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SALIVOLI – ORTANO – PORTO AZZURRO – HOURS OF NAVIGATION 3

We set sail from the port of Salivoli, Piombino, for our week-long voyage. The first stop of our journey will be the Gulf of Ortano, about two hours by boat from Salivoli.

Time for a nice swim. For snorkeling lovers, Ortano offers a characteristic rock that detaches from the coast and forms an area of shallow water. Ideal for divers with mask and snorkel in hand to observe the great variety of fish that populate the island.

In the afternoon, head to the gulf of Porto Azzurro, one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages of Elba, with its quiet harbor and a town enlivened by a lively nightlife, good restaurants and quaint little shops selling fossils and semi-precious stones.

PORTO AZZURRO – PUNTA CALAMITA – GULF STELLA – HOURS OF NAVIGATION 2

From Porto Azzurro we set sail for the south side of the island, the more natural side with a surprising variety of beaches and coves. After about an hour of sailing we reach “Punta della Calamita”, whose name derives from the old iron mines. Here we stop at Remaiolo beach for a swim and a nice lunch in one of the most suggestive views of the island. On one side the old mines, still visible from the sea, on the other an incredible play of colors of the water thanks to the minerals in the sandy bottom.

In the afternoon you will sail into the first of the 3 big gulfs on the south side of Elba, Golfo Stella. Here the prevailing NW winds are often channeled and strengthen, but without creating waves. It will be fun to sail against the wind to seek shelter on one of the beautiful beaches at the bottom of the gulf, where we will spend our second night surrounded by nature under a sea of stars.

GOLFO STELLA – LACONELLA – MARINA DI CAMPO – HOURS OF NAVIGATION 2

After breakfast and a refreshing swim, we set off to discover one of the most beautiful beaches of Elba, the beach of Laconella in the Gulf of Lacona. Here we will find turquoise and crystal clear waters on a clear sandy bottom that slopes gently down to the beach. It will be a morning of diving, swimming and relaxing, as if we were anchored in a huge swimming pool.

In the afternoon we sail on towards Marina di Campo. The only real town on the south coast of the island. Here we anchor to spend the night. We either can go ashore for an aperitif or eat out, or for a stroll through the small streets and stalls that animate the nightlife of the city.

MARINA DI CAMPO – FETOVAIA – POMONTE – MARCIANA (PORT) – 3 HOURS OF NAVIGATION

Our first stop this day is the famous beach of Fetovaia on the south-western tip of the island. Here we will spend the morning between a swim, a little relaxation in the sun and a good lunch.

In the early afternoon we continue towards the port of Marciana. After about an hour we can stop in Pomonte for a special swim. Anchored directly above a wreck of an old merchant ship. You can dive with mask and snorkel to explore an incredible underwater landscape.

After exploring the wreck of Pomonte, we set off to reach the port of Marciana Marina. Here we spend the night in the marina and enjoy a nice hot shower. Dinner in restaurant and an evening walk in the streets of this characteristic Elban village.

MARCIANA – LA PAOLINA – VITICCIO – PORTO FERRAIO – 2 HOURS OF NAVIGATION

We leave the moorings in the port of Marciana and head towards the Gulf of Procchio. The first stop is the beach of Paolina. It owes its name to Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister. She accompanied him during his exile on Elba and was apparently enchanted by the colors of the water.

We then head to another beach in the Gulf of Procchio, the beach of Viticcio. Another large natural pool where you can swim and be lulled by the sea. Here we will have lunch and spend part of the afternoon before heading to the Gulf of Porto Ferraio in the evening, where we will spend the night at anchor.

PORTO FERRAIO – CAVO – PALMAIOLA – SALIVOLI – HOURS OF NAVIGATION 3

In the morning we leave the port of Porto Ferraio. We gonna complete the tour of the island with a stop at the north-eastern tip. Here we anchor north of Cavo beach, in a wild and natural-looking bay with a small beach surrounded by high, striped cliffs, ideal for diving or having fun with small dives.

In the afternoon we have time for a last stop at the small island of Palmaiola, where we can swim among a variety of fish for the last time this week, before returning to the port of Salivoli.

 

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