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“Boat trip to Stromboli”
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We took a boat trip to Panarea island and Stromboli island. We booked the trip thru Navisal (office in Milazzo town) and it was a cruise with dinner on the boat. First we stoped at Panarea island for a few hours so you could enjoy lunch on the island and take a swim. The island is beautiful!
The we left for Stromboli, stayed for a while on the island for a quick swim and take on the sights of this vulcanic island.
Dinner and some music entertainment after watching the vulcano errupt in the evening, it was magical.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

After ready a review that someone took a boat charter & wasn't impressed.
I highly recomend the relax boat crew they are based at Salina but do travel to all the islands, there crew also speak English , Stromboli at night was an amazing experience, the tour left salina at 1.00 so we also had a chance to swim around the island and visit other small bays and strobolini .. We also had an hour I think it was to visit the island enough time to walk around the town & eat a gelati it was a great day and the fireworks stroboli put on for us did not disappoint

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

this is a definite must do!!! if i go to italy again, i'll spend 2 weeks just on that island. it offers everything you need, great people, amazing food, stunning nature, and the most active volcano in europe! what else? there is a viewing platform at 400 meters if u dont want to go up all the way, which is quite special as well, since you will see not just the explosions but also the lava flowing down and the hot rocks hitting the water. this walk is also possible with kids. if u want to go up all the way you will be rewarded with the most spectacular fireworks you have ever seen. at the moment the volcano has 6 craters, which changes all the time.
also sometimes you see the sky lighting up in red from the shore at night. go there, take a good camera with you! you will leave the island being completely relaxed and happy.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

It's a tough walk up (but not a climb) unless you are an experienced walker. I was a little concerned about being up at the top after nightfall - but the walk down is easy - it is very sandy and pretty quick. Not to be missed.

3  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We took a boat trip with Pippo in the evening (about 8.30 pm) from the port at Stromboli village (Ficogrande), to see the volcano erupting from a distance. We were on board for about two hours in total. I'm sure it's fantastic to go up the volcano but I was told it was a long and difficult climb, which has to be done in the dark and it was very hot so opted for this.
We set off just before it was dark and saw explosions occurring as we aproached the Sciara del Fuoco before it got dark, but then as it got darker the lava was visible.
We just hung around in the sea just off the coast and every few minutes there was an eruption with showering lava, it was spectacular, with lots of "oooh" and "aaahhh" noises coming from us.
The person steering the boat was talking in Italian and didn't attempt to communicate with anyone else, but it soon became clear he could speak perfectly good English because he'd lived in Australia as a child, but didn't want to speak it, not very helpful! Fortunately I know quite a bit about volcanoes so didn't feel like I needed his interpretation of events, but someone who wanted a knowledgeable guide speaking in English might want to take another tour company, of which there are a few.

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