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Tropea Yacht Charter


Tropea is one of the most beautiful towns in Calabria on the south Tyrrhenian coast, and has successfully preserved its 16th century features, offering both historical and architectural delights. It overlooks a crystal clear blue sea with magnificent white, sandy beaches and impressive rock formations. The Sunsail base is located in the main marina, next to a shopping area and open air theatre. This is the ideal departure point to visit southern Italy, Sicily or the Aeolian Islands, only 30 miles away.

A Italian sailing holiday from here takes you to the beautiful Aeolian Islands. The cruising grounds blend chic ports of call such as Panarea Island, a favorite among the jet-setter crowd, with the quiet ambience of islands off the tourist track such as Salina. Swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on pristine beaches is a delight. Castles, fascinating archaeological sites, and historic waterfront villages are in abundance, as are eclectic boutiques and fine restaurants.

The Aeolian Islands, known for gentle winds and splendid anchorages, and the group of seven islands are separated from each other by just a few short miles. Stromboli is Europe’s biggest active volcano after Etna. The island of Basiluzzo, close to Panerea is uninhabited and an ideal place for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Panarea, is the smallest but by far the most picturesque. Lipari, is the oldest and largest of the Aeolian Islands. Vulcano, is famous for its baths in the warm waters of its underwater springs. Salina, is the island with the highest peaks and the only Aeolian island with blooming vegetation. Filicudi, is a beautiful island where time stops - electricity was installed just 10 years ago! The last, Alicudi, is the most isolated of the Aeolian Islands.

  • Visit the Aeolian Islands
  • Secluded anchorages
  • Historical towns and villages
  • White-sandy beaches
  • Fantastic swimming, snorkelling and fishing


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Sailing in Tropea

A Tropea bareboat yacht charter affords the opportunity to explore the archipelago of the seven undeveloped Aeolian Islands, with their rocky outcrops, picturesque harbours and outstanding beaches.  In summer, winds are generally north-westerly, 8 to 12 knots ( 8 - 13 mph), and temperatures average 27 – 30ºC (80 - 86ºF).

An Italian sailing holiday from Sunsail’s base at Tropea is suitable for sailors with some previous sailing experience.

What's included ?

To make sure that you get the most out of your Tropea Yacht Charter, we have equipped all of our yachts with  the highest specification kit to help provide comfort, performance and fun onboard; so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy your sailing holiday with family and friends.

Tropea Highlights

A Tropea sailing holiday promises superb swimming and snorkelling, stunning scenery, volcanoes and thermal baths to visit and a terrific selection of restaurants, from the simple to the sophisticated.

  • Filicudi

    Filicudi is the wildest and most visually appealing of all the Aeolian Islands, with its stunning Blue Grotto and a network of hiking trails allowing visitors to explore the island’s scenic interior. Snorkelling and scuba-diving in the island’s volcanic underwater rock formations are a favourite with visitors.

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  • Lipari

    With chic and sophisticated shopping and eating opportunities, Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands offers a lot to sailors. It has an excellent museum and some truly spectacular snorkelling and scuba-diving. For those wanting to take things slower, Pumice white sand beaches are the perfect destination.

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  • Panarea

    Set sail to one of the loveliest of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea, which effortlessly combines outstanding natural beauty, fabulous beaches and just enough places of historical interest to not be overwhelming) in an ambience of chic sophistication.

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  • Tropea Base

    Sitting perched on the cliffs of the Calabrian coast, with stunning views out over the south Tyrrhenian Sea, the postcard-worthy town of Tropea is a propitious place to begin your Tropea boat charter. The pastel-coloured houses of the town form a maze that opens out into picturesque piazzas, with various cafes and restaurants to ensure that there is no delay in getting you into a holiday mood as soon as you arrive!

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