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Indian Ocean Yacht Charter

Some of the world’s best island destinations are in the Indian Ocean, and a yacht charter offers you the best opportunity to experience these special places.

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  • pristine coral reefs
  • Secluded white sand beaches
  • stunning natural seascapes

Sailing the Indian Ocean

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Sail the precious tropical jewels of the Seychelles which offer a true desert island experience, with the clearest waters and beaches with the whitest, finest sand. 

From our bases you can reach tropical and exotic wildlife among coral reefs, rainforests and azure lagoons. There are so many things to explore on a sailing vacation in the Indian Ocean, from vibrant fish and colorful birds to sweet-smelling vanilla plantations and exotic flowers.

Sailing the Indian Ocean is a fantastic option for those who love swimming, snorkeling and diving. The underwater world in this region showcases delicate and intricate marine ecosystems. You’ll see turtles, rays and even hammerhead sharks.

The food you’ll find served within the countries in the Indian Ocean will tantalize your taste buds with its fusion of Asian, Indian, French and African cuisines. Try delicious fish curries and local fish cooked under hot coals. Receive a friendly welcome while sailing the Indian Ocean from locals who will make your vacation so memorable.

Deciding on an Indian Ocean yacht charter means you are taking yourself to one of the world’s bucket list destinations. It really is impossible to describe the true natural beauty of this paradise region.

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Set sail from our base in the Seychelles to experience crystal clear waters, tropical islands, azure lagoons, white-sand beaches and the outstanding natural beauty of the Indian Ocean and its many islands.


Discover one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Top things to do in the Indian Ocean


From the double Coco de Mer coconuts to black parrots and giant tortoises, the granitic and coral islands of the Seychelles really are the epitome of what we understand as paradise. It‘s home to unique beauty and you can sail La Digue, Cousin’s nature reserve, Curieuse’s marine park and Praslin.

When is the best time to visit the Indian Ocean?

Indian Ocean guest enjoying sailing vacations in yacht charter

The best time to visit the Indian Ocean varies depending on which country you are visiting. 

In the Seychelles, the best time to sail is April to May or October to November.

However, sailing in high season means better weather but that comes at the price of busier cruising grounds.

What are the sailing conditions in the Indian Ocean?

The sailing conditions in the Indian Ocean include the trade winds, which blow NW between December and February in the Seychelles.

What are the mooring fees in the Indian Ocean?

Indian Ocean mooring fees will vary depending on where you are sailing, especially if you want to enter a commercial port or marina.

National park fees also depend on which country you are visiting. In the Seychelles, you will need to budget around $15 per day to visit the national parks.

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Useful information for Indian Ocean yacht charters

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Where is the Indian Ocean located?

The third largest ocean, the Indian Ocean is between Africa, Asia, Australia and the Southern Ocean.

What is the currency in the Indian Ocean?

Each country in the Indian Ocean has its own currency. For the Seychelles it’s the Roupie Seychelloise.

What is the Wi-Fi connection like in the Indian Ocean?

The Wi-Fi connection and internet access on the islands in the Indian Ocean varies. There is free Wi-Fi in some places in the Seychelles. Some countries in the Indian Ocean operate Wi-Fi networks which you can access by buying a card.

What is the best way to get to the Indian Ocean?

The best way to reach the Indian Ocean from the US depends on which country you are sailing from. You can fly via Abu Dhabi, Paris or Dubai for the Seychelles.

Discover Indian Ocean charter vacations with Dream Yacht Charter

Sailing Indian Ocean

Take the helm of one of our catamarans or monohulls and create your own Indian Ocean sailing adventure, where you can make the most of the world’s finest paradise islands.

Skippered Indian Ocean charters

No sailing qualifications are needed, you just need a love of adventure. Hire a skipper and enjoy a sailing vacation where you relax while your yacht is sailed for you.

Indian Ocean cabin charters

Our by the cabin cruise charters include the Seychelles. Relax as a professional team sails your yacht and serves full-board meals while you enjoy time on board with a double cabin and private bathroom.

