Cat Cocos: Information, prices, schedule, etc. for the Cat Cocos ferry in the Seychelles. Easy island hopping between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. - Seychelles ferry: Mahe - Praslin - La Digue

MAHE - PRASLIN - LA DIGUE with "Cat Cocos" ferries:

There are 3 ferry connections daily between Mahe and Praslin, and 1 to 3 direct connections between Mahe and La Digue.
The Cat Cocos ferries from Mahe to La Digue and vice versa usually only involve a short stopover on Praslin and there is no need to change ferries.
These ferries are ideal for island hopping.

If you would like to travel between Mahe and La Digue on other than the timings with a direct Cat Cocos connection, then you have to change ferries on Praslin. Easy enough.
All connections are bookable online here.

 

TICKET PRICES:

Please note: You may modify or cancel our tickets up to 48 hours before departure, without penalty! Details below and in our general conditions of sale.
In addition: No problem in case of delayed flights - with our tickets you can take the next ferry, without penalty!

Economy class:
The price for Mahe - Praslin is 50 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 25 € (one-way).
The price for Mahe - La Digue is 60 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 30 € (one-way).
There is a surcharge for "upper deck" class of 5 € per passenger (both adults and children), regardless of the destination.

Business class:
The price for Mahe - Praslin is 70 € for adults (one-way). Children 02-12 years old only pay 40 € (one-way).
The price for Mahe - La Digue is 80 € for adults (one-way). Children 02-12 years old only pay 45 € (one-way).

 

CLASSES:

There are 3 booking classes available: Economy Main Cabin (called "Coco De Mer" class), Economy Upper Cabin ("Island Hopper") and Business class ("Lazio Lounge").
For pictures explaining the position of the different classes please see on top of this page, in the picture gallery and for a general overview here.
 

SCHEDULE:

The current ferry schedule (click on it to enlarge or download):
 ScheduleSchedule subject to changes, without prior notice

The ferries generally leave very punctually. Expect the following crossing times:
Mahé - Praslin or vice versa: 1 hour
Mahé - La Digue or vice versa: 1.5 hours


FOR WHAT TIME SHOULD I BOOK MY FERRY?

When arriving by an international flight you have to consider 45 minutes / 1 hour for immigration and waiting time at the luggage carousel. 
Then it's a minimum of 15/20 minutes’ drive (traffic permitting) to reach the ferry terminal and you must reach the port at least 15 min before ferry departure to allow time for receiving your boarding cards and to check your luggage in.
The check-in for the ferry ends 5 minutes before departure. 

If you continue your trip from Praslin to La Digue on Cat Rose, please allow a minimum of 15 minutes between your arrival on Praslin and your departure to La Digue. 
Anyway, in case of a - very rare - delay by Cat Cocos, the Cat Rose from Praslin to La Digue will be waiting for connecting passengers coming from Mahe."

For your departure in connection with an international flight you have to consider that the trip from Praslin to Mahé takes about 50 minutes or 1h45 minutes from La Digue.
Once you arrive at the jetty on Mahé you will have to consider about 15/20 minutes’ drive to reach the airport (you can take a taxi or book the shuttle bus service).
Check-in for International flights usually closes 60 minutes before flight departure. Please check with your airline.

Please choose the ferry departure time which allows you the above timing, allowing some extra time for unforeseen circumstances.


If you are unsure - just ask us! We are Seychelles experts with many years of experience and we will gladly advise you.
Please check our FAQs for further information.

 


HOW DO I GET TO THE FERRY JETTY?

a) By taxi or rental car. A taxi will cost you - depending on your negotiation skills - between 30 and 35 Euros.
b) By shuttle bus from / to Mahé International Airport - We offer a bus shuttle between Mahe airport and the ferry jetty.

The shuttle bus timing from International Airport to Port:
Monday to Friday : 09h00 - 15h00
Saturday : 05h45 - 09h00 - 10h00 - 15h00
Sunday  :  08h00 - 09h30 - 15h00

From the jetty to the airport, the bus leaves after ferry arrival, once all passengers have received their luggage.

 

ATTENTION!
This service is only bookable in connection with an international flight and we will need to know your flight details when you book the shuttle bus.
This shuttle bus transfer costs 10 € for adults and 5 € for children (one-way).
Approximate travel time between the airport and the jetty is 15-25 minutes, depending on traffic.

When booking the shuttle bus please make sure that your arrival flight time matches the shuttle bus timings.

