The boat trips are a unique experience to discover the wonders of the Aeolian Islands. Countless beaches, coves, caves, rocks, volcanoes, spectacular sunsets, to which is added the incomparable variety and wealth of the seabed. The boat trips includes swimming in the most beautiful bays around the islands. All tours leave from Marina Corta.
It is necessary to be present for boarding 15 minutes before departure time.
LIPARI and SALINA
Departure ore 10.00
Return ore 18.00
These islands are the largest of the Aeolian archipelago and, thanks to their proximity, the excursion gives more opportunities to swim and to visit places rather than sailing.
Along the East coast of Lipari, we will head for Monte Rosa mountain, Canneto village and Spiagge bianche (white beaches). Our first stop will be in the Pumice stone beach to swim in its amazing waters, so turquoise, which have nothing to envy to the best Caribbean beaches. Going on to Acquacalda village, you will admire from the sea, the black flow of obsidian stone cutting the white and majestic mountain which, some time ago, housed the old pumice mine. We leave for a moment Lipari to head for Salina where you will visit Santa Marina, the largest suburb of the island.
Admiring the wonderful coasts you will be amazed to see the boat getting inside a beautiful bay with a small island in the middle. The abrupt change of depth, the half-circle shape and the stratified rocks suggest you that you are now inside an old crater partly under water. Ladies and gentlemen, you arrived in Pollara Bay (Our lovely film maker Massimo Troisi chose this place to set his last and unforgettable masterpiece: “Il Postino”. Obviously, we will drop anchor to have a bath with a capital B!
Our last stop in Salina will be at Lingua, a small suburb, where you can visit the natural salt lake, in the past used for the extraction salt (it gives the name to the island). The suburb is full of traditional restaurants and bars on the seaside. Our crew will be glad to recommend you the best places to have lunch.
In the afternoon we will come back in Lipari to end the cruise. West coast is full of strange shaped rocks and beautiful caves.
Our last swim will be at Valle Muria creek. It will be the cherry on the top of a wonderful day at sea.
LIPARI and VULCANO
Departure ore 10/12/14.00
Return ore 18.00
Tour starts along West coast of Lipari, we will visit the cave “GrottadegliAngeli”, Lipari’s Faraglioni, the rocks: Mummia and Papa Giovanni. We will stop for a swim in the wonderful Vinci beach.
Next stop is in the port of Vulcano. The island is very large and it has got many things to see. All places to visit are easily reachable by foot, so everybody can visit the village and have free time to do everything. We will stop in Vulcano for a long time, more than other islands. So, do not forget your sacks on board and everything you need to stay in Vulcano all the day. Crew says you hello and waits for your return in the afternoon.
Not far from the port you will find Sabbie Nere (black beach), the thermal mud pool and the sulfurous waters beach. Village offers a wide choice of traditional restaurants and all kind of shops.
Moreover, you can make the ascent to the big crater of Vulcano. We suggest to wear comfortable, closed shoes. The route is indicated from some signals, time for climbing is about 50 minutes and a little less to come down. You do not need any guide and the panorama on the top is amazing.
FILICUDI and ALICUDI
Departure ore 10.00
Return ore 19.00
Few minutes after the departure you will admire “Pietra Lunga” and “Pietra Menalda”, two big volcanic rocks in Lipari.
One hour later (if we are lucky we can meet dolphins during the sailing) we will arrive to Capo Graziano, in Filicudi island, our first opportunity to swim. Waters around Filicudi and Alicudi are the most uncontaminated of the whole archipelago.
Along the West coast we will reach the Bue Marino grotto, the largest of the entire archipelago, where we will stop for swim.
For the moment, we say hello to Filicudi and head for the small port of Alicudi. There, you will have free time to visit the village.
Alicudi will appear as a huge cone full of typical little houses hanged on the side of the mountain. The main patch is a mule track of stones which climbs up to the top of the island and the only mean of transport is the donkey. Coming up the mule track, you can admire a breath-taking panorama feeling the sensation to be alone in an enchanting place lost in space and time, surrounded by the purest mediterranean nature. All around the island is surrounded by the seafront where you can swim again or search for a bar to have lunch.
We will go on with our cruise heading for the North-West coast of Filicudi,. You will admire the volcanic rocks of Montenassari, Giafante and, overall, Canna (a singular volcanic neck, about 233 feet high). Here, the amazing blue sea invites us to stop again for a swim.
Next stop will be Filicudi port. Free time to visit the village and swim. Coming up the village, it is possible to visit the prehistoric village of Capo Graziano and the old millstones (they are not far but, if you do not want to go by foot, just in the port you can find taxis, please ask how much is a tour).
We will enjoy the sunset at the big rocks “Faraglioni”, then come back in Lipari
PANAREA and STROMBOLI
Departure ore 14.00
Return ore 23.00
Sailing along Monte Rosa and Cave di Pomice (pumice stone mines) in Lipari we will head towards Panarea island. 40 minutes later, you will reach the amazing Calajunco bay, Aeolian Islands’ flagship. Here, the first occasion to swim into wonderful waters.
You will have about one hour free to walk around the village refined lanes.
Again on board, going on to Basiluzzo, the largest Panarea’ small islands, we will sailing towards IDDU (nickname used from Stromboli people when they address to their lovely Volcano). In Forty minutes, after sailing along Ginostra village, we will arrive to the little port of Stromboli.
The first impression is overwhelming. In front of you, overhead, you can see on one side the Mediterranean scrub which roots luxuriant in the most complicated and inhospitable place of the archipelago and, on the other side, the blinding contrast of the traditional Stromboli’s architecture, all over quicklime white painted, and the typical black lava, everything framed from a wonderful blue sea.
You will have free time to walk around the village, visit the craft shops, swim and dine. At sunset, drinking an excellent local Malvasia wine (offered from Popolo Giallo), we will turn around Strombolicchio little island to reach, by the time in the darkness, the Sciara del Fuoco. It is the last stop and, for many of you, the most expected moment of the whole day. Diming the lights in the hall, asking you to wear a sweater to protect yourself from the gentle breeze, everybody outside in reverent silence, we will assist to the amazing explosions show. An exciting day is coming to the end. Saying hello to IDDU, we come back to Lipari.