Sicily and Aeolian Islands small ship cruise

“Cruise on a luxury gulet in the Aeolian Islands. The chef whips up Sicilian specialities whilst you snorkel and sunbathe. At night, there’s a chance for volcano viewing off Stromboli.”

Highlights

Capo d’Orlando | Lisca Bianca and Bottaro | Panarea | Stromboli | Salina | Lipari | Vulcano | Activities include: swimming and snorkelling

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Environment
Sail power has very obvious ecological benefits, vastly reducing the carbon used in any form of travel as well as reducing emissions. All the crews are experienced sailors and love to sail if possible. Although we cannot use the sails all the time and in all conditions, they do provide a welcome benefit.

By using a small ship we can greatly reduce the distance travelled as we can visit the small islands that are close together. We minimize waste on board and dispose of the little we generate in an approved and appropriate manner.

The small size of these cruise vessels and the small passenger numbers ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that don’t usually benefit from this form of tourism. This also enables small communities to host tourists without the need for building hotels and other infrastructure that may be required.
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The Impacts of this Trip

Almost everything about this cruise is local. The vessel is locally owned and operated, the food we eat is bought and purchased locally, and we make use of local restaurants in most destinations. By visiting some of the smaller islands that get few visitors we are helping to sustain the island communities and their way of life.

We will endeavour to maximise the benefits of tourism and to minimise or eradicate any downside, socially, environmentally & economically.

We will encourage our passengers to learn and understand as much as possible about the local traditions, language and way of life to enable them to appreciate the reality of life in this part of the world. The cruise manager will ask any questions about the region, and will keep all of the passengers updated, not just with the day to day itinerary, but with in depth information about the history and way of life of the local communities.

Our guests are free to eat ashore on most evenings, injecting a little income into the small island communities.

You also have the option to employ a local guide to take you for a hike on Stromboli.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


it was a lovely varied week calling at the small Aeolian islands which all had their own character and lovely restaurants. The most memorable was watching
Stromboli erupt in the dark ,firing molten lava into the night sky !

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Remember you are on a boat so no dressing up. be informal and relaxed. You are on a boat too so its normal to experience some smells from time to time.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It definitely supports local jobs as we had the opportunity to spend on each island , both eating and drinking and also shopping. There are some lovely shops.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fabulous and would definitely do it again around different islands .....only for a change not because we didn't like the Aeolian Islands!

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