Catamarans are the ideal and the preferred choice of yacht for a Seychelles bareboat yacht charter. Because catamarans have a shallow draft you can go and cruise and anchor in areas that monohulls can’t get into. The draft on catamaran varies from 1 to 4 feet depending on the size of the cat, allowing sailors to explore all the islands in the Seychelles.
Mahé, is an excellent starting point to explore over 100 islands with a Seychelles bareboat yacht. Surrounded by three National Marine Parks, this exotic yacht cruising ground is abundant with coral reefs, wildlife and pristine white-sand beaches. Visit the capital of Seychelles, Victoria, for colonial charm and shopping.
Seychelles present excellent cruising grounds with well protected harbours and anchorages. Most bareboat yacht charterers cruise between Mahe and La Digue, the island group of Praslin and Coco Islands. Seychelles offer excellent winds throughout the year. The winter months consistently have NW winds between 10-15 knots, while the summer months produce SE winds between 20-25 knots and choppier seas. Short time periods during the fall and spring seasons offer less consistent winds.
Main Harbor: Port Victoria
Airport: Seychelles International Airport (SEZ)
Currency: Rupee(SCR), US Dollar, Euro
Languages: Creole, English and French
How to Get There: The main international airport is on Mahé. The airport is served by airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Air Mauritius and Air Seychelles.
Air Seychelles fly to and from Johannesburg on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and this is the fastest and cheapest available flight.
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Seychelles Bareboat Sailing Route (suggested)
DAY 1: MAHE
Departure to Ste Anne Marine Park, snorkeling and swimming in the National Park. Night mooring south of Ste Anne Island – National Marine Park – 10$/€ per person/24H.
DAY 2: LA DIGUE
Visit La Digue Island by bicycle : lunch at “Chez Jules” – Anse Banane, Culture and Tradition at Union Estate – 4$/€ per person. Discover the picturesque beach of “Source d’Argent”. Night anchorage at Anse Volbert – Praslin. Traditional music and Creole food depending on day of the week
DAY 3: FELICITE ISLAND
Surface streams provide fresh water and so this rich island is covered in luxuriant and verdant vegetation. This is an ideal place to stop if you like the sound of breathtaking walks around the spectacular mountainous terrain.
DAY 4: GRANDE SOEUR ISLAND
Sailing to Grande Soeur Island. Visit the wild and unspoiled east coast beach. Landing fees including taxi boat: 25$/23€ per person. Night anchorage in gorgeous Anse Coco – La Digue Island.
DAY 5: VALLEE DE MAI PRASLIN
Praslin, is the second largest island in the Seychelles, and home to one of the world’s most exquisite beaches; Anse Lazio. Here you will also find the rare ‘Coco de Mer’ Palm as well as rare birds such as the fruit pigeon and the black parrot.
DAY 6: ILE ARIDE
Take a guided tour around this vast breeding ground and if you’re fortunate, see one of the rare Seychelles Magpie Robins.
DAY 6: COUSIN ISLAND
Visit the bird sanctuary: five endemic species, lizards and nesting birds. Landing fees including taxi boat: 30$/25€. Quick lunch on board and either make a last stop at Ile au Cerf and head back to Mahe Island. Enjoy dinner at the La Perle Noire Restaurant, Maria’s Rock Cafe Restaurant or Marie Antoinette Restaurant
DAY 7: MAHE
Disembarkation and transfer to Mahe International airport.
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