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With its wonderful climate and warm clear seas, the Seychelles Islands provide an ideal centre for both cruising and sailing holidays. Few locations in the world offer sea going holidays where so many islands are within easy distance of each other, making both cruising and sailing both a leisurely and interesting experience.
Since the 9th century, when Arab seafarers first sailed the then uncharted waters off the east coast of Africa, Seychelles’ waters have been visited by a succession of sailors under a host of different flags. Phoenician traders, Polynesian adventurers, a Chinese flotilla and pirates - all navigated the Seychelles archipelago, leaving little behind except footprints in silver sands and tales of buried treasure.
Today, the Seychelles welcomes a new generation of sailors to its pristine waters to enjoy the myriad treasures that have remained wonderfully intact since the occupants of Arab dhows first wondered at these islands’ astonishing beauty. Each of the diverse islands set like gemstones in an azure sea offer year-round sailing combined with international and local charter companies that provide a wide selection of specialised craft, both skippered and bareboat, to offer the sailing experience of a lifetime.