…greeted by the yearning cries of a seagull, the first light of day rises out of the eastern sea. Night retreats once again to give way to the winds of a new day. Voices carry far in the silence as sails rise, hands work together, steering the shimmering hull into the vast azure space of the Mediterranean. The boat picks up speed, she wants to fly. And spirits and hearts rise as they welcome golden Helios bouncing merrily on the spray…

This is what we at Turistica Il Gabbiano are dedicated to: each day to share the experience and live the essence of yachting off our magic island. With our fleet of prestigious charter yachts, large and small, monohulls and catamarans ? truly among the finest on the island ? with our 3 bases in Portorosa, San Vito Lo Capo and Catania, but especially with our multilingual personnel and professional crews we are proud to offer you the finest sailing experience on and around Sicily. Be it a charter with or without skipper and crew, whether you need advance provisioning of your yacht or a transfer service – or just professional advice and a smile, we invite you to rely on our outstanding service, crafts, expertise and, most of all, our love for sailing, for a truly unique and unforgettable yachting experience in the waters of the Island of the Gods.


We at Turistica Il Gabbiano truly love sailing. And, oh yes, we do know the waters off our beautiful island by heart: its temporary currents, unique weather conditions or simply the most beautiful hidden bays and enchanted spots. We know what it needs to experience sailing at its best. And we’d like to share this knowledge with you.

So we’d like to offer you not only our comprehensive fleet of prestigious yachts, but our expertise and organizational skills as well. Do you need to be picked up at the airport? A minibus transfer will be at your service. Would you like to start your cruise right away and not waste precious time with provisioning? Just fill out our Provision Order List and fax or e-mail it to us – and you will find your yacht stocked and ready to sail. But, most of all, we’re there to help you – be it with a special requirement, advice or simply a smile – we’re there to make your cruise in the waters of the Island of the Gods truly unforgettable.