review about Splendid 16-meter yacht in the Aeolian Islands - Hostess on board August 2022
with Claudio M. 70 years old
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The navigation route
Visiting all the Aeolian Islands in one week is tiring, therefore we offer two itineraries to your liking.
Itinerary 1- boarding on Saturday in Vulcano from 2 pm to 4 pm, then Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli; disembarkation in Vulcano on Saturday morning by 8 am.
Itinerary 2 - boarding on Saturday in Vulcano from 2 pm to 4 pm, then Lipari, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi; disembarkation in Vulcano on Saturday morning by 8 am.
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In Vulcano you will embark on the docks of Baia di Levante, right next to the hydrofoil docking port.
The town is lively, there are bars and restaurants. The Remigio bar, on the harbor, offers an excellent granita, I suggest the mulberry granita with cream (the cream is amazing)
There are many good restaurants.
You can take sulphurous baths that have beneficial effects for the skin and rheumatism, you can take a walk on the top of the volcano (one hour walk without difficulty), admire the crater, the sulphurous heads, a breathtaking landscape with a view of the nearby islands ( not to be missed), you can swim on the black beach with evening music and cocktails.
To buy, if you want a good wine, the Hierà, the red wine produced by Hauner with grapes from the island of Vulcano, with a particular and fantastic flavor.
By boat, we can visit the Grotta del Cavallo with its crystal clear waters and the red and black rocks of Vulcano.
A day in Vulcano deserves to be spent.
We can go to the harbor in front of Marina Piccola or on the pier of Marina Lunga.
It is the capital of the Aeolian Islands, a town rich in history with an interesting historic center. Many small shops, artisans, bars and restaurants among the lanes; city with a very lively life, even at night.
The slushes of the bars in Marina Piccola, the Sicilian cannoli, the cunzatu bread! Entertainment for the palate.
Here, too, the walk on the ground must be done.
The real beach of Lipari can be found at the pomici. Here were the pumice quarries, now closed because this activity created problems for the health of the workers. We bottom the anchor on a few meters of seabed. The pumice created a white background that refracts sunlight offering a show of colors in the water ranging from white to turquoise to deep blue. A dip in the sea and an unforgettable evening at anchor.
Pollara The most beautiful anchorage in Salina is Pollara, the place where in the film “Il postino” there is the house where Pablo Neruda lived and where Troisi used to take his mail. Seen from the sea, with the stairways, the caves where the fishermen sheltered the boats from the storms, the rocks, the fish and the crystal clear water is truly spectacular. Here only stop at anchor for a swim.
It is the island of the Aeolian worldliness. It is possible to stay at anchor or at the buoy, better the buoy. We go ashore with the tender.
The town offers rich and very beautiful shops, a walk among villas with stunning gardens, an electric car trip or on foot to Cala Junco, with its beautiful beach and prehistoric village, and of course the disco for those who wish it. . Here you will find luxury, boutiques, antiques and of course bars, restaurants and Sicilian granitas. Not to be missed!
Cala junco Anchorage in front of the beach. Also from here it is possible to visit the prehistoric village by swimming ashore and climbing the small promontory where the archaeological site is located. However, it is worth taking a swim with a mask and fins in the sea in front of the beach, where you can see octopuses, groupers and moray eels. The landscape is wonderful. Peace, especially in the evening when everyone goes ashore, is true peace.
Better to go to the buoy because the bottom is treacherous. Some difficulty in getting off the ground.
The country is nice; if you want you can organize a walk on the volcano with the guide, but it is not for everyone and you need mountain shoes, good legs and a day at your disposal.
The sciara In Stromboli you go to see the sciara di fuoco, the immense lava flow that descends from the top of the volcano to the sea. At night we move from the buoy to go under the sciara to see the eruptions, very high plumes of incandescent lava that rise towards the sky accompanied by the explosions. It is a wonderful and impressive sight. Essential.