 

LUGGAGE:

SeyFerry has a special deal with the ferry company. You may bring:
Economy class: 30 kg free allowance + 15 kgs extra for special sports equipment *). Excess luggage is payable (2 € per kg).
Business class: 40 kg free allowance + 15 kgs extra for special sports equipment *). Excess luggage is payable (2 € per kg).
Additionally, 1 piece of cabin luggage with dimensions not exceeding 50x30x20 cm is allowed.
The above applies to all ticket categories, even to free babies' tickets.
*) Note: The special sports equipment allowance does not apply to bags (e.g. golf and diving) but to sport equipment like surf boards, SUP or canoe / kayak and sails only!
For bicycles the price is 100 SCR per bike and trip, payable on site.
Luggage regulations are subject to change.

 

HOW TO BOOK?

Please go to our online booking page and book there, using your credit card. For your safety, this site is SSL (128-bit) encrypted.
Our booking page has an easy shopping cart system. So you start by choosing the first ferry (for example, Mahe-Praslin). Click on "Book now" and then you enter the travel date, select the departure time and on the next page the class and the number of passengers. You will then see this ferry trip in the shopping cart.

Next, do not click on "Pay", but instead you select the following trip (for example, Praslin-La Digue) from the "Online Booking" menu on top of the web page.
Click on "Book now", again select departure date/time and on the next page the class and the number of passengers.
As a result, you will see the two selected trips (Mahe-Praslin and Praslin-La Digue) in the shopping cart.
Then select the next trip (for example, La Digue-Mahe) in the "Online Booking" menu and proceed as before.

You may always make changes to the individual journeys directly in the shopping cart by clicking on the pencil symbol. To delete a trip from the shopping cart click the cross. If all ferry trips in the shopping cart are correct, then tick the box "Accept our terms and conditions" and click "Pay" to enter your credit card information in the next step. As an alternative, please give us a call to pay by bank transfer at this stage.

We also gladly accept bank transfers to our account in the Seychelles or in Germany. Please send us a message before (!) starting the booking process if you prefer to pay with bank transfer.

After having finished the booking process, you will immediately receive a voucher from us which guarantees your bookings and seats, along with all necessary information and pictures about where to check in, etc.
For Cat Cocos tickets it is not required to print out the ticket. The representatives will have your names on their internal booking lists for each Cat Cocos service booked through us. So it is sufficient to show the ticket e.g. on your mobile phone.

 

PLEASE BOOK AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE, TO AVOID BOOKED-OUT FERRIES! We cannot 100% guarantee confirmation of your booking if it is made less than 72 hours before departure (96 hours on weekends), even if you received your voucher. This is due to the communication time necessary between us and the ferry companies. We usually work 7 days a week, but the ferry companies don't. So again: we recommend to make your bookings as far in advance as possible.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS and CHANGING YOUR RESERVATION:

Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure time and the boarding gate closes 5 minutes before departure.
We cannot be held liable for any changes in fares or schedule.
If you miss the La Digue/Mahe or Mahe/La Digue trip, you may only use your ticket on the Praslin/Mahe or Mahe/Praslin leg. Alternative transfers between Praslin and La Digue will have to be settled by you directly with Inter Island Ferries (Cat Rose).
The change trip policy stipulated on the actual tickets does not supersede the changes and modifications under this clause.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

BOOKING AMENDMENT
All bookings can be amended up to 48 hrs prior to the departure date (72 hrs if amendment reaches us during weekends or public holidays).
Should a change in travel fall within a higher/lower  price category, you will be charged/refunded the difference in fare.
Within 48 hours of departure, dates/times may only be changed once without penalty.

All date/time changes are subject to availability and ferry company approval.
Any additional changes, within 48 hours of departure, will be considered a cancellation and are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.   


BOOKING CANCELLATION
All bookings can be cancelled up to 48 hrs prior to the departure date (72 hrs if the cancellation reaches us during weekends or public holidays) and will receive a full refund from SeyFerry.com
For cancellations within 48 hours of departure, and for No-Shows, tickets are 100% non-refundable although one free date/time change may still be possible, subject to availability and ferry company approval.

 These cancellation policies override any of the ferry companies’ individual cancellation policies and all refunds will be made by us.

Should you fail to show up for a booked ferry service or other booking (e.g. shuttle bus) you will be considered as a 'No-Show'.
In such cases, where no prior notification has given to the service provider, No-Shows will be considered as cancellations and are non refundable.

No-Shows and cancellations received less than 48 hours from the date/time of travel will receive no refund.

When booking the shuttle bus please make sure that your arrival flight time matches the shuttle bus timings.

When notifying a ferry company directly of a cancellation or change, please copy the email to info@seyferry.com so that we can process your refund (if applicable).
All necessary contact information is detailed on your voucher or in the email confirmation sent to you along with your booking.


Please note: Although we make every effort to keep things up-to-date, everything here - especially prices and schedules - is subject to change without prior notice!