Discover the treasures of the Aeolian Islands – 8 days small group cruise

8 Days

Experience the beauty of the Aeolian archipelago – 7 islands of volcanic origin – aboard a romantic, spacious and comfortable wooden boat. A trip dedicated to all those who love the sea! In the company of a competent and specialised crew, you will discover Aeolian islands fascinating landscapes, their charming bays, tasty local food and wine…
The love for the sea and a deep passion for sailing have resulted in a dynamic reality led by a team of young professionals. Thanks to the experience gained in nautical tourism during recent years and the great love for the sea, the Gulets of the Sea Charter aims to meet customers’ needs by offering heterogeneous services with a common underlying element: the Gulet. The crew knows how to make comfortable at the best your sea holiday. We have selected the best vessels, fitted out with every comfort and the most modern equipment. We also offer tailor-made services specifically conceived for companies (incentives, team-building activities and prize trips), flotillas, cabin or group boarding (families or friends), honeymoons, etc… Quality, reliability and comfort of the Gulets, high professionalism of the Skippers, friendliness of the staff, and the enchanting settings of the cruises…are just some of the requirements necessary for the sailing holiday of your dreams.


  • Small group of max 14 people
  • absolute simplicity in reaching the place of your holiday
  • Possibility of visiting many islands and many places of the sea without having to set up expensive and inconvenient trips from the place where you stay in a different island.
  • The Gulet cruise is cheap, because it allows to quantify the 90% of what you’ll spend in a week, without the risk of having to program all the expenses for an holiday on an island (the scooter rental, drinks during the day, aperitifs, small boats rent, lunches and dinners, any bathing facilities, etc.).
  • For who does not know, a Gulet is a a beautiful wooden sailing ship with large and comfortable spaces for both couples and families, and each cabin has a bathroom, shower and air conditioning …
  • Free time to absorb and experience the surrounding


Day 1 :

Boarding is at 6.00 pm. Accommodation on board, welcome cocktail, informative briefing and departure to the Sant’Antonio Bay in Milazzo. While sailing, we will cross the protected marine area of Capo Milazzo, and then we will sail the Canal of Sicily. Moored in the harbour, it will be possible to enjoy a first swim into a crystal blue sea, even after dinner, illuminated by the underwater lights of
the gulet.

Day 2 :

Today we will leave Sant’Antonio Bay early in the morning to have breakfast. Lunch break in the splendid setting of Basiluzzo, where the colours of the sea will leave you breathless!
Departure to the fascinating island of Stromboli, where you can decide whether to visit the town or to climb the active crater (about 900m, 4 hours walk) if allowed by the Authorities.
Free time for dinner – we suggest you enjoy the excellent Sicilian cuisine and a beautiful view of the volcano at the famous restaurant “Osservatorio”. You will have a stunning privileged view of the strombolian activities!!!

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 :

After breakfast, we will head towards the charming Panarea. While sailing, you can see the tiny volcanic island of Strombolicchio and the renowned “Sciara del Fuoco”. We will stop near the island of Lisca Bianca, where you can take a swim among the sulphuric warm waters fumaroles and enjoy the amazing coastline landscape, rich in coves and suggestive views!
Lunch on board and in the afternoon, excursion to Cala Junco bay, on whose summit lies the ruins of a prehistoric village. It is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the entire Aeolian archipelago! Anchor near the island’s harbour.

Day 4 :

After breakfast, at around 9:00 am, we’ll head to Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands. We will stop near the pumice quarries, where the sea is crystal clear, and the bottom is sandy. You’ll feel like you’re on one of the wildest Caribbean beaches. After lunch, the captain will let you discover one of the island’s most famous bays…! Later the gulet will dock at the port of Marina Corta, and you will have free time to explore the island, stroll around its lovely city centre and taste local products.
Time for dinner—we suggest you taste the delicious local “pasta con I ricci” (sea-urchins) at the famous restaurant Filippino: you will love it! Overnight at anchor.

Day 5 :

Departure at 08:00 to the island of Filicudi, one of the wildest islands of the archipelago. Stop for a swim in the magical Grotta del Bue Marino, where nature creates excellent chromatic effects, and the breaking of the waves on the rock is reminiscent of the mooing of the ox. Lunch at anchor and transfer to the picturesque fishing village of Pecorini a Mare. You will have free time to tour the island and enjoy a romantic sunset. Overnight at anchor

Day 6 :

At 08:30 am, departure to the lovely island of Salina. We will make a stop to let you enjoy a swim in the beautiful setting of Pollara bay, chosen by Massimo Troisi for the shooting of the film “The Postman”. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, we will dock at the port to leave you free time on land. Different experiences can be chosen: we suggest a granita tasting at “Da Alfredo” bar (not to be missed) or a wine tasting in a local winery and for the more sporty ascent to Mount Fossa delle Felci. Overnight at the port.

Day 7 :

Today we will sail at 9:00 am towards the island of Volcano. You will have time to enjoy a dive in its fascinating seabeds or, if you wish to, experience an excursion up to the crater. During lunch, we will skirt the island admiring the Grotta del Cavallo (Horse Cave) and the enchanting Pool of Venus. We will arrive in Milazzo at 6:00 pm. We highly recommend visiting its city centre with its characteristic ancient village. Time for dinner and overnight at the port.

Day 8 :

Breakfast and disembarkation at 09.00 am. End of our services.

Note: The program may be subject to variations


The Cost Includes

  • Boat for up to 14 pax
  • Cabin and bathroom tidying and cleaning
  • RC and bodies insurance policy
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Half board with lunch
  • Crew: captain, cook, sailor/hostess
  • Fuel max 4 hours navigation per day
  • Fuel for generators 4 hours per day
  • Fuel for tender outboard motor
  • Still and sparkling water
  • Use of 5.10m tender with 40 hp outboard engine
  • Use of on-board radio
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of trolling fishing tackle
  • Paddleboard use
  • Compulsory Boarding tax of E30

The Cost Excludes

  • “Baggage on board” service
  • Moorings in private marina
  • Water games (ski, banana, wakeboard etc.)
  • Land excursions
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and dinners, that are not included in the program
  • Note that all beverage can be purchased on board, not allowed to bring from outside
  • Extra fuel for 4 hours
  • Extra fuel for 4 hours of air conditioning
  • Additional midweek linen change
  • Scuba diving and instructor
  • Anything not specified under “Rates includes.”

Gulet Information : 25 meter long, wooden sailing boat, built with the most modern techniques and boasting a traditional design;  4 crew; 7 ensuite cabins for max 14 guests; an external shower, inside table, outdoor table, stereo with radio, CD player, TV, VHS, DVD, air conditioner, battery charger, heating.


Full board add-ons (5 Dinners)  A$800 per person

Payment and Cancellation

Payment:  deposit of A$1000 per person within 7 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia


  • cancellation received 45 working days or more before departure: deposits will not be refundable.
  • cancellations made from 44 to 30 working days before departure: 40% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 29 to 15 working days before departure: 70% of the payments will be not refundable.
  • cancellations made from 14 to departure: 100% of the payments will be not refundable.


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Discover the treasures of the Aeolian Islands – 8 days small group cruise