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HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

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HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Hello all,

I will be travelling to Sicily in 2 weeks time (so first weekend of May) and was hoping to travel to Panarea or Salina from Milazzo on the sunday - stay the night and then travel back to the main island.

From looking at websites - it seems that there are no boats travelling at that time - is that right??

Please help!!

Thank you!!

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1. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

You will find all the schedules at:

www.usticalines.it and

www.siremar.it

What is it that you can't seem to find?

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2. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Hi GAC

I have used both these websites and it appears there are no boats on the days i am travelling. Sun 2nd May (Milazzo to Panarea/Salina) returning on Mon 3rd May. There is one boat using Usticalines but its at 21.00 and i am hoping to travel in the morning....help!!!

:)

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3. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

I don't know what your problem is. In May, there are six daily Ustica Lines hydrofoils between Milazzo and SM Salina; and two daily crossings between Milazzo and Panarea.

On Siremar, there are three daily hydrofoil and two daily car ferry crossings between Milazzo and SM Salina. For some reason, from Milazzo to Panarea, only the car ferry crossings are shown, with one daily hydrofoil on the return trip. I believe that this is a web loading error. There should ALSO be one daily Siremar hydrofoil between Milazzo and Panarea in May.

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4. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

At Ustica Lines, I see a boat at 7:20 am on Sunday from Milazzo to Panarea and two to Salina S.M., the same 7:20 am one and one at 9:30 am. The 9:30 one also calls at Salina Rinella.

Siremar has departures from Milazzo to Salina at 7:00 am, 7:05 am and 8:30 am.

Edited: 13 April 2010, 15:47
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5. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Welcome to Sicily Iza81!

Be sure to check the "Invernale Dal 16/09/2009 al 31/05/2010" schedule on Ustica Lines.

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6. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Thanks guys - sorry I think I am going a bit mad. Yes I forgot to mention I will need a car ferry. I will keep looking! Thanks

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7. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

The 7:00 or 7:05 Siremar departure is a car ferry.

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8. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Don't even think to bring a car to Panarea!!! Taking the car ferry is a perfectly fine idea if you want to get the best panoramas of the archipelago and take beautiful photos and videos.

Ustica Lines has NO CAR FERRIES. ONLY Siremar and NGI have car ferries.

www.siremar.it

www.ngi-spa.it

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9. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Thank you guys! So in that case would it better if I took a car ferry to Salina instead? I am trying to decide which island to pick - however I have taken Limpari and Volcano off the list.

Like i said - i will be travelling Sun AM to an island (via a car ferry) and returning Mon AM (via a car ferry) as we will be travelling back to Palermo to catch a flight.

The days before we will be visiting Taormino and Mt Etna

Thanks again!!

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10. Re: HELP!! - Boats from Milazzo to Panarea or Salina

Cars are not permitted on Panarea, but there are never restrictions on Salina.

aasteolie.191.it/Limitazione%20traffico/decr…

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