1 Wk May-Oct

DAY 1 : Curieuse (7nm)

Embark at Baie Sainte Anne on Praslin. Short sail to Curieuse in the afternoon. Anchor for the night in Baie Laraie on the east coast. Curieuse, part of the Marine National Park is the home of hundred or so giant turtles, you cannot miss them.

DAY 2 : St Pierre (6nm)

Sail to St Pierre islet, a mass of rounded rocks crowned with a clump of tall palms swaying gently in the wind, typical and superb scenery of the Seychelles. Excellent spot for snorkelling with magnificent underwater scenery. Go back to Baie Laraie for the night.

DAY 3 : St Anne National Marine Park (28nm)

This marine park covers 6 islands off the coast of Mahe and is one of the most important nesting sites from Hawksbill turtles. Great Snorkelling. Anchor at Anse Cimetiere.

DAY 4 : Port Launay (13nm)

Visit the picturesque market place at Victoria, the capital on Mahe in the morning. Good opportunity for fresh provisioning. Sail to quiet Port Launay for the night.

DAY 5 : La Digue (35nm)

The south east coast of La Digue provides excellent moorings in deep coves, behind a coral reef near the shore. Petite Anse or Grande Anse are perfect for anchorage, lovely white sand beaches separated from each other by rocky spurs, backed by steep rocks.

DAY 6 : La Digue

Spend the day exploring La Digue. Relax on the picture-postcard beaches or visit Union Estate, where they grow vanilla.

DAY 7 : Praslin (10nm)

Anchor south of Cocos Islands for some unforgettable snorkelling. The a short sail back to Baie Sainte Anne for a visit to the Vallée de Mai, home to the Coco de Mer palm.

Seychelles May-October 1 week sailing holiday itinerary