Yacht Charter in the Seychelles
Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette, Curieuse, Amirantes.
The Seychelles are located about 600 NM from
the east coast of Africa. The cruising area in the the Seychelles
is restricted to the inner islands ( the Amirantes possible upon
request only). It includes the four main islands of Mahé,
Praslin, Silhouette, La Digue and two dozen of smaller islands.
The cruising area is an unspoilt paradise... pure heaven. The
beauty of the islands will leave you breathless. Seychelles
offer all the types of yacht charter such as bareboat
crewed yacht charter, catamaran, sailboat, motoryacht and
luxury yacht charter.
The Seychelles were inhabited only 250 years ago and have been protected from mans contamination. From your yacht, you have a rare opportunity to experience what the XVIII th century seamen felt as they approached this untouched paradise. Swim among multicoloured fish in transparent waters, or visit a turtle reserve. The Seychelles offer more natural sanctuaries and maritime parks than anywhere else in the world as half the land mass is protected.
Seychelles Yacht Charter
The biggest island of the Seychelles shelters the capital Victoria and 90% of the population. Visiting Mahe means discovering its heavenly beaches and its wild south.
The yacht charter base is located in Port Victoria : 25 minutes from the Mahé airport. Many facilities including restrooms, bars, panoramic views, luggage facilities, gift shop, phone and fax services...
This Garden of Eden of 44 square kilometres is also an old nest of pirates. Its famous nature reserve of turtles and the May Valley, the only place in the world where the sea coconut grows, make it a stopping place that should not be missed. The island has some of the most beautiful beaches of the Seychelles and includes the most photographed beach in the world - Anse Lazio.
The yacht charter base is in Baie Ste Anne in Praslin is the perfect departure spot, it is in the middle of the cruising area with connections every 15 minutes from the international airport of Mahé (12 minute flights.) A magnificent bay and a traditional village are awaiting, with private pontoons (with water and electricity) and facilities including restrooms, bars, panoramic views, luggage facilities, gift shop, phone and fax services...
Famous all over the world due to its famous rounded granite lodes, the Digue is also attractive because of its peaceful insular atmosphere. Do not hesitate to be charmed by a walk in one of the most beautiful beaches of the world: Anse Source d'Argent... a magical moment!
Lying 20 km off the northwest coast of Mahe, Silhouette is the
third largest island in the archipelago. Small settlements connected
by tracks link residents who work to produce copra, cinnamon,
sugar cane and other crops. While its beaches are perfect for
swimming and snorkelling it is easy to get lost walking through
these wild and primitive forests.
Named after the ship whose captain discovered the island in 1768 Curieuse is less than a mile north of Praslin. Today covered in lush vegetation and huge takamaka trees, it once was covered with coco-de-mer palms. In an attempt to harvest them the island was set afire in 1771 and virtually all were destroyed. As a National Park it is home to common land birds and some seabirds. There is a program in place to breed giant tortoises here for reintroduction to the granitic islands.
The Amirantes Islands are the closest Outer Group Islands to Mahé, between 125 and 210 miles.. Spread over a distance of 100 miles they are part of the submarine ridge extending from Mahe south to Mauritius and Reunion. Named after Admiral Vasco da Gama, the "Ilhas do Almirante" (Admiral Islands) were discovered in 1502 on a voyage to find alternative routes to the Spice Islands.
To sail the Amirante Islands you will need a minimum of two weeks.
Boat rental bareboat Exp. Level
From 1 easy to 5 very experienced: 3/4.
We could provide a skipper service for your first day's sail from our base to familiarise the crew with the boat.
Boat rental seasons
- From May to October, almost constant winds blow south easterly with clear skies.
- The winds drop in November and give way to north-westerly.
- The south-easterly wind pattern returns in April. In between these two periods of south-easterly and north-westerly winds there are two short periods of calm or light winds.
- April and May are the sunniest months with a daily average of 7h50' to 8h20' of sun.
- These slight climate changes barely affect the temperature, which remains between 28° to 32°C, both air and sea.
- No hurricane season in the Seychelles, winds rarely exceed speeds of 30 knots.
Perfect sea and weather conditions for the boat rental year round. The archipelago, which is under the influence of really strong winds, is dominated by a distinctive system consisting of two monsoons separated by a month of variable weather: the inter-season.
International airport of Mahe (SEZ) : several flights per week from Europe.
National airport of Praslin : Daily flights from Mahé
every 15 minutes, time of way 12 minutes.
English, French, Creole.
Seychelles Rupee: (Approx 0,20 € = 1RS).
Time lag: +3h in winter / +2h in summer.
Formalities: Valid Passport.
In each island of Seychelles, the visitors will have to pay a tourist local tax to regulate on the spot.
– Mahé, 7-day itinerary (north-west winds).
– Mahé, 7-day itinerary (south-east winds).
8-day itinerary (north-west winds).
8-day itinerary (south-east winds).
Monohull Bareboat Fleet
Catamaran Bareboat Fleet
Luxury yacht charter