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Portorosa Yacht Charter

Overview

The temperate weather and mild winds of north-east Sicily make our newest Mediterranean base a great starting point for tours of the Sicilian coast, or voyages north around the remarkable, UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands. A collection of dramatic islands and dormant volcanoes that rise theatrically from the sea, they aptly take their name from Aeolus, god of the winds, who tends to smile on this slice of Italy.

 

Set a course for Stromboli and marvel at the scale and lava-spewing force of Europe’s second-largest active volcano. It’s not all rugged cliffs and steaming craters though; the Aeolian Islands also have a softer, more beautiful side, with sandy beaches and lush greenery protected by natural harbours. Head to Vulcano for superb swimming, spectacular views and black rock formations; or discover the lush vegetation of unspoilt Salina, punctuated by three enormous peaks.

 

Hike mountain trails, bathe in thermal springs and snorkel in clear seas. Sample the local delicacies; Sicilian food and drink is rightly famous around the world. Embark on an adventure that takes you through ragged, timeless Filicudi to blooming Salina, isolated Alicudi, towering Stromboli, lively little Panarea and on to the main Aoelian island of Lipari. Revel in the area’s unique blend of food, history, architecture and art. More adventurous sailors may even fancy sailing one way from Portorosa to Tropea, Palermo or Procida, or take on the challenge of a two-week Sicilian coastal and open water voyage all the way down to magical Malta.

  • Relaxed sailing with consistent winds and volcanic islands
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second largest active volcano
  • Short passages between Aeolian islands
 

What's Included? To make sure that you get the most out of your Portorosa Yacht Charter, we have equipped all of our yachts with the highest specification kit to help provide comfort, performance and fun onboard; so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy your sailing holiday with family and friends.

Portorosa Highlights

Relaxed sailing with consistent winds and volcanic islands, Clear and warm waters ideal for snorkeling, Spectacular black sand beaches, Europe’s second largest active volcano, Short passages between Aeolian islands, and Longer coastal trips available.


  • Filicudi

    Filicudi is a spectacular island where like Alicudi it seems that time stopped centuries ago. It is only in the last 10 years that electricity arrived. It is the most ragged of the islands and its steep slopes, rocky coastlines and craters are its main features. The tallest of the craters is Fossa dell Felici (773m). 

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  • Stromboli

    Fill your sails with breeze as you reach across to the dramatic volcanic island of Stromboli. The island is home to Europe’s second biggest volcano, after Etna. 

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  • Vulcano

    Vulcano is famous for its baths in the warm waters of its submarine springs. It is studded with fantasticformations, both above ground and under water. There are three volcanoes on the island which are extinct or dormant with only the fumaroles active on one.

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