Ginostra It is not always possible to give bottom to in front of Ginostra, but if time permits, a walk must be taken. The village on the slopes of the volcano is inaccessible from the ground. It has a small landing place for the gozzetti where we enter with the tender to go ashore, visit the small town and enjoy a granita in the square. Few people used to isolation live here, in fact the village is inaccessible for long periods. There are two food shops, the bar, the post office and splendid houses inhabited by those who love the risk of living under the slopes of the volcano! A few years ago the village was covered with lava, and then cleaned up, but its people love the volcano.
Possible destinations: Filicudi port with the breakfast bar: granita with brioche, promenade along the seafront and pebble beach
Pecorini a mare, a beautiful village where you can walk along the seafront and buy fish.
The cave of the sea ox and "the reed" rock in the blue, where you can take a refreshing bath among the colorful fish.
It is the furthest of the Aeolian Islands. There are no roads, only stairs that go from the port to the top. An island that before the last war was home to 2000 people, vineyards, caper crops, an industry that exported to the world. Now about a hundred people live on the island but the houses have been restored to tourism and are beautiful. It is a mythical and spectacular place!
The port At the port you will find the bar to enjoy a fantastic granita with cream and brioche, a grocery store, the station of the mules who load goods and luggage to take them up the mountain, to the houses! A unique and unique environment is the aperitif at the port in the evening where you meet the whole village.
If you want an Aeolian dinner, book at Rosina's and dine on a terrace from which you can see the infinite. Rosina is the latest Alicudi wine producer: tasting and buying it is a mythical experience! The vineyards are on the mountain and when you work in the vineyard you remain up there, lost in the sky.
The ascent to the summit Those with good legs can climb to the summit or to the floors, see the houses scattered on the mountain, reach the high church with its wells and the crops even higher. The summit is a very tiring 4 hour walk, but you can stop at the church or at the floors. A unique walk! There are still houses without water and without light where some families live permanently looking at the sea. The view takes your breath away!
Bazzina Under a fall in the mountain, connected to the town by a path, we find Bazzina, a small village with no landings. Some beautiful house placed on a microscopic esplanade, behind the houses the dry stone walls that create the floors where the ancient inhabitants cultivated vines and capers. In a world of its own, another micro world. We will see it from the sea! Those who live there are used to traveling by mule!
In Alicudi it is prudent to stay at the buoy because the seabed is deep and anchoring is difficult; if we do not find the buoy we will stay at anchor. It's your captain's favorite island. Here you will find the Aeolian Islands!
The Garcia Malibu 54 is a fully equipped luxury yacht.
It was built for Antonio Gades, the famous flamenco dancer, where Fidel and Raul Castro sailed, hence the name.
EXTERIORS: The cockpit The seats accommodate 8 people comfortably, the dining table has room for 6 people and a small table also used during navigation for glasses and aperitifs. The stern beach is equipped with a swimming ladder and a hot and cold shower, always at will.
The saloon There is an 8-seater table with real sofas, a bookcase, a stereo system and a chart table.
The kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, bread machine, fridge, freezer, glass crockery, and is super-equipped.
Bow cabin: it has a large double bed, a sofa which can become a single bed if necessary, both protected by curtains for privacy, large spaces and bookcase cabinets, 220V sockets, stereo system.
"En suite" bathroom with huge shower for 2 people with seat.
Double aft cabin with seat, double wardrobe and drawers, stereo system, 220V sockets
The aft head is complete and comfortable and serves the two aft cabins, guests and crew.
Diesel 1400 lt, water 1400 lt, Sea recovery desalinator 130lt/h, an inexhaustible water reserve.
Electronics and deck equipment Complete safety equipment for unlimited navigation
Amenities:, SUP, Kajak, rigid tender with seats and 10 hp engine, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment.
This is an aluminum owner's boat, not a charter boat.
Contrada Porto Levante, Vulcano Porto, ME, Italia
Saturday 13 August from 15:00 until Saturday 13 August at 23:00
Contrada Porto Levante, Vulcano Porto, ME, Italia
Saturday 20 August from 8:00 until Saturday 20 August at 9:00
review about Splendid 16-meter yacht in the Aeolian Islands - Hostess on board August 2022
There are many reasons to choose us on this market full of proposals, I will try to tell them.
