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All guests aboard each boat must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the charter.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Bahamian Government requires all visitors to obtain a Health Visa for entry into the Bahamas.

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ASA Med Sailing - Seychelles Flotilla

Eden Bleu, Praslin Island, Felicite Island and more...

ASA Med Sailing - Seychelles Flotilla

Eden Bleu, Praslin Island, Felicite Island and more...

The Seychelles, the Garden of Eden in the middle of the Indian Ocean. These islands are about 1,000 NM off the African coast and NE of Madagascar, but this trip of a lifetime will reward you with unforgettable memories. Sailors are starting to discover these wonderful islands with their unique fauna and flora, translucent blue waters, and friendly, hospitable people. It literally is a melting pot of Africans, Europeans, and Indians. English, French and Creole are the official languages.

Sail with us on comfortable catamarans during a one-week cruise and explore with us the islands of Praslin with its huge and bizarrely shaped Cocos de Mer coconuts, Curieuse with its giant tortoises, La Digue with its giant red granite rock formations, larger than the Baths in the BVI. Snorkel along the islands of Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Ile St. Pierre and swim with the sea turtles. Try your luck trolling for Tuna while sailing. The Seychelles will not disappoint you. Sign up now to make sure your spot is reserved.

The flotilla cost per person is only $2,500.00 and a 50% deposit will secure your place. Book now as there is a limited number of yachts available and this trip will be booked fast.

This truly will be the trip of a lifetime!

Join us on a tour of the British Virgin Islands...
...not as a tourist, but as an exclusive guest onboard a mega yacht!
This winter, Arabella visits the British Virgin Islands. The BVI's are on the bucket list of every sailor and you have the opportunity to tour them on a mega-sailing yacht.
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  • Arabella Testimonial Marge

    “Steering a 157 foot schooner under full canvas in 20-25 plus winds was exciting, with the wind tearing at my hair. With beautiful blue skies and turquoise seas in 80 degrees, what could be better?”

    Marge Benning, Denver CO

  • Arabella Testimonial Tracy Kosbau

    “Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything. You just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh sea air and fantastic ports of call to explore. In a very short time, we all got to know each other and everyone felt like family to me. I learned a lot, and enjoyed sharing this brief moment in time and space on this lovely boat called the Arabella.”

    Tracy Kosbau

  • Arabella Testimonial Tim Shuman

    “What do a film producer, a tech consultant, a dad and his son have in common with a group of Puritans? They all boarded a boat named Arabella bound for Massachusetts, albeit 385 years apart. Unlike John Winthrop and crew the modern passengers sailed in comfort on an ASA sponsored voyage to Martha’s Vinyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk islands!”

    Tim Shuman

  • Arabella Testimonial Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

    “Absolutely no better way to relax… A full day of sailing aboard the “melts my heart” Arabella, lobster for dinner and slow trip back to the schooner during golden hour. Fantastic!”

    Fred Wyckoff and Gerri Haan

Everyone deserves this type of mega yacht sailing experience at some point in their lives, but few can afford it until now. ASA is giving you an opportunity to join us on this unique, and unforgettable, sailing vacation.

ASA Med Sailing – Seychelles Flotilla

The planned itineraries for the trips are essentially the same. Remember, all stops are subject to the captain’s discretion and may vary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Day 1 (Arrival Day): Saturday

Meet at The Eden Bleu Marina

We meet mid-morning, after a leisurely breakfast, at the Eden Bleu Marina on Mahe Island to get acquainted with our crew members and to plan the rest of the day, which will consist of provisioning for the week and getting checked in on our yachts.

Around 17:00, we can expect to leave the marina for a short haul to the island of Ste. Anne, where we will drop anchor and spend our first night on the water. Before sunset you will start seeing some huge flying creatures. These are the fruit bats leaving their roosts to go raid the local fruit trees. Before going to bed, relax on the trampoline of the catamaran and be amazed by the starry sky.


Day 2: Sunday

Praslin Island


After breakfast, we weigh the anchor and set sail for Praslin Island. We make a slight detour via the Mamelles island as this seems to be the best route to troll for Tuna.

We round the northern point of Praslin and go to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth. After dropping the hook, we go to shore in our dinghy to walk the white beach and admire the large rock formations. Anse Lazio has also some excellent snorkeling spots.

Our next stop is Anse Volbert, where we will spend the night at anchor. Dinner at the Café des Arts on the beach. The food is delicious but the service a bit slow. We are on island time. Gastronomic adventurers can try the fruit bat curry on the menu. Quite tasty...

Day 3: Monday

St. Pierre

Anse Volbert is very close to the tiny Ile St. Pierre, and, after breakfast, we can take our dinghies there for some nice snorkeling.

