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Getting Around -- To book hydrofoil or ferry rides, head for the office of Siremar (tel. 090-986016; www.siremar.it) along the harbor road at the port and easy to spot. Siremar offers year-round boat trips from Stromboli to Naples at 38€ to 48€ per person. Boats arrive from Milazzo from April to September only. From July to September, it's possible to book hydrofoil tickets on Ustica Lines (tel. 090-9287821; www.usticalines.it) from Stromboli direct to Naples for 57€ to 62€ per person one-way.

Although several agencies at the port hawk deals ranging from cruises to boat trips, Sabbia Nera, Via Marina (tel. 090-986390; www.sabbianerastromboli.com), is the most reliable. From Easter to September, it's open daily 9am to 1pm and 3 to 7pm. Boat rentals for tours around Stromboli begin at 140€ a day (fuel extra). You can also rent a scooter here for 20€ a day (fuel extra). The staff can arrange guided boat excursions to Vulcano; the cost is 30€ per person. Guided excursions to Panarea cost 45€ per person. The excursion to Filicudi and Alicudi costs 85€ per person. The agency can also book boat trips around Stromboli, calling at Ginostra and Strombolicchio. Trips last 3 hours and cost 20€ per person. Trips at night to see Sciara del Fuoco last 2 hours and cost 25€ per person. Most of these excursions leave from the beach at Ficogrande.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.