This route explores the exclusive Aeolian Islands north of Sicily. Swim in crystal blue water, party with the Italian jet set, enjoy the best pasta and seafood you're likely to have whilst watching lava erupt from the spectacular volcanoes. There will be 15-20 yachts on this route.
The trip will start from Marina di Portorosa. We recommend to be at the marina by 2pm to check in with The Yacht Week Crew, meet your skipper, get your boat and buy food for the rest of your trip. There is a supermarket right outside the marina as well as a pharmacy in case you need it. Make sure you buy enough food and enough water for your trip. If you are ready by 6pm, set sail towards Vulcano and to the black volcanic beach on the south east side of the island. Drop anchor and spend the night there. If you want to take it easy, you can spend the night in the marina and then leave for Salina in the morning.
The romantic village of Salina on this twin-peaked island offers a variety of boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy your first day strolling around the streets and enjoy some of the amazing food offered! In the middle of the night we will go by bus to the island’s night club “Portobello”. They are open until the sun comes up...
Set sail in the morning and head to the island of Lipari, the biggest of the Aeolian Islands. Once you get to Lipari, try to get a spot at Porto Pignataro. Alternatively you can try Marina Lunga or drop the anchor in the bay. If you decide to drop anchor, do it in front of the beach between Marina Lunga and Porto Pignataro.
Set sail to Stromboli and get a buoy at Scari. Alternatively drop anchor at Ficogrande in the North East side of the island. If you get to Stromboli in the early afternoon, you can join a trip to the top of the volcano. The trek starts at 5pm and will end at 11pm. It takes 3 hours to go up and 1.5 hours to come back down. You will be able to enjoy the sunset from the top of the volcano with the lava flowing next to you! We’ll be eating dinner on board and then meet at La Tartana, a club on the beach at Ficogrande to party.
Panarea is the trendiest and most party oriented island of the Aeolians. It is a very hip place where many VIP's spend their holidays as well as where Italians in their 20's and 30's go to relax. The island has no harbour so we will drop anchor in the bay and use our dinghies to get to the shore. Before you get there we strongly suggest you stop for a swim at Lisca Bianca. Lisca Bianca is well renowned for its wild boat parties that last until sunset. Try to be there by 2pm, pump up the volume, and enjoy the party. Once you are done partying and dropped anchor in San Pietro, come join us at the Bridge Bar for an aperitivo. Later in the evening we’re sure that everyone will head towards Raya Hotel and Nightclub, which stays open until early in the morning. Panarea is a place that you will remember for the rest of your life, it’s just amazing.
After spending two amazing days in Panarea we will set sail back to Portorosa in the afternoon so we can all be back at the marina for Friday evening for the exclusive Goodbye Party, which is taking place in a characterful venue minutes walking from Marina di Portorosa. On Friday you are free to stay on the yacht for one last night in the marina.
In order to make it easier for you and your crew to budget for your vacation we have listed the additional costs of your sailing trip.
A step by step guide on how you and your crew take part in one of the The Yacht Week sailing events.
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