Five reasons to Sail in the Seychelles

Five reasons to Sail in the Seychelles

Five reasons to Sail in the Seychelles

Five reasons to Sail in the Seychelles

  • Notwithstanding media exposure of celebrities visiting the Seychelles – Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie, British Prince William and Kate to name a few – the archipelago remains one of most exclusive destinations in the world. Untill recent only for the rich and famous, now made affordable by Bat-O-Bleu !
  • If you’re looking for pristine and untouched nature, Robinson-like beaches and magnificent marine life, you are at the right place. Even the most seasoned travellers will be amazed by the abundance and diversity of the native fauna and flora of the Seychelles.
  • Seychelles enjoy a tropical and sunny climate all year round which allows us to escape our long and dark winters. The short sailing distances between the islands are ideal to divide your time between on board life and on land excursions.
  • Seychelles is renowned for its Creole hospitality, cuisine and safe environment. Compared to mainland Africa and Europe, there is hardly any crime or violence, nor diseases like malaria etc. Did you know that untill recent, the inhabitants of Praslin and La Digue left their house keys in their doors when going out ?
  • Travelling overseas can be tiresome. Not so when travelling to the Seychelles. Thanks to minimal time difference with Europe (CET +2/+3h), there are no jetlag or adaptation problems. Just touch down and enjoy !

Welcome to the Seychelles, welcome to paradise!

The Seychelles are scattered over the Western Indian Ocean, at a latitude between 4° and 10° South. The island group covers a wide oceanic area of +/- 400,000 km2. They are made up of 115 islands, just 20 of which are inhabited with a total land area of 450 km2. The main island of Mahe, with the capital Victoria, is at practically equal distance from the continents surrounding the Indian Ocean. It is 1600 km from the mainland of Africa, India and Madagascar..

The isolated location in the middle of the ocean lends the island group its unique landscape and vegetation. Plants, trees and animals were able to adapt over millennia to the islands’ conditions and climate and created the distinctive tropical flora and fauna of the Seychelles. 90% of the Seychelles is a National Park, ideal for pure eco-tourism. The island group enjoys a tropical climate without cyclones all year round.

Tell people you are going to the Seychelles, and their eyes light up. Pictures of white beaches, a bright blue sea and a hammock between two palm trees are conjured up. The Seychelles deserve that heavenly image of a carefree holiday destination. In the top 10 of nicest beaches in the world, you will find 5 in the Seychelles. And there’s more to it than just sun, sea and sand.

Food-wise all tastes are catered for and the authentic Creole kitchen comes highly recommended.

You can also go island hopping in a catamaran. All water sports are available and if you are the more adventurous type you can go on an organised mountain walk and discover the unique fauna. Cultural excursions cannot be missing from the itinerary of course.

Archipelago Of 115 Islands

The Inner Islands are near the main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue which are the cultural and economic centre of the Seychelles, as well as the centre of Seychellois tourism. Almost the entire Seychellois population lives on these islands and it is also where you find most of the accommodation. In all, there are 43 Inner islands, 41 of which granite islands and 2 coral islands.

The Outer Islands comprise 72 islands. They are located between 230 km and 1150 km from the main island of Mahé. These fantastic miniature worlds, some of which are not much bigger than a pile of sand or rock and their unspoilt nature, are an ideal place to sail, fish and dive where few have gone before. Just 2 islands, Alphonse and Desroches, have accommodation.


Thank you to Kristof Van Derschueren From for the interesting content.


What A Yacht Broker Can Do For You

What A Yacht Broker Can Do For You


Zurich Navigate is a trusted and reliable industry leader with an outstanding reputation in arranging and executing top class private yacht charters.

As your yacht broker, our primary aim is to serve your best interests at every stage of your charter, ensuring you get the best services and the right information leading up to a special and fun-filled vacation.

Unlike an online booking platform, we work on client requests and negotiate the best deals for our clients. We have come up with the best offers by activating our entire network and defending our clients’ interests. You will not receive such offers and services with an online platform as they simply rely on the public price list, provided just weeks or months in advance.

Our ethos is to provide attentive and personal services, ensuring that the process of your charter is as carefree as the time spent on the boat itself. You can contact us by phone, meet us personally, or visit our website to get more information on our services.

We are happy to be of assistance at any time and always with pleasure. We understand what your vacation means to you and how valuable it is!

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The benefits of using local yacht charter broker services are incomparable to finding and researching all the information about an ideal yacht by yourself. Booking through an established yacht charter company like Zurich Navigate will save you both time and money.

We have extensive knowledge about yachts and have strong relationships with owners and Captains. This will particularly help you if you are planning to charter in a different location where you may not know much about local regulations.

At Zurich Navigate, we have a continually growing database of over 18000 boats in more than 120 destinations and 2500 professional contacts worldwide that we prefer to keep offline. Our main objective is to compare available boats and offer our clients appropriate selections based on their requirements. This expert advice comes at no additional cost, presenting subjective and fair advice about the actual difference between classic and modern sailboats, catamarans, motorboats, riverboats, small cruise ships, and more.

Furthermore, to provide you with the best offers and guarantee the full availability of boats at your desired dates, we first contact the boat owner in person to present your charter project. This will help you to receive an existing and real offer. On the contrary, an online booking platform may show you thousands of products available, but most of the boats are not available at the requested date and price in reality. So it is always better to go for a local yacht broker who will maintain personal contact and work in your best interest to provide great value.

When it comes to pricing, you may think that booking through an online platform might be cheaper than your local yacht broke. However, that’s not the case! Online booking platforms usually have very high structure and fixed costs because their costs are distributed amongst IT professionals who work on developing the website and improving the functionalities of the booking platform. Additionally, they rely on the list price received at the beginning of the year to present availability, and they do not negotiate prices once the request is sent.

At Zurich Navigate, we work proactively as a yacht broker to get you the best offers, especially during the COVID times. We manage to get excellent results by negotiating the prices with the boat owners directly on behalf of our clients. We do our best to offer great prices as compared to all the online booking platforms.

Our job as a yacht broker does not end as soon as the “Book Now” button is pressed. We go the extra mile and offer a wide range of personalized services for each client. Some of the additional services we offer include:

  • Transport from home to the airport
  • Transport from the airport to the boat
  • Additional insurance
  • Grocery and food delivery on your boat
  • Marina and restaurant booking before your departure

For all these reasons, we decided to create Zurich Navigate. We believe that all sailors, beginners or experienced, deserve quality services for the price they pay. We strive for that extra degree of client loyalty and satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you for your next yacht charter with Zurich Navigate.


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