Despite how easily we can all see the beauty of Seychelles from land, the view of Seychelles by sea is simply not one to be missed.
The unspoilt natural diversity of our islands’ landscape can truly be appreciated as you move from the granitic inner islands with the smooth boulders and grand rock formations of extraordinary shapes to the coralline outer islands with their magnificent atolls, rich reefs and turquoise lagoons.
Anchoring just off the coast is a pleasure for skippers and owners alike and the numerous sheltered bays provide a broad choice of safe locations for overnight stays. The tropical climate is such that the calmest period to visit is November to April whilst the South East Trade Winds from May to October provide the perfect sailing conditions.
Seychelles’ immigration regulations and port clearance procedures also facilitate hassle-free passage of yachts between islands, and Mahe provides all the facilities required for berthing and maintenance.
A minute with Capt. Khan & Capt. Mather
What do you love most about yachting in Seychelles?
Capt. K: Besides being a picturesque destination with warm and friendly people, Seychelles offers some of the best diving and fishing in the Indian Ocean if not the world.
Capt. M: It is a beautiful destination and one that is ideal for Cruising with a broad spectrum of activities and cruising options. There are some pristine secluded and private anchorages; the outer islands are just amazing to visit; some of the best diving and fishing on the planet to offer.
For you, what qualities/facilities make Seychelles a luxury yachting destination?
Capt. K: Eden Island marina offers top of the range berthing facilities in a safe and secure environment. Bunker quality and facilities offered by Seychelles Petroleum is probably the best in the region. Besides this, the Port and Customs Authorities are easy to deal with.
Capt. M: The Eden Island Marina is a well-run and managed marina with friendly staff.
What do your passengers appreciate most about yachting in Seychelles?
Capt. K: The tranquillity is probably the most appreciated commodity guests look for. Needless to say the easy going lifestyle and our creole food are very much appreciated by our guests.
Capt. M: The privacy it provides, the endless beauty of the Islands, the unbelievable diving and the fishing.
Top 5 places in Seychelles for an overnight stay?
Capt. K: Curieuse Bay is probably the best all-weather anchorage of all followed by Anse Lazio Bay, Grand Anse La Digue, Alphonse & Bijoutier and finally Beau Vallon & Anse Du Ris Area
Capt. M: North Island, La Digue, Praslin, Intendence, Alphonse Island