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Aeolian Islands in Caicco - Up to 12 People | 8 Days / 7 Nights Private Cruise for an unforgettable holiday.
The Caicco (or Gulet)
Is a traditional wooden boat locally built in Turkey and suitable for short cruises. It is one of the most prestigious and well-kept boats in the Mediterranean.
Constructed entirely from solid wood and teak from Turkey's best ax masters and weighing over 75 tons, it will let you experience the amazing feeling of embarking on a cruise traveling by sea to discover enchanting and fascinating places in total safety and stability. Built to carry exclusive charters and enabled to sail without limits from the coast for a maximum of 12 passengers plus crew.
The Gulet offers four comfortable and refined cabins with private bathroom, shower and air conditioning, including two very large suites and two cabins with a third bed. A guest cabin with private service and air conditioning and a crew cabin with independent services. Inside an elegant lounge with bar area, table and sofa, wifi area with music and satellite TV, professional kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, two walk-in cooler box and three refrigerators. All to prepare tasty dishes with a Mediterranean flavor and all strictly farm-to-table or…should we say: sea-to-table. Many fishermen on the islands, for example, join the boat to show and sell freshly caught fish.
The deck offers a comfortable solarium area with sun loungers and a small bow seat and outside shower. A comfortable royal staircase will help you get off the vessel as often as you want.
Breakfast (lunches and dinners optional) will be served daily in the aft deck equipped with a comfortable table complete with seats and sofas in the shade of the awning. The gulet is equipped with the latest generation of electronic instruments and equipment, including: Radar, GPS, depth sounder, vhf, autopilot, cartographic, etc. Two electric generators will always supply the electric current and when you want to rest easy listening only to the sound of the sea the boat is equipped with photovoltaic panels to have current without any noise. The machine room is equipped with a Caterpillar 3208 main engine, a 150-liter hour water-maker, two water heaters with continuous functionality to have hot water for several hours, 6 automatic bilge pumps with two autoclaves.
The classic cruise to the Aeolian islands in this amazing Caicco has set departures every Saturday for the majority of the year from the small port of Santa Maria Maggiore in Milazzo.
Check-in will be done around 18:00, the crew will welcome you on board and you will check-in your cabins. A briefing will follow regarding the on board rules and safety. After that, it's time to go over the cruise and the itinerary.
Time to eat! A welcome heavy cocktail will be served. You will spend the evening in Milazzo where nearby you can visit the ancient village, the castle, or even the beaches of Ponente and the pool of Venus. The departure for the Aeolian islands will be scheduled for the next morning.
The Aeolian Islands will welcome you with the sun, the sea, and the unchallenged nature of the marine caves to discover the flavors and aromas of an ancient land. You will have the opportunity to practice many activities such as snorkeling, diving, hiking with volcano tours.
The gulet cruise is the ideal formula for those people who love traveling in a group, with friends or family.
- The Tour of the Aeolian Islands in caique is purely indicative and closely linked to the weather and sea conditions and the unquestionable decisions of the Captain for the safety and wellbeing of the Passengers.
- To secure the booking, a payment is required. Please refer to the cancellation policy listed below for complete and clear details.
- This cruise package is in bed and breakfast formula. You will have the option to select Half Board or Full Board for the duration of the cruise. Should you select any of those options, it will be added after the check-out and you will receive a revised invoice for the difference.
- We recommend selecting the half board this way you will have breakfast and one meal daily. You can then coordinate with the Captain when you would like to have lunch on board for instance and then dinner in some local restaurant while visiting the island; or vice versa
What do I need to bring?
- Bathing Suit
- Rain Jacket
- Motion sickness medicine
- Cancellation fee of 100% will be charged if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before the event
- Cancellation fee of 50% will be charged if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event
- Cancellation fee of 30% will be charged if booking is cancelled 120 days or less before the event
Multi day cruise
Booking in advance
Cut off: 3 days
8 days / 7 nights
Luxury & special occasions
Live tour guide
English and Italian
Day 1 | Welcome Aboard
Saturday: boarding at 18:00 cabin accommodation, welcome cocktail, commander briefing on the rules and safety at sea general information and cruise start. Free evening to visit Milazzo and overnight stay on board.
