Aeolian Islands

Portorosa, Italy

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We are happy to announce that our Portorosa marina is scheduled to reopen on November 1, 2020*. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

For customers traveling from the U.S. or other South or Central American countries, charters are scheduled to resume November 1, 2020. For customers traveling from Canada or Uruguay, our charters from Portorosa already resumed June 3.

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.

Aeolian Islands

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Charter a yacht from our Portorosa base, unfurl your sails in the shimmering Mediterranean and weave between a string of sensational Aeolian Islands. Use our Aeolian islands sailing itinerary to help you make the most of this mystical land of volcanoes, sea caves and black sand beaches.

Portorosa one-week bareboat

  • 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
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Flotilla itineraries

Enjoy relaxed sailing grounds and consistent winds on one of our flotilla charters in the Aeolian Islands. Cast off from our base Portorosa and explore Italy’s most desirable coastlines as you dine on magnificent cuisine. Soak up Italian culture whilst making your way around volcanic islands on a week-long adventure along the Sicilian coast and Aeolian Islands. 

Portorosa Sail Wine and Taste of Italy Flotilla

Sicily Food and Wine Flotilla

  • Relaxed sailing and stunning volcanic islands
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkeling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second largest active volcano
  • Group dinners and wine tastings
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Tonnarella Dell'Uzzo beach

Aeolian Islands

  • Relaxed sailing with fine winds
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second-largest active volcano
  • UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands
Itinerary details
Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

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Portorosa
January5950666S
February5950406SE
March6152936S
April6455357WNW
May7361146WNW
June81681010NW
July8673106NW
August8675636NW
September8272825NW
October7364485SSE
November6657675S
December6154795NW

Address

SailItalia srl

Turistica “il gabbiano” – villaggio turistico Portorosa

zona laguna azzurra

98054 Furnari (me) – Italy

Base opening hours

Base is open from March - November

Mon-Thu: in case of charter

Fri-Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm or until last arrival

Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm in case of charter

Nearest airport
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)