Experience

Yacht Week East Africa is designed to give you an amazing sailing experience while exploring East Africa. You’ll explore beautiful islands and white sandy beaches, eat amazing food, go on adventures and party hard, all while fully experiencing East African culture. Our Next Stop: THE SEYCHELLES, August 31st – September 9th 2018.

Destinations*

Beau Vallon, Mahé Island

Silhouette Island

Peite Anse, Southern Mahé Island

Praslin Island

Curieuse Island

La Digue Island

Eden Island

 

 

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*Order of events is tentative

2018 Itinerary*

Friday, August 31
Location: Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles
Host Hotel: Savoy Resort and Spa
Available Activities: Arrive, Get settled…
YachtWeekEA Event(s): Welcome Dinner @ Host Hotel; Afterparty in Beau Vallon

Saturday, September 1
Location: Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles
Host Hotel: Savoy Resort and Spa
Available Activities: Sightseeing, Shopping, Prepare for sailing
YachtWeekEA Event(s): Town Market Visit; All-White Day Party in Beau Vallon

Sunday, September 2
Location: Beau Vallon Beach – All Aboard!
Stop: Silhouette Island, Seychelles
Available Activities: Snorkeling, Tropical Rainforest Hike
YachtWeekEA Event(s): Yacht Hopping

Monday, September 3
Stops: Petite Anse, Southern Mahé, Seychelles
Available Activities: Fishing, Snorkeling
YachtWeekEA Event(s): YachtWeekEA Event in Southern Mahe

Tuesday, September 4
Stop: Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles
Available Activities: Beachtime, Snorkeling
YachtWeekEA Event(s): Photo Shoots, Praslin Reality Tour, YachtWeekEA Party on Praslin

Wednesday, September 5
Stop: Curieuse Island, Seychelles
Available Activities: Swimming, Beachtime
YachtWeekEA Event(s): Beach BBQ and Bonfire Chillout under the stars

Thursday, September 6
Stop: La Digue, Seychelles
Available Activities: Bike Riding, Snorkeling, Beachtime
YachtWeekEA Event(s): “Stunt Day”, Yacht Hopping

Friday, September 7
Stop: La Digue, Seychelles
Available Activities: Bike Riding, Snorkeling, Beachtime
YachtWeekEA Event(s): YachtWeekEA Party on La Digue

Saturday, September 8
Location: Eden Island, Seychelles
Available Activities: Exploring
YachtWeekEA Event(s): YachtWeekEA Full Moon Party on Eden Island

Sunday, September 9
Departures

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*Order of events is tentative

Package Details

Includes:

Airport Transfers

Swag bag with surprise contents

Welcome Dinner Party + access to all YachtWeekEA Parties

2 nights of hotel accommodations on Mahé Island, including breakfast

7 nights of Yacht accommodations, including a Skipper and Cook

Fuel, Docking/Moorings Fees

One day of scheduled Photo Shoots

All Gratuities

 

Not Included:

Groceries

Flight to Mahé Island, Seychelles

Optional Excursions

Additional gratuities for excellent service

Travel and Health Insurance

 

FAQs

  1. What is Yacht Week East Africa? Yacht Week East Africa is a sailing event that celebrates East African culture. After two days of exploring on land, you will practically live on a yacht for a week and explore beautiful islands located in East Africa, all while fully experiencing East African culture. You will share your yacht with other great people, have food prepared for you, and indulge in your favorite drinks with a soundtrack that you select playing in the background. ***Please note that Yacht Week East Africa is not associated with any other yachting events taking place in other regions of the world. ***

 

  1. What type of yachts are available? How many people will be on each yacht? We will use 40-55 foot catamarans that have 4-6 rooms. Each room will sleep two people. Therefore, there will be 8-12 guests on each yacht. There will also be a skipper and cook on each yacht. 

 

  1. Can you elaborate on the “tentative” itinerary? While we expect to maintain our established itinerary, we reserve the right to change routing and/or the order of events in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions. Any changes will be communicated to guests as early as possible.

 

  1. How do I reserve my spot? Once the booking window opens, you’ll be able to select your boat level, and Click on the “reserve my spot” link. You will then be able to make a $500 deposit that will reserve your spot. Afterwards, there will be 6 monthly auto- payments to the same method of payment.

 

  1. What is your roommate policy? I have a group that will be booking together, how do I ensure that we are on the same yacht? Once you’ve reserved your spot, we’ll pair you with a roommate and a yacht crew. If you have your own crew, just have everyone book as soon as possible then email us at [email protected] to submit the names of the people in your crew. We’ll then make sure you are all on the same yacht.

 

  1. What is the refund policy? A full refund, (less the $500 non-refundable deposit), is possible through April 30th, 2018. Email us at [email protected] if you need to cancel. Alternatively, you can transfer your reservation to another person.

 

  1. How do I get to the Seychelles? If you are coming from the US, the major airlines that conduct the routes are: Emirates, (through Dubai), Qatar Airways, (through Doha), and  Eithad Airways, (through Abu Dhabi).  If you are coming from South Africa, you can fly direct from Johannesburg on Air Seychelles.  If you are coming from the UK, Ethiopian Airways, (through Addis Ababa), and Emirates, (through Dubai), are viable options. For those coming from Tanzania, Kenya Airways, through Nairobi is the best option.

 

  1. Is a Visa required to visit the Seychelles? Seychelles is a visa-free country, therefore, there are no visa requirements for any person wishing to visit.

Contact Us

Please note that the booking window for 2018 is now closed. For those that have booked, we look forward to seeing you in the Seychelles!

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Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!