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Sailing trip (day or evening)

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Sailing trip (day or evening)

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are planning a weekend in Elba Island and I would love for us to arrange for a half day sailing cruise. We do not sail but would ideally like to have a boat and boat operator who can take us for a half-day sail with a group or privately. In my research I have not found any excursions like this, only places willing to rent out boats or sailing lessons. We will likely be staying near Porto Azzurro but have not booked our room yet so that could change. Anyone know of reputable sailors who would be willing to arrange a special sail or offers these types of excursions?

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1. Re: Sailing trip (day or evening)

Hi!

I have no personal experience but the problem is probably the short time and the base. Companies with skippers are mostly based on the mainland - Follonica, Livorno, Argentario.... - and the minimum period is usually a weekend.

You could contact these and ask if they can offer a skipper service:

www.elbazzurra.it/inglese/index_eng.cfm

http://www.buechi-yachting.com/en/

Otherwise there are daily or half day excursions that leave from Portoferraio, Porto Azzurro, Marina di Campo and tour the island or go to the other islands of the Arcipelago. If you go to a touristic agency - there's one on the seafront in Porto Azzurro - they'll be able to tell you which offers there are and book it.

Bye :)

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