The Seychelles

The Seychelles are an archipelago of the Indian Ocean. There are over 100 islands, some volcanic, but most of them coralline. The largest island, where the capital rises, is Mahé.

In The Seychelles there are two sites declared a World Heritage from UNESCO: Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world and the Vallee de Mai on Praslin, a very ancient forest believed to be the Garden of Eden.

The Seychelles are famous all over the world for the amazing coral reef, the incomparable landscapes, the crystalline blue water, the white soft sand, and the incredible nature.

This paradise on earth is inhabited by rare and unique wildlife, that every year bring tourists from all over the world. The sea and land turtles are one of the biggest attractions.

The Aldabrachelys is a giant turtle that you will be able to see on The Aldabra Island. These incredible animals survived the evolutionary changes, thanks to the geographical isolation that protected them for millennia from modern predators.

Males can be up to 120 centimeters and weigh around 250 kg. Females can reach a little over 90 centimeters in length and weigh around 160 kilos. They are among the most long-lived animals on the planet.

Besides these incredible land creatures, you will also be able to see sea turtles if you go diving or snorkeling.

There are five different species of marine turtles living in the sea around the Seychelles islands. Alphonse Island, Astove Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll, and Poivre Atoll are the main destinations where is possible to see these ancient animals in their natural habitat.

These unique animals are used to getting used to seeing humans, for this reason, if you are lucky you will not only be able to see them but also swim with them.

This is only one of the many incredible experiences that this place can offer. The people, the food and the magical atmosphere of this island will make you experience an incredible journey. Seychelle is definitely a place to visit once in a lifetime.

Escape to the Stunning Seychelles!

For over 40 years, the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) has been taking care of some of the most pristine waters in Asia….the marine national parks of the Seychelles! The Seychelles are easily accessible nowadays, with regular international flights from South Africa, Asia and the Middle East flying into the main island of Mahe. The other main island, Praslin, is about 4-5 hours sailing to the north, or you can take the fast catamaran service to start your Seychelles yacht hire in Praslin.

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Kevin’s Favourites at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

The yachting industry in Asia is bigger than ever and well on its way to booming. With ever more yacht enthusiasts looking to explore the Far East in search of something new and exciting, more of the world’s most impressive yachts are making their way east. This was abundantly evident at the recent Singapore Yacht Show last week. Whilst not yet as big as some of the yacht shows in Monaco and Antibes for example, the Singapore Yacht Show is a great place to get aboard some truly amazing yachts with many yachts offering guided tours; giving you the chance to see what super yachts are all about.

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In our preview blog a couple of weeks ago, CLOUD 9 was touted as one of the potential highlights of the show. Boatbooking’s charter expert in Asia, Kevin, was lucky enough to look around her and reports that she most certainly lives up to the billing. Massive amounts of light streams into an indulgently spacious yacht whilst the garage stocks every water toy known to man.

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Kevin has also been raving about KERI LEE III. The owner’s wife is an interior designer and, judging from the finish found on board, she won’t be out of pocket any time soon. Better resembling a grand mansion than a yacht, KERI LEE III is decorated impeccably with original artwork, French antiques as well as glorious marble linings and the most inviting of salons.

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No expense has been spared in order to create a yacht which is quintessentially luxurious throughout. A magnificent spiral staircase connects the three stunning interior levels. The sky lounge is nothing short of jaw dropping, featuring everything that you could possibly want for the perfect day.

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Dine al fresco, lounge in the sun, cool off in front of a film in the jacuzzi and then clear everything away, turn the music up and dance the night away. KERI LEE III has it all and sums up what luxury yachting is all about.

Charter a Luxury Motor Yacht in the Seychelles – Part 2

The Seychelles is a world leader in sustainable tourism, its granitic islands are home to about 75 endemic Rocks2plant species and more than 1,000 species of fish have been recorded. It is this kind of relationship with the environment that makes it one of the beautiful destinations to charter a yacht. In Part 1 of Chartering in the Seychelles we explored some of the 43 Inner Islands, however there are plenty more to be explored.

If you decide to charter out of Praslin, why not head North to Aride, a small island with plenty of gorgeous beaches to be explored. If you need any suggestions with regard to sample itineraries, please ask a broker when enquiring!

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Why not choose a Ferretti 761  for your adventure to the outer islands! Accommodating 8 guests in 4 cabins, all of which are spacious, with private en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and entertainment systems, she combines a sleek and powerful boat in which to relax, with the perfect platform from which to both appreciate the incredible nature around you and enjoy the range of great toys on board. She boasts a state of the art game fish rigging and equipment, a donut, wake boards, and snorkeling and scuba gear to entertain the guests as well as many places to relax and eat while appreciating the exquisite views and sunset s.

At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals

who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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Charter a Luxury Catamaran in the Seychelles – Part 1

Cover1The Seychelles are a veritable jewel in the Indian Ocean sitting 1,500 kilometers East of mainland Africa and Lightrocks1 consisting of an archipelago of 115 islands. They are one of the most spectacular destinations in the world to charter

a yacht and count nearly 50% of its land as under natural conservation  containing a plethora of secluded beaches, coves, coral reefs and places to visit.

