ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your 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.
Balearic Islands, Spain Options:
Departing Palma de Mallorca:
Option 1: Jeanneau 409 - Cost: $12,950
Option 1: Bavaria Cruiser 37 - Cost: $12,810
Option 2: Dufour 350 - Cost: $12,900Aeolian Islands, Italy Options:
Option 1: Bavaria Cruiser 46 - Cost: $13,450
Option 2: Lagoon 380 Premiere - Cost: $13,910
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 6 breakfasts, 6 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 unparalleled memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
See Itinerary tab for details on Balearic & Aeolian locations
Meeting time at the marina is between 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by 6pm. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will direct you to the Sailing Collective boats. Each Sailing Collective sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore for our first outing of the journey.The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol or other and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
We will arrive back at the marina by 6pm on Day 7 - Friday and spend the last evning there on the boat. The group will disembar by 9am the following morning. Your Sailng Collective crew can help arrange taxis to your next destination.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef 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.
Please note, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, beer, etc. are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
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 you can get wet is recommended.
Palma – Cabo Blanco – Es Trenc
Leave Palma port in the southwest direction and run by Cabo Blanco with its stunning cliffs. You can navigate very close to them if the weather is favorable. Shortly after Cape Blanco is the entrance to Cala Pi. After Cala Pi, sail the coast of S 'Estanyol and Sa Rápita. Anchor and spend the night in the southeast part of the beach of Es Trenc surrounded by the dark green of the pine woods, near the Colonia de St. Jordi. There are other anchorage areas east of Colonia de St. Jordi, between the isle of Guardis and the isle of Moltona, but one must also beware of the sand banks.
Es Trenc – Cabo Salinas – Cala Mondragó – Porto Petro – Porto Colom
Mooring in Cabrera Park, Mallorca Weigh anchor in Es Trenc and sail to Cabo Salinas or to head to the National Park of the Archipelago of Cabrera, certainly worth to visit, with its castle crowning the entrance to its natural harbor. If you are in Cabrera, you must bear in mind that you cannot anchor anywhere in the archipelago and moor only in places with bouys. You have to ask for permission at least 3 working days prior to your stay and no more than 20 calendar days in advance. When you pass the Cape Salinas, you will be sailing the east coast of Mallorca where you find numerous coves to anchor and swim. You can enter the Natural Park of Cala Mondragó and anchor in turquoise waters with white sandy bottoms, however there are often many visitors on land. You can choose any of the bays or ports such as Porto Petro or Porto Cristo but we advise Porto Colom which is the best choice for anchoring in Mallorca, the only disadvantage of this superb natural harbour is that the water has a rather cloudy appearance, therefore it is not suitable for swimming, but in all other respects it is the perfect spot for anchoring.
Porto Colom – Porto Cristo - Cala Ratjada
The third day runs along the coast of Porto Cristo. This region is known as Calas de Mallorca -the coast of the coves. In general the bottom is sandy and provides a firm hold for the anchor and the water is crystal clear. The coves which can be reached by car are packed in summer, however, in the others one can still find peaceful anchorages. All the coves are open for anchoring, except Cala Murada, which doesn't offer real protection anyway. During this day you will enjoy the many coves in the area and spend the night in the port of Cala Ratjada or some natural harbor in the area.
Day 4 – Cala Ratjada – Cala Formentor
The fourth day will be spent sailing through the bays of Alcudia and Pollensa, which usually generate good summer thermal winds. The coasts and beaches of the two bays are great and have many choices for anchoring and swimming. We recommend spending the night in Cala Formentor moored to a buoy.
Cala Formentor – Port de Soller
Calobra, MallorcaThe fifth day you will leave by Cap Formentor - a great place for scuba diving. Navigate through the rugged north coast of Majorca with the Sierra Tramuntana. You should visit Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis to reach anchor and spend the night in the Port of Soller where we pick if we had dinner on board or in one of the great restaurants of the port.
