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Sustainable Sailing Expedition in South Italy: from Tropea to Otranto

Sailing from Tropea to Otranto:

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Dates

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

Sailing Route

Vibo Marina (Calabria) Italy – Otranto (Puglia) Italy
300 nautical miles

No sailing experience needed: beginner-friendly expedition

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Spots available

Still 5 spots available
Expedition will be confirmed when at least 4 pirates register

Pirates for Planet Sustainable Sailing Expeditionin South Italy from Tropea to Otranto

Sustainable Sailing Expedition in South Italy:
from Tropea to Otranto

This is our very first Sustainable Sailing Expedition in South Italy of 2022. We will start in one of the most spectacular coastal regions of Calabria, known as the Coast of the Gods. 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.

Program Onboard

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SAILING

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.

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ANCHORING

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.

PIRATE CREW

Get ready to be active! We cooperate as a crew and help with all tasks on board to keep the boat going: sailing, cooking, cleaning dishes, keeping deck and hull clean, and documenting our expedition.

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SUSTAINABLE BOATLIFE

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.

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P4P ACTIVITIES

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.

Contribution

All contributions go fully to the organization of our expeditions
and working of our association.

Shared bunk bed cabin on board our sailboat Grazieba

Shared Cabin
Bunk Bed
€500 per person

Private cabin on board our sailboat Grazieba

Private Cabin
Single Bed
€550 for one person

V-berth cabin with double bed on board our sailboat Grazieba

Private Cabin
Double Bed
€500 per person

What’s included

  • 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,…
  • Check-Out Cleaning

What’s extra

  • Fuel for the boat’s engine*
    Calculated after the trip based on engine hours.
  • Harbours*
    *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 40€ pp) and alcohol consumption onboard

    Extra expenses depend on weather conditions, prices of the harbours and your personal habits, estimated between 100 – 200€ per person.

Our sailboat Grazieba

Our Sailboat Grazieba

  • Ketch Endurance 44 feet (14 meter)
  • 2 masts, 5 sails
  • Green energy from solar panels and wind generator
  • Watermaker and water purification tank
  • 4 cabins, and long teak deck to relax outside

How to get there

Travel Consciously

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.

Airports

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

Check train/bus connections by searching on Google, Blablacar or Rome2Rio. Don’t worry, we help you find the best connection! Fill in the reservation form or contact us for any questions.

Captain and first mate, the crew onboard our sustainable sailing expeditions and founders of Pirates for Planet

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!

Pirates for Planet enjoying an aperitivo on board our Sustainable Sailing Expeditions in the Mediterranean

See you at sea!

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