Tuscan Archipelago are made up of 7 interesting islands between the coast of Tuscany and French Corsica. Fresh with life, food, and beauty, this sailing region is unlike anything else along the Italian coast. Sailing is moderate with an average of 3 - 6 hours each day with calm seas, we will explore the seas and the lands taking in all it has to offer.
Live aboard a modern 55' sailboat* with up to 8 travelers + your Sailing Collective Captain & Chef and explore the amazing islands off the coast of Naples. Cabins are simple, food is outstanding, and your itinerary led by your Sailing Collective captains is outstanding. Sailing Collective journey coordinators at the home office will assist with your travel and give you all the info you need to get to Naples and begin your journey. Sailing Collective crew will contact you in advance introducing you to your fellow travelers ahead of time. Once you board, your captain and chef will make you feel right at home while we sail and discover these amazing islands. The Sailing Collective believes in the discovery of choosing your own adventure with crews eager to get everyone involved with the day to day sailing. But don't forget, this holiday is about chilling, and we will chill!
Single Cabin: $2,900
Double Cabin: $4,900
The Collective Package inlcudes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Private cabin aboard a 4 cabin (8 passenger max) monohull or catamaran modern sailboat.
• 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 epic memories...
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PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE JUNE - OCTOBER
*Exact charter boat will not be confirmed until 2018
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
We sail on modern 55′ sailboats with up to 8 passengers and crewed by professional Sailing Collective captains and mates. The Tuscan Islands Journey will have up to five sailboats in the flotilla journey sailing side by side each day and socializing during the evenings. Each day we sail between 3 – 6 hours before anchoring in different towns throughout the Tuscan Islands to explore the various islands. During the evenings we dine ashore at some of the finest local restaurants and explore the local fair. A Sailing Collective Journey is an interactive experience and passengers receive hands on sailing experience. Official sailing lessons with certifications are offered at an additional cost.
The Tuscan Islands, known as the Tuscan Archipelago are comprised of 7 stunning islands that are some of Italy’s best-kept secret. Located between the Ligurian Sea Tyrrhenian Sea east of the French islands of Corsica and west of the Italian mainland lies a rustic Mediterranean paradise living in nostalgia bliss full of life and wild natural beauty.
We start our journey at Porto di Cecina Starting on the mainland in the historic Tuscan town of Cecina. We spend one-week sailing to the islands of Elba, Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Gorgona, and Giannutri, which comprise the 7 islands of the Tuscan Archipelago.
HOW TO REACH THE PORTO DI CECINA
By car – Coming from A12 and on the SS1 Variante Aurelia take the exit Cecina Nord or Cecina Centro is the
same. From there the Porto di Cecina is 3-4 km. far. Follow the signal for Mare – Cecina Mare – Gorette.
By train – Cecina Railway Station, + 2 km. Taxi.
We depart Sunday morning after the boat tutorial. You have the option of arriving at the marina on Saturday, September 15th after 7 pm or before 9 am on Sunday, September 16th. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will show you where the Sailing Collective boats are, look for the Sailing Collective banner on the sailboats, your captain and crew will be waiting your arrival. After everyone arrives and settle in abroad, we dine ashore for our first outing of the journey. Note, the evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers should purchase alcohol and beverages for the week as well as any last minute personal provisioning.
Upon our return, we disembark at 9 am on Saturday, September 22nd and travel arrangements can be made to the train station or the nearby airport.
Pisa International Airport (PSA) is the prefered airport with a 1:20 hr train ride to the port, $20.
Alternative airports are:
Florence Airport (FLR) 2 hr by train, $40.
Rome Airport (FCO) 4:20 hr by train, $65.
TRANSPIRATION FROM AIRPORT TO MARINA
The easiest way to get to Porto di Cecina is by train. Please be sure to coordinate your arrival and departure times around the train timetable.
Alternative options are rental cars or taxi. Airport taxi service can be arranged for $150 van service accommodating up to 8 people. Please contact your Sailing Collective representative if you wish to make arrangements for an airport taxi pickup.
