The Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, consisting of 115 islands and is home to a plethora of beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves. The capital, Victoria, is situated on Mahé, which is also home to the Morne Seychellois National Park and some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, such as Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. These idyllic islands are a paradise for all aquatic activities, such as surfing, snorkelling and diving, and are a fishing enthusiast’s dream. It’s safe to say that you definitely won’t be bored with a catamaran rental in the Seychelles.
There are a large number of different factors that can affect the cost of renting a catamaran in the Seychelles. A few of these include the number of people, the duration of the trip, the season, and the size and model of the boat. In general though, renting a catamaran in the Seychelles can cost anywhere from €2320 per week.
No, in the Seychelles, you can rent a catamaran either with or without a skipper. However, if you plan on renting without a skipper, you will need to make sure you have the correct boating license before setting off on your trip, so make sure you research this thoroughly.
If you have the appropriate licence and are craving a holiday full of adventure and exploration, being the captain of your own boat is perfect for you. If you aren’t in possession of a boating licence though, you can pass a nice, relaxing holiday, where you are shown all the best spots in the Seychelles by a local who really knows the area.
The climate in the Seychelles is generally hot, windy and cloudy all year round. The air temperature ranges from 25-31.11°C, reaching its peak in April and at its coldest in July and August, although the temperatures from November to January are also similar to the summer months. The water temperature stays fairly consistent year round, with the hottest recorded temperatures generally recorded in April at 29.44°C and the coldest temperatures usually recorded in July, when the temperature is around 26.11°C.
The only aspects of the Seychelles weather which are subject to great seasonal variation are the rainfall and the wind. In general, the Seychelles' wettest month is January, which usually sees around 17.53 cm of rainfall, and the driest month is July, which receives just 2.03 cm of rainfall. The wind speed in the Seychelles ranges from around 12.07 kmph in April, to around 27.04 kmph in August.
Typically, it is best to visit the Seychelles during the dry season, which runs from May until September, as it is during this time period that you will see the best weather for nautical activities such as diving and snorkeling. Although the temperature is good all year in the Seychelles, the visibility for diving during the rainy season is typically much worse. We would generally recommend that you visit the Seychelles in either May or September to avoid the tourists and make the most of slightly lower boat prices.
Given that it is made up of 115 islands of varying sizes, there are numerous places that are fantastic for sailing dotted throughout the different islands. In general, though, we thoroughly recommend visiting the following islands during your catamaran hire:
Although there are many different places to drop your anchor in the Seychelles, the three main marinas are: