Tropea, Italy

Tropea, Italy

Sailing holidays

Sailing experience level
Day Skipper

Let the god of winds fill your sails

From Tropea’s beautiful cliffside Old Town, a spell of invigorating open-water sailing takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Aeolian Islands. This eight-island archipelago boasts striking black sand beaches, glimmering jet-set ports, scenic hiking and the bubbling relics of the volcanoes that spawned them.

The beauty of the Aeolian Islands is due to a confluence of elemental forces. The islands are named after Aeolus, the demigod of winds, who guides sailors across the clear blue waters from the mainland. The islands themselves were wrought in fire, with oceanic volcanoes creating the Aeolian chain over hundreds of thousands of years. That volcanic action is still visible today. The active volcanoes Stromboli and Vulcano produce spectacular steaming vents, and you can bathe in revivifying thermal mud baths they create.

Local legend has it that Tropea is protected by a painting of the Virgin Mary, which came to the town when a ship sailing from the Byzantine Empire was driven into port by a storm. Whether or not the Virgin Mary provided miraculous protection against earthquakes and air raids, blessed Tropea is certainly the perfect place to embark on a sailing holiday of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. Good food, fine wine, spectacular scenery and more await on a sailing holiday from Tropea.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Charter a beautiful modern yacht from our base at Tropea and sail the remarkable Aeolian Islands at your leisure. With no one to tell you what to do or where to go, a bareboat charter holiday means you have the absolute freedom to set your own agenda and sail wherever the mood takes you—from a coastal tour of Calabria to the Aeolian Islands or even the shores of Sicily.

Tropea one-week bareboat

  • Blue water sailing
  • Volcanic islands
  • Black sand beaches
  • Glamorous towns
  • Grottos and thermal springs
  • Sicilian and Neapolitan cuisine
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

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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Lipari (Sicily)


Porto di Tropea

Via Marina del Vescovado

89861 Tropea, Italy

Base opening hours

Base is open from beginning of April until Mid November

Mon-Thu: in case of embarkment

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

Sunday: 9am-12.00 in case of embarkment

Nearest airport
Lamezia Airport

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
Creating holidays

4 hr
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