With 115 gorgeous islands to explore, it’s no surprise that sailing is one of the best ways to experience the Seychelles. It’s also one of the most luxurious! From sleek yachts and chartered skippers to exclusive private islands, take a look at these great sailing options for your unforgettable island holiday in the Seychelles.
Charter a luxury yacht
Crewed Yacht Charters are without doubt the most luxurious way to sail the azure Indian Ocean waters. Think of it as a floating hotel where your every need is catered for by an experienced crew just for you. These all-inclusive ocean sojourns offer everything from delicious meals and air-conditioned cabins to expert guides and local insights on where to go and what to do – all while you simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Charter a bareboat yacht
For those who feel confident behind the helm, chartering your very own yacht is a great way to go. Bareboat yachts don’t come with a crew, so you’re free to go your own way – gliding along the waves going nowhere slowly, or discovering tiny, hidden islands where larger boats couldn’t get to. The beauty of a bareboat yacht is that you have the whole boat to yourself, while still living in the lap of luxury. This is a great option for honeymooners who want to get away from it all, and spend some truly special time together.
Sail with a skipper
If you’re not keen on sailing solo, but also don’t want to share your yacht with a full crew, hiring an experienced skipper is the perfect solution. Your skipper will take care of all of the sailing and navigation, so you can simply soak up the scenery and sail at your leisure. Your skipper can also help you learn the ropes, and even let you get behind the helm under his expert guidance. Your professional skipper will give you all the privacy you need, as well as local tips and recommendations to help you get the most out of your island holiday.
Flotilla family fun
A flotilla is a group of yachts that sail together under the guidance of a skippered lead yacht. This means that you get to captain your own yacht without a crew, while still having the support of an expert skipper if you need it. The best thing about flotillas are how fun they are! You’ll be floating alongside a number of other families and groups that you can socialise with along the way. This is particularly great for family trips where the kids get to make new friends aboard other yachts. It's the perfect balance of quality family time and mingling with like-minded travellers.
Splash out on a Private Island
The Seychelles are home to a number of pristine private islands famous for their untouched stretches of ivory sand, incredible coral reefs, and impressively luxurious resorts. Some islands are only accessible by helicopter from Mahé, so crowds are non-existent – it’s like having a tropical paradise all to yourself! Choose from the Inner Private Islands renowned for their lush mountains, unique granite rock faces and powder-white beaches. Or venture further to the Outer Islands, truly remote coral islands offering unrivalled opportunities to explore the crystal-clear ocean waters without interruption.
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