The Galatea is one of the most unique and charming liveaboard safari vessels operating anywhere on the Globe. Galatea sails from Mahe at a cruising speed of 7 knots. Under a combination of wind and engine power she will glide you effortlessly from site to site and island to island. She is without a direct comparison.
Galatea is a 30 meter long, 6.2 meter wide Turkish steel schooner, it was built in 1987 in Bodrum, Turkey. The boat was fully renovated during 2012 to 2013, and the operator has devoted all their experience to make it exceptionally pleasant and functional for Divers. Galatea has become a reality since the summer of 2013 when it is finally reached the archipelago after a long and complete renovation.
Galatea is able to accommodate 14 guests in her 7 cabins. In addition to the 3 crew cabins, the guest cabins are split as follows: 2 x Cabins- located on the Lower Aft Deck featuring a ‘Queen’ sized bed and private bathroom with shower. 4 x Double Cabins on the Lower Deck (2 in the bow and 2 in the centre) also featuring a ‘Queen’ sized bed and private bathroom with shower. The difference between theses four cabins is the bathroom size –the central cabins have larger bathrooms.
1 x Master Suite located in the middle of the Bow Deck, the Master Suite features a ‘King’ sized bed, bathroom with shower and double amenities. It also features one separate toilet with bidet. All the cabins are tastefully furnished, air-conditioned and sure to offer you a relaxing and comfortable place to relax and sleep.
All bed linen is provided as well as bath towels, beach towels and deck towels. Shower gels and shampoos from the brand Yi-king eco-makers, made in Seychelles are at your disposal in your cabin.
FOOD ON BOARD
Plate service served and prepared by your chef worthy of a high class restaurant.
A Creole buffet will be concocted during the week, the opportunity for you to let yourself be captivated by the local flavours. Mediterranean dishes are also prepared for a cuisine suitable for everyone. We place a lot of importance on your tastes and restrictions. Share with us your preferences and allergies and our menus will adapt.
Your chef will prepare a barbecue on the beach, the opportunity to enjoy the heavenly beaches around delicious local dishes.
Outside of the cabins the Galatea is equally well appointed. There is a Saloon featuring TV, DVD and Stereo should you wish to relax indoors and watch a film in the evening or read a book. Alternatively, for the sun-worshippers, there is a sun deck or solarium on the aft deck and also on the upper deck. At the end of a day’s diving there are not one, but two bars! One indoors and one outdoors. So, you can relax with a beer or cocktail as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean vista. Also outside you’ll find an outdoor dining area with space for diners to enjoy the combination of superb Western and Local Creole food.
Galatea also offers to private charter groups all the benefits and facilities of a floating villa enabling the guests to explore a variety of exciting and remote locations with comfort and privacy. As a guest you’re able to customise every aspect of your yachting vacation making it a true star experience.
Galatea is the ideal yacht for Honeymooners, families with kids/elder, or a close circle of friends who want to charter for a luxury cruising trip in the Seychelles. We provide a high quality service ranging from welcome upon arrival, assistance during diving trips and an attentive and professional Crew.
DIVING IN THE AREA
The Seychelles, one of the World’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breath taking natural beauty in pristine surroundings still untouched by man. Galatea is the Divers choice for a diving liveaboard in the Seychelles Archipelago.
Sometimes known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’, the Seychelles are a breathtaking archipelago surrounded by clear, warm, azure blue waters teeming with marine life, lush coral and white sand. Thousands of species of fish have been recorded. Discover the pleasures of Scuba Diving in the Indian Ocean on board Galatea!
DIVING WITH US
Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Diving Cruises are conceived from a desire to share a passion for an exceptionally beautiful environment. The growing interest in ‘diving cruises’ in the Seychelles has led us to establish a very special itinerary for Divers in the heart of the archipelago on board our new liveaboard MV Galatea. Every single detail has been designed for Divers and their comfort on board. Quality, safety and conviviality these are the ingredients that make the success of our diving cruises.