Water Sports, Rock Climbing & Zip Lining...
With clear warm waters all year round, a delightful gentle climate, why not consider some gentle sporting activities to re-vitalise body & mind. You really do gain a different perspective of your island from the water, so, take a camera.
Kayaking, Pedaloes and Standup Paddle Boarding - many of our beach side hotels provide kayaks/canoes etc for their guests to explore and enjoy the coastal sea areas. Check your hotel facilities section on Seychelles Travel's web site for availability if this is one of your requirements. Alternatively, should you be staying on Mahé Island, call in to the beautiful Beau Vallon Bay beach area where they is normally a range of fun craft for hire:
- Canoes & Kayaks
- Stand Up Paddle Boards
- Hobie Cats and Sailing Dinghies
- Water Skiing
Standup Paddle Boarding - the latest water sporting activity that you should try. It looks great and feels great providing a wonderful panoramic view of all that is around you and your marine setting. Simple to use with just a little balance, Stand-Up paddling is exhilarating and fun. But please do remember - follow the rules and regulations before you set off - they are for your safety.
Rock Climbing & Abseiling - try your hand in total safety scaling the magnificent granite cliff faces at Port Launay. One of the few sheer rock faces in the Seychelles, with highly trained staff on hand to ensure that your enjoyment is paramount.
Abseiling from some of the steep rock faces dominating the centre of 120+ hectares of land, rock climbing for children, beginners and experts alike, you are offered a range of active outdoor adventures which can be done with the family but also of course alone.
Zip Lining - recently introduced on Mahé Island at Ephelia Resort, this wonderful zip line carries you on and through a tree-top adventure within a tropical forest down towards the beach. This really is worth a try and we highly recommend the experience.
With a system of 8 zip lines, starting from near the Ephelia Resorts' Presidential Villa and ending near the company’s office at the bottom of the mountain, there is a range of active outdoor adventures which can be done with the family but also of course alone.
A thorough briefing ahead of any of the activities will give participants the do’s and don’ts for zip lining and once the harnesses have been fixed the participants understood what to do before heading for the real thing.
And that real thing then gets the adrenaline flowing, when the moment comes to zap across the deep ravines and through the foliage of tropical trees or racing across the tree canopy, close enough to almost touch, almost being the key word as the steel cables are strung up to allow for a clear ride. Hear the shrieks of joy when zapping from the starting point to the other end of each of the 8 lines, where cameras are ready and video’s running as every ‘incomer’ was greeted by those who had arrived before them.