SOUTH SICILY ISLANDS & MALTA 5 DAYS YACHT CRUISE
GRAND HARBOR PARADISE BAY BLUE LAGOON CRYSTAL LAGOON PELAGIE...
5 Days Private Yacht Cruise South Sicily & Malta
DURATION: 5 DAYS | CRUISE STYLE: PRIVATE CRUISE WITH CREW
LOCATION: RAGUSA MALTA COMINO GOZO LAMPEDUSA PANTELLERIA AGRIGENTO
DEPARTURE HARBOURS: MARINA DI RAGUSA | PROPOSED YACHTS: ALENA 52 OR AICON 56
YACHT ALENA 52: PEOPLE CAPACITY 15 + 1 CREW | YACHT AICON 56: PEOPLE CAPACITY 12 + 1 CREW
RATES STARTING FROM € 10.000,00 WITH YACHT ALENA 52 | € 11.000,00 WITH YACHT AICON 56
If you are looking for snorkeling, diving, fishing, dolphins and loggerhead turtles watching and history, this is the charter cruise for you! We will depart from the Sicilian southern port of Marina di Ragusa for a fantastic 5 days cruise, sailing south direction Malta, Lampedusa and Pantelleria Islands. The Maltese Archipelago is a small nation of United Europe made by 3 islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino Islands. With the largest density of Historical sites in Europe, with coves and bays to explore, with crystal deep blue waters and an enviable climate all year long, Malta is today one of the major yachts hubs in Europe and one of the biggest in the whole Mediterranean Sea, appreciated by sailors all over the world.
From Malta, following the traces of ancient Greek navigators, we will reach the Pelagie Archipelago were we will find Lampedusa Island. The island is the southernmost point of all Italian territory and offers to his visitors a lot of coves and hidden bays as well as white sandy beaches and rocky inlets and cliff. From Lampedusa, we will sail to the volcanic island of Pantelleria, closer to Africa than Italy. Pantelleria is the ideal destination for exploring the numerous grottos present on the island and thanks to its rich waters it's very appreciated for a fishing charter cruise. After Pantelleria our sailing cruise will bring us back to the southern part of Sicily, arriving in Agrigento.
Here we will see the Scala Dei Turchi (Turkish stairs), a breathtaking huge white cliff which emerges from the sea and one of the most visited sites of Sicily. But Agrigento is not only important for the Scala Dei Turchi because here we will find one of the main UNESCO world sites; the Greek temples valley with Concordia, Hercules, Juno and Zeus temples, among the best preserved of the whole Greek world. Leaving Agrigento, we will reach the final destination of our cruise arriving at Marina di Ragusa harbor.
Services Included: Fuel, skipper and hostess, welcome drink, soft drinks, seasonal fruit, beach towels. Not Included: Mooring, Galley to be organized on request, everything not mentioned in Services Included. The Fleet: We will check your needs with you in order to match the perfect yacht or motorsport boat for your cruise. The boats offered for this cruise are just an example of our large fleet; We can find you virtually any boat to charter Sicily and its islands. Suggested boats for this cruise: - Yacht ALENA 52 (PDF YACHT DETAILS) - Yacht AICON 56 (PDF YACHT DETAILS)
Valletta Grand Harbor
Once arrived in Malta you will be amazed by the view of the Grand Harbor of Valletta, likely the island's greatest geographical asset and a fundamental key to Malta's past. With its breathless view of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historical Three Cities (Bormla, Vittoriosa and Senglea), Malta’s Grand Harbor can be described as an open museum that was used as the main port since at least the Roman times. Valletta protected with massive fortifications, is the capital of Malta and UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the few urban inhabited cities that has preserved almost entirely its original features. The story of the city is linked to the Order of St John of Jerusalem and it was ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs. The city has undergone no important modifications since 1798 when it was abandoned by the Knights of St John. Valetta is copiously rich in sites to see and look into, Like St John’s Cathedral, built by the Hospital Knights with its treasures including tapestries, Caravaggios and relics. In the city, you will find historical buildings, statues, niches and fountains in every corner, while the side streets are full of little shops, restaurants and cafés.
Mellieha Paradise Bay
Situated in the extreme north of the Maltese Archipelago and close to Gozo Island, Paradise Bay is one of the smallest beaches present in Malta. The Bay offers great and different opportunities for snorkeling lovers and can be considered as one of the safest beaches for swimming in the whole Mediterranean Sea. Consisting out of a limestone reef, Paradise Bay offers the perfect getaway for those seeking to relax and peace, offering a fantastic view of Comino Island with it's imposing tower. The beach is also very important as a site for several beach parties like the LoveSexy event taking place at this beach every year.
