|For who is this safari?
No matter if you are traveling alone, in couple or with a group of family or friends, you are welcome!
These safaris are offered to anyone in good shape and willing to fill active holidays with sailing and exploring.
Participants are on average 25 to 45 years old, 50% male/female.
Should you wish to take part to these safaris on your own, we will request that you are familiar with the sailing manoeuvres and points of sail.
The safaris are not a race and emphasize on "backroads" rather than racing, wich of course doesn't prevent us to fine tune the sails to go as fast as possible...
How to get there?
Regular flights from Europe to Mahe (airport code SEZ), followed by an interisland flight to Praslin (30 minutes).
Transfer to the base by minivan.
Travel documents and currency
Valid passport, no visa required. No special injections/shots
Currency: Roupie Seychelles
1 Roupie Seychelles = 0.05254 Euro
1 Euro (EUR) = 19.03371 Roupie Seychelles (SCR)
todays exchange rate
Weather is of equatorial type, average temperature of 25 °C. During the rain season, some squalls will briefly pour water on land, for everybody's satisfaction on most of the islands deprived of spring water. A steady North Westerly wind blows over the islands and on a 27°C sea.
Dry season: June to Octobre. Temperature : 24° to 26°C.
Water temperature: 25° to 27°
Wet season: Dicembre to April. Temperature : 24° to 31°.
Water temperature: 27°
the weather forecast
Hobie Cat 16 and 18 provided. Double trapeze, harness and lifejacket.
Shorty (neoprene) available upon request.
Guest house accommodation, no special gear required. Should the program involve one night outdoors, you will be provided with an igloo-type tent and sleeping sheets.
30 liters waterproof grab bag for your daily use provided on the spot.
In your luggage:
- sailing clothes (shoes, long sleeves tee shirt or lycra,
- total sunblock mandatory, after sun lotion and anti mosquito cream/lotion welcome
- biodegradable soap
- mask, tuba and fins a must...
- hiking/walking shoes
- a camera, waterproof if possible...
This safari is a voyage where the wind and time in general are noncontrollable data. In that, your safari will never resemble the one before. Your guide will handle the group and itinerary by taking these factors into account, but also taking the group's motivation into account. Nevertheless, we choose sites where the wind is steady and warlm and makes it possible to satisfy all sailing abilities and desires. A raid makes it possible to hop from island to island while fully benefitting of the secluded sites.
In the morning, after a solid breakfast prepared by your host and a briefing chart in hand, the first part of the day is devoted to navigation towards destination of the day. Navigation is carried out within small islands, beaches or specifics to be seen. You will sail approximately 4 to 5 hours per day, or less if you so wish.
Intermediate stop to lunch and bathe according to the weather.
You will then sail back to your guest house at the end of the day, spending more time sailing on the bay or heading for a refreshing drink with your fellow sailors to exchange on tecniques and comment on the day...
The whole being held in a slackened atmosphere, without competitive spirit but with all the pleasures taken out of small challenges here and there…
the hobie cat Safari itinerary
Do you have any question? Please do not hesitate
to contact us!