Explore Seychelles with NEW Bali 4.3 open space sailing catamaran!
Ideal sailing itinerary in the beautiful African archipelago.
Published by Eldin Basic BA Hons on December 4th, 2020.
As with any visit to Seychelles, your ideal starting point will be Island of Mahe. The capital Victoria is one of the smallest capitals in the World, yet it packs a punch with the amount of powerful granite mountains standing tall as a background to what is essentially a very lush and green town.
Ideal starting point to settle down following the provisioning of the boat and starting to plan your final sailing itinerary for the coming days. Apart from an obligatory drink at one of the outside terraces, some of your party may want to visit National History Museum or the Botanical Gardens. Best place for provisioning is the local market where fresh fish is easily found. Should you have a barbeque on board of your yacht, you can also pick a giant crab or increasingly protected parrot fishes.
Should you have more time, climb up the San Souci Road and sample the views of your BALI 4.3 sailing catamaran down below or in the distance, the famous Eden Island. Russian tourists may want to go further and all the way to Grand Anse beach, one of the many on the West coast of Mahe Island, and check for our next anchorage later in the day, as from here you can sample the views of Anse L’islette where Russian TV made an entertaining programme for its viewers.
The next day you will probably want to set sail for good and explore the archipelago with islands such as La Digue and Praslin. Regardless which island, bar or anchorage you hit, the sailing conditions are likely to be challenging for beginner crews, thus ensure you are safe or have a qualified and experience captain in your party. Luxury crewed yacht charter clients can rest assured that crew on board will have great experience as well as knowledge of both the archipelago and the prevailing winds, weather patterns and any tides.
When on Praslin, the beauty of the island may even be more mesmerizing than Mahe. Here you should aim for researching Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ensuring not to miss the view of rare Coco de Mer Palm which grows mostly here. Cote D’Or is the place to see in the late afternoon and evening, both for sampling the local lifestyle as well as walking around the Anse Volbert sandy beach before settling for a fine meal in one of the locals or enjoying your cockpit table with panoramic surround views of the lovely bay where you may anchor for the night.
The next day you can explore one of the many nearby islets, including Cousin, Coco, Felicite, St Pierre and Curiese where rare and at times huge Aldabra tortoises, that can grow up to 400kg and reach age of up to 200 years, are found most days. Ideal for a stay of a few days at a time, enjoying your water toys on board, snorkelling and swimming or sunbathing on deck or on one of the many sandy beaches, is the plan for the few days you are likely to stay around. Should you not have them on board, glass kayaks can be rented locally and may enable you to see more of the underwater world without diving under.
Next day, visit to La Digue is likely to be on schedule. Favourite for many, you could explore most of the island on a bicycle or a diving excursion could be arranged to explore the corral filled underwater world. Romantics amongst you may want to ensure that sunset is welcomed at Anse Severe, as it’s a lovely beach and local Bikini Bottom bar is ideal for relaxed partying without alcohol. Last but not least, most visitors to La Digue spend all day at Anse Source d’Argent which is often voted as best or most beautiful beach in the World. A long stretch of a number of bays, coves and beaches, the boulders here are some of the most photographed features anywhere.
Finally, consider chartering a yacht longer-term in the Indian Ocean, as we can arrange boat rentals up to 18 months at a time, including cross-country sailing and one way charters. Those keen to explore Les Amirantes on a sailing boat, or even Chagos islands, are welcome to enquire as we can often make special arrangements to enable you to get the ideal sailing itinerary.
With A2A YACHTING nothing is impossible and we go a long way to ensure your requirements in terms of choice of yacht and choice of final itinerary are met. At times, we can also arrange long crossings, with start in Europe or the Mediterranean and finish in Seychelles. Heading through Suez canal could be quite an experience indeed, so enquire with us about such rare possibilities, but be ready to have a healthy budget and lots of time on hand.
To book your private bareboat yacht charter in Indian Ocean or in particular around the Seychelles archipelago throughout the year, please do get in touch by filling out the enquiry form, by email, on WhatsApp or on social media.
This news refers to BALI 4.3 sailing catamaran (2019) based on Mahe Island, Seychelles.