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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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Highlights

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

Sailing the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean beach and yacht charters and boats

Sail the precious tropical jewels of the Seychelles which offers 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.

Seychelles

Discover one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Top things to do in the Indian Ocean

Seychelles

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.

Indian Ocean woman diving witch fishes on vacation

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 holiday.

Downloads

Seychelles, Mahe

Base Guide Bareboat pdf 576.96 KB
Base Guide Cabin pdf 577.00 KB
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 762.63 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
Itinerary With S E Winds Bareboat pdf 8.33 KB
Itinerary Bareboat pdf 6.59 KB
List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat docx 92.83 KB
List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat pdf 166.11 KB
List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat docx 23.45 KB
List Of Landing And Mooring Fees Bareboat pdf 121.51 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 docx 77.45 KB
Typical Bareboat pdf 113.87 KB

Seychelles, Praslin

Bar Bareboat pdf 714.07 KB
Base Guide Bareboat pdf 514.40 KB
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
Itinerary With S E Winds Bareboat pdf 8.33 KB
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 docx 77.45 KB
Typical Bareboat pdf 113.87 KB

What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.

Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:

  • More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
  • 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
  • 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
  • Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee

How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?

Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.

What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?

The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.

Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?

Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.

Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?

Minimum Age: 16 years old

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Absolutely amazing! Fred + Isabelle were so accommodating and did so much for us. Isabelle’s food was incredible. Thanks so much!

Laura

Exumas Cabin

Excellent. Very professional and great service!

Thomas

Antigua Bareboat

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

Johan

St. Martin Bareboat

Excellent cruise and very good stay. Skipper attentive, very pleasant and very professional.

Maxime

Guadeloupe Skippered

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

Mathias

Croatia Bareboat

The marina itself is a perfect starting point with great facilities! The Lagoon 42 was in good condition and the skipper was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area.”

Jonathan

Spain Skippered

What an AMAZING experience. We’ve just returned from a week long skippered charter from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian. Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu Old Town were beautiful and the secluded bays we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our local skipper, Nicholas, were simply overwhelming. Fly and flops are no longer for us – we’ll be chartering with DYC for the foreseeable future.

David

Greece Skippered

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

Katie

Tahiti Crewed Premium

DYC provided a great sailing experience for my extended family on 2 monos out of Scrub Island. The boats were in great shape and preformed perfectly and the staff were friendly and helpful. Having worked for a number of charter companies over the years DYC is one of the best.

Charlie

British Virgin Islands Bareboat

Baja is my favorite place now. There was something for everyone: sailed under northerlies with mostly calm evenings, snorkeled, fished, bummed it on the sandy beaches, enchanted by pelicans feeding, greeted by the barking sea lions and explored the Ispiritu Santo island geology. DYC La Paz base provided competent professional support with a well provisioned and maintained boat. We were nourished well by an onboard cook arranged with DYC freeing us all for more play. A vacation and an adventure connected with nature.

Taiyoko

Mexico Crewed Premium

All staff were fantastic and made our trip very memorable. Incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food was amazing. The service throughout the trip was always first class!

Tommy

Thailand Cabin

Absolutely recommended. Perfect service and set up. Will charter again and will recommend Dream Yacht Charter anytime.

Zahradnik

Turkey Bareboat

I just returned from 3 weeks of amazing sailing with my family on one of your catamarans in Sardinia. I would like to express my thanks to our skipper Simone and Daniela, our hostess.

Giles

Sardinia Bareboat

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

Thomas

France Bareboat

We had an incredible trip and actually got engaged on the first night of our sail! We will certainly be back one day. Thank you for getting us ready for our charter. We were definitely beginners but he gave us a very thorough but very easy to follow training and it gave us a lot of confidence.

George

Australia 

The on board experience was way beyond our expectations. Isabelle provided exceptional three course meals. We could not believe her creativity and delicious meals. Thomas was an excellent skipper. He was always on the lookout for our needs. Thanks guys!” Spira, New Caledonia bareboat with crew charter

Spira

New Caledonia Bareboat

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

Connie

Seychelles Easy Crewed

It’s always a pleasure sailing with DYC in the UK. Great team, great boats, great sailing. Very flexible and work hard to make your trip a success. Many thanks.

Derek

Brittany Cabin

Unforgettable spots to snorkel and beaches. Very experienced crew. Highly recommend.

Simone

No Country Selected Bareboat

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