Port de Soller – Port Andrax
Sail from Port de Sóller and head southwest while viewing the Sierra de Tramuntana to port. In this journey you will see Cala Deia, Sa Foradada, Port of Valdemosa, Banyalbufar and Estellencs. All are beautiful spots where you might want to make the time for a great swim. Later, you will enter the channel Dragonera to arrive at the Port of Andratx to spend the night in a sheltered anchorage - one of the nicest in Mallorca Estimated time: 5 hours
Port Adratx – Palma Port
On the seventh day, leave the Port of Andratx towards the city of Palma where you will finish, but not before visiting the island of Toro and Malgrats, the bay of Santa Ponsa and Playa del Mago. The name of Playa del Mago is said to come from a movie filmed there with the same title, starring Michael Caine and Anthony Quinn. In this bay you can eat at the nice beach bar that is reachable by your dinghy.
We start our journey at Marina di Portorosa in the town of Tonnarella. There are many hotels in the area for guests arriving or staying after the journey. Marina di Portorosa is in the municipality of Furnari with hotels and facilities at the marina. The approximately taxi transfer time from the Catania Airport to Marina di Portorosa is 2 hours and we recommend making arrangements in advance and carpool with fellow passengers to avoid high cost. Alternative bus and train routs also available. We recommend Rome2Rio travel mapping for further details.
At the centre of the archipelago, Lipari has been inhabited for some 6000 years or so. The island was settled in the 4th millennium BC by Sicily’s first known inhabitants, the Stentillenians, who developed a flourishing economy based on obsidian, a glassy volcanic rock. Commerce subsequently attracted the Greeks, who used the islands as ports on the east–west trade route. Today’s trade is still flourishing, with a bustling and historic main street flanked by shops, restaurants and bars. Overlooking the colourful snake of day-trippers is a grande dame of a castle, once plundered by pirates such as Barbarossa (or Redbeard), who was eager to get his hands on Lipari’s lucrative obsidian and pumice mines. Read more: lonelyplanet.com
In a stark contrast to Vulcano’s barren landscape, Salina’s twin craters of Monte dei Porri and Monte Fossa delle Felci are lushly wooded, a result of the numerous freshwater springs on the island. Wildflowers, thick yellow gorse bushes and serried ranks of vines carpet the hillsides in vibrant colors and cool greens, while its high coastal cliffs plunge towards dramatic beaches. Read more: lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily
Tiny Panarea is just 3km long and 2km wide and feels like a Greek island with its adobe-style whitewashed houses. Exclusive and expensive, it is the smallest and most fashionable of the Aeolians, attracting the international trust-fund babes and Milanese fashionistas for a little taste of dolce far niente (sweet nothing). In the summer, luxury yachts fill the tiny harbor while flocks of day-trippers dock at San Pietro, where you will find most of the expensive accommodation. Read more: lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily
Stromboli’s perfect triangle of a volcano juts dramatically out of the sea. It is the only island whose smouldering cone is permanently active, thus attracting experts and amateurs alike, like moths to a massive flame. Volcanic activity has scarred and blackened one side of the island, while the eastern side is untamed, ruggedly green and dotted with low-rise whitewashed houses. A youngster among the Aeolians, Stromboli was formed a mere 40,000 years ago and its gases continue to send up an almost constant spray of liquid magma. The most recent volcanic eruptions took place in February 2007 when two new craters opened on the volcano’s summit, producing two scalding lava flows. Although seismic activity, including rock falls, continued for several days, fortunately no mass evacuation was deemed necessary. Read more: lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily
Vulcano is a memorable island, not least because of the vile smell of sulphurous gases. Once you escape the drab and dated tourist centre, Porto di Levante, there is a tranquil, unspoilt quality to the landscape, and a refreshing lack of souvenir shops selling (yet more) black-lava trinkets. Following the well-marked trail to the looming Fossa di Vulcano, the landscape gives way to rural simplicity with allotments, birdsong and a surprising amount of greenery. The island is worshipped by Italians for its therapeutic mud baths and hot springs, and its black beaches and weird steaming landscape make for an interesting day trip. Read more: lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily
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