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.What’s on this page
Sailing the Indian Ocean
Sail the precious tropical jewels of the Seychelles and Maldives 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.
Indian Ocean Yacht Charter
Set sail from our bases in the Maldives or 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.
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.
Sail between hundreds of tiny lagoon-ringed coral islands in the world’s most low-lying country. Swim with manta rays at Manta Sand Bank and colorful tropical fish on the Baa and Raa atolls. You might even see whale sharks. Explore Meerufenfushi’s lagoon, the reef at Alikoi Rah Sand Bank and handmade crafts at Guraidhoo Island..
When is the best time to visit the Indian Ocean?
The best time to visit the Indian Ocean varies depending on which country you are visiting.
Between November and April is the prime time for the Maldives. 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.
Fall has stronger winds than spring in the Maldives, although in the north there is a northeasterly between December and February.
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.
Useful information for Indian Ocean yacht charters
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 and the Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency of the Maldives.
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 at most cafes in the Maldives and 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 and Maldives.
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 and Maldives. 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 and Maldives to help you sail the Indian Ocean and make the most of your sailing vacation.
FAQSee all our FAQs
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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