Filicudi, whose surface measures 9.5 square kilometers, was formerly called Phoenicodes due to the presence of large number of ferns. Steep slopes and rocky coasts characterize this small island formed by a group of craters among which the highest is “Fossa delle Felci” (773 m).
On the north side of the island, there is the harbor bay (‘la baia del porto’) with the main pier for the ferry landing, where we do not recommend anchoring since the seabed doesn’t have a good hold. But you can moor at the small floating dock with service of water, or near the buoys.
Instead, on the other side of the island — on the south coast — it is possible to anchor in a small bay after the first beach you pass when sailing westwards. Here, buoying an anchor is recommended and we as well strongly suggest anchoring at a minimum depth of 11 meters to avoid hitting the large boulders accumulated under the rocky wall of the shore.
Also on the southern shore, as an alternative to the port, you can moor among the many buoys available in front of the village of Pecorini a Mare, famous for the “Bar il Saloon” where you can enjoy an evening glass of Malvasia — typical for the island — with members of other international crews.
On the west coast of the island of Filicudi, one can admire the beautiful “Grotta del Bue” and half a mile further out you can admire the the “Montenassari” rock and “Canna”: A solitary 85 meter pillar sticking up from the interior of the deep. Here, it is possible to anchor at 12-16 meters depth, absolutely recommended during the day and preferably with a buoy given the rocky seabed. Arm yourself with a mask and fins while relaxing near the amazing backdrop.