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Tropea Mar - Mini Crociere Isole Eolie
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Journey690850 wrote a review Oct 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
An all round great experience, I actually went on the trip twice while I was on holiday. The boat itself was comfortable and not too crowded. They had both Italian and English speaking tour guides on the boat which was very helpful. Thank you to Tropea Mar for two wonderful trips!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Denise Elena D wrote a review Jul 2018
Predeal, Romania9 contributions3 helpful votes
A boat trip which is a little bit expensive for what offers. For going to the first island and coming back it takes 6 hours and visiting the islands just 4, so the 12 hours trip is actually a 4 hour trip and a waste of time. Do not go.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Julie B wrote a review Aug 2017
Bailly-Romainvilliers, France3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were on a boat named "Sarah", a little bit crowded but if you manage to be there 20 mn before the departure, you can get great seats. Be aware that the trip is quite long. Close to 3 hours to reach the first island, Vulcano. So if you are seasick, don't do this trip. You will stay one hour there, which is very short. You can either enjoy a sulfur bath for 3€ (and a shower for 1) or going to the beach for free. The second Island is Lipari, very nice but there is no beach around and it was a little tough because we went around in circles for 2 hours in the village. Don't make a picnic and enjoy a lunch in a restaurant. (You will stay 2 hours in Lipari). The last Island was our favorite one: Stromboli. Pretty impressive to be on a black sandy beach, with a smoking volcano right above us! The color of the sea is wonderful. We really enjoyed this place. If you're brave enough, you should take the Stromboli trip, you climb on the top of the volcano to admire its eruption at night, because this Island is the best part of the excursion.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from DirezioneTropeaMar, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tropea Mar - Mini Crociere Isole Eolie
Responded 18 Aug 2017
Dear Guest, We want to thank you for the time you spent to write this review as it is an important resource for us to improve. We very much appreciate your comments regarding the trip to the three Islands Vulcano Lipari and Stromboli as they are an important resource for us in order to improve. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular experience that Stromboli offers, and we hope that you can complete your experience on the Island as the beauty that it offers is undeniable. We are sorry to hear that the boat trip didn’t meet your expectations. The time spent on the Islands is well studied in order to give the passengers enough time to enjoy their beauty. We are sorry to hear that you feel that your time on Lipari wasn't well spent, as we, through our ticket agency, always recommend clients to either relax on the nearby beach or alternatively to hire a scooter in order to explore the little town. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be more ejoyable than this one, we will take in consideration your complaints and hope to show you our improvements next time. Waiting for your next visit, Happy summer! Sincerely, Direzione Tropeamar
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Emma W wrote a review Aug 2017
Woking22 contributions5 helpful votes
We were delighted to get tickets for a trip to panarea and stromboli by night. Both locations were amazing and we saw magma and smoke bursting from the volcano (Incredible & even teenagers very impressed) and a meteor shower on the way home. However......should have checked the reviews on this one. Lots of other companies doing similar trips. All had faster boats. Our journey time was far longer, I think because the boat was overloaded with some people not finding seats. Although we were all counted on at the first embarkation, there was no further ticket checking or head counting and it is very easy to see how in other reviews people were left behind. Made me wonder a little more about safety. The other boats all had covered top decks though. Better for sun protection, but without the cover we saw the meteor shower and probably got better views of the volcano. If I went again I would check journey times. We were late back and almost missed our bus connection to hotel. Despite all the above the trip is incredible.....shop around for boat operators....
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from DirezioneTropeaMar, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tropea Mar - Mini Crociere Isole Eolie
Responded 18 Aug 2017
Dear Guest, We want to thank you for the time you spent to write this review as it is an important resource for us to improve. We very much appreciate your comments regarding the trip to Panarea&Stromboli by night, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Islands and all the beautiful views that they give us. We are sorry to hear that the boat trip didn’t meet your expectations. The speed of the boat depends on its size, and it being one of the biggest and most stable ones, offering to the customers the possibility to enjoy the Islands in total security. Therefore we must respect certain speed limits so that we can guarantee the safety of all passengers. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as ejoyable as the previous one, and we will take in consideration your complaints and hope to show our improvements next time. Waiting for your next visit, Happy summer! Sincerely, Direzione Tropeamar
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Sechari wrote a review Apr 2017
London, United Kingdom27 contributions19 helpful votes
Man, I really should've checked the reviews on this one. So we thought we were lucky to book a boat trip to the eolian islands before the beginning of May. Unfortunately, the book was completely overbooked, there weren't enough seats for everyone, and as a result the boat was slowed down significantly. This means that we spent a lot of time on sea (where getting a seat was a struggle), and very little time on Stromboli and Lipari. Vulcano was cancelled due to the boat being too slow to reach it in time and get back to Tropea before sunset. When we were told (both in German and Italian - no English!) it was made out to be a technical issue that no one could've predicted or prevented. Ridiculous.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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