Yacht charter Nosy Be - Madagascar
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Highlights: Nosy Be, Malasasy, Grande Mitsio
When to go: year round - high season in July and August
Suggested tour: see below
Mileage (approx) : 160-180
Cruise length: 1 or 2 weeks
Difficulty : low
Day 1:Arrival in Craty in the morning and boarding on the sailing boat. Set off for Tany Kely, a National park protected by a large reef. The perfect spot for snorkelling: the flora and fauna inside the lagoon are very rich and colourful. Visit of the island and its lighthouse. Depart to Nosy Komba in the afternoon. Night at Nosy Komba.
Day 2:Also called Nosy Ambariovato, Nosy Komba, surrounded by breath taking rocks that host hundreds of lemurs that you can easily approach if you offer them a banana.Visit Ampagorina and its craft shops where you can purchase beautiful embroidered bed sheets and table clothes. Moor overnight at Nosy Komba.
Day 3: Early morning departure towards the Mitsio islands, an archipelago made up of 6 islands and large rocks. Lunch in front of Nosy Tsarabanjina, “white Sand Island”. Perfect spot for swimming in crystal clear waters. In the afternoon sail to Grande Mitsio and moor overnight.
Day 4: Visit of Grande Mitsio, the only inhabited island of the archipelago and swimming. After lunch sail to Ankarea which is the highest point in the archipelago culminating at 283m.On the west coast of this massive island, sparse endemic plants sit up like an army of guards, which is a contrast to the eastern part of the island that is extremely green. Back to Grande Mitsio for the night passing by the Cannes d’Orgues, very strange geological formation protruding out of the sea.
Day 5: Departure to Nosy Sakatia, a small Island of 6 km2 is a little paradise. Visiting this island you will discover wild vanilla, ylang ylang, pineapples and a primary forest that is still virgin. You may also spot the smallest chameleon in the world. Moor overnight at Nosy Sakatia.
Day 6: Departure towards Russian Bay. This place will surprise you by the wealth of his wildlife and his flora. Unusual by his name that comes from the war between Russian and Japanese in 1907. The 2nd biggest bay in the world after Rio de Janeiro bay. Myriad of different songs originating animals of the mangrove will accompanies you during your night…
Day 7:Departure early in the morning. Nosy Iranja is composed from 2 heavenly island linked by a sand white accessible bench on foot to low tide. According to “îles magazine” this is one of the 10th most beautiful islands in the world. Crystal clear waters, lighthouse to visit and a bar for have a drink. After lunch course on Nosy Antanimora for the night.
Day 8: Nosy Antanimora that means in Malagasy « easy earth », again a dream destination for the dived or the lazing around on the sun baths. For the lunch course on Nosy Berafia is the biggest island of the archipelago. Its landscapes and its constructions have the perfume of the colonial years. An excursion to land will allow you to realize how was the life looking like during this period. Moor overnight at Nosy Antanimora.
Day 9: After 2 sailing hours you will reach Nosy Kalakajoro, very interesting for the snorkelling and its village where you can see how they still built the typical vessel of Malagasy the “Boutre”. Middle afternoon departure towards Baramahamay River and moor overnight.
Day 10: After the visit of the village and its school which counts 63 pupils, departure to Tanly Kely, a National Marine Park, the perfect spot to rest, sunbath, swim and snorkel during your last afternoon. Sail back to Crater in the afternoon and moor overnight.