WHY WE EMBRACE IN VULCANO: Most charter embarkations take place in Sicily. Embarking on Vulcano in Baia di Levante is very expensive for us, however:
From Sicily to Vulcano by sailing boat it takes 4/5 hours of navigation, if the sea is rough they are heavy hours. With the hydrofoil from Milazzo to Vulcano it takes 1 hour, fly and you are in port. Take the granita from Remigio and in 5 minutes on foot you are on the quay where Luar 040 awaits you. You are already on holiday in the Aeolian Islands! First beach first swim! So, by embarking on Vulcano, earn a day's vacation (Catania airport - Port of Milazzo an hour and a half).
Hydrofoils leave from Milazzo every 45 minutes and you don't even have to book. Milazzo is served by means of transport for the Aeolian Islands better than any other port.
Those who do not like to fly or no longer find plane tickets, can arrive by fast trains in Naples and take the hydrofoil that leads to Vulcano, the navigation lasts 6 hours in perfect comfort. Other hydrofoils also depart from Salerno and Messina.
LEASE: When you rent a boat in a "bare boat" from the rental companies you find it bare, you have to go through the boarding procedures at the office, wait for the disembarkation procedures for the various checks, with long and tedious bureaucracy. If you do not know how to conduct it, you hire a skipper, who normally does not know the boat, he assumes the responsibilities of the conduct but you pay him and also pay the deposit for damage to the boat, which for a minimum damage the company retains and then they are serious trouble. Do the math of charter company extras well!
Our boat, here we live, is fully equipped, equipped with comfort, like at home! All responsibility is ours, everything is insured, no deposits, no complicated procedures. We accompany you with competence and passion! Our personal service is free.
The boat carries a maximum of 5 people, all of the same group, to ensure comfort for everyone and a lower risk of contagion from covid. A 16.5 meter boat for 5 guests really has a lot of space! A child can join and sleep with the parents. On charter boats of 16 m normally 8/10 people embark with relative risks and confusion.
THE GALLEY: you can choose: if you want you can shop for food, but the crew takes care of cooking, cleaning up, you will always be served. Or we take care of everything and if we fish in navigation you will also have fresh fish. With the hotel formula and just think about your holiday.
AMENITIES: Paddle, Kajak, dinghy with 10 hp engine, fins and masks, fishing equipment (and I fish, so often fresh fish on board. Everything is included in the price.
SUGGESTIONS: Don't forget that the sea is capricious; therefore, in case of bad weather, we will do what we can. In the Aeolian Islands the weather, in summer, is always good, but if bad weather arrives, we will have to carefully choose the anchors to make ourselves safe.
Remember not to carry your luggage with trolleys, use soft bags and travel light, bring comfortable sneakers, maybe even soft shoes for walking on the rocks. In the Aeolian Islands the worldly occasions are few, at most you will have an evening at the disco, bring light clothes and a few things! A sweatshirt and a jacket in case there is wind. In the Aeolian Islands you live in a bathing suit and swim by diving on board!
COVID: Green pass and swab required. The boat is sanitized at each crew change and treated with Ozone in order to be sure that no one can get infected.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Skipper, cook, final cleaning, sheets, towels, paddles, dinghy, fins, masks, fishing equipment, music and various amenities.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM THE PRICE
Galley. (unless you request the hotel formula with € 15 per meal per person excluding alcohol)
Diesel fuel. Since we have huge tanks and we do not want you to queue at the Lipari petrol station for refueling (as the boats of charter companies do), the engine hours actually consumed will be counted (these hours are extra holidays for you). Cost now € 3.
Ports and buoys. At your wish. If you wish to stay on Saturday night on arrival in Vulcano to visit the island on Sunday, you must confirm the quay when booking the trip. We recommend booking the buoys in Alicudi and Stromboli for safety reasons.
Cost of the port in Vulcano around € 220.
Cost of the buoys around € 80.
This experience undergoes Sailsquare's standard Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.