CRUISE IN NOSY BE – 6 DAYS

From 2 to 6 persons.

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When we talk about sailing in Madagascar, we are talking about something almost confidential!

However, our “playground”, around Nosy Be, is simply wonderful. The winds are light, the sea is gentle, the sun is friendly and the environment is dreamy.

Southward to the extraordinary Moramba Bay with its famous Tsingy, passing by the archipelago of Radama and the island of Nosy Lava, the former prison of Madagascar. Nosy Iranja and its famous beaches. Or towards the North, the archipelago of Mitsio with its basaltic organs and higher the Cape St Sebastien and still further North the superb islands of Nosy Hara. Our possibilities are vast and rich.

The timing of the cruise below is an example. Like all our trips, we will treat your cruise according to your wishes. Of course, the timing remains subject to weather conditions and the final decisions to the expertise of the skipper.

Highlights

  • A beautiful seaworthy and comfortable sailboat 
  • The skipper and his crew
  • The Radama and Nosy Iranja islands
  • The marine reserve of Nosy Tanikely

The identity card for the trip

    • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
    • Participant: From 2 persons
    • Guiding: Skipper and crew
    • Accommodation: On board the boat
    • Meals: Full board
    • Transport: Catamaran sailing boat
    • Period: From April to November

Day 1: Nosy Be > Nosy Antsoa > Baramahamay 

Meet at 8 a.m. at the pontoon of the Cratère marina in Nosy Be.

We are heading for this first day towards Grande Terre, this is how we call Madagascar when we are in Nosy Be.

Crossing the bay to reach Nosy Antsoha, a small island to the southwest. The spit of sand and clear water around the island are perfect for snorkeling. 

Our anchorage is in Baramahamay, at the mouth of two rivers. It is a well sheltered place, perfect for spending a quiet night surrounded by nature. Visit of the small village. The place is famous for its honey and its delicious mangrove crab. 

  • Duration:  5h sailing
  • Distance: 30 nautical miles

Day 2: Radama Archipelago –  Kalakajoro 

We leave this peaceful anchorage towards the sea. Head south to the superb Radama archipelago. It is made up of 4 islands. Our stop today is Nosy Kalakajoro, the first northernmost. The island is famous for its white sand beaches and its magnificent seabed. Snorkeling is highly recommended. The boat is equipped with flippers, masks and snorkels.

Evening on board under the stars of the southern sky.

  • Duration:  3h sailing
  • Distance: 20 nautical miles

Day 3: Radama Archipelago –  Antanimora 

Nosy Antanimora is located a few kilometers south of Nosy Kalakajoro. To the north of the island, a bank of coral and white sand extends over 800m. The fine sandy beaches are conducive to idleness. Visit to the lands and the village. Your crew accompanies you during your descents ashore. The villagers live from fishing and particularly from the collection of sea cucumbers called in Malagasy “dinga dinga”.

  • Duration:  2h sailing
  • Distance: 12 Nautical miles

Day 4: Antanimora > Nosy Iranja 

We go up towards the North and the superb island of Nosy Iranja.

It is one of the most popular islands of the Nosy Be archipelago. It is world renowned for the splendor of its fine sandy beach. Indeed, at low tide, the strip of white sand joining the two islets appears as if by magic. This destination is a must. Nosy Iranja, which in Malagasy means “turtle island”, owes its name to the fact that turtles come to lay eggs on the island. A spectacle that can be observed according to the seasons. 

  • Duration: 5h sailing
  • Distance: 35 nautical miles

Day 5: Nosy Iranja > Nosy Sakatia 

Our return to Nosy Be makes us stop at Nosy Sakatia: Orchid Island. This variety of orchids endemic to Madagascar blooms from April to July. Known for its long white sand beaches, all around the island, Nosy Sakatia is especially famous for hosting the biggest green turtles in Madagascar. These turtles can be observed in the herbarium while snorkeling in less than 3 meters of water. We put them in the water to observe them.

  • Duration: 5h sailing
  • Distance: 30 nautical miles

Day 6: Nosy Tanikely > Nosy Be

Small detour today by Nosy Tanikely. This small island is a marine reserve located south of Nosy Be. Thus all the species present are protected there. Thanks to this measure, the seabed presents an exceptional biodiversity and the underwater fauna easily approachable by snorkeling. It is also possible to visit the lighthouse located at the top of the island and thus offer a 360° view of the Nosy Be archipelago. 

Return to the port of the crater at the end of the afternoon.

On your request, we will bring a diving club from Nosy Be for one or two bottle dives.

  • Duration: 5h sailing
  • Distance: 30 Nautical miles

Include:

  • The sailboat, its skipper and his crew,
  • Accommodation on board the sailboat,
  • Full board,
  • Entrance fees to the parks,
  • Local guides in the parks,
  • All transfers.

Not include:

  • International flights,
  • Accommodation in Nosy Be,
  • Tips and drinks,
  • Your personal insurance,
  • The visa: +/- 35 €.

RESERVATION – CONFIRMATION

Reservation: Please use the form below to book your trip or change this itinerary. We will respond within 24 hours.

Confirmation: It will be effective upon receipt of the completed registration form that we will send you, as well as a deposit of 30% of the total amount of the price of the travel.

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  You with us !  For each person, for each trip, we take 2€ from our margin for the sponsorship of one hectare of primary forest for one year near the Andasibe / Périnet park. More info here

Price for this trip: from 2 975 €

Price per person | For a group of 4 people

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