Sailing from Tropea to Otranto:
Exploring South Italy
Check-in at Vibo Marina on Monday 30 May 2022 at 17:00
Check-out at Otranto on Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 09:00
10 days, 9 nights
Vibo Marina (Calabria) Italy – Otranto (Puglia) Italy
300 nautical miles
No sailing experience needed: beginner-friendly expedition
Still 5 spots available
Expedition will be confirmed when at least 4 pirates register
Sustainable Sailing Expedition:
from Tropea to Otranto
Our very first Sustainable Sailing Expedition of 2022 will start in one of the most spectacular coastal regions of Italy, known as the Coast of the Gods in Calabria. Expect crystal clear waters, beautiful rock formations, and deep green mountains. We will sail past Tropea, Capo Vaticano, and eventually through the strait of Messina.
We’ll continue our journey south, arriving in Puglia, a region in the “heel of the boot of Italy”. Expect to sail many miles and see very diverse landscapes along the way. Possible stops along the way are Roccella Ionica, Crotone, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, and Otranto. If we arrive on time in Otranto, we will go visit the beautiful baroque city of Lecce.
Let’s go sailing, no experience is needed! You will learn all the basics of sailing and everyone can participate in the manoeuvers. Expect short passages of a few hours and sometimes longer tracts.
Once arrived at a good spot, we drop our anchor and stay on board the boat or go on land with our little boat, the dinghy. We spend most time at sea but sometimes we’ll visit places on land or go to the harbour.
Let’s keep our expeditions ocean-friendly! That means all meals on board are vegan (gluten-free upon request) and we avoid buying packaged foods. We use only biodegradable products to not contaminate our seas with damaging chemicals.
The ultimate goal of joining our expeditions is to turn yourself into a fully trained PIRATE for PLANET! Every day, we’ll dedicate some time to group activities that are in line with our values and mission to promote change for a better planet.
Go jump in the sea, snorkel around the boat, play board games, read a good book, join our yoga sessions, write in your diary, play your instrument, get to know each other well, and reload your batteries with sun and vitamin sea… What a pirate life!
All contributions go fully to the organization of our expeditions
and working of our association.
€550 per person
€590 for one person
€550 per person
- Licensed captain and first mate
- P4P annual membership and insurance
- All meals onboard (all dry stock included, fresh fruit and vegetables are extra)
- Unlimited purified drinking water
- Accomodation & bedsheets
- Use of biodegradable hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste)
- Sailing classes and activities onboard
- Use of yoga mats, snorkeling equipment, board games,…
- Check-Out Cleaning
- Fuel for the boat’s engine*
Calculated after the trip based on engine hours.
*Fuel costs and harbour fees will be divided in between all pirates (captain and first mate pay one part).
- Fresh vegetables and fruits from farmer’s market (around 20€ pp) and alcohol consumption onboard
- Restaurants, drinks and excursions on land (at least one – two meals will be on land)
Extra expenses depend on weather conditions, prices of the harbours and your personal habits, estimated between 100 – 200€ per person.
Our Sailboat Grazieba
- Ketch Endurance 44 feet (14 meter)
- 2 masts, 5 sails
- Green energy from solar panels and wind turbine
- Watermaker and water purification tank
- 4 cabins, and long teak deck to relax outside
How to get there
To make this Sailing Expedition as sustainable as possible, we highly recommend you check alternative ways of transport: come by ferry, public transport, hitchhiking, or carsharing, instead of opting straight for airplane travel. Especially if traveling less than 1000 km.
Also, consider staying a few days longer after the end of the expedition or come a few days earlier, so you’re able to visit and explore the country a bit more and make the most out of your travel.
Departure on 30 May 2022 in Vibo Marina
Airports near Vibo Marina are
Lamezia Terme – Naples – Bari
Arrival on 8 June 2022 in Otranto
Airports near Otranto are Bari, Brindisi
Connections to and from airport
Meet the Crew
We are your captain, Tommaso, and first mate, Laura, the founders of Pirates for Planet and the crew that will guide this expedition!