Luxury Indian Ocean crewed charters

Discover the ultimate all-inclusive sailing vacation and hire your own private, luxury yacht. Tailor your meals and itinerary to your preferences and be looked after by your own captain and hostess.

Indian Ocean sailing itinerary

Research your Indian Ocean yacht charter with suggestions from our expert team. They’ve suggested itineraries in the Seychelles to help you sail the Indian Ocean and make the most of your sailing vacation.


Seychelles, Mahe

Base Guide Bareboat pdf 576.96 KB
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Dive Center Bareboat pdf 316.37 KB
Drink List Bareboat pdf 762.63 KB
Itinerary Proposal With Northwest Winds Bareboat doc 113.00 KB
Itinerary Proposal With South East Winds Bareboat doc 131.50 KB
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List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat docx 92.83 KB
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Proposal Itinerary With Northwest Wind 6 Days doc 112.00 KB
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Special Diets Cabin pdf 92.75 KB
Typical Bareboat pdf 113.87 KB

Seychelles, Praslin

Bar Bareboat pdf 714.07 KB
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Chart Bareboat pdf 149.93 KB
Cruise Bar Menu Cabin pdf 776.13 KB
Dive Center Bareboat pdf 316.37 KB
Drink List Bareboat pdf 277.54 KB
Itinerary Proposal With Northwest Winds Bareboat doc 113.00 KB
Itinerary Proposal With South East Winds Bareboat doc 131.50 KB
Itinerary With N W Winds Bareboat pdf 50.68 KB
Itinerary With N W Winds Bareboat pdf 8.81 KB
Itinerary With S E Winds Bareboat pdf 8.73 KB
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Itinerary Bareboat pdf 5.29 KB
List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat pdf 143.94 KB
Preference List pdf 100.91 KB
Proposal Itinerary With Northwest Wind 6 Days doc 112.00 KB
Sailing Resume Bareboat doc 87.50 KB
Special Diets Cabin pdf 92.75 KB
Typical Bareboat pdf 113.87 KB

Why should I book with Dream Yacht?

Dream Yacht Worldwide is now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you:

  • A diverse fleet of yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor.
  • We have 40+ exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds.
  • You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence.
  • You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice.
  • We’re also a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business.

What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself?

The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. Many destinations require just relevant experience demonstrated by a sailing resume.

To charter in the Mediterranean, it is mandatory that you hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities for bareboat charters in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Malta, Montenegro and Turkey. Other destinations that require a license include Madagascar, Seychelles, Thailand, Brazil and Sweden. For Belize, the port authority will issue a certificate of competency and an application is made on arrival.

You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and destination requirements before booking.

By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of the charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel.

What is a skippered yacht charter?

A skippered yacht charter is when you rent one of our boats for you and your guests and a professional skipper sails it for you. No sailing experience is needed.

You will need to choose a yacht with a cabin for your skipper to sleep in as they are responsible for your yacht for the duration of your charter. We will find the skipper for you once you have found your perfect destination and yacht.

You will need to pay for your skipper’s food. You can invite the skipper to dine with you on board or out at a local restaurant.

What is the difference between crewed and by the cabin charters?

Our by the cabin charter charters offer exciting destination tours on a set itinerary crafted by our destination experts. You can book a double cabin and private bathroom and will share the boat with other guests who have booked the other available cabins. You will be looked after by a professional skipper and hostess with itineraries ranging from three to 11 nights. There is a set menu and included meals and drinks vary depending on location.

Can you tell me about your yachts?

Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection.

In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base.

Do I need insurance?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing.

We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.

The following options are available in limited locations:

  • Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.
  • Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.

Ever considered a Cabin Cruise?

As pioneers in the industry, Dream Yacht was one of the first to develop the Cabin Cruise concept. It’s an ideal choice for solo or couples travelers seeking relaxed adventure, exotic destinations, and unique local cultures in an intimate, social setting – in comfort at sea.

