The coastline of the Indian Ocean stretches from Zanzibar off Tanzania to the startlingly beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago in Southern Mozambique. In between are the undiscovered islands of the Quirimba and heading east the Bassa Da India and St Lazarus Banks. It also includes the islands of Madagascar, Reunion, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles.
Today the Indian Ocean is renowned as being the most spectacular yacht charter destination. Seychelles and Mauritius remain poised in magnificent isolation in the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. South Africa is famous for its abundant natural beauty, clear blue waters and golden coast line. Cape Point, Table Mountain and Robben Island are but a few attractions when sailing around Cape Town.
Zanzibar is the dream yacht charter vacation and is made of perfect white beaches and clear waters. When thinking of Mozambique, think traditional tropical magnificence. It offers the perfect grounds for sailing, scuba diving, coral reef fishing and a fascinating history. Whether the Maldives, Madagascar or Reunion, the Indian Ocean is a maze of natural splendour.
Comoros are the islands to sail towards to discover the true meaning of relaxation. Rising from the ocean bed as a result of volcanic activity it has clear ocean waters and abundant marine life. Home to the famous Coelacanth which was once thought extinct, the Comoros have plenty to marvel at. Madagascar, being the fourth largest island in the world offers yacht chartering in calm turquoise waters, perfect for diving and snorkelling. The Seychelles Archipelagoas is known as the Jewel of the Indian Ocean. It has idyllic white sandy beaches, calm waters, sparkling lagoons and brilliant coral reefs and incredible and ancient wildlife reserves of rare and endangered species.
From December to April the place to sail is Sri Lanka. Enjoy the tranquil and picturesque south coast which is dotted with magnificent bays such as Unawatuna, Mirissa, Weligama, Dickwella and Tangalle. With its sensuous atmosphere and palm studded coastlines, Sri Lanka is a paradise for yacht charters. Cruising around these islands onboard a luxurious chartered yacht is the best way to enjoy the warm, turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.