A relaxing cruise in the Indian Ocean to discover wild Madagascar, sailing in the enchanting setting of this little known African island and exploring this uncontaminated country. You will find super white beaches immersed in nature, overlooking a transparent sea surrounded by palms and coral reefs, into a natural diversity that will leave you breathless. To sail in this corner of paradise, just contact us for a customized quotation for the sailboat or the catamaran of your dreams.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Nosy Be, Madagascar|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
Skipper (from 1.260€)
Hostess (from 850€)
Dinghy outboard engine (from 60€)
Extra ports and buoys (approx. 100€)
On-line galley with delivery on board
From €1.980 per week for a boat with 3 cabins and 1 bathroom.
Catamarans with 4 double cabins and 2/4 bathrooms are also available, ideal for a group of 6 or 8 people.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
You can fly to Antananarivo International Airport (iata code: TNR) and then take an internal flight to Nosy Be-Fascene Airport (iata code: NOS) or fly directly to this airport, which is only 27 minutes by taxi from your departure base. Do not hesitate to contact us: we are available for advice.
|Language||International crew and guests.|
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Day 1: Check-In
Check-in available from 5 p.m. at the embarkation Marina. After the technical check-in and a short presentation of the boat, you can take your seat in the cabins and board the galley before setting sail. We set sail towards Nosy Tanikely as first stop, where it is possible to visit the National Reservation, snorkeling and swimming with friendly and colorful fishes, maybe also with marine tortoises. Next stop is Mamoke island, old colonial village, immersed inside the rainy forest, where you could find some giant tortoises slowly walking by your side.
The first day will see a short sail from Mamoke to Baie des Russes, or Russian Bay, a quiet bay to explore, coming into contact with the fauna and in particular the rare Pygargue. We usually organise a barbeque dinner on this pristine beach.
The next island is the private paradise of Nosy Iranja, known as 'Turtle Island', a place where hawksbill turtles are protected and breed. You can admire the natural spectacle of egg-laying, while also enjoying the company of friendly lemurs. This island is the perfect place for diving, with a seabed rich in colourful corals and where you can observe all forms of sea creatures. Occasionally, it is also possible to meet whales and dolphins while swimming. Dinner will take place at the typical Nosy Iranja Lodge on the island.
After the breakfast on board, wind will guide us towards the archipelago of Radama, where you will have the opportunity to snorkeling and swiming in the crystal clear water in Nosy Kalakajoro. Do you want to live the feeling of swimming by the side of rays, groupers and leopard sharks? Join the scuba diving organised for snorkeling lovers!
After breakfast, we continue our exploration towards another part of the archipelago, Nosy Ovy. Venture with the rest of the crew up the hill where the Mahabo royal tombs were built, into the rainforest and traditional coffee plantations. This stop is also a paradise for snorkellers. Nosy Anatanimora will be the lagoon of choice to spend the night: get in touch with the friendly inhabitants and enjoy a perfect dinner of fish caught right by the sea.
On the sixth day, we sail to Baramahamsy Bay, a river area surrounded by pristine mangroves and coconut trees, and have the opportunity to snorkel in the coral reef. In the village of Marohariva you will experience local hospitality first-hand. The evening barbeque will be based on fresh fish caught by the locals, and you will be able to enjoy this paradise under a starry night; this bay will also be the anchorage for the night.
This dream voyage is now coming to an end: the last day will be sailing from Baramahamay Bay to Nosy Be, the initial starting point. You will enjoy the crystal-clear water for the duration of the sail. Return to the Marina at 18:00 hours, with overnight stay in port included.
Day 8: Check-out
Disembarkation is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The itinerary may be subject to variations based on weather conditions, safety conditions and the technical assessments of the captain of the boat. This program is intended as indicative and not binding.
The landscapes, the animals and the plants you will find in Madagascar are simply unique. Close to the equator, with a surprising series of habitats (from rainforests to deserts, from mountains to mangrove swamps), it is one of the most important countries in the planet in terms of biodiversity.