Our promise

Private accommodations

Comfortable and private standard double cabins with ensuite bathroom

Curated itineraries

Experience world-class destinations, local culture and excursions with our expertly curated itineraries


An affordable and intimate experience without the need to book an entire yacht or provide sailing qualifications

Vetted crew

Enjoy our professional crew with a strong local knowledge and friendly service

Full board meals

Enjoy fresh and delicious cuisine prepared and served daily

Choose your mood

Relax on deck socializing with fellow travelers, kayak or snorkel from your yacht, or enjoy exploring ashore

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Simply wonderful! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thank you so much!


Exumas Cabin

Great class. Very professional and great service!


Antigua Bareboat

Just what we needed to get out of a year of lockdown, see new places and connect with nature. Highly recommended for your next sailing adventure!


St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and wonderful stay on board. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.


Guadeloupe Skippered

I have just returned from another fantastic week of sailing at your base in Pula and would like to thank everyone involved for making this possible at such short notice and without any problems.


Guadeloupe Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect base with super facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was fantastic and knew the area very well.


Croatia Skippered

What an EXCELLENT experience. We just returned from a week long charter with skipper from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. Paxos, Antipaxos and the old town of Corfu were beautiful and the secluded bays we got to visit thanks to our local skipper Nicholas were simply stunning. Fly and Flops was yesterday – we will only charter with Dream Yacht for the foreseeable future.


Greece Skippered

Our group of 10 had a WONDERFUL time in French Polynesia from May 21-28, 2022! The food was fantastic: captain and cook, husband and wife: Henry and Mehee (sp) were amazing and the whole experience on board was a dream! We can’t wait to book another trip through Dream Yacht


Tahiti Crewed Premium

Dream Yacht provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monohulls from Scrub Island. The boats were in very good condition and perfectly prepared, the staff friendly and helpful. I had worked for a number of charter companies over the years but Dream Yacht is one of the


British Virgin Islands Bareboat

The new boat was in perfect condition and best condition for exploring bays and islands. I could never have imagined that this could be so much fun and enjoyable and we are already looking forward to the next upcoming trip in the Ionian


Scandinavia Bareboat

Baja is now my favorite place. There was something for everyone: sailing under northerly winds with mostly calm evenings, snorkeling, fishing, secluded sandy beaches, pelican feedings, being greeted by barking sea lions, and exploring the geology of Ispiritu Santo Island. Dream Yacht Base La Paz provided competent professional support with a well-equipped and maintained boat. We were wonderfully cooked by an on-board chef arranged with Dream Yacht, which meant more free time for all of us. An unforgettable vacation and adventure connected with nature.


Mexico Crewed Premium

All the staff were fantastic and made our trip a memorable one. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic. The service throughout the trip was always top notch!


Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommendable. Perfect service. Will charter again and recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.


Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of fantastic sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. My thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our cook.


Sardinia Skippered

For a first cruise as a skipper, the Mediterranean is perfect. The service of Dream Yacht is too!


France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and got engaged on our very first night of sailing! We will surely come back one day. We were beginners, we were guided very well and that gave us a lot of confidence.


Australia Bareboat

The experience on board far exceeded our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. Her creativity and delicious meals were incredible. Thomas was an excellent skipper, he “felt” our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, bareboat with crew in New Caledonia.


New Caledonia Crewed Premium

Once again a fantastic sail with a great crew. Thanks again to a great captain and cook. Was totally fantastic.


Seychelles Cabin

A very excellent sailing vacation – especially the crew was fantastic. I would sail with Dream Yacht again and highly recommend them.


Guadeloupe Bareboat

I loved the vacation and am not sure this trip can ever be topped. Everything about it was incredible. The captain and crew were great, helpful, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We loved it.


Greece Crewed Premium

We just returned from one of your Lagoon 52F’s last week in St. Thomas! We had the trip of a lifetime sailing around St. Thomas and St. John!


US Virgin Islands Bareboat

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