Departure will be on the first day at 16:00 at the Eden Island Marina. You will return to the same place on the final day around 9:00.
LEARN TO SAIL
During this week, you will also learn to sail. We have developed a program from the Royal Yachting Association: RYA Competent Crew so you can learn by practicing!
The plan for the week is as follows:
MAHE, EDEN ISLAND MARINA
Eden Island Marina in the capital of Seychelles, Victoria, is our starting point. It is the biggest city in the archipelago with a population of 60,000.
We will meet the people we are going to sail with and get food for the trip at nearby markets. At night we can go for a stroll to admire the local crafts and end by eating together at one of the wonderful restaurants.
For our first day sailing we will see some of the northern part of Mahe island where the hills, palm trees, white beaches and villages delight the eye. With this beautiful view we will stop for lunch.
The blue water invites you to jump in and snorkel to discover what lie below the surface. We will arrive to Theresa Island a few hours later to anchor and rest until the next day. The island is uninhabited! As the stars appear in the sky, we realize that this is the paradise we have dreamed of… and it’s just the beginning.
SUNSET IN ANSE SOLEIL BAY:
What do you think is the best part of anchoring off an idyllic beach? Mornings where the tropical birds are your alarm, where you can sit on deck with a hot cup of coffee or dive straight into the sea to start your day. After breakfast, we pull up the anchor and sail south along the shore, getting a chance to learn from our patient skipper.
The evening includes anchoring in Lazare Bay with its great beaches and palms, a short hike on shore to Anse Soleil Bay, and a lovely meal at a restaurant on the beach while the sun goes down.
LA DIGUE ISLAND:
We will do a slightly longer sail to get from Mahe to La Digue. It is a great time to practice sailing maneuvers with the steady breeze. Tropical forest covers nearly the entire island and we will anchor in the small village of La Passe to spend the rest of the day exploring and admiring the architecture or strolling along the fantastical beaches.
La Digue has a great national monument which is a giant granite boulder formed about 750 million years ago. With an enjoyable 20 minute walk on the beach, you can view this spectacular natural sculpture. The rest of the evening is for checking out the town and local bars.
DIVING IN SEYCHELLES:
The Seychelles is one of the best places in the world for diving. On this trip you can do a half day of diving with a course taught by professional instructors to introduce you to the basics and prepare you for going underwater. While diving here, you can expect to see mantas, sea turtles and exotic tropical fish. Maybe you’ll get lucky and spot a Whale Shark!
It is not a great distance from La Digue to The Sisters so you will have time to practice your sailing skills and learn more about skippering sailboats. We will likely stop for lunch at a secluded beach where we can drop anchor. The beauty of this island makes up for its small size. On The Sisters, we will find palm trees, granite boulders, pale sand, and everything else we love about the Seychelles.
And the adventures don’t stop there! We will sail to COCO ISLAND to snorkel, PRASLIN ISLAND for a hike and CURIEUSE ISLAND with its beautiful rainforest. Lastly, we will sail to quiet SILHOUETTE ISLAND where the beaches are nearly deserted for a peaceful end to the amazing trip.
Every day our objective is to stop in bays for a quick lunch with time to snorkel.
We will drop anchor and enjoy the beauty of the nature that surrounds us, eating what we have cooked on board.
We always have a regatta prepared for the last day of our sailing holidays in the Caribbean.
You get to put your new sailing skills to work and take control of the boat. The skippers take a step back and the team has a great time, of course winning in the end!