Yacht Regatta for IT Entrepreneurs in the Seychelles
December 9 – 16, 2023 From € 1600 / person
Mahé - Ste Anne - La Digue - Coco - Grande Soeur - St. Pierre - Praslin - Cousin
Leopard 45 and Lagoon 50
Lost pirate islands
Our new sailing trip will take place in the Seychelles, a unique exotic island nation spread across 155 islands in the Indian Ocean, most of which are uninhabited. As in the Caribbean, there are first-class white beaches and a turquoise milky ocean. It is here that you can see 250-kilogram turtles, many of which are older than any person on earth, or 20-kilogram coconuts on Seychelles palm trees. Since the islands have been in isolation for a long time, a truly unique nature has evolved here.
Our journey will last for 7 days. During this time, we will explore many uninhabited islands where pirates once lived and one private garden island, study local animals, including the largest turtles in the world and many endemic birds, visit several national parks, explore the wild jungle on one of the islands, fry wild firebird... well, or just meat and fish at the BBQ under the palm trees on the beach, if we can't catch the firebird this time ;)
By the way, a little about food. The island was under Portugal and France for a long time, so excellent culinary traditions have formed here. There will be a cook on our trip and we can cook whatever we want, but there will be restaurants with delicious local cuisine along the way. And yet, Seychelles is considered a paradise for fishermen. We just cast the line and caught the fish right away. Therefore, fresh seafood will surely be there. And real hunters can try to catch a lobster, there will be enough time for this.
This region is special for its unique nature and complete calm. Seychelles is considered a luxury vacation, so not everyone can afford to relax there. There are not many tourists there and you can safely relax in the company of like-minded people. An ideal option to relax after an active working year.
Mahé, December 9 & 16
We arrive on this island and this is our starting and ending point. This is the largest island in the country, on which the capital, Victoria, and many attractions are located. The highest point of the country is also located here - 905 meters, and there are several waterfalls and many famous beaches.
We recommend that you arrive 1-2 days before the start of our trip and see the sights, as well as get to know the organizers and each other.
Ste Anne and La Digue, December 10
Ste. Anne Island is a national marine park. There is one high-end hotel on the island, but otherwise, it is untouched. Of course, it is a pleasure to snorkel here and see the very rich marine world. There are more than 150 species of fish here.
The island itself is also very interesting. The slopes are full of flowers, fruit trees, wild cinnamon, and the famous Coco de Mehr palms with huge fruits.
La Digue is a small island with 2 thousand inhabitants. There are almost no vehicles, and due to this, it seems that time has stopped on it. And I think that here are the best beaches in the region, just look at the photo! The racy film Emmanuelle was also filmed there ;)
We will take bicycles and ride around the island, seeing its beauty from the ground.
Coco and Grande Soeur, December 11
Coco is also an island that is part of the marine park. In 1996, it was included in the list of the best snorkeling locations in the world. In other respects, it is similar to La Digue.
Grand Seur is a private island, landing on it is prohibited, but not for us :) This is where fabulous beaches, green lawns, and huge turtles are.
St. Pierre and Praslin, December 12-13
Saint-Pierre is the most beautiful island in the region, almost all advertising campaigns are filmed on it, and it is also the country's hallmark. Here the beaches look like in the Bounty commercial.
Praslin is much bigger, surrounded by a coral reef. Its Anze Lazio and Anse Georgette beaches are in the top 10 of the best in the world. Valee De Mai National Park, which is listed as a UNESCO heritage site, is the highlight of the island. Here you can also see black parrots — the rarest birds in the world.
Here we will walk through the jungle of the island, we will go out on the other side on the beaches, where we can fry BBQ and watch the big turtles. The yacht will go around the island, meet us on this beach and take us to the Doctor's house.
Cousin, December 14
A small wild island, the perfect place to take a break and relax. Of course, there are also many beaches. Here you can safely fish and enjoy the rum.
Mahé, December 15
We will return to the island of Mahé, from which we set off, but on the other side of it.