Since the opening of its International Airport in 1971, the islands of Seychelles have received flights from Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The countries own Air Carrier, Air Seychelles, operates several scheduled weekly flights.
There are also several other airlines operating flights to the Seychelles, namely Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Austral and Condor Airways. Etihad Airways will soon be joining the list.
Passengers with e-tickets are no longer required to confirm their return flights 72 hours prior to departure.
The contact details of major International Airlines on Mahe are listed below:
Air Seychelles Head Office Tel: +248 4 381 000
Kenya Airways Tel: +248 4 322 989
Emirates Airline Tel: +248 4 292 700
Qatar Airways Tel: +248 224 518
Seasoned sailors can choose to explore the islands in another very popular way, Yachting.
In the style of Robinson Crusoe, sail away on your own Yacht or Catamaran and discover the island jewels of Seychelles at your own pace. Strong winds and swells of the Indian Ocean with put you to the test, but strong will and determination will lead you to some of the most magical islands, few have ever laid eyes on.
Companies in Seychelles can be contacted to hire private Yachts with or without crew.
VPM Yacht Charter Tel: +248 4 344 719 This company proposes catamarans and single-hull boats from 10 to 24 metres.
Marine Cat Sey Tel: +248 2 527 077
Many companies in Seychelles offer packages to holiday makers to make the most out of their time in Seychelles. These vary as per below:
Honeymoon Packages: For those married less than 6 months and still planning a honeymoon
Vacation Packages: For those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, some incredible discounts may be offered depending on which company you go through
Family Packages: Don‘t leave the kids at home, family packages ensure that parents have the utmost privacy all the while enjoying every single day out with the kids
Live Aboard: Holiday in comfort and luxury in your own yacht, with or without crew. There is no better way to live as the 18th century explorers did. You may even come across your very own treasure island.
Last Minute Package: Pressed for time and booking at the very last moment, this package is ideal for you, delivering all the expectations of a holiday booked years in advance.
Wedding Package: Say ’I do‘ to your betroved on a silky white, sandy beach. The backdrop of the setting sun merging with the clear crashing waves will be sure to send you into the sensual grip of your lovers arms.
Companies such as Seychelles European Reservations on Tel: +248 4 225 058 (Seychelles) or Tel: +33 140 212 412 (France), can be contacted for further information on the different packages available.Combined Tours Other then getting on a flight and coming straight down to Seychelles, it is possible to combine with other destinations, for example Kenya - Seychelles Mauritius - Reunion - Seychelles Madagascar - Nosy Be - Seychelles Mauritius - Reunion - Madagascar - Nosy Be - Seychelles However combined packages may mean a longer holiday period of up to 3 weeks. Prices proposed by different travel agencies are very competitive and it is better to shop around before choosing a package.