Sailing holidays in Seychelles

Sailing holidays in Seychelles

The Ultimate Guide to Seychelles Yacht Charters

A complete yacht rental guide that has everything you need to know about your next sailing holidays in Seychelles.

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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Sailing Holidays in a glance

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.

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. 

Best time to sail in Seychelles & weather conditions

The Seychelles are an ideal sailing destination year-round and temperatures are warm between 25C and 30C.

We recommend visiting this region during April-May 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 the dry season with south-easterly trade winds. From October and until March, you can expect north-westerly trade winds of 8 to 12 knots.

Where to start your Seychelles boat charter from & how to get there

You can start your sailing yacht or catamaran charter from Mahe or Praslin (although Praslin 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.

Seychelles Boating Holiday Tips

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.

Don't worry if you are a first time sailor or you planned a family sailing holiday. This sailing destination is ideal for all levels of sailors and vacation types.

Recommended 7-day Sailing Itinerary from Mahe 

⚓ 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

Recommended 7-day Sailing Itinerary from Praslin

⚓ 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)

Prices: How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Seychelles?

It depends. There are many factors that can shape a yacht charter cost. Find below the cheapest yacht charter prices in Seychelles today:

*disclaimer: Be aware that the prices change instantly every minute and there may be slightly cheaper boat listings.


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