About Us

Sail into the magnificent crystal waters of the beautiful Seychelles and indulge in ultimate adventure on your  personal yacht charter. Select your own customized package, tailored to your personal requirements.

Each of our charters is unique, with flexibility playing a significant role. Seychelles Yacht Charter offers high-end service whilst taking all aspects of our clients’ unique and discreet desires into account. After all, we are the

 

“Experts in Ocean Holidays”

 

Seychelles Yacht Charter is a recognised world premier yacht charter company, offering a wide range of charter packages in one of the world’s most exotic destinations: “the Amazing Seychelles.”

We are your ultimate 5-star information portal when it comes to luxury crewed and fishing chartering. Specializing in upmarket luxury cruising, fishing excursions and day trips on tranquil turquoise waters aboard our private fleet, uShaka and Nkalindau.

Our passionate, culturally diverse owners, company and crew always adopt a 5-star approach to client service and their flexibility truly is your luxury…

This is your personal invitation to embark on one of our luxurious cruising and fishing tours.

 

Our Esteemed Captains

Gareth Dovey

Fleet Captain

With 5 years of experience of chartering in the Seychelles, Gareth not only brings extensive experience and unique Skipper qualifications to Nkalindau, but comes from a family that has been involved in the maritime industry for generations. Hailing from Durban, South Africa, Gareth is certified as an RYA Yacht master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and a SAMSA Commercial Offshore Yacht master as well.

His passion for the outdoors and sailing is revealed in his seven years of sailing experience as Instructor and Senior Instructor for Professional Yacht Management and Charter Skipper in Durban, as well as extensive time as first mate and skipper for several yacht deliveries around the world. Gareth is passionate about the sea and enjoys scuba diving, free diving, swimming, surfing, surf ski paddling, and fishing.

After a successful day of fishing, be sure to ask Gareth to start the braai (the South African term for barbeque) and grill up some fresh fish accompanied by his famous salad and potato bake.

Yachting Qualifications:

  • RYA /MCA Yacht master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement
  • STCW 95 Elementary First Aid Certificate
  • STCW 95 Fire Fighting Certificate
  • STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities with Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate

Francis Marie

Captain of uShaka

Francis is our resident expert on the Seychelles, born and raised on Praslin, Mahé. He is fluent in English, French and Creole and brings a wealth of knowledge aboard uShaka. As a certified RYA Yacht Master Offshore, Francis has been sailing on charters for over eight years. Since the age of fourteen he has worked on yachts on Praslin, Seychelles whereafter he was involved in fixing, cleaning and crewing, and then chartering in Pemba, Mozambique.

Francis is not only an experienced mariner, he is also an accomplished surfer, diver and fisherman, and knows all of the best locations in the Seychelles for these activities. He is an incredible cook and makes an excellent curry with coconut milk and goes out of his way to make everyone feel at home in the Seychelles. His easy going island nature matched with his hard working attitude, will ensure you have an incredible time on uShaka and the islands it explores.

Yachting Qualifications:

  • RYA /MCA Yacht master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement
  • STCW 95 Elementary First Aid Certificate
  • STCW 95 Fire Fighting Certificate
  • STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities with Personal Survival
  • Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate