,40 mt
Draft 2,50 mt
Displacement 70 ton

Propulsion:

Engines DAEWOO 400 HP
Year 1994
Power diesel turbocomp.
Speed 10 KTN    Full 2.500 It.

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