Aeolian Islands – Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano

from 60€
Port of Tropea
11 hours
07:45 - 19:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Italian, English

The Aeolian Islands, of volcanic origin, are considered among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Thanks to their history and incredible natural beauty, they represent a magical place that is absolutely a must-see…

The first stop is scheduled at Vulcano (about 10:15h – 11:30h) legendary home of the God of the Winds Aeolus. The southernmost island of the ‘archipelago is separated from neighboring Lipari by a channel about 1.6 km wide and is formed by 4 volcanoes among which one is still active. A two-minute walk leads to the Bay of Levante, which is affected by fumarolic manifestations where the underwater thermal springs (hot water) and natural mud (sulfurous) possess exceptional therapeutic qualities effective for rheumatism, arthropathy and circulatory affections. Possibility of swimming in the hot/thermal waters. Five minutes away from Porto di Levante, however, are the Black Beaches where you can take advantage of a swim or simply walk barefoot on the shoreline. The main street is full of souvenir stores, bars, clothing and costume jewelry stores.

The next stop is Lipari (stop about 11:45h – 14:30h), the largest island of the Aeolian archipelago; it has an area of 37.6 sq. km. Its coasts are generally high and rocky with stacks and caves. It is possible to visit the small town with its thousands of narrow streets and a large historic center dominated by the Castle located on a promontory. The panorama offered to visitors is breathtaking. The Aeolian Archeologic Museum, on the acropolis in Via del Castello, is one of the most interesting of all. Here you will also have the opportunity to shop and taste typical Sicilian cuisine in its typical small restaurants (optional). Bathing on the beach is not recommended, as you would have to rent a cab to get to the nearest beaches and your time would be too short.

The last stop will be on the island of Stromboli (about 16:00h – 17:30h), the only volcano in Europe and one of the few in the world in permanent eruptive activity. It emerges from the sea with two peaks with a height of 920 mt. The crater zone consists of 3 active cones, whose volcanic activity is predominantly explosive in character, throwing lapilli and magma fragments. The lava flows channel into a wide, steep basin toward the sea, called Sciara di Fuoco. It attracts the attention of the international public with its black sand beaches and the picturesque village of San Vincenzo, full of quaint alleys and small stores, where you can shop or bathe. After departure you will circumnavigate the island of Stromboli to admire the famous “Sciara del Fuoco.”

Arrival at the Port of Tropea at approximately 19:00h.

Departure from the port of Vibo Marina (6:30h – 20:00h) is possible upon request.

***Arrival and departure times from each island are indicative, and are communicated directly by the captain on the day of the excursion according to weather/sea conditions.

***From 10/07/2024 to 20/09/2024 According to Ordinance No. 34/2023 issued by the municipality of Lipari that regulates the berths in the Aeolian terriotory, it will not be possible to stop on the island of Stromboli with this program, on this day. Only the curcumnavigation of the island of Stromboli and passage in front of the Sciara del Fuoco will be carried out. In order to be able to be back to the port of Tropea as per the regular program, the stop on the previous islands of Lipari and Vulcano will be extended.

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Aeolian Islands - Stromboli, Lipari, Vulcano
3 - 10 years
0 - 2 years
The price varies according to the chosen date


11 hours
Italian, English
  • Transportation with a modern, comfortable motorboat.
    The boat is divided into two floors with a terrace and indoor and outdoor areas, bar and toilets.
Not included
  • Food and drinks
    Port tax: € 5 per person
When to book?
You can book up to 8 hours before the excursion as long as there are still places. Book as early as possible, to guarantee availability.
Wheelchair access

Electronic ticket accepted, no need to print tickets (eco-friendly choice).

Important information

The time indicated on the ticket corresponds to the departure of the motorboat. Passengers are required to arrive at the port at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Please wear comfortable clothing and consider bringing a beach towel and bathing suit (optional).
The activity is led by an English-speaking guide; however, there may be occasions where communication is conducted exclusively in Italian language.

  • Secure your booking with a credit card or PayPal deposit, and pay the remaining balance upon departure at the port.


Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to bad weather/sea conditions, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
The navigation companies reserve the right to modify proposed itineraries as necessary in response to marine weather conditions or directives from port authorities. Such modifications may occur without obligation for a refund or partial refund of the ticket.

Meeting Point

Port of Tropea (Porto Pescatori)

Imbarco Isole Eolie

Via Marina, Contrada Marina Vescovado,
89861 Tropea VV

Car parking: available along the road outside the port.


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