Water Sports in Seychelles

Seychelles which is officially known as the Republic of Seychelles is a popular tourist destination which is situated 1500 km off East Africa. Attracting tourists from all over the world, Seychelles is a paradise for honeymooners, family and leisure travellers. It is an archipelago of 115 islands out of which 41 are granite islands and the remaining 74 are low-lying coral atolls and reef islands. Housing collection of islands, there are plenty of beaches where you can relax and enjoy the serene beauty of the picturesque landscape. The pristine white sandy beaches, colourful myriad shacks and delicious cuisine is all you need to enjoy your Seychelles tour packages.

The wide variety of flora and fauna makes up the most part of Seychelles tourism and it is no less than a paradise that is blessed with tranquillity and serenity. With lofty granite boulders, palm-fringed forests and azure waters, Seychelles is a one-stop destination for all kinds of travellers. This beautiful and famed island is known for having some of the best beaches in the world and the sea waters are so pure that the beaches often show multitude shades of blue. Seychelles is a favoured holiday destination where you can have an amazing time with your loved ones making your Seychelles packages memorable and worthwhile.

Imagine you wake up in your beautiful suite to ponder the day ahead: breakfast served on your own private sundeck, a leisurely walking along the beach, a spa massage, and then head to snorkelling or walking –chances are you won’t even have to swim so long as most islands are surrounded by shallow reefs. And what better to end the day than sunset drinks and delicious dinner at the ocean’s edge with your better half making your Seychelles Honeymoon package unforgettable.

Seychelles is a haven for adventure lovers and it is no doubt one of the top holiday destinations for an enthralling adventure vacation. With deep Blue Ocean, soft white sand beaches and enthralling adventurous sites, Seychelles has a lot in store for the travellers. From scuba diving, surfing to snorkelling and other water sports, this island is a perfect place to ooze off your adrenaline rush. And the water sports in Seychelles are everything you need to make your Seychelles tour packages worth every penny.

If you have that adrenaline rush inside and exploring Seychelles ‘ amazing marine life is your thing, then experience the thrill of these 5 water sports in Seychelles while on a vacation at this tropical island.

Surfing

seychelles Surfing

Popular amidst the locals and adventure freaks, surfing is one of the best water sports that will boost your inner adrenaline rush. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean allow travellers to test their skills in surfing. Be it the longboard surfers or the shortboard ones, this island destination is an ideal place for your Seychelles Tour Packages. Because of its shallow continental shelf and exposure to South-west swell, surfing is not that famous in Seychelles. The waves here might not be of your desired type but it does have some hidden gems that provide you with the satisfaction and the thrill you are seeking.

Best time to go surfing:  October-December

Famous Surfing hotspots: Anse Forbans, Grand Anse Beach, Anse Lazio in Praslin, Anse Patate in La Digue and various others.

Kayaking

Seychelles Kayaking

Kayaking is described as one of the environment-friendly water sports in Seychelles and allows one to explore the stunning mangroves, enjoy the open spaces, feel the fresh air and also gives you the chance to see the sights of beautiful coves while trying your hands in Kayaking. This adventurous activity compared to other water sports is much safer than other water sports. The perfect sequence of pearls set in the crystalline clear waters of the Indian Ocean allows the travellers to kayak easily and making your Seychelles tour packages exciting. People of all ages can take part in this activity and is ideal for families and couple.

Best time to go Kayaking:  April- May, October-November

Famous Kayaking hotspots: The famous route is from Round Island to Moyenne Island, Port Launay in Mahe, Takamaka in Mahe Island, Au Cap in Praslin etc.

Sailing

Seychelles Sailing - Seychelles water sport

Sailing is known to be the source of travelling from one island to another, but it is also one of the famous thrilling water sports in Seychelles. If the weather conditions and winds are suitable, sailing in Seychelles can be best experienced in inner islands. It is quite dangerous to sail in the outer islands as it increases the risk of destroying the coral reefs. This stunning island is blessed with plenty of coves and grottos and allows the travellers to indulge in the best of this adventure activity, making your Seychelles honeymoon packages worth remembering.

Best time to go sailing:  December to March (north-westerly winds), and May to September (south-easterly winds)

Famous sailing hotspots: La Digue Island, Praslin, Cerf Island, St. Anne Marine National Park etc.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling - Seychelles water sport

Snorkelling is one of the best ways to explore the underwater life of Seychelles.  Known as the second best water sports in Seychelles, snorkelling takes you one step closer to the marine rich life of the island. During this activity, travellers can witness the exotic fishes such as parrotfish, butterflyfish, batfish and various other 100 types of fish in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles that offer enthralling snorkelling tour to the adventure enthusiasts. The magnificent marine life of Seychelles is a sight to behold and lets you discover the amazing life of underwater through snorkelling.

Best time to go snorkelling:  December to March (north-westerly winds), and May to September (south-easterly winds)

Famous Snorkeling hotspots: Sainte-Anne, Baie, Ternay, Beau Vallon Bay, Port Launay in Mahe, Anse Lazio Beach in Praslin, Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue etc.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving Seychelles water sport

Considered to be the best water sports in Seychelles, Scuba Diving in Seychelles often go hand in hand and is a must-try adventure activity during your Seychelles packages. This activity offers an amazing underwater diving experience to all the adventure junkies. During the activity, one can marvel at the beautiful marine life and dive deep into the ocean. Seychelles is home to various dive sites, all from shallow 8m to the deepest 30m. With experienced instructor and the right equipment, scuba diving is worth trying and experiencing during your Seychelles Tour Packages.

Best time for scuba diving: April to November

Best scuba diving hotspots: St. Pierre, South Marianne Island, The Ennerdale Wreck, L’ilot, Desroches Island, Trompeuse Rocks etc.

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