Single Cabin: $3200 | 2 Available
Double Cabin: $5400 | 2 Available
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEYYour journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
This journey will be a laid back journey, new friends and old friends are all welcome to join us and invite your friends. Once we fill the 1st boat, we'll open up a second boat for this journey. If you have 4 or more friends and interested in organizing a private charter, you can sail along side the flotilla!
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Before booking, please review CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES, INSURANCE, AND CONDUCT policy on the booking page. Our boat options listed are confirmed when the voyage is fully booked. For our reference, if you prefer to sail a monohull or catamaran, please contact us!
PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE JUNE - OCTOBER
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The early Greeks called this place the islands of wind and fire, with active smoldering volcanoes and a dark and dramatic rocky landscape, these seven small islands north of Sicily stir up remarkable vigor with memories that stay with you for a lifetime. The Aeolian archipelago (islands) were designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000, since then, vacationers from all walks of the earth have been experiencing what the locals have treasured for thousands of years. A Sailing Collective journey takes us to many of these dramatic jet-set playgrounds on our own itinerary and leisure.Sail Sicily journey will take place on a number of up to 55' modern design sailboats with up to 5 cabins per boat. Each boat will be skippered and crewed by Sailing Collective member captains who will take care of the itinerary and keep you safe as we sail throughout the Aeolian Islands for the week. Sail Sicily is a multi-boat book-by-the-cabin voyage with up to 5 boats sailing together in our flotilla, sailing side by side with group outings during the evening on shore. A sailing vacation with the Sailing Collective is a unique and exhilarating new way to travel. With a mix of sailing and land adventures, a sailing vacation is an alternative way of seeing secluded locations with a new perspective.
Option 1) Fly into Catania and take a 2-hour taxi to Marina Portorosa.
Option 2) Fly into Palermo and take a 3-hour train to Milazzo, from Milazzo, take a 20- minute taxi to Marina Portorosa.
Once we are all booked, the group will coordinate together with the travelers coming from both Palermo and Catania.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 11th, at Marina di Portorosa. Upon arrival, look for the boat donning a Sailing Collective flag or ask a Sail Sicily rep to point you towards Beatrix or Cpt. Dayyan Armstrong. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your luggage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving after 7 p.m., please let us know as soon as possible and we so we can make accommodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on Day 7, you will dine in town and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning. Your crew can help arrange a taxi for you if needed.
Marina di Portorosa is 2 to 3 hours from Catania and Palermo, the two main cities in Sicily and care must be paid to your travel itienrary to make sure you have a smooth and successful arrival. We highly suggest arriving in Sicily on Saturday and making your way towards the marina and staying nearby on Saturday night. Here are a few useful optoins:
a) Stay at a hotel near Marina di Portorosas, Tonnarella and we suggest using Bookings.com or Kayak.com for hotel availability.
b) Stay in Milazzo at an AirBnB or hotel. Milazzo is a pleasent seaside town 45 minutes from the marina. You can get to Milazzo via train from Catania and Palermo. Milzzo is a 45 minute taxi from the marina and will cost about 50 euros.
c) A taxi from Palermo or Catania to Portorosa is about 200 euros. A cheaper route is to take the train from Palermo, and then a taxi to Marina Portisco. Road2Rio is a great resource for navigating public trasportation.
d) By request, you can stay aboard the sailbaot at Marina di Portorosa Saturday evening. Boarding is after 8 pm after your captain and chef have the boat set up. Please contact us for details.
a) Taxi - 200 euro from Catania and Palermo and can be made in advanced.
b) Train - Train takes 3 hours from Palermo to Falcone Station. Taxis can be arranged to the marina or the hotel. Trains is about 2 hours from Catania.
c) Rental car - Car rentals in Sicily is affordable and there is free parking at the marina and often renting a car from Catania and Palermo for a week can often be more affordable than the taxi.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Throughout the month of June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 27°C that's about 80°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 20°C, that's 68°F. The average daily wind speed in June has been around 11 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In June, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 22°C, that's 72° Fahrenheit.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Included in provisioning package: 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Light Snacks, Water, Coffee & Tea
Not included in provisioning package: Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 10% to 20% of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
MARINA DI PORTISCO, SARDINIA
Marina di Portisco is on the northeast tip of Sardinia in the Gulf of Cugnana, sheltered from the Mediterranean currents by its inland location. With its beautiful setting between the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and the soft rolling hills of Portisco, the marina is a popular destination for mariners and tourists alike. The area has a wide range of quality restaurants serving fish, pasta and local cuisine, shops and bars, as well as a number of attractions including the Archipelago of La Maddalena National Park, found just up the coast from Marina di Portisco. 17km away lies the city of Olbia which has a rich history dating back to the 8th Century BC. Among its significant monuments include a Cathedral, Padres Castle and a Roman Necropolis.
12km Sail: Tavolara is a small island off the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy. The island is a limestone massif 5 km (3 mi) long and 1 km (0.6 mi) wide, with steep cliffs except at its ends. Its highest point, Monte Cannone, is 565 meters (1,854 feet) above sea level. A cove and beach can be found at each end of the island, Spalmatore di Fuori at the northeast, and Spalmatore di Terra at the southwest. Currently, the island is inhabited by only a handful of families and has a small cemetery and summer restaurant. The water around the island is a popular spot for scuba diving.
ISOLA DI CAPRERA
Caprera is a small island off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, located in the Maddalena archipelago. In the area of La Maddalena island in the Strait of Bonifacio, it is a tourist destination and is famous as the place to which Giuseppe Garibaldi retired (1856–82). This island has been declared a natural reserve for the particular species of seabirds living on it (royal seagull, cormorant, and peregrine falcon). The island's name is linked to that of Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian patriot, and a fighter who lived in the 19th century and was one of the fathers of Italian independence. He bought the island in 1855 and died there in 1882. His house is now a museum and a memorial chapel and the island itself is a national monument.
Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio. It is a city placed on the best and only major harbor of the southern coast and also is a commune covering a somewhat larger region including the offshore Isles Lavezzi, giving it the distinction of being the southernmost commune in Metropolitan France. The southern coast in the vicinity of Bonifacio is an outcrop of chalk-white limestone, precipitous and sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean. Slightly further inland the limestone adjoins the granite of which the two islands, Sardinia and Corsica, are formed. The port of Bonifacio is placed on the Bay of Bonifacio, a drowned ravine of a fjord-like appearance separated from the ocean by a finger-like promontory 1,500 meters long and 200 meters wide.
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