All guests aboard each boat must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the charter. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Bahamian Government requires all visitors to obtain a Health Visa for entry into the Bahamas.
These Cruises Require Proof of a Covid-19 Vaccine
(There are no exceptions. All passengers must be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus)
...not as a tourist, but as an exclusive guest onboard a mega yacht!
Everyone deserves this type of mega yacht sailing experience at some point in their lives, but few can afford it until now. ASA is giving you an opportunity to join us on this unique, and unforgettable, sailing vacation.
Day 1 (Arrival Day): Saturday
Meet at The Hotel La Darsena in Scarlino
Meeting in the late morning at the Hotel La Darsena in Scarlino. We will have lunch at the marina and then, under “Admiral” Mila’s guidance, go for our provisioning.
Check-in on the yachts in the afternoon and estimated departure time of 17:00 hours. We sail to the beautiful port of Porto Azzurro, where we will spend the night and go for dinner at our favorite restaurant on the waterfront. For dessert, we can walk over to Sub Zero for a decadent gelato. You will not regret these extra calories.
Day 2: Sunday
Sail to Portoferraio
We are in Italy with its “Dolce Far Niente” philosophy and, therefore, we will leave leisurely for a nice sail to Portoferraio, with a stop along the way for some swimming and lunch on board. Look out for the ferry ship painted in Batman theme.
You will have the opportunity to visit this charming town and see how Napoleon lived in exile here. Legend has it that some of his soldiers are still waiting for his return...
Dinner in one of the many excellent ristorantes or trattorias...
Day 3: Monday
Island of Capraia
We drop the lines in Portoferraio and leave its scenic harbor for a 24NM crossing to the national park island of Capraia, where we will overnight in its beautiful little fishing port.
Shake off your sea legs and walk up to the old fortress that dominates the harbor. You will have earned your dinner and bottle of wine at one of the local
Day 4: Tuesday
Cala del Moreto
After a restful night, we will sail along the coast of Capraia and anchor for a swim at its southernmost point in the Cala del Moreto. There are some very interesting geological phenomena here and you can even see French Corsica in the distance. We then cross back to Elba and sail to Marciana Marina, a lovely small port, west of Portoferraio, where we will stay an extra day.
Dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Day 5: Wednesday
Village of Marciana
Taxis or small vans will bring us to the medieval village of Marciana in the mountains above the port. After a refreshment, off we go for a short walk to the base station of the funky cable car that will bring us on top of Monte Cappanne. Bring a sweater of a fleece to keep you warm. At 1,019 m (3,343 ft), it can get a bit chilly here, especially if the clouds move in, but it is definitely worth the ride.
Day 6: Thursday
Marina to Punta Ala
Time to head back to the mainland. We cross from Marciana Marina to Punta Ala at the entrance of the Bay of Follonica, about 25NM.
Dinner on shore.
Day 7: Friday
I know, it is sad, but Friday has arrived, and we have to return to our base in nearby Scarlino. Let’s make the best of it and let’s sail as much as we can in the Bay of Follonica before returning to the docks. If there is no wind, we can always enjoy some last swimming from the boats or at a nearby beach.
Monohull Cabin (single or double)
Catamaran Cabin (single or double)
Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila have been organizing sailing flotillas with the American Sailing Association for since 2009 and have introduced many sailors and non-sailors to fascinating destinations in the Mediterranean and the Seychelles.
They know the sailing waters and show participants places that many tourists
do not know. They put a very heavy emphasis on safety while ensuring that all participants go home with fun and unforgettable vacation memories.
Jean, a native of Belgium, lives with Mila, his Peruvian-born wife, in Florida. He holds a USCG 100T Master license and teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 114 and 118 in Florida and the Mediterranean.
- To book this trip, a 50% deposit is required, of which $150.00 is non- refundable. The balance will be due 45 days prior to departure
- Participants will need to adhere to all health, safety and travel regulations in place at the time of the event.
- Participants MUST have an international travel policy in place with a cancellation “for any reason” clause.
- If the charter has to be cancelled due to a government mandate or for any other reason beyond our control, a voucher will be issued for the following year.
- Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and sea conditions.
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