Portorosa, Italy
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Savour the sunsets in Sicily

The temperate weather and mild winds of north-east Sicily make our newest Mediterranean base a great starting point for tours of the Sicilian coast or voyages north around the remarkable, UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands. A collection of dramatic islands and dormant volcanoes that rise theatrically from the sea, they aptly take their name from Aeolus, the god of the winds, who tends to smile on this slice of Italy.

Set a course for Stromboli and marvel at the scale and lava-spewing force of Europe’s second-largest active volcano. It’s not all rugged cliffs and steaming craters though; the Aeolian Islands also have a softer, more beautiful side, with sandy beaches and lush greenery protected by natural harbours. Head to Vulcano for superb swimming, spectacular views, and black rock formations; or discover the lush vegetation of unspoilt Salina, punctuated by three enormous peaks.

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Bareboat itineraries

Charter a yacht from our Portorosa base, unfurl your sails in the shimmering Mediterranean and weave between a string of sensational Aeolian Islands. Use our Aeolian islands sailing itinerary to help you make the most of this mystical land of volcanoes, sea caves and black sand beaches.

Portorosa one-week bareboat

  • Relaxed sailing with consistent winds and volcanic islands
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second largest active volcano
  • Short passages between Aeolian islands
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Flotilla itineraries

Enjoy relaxed sailing grounds and consistent winds on one of our flotilla charters in the Aeolian Islands. Cast off from our base Portorosa and explore Italy’s most desirable coastlines as you dine on magnificent cuisine. Soak up Italian culture whilst making your way around volcanic islands on a week-long adventure along the Sicilian coast and Aeolian Islands. 

Portorosa Sail Wine and Taste of Italy Flotilla

Italian Cuisine Portorosa One-Week Flotilla

  • Relaxed sailing and stunning volcanic islands
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second largest active volcano
  • Group dinners
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Aeolian Islands Flotilla

  • Relaxed sailing with fine winds
  • Clear, warm waters ideal for snorkelling
  • Spectacular black sand beaches
  • Europe’s second-largest active volcano
  • UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands
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Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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SailItalia srl

Turistica “il gabbiano” – villaggio turistico Portorosa

zona laguna azzurra

98054 Furnari (me) – Italy

Base opening hours

Base is open all year round.

Mon-Thu: in case of charter

Fri- Sat: 9am-8pm or until last arrival

Sunday: 9am-12.00 in case of charter

Nearest airport
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

Yacht mobility statement

The layout and structure of our yachts may not be suitable for those people with reduced mobility, please contact one of our holiday planners to discuss your individual needs