Sailing serene shores

With 43 granite islands and 72 low coralline cays and atolls to explore, sailing the Seychelles offers a veritable Garden of Eden. From serene shores to champagne-hued sands, deserted tropical islands to luxury yachting facilities, this exotic cruising ground reveals a world of breathtaking beauty.

An idyllic combination of safe moorings, easy island hopping and exhilarating open-water sailing, your Mahé bareboat sailing holiday offers a sliver of heaven on earth.

Seychelles itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • 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
Day 1

Eden Marina to St. Anne Marine Park

The day's sailing

0.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Your first day of sailing takes you from the luxurious yachting facilities of our base at Eden Marina to St. Anne Marine Park. You’ll skirt the southwestern coast of Ile au Cerf as you head for the dazzling turquoise waters and colourful reefs of St. Anne Marine Park. Explore the largest area of seagrass meadows in the granitic islands and keep your eyes peeled for green turtles, hawksbill turtles and bottlenose dolphins cruising in the water.

Day 2

St. Anne Marine Park to Anse Lazio

The day's sailing

3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Point your bow north and enjoy a few hours of exhilarating open-water sailing. You’re headed toward Anse Lazio on the northwest of Praslin Island. Nestled in the heart of a large turquoise bay and crowned by powder fine white sand, Anse Lazio has been consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the world. Relax on the stunning sand or snorkel with turtles around the rocks at either end of the beach.

Discover Anse Lazio

Snorkel with turtles

Walk the narrow paths to the left side of the beach and you’ll find a quiet collection of small bays offering snorkellers excellent visibility of tropical fish and turtles.

Suggested lunch spots

Stop by Cousin Island to enjoy lunch on the beach. This protected nature reserve is home to Aldabra giant tortoises and hawksbill turtles.

Day 3

Anse Lazio to Curieuse Island/Anse Volbert

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today you’ll sail east along Praslin’s northern coast for Anse Volbert, stopping along the way at Curieuse Island. This designated marine national park is one of only two places in the world where you’ll find the intriguing coco de mer palm. Set aside some time to explore the large hawksbill turtle rookery on the island.

Discover Curieuse Island

Sea turtles and fascinating ruins

Walk the trail through thick mangrove forest between Baie Laraie and Anse José and you’ll spot the ruins of a leper colony, a fascinating museum and beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs.

Suggested lunch spots

Moor at Baie Laraie and head ashore to enjoy lunch in the company of magnificent Adabra giant tortoises.

Day 4

Curieuse Island/Anse Volbert to Baie St. Anne

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Continue east along Praslin’s coast, passing stunningly beautiful and secluded Anse La Blague, one of the longest beaches on Praslin. You’ll follow the gentle curve of the coast and turn east into Baie St. Anne, a lovely bay crowned by a sleepy little town of the same name spread attractively along the waterfront. The town is filled with shops, restaurants and bars, as well as the scenic Anse Madge beach, an ideal place to relax.

Discover Baie St. Anne

Eco delights

Follow the road north to the eco resort overlooking the mouth of the bay. Sip a cocktail on the beach or enjoy the views from the bar’s raised decking.

Suggested lunch spots

Stop at deserted Sister Island to enjoy a traditional Creole barbecue lunch, explore the coconut plantation, relax on the beach and snorkel the colourful reefs.

Day 5

Baie St. Anne to La Passe, La Digue

The day's sailing

1 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

Today you’ll head away from Praslin, past the tiny island of Ile Ronde out into the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, heading for little La Passe on the island of La Digue. With just a handful of souvenir shops dotting the jetty and no cars to contend with, tiny, charming La Passe feels like you’ve stepped back in time.

Discover La Passe

Step back in time

Enjoy the relaxed pace of life on a traditional ox cart tour and explore the island’s pretty bays and deserted beaches.

Suggested lunch spots

Eat a peaceful picnic lunch on idyllic Ile aux Cocos. Snorkel with colourful fish around the coral reefs or sunbathe on the beautiful white sand beach.

Day 6

La Passe, La Digue to Beau Vallon, Mahé

The day's sailing

4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

From the sublime splendour of La Digue, you’ll enjoy four hours of blue water sailing as you head back to beautiful Mahé. Point your bow in the direction of Beau Vallon, on Mahé’s northwest coast. Low key and quiet, Beau Vallon still offers an array of facilities and is known for its diving and snorkelling, thanks to its clear waters and coral reefs.

Discover Beau Vallon

Local bazaar

Head to Beau Vallon’s bazaar for local food and souvenirs on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Suggested lunch spots

Enjoy lunch on the small, secluded beach of Anse Major. Embraced by giant granite rocks, this picture-perfect beach is perfect for snorkelling or relaxing on the white sand.

Day 7

Beau Vallon to Eden Marina

The day's sailing

2 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Snorkelling Snorkelling
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Turtle watching Turtle watching
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

On the last day of your Mahé bareboat sailing holiday you’ll head out from Beau Vallon and return to our base at Eden Marina. Head north, hugging Mahé’s stunning coastline, past lush greenery, towering granite rocks and shimmering strips of white sand. Use any time you have remaining to explore the private beaches and shopping plaza at Eden Marina.

Discover Eden Marina

Hiking and exploring

Choose from 12 mangrove-fringed hiking trails in spectacular Morne Seychellois National Park. You’ll also find a working tea factory with tours and a gift shop near Port Glaud.