It is like swimming in a fish tank. Hundreds of colorful fish who do not seem to be bothered by our presence. We can even arrange for diving tours if we have certified divers on board who would like to go deeper.

After our morning swimming and snorkeling, we take our dinghies to Ile Curieuse, across from Praslin, and go visit the giant Aldabra tortoises. Some of these are well over one hundred years old.

By the way, these gentle descendants of dinosaurs love to have their necks scratched, literally for hours...
You can also look at the nursery with baby tortoises but don’t be surprised if they check your bags before you leave the island. The nearby boardwalk leads to an area of mangroves where, when the tide is in, you can see young lemon sharks and other juvenile fish species that use the plants’ protections to grow.
We will return to Anse Volbert for the night and have dinner on board, unless, after happy hour on the boats, the crews want to go back to shore for dinner at another restaurant.


Day 4: Tuesday

Felicite Island


Our next destination are the tiny Coco islands and Felicite Island for more spectacular snorkeling.
Make sure that you have waterproof cameras to record your snorkeling memories.
You certainly will spot sea turtles and baby sharks. From there it is a rather short sail to La Digue. Hopefully, we arrive there early enough to get a mooring inside the well protected port. There is no seawall to step on from the boats.

Here, we will have to drop the anchor in the middle of the channel and then back up towards the shore where Steven, the resident boat boy, will take our stern lines and attach them to rocks on the shore. We can rent bikes or a chauffeured golf cart to go visit the island. The monumental red granite rocks on the beaches are breathtaking. You don’t know where to start when taking pictures.

There are very few cars on La Digue. Most of the transportation is done on bicycles, golf carts or oxen drawn carts, but still, one has to be careful as some free roaming giant tortoises make for nasty speedbumps.

La Digue has a few stores, and we can replenish our provisions and we can also fill up our water tanks. We will have dinner on shore in one of the several restaurants.

Day 5: Wednesday

Baie Ste

Across from La Digue, we have Baie Ste. Anne with its small port on Praslin Island and from there, we take ground transportation to Vallee de Mai National Park where the huge Cocos de Mer grow.

A local guide will show us around and introduce us to the endemic fauna of this island and to all the interesting facts about the strangely shaped Cocos de Mer. Very interesting...

We will have dinner on shore or aboard based on the wishes of the crew.


Day 6: Thursday

Island of Mahe


Let’s get heading back to the main island of Mahe where we will need to return our boats on Friday.

It is a good 26NM to the large bay of Beau Vallon where there is a beautiful large beach with plenty of resorts and restaurants.

On the way down there, we can try our luck again trolling for some fish.

We will spend the night at anchor in the bay and, depending on the wishes of the crew, we can dinghy ashore and have dinner at my favorite place, La Plage, where they even serve Belgian beer, or we could have dinner on board if we had luck with our fishing.

Day 7: Friday

Return to Eden Bleu

We can relax a bit more and enjoy more sailing, swimming, and snorkeling before returning to the base.

You can stay on board that night and disembark by 09:30 on Saturday or you can spend the night at a nearby hotel or B&B.


Available Boats & Cabins

The rates include the Captain’s fees, fuel, water and any dockage/mooring necessary for the charter.

Monohull Cabin (single or double)

 

$1,995.00 per person, double occupancy

Total: $3,990.00 per cabin 

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Catamaran Cabin (single or double)

 

$2,150.00 per person, double occupancy

Total: $4,300.00 per cabin


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Your Sailing Hosts

Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila have been organizing sailing flotillas with the American Sailing Association for since 2009 and have introduced many sailors and non-sailors to fascinating destinations in the Mediterranean and the Seychelles.

They know the sailing waters and show participants places that many tourists
do not know. They put a very heavy emphasis on safety while ensuring that all participants go home with fun and unforgettable vacation memories.

Jean, a native of Belgium, lives with Mila, his Peruvian-born wife, in Florida. He holds a USCG 100T Master license and teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 114 and 118 in Florida and the Mediterranean.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • To book this trip, a 50% deposit is required, of which $150.00 is non- refundable. The balance will be due 45 days prior to departure
  • Participants will need to adhere to all health, safety and travel regulations in place at the time of the event.
  • Participants MUST have an international travel policy in place with a cancellation “for any reason” clause.
  • If the charter has to be cancelled due to a government mandate or for any other reason beyond our control, a voucher will be issued for the following year.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and sea conditions.

For reservations or more info, call (941) 258-8890 or email us at: sailing@medsailingadventures.com or Book Now

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Getting To The British Virgin Islands

For more information about getting to the BVIs and what to do and where to stay while you’re here visit bvitourism.com

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Oct 22nd, 2022

ASA Med Sailing - Seychelles Flotilla
October 22nd – 29th, 2022

ASA Med Sailing - Seychelles Flotilla
October 22nd – 29th, 2022

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