The Seychelles are part of the Indian Ocean. The phrase ‘breathtaking paradise’ is barely sufficient to describe the porcelain white beaches, shimmering aquamarine waters and idyllic way of life associated with the Indian Ocean.
Mahe, Praslin and La Digue constitute the 3 main islands, however, this region offers more than 100 islands, islets and bays to explore. Often referred to as the original Garden of Eden, with soft, sandy beaches, fantastic coral reefs and soaring mountains, a Yacht charter in Seychelles is the perfect setting for a tropical holiday.
Lying just under 1000 miles east of Kenya, 1700 miles southwest of India and 560 miles northeast of Madagascar, the Seychelles’ 115 islands, of which 76 are coralline and the remaining granitic, enjoy a favourable climate in a zone free from cyclones.
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The Seychelles are an ideal sailing destination year-round and temperatures are warm between 25C and 30C. We recommend visiting this region during May/April or October/November, as this is when the water has great visibility - perfect for water activities - and you will also find ideal south-easterly winds averaging 10 to 20 knots. These time-periods are also dry, and not too warm or humid.
May to September is considered dry season with south-easterly trade winds. From October and until March, you can expect north-westerly trade winds of 8 to 12 knots.
You can start your Seychelles yacht charter from Praslin or Mahe (although Mahe is the most famous starting point). Sometimes, one-way charters are offered between the two islands.
This sailing region is well served by the Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), located in Mahe. If you are starting your holiday from Praslin, you can easily get a connecting flight with Air Seychelles (15 minutes), or take the ferry “Catcoco” which arrives about 200m away from the Praslin base (1-hour crossing between Mahe & Praslin). The ferry company provides a shuttle service between Mahe airport and the ferry quay in Mahe.
Yacht4Less can organise airport transfers from Praslin airport to Praslin base and from Mahe airport to Mahe base (both ways) upon request.
The official currency in Seychelles is the Roupie Seychelloise (SCR). ATMs are easily found, however, they distribute SCRs. All main Credit Cards (VISA, MASTERCARD etc.) are accepted in most places.
Spearfishing equipment and wearing camouflage are not allowed, and nudism is only permitted in specific beaches.
This sailing destination is ideal for all levels of sailors.
⚓ Day 1. Mahe Island - St. Anne Marine Park 4NM
⚓ Day 2. St. Anne Marine Park - Anse Lazio 20NM
⚓ Day 3. Anse Lazio - Curieuse Island 7NM
⚓ Day 4. Curieuse Island - Baie St. Anne 7NM
⚓ Day 5. Baie St. Anne - La Passe, La Digue 9NM
⚓ Day 6. La Passe, La Digue - Beau Vallon 26NM
⚓ Day 7. Beau Vallon - Mahe marina 12NM
⚓ Day 1. Praslin
⚓ Day 2. La Digue (6 NM)La gue (6 NM)
⚓ Day 3. Curieuse (7 NM)
⚓ Day 4. Saint Pierre → Curieuse (6 NM)
⚓ Day 5. Aride → Curieuse (12 NM)
⚓ Day 6. Cousin → Baie Sainte Anne (15 NM)
⚓ Day 7. Praslin (check out)
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