, known as “Paradise on Earth,” is one of the most unique yachting destinations in the world. The Seychelles Archipelago consists of 115 islands and islets, located in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar. With 305 miles of coastline, Seychelles includes three main tourist islands, many smaller remote islands, and several world heritage sites and national parks. Mahe, the largest of the islands at 59 square miles, contains the city of Victoria, which is the capital and main port. With 90 percent of the population, Mahe has an international airport, fishing and commercial ports, many hotels, resorts and four casinos. Its’ idyllic white sand beaches and calm waters offer unparalleled beauty for the water sports enthusiast. Coral reef diving is the main attraction to the islands, where you will see hundreds of species of brilliantly colored fish and coral. Seychelles is a year round yachting destination, with an excellent selection of yachts, sailboats, catamarans or powerboats available for charter. Other popular sports include snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing, and jet skiing. The slower-paced island of Praslin is the second largest island, and is covered with huge granite boulders and jewel-toned shells that litter the beach. The third largest, La Digue is said to be one of the most photographed small islands in the world. Seychelles has two seasons, wet and dry. The wet season is October to April, and the best anchorages are on the south and east coasts of the islands or sheltered bays.