Seychelles

Mahé, Seychelles

Sailing holidays

28 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
3
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Live out your castaway dreams

Remote, scarcely populated and all but unexplored, the many islands of the Seychelles let you live out your castaway daydreams. The Seychelles rewards intrepid sailors with strong winds, warm weather, spectacular wildlife and mesmerising scenery.

Home to our Seychelles base, the thick forests of Mahé Island hide many rare plant and animal species, including some that are found exclusively within the Seychelles. Hiking Mahé’s mountains offers rewarding views and the chance to witness remarkable and unusual wildlife, including carnivorous pitcher plants and the Seychelles’ 26 species of land-dwelling crab.

Both onshore and offshore the Seychelles are home to some rare and beautiful wildlife, and visitors can encounter giant tortoises, sea turtles and huge coconut crabs, or even swim alongside the world’s largest fish species: the magnificent whale shark. Diving and snorkelling in the Seychelles is among the very best on Earth, with the native wildlife largely unafraid of humans. Fish for tuna, sailfish and giant trevally out in the Indian Ocean or windsurf, sail, kayak or paddleboard in bathtub-warm waters. Develop a taste for adventure in this scarcely explored island chain.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Charter a yacht from our base on remote Mahé and penetrate even further into the Seychelles archipelago. Challenge yourself in the tricky sailing conditions of the Indian Ocean and enjoy exhilarating blue water sailing between distant, sparsely populated islands. On a bareboat charter holiday you can set your own itinerary – free to take in as many activities you like or simply sail on until sunset. 

Seychelles one-week bareboat

  • Luxury yachting facilities
  • Sublime splendour of La Digue
  • Turquoise water and colourful reefs
  • Snorkelling with tropical fish and turtles
  • Towering granite rock, deserted beaches
  • Aldabra giant tortoises and hawksbill turtles
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
3
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 3 destinations are our most challenging. Suitable only for confident, experienced sailors, Level 3 destinations offer long spells of open water sailing, broad tidal ranges, strong winds and remote anchorages.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Mahe (Seychelles)
January30232908NNW
February31252509NNW
March31251908NNW
April32241707ESE
May312515010SE
June292414011SE
July282311012SE
August292312013SE
September272413013SE
October28241609SE
November30231708WNW
December30232708WNW

Address

F14 Eden Plaza

Eden Marina

PO Box 1076

Mahe, Seychelles

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8.30am-5pm

Nearest airport
Seychelles International

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020 3468 6770

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 10am-5pm

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