|Aeolian Islands Yacht Charters||
The Aeolian Islands or Lipari Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. From our bases on Sicily and on the Calabrian coast you can explore all eight of the islands, the north coast of Sicily and western Calabria on the Italian mainland. A yacht charter in this area is well within the reach of sailors who have basic skills in coastal navigation.
We specialize in yacht charters in the Aeolian Islands and we can offer boats throughout the western Mediterranean. We have a great range of monohulls and catamarans available for bareboat and skippered charter. Please contact us directly for our great value late charter deals from the Aeolian Islands.
We can offer boats from many locations on the island of Sicily;
Our main bases in the NE are Portorosa, Sant Agata di Militello and Milazzo, these are the best starting points for the Aeolian Islands. The nearest airports are Palermo and Catania
Charter Season - Yachts can be hired year round but the main season generally runs from April to the end of October. Operators have varying charges throughout the year with pricing peaking for 2/3 weeks in August. July and August are the hottest months, tend to have lighter winds and many places are very crowded with holiday makers. April - June and September - October have a lot of plus points, the temperatures are more comfortable, those sailing are likely to getter better winds and while ashore you will avoid crowds of August. The remaining months, November thru March have plenty of lovely days for sailing with sunny skies and good winds.
Climate - Sicily has a Mediterranean or coastal climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The summer season can often seem long, as spring and autumn offer a continuation of the warm temperatures and long hours of sunlight. See the following link for detailed information on the weather of Sicily complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index
How to Get There - Sicily is served by several international airports. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of Sicilian airports. We recommend skyscanner.net for finding flights and comparing prices. There is also a regular ferry service from Naples and Sardinia.
Airport Transfer - Where necessary we can normally arrange a transfer from the airport directly to your boat. You will be asked whether you require this service at time of booking
Provisioning - Most operators offer this service. You can pre-order with us and your shopping with then be delivered to the boat prior to embarkation
Experience & Qualifications - The proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us
Visa Requirements - Italy is part of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations
Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October
Currency - Italy uses the Euro as its currency. All major credit cards are widely accepted and you will have no trouble obtaining money from an extensive network of ATMs
Language - Italian. Some English is spoken
Electricity - 220V
Cusine - Typically Mediterranean with some great fresh fish
Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.
Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries around the island of Sicily
Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Yacht Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in Balearic Islands can be found in our Cruising Guide
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