YACHTING IN MADAGASCAR OPTION 1
Nosy Be… where dreams become reality
This unspoiled tropical island, situated off the North West coast of Madagascar, is ideal for numerous luxurious adventures including island hopping, fishing snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing in the crisp breeze. Other islets include the nearby diving retreat of Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Komba’s small fishing village ripe with a rich population of black lemurs and Nosy Tanikely’s natural marine reserve boasting a profusion of sea life.
Further north lays the Mitsios, a jewel-like archipelago with sparkling and abundant marine life. To the south of Nosy Be lies the Radamas with many small islands dotted along crystal clear blue waters.
Please note - This is a sample itinerary. Contact us to create a holiday that is exactly right for you - the right length, right place and right budget!
Late arrival (approx. 20:00) at Nosy Be Airport from Johannesburg. You will be met by a representative of Joz-Joz Adventures and transferred to Nosy Lang at Madirokely beach whilst your luggage is being transported to the yacht. After welcome cocktails, you will be transferred to the yacht for dinner, prepared by our chef.
After breakfast on the yacht, sail to Nosy Tanikelly, a marine reserve offering excellent snorkelling and a beach visit. After lunch depart for Amparongina village at Nosy Komba. Overnight anchorage at Nosy Komba.
Visit Nosy Komba Lemur Park and cultural village. The highlight is to see the Black Lemur, who will happily jump all over you. The village offers excellent woodcarvings, hand embroidered table cloths and souvenirs, and also the best vanilla pods. After the visit, depart to Mamoko and do some fishing en route. Overnight anchorage in the beautiful bay of Mamoko.
After a short visit to the village to see the giant tortoise and lemurs, depart to Kalakajoro and Russian Bay. Overnight anchorage at Russian Bay, a beautiful calm anchorage and an excellent spot for casual fishing. Dolphins and turtles often visit the bay.
After a visit to the ruins of the old Russian Fort, depart to Nosy Iranja, a beautiful island with pristine white beaches and clear turquoise water. This is an excellent place to relax on the beach and a very good snorkelling spot. Our crew can take you on a guided walk through the small village up the hill to the old decommissioned lighthouse. The lighthouse was designed by Gustav Eiffel, and is almost 100 years old. The top of the hill offers stunning views. Later in the afternoon, depart for Barahamamay, also known as Honey River, for overnight anchorage.
After a paddle by pirogue through the mangroves (optional), depart for Nosy Sakatia and do some fishing en route. Overnight anchorage will be in a calm bay at Nosy Sakatia. These waters are alive with turtles.
Snorkel in the morning and a walk on Nosy Fanihiy. Later, return to Madirokely where the trip started. Back at Madirokely, you can either visit the main town, Hellville for some shopping and in the evening go to Ambatoloaka, which offers vibrant restaurants and pubs.
Early morning transfer to Nosy Be Airport for the flight back to Johannesburg
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Calypso, one of the finest examples of the Dean 400 Catamaran offers affordable, unforgettable holiday charters in Nosy Be.
Recently refurbished, Calypso is ideal for families or groups up to six people in spacious, double cabins. Explore the unique fauna and flora of the remote islands on board Yacht Calypso. The highly professional crew are always ready to attend to your needs.
Dean Catamaran Model: 1998 Length: 12m / 43 feet Beam: 7.25m / 24 feet Draft: 1.25m / 4 feet Water: 600l / 158 gallons (US) Fuel: 350l / 92 gallons (US) Electrical: 220VAC / 12VDC Electronics: Chart plotter, Radar, Sonar, SSB & VHF, Autopilot
Three - Skipper, Deckhand and Chef. Passengers: Maximum 6 Guests.
Port: Forward: Cabin with Queen size bed and en suite shower, toilet and basin.
Midship: Freezer and cupboard space.
Aft: Cabin with queen size bed and ensuite shower, toilet and basin. Starboard: Forward: Cabin with Queen size bed and en suite shower, toilet and basin.
Midship: Galley. Aft: Cabin with Queen size bed and en suite shower, toilet and basin. Forward: Almost flat deck with large trampolines for relaxing. Midship: Large saloon and bar. Aft: Large cockpit under an awning.
Freezer Fridge TV, DVD and Music Centre Board Games C-Kayak Snorkel Gear Fishing Tackle Scuba Gear Tender Boat Dive Platform BBQ Deck Shower Cabin Fans Water Toys