Tour code: 6099ISLANDS
Discover the Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from Taormina. Journey to each island by motorboat, exploring the local shops at your leisure or taking a cool dip in the sea. Afterward, cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano and enjoy a light dinner aboard your boat. Keep your eyes peeled for the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, known to light up the sky with its jet-like eruptions. After a full day of touring the UNESCO-listed islands, you will return to Taormina. 


  • Day trip from Taormina to Panarea and Stromboli in the Aeolian Archipelago
  • Leave Taormina by coach and travel by motorboat around the UNESCO-listed islands
  • Enjoy free time to explore the tiny island of Panarea
  • Spend time at leisure on Stromboli island and discover black lava-sand beaches
  • See Stromboli’s volcanic activity at Sciara del Fuoco from a viewpoint on the water

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Use your free time in Panarea to swim in one of my favorite bays, Cala Junco; it’s a natural sea swimming pool and one of the most scenic spots on the island! On Stromboli, have a browse around the shops and look out for the local capers (capperi di Stromboli) – worth buying to take home!

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What You Can Expect

Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

Admire the Stromboli Volcano from the sea!

Hop aboard your coach in Taormina and travel north to the Port of Milazzo. After roughly an hour’s ride, board your motorboat and glide through the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Panarea, nestled in the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago.

Enjoy time to explore the small, scenic island at your leisure. Wander the local shops in the whitewashed village, try the island fare at a café or take in views of the water from the beach.

Afterward, reunite with your host and head across the water to Stromboli, named after its active volcano. Check out the black lava-sand beach and soak up additional free time to roam the village. Then, enjoy a light dinner back on your boat as the sun sets.

Top off your trip with an evening boat ride around the island to see Stromboli’s volcano in action. Head to a clear spot to view the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, where you'll witness bright, liquid lava explode into the night sky. Small eruptions typically occur every 30 minutes, so be sure to have your camera ready.

After a full day of sightseeing, you will be returned to Taormina.


Please note: The listed price does not include a 1.50 euro eco tax, payable on leaving the Port of Milazzo. The fee is required by the port and is not within our control.

Customer Reviews

andrei nicolae g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I liked very much this trip. Panarea so rustic. Stromboli impressive. I 'met' Ingrig Bergman there...!

Aleksandar B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I made this tour just yesterday and really loved it. Yes it is rather crowded, but if you want to be on your own, the guide gives you the possibility while directing you to good spots. I did so and it was really wonderful: this is a really charming part of the world and the weather was great, can you ask for more?

Patrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Beautiful day trip. Water around Stromboli and Panarea was such an incredible BLUE color. Enjoyed seeing the volcanic eruptions on Stromboli at night.

Shirley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely boat trip to Panarea where we had a lovely lunch and free time to wander before going back on the boat to Stromboli where we chose to swim then explore have a drink and back to the boat for supper of pasta with tuna wine and bread.We then sailed to a vantage point to watch Stromboli in action plenty of smoke and steam and minor eruptions. Throughout the tour our guide Greta was a delight keeping us fully informed and sharing her extensive knowledge.

marlene s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very good and the guide was excellent

Aybike Turkey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

YOU MUST DO IT! We had great time. Stromboli: Swimming by the side of an active volcano. Black sandy beaches. Warm sea water. Panarea: Lovely small town. Beautiful beach. We loved it. Just for your information: Get yourself ready for a pretty long, exhausting journey. You start by bus and go on by ship. And the same all the way back. The ship was so crowded and in my opinion over loaded. That was the only complaint we had. But it is worth it. Most people got seasick. Keep some nausea medicine with you. If you are planning to swim, do not waste time at lunch in Panarea. If I had known that the beach was so great I would have brought some lunch with me not to waste time at the pizzeria. I reccomend this tour to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a fantastic day out. It's a long day and pretty tiring, but really worth it for the easy opportunity to see these islands. Panarea is a beautiful island with a nice little village. While there, we chose to eat at the restaurant called Antonio's, as recommended by our tour guide, and had a really nice meal. We thought the village on Stromboli was less picturesque and there was less to see there, but the really good part was afterwards when the boat pulls out and gives you the chance to see the sunset and the explosions of the volcano. Unfortunately there were no spectacular explosions when we went, but the weather conditions were great and the sunset was awesome. We were knackered at the end of the day and didn't get back to our hotel until around midnight - but it was well worth it.

Anikó V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything was perfect!

Harold D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Super trip and great value but a little too long.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Panarea can be called the first step toward Heaven; Now you know how it is - each with his heaven :)
An oasis of tranquility, discretion, beauty, in the midst of the sea ...
Do not miss a meal at Da Francesco! The food absolutely exquisite, tasteful, refined and the service outstanding. If you add the nice view to the sea, you have a wonderful day. Sorry I spent just a few hours ...
Stromboli, fascinated me in the middle of the night when he offered a fascinating eruption of the volcano, with lava like trying to color the sea in red..

Is "a must do" , this trip .

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