Day 2 | Lipari Island East
Sunday: Breakfast on board and departure to one of the most attractive destinations on the Italian seaside scene, Lipari. The so-called white island, it is a favorite destination for beach holidays. Lipari offers every kind of attraction; it is a destination suitable for families and young people who are also looking for nightlife. Moving around the island, you to reach places of disarming beauty. Starting from the center of Lipari, about 3 km north, you arrive at the town of Canneto, this area offers the possibility to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Its promenade packs bars and clubs, ideal for evening and afternoon walks. The Canneto beach is located on the east coast, the dark sand gives it charm and is a typical detail of the holiday to the Aeolian in caique. Here, you will find a pebble beach consisting of gravel and sand. The waters are turquoise and clear and along the coast there are many tourist facilities equipped to accommodate tourists. The vessel will anchor at this location where you can take baths admiring the crystal clear seabed and the peculiarity of its sand. Suggestions: local restaurants and walking tour of the city. Overnight at anchor.
Day 3 | Panarea Island
Monday: Off to Panarea Island after breakfast, where we will stop and swim near the splendid Basiluzzo rock, an afternoon dedicated to the island excursion. The economic center of the island is San Pietro where you can find a thermal spring. The island is not very big and can be visited on foot or with the classic Aeolian taxi. Afterwards, you will arrive at Punta Milazzese, the site of an ancient prehistoric village and Cala Junco, a true corner of paradise, one of the most beautiful coves in the Aeolian. The vessel will anchor in the vicinity of the island.
Day 4 | Lisca Bianca, Dattilo and Stromboli Islands
Tuesday: After breakfast we will sail to the island of Stromboli with a stop at Lisca Bianca and Dattilo.
These islets are what remains of ancient volcanic craters. Dattilo is entirely rocky and inaccessible except for a small beach reachable to you thanks to the Caicco. You can visit the town or make the ascent to the crater. One path is easier while the other one called Liscione is more challenging. The effort for the two-hour walk will be rewarded when, at some point, you find yourself as if you were immersed in a lunar landscape where the craters, with the continuous eruptive activity, dominate the whole scenario. Dinner at leisure to admire the Strombolian activity at night. You can also choose to dine on board along the volcano to see the volcanic activity even closer. "Stromboli by night". Overnight at anchor.
Day 5 | Salina Island
Wednesday: Breakfast on board and departure to the island of Salina. As soon as you arrive in Santa Marina you can admire the marvelous eighteenth-century church with its characteristic bell towers. This area is full of small shops and clubs that crowd in the evening for nightlife. In the western part of the country, about 100 meters from the Santa Marina ring road, in the Serro dell'Acqua area, it is possible to walk along a path that leads, through a vegetation of olive and fruit trees, to the Saracen caves, used as a refuge to escape the atrocious barbarity committed by the Saracens. Free time for a bath and lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the small village of Rinella and stay overnight at the marina.
Day 6 | Lipary Island South-East
Thursday: Off to Lipari’s west coast after breakfast. Area exposed to the predominant winds of the north-west quadrant. The bays of Palmeto and Cala Fico alternate with the Faraglioni of Torricelle and Pietra Del Bagno. Continuing on, you will come across the beach of Valle Muria, the picturesque cliff under Monte Guardia, the Faraglioni delle Formiche, Pietra Lunga and Pietra Menalda, the beautiful beach of Vinci, on which the silhouette of the Geophysical Observatory of Lipari stands out.
You will admire the Faraglioni dipping in its splendid waters. Plenty of diving and enjoying the beautiful waters and sceneries. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7 | Vulcano Island
Friday: Breakfast on board and departure to the Vulcano island. Bath at the Horse Cave. Visit the volcano and the thermal areas. Gushing mud from the subsurface, suitable for obtaining benefits for the skin, bone diseases and respiratory disorders. It is intimate and peaceful during the day with crystalline and uncontaminated sea and lit up and alive at night. Sailing continues towards the enchanting bay of S. Antonino and return to Milazzo.
Day 8 | Disembarkation by 9:30am
Saturday: All good things come to an end. You will be ready for disembarkation right after breakfast.
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