Join at Trapani, Sicily
Leave from Milazzo, Sicily
Trapani Old town.
Join the locals for the Passeggiata (evening stroll) and marvel at the fabulous 18th century Baroque of this vibrant old town.
The Egadi Islands.
Swim in the impossibly crystal waters of Cala Rosso – site of a key battle of the Punic wars, so called due to the amount of Carthegenian blood spilt.
Explore the vibrant street markets, medieval palaces and a flamboyant bar scene. Palermo is an exhilarating, no holds barred assault on the senses.
Make the calf-burning ascent to the top of La Rocca to be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian coast.
Sail this stunning archipelago and enjoy the inspiring volcanic landscapes from a totally unparalleled viewpoint.
Follow in the footsteps of Ulysses as we sail from Trapani to Milazzo, via the Egadi Islands, Palermo and the Aeolian archipelago. This trip has it all: superb coastal passages, day hiking, superlative beaches, volcanoes, city exploration, swimming and snorkelling. A unique sailing voyage, history tour and geological odyssey wrapped into one extraordinary adventure. With Ernle Bradford’s superb Ulysses Found as a guide, we’ll explore the section of the Odyssey which saw Ulysses and his crew discover the Land of the Cyclops and the cave of Polyphemus, Goat island, the floating island of Aeolus and the keeper of the winds.
Join us on this awesome Mediterranean experience, sailing the coasts of Western and Northern Sicily. You’ll be a part of the yacht’s crew, getting involved in everything from sail handling and navigational planning, to provisioning in Palermian markets. No previous experience is required, but an appetite for adventure and good sense of humour certainly help.
What follows is an idea of could unfold. However, expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Join the boat in Trapani, meet your skipper, crew and shipmates and make yourself comfortable. Explore the old town and enjoy a Sicilian dinner ashore.
Sail to Favignana in the Egadi Islands – explore the town with its historic tuna factory dominating the waterfront, before a short hop around to anchor in Cala Rosso, or one of the islands’ other stunning bays, for a swim or snorkel before settling down for our first night at sea.
Up early for a morning passage North to San Vito Lo Capo, its sweeping, crescent shaped bay and dramatic mountain backdrop. Then ashore to explore some of the excellent local hiking opportunities or a more relaxed stroll around town.
June 24 – 25
Another early start for the 35-mile coastal passage to Palermo. Then a full day and a half exploring this exhilarating city from our base just minutes from the centre.
A not-to-be-missed adventure to a Palermian market to stock up on provisions, before setting sail again to the picture perfect and rather more tranquil Cefalu. A hike to the top of La Rocca for the energetic.
June 27 – 30
The last few days will be spent exploring the varied treasures of the volcanic Aeolian archipelago, before finishing the expedition in the bustle of Milazzo.
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require