Published on 26 january 2009 at 0h00
What can we say about the Seychelles...? Amazingly beautiful anchorages in catamaran, a profusion of islands, an exceptional seabed, a welcoming population and a rare kindness. In short, this is one of the world’s real cruising paradises. But there is even better...the Amirantes. These islands depend on the Seychelles and offer everything you have always dreamed about, with the incredible luxury of being alone into the bargain, as very few people go to the Amirantes...
The Seychelles are a real invitation to travel in catamaran.
Here is a typical itinerary offered by Marine Cat Sey for 8 days in the Amirantes in catamaran:
Valid passport to enter the Seychelles for the EU and North Americans citizens. To get to the Amirantes, crews must obtain an authorisation from I.D.C, pay a landing charge and embark a local, approved skipper.
Nothing to report. When we say it is a paradise...
No hurricanes in the Seychelles, but the Amirantes are only accessible from October to May.
Sailing conditions in catamaran
Anchorages: their choice is governed by the wind direction, which depending on the season is from the SE to NW. Currents can reach 2 to 3 knots in the passes, east-going during the monsoon and west-going during the SE trades. Tides are bi-diurnal, heights from 1.4m to 1.8m. Finally, the buoyage is system A (European), and quite rare, except in the channels close to the harbours. Lights are random. Night sailing banned...
Seychelles rupee (1 euro = 12 rupees)
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