Touring the Aeolian Islands in Sicily

We hope you choose to join us on an exciting adventure in Sicily. Volcanos both dormant and active await you and this region is truly spectacular. You can hike up mountains, swim in sparkling blue water and watch amazing sunsets. There is limited availability for June to August for this tour, but please get in touch if you are interested. Here is all the information you need to move forward with your booking. Please use the button on the right to fill in the form below to start the booking process or contact us in the chat box or by mail with any questions.

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  • Our embarkation point is Capo d’Orlando on the northern shore of Sicily. It is a similar distance from Palermo and Catania which both have international airports.
  • Options for mooring and marinas are limited in the Aeolian and we will spend a number of nights anchored or tied up to buoys and use the dinghy to get to shore.
  • Weather and sea conditions will always affect our progress and our itinerary which may change at any time.
  • This is given as a guide only and additional or replacement stops will be planned as necessary to meet the conditions of the area or the requests from the crew.

7 Day Tours

Lagoon 450F Kosher Sailing

Meet this beautiful Lagoon 450 which can be your home with 4 double cabins, each with its own en-suite bathroom and separate shower. She’s just under 14m long and 8m wide and as well as the expansive salon indoors, there is a shaded outdoor area, front cushions by the trampoline, and up on top, cushions to lie down and a wrap around seat to enjoy the view. The boat is fully air conditioned and has its own generator and water maker.

10 Day Tours

Italy Catamaran

This stunning Dufour 48 has 4 double cabins and a single with 2 bunks for crew or kids. Each cabin has its own en-suite bathroom and shower and the catamaran is just under 15m long and 8m wide. The expansive salon and flybridge provide ample room to spread out to find a quiet area to read or relax with cushion around to sit with your Happy Hour drink and watch the sunset. The boat is fully air conditioned and has its own generator and water maker.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Vulcano

After arrival at Capo d’Orlando, you’ll be shown to your rooms and get a thorough safety briefing and boat tour.

When everyone has settled in, we’ll leave the marina for a 3 hour sail to the island of Vulcano, passing the Gelso Lighthouse and arriving at Levante where we’ll anchor and go to the beach where sulfurous springs bubble up warming the water and offering a natural jacuzzi.

Optional sunset hike up the volcano for spectacular views both of the volcano and of the region.

Day 2 – Lipari

Sailing North this morning we will reach the Island of Lipari and stop at the town where you can tour the castle, walk through the narrow streets and explore the history of this island known for its pumice quarrying!

Options including hiring a tour guide and/or a car to drive around the island.

Day 3 – Salina

Salina is a volcanic island with two inactive volcanoes located on each end of the island. In the middle of both lies the Valldichiesa Valley. We may circumnavigate the entire island to take in the spectacular views.

Salina was awarded the title of “Most beautiful island in Italy” by CNN in 2019, is the second largest of the chain (roughly 26 square kilometers of surface), and has a vast cultural heritage, rich history, and lush natural vistas to explore.

Day 4 – Panarea

Panarea is the smallest and most picturesque of the Aeolian Islands and the most exclusive as over the last few years it has been transformed into a celebrity haven. The West coast is uninhabited and the East side has the concentration of the population. We’ll anchor in Junco Cove, at the foot of Milazzese Cape where the remains of an ancient prehistoric village are located.

Sicily Panarea

Day 5 – Stromboli

We will anchor on the E or NE of the island and go ashore to explore coming back to the boat for dinner and an early night. At 4am the next morning, we’ll be raising the anchor and sailing off into the night to the West of the island to watch the Stromboli fireworks show which has been going on for at least 80 years!

Day 6 – Filicudi

For anyone interested in scuba diving, the west coast of Filicudi offers some amazing locations and for those who want to stay at sea level, we can explore the sea caves at the Grotte del Bue Marino. La Canna, a basalt cliff that rises 70 meters from the sea is also another main attraction for scuba divers. We can anchor in front of the coasts of Graziano Cape, a small peninsula right next to the Fossa delle Felci Volcano, to relax and have lunch. Skirting the coast, we’ll discover nearly vertical cliffs towering up to 500 metres in height.

