Seychelles - Indian Ocean Sailing
Date to board: 26 June 2019 (3 pm
Disembark: 6 July 2019 (9 am disembark)
Times of provisioning and chart briefings to be settled later
Level III Sailing - some open ocean.
brisk SE winds
Cost Estimate: $1700 per person - see below
Includes boat, insurance, beverages, food,
Seychelles International Airport : Code SEZ
Getting 10,000 miles by air looks to be relatively expensive.
But then again:
|Don't go first class. :-)|
|It is a longish trip from US, so prices match. |
|Make this trip efficient by stopping along the way for a
|Some travel information
|General Information about the Islands
|Goals: First boat reserved by Sep 30.
boat (if enough crew and skipper) by Oct 31
For more details, call Joe at 408-234-4268, or email at
exegrec3 at yahoo dot com.
The Seychelles are an impressive destination for a yacht charter, with gorgeous
tropical islands, sandy beaches and imposing granite rocks polished by the
relentless waves of the Indian Ocean. They are known for giant palm trees and
the famous coco de mer coconuts and turquoise inlets fringed with lush green
takamakas shading fine, white sand beaches.
Encounter giant tortoises, sea turtles and huge coconut crabs, or even
swim alongside the world’s largest fish species: the magnificent whale
shark. Diving and snorkelling in the Seychelles is among the very best
on Earth, with the native wildlife largely unafraid of humans.
|Sunsail 444 Catamaran
RESERVED ON 9/10/18
(same type as sailed in Greece 2015)
|Cool looking Virtual
How to join:
- Call or email Joe with questions.
deposit check for $400 to:
Once the trip is confirmed with enough signups and boat is reserved (learn by email
notification), make your air reservations.
Second deposit $600 by January 6, 2019
Final payment (around $800) by April 6, 2019
1760 Laurentian Way
Sunnyvale CA 94087
||After the sail committed to a Tanzania bike
trip in and around the Serengeti National park.
||grad present, deposit received
||maybe to Africa afterwards
||part of the UCSB contingent
||Paul Rygaard ?
Estimate: $1700 per person (prime season for sailing
at south latitudes)
This is higher than the typical LIG tour. That is due primarily to the
fact that it is 10 day trip, not 7 days. Also due to the remoteness of the
Seychelles where all fuel and many foodstuffs are imported.
The $1900 is based on the first boat costs with a nominal 8 people. If ultimately there are two
boats, we will be splitting the full cost equally. The cost may be
about $20 less if the first boat is crewed at 10 people instead of 8.
This cost is estimated based on the expected
number of people who sign up, the cost of
the boat hat we have reserved, split provisioning (the food on
board), restaurants on shore, beverages, bar and a small buffer. Some items are estimates, and
are based on previous cruises.
There is a second deposit due at the six month point of $600. This
covers the fixed boat costs. This total deposit of $1000 per person is non refundable if you
ultimately cancel out, and
another person cannot be found to take your place.
Full payment will be
due on April 6th.
|trip deposit fall 2018 of $400|
|second deposit Jan 2019 of $600|
|final payment Apr 2019 of $700|
Any trip payment not spent will be refunded after we get back from the trip.
Assumptions for boat and provisioning estimate:
Late June sail for 11 days and 10 nights.
provisioning on boat $40/day/person (Possibly online, for example:
Beverage allowance of $200 per person
This estimate does not include
airfare, souvenirs, extra nights
lodging, dive boat costs, scuba gear costs, or other touring in Seychelles or
8/27/18 First Draft with initial
9/1/18 Added three sign-ups
within hours after public posting
9/8/18 Added three more signups
to make 8. First boat crewed.
9/10/18 Made boat reservation.
Set the dates.
9/13/18 Added two more crew to the
wait list for 2ncd boat.
9/24/18 Two backed out of 2nd boat.
3 people still known to be considering
10/13/18 Added two more people with
deposits to the wait list.
10/16/18 Decision to add the 2 crew
to the 1st boat. Adjusted prices.