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Stunning scenery in this unspoilt paradise, ideal for more experienced sailors looking for a change from the Caribbean.

Huge granite rocks polished by the waves, giant palm trees, turquoise inlets fringed by lush green takamakas shading white sandy beaches. This is the paradise of the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean "1,000 miles from anywhere". The easy going lifestyle of the local population makes this an idyllic holiday destination.

The 43 Inner Islands which are mostly granitic, cluster mainly around the larger islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. These protected inner islands offer reliable winds and plenty of idyllic anchorages, with superb diving and snorkelling on coral reefs and fascinating nature reserves ashore.

The cosmopolitan Seychellois are a colourful blend of different races, cultures and religions. At different times in its history, people of African, European and Asian origin have come to Seychelles, contributing to the way of life and to the vibrant Seychellois culture.

Seychelles Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Anse Lazio beach

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    Giant Turtle

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    Mahe

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    Anse Madge

    Sailing holidays in the Seychelles

    • Emirates have flights to Mahe via Dubai
    • Travel back in time on La Digue-ox carts are the main mode of transport!
    • Anse Source D'Argent-one of the world's most photographed beaches
    • Snorkel at Baie Laraie with an abundance of hump head parrotfish
    • Long distances between the main islands but inner island well protected
    • Level 3 sailing
    • Average temperatures of around 26-28 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Dining is mostly onboard or at one of the private resorts
    • Mostly anchorages in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible
  • 1 Wk Nov-Apr

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in the Seychelles for Nov-Apr (Northwest winds)

    DAY 1 : Praslin

    Embark at Baie Sainte Anne on Praslin. Don't leave the island without a visit to Vallee de Mai, home of the unique Coco de Mer palm.

    DAY 2 : La Digue (6nm)

    Anchor at Petite or Grande Anse and rent a bike to visit this beautiful island with its white tracks winding under tall palm trees, fine white sand beaches and large polished rocks.

    DAY 3 : Curieuse (7nm)

    Sail around Marianne and Félicité. Anchorage on the west coast of Grande Soeur for lunch. Unforgettable snorkelling at Cocos Islands. Go to Curieuse and anchor for the night in Baie Laraie on the east coast. Curieuse, part of the Marine National Park is the home of hundred or so giant turtles, you cannot miss them.

    DAY 4 : St Pierre (6nm)

    Sail to St Pierre islet, a mass of rounded rocks crowned with a clump of tall palms swaying gently in the wind, typical and superb scenery of the Seychelles. Excellent spot for snorkelling with magnificent underwater scenery. Go back to Baie Laraie for the night.

    DAY 5 : Aride (12nm)

    Aride Island is a conservation area and a haven for a wide variety of seabirds, unique vegetation and rare land birds. The ten species of breeding seabird include the rare roseate tern and the red tailed tropicbird. The world's largest colony of lesser noddy, more than 200,000 couples nest there. Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Back to Baie Laraie for the night.

    DAY 6 : Cousin (15nm)

    Cousin Island is a nature reserve and bird sanctuary with rare species and some giant turtles. Less than 800 meters in diameter, the island can be visited from Tuesday to Friday. Go to Baie Sainte Anne on Praslin for the night.

    DAY 7 : Praslin (10nm)

    Explore the coast of Praslin. Stunning beaches make this a great place to relax and the smaller surrounding islands are very close. Return to Baie Sainte Anne.

    Seychelles November-April 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • 1 Wk May-Oct

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in the Seychelles for May-Oct (Southeast winds)

    DAY 1 : Curieuse (7nm)

    Embark at Baie Sainte Anne on Praslin. Short sail to Curieuse in the afternoon. Anchor for the night in Baie Laraie on the east coast. Curieuse, part of the Marine National Park is the home of hundred or so giant turtles, you cannot miss them.

    DAY 2 : St Pierre (6nm)

    Sail to St Pierre islet, a mass of rounded rocks crowned with a clump of tall palms swaying gently in the wind, typical and superb scenery of the Seychelles. Excellent spot for snorkelling with magnificent underwater scenery. Go back to Baie Laraie for the night.

    DAY 3 : St Anne National Marine Park (28nm)

    This marine park covers 6 islands off the coast of Mahe and is one of the most important nesting sites from Hawksbill turtles. Great Snorkelling. Anchor at Anse Cimetiere.

    DAY 4 : Port Launay (13nm)

    Visit the picturesque market place at Victoria, the capital on Mahe in the morning. Good opportunity for fresh provisioning. Sail to quiet Port Launay for the night.