Aeolian islands

Day 7

Depending on the weather and where shabbat fell in the trip, we may have time to go to Alicudi which is the western most island in the chain or alternatively, we may spend time walking, swimming, sailing or relaxing in other locations along our route.

We will arrive back at Capo d’Orlando for a debriefing, a final le’chaim and disembarkation to continue your Sicilian holiday on land or fly home.

 

Kosher Sailing Booking Form

We’re looking forward to raising the sails and dropping the anchor with you! Please contact us for availability in August and September 2022 or if you are interested in pre-booking for 2023. Our planned 2022 sailing dates are:

  • 23/8 – 30/8
  • 30/8 – 6/9
  • 6/9 – 13/9
  • 13/9 – 20/9

The price is €1475 per person based on 2 people in a cabin. Food, water, alcohol, wifi, fuel and mooring fees are extra and shared between the guests equally and offset against a 20% provisioning allowance paid with the booking. Unused funds will be returned to you at the end of the cruise.

There is no cook on board. We all cook together but we offer help and guidance in menu planning and preparation.

Note that we will be sailing either the Amalfi coast from Salerno or the Aeolian Islands from Sicily (according to popular demand). Please be in touch with us to tell us your preference or to find out which we will be sailing.

Booking Form

Please fill in the details below. Your booking will not be final until we receive a deposit and you receive confirmation by email.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms

  • 50% payable immediately to secure the booking.
  • 50% balance payable 30 days before departure
  • If the second payment is not forthcoming, we reserve the right not to refund the initial 50% deposit (see below)

Refunds and cancellation:

  • No refunds can be given, however in the event of you needing to cancel, we will make every reasonable effort to find someone to take your place. If no one is found, or if a discount needs to be offered to fill the place, you will be reimbursed proportionally.

Shabbat accommodation:

  • Shabbat accommodation off the boat is not included.
  • We will always do our best to find a suitable mooring for shabbat but due to weather conditions or crowded marinas/ports this cannot be guaranteed. We will always ensure that should you wish to be off the boat for shabbat, that you can disembark and make your way to a hotel or AirBnB of your choice.

Travel to/from the base:

  • We are not responsible for any travel arrangements to or from the marina that will be our base. This is at your own expense.
  • We sail on time! It is your responsibility to arrive at the appointed sailing day and time. If you are late, you will need to find ferry or boat transportation to catch up with us!
  • Your participation in our sailing trip will only be finalized and confirmed after the deposit has been paid and you receive written confirmation of your acceptance as a crew member. We urge you not to book flights or make travel plans until you receive this from us.
  • Unfortunately, we are not responsible for the weather and sometimes there may be delays or changes in schedule according to the conditions.

Children:

  • There are no formal age limitations of who can be on board, however for the comfort of everyone, we do not encourage you to bring babies or toddlers who may decide to climb over the rail and jump in the water when unattended!
  • Please talk to us if you wish to bring children under 8 years old and we will decide together if this is appropriate and safe for everyone.

Health and fitness:

  • In order to come sailing with us, you need to be able to swim and to be reasonably fit.
  • The level of fitness expected would be for you to be able to climb into a dinghy and row a short distance to shore.
  • For everyone’s safety we require that all passengers be up to date with their COVID vaccinations.

Safety:

  • You will receive an extensive safety briefing when you come on board and before we set sail.
  • We only use boats which meet all international safety standards and are equipped with a life raft, flares, life belts and all other safety equipment required by the regulations.
  • You are required to obey the skipper’s commands at all times as relating to safety on board.

Insurance:

  • The boat is insured by the charter company and the skipper has additional insurance.
  • You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance that includes rescue at sea and emergency evacuation from sea (in the event of a medical emergency). Standard travel insurance policies may not cover this.
  • You will be responsible for any damage you cause to the boat either directly or indirectly to the sum of €5000 or according to the insurance policy conditions of the boat, whichever is higher. You will also be charged by us for any time and costs we incur to resolve the incident.

Shabbat & Kashrut:

  • There is no mashgiach on board.
  • All kashrut policies will be explained and all questions answered prior to payment.
  • Every effort will be made to meet specific requests for kashrut but no guarantees can be made.