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Old 08-04-2020, 12:55   #1
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Seychelles Bareboat Charter Reviews Please

I researched what I could on the Seychelles. I didn't find anything written by a charterer. We are looking at going in the fall IF possible. If not, maybe next year.

In any case, I've read that the Seychelles are beautiful, relatively safe and somewhat remote. Provisioning is expensive and somewhat limited. Anchorages are few and somewhat exposed. It rains a lot and can be a bit squally. People are supposed to be friendly.

Has anybody chartered there recently?.......if so, how was it?

We just got back last month from chartering in French Polynesia and LOVED it!

Thank you very much.
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Old 08-04-2020, 14:26   #2
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Seychelles is great. Hopefully if all this Corona stuff has settled I will sail back there this December.

I was there in 2015 twice , first to survey the cat I wanted to buy and then back for a month to sail it back to Mozambique.

There are numerous islands to sail to but as you said you need to be prepared as water and supplies are not everywhere.

How long do you intend to go there for ?

Food, coldrinks and alcohol was very expensive ( depending on what your norm is. About $1 usd for a can of coke in the shops.)

Here is our trip video which shows you quite a bit.


https://youtu.be/FFM4E5xdbPk

Let me know if you need more info.

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Old 08-04-2020, 15:17   #3
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Awesome!

Thanks for the info and the video link....great job BTW,....esp the drone work.
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My wife and I chartered there, just over ten years ago, with my brother and his girlfriend. We loved it. We picked up a boat in Victoria, Mahe and sailed to the islands due north. Then across to Praslin where we soent three days before saiiing back. It’s ocean sailing between the islands, so pick your season carefully, but good winds, beautiful places, generally friendly people and great fun. Great for fishing with a spinner; always something for the BBQ. And impressive wildlife like the giant tortoises on the islands.
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My wife and I chartered there, just over ten years ago, with my brother and his girlfriend. We loved it. We picked up a boat in Victoria, Mahe and sailed to the islands due north. Then across to Praslin where we soent three days before saiiing back. Itís ocean sailing between the islands, so pick your season carefully, but good winds, beautiful places, generally friendly people and great fun. Great for fishing with a spinner; always something for the BBQ. And impressive wildlife like the giant tortoises on the islands.
That's good to hear. I'm liking the positive feedback.....much appreciated.
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I'm looking to charter a cat in the Seychelles next September. Can anyone recommend a boat or a charter broker? Thanks
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Anyone but Dream Yacht. Unless you want your charter ruined.
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Anyone but Dream Yacht. Unless you want your charter ruined.
Thanks for the input. If you can share (here or through DM to me), I'd really appreciate understanding better what's bad about them. Is it their boats or their customer service or other?
Have you heard anything good or bad about 12 Knots charter company? I may have a lead on a boat through them.
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