February - May
Located over 1,000 miles east of Africa in the Indian Ocean, this unique archipelago of 115 islands offers year round sailing. It is the perfect cruising ground with sheltered waters between the inner islands and longer passages between the main islands of Mahe and Praslin. It has an abundance of beautiful anchorages, marine parks, nature reserves and amazing snorkeling on the coral reefs, making your visit to the Seychelles a truly memorable one!
The Seychelles provide ideal year round sailing. The dry season is from May to October with south-easterly trade winds. There are more frequent rainfalls between November and April with the wind blowing from the north-west. The wet season is from December to February and the trade winds blow 20 knots constantly all year.
There are a number of indirect flight options from the US to Mahe International Airport. Praslin is located 40km from Mahe and can be reached by a 15 minute Air Seychelles flight or by a 1 hour ferry journey.
SUGGESTED 7 DAY SAILING ITINERARY FROM PRASLIN (May-Oct)
Day 1 Ste Anne Bay (Praslin)
Day 2 Ste Anne Bay to Curieuse (8 miles)
Day 3 Curieuse – Cousin Island – Anse Lazio (9 miles)
Day 4 Anse Lazio – La Digue
Day 5 Marianne and Felicite Islands, Cocos Islands (13 miles)
Day 6 La Digue – Grande Soeur Island – Ste Anne (11 miles)
Day 7 Disembark (Praslin)