After arriving at Mahé you might first want to explore the 43 inner islands that cluster mainly around the principal islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Mahé itself being a prefect place to find your feet and begin your adventure with 44 miles of safe anchorages and over 64 beaches to explore.

You can be sure to have a prefect charter on the Lagoon 450 that accommodates Lagoon450up to 10 guests in 6 cabins. It’s low draft and layout mean guests are afforded easy access to those spectacular lagoons and great views from it’s wide and spacious sundeck. It is a perfect stable platform from which to explore and here at Boatbookings it is one of our favorites.

From Mahé you can head where ever the wind takes you, be it to Praslin and the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette that have both featured on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches. Or perhaps to La Digue and the famous Anse Source d’Argent and then the numerous surrounding islands, including Félicité, Marianne and Grand Soeur, all within easy reach and all offering safe anchorages.

At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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Charter a Luxury Yacht in the Seychelles

As an island country, the Seychelles are a perfect destination to charter a boat. With islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offer stunning beaches and fabulous scenery. With the chance to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat, the Seychelles sells itself on its ecotourism – but it’s even more spectacular to visit the Seychelles underwater.

So, why not take the plunge while sailing around on your holiday? The Seychelles invite you to explore its underwater world, so you cannot refuse the chance to experience the amazing marine life and scenery of its underworld. A whole variety of sea life, including  sharks, stingrays and octopuses, can be found once you enter the clear blue waters from your yacht. It’s understandable that people want to charter a yacht with snorkel or scuba diving equipment – taking a dip on these waters is, without a doubt, unforgettable! Even if you aren’t an experienced diver, using a mask and snorkel will still give you an amazing view of this underwater world; everybody can experience the vibrant colours and activity of what goes on below sea level.

This Lagoon 400 catamaran is an ideal choice if you
want to try out the waters around the Seychelles – not only do you have snorkel gear at your disposition, there is also scuba diving equipment available on request. This catamaran provides easy access to the water, further encouraging you to take the plunge underwater, and when you get back on board there is plenty of space on deck to lie in the sun and dry off while you can reflect on what you might have just experienced!If you would like to receive more information with regards to booking your luxury charter yacht in the Seychelles, please enquire through our website, where one of our senior brokers will be happy to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. You can also send your charter enquiries to charter@boatbookings.com where our broker in your desired region will contact you and send you some suitable proposals.
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Charter Luxury Yacht CAPRI for Christmas 2012!

What are you doing over Christmas and New Year? Celebrate New Year in style on board CAPRI in the Maldives or Seychelles. CAPRI is one of our favorite crewed motor yachts available for charter in the Indian Ocean this winter.

For more information on how to charter your very own luxury yacht, please enquire via the link above or send an enquiry email to charter@boatbookings.com. We would be delighted to help you to organise your winter vacation! Watch this space for more destination information, yachting news and gossip.

Chartering in the Maldives on Luxury Crewed Super Yacht CAPRI

The Maldives is one of the worlds ultimate luxury destinations, perfect for honeymooners, sun worshippers and divers. Consisting of 26 atolls, the Maldives are a series of ancient coral reefs that provide some of the best beaches and waters on earth. The way of life is simple and peaceful, allowing guests to fully relax and enjoy the bright blue skies and yearly sunshine.

Facts and Figures:

360,000 Residents
11,000 Displaced since the Tsunami
27% Live in Malé
90,000 Sq km Area
0 Shark attacks since 1976

The best time to visit Malé is from December with an average temperature of 28 degrees and the lowest precipitation levels, making Christmas the ideal time to visit. Malé is the busiest of all the atolls and the business centre of the Maldives, yet is worth a visit to get a taste for the Maldivian way of life. The numerous bars, restaurants, shops and busy markets create the same buzz that you would find in any other capital city. We would recommend the Whale Submarine for those with children, as it provides a great place to look at the reef and everything that lives below. If you are interested in diving, there are a number of great dive schools and sites just a short boat trip away.

Why not incorporate one of the worlds leading luxury destinations with the one of the worlds greatest experiences – Yachting! One of our favourite Luxury Super Yachts that is available this Christmas is CAPRI, a 58.5m Lürssen with 6 magnificent staterooms, as well as some of the best outdoor entertaining spaces on the market. Her full beam master stateroom is furnished beautifully with a combination of dark wood and cream fixtures and fittings.  The decor in the saloon is much lighter, thanks to full length windows and this minimalistic approach continues on her decks, where guests will find a large jacuzzi with plenty of sunbathing areas. If you are interested in sport, CAPRI features a fully equipped gym, including a multi gym and plenty of water toys for the whole family. She is available in the Indian Ocean this winter, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to charter her in either the Maldives or the Seychelles.

Watch this space for more information on the best places to charter a yacht, including details itinerary plans and recommendations. If you would like to enquire about chartering any of the yachts listed here or before, please follow the links or send an email to charter@boatbookings.com. We would love to help you organise the experience of a lifetime on board a luxury yacht!