What to Do in Mahe
Tourists at Mahé Island in the Seychelles are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities on land as well as in the water. Because of the perfect range of temperature (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius) the water is never too cold for water sports and deep-sea diving. At the same time, the beautiful white sands on the beaches at all the islands in the Republic are perfect for tanning or various beach sports such as volleyball and horseback riding.Read More
Fishing is a popular activity among the locals at Seychelles. This is mainly because the majority of the working class depend on it for their livelihood. However, as a tourist if you are interested in inspecting the local catch or in a little deep-sea fishing, then there are services that you can hire for this experience. Bluewater Charters Sey. Pvt. Ltd. is one such fishing operator.
Hire one of their Riviera boats and sail to the La Digue, Praslin and Silhouette Island. Deep-sea fishing is a wonderful experience with more than 300 species of marine life existent in the area. Sailfish, yellow tuna, octopus, Wahoo, Dorado, bonefish and marling are some of the many species of fish here.
If you are not much into adventure but enjoy the occasional tee off, then the Seychelles Golf Club is the place for you. There is a nine-hole golf course available for visitors and permanent members. One can even become a temporary member to benefit from this service. Other than Thursday and Sunday afternoons, the greens are available for everyone without reservation.
- Opening Hours:
* 08:30 to 18:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
* 08:30 to 20:00 on Thursdays and Saturdays
* Sunday open from 08:30 till 17:00.
- Price Range: Affordable
The island of Anse Cimitiere on the western coastline of Barbarons has a horseback riding centre known as the Utegangar Riding Centre. Here English-speaking trainers will guide you through riding Arabian horses for beginners. For experts, horseback riding excursions are available. Their service is available everyday from 08:30 till 18:30 conditional to advance booking.
Basil Beaudouin, the Boismare Nature Guide and Eko Tours are only some of the many hiking companies available to visitors for walks and tours along the mountainside and even up some of the nearby hills. The Morne Seychelles is the highest mountain in the country and is located at Mahé Island. It is surrounded by dense rainforests full of indigenous flora and fauna, some of which are becoming rare species.
The temperature of the water in the Indian Ocean around Mahé Island remains a comfortable 27 degrees Celcius on average, making it the ideal environment for scuba diving. With an underwater visibility of 30 metres and over 300 marine life species to enjoy, service providers such as Big Blue Divers take customers to the best diving spots around the island in private boats.
Diving operators such as Blue Sea Divers and Wind Seychelles offers a variety of water activities. Hiring one of them for snorkeling will allow you to enjoy the vivid coral reefs and marine life in safety.
Others Seaside Activities
Sailing, kite boarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and paragliding are only some of the other water-based sports that visitors can indulge in. Sailing is also very popular. If you know how to handle a boat on your own, you may hire one for the day and sail around the coastline. The wind here is not too strong, making it conducive for amateur sailors. If you don’t know how to sail, you can pay a boat charter service that will provide you with a sailor and complementary lunch.
Wind Seychelles offers boat chartering services and if you want a slightly different sailing experience go for Teddy’s Glass Bottom Boat. The glass bottom allows you to take a look at the breathtaking underwater view of the reefs, marine life and the vibrant blue of the ocean.