    DAY 5 : La Digue (35nm)

    The south east coast of La Digue provides excellent moorings in deep coves, behind a coral reef near the shore. Petite Anse or Grande Anse are perfect for anchorage, lovely white sand beaches separated from each other by rocky spurs, backed by steep rocks.

    DAY 6 : La Digue

    Spend the day exploring La Digue. Relax on the picture-postcard beaches or visit Union Estate, where they grow vanilla.

    DAY 7 : Praslin (10nm)

    Anchor south of Cocos Islands for some unforgettable snorkelling. The a short sail back to Baie Sainte Anne for a visit to the Vallée de Mai, home to the Coco de Mer palm.

    Seychelles May-October 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in the Seychelles

    The Seychelles offer ideal sailing conditions throughout the year but there are 2 distinct seasons. From November to April north-westerly trade winds blow around 10 knots with calm seas but it generally feels more hot and humid. The wet season is December to February. From May to October the dry southeast tradewinds give cooler temperatures and a constant 20 knot winds.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Mahe, Seychelles

    Emirates have flights to Mahe via Dubai. If chartering from Praslin you can get an onward flight from Mahe with Air Seychelles (15 minute flight) or take the ferry which leaves Mahe 2 or 3 times each day and takes one hour to Praslin.

    Transfers

    Transfers take approximately 15 minutes from Mahe airport to base and 20 minutes from Praslin airport to base. 

"Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better. "

St Vincent 2017 - M.M

Seychelles Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Praslin and Mahe Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtBali 4.8 - 5 cab.(2023)Bali Catspace(2023)Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 - 4 cab.(2023)Lagoon 450 F - 4 + 2 cab.(2018)Lagoon 46 - 4 cab.(2023)Lagoon 52 F - 5 + 2 cab.(2018)
Dates5 cabins/5WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/2WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC5 cabins/5WC
01 Jan-07 Jan16000101909448120001350517143
08 Jan-14 Jan9762540057626362823810457
15 Jan-21 Jan9762540057626362823810457
22 Jan-28 Jan9762540057626362823810457
29 Jan-04 Feb9762540057626362823810457
05 Feb-11 Feb1440091718505108001215215429
12 Feb-18 Feb1440091718505108001215215429
19 Feb-25 Feb1440091718505108001215215429
26 Feb-04 Mar128007133756284001080013714
05 Mar-11 Mar128007133756284001080013714
12 Mar-18 Mar128007133756284001080013714
19 Mar-25 Mar128007133756284001080013714
26 Mar-01 Apr128007133756284001080013714
02 Apr-08 Apr1440091718505108001215215429
09 Apr-15 Apr1440091718505108001215215429
16 Apr-22 Apr1440091718505108001215215429
23 Apr-29 Apr1440091718505108001215215429
30 Apr-06 May9762540057626362823810457
07 May-13 May9762540057626362823810457
14 May-20 May9762540057626362823810457
21 May-03 Jun896250955295600075629600
04 Jun-10 Jun896250955295600075629600
11 Jun-17 Jun896250955295600075629600
18 Jun-24 Jun896250955295600075629600
25 Jun-01 Jul896250955295600075629600
02 Jul-08 Jul9762540057626362823810457
09 Jul-15 Jul9762540057626362823810457
16 Jul-22 Jul9762540057626362823810457
23 Jul-29 Jul11362611467057200959012171
30 Jul-05 Aug11362611467057200959012171
06 Aug-12 Aug11362611467057200959012171
13 Aug-19 Aug11362611467057200959012171
20 Aug-26 Aug672442763971503856767200
27 Aug-02 Sep672442763971503856767200
03 Sep-16 Sep672442763971503856767200
17 Sep-23 Sep672442763971503856767200
24 Sep-30 Sep672442763971503856767200
01 Oct-14 Oct144007133756284001080013714
15 Oct-28 Oct144007133756284001080013714
29 Oct-11 Nov144007133756284001080013714
12 Nov-26 Nov144007133756284001080013714
27 Nov-03 Dec672442763971503856767200
04 Dec-10 Dec672442763971503856767200
11 Dec-17 Dec672442763971503856767200
18 Dec-31 Dec16000101909448120001350517143

Outboard for tender, bedlinen & towels, and snorkel gear included.

Yachts from Praslin andMahe

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit €2500- €9000. Non refundable deposit on request.

COMPULSORY EXTRAS:

End Cleaning, Monohulls; up to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240

Catamarans; up to 40' €235, 41' to 45' €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and over €310

Starter Pack and fees: €70

 
Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras: (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin. Catamarans 48' and over; €1330/week + food and drink + own cabin

 

ONE-WAYS:On request

 

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.