We recommend passengers use ROME2RIO for travel assistance between airports and Cecina.
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Throughout the month of June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 27°C that's about 80°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 20°C, that's 68°F. The average daily wind speed in June has been around 11 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In June, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 22°C, that's 72° Fahrenheit.
Sailing Collective provisions each boat with local foods and produce from the region. Included in the provisioning package includes:
7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 3 Dinner, Snacks*, Water, Light beverages
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Alcohol, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family-style aboard with cooking enthusiasts welcomed. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks as well and will prepare meals as well. Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Recommended $300 – $500 in spending money depending on spending habits.
Dockage and moorings / average $50 additional pp for the week.
Additional food and beverages including alcohol.
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
Tipping captain and crew is welcomed (5 – 10% per person satisfactory)
light rain coat / wind jacket
boat shoes or non-slip shoes
hat / sunglasses / sailing gloves / sun screen
warm clothes just in case / fleece
swim / beach towel
any special dietary foods
The Piombino is on mainland Tuscany in the providence of Livorno situated on the edge of the Ligurian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. This port is the entryway from the mainland to the island of Elba, the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago. Piombino has an ancient historical center with amazing sites with buildings dating back to the Republic of Pisa. Only an hour away from Pisa by train, Piombino is centrally located for daytrips along the historic Tuscan Coast, a perfect home base for a Sailing Collective journey.
Portoferraio is the main city of Elba, which is divided into three parts: the western side is of volcanic origin and higher in elevation; the central part is flat or with low hills; the eastern side includes the minerary area. Its millenary history was written by the Etruscans and by the Romans. The Etruscans were the first to exploit its metals, while the Romans called it "Ilva" and built sumptuous villas on it (the best example is Villa delle Grotte in Portoferraio). But it was undoubtedly Napoleon who left the most significant mark on the island, after being exiled there in 1814. Today it is a top tourist destination. Portoferraio was founded in 1514 on the remains of a Roman port and was protected by Forte del Falcone, Forte Stella and by Torre Linguella. There are 7 other villages nearby: Campo dell'Elba, Porto Azzurro, Rio Marina, Marciana, Capoliveri, Marciana Marina and Rio nell'Elba. The island has a total population of 28000 inhabitants and there is a paved road network of 99.4miles; therefore the car is the most practical way of visiting the island due to its size.
Mainly mountainous, Giglio is one of the seven Tuscan Archipelago islands covered by Mediterranean vegetation with large pine forests and a few vineyards producing a local wine called “Ansonaco”. There are three villages on the islands with Giglio Porto a bustling village with local restaurants and mainland weekend visitors taking a break from the working life to enjoy the island life. We will set anchor and explore the secluded swimming coves and nice sand beaches before dining on local foods and wines in the evening.
This is the Tuscan island which lies closest to the isle of Elba; however, a permit from the Direzione Generale degli Istituti di Prevenzione e Pena (Head Office of Prevention and Detention facilities) of the Italian Ministry of Justice is required before landing, as there is a prison on it. Pianosa is bordered by enchanting beaches and looks like a tropical island. The most beautiful beach is Cala Giovanna. Archaeological finds of the Roman age are visible on the sea-bed around the island.
This wild and hilly island is the farthest from the Tuscan coast and the closest to Corsica. It is the only one of volcanic origin and the only island with a lake ‘Lo Stagnone’. This island with a surface of 7.72 sq. miles is covered with brushwood, has 18.6 miles of coastline and is part of the Tuscan Islands National Park. With amazing snorkeling in crystal green waters, this island offers a wide range of activities both in the water and also on land.
The Dufour 500 Grand large is modern, with straightforward lines and the strong and appealing design characteristic for Dufour Yachts. It offers a unique cruising concept for comfortable and secure live-aboard, blue-water cruising, yet still offers a dynamic sailing performance combined with the Dufour’s renowned style and elegance.
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