Seychelles : Fishing and Sailing
With an average of 12 hours sunlight and temperatures varying between 27-31 degrees, the Seychelles and their surrounding warm waters are a water sport fanatics dream. The steep ocean steps provide excellent large game fishing while the expansive flats around Alphonse are grounds for sporting fly fishing. If living on a boat is more your style the options are endless, bareboat charter a 50 ft yacht or join a large live-a board diving motor boat and explore as many reefs as you wish. You can combine as many islands together as you wish within one holiday.
The Seychelles archipelago covers 1,340,000 square kilometres of Indian Ocean, which has a reputation for being some of the best fishing grounds in the world. The combination of atolls, granite and coral islands makes it a multi faceted and exciting fishing destination. Big Game fishing and bottom fishing are the most popular and bone fishing is increasing in popularity. Big Game fishing is best from Bird, Denis and Desroches islands as these are in close proximity to the ocean drop offs, deeper water preferred by the larger fish. However if it is sailfish you are looking for the best results have been found off Silhouette and North Island. Flats fishing is unbeatable on the flats of Alphonse Island and St Francoise, it is worth taking a guide and is not unusual to land 20 bone fish in one day. Bone fishing is restricted to a few number of permits, so early booking is advisable. For any fishing ideas that you may have please contact us for a suggested itinerary and more ideas.
Sailing in the Seychelles is hard to compare to anywhere else, this year round sailing destination has 115 dramatic and picturesque islands to explore and azure stretches of ocean in between. If you are an experienced sailor you can charter a bareboat yacht and choose your own itinerary, yacht sizes vary from 35 foot to 60 foot and from mono hulls to multi hulls. If you would like to be sailed around the island in the hands of experienced crew - we can also do this for you. The Seychelles are blessed with endless pristine reefs, a live aboard dive yacht enables you to combine sailing with diving, you can dive new sites each time and will not be restricted to a timetable. For any sailing ideas that you may have please contact us for a suggested itinerary and more ideas.