Comino Blue Lagoon
Famous for its Blue Lagoon, Comino offers a sheltered bay of glittering, crystal clear water easily accessible only by a boat. Comino is full of caves, creeks and grottos, ideal for scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling and even climbing. The island is a common set of famous movies like the Château d'If in Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo.
Gozo Crystal Lagoon
Gozo is the second largest Island of the Maltese Archipelago; probably less developed than Malta Island but much richer in vegetation. Gozo is separated from mainland Malta by a trait of sea and it is absolutely more rural and much quieter. Gozo is known for its breathtaking scenery, fantastic coastline and untouched country paths. Although the island of Gozo is rich in History, it is really famous worldwide to be considered one of the top destination for divers; this thank to the huge number of coves, reefs, tunnels, islet and lagoons with warm waters, stunning underwater scenery and perfect visibility during the immersion.
Gozo Dwejra Bay
The name ‘Dwejra’ comes from the Maltese language and mean “a small home”. It is situated in a very remote area and it is an ideal location for an excursion to the small village of San Lawrenz in Gozo. With its fantastic inshore formations and rocks, is a magical attraction for the ones swimming in the fabulous deep sea of the bay reachable only by the sea.
Pelagie Archipelago Lampedusa Island
Lampedusa with Linosa and Scoglio Islands forms the Pelagie Archipelago. Lampedusa, called the Mediterranean gem is the southernmost point of all Italian territory being closer to Africa than Italy. The island offers to his visitors marvelous coves, hidden bays, cliffs and sandy beaches. Being so isolated, the sea fauna of this island is very rich in fish, corals, oysters and sponges and it’s not difficult meeting Dolphins during a swim in the turquoise waters. Every year, thousands of people gather in Lampedusa to assist the Carretta Carretta turtle hatching eggs.
Despite being very isolated, Pantelleria Island has been inhabited since ancient times. Here lived Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs and Romans and its possible to find their testimonies through the houses that are still present on the island, the famous Dammusi. The Dammusi are squared white stone houses with a bottom roof to gather the little rainwater. In this wild island a special grape is cultivated for the production of the famous Passito wine and above all the Zibibbo; those vineyards are today declared UNESCO world heritage site. Pantelleria is a volcanic island where it is common to find steam emissions and hot springs, used since the Roman times. The volcanic coast is very jagged with a lot of grottos, coves and bays ideal for diving and snorkeling. The seas of this area are rich in fish, making Lampedusa a paradise for those who love fishing.
Scala Dei Turchi & the Greeks Temples Valley
Once arrived close to the Southern Sicilian coast, you will be stunned by the view of a spectacular stretch of coast called Scala Dei Turchi (Turkish stairs). This site is one of the highlights of Sicilian tourism and consists in a shimmering white cliff made of limestone and marl. Over the centuries, the wind and the sea breeze shaped this cliff, creating sinuous soft terraces which offer a spectacular contrast between the blue sea and the white of the rock. Another site to visit during this day cruise is the famous Greek Temples Valley, UNESCO world heritage site and maximum expression of the Greek period in Sicily. Here we will find some the best-preserved temples of all Magna Greece like the Concordia Temple, Hercules Temple, Juno and Zeus Temples. One of the most suggestive moment to visit this Archaeological Park is when the sunset begins and the darkness immerses the illuminated Temples.
Punta Secca Marina di Ragusa
This is the last day of our cruise; we will sail to Punta Secca before to reach our arrival harbor at Marina di Ragusa. Punta Secca is the last main site of our 5-day cruise in the South part of Sicily. Punta Secca is a small fishing village outlying hamlet of the town of Ragusa, inhabited in winter and buzzing in summer. As every small coastal village, Punta Secca has its own little lighthouse built in the village’s charming harbor and a tower clock built during the medieval period. The village has gained renown in the TV series Inspector Montalbano, written by the Sicilian writer Andrea Camilleri; many scenes with Montalbano’s fictional home are set in a house standing right to the beach and visible from the sea during our cruise.
Highlights of this Cruise
MALTA VALLETTA: Grand Harbor, Fort Sant Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and Three Cities - MELLIEHA PARADISE BAY: Paradise Bay - COMINO ISLAND: Blue Lagoon, Château d'If and Isola Delle Correnti - GOZO ISLAND: Crystal Lagoon, Dwejra Bay and San Lawrenz - LAMPEDUSA ISLAND: Lampedusa, Linosa and Scoglio - PANTELLERIA ISLAND: Dammusi, Passito & Zibibbo Vineyards and Hot Springs - REALMONTE: Scala dei Turchi - AGRIGENTO: Greek Temples Valley - PUNTASECCA: Small Fishers Village.
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