After reading everywhere about the poor experience with Tarnav, does anyone have any better recommendations? I'm desperately looking for a nice boat trip to the islands and Stromboli at night.
PATJEN31 mentioned Navsal, but I couldn't find anything about this company.
The boat trip itself is quite good. It's the food that is a big disappointment. So get a good breakfast and pack enough to eat on board say a few sandwitches and a drink then you can eat later on stromboli reasonably especially if you leave the front and go uphill.
Why should there be anything better? As evolutionary biology teaches us, the best strategy is to be only slightly, minimally better than your competitors - never much better, that's too much an effort! Because tourists come in endless swarms, they will be fully booked even if they're mediocre, so why bother to be good!? This being said, there IS always a choice - either Tarnav or Trump's yacht. Not being a billionaire is nowadays a punishable offense, and your sentence will be mass tourism. The Eolians are well worth seeing - they know it perfectly well, you pay the price - in money & annoyance!
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