Frequently Asked Questions

What language are we speaking?

We speak Creole, French and English.

What should we take with us on the excursions?

We recommend that you bring a beach towel, bathing suit, hat, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen with you on each excursion.

Are children allowed on the boat?

Yes, we accept children from the age of 2. All children are under the sole responsibility of an accompanying adult at all times during the excursion.

Are children counted as passengers?

As the price of the privatized boat depends on the number of passengers, children from 6 years old are counted as full passengers for our excursions.

What is the capacity of the boat?

The boat is legally entitled to carry 10 passengers + 2 crew members. For your comfort, we accept up to 8 passengers at a time + 2 crew members.

Can an excursion or transfer be cancelled or postponed?

Yes, Creole Odyssea Boat Charter reserves the right to cancel or postpone an excursion or transfer in the event of bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstances affecting the safety of passengers and crew.

What are the schedules of the excursions?

The half-day trip to Mahe starts at 9 am and ends at 12:30 pm.

The day all around Mahe starts at 9 am and ends at 4:30 pm.

The day on the west coast of Mahe with creole barbecue starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm.

The day on La Digue or Praslin starts at 8:30 am and ends at 5 pm.

The sunset cruise starts at 4.30pm-5pm and ends at 7.30pm-8pm depending on the season.

What is included in the rates?

Water and soft drinks are included in all our excursions and transfers.

Marine park fees are included in our excursions.

During the day all around Mahe, fresh fruit juices, snacks and a light lunch are also included.

During the day on the west coast of Mahe with barbecue, fresh fruit juices, creole lunch and wine are also included.

A snack is also included during the day at Praslin or La Digue.

During the sunset cruise, a snack and sparkling wine are also included.

What is excluded from the rates?

Lunch in a restaurant on the island of Praslin or La Digue (a barbecue can be organised at an additional cost).

Entrance fees for the private islands and nature reserves (Cousin Island, Union Estate on La Digue, Vallee de Mai on Praslin).

Bike rental on La Digue.

Transport to reach the Vallee de Mai on Praslin.

How big is the boat and what is the power of the engines?

The boat is 9 m long and has 2 outboard engines of 150 HP each.

Is snorkelling equipment provided (masks, tubas and fins)?

Yes, we provide snorkelling equipment free of charge to all our passengers. If you have your own masks and tubas, do not hesitate to bring them along.

Can we smoke on the boat?

It is forbidden to smoke on board our boat.

What are the safety rules on board the boat?

It is preferable to remain seated while the boat is in motion for your own safety.

A full safety briefing will be given before each excursion. It is your responsibility to pay attention to all instructions given at this time and to familiarize yourself with the safety features of the vessel you are on. All instructions given by the crew must be followed with immediate effect. At all times and under all circumstances, the skipper has full authority over the vessel and its passengers.

Is sea-sickness medication necessary?

The sea in the Seychelles is generally calm and cruising is very pleasant at any time of the year. However, between June and September, the ocean can be a little rough because of the trade winds, especially in August. If you are prone to seasickness, we recommend that you take medication for motion sickness when the sea is rough so that you can make the most of our excursions.

Is it necessary to tip the crew?

Tipping is at the discretion of the client.

What do I have to pay when I book?

At the time of your reservation, we ask for a minimum of 30% deposit in order to secure your reservation date. The remaining amount is to be paid either by bank transfer or PayPal payment before arrival in Seychelles or in cash or PayPal payment on the day of the excursion.

What are the conditions for cancelling my booking?

Our cancellation conditions are as follows:

  • Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the excursion: no refund.
  • Cancellation between 14 and 21 days before the beginning of the excursion: 50% refund.
  • Cancellation more than 21 days before the beginning of the excursion: full refund.
  • Amount of refund will be reduced by any bank fees charged to us.
Are resident rates available?
Yes, we offer special rates for locals and residents. Please contact us for further information.
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