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Cinq raisons pour louer un bateau aux Seychelles

Cinq raisons pour louer un bateau aux Seychelles

Cinq raisons pour louer un bateau aux Seychelles

  • La médiatisation des îles seychelloises au travers des célébrités qui y séjournent ou de passage (Brad Pitt et Angelina Joly, le prince William et Kate etc…) pourrait laisser penser que cet archipel reste l’une des destinations les plus exclusives dans le monde. A présent grâce à Bat-O-Bleu ce rêve devient accessible !
  • Si vous êtes à la recherche d’une nature intacte et préservée, de plages désertes et d’une vie marine magnifique, vous êtes au bon endroit. Même les voyageurs les plus expérimentés seront surpris par l’abondance et la diversité de la faune et la flore indigène des Seychelles.
  • Les Seychelles jouissent d’un climat tropical et ensoleillé toute l’année, ce qui nous permet d’échapper à nos hivers longs et sombres. Les distances de navigation entre les îles étant relativement courtes, elles vous permettront de profiter aussi bien de la vie à bord que des excursions à terre.
  • La réputation des Seychelles s’est construite par sa qualité de vie. Son hospitalité, sa cuisine,la convivialité et un environnement sécuritaire (pas de maladies exotiques ,pas de délinquance) en font une destination privilégiée.
  • Le faible décalage horaire entre l’europe et les Seychelles (CET +2 / +3 h) permet une adaptation immédiate à la vie locale. Ainsi vous pourrez profiter dès votre arrivée de votre séjour.

Bienvenue aux Seychelles, bienvenue au paradis!

Les Seychelles sont situées au cœur de l’océan Indien occidental, entre le 4ème et le 10ème parallèle de l’hémisphère sud. L’archipel, qui couvre une vaste partie de l’océan d’environ 400.000 km2, est composé de 115 îles dont une vingtaine seulement sont habitées. La superficie terrestre est de 450 km2. L’île de Mahé est l’île principale et abrite Victoria, la capitale. Elle est située à distance quasiment égale des continents qui entourent l’océan Indien. Le continent africain et indien, ainsi que Madagascar, sont en effet à 1600 km.

Un paysage et une végétation particuliers se sont développés grâce à cette situation isolée au milieu de l’océan. Au fil du temps, les plantes, arbres et animaux ont pu s’adapter aux conditions et au climat des îles et ont créé cette flore et cette faune tropicales qui font la particularité des Seychelles. 90% des Seychelles font partie du Parc National, où on peut s’adonner à la pratique de l’écotourisme. Tout au long de l’année, l’archipel profite d’un climat tropical sans cyclones.

Les Seychelles font rêver plus d’un et évoquent des images de plages blanches, dont le sable se confond avec une mer de cristal, et de hamac entre deux palmiers. Cette image paradisiaque correspond parfaitement aux Seychelles en tant que destination de vacances loin des soucis quotidiens. Parmi les 10 plages les plus belles au monde, 5 se trouvent aux Seychelles. Les Seychelles offrent cependant bien plus que le soleil, la mer et la plage.

Au niveau gastronomique, on trouve de tout et la cuisine créole est vivement recommandée. Un catamaran vous permet de faire des balades d’île en île. Tous les sports aquatiques peuvent y être pratiqués et ceux qui n’ont pas peur d’une promenade en montagne découvriront une faune unique. Et bien entendu, les excursions culturelles ne manqueront pas non plus.

Archipel des 115 îles

Les îles voisines se trouvent tout près des îles principales de Mahé, Praslin et La Digue. Elles constituent le noyau culturel et économique, ainsi que le centre touristique des Seychelles. La quasi-totalité de la population des Seychelles vit sur ces îles et on y trouve également la plupart des infrastructures. Les îles voisines sont au nombre de 43, dont 41 îles granitiques et 2 îles coralliennes

Les îles éloignées se composent de 72 îles et la distance entre ces îles et l’île principale de Mahé varie entre 230 et 1150 km. Ces mondes miniatures merveilleux, dont certains ne sont pas plus grands qu’une montagne de sable ou un rocher qui surgit de l’océan, ainsi que la nature intacte et préservée, sont un point de départ idéal pour faire de la voile, aller à la pêche ou faire de la plongée, dans des endroits où peu de gens sont passés avant vous. 2 îles seulement sont équipées d’une infrastructure.

 

Merci a Kristof Van Derschueren de bat-o-bleu.com pour ce contenu.

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What A Yacht Broker Can Do For You

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 A YACHT BROKER

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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10 resolution for yacht owner

10 resolution for yacht owner

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Nous faisons tous des résolutions du Nouvel An le 31 décembre. C’est un bon moment pour prendre un tas de bonnes actions sur votre vie et même sur votre bateau adoré. Découvrez Yachting simplifié -navi-gate.ch. Le Nouvel An n’est pas la seule période où nous pouvons prendre de bonnes actions dans notre vie. C’est pourquoi nous vous proposons 10 résolutions pour les propriétaires de yacht.

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Découvrez nos 10 conseils pour mieux profiter de votre bateau.

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The Best 7 Winter Sailing Destinations

The Best 7 Winter Sailing Destinations

Top 7 Winter Sailing Destinations in the World

As the days become shorter and darker at the end of the year, our minds begin to wander off to the summer delights, when we could enjoy sailing, swimming, and spending peaceful and relaxing nights in calm bays. But you do not have to worry at all – the sailing season does not have to end as soon as the winter begins!

There is a great range of absolutely splendid sailing regions worldwide that you can visit between December and February, scattered slightly further afield. Here are the top 7 winter sailing destinations in the world that you can escape to this year:

1. Cuba

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean

Location: The Caribbean

Best time to visit: All year round

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It boasts bright blue water, picturesque beaches, cobblestone streets, and Spanish colonial architecture. Cuba has some of the most pristine beaches and coastlines globally, and the streets in Havana are always full of art, music, and events.

Cuba may not be the first place you think of when it comes to a sailing destination. However, Cienfuegos, a Cuban city known as the “Pearl of the South’, has exceptional maritime facilities and is surrounded by scenic views. Take the opportunity this winter to visit this stunning place and witness its fascinating culture and history. With a warm climate and calm winds all year round, Cuba is one of the best winter sailing destinations.

2. Seychelles

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Location: Indian Ocean

Best time to visit: December – April

Found in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a cluster of 115 islands located around 1,600 km east of the African coast. These secluded islands are not just incredibly beautiful and diverse, but they are also surprisingly affordable.

Renting a boat in Seychelles is suitable for all types of holidays – from active island exploration, honeymoons to ecotourism trips. Going on a sailing vacation will help you to discover plenty of hidden coves, bays, white sand beaches, and more. Not only that, but you will also get to participate in activities such as snorkeling, jungle, and coastal hikes, scuba diving, etc.

So if you are looking to visit a warm place during winter but do not wish to encounter the Caribbean crowds, Seychelles is a perfect destination. All in all, there is no other place like Seychelles on earth, with a diverse blend of British, French, Indian, and African influences.

3. Martinique

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Location: The Caribbean

Best time to visit: December – April

Located at the southern end of the Caribbean, Martinique is a rugged French island that comprises plenty of stunning and glamorous beaches. The north side of the island is covered with rainforest and surrounded by mountains. Whereas the south side of the island is full of breathtaking beaches, beautiful bays, and coves. One of the best spots you can visit in Martinique is Le Marin – the city’s yachting capital. It boats waterfront restaurants, a fantastic marina, and a lively town center.

Officially the region and overseas department of France, Martinique’s culture is a unique mix of West Indian and French influence. The best time to visit Martinique for sailing is from December to April; however, you can enjoy a temperature of 25 degrees all year round. Just check the weather for hurricane season before renting a boat.

4. British Virgin Islands

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Location: The Caribbean

Best time to visit: December to June

The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) are a group of 60 untouched islands situated in the Caribbean. These islands are famous for their spectacular beaches and activities such as diving and snorkeling. Besides, the proximity of the islands provides easy access to island-hopping vacation. With gentle tides, calming trade winds, and perfect sailing conditions, the BVIs are perfect for your next winter sailing vacation. As there are so many islands to cover, you can first depart from the main island of Tortola and then cruise through hidden coves, bays, and other islands.

The BVIs are more isolated than any other Caribbean destination, thereby maintaining peace and luxury. The ideal time to sail here is between December and June — you will see less crowd if you travel towards the end of this period.

5. Cabo Verde

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Location: West coast of Africa

Best time to visit: January and February

Cape Verde, also known as Cabo Verde, is an island country located in the central Atlantic ocean. The mild and dry climate of Cape Verde is suitable for sailing during the winter months of January and February. You can charter a yacht in Cape Verde during this time and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Whether it’s breathtaking beaches, adventurous hiking trails, or magnificent coasts, each island on Cape Verde has something special to offer. While sailing through the islands, you will discover outstanding scenic views and culture. You can visit the islands any time as it remains sunny and warm throughout the year. All in all, Cape Verde is a perfect destination to spend your vacation, particularly if you are looking to avoid the winter tourism rush in other famous places.

6. Thailand

Phuket is the base of all the sailing vacations

Location: Southeast Asia

Best time to visit: December – March

Some people may not consider Thailand a sailing destination, but this magnificent country is mainly known for its great cruising grounds, beautiful beaches, and hospitable people.

Surrounded by the Andaman Sea, Phuket is the base of all the sailing vacations in Thailand. Here, you can explore the uncharted territory and plenty of stunning beaches and islands.

You can also indulge in different activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and cliff diving. During the months from December to March, when there is a warm winter climate, travelers from all over the world visit Thailand. Other than sailing, do not forget to enjoy the fantastic local Thai food found along the Phuket coast. Charter a boat in Phuket and enjoy your fun-filled and adventurous vacation.

7. Tenerife

Large range of yachts available

Location: Southeast Asia

Best time to visit: December – March

Tenerife is the most populated and largest island in the Canary Islands. It is known for the wonderful sandy beaches and pleasant weather all year round, making it an excellent place for enjoying a variety of leisure activities and water sports. The warm winter sun of Tenerife draws visitors and sailors from all around Europe. Additionally, bustling coastal towns and stunning volcanic archipelagos make it one of the world’s most popular winter sailing destinations.

Tenerife attracts millions of visitors every year and offers a range of yachts options to them. You can stay in magnificent bays like Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas, and Los Cristianos, located in the southwest.

The year-round calm winds in Tenerife are perfect for sailing. You can also participate in different water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. The best time to visit Tenerife is around December to March when the climate is warm, with an average temperature between 12 and 20 degrees celsius.

If you plan to go on a sailing vacation to any of these beautiful destinations, charter a boat with Zurich Navigate. We will help you organize your sailing trip and provide you with tailor-made packages suited to your needs.