Sicily Yacht Charter Itineraries
Here are some suggested itineraries for yacht charters in
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Upon arriving at the base you will be met by the
charter company who will check you in and show you to your boat,
after a quick briefing then it's over to you, time to relax! Both
Palermo and Sant Agata are great places to spend your first night,
with plenty of shops and restaurants you can provision for your
first days sail get ready for the week ahead.
On your first
day why not head over to Vulcano in the Aeolian Islands. This island
has plenty to see and do, if you're feeling adventurous you could
climb the Fossa di Vulcano or if you fancy relaxing there lots of
hot springs and mud baths too.
For the rest of the week why
not spend your days hopping from volcanic island to volcanic island.
From Vulcano to Panarea is about a 15 mile sail and here you'll
find fashionistas and jet setters all looking to unwind in the
pretty white washed towns.
After this why not head to
Stromboli, the northernmost island in the Aeolian, Stromboli is a
live volcano, so watch out!
From Stromboli we advise stopping off
and spending a night each in Salina, Filicudi and Alicudi. It is no
more than a 10 mile sail between each island. Salina is completely
different to all the other islands because of all its fresh water
springs meaning its landscapes stands out against the other volcanic
Filicudi and Alicudi are two tiny islands each with
only one small quaint town, perfect places to enjoy some Italian
cuisine in truly Italian restaurants.
Sadly it's time to head
back to base and most charter companies like you to be back in the
marina between 4-6pm on your final night.
The sail back to
Palermo is slightly longer than to our other bases so please bear
this in mind on your last day. This will allow you plenty of time to
pack and prepare to boat to hand back and squeeze in one last
2 weeks in Sicily
Arriving in sunny Sicily you can pick up
your boat from one of our several bases and after you've checked in
it's time for a quayside beer in the sunshine.
Our advice for
the first few days is to head over to the Aeolian Islands. During
these days you can sail between the stunning Sicilian volcanoes and
explore the natural beauty Sicily has to offer.
Vulcano first, a short hop from Sant Agata or Portorosa, if you're
coming from Palermo it is a longer first day, around 8 hours. If you
fancy breaking the sail up a bit we suggest stopping off in Cefalu,
a beautiful seaside town with lovely sandy beaches. Vulcano itself
is is quite spectacular with mud baths, hot springs and of the the
Foss di Vulcano to explore you won't be short of things to see and
After Vulcano its a very short hop over to Panarea. This
island is a car free zone so you can enjoy the white washed houses
without having to avoid any traffic. And nearby are some wonderful
underwater 'fumaroles' and crags to explore.
From Panarea its
another nice easy sail up to the northernmost Aeolian Island,
Stromboli. Possbily one of the most popular islands in the
archipelago, Stromboli is a live volcano, so look out for blackened
earth and volcanic scenery.
Use the next few days to explore
the smaller islands of Sicily in all their untouched glory. We
suggest Salina as your next stop.
Salina is quite the contrast to
her Aeolian sister islands. Salina has a lush and colourful
landscape thanks to its many fresh water springs, the only island to
have them, which mixed with its volcanic soil make for a
From Salina a nice sail on is to
Filicudi, around 10 miles. Filicudi is a tiny little island, only
9km square. It's lack of mass tourism is a huge draw and it's white
washed village Pecorini Mare is very quaint with a simple beach and
restaurant. A great place to get away from it all.
a great follow on from Filicudi and if its possible it's even
smaller than Filicudi! Alcudi is also known as the 'island of
heather' and when this pink blanket covers its surface in spring its
quite the sight to behold!
You've seen all the the Aeolian
Islands has to offer and now its time to head back over the mainland
to continue your exploration of Sicily.
A longer sail than
between the Aeolian Islands, from Alicudi to Palermo is around 50
miles. Once in Palermo you can relax, the marina here has all
facilites you could want and the town itself has a great mixture of
culture, history and nightlife, not to mention the food!
nice short sail on from Palermo is to San Vito. Since it's quite a
long sial getting back from the Aeolian Islands, have a relaxing
next day heading to San Vito, a beautiful town sandwiched between
mountains. Make sure you try a Panini con Panelle whilst you're
there, a traditional Sicilian dish.
You've seen one set of
Sicilian islands why not explore another? The Egadi Islands are a
good sail from San Vito. Head to Favignana first.
find lots of tuna fisheries but the island is most popular for
diving and snorkelling so don't forget your flippers!
Marettimo is another great island in this archipelago to visit. A
very short sail from Favignana, Marettimo got its name from the
large amounts of thyme on the island, which makes for a great
It's time to head back to the mainland now. When
returning back to base most charter companies like you to be back
between 4-6pm and then the only thing left to do is do your hand
over with the base and enjoy one last Italian feast!