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 €1.050)
Hostess (from €850)
Outboard engine for dinghy (from €60)
Extra ports and buoys (approx. €100)
Food provisions on-line with delivery on board
Tailor-made rent insurance
From 1.980 € per week for a boat with 3 cabins and 1 bathroom.
Catamarans also available with 4 double cabins and 2/4 bathrooms ideal for a group of 6 and 8 people.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
By plane: we recommend flying on Nosy Be Fascene Airport (iata code: TNR) by calling in Antananarivo (iata code: TNR). Nosy Be Airport is a 45-minute by taxi from the small marina where the boats will be moored. Don't hesitate to contact us: we are available for any 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 some 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 be a short navigation from Mamoke to Baie des Russes, or Russian Bay, a quiet bay to explore, getting in touch with the fauna and the rare Pygargue. Usually we organise a barbeque in this unpolluted beach.
Next island is the private paradise Nosy Iranja, known as the 'Turtles islands', a place where turtles are protected and si riproducono; you could admire the emotional sight of the eggs deposition, also with the comany of some lemurs. This islands depicts the perfect spot for snorkeling, with seabottoms full of corals and wonderful marine creatures. It's also possible to meet whales and dolphins while you are swimming. Dinner served in a typical island place, the Nosy Iranja Lodge.
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 set sail towards another area of the archipelago, Nosy Ovy. Venture with the rest of the crew to the hill where you will find the regal graves of Mahabo, enter inside the rainy forest and the typical coffee plants. Also this island is a daydream for snorkeling lovers. Nosy Anatanimora will be the selected mooring where we will spend the night: get in touch with the welcoming local people and enjoy the delicious fish dinner, that was fished directly in this sea.
During the sixth day we set sail towards Baramahamay Bay, fluviale territory surrounded by unpolluted nature made by mangroves and coconut palms, having the opportunity to snorkeling in the coral reef. In Marohariva's village you will directy experience the kind hospitality that characterise the local inhabitants, enjoying this paradise under a marvellous starry night. This bay will be the mooring for tonight.
This dream holiday is ending: the last day will be navigating from Baramahamay Bay to Nosy Be, the departure spot. You will enjoy the crystal blue water for the entire duration of the last sailing. Return to the Marina at 18:00 with overnight stay in the 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.
|Not to be missed|
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.