There are daily connections between Mahe and Praslin and between Mahe and La Digue.
The 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.
The fast crossings make the ferry a real alternative to the domestic flight and are ideal for island hopping!
If you would like to travel between Mahe and La Digue on other than the timings with a Mahé - La Digue connection, then you have to change ferries on Praslin. So you book Mahé - Praslin and Praslin - La Digue. Easy enough. It is a good idea to check our timetable overview to see all Seychelles ferries between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
All connections are bookable online here.
Please note: You may modify or cancel our tickets up to 3 working days before departure. Details below and in our general conditions of sale.
In addition: No problem in case of delayed flights - if you inform us in due time, you can take the next available ferry, without penalty!
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.
Economy Main Deck (Coco de Mer):
The price for Mahe - Praslin is 60 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 30 € (one-way).
The price for Mahe - La Digue is 72 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 42 € (one-way).
Economy Upper Deck (Island Hopper):
The price for Mahe - Praslin is 66 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 36€ (one-way).
The price for Mahe - La Digue is 78 € for adults (one-way) in the main cabin. Children 02-12 years old only pay 48 € (one-way).
Business class (Lazio Lounge) :
The price for Mahe - Praslin is 84 € for adults (one-way). Children 02-12 years old only pay 48 € (one-way).
The price for Mahe - La Digue is 96 € for adults (one-way). Children 02-12 years old only pay 60 € (one-way).
Seychelles Ports Authority has introduced a port tax for all departures from 1st January 2024.
This port fee will be charged at a rate of EUR 2 per adult/ per trip. Children aged 2-11 yrs inclusive are exempted from the port fee.
Port fees are both applicable for both Cat Cocos & Cat Rose tickets.
The port fee will automatically be applied included in the rate for all departures as from 1st January 2024.
The children's age will be verified at check-in.
Please note: Food & beverage service is still suspended on ferries (also in Business class) even after COVID regulations stopped.
All schedules are subject to changes, without prior notice.
In the event of a schedule change you will be notified via email and sms.
The ferries usually depart very punctually. Expect the following crossing times:
Mahé - Praslin or vice versa: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Mahé - La Digue or vice versa: usually 1 hour and 45 minutes (depending on the duration of the stopover on Praslin)
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 30 minutes before ferry departure to allow time for receiving your boarding cards and to check your luggage in.
The check-in for the ferry ends 15 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 Mahé.
For your departure in connection with an international flight you have to consider that the trip from Praslin to Mahé takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes (during "normal" i.e. non-COVID times: just under 1 hour) 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.
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 service needs to be booked in advance and is scheduled to be in connection with arrival / departure of international flights.
When booking your ferry and shuttle bus service online please do not forget to mark your arrival/departure flight details as requested so that we know on which flight you will be arriving/departing.
From the jetty to the airport, the bus leaves after ferry arrival, once all passengers have received their luggage.
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.
These are the luggage allowances:
Economy class: 25 kg free allowance + 15 kgs extra for special sports equipment *). Excess luggage is payable (3 € per kg).
Business class: 30 kg free allowance + 15 kgs extra for special sports equipment *). Excess luggage is payable (3 € per kg).
Multiple pieces are permitted for checked luggage as long as the total weight of all pieces does not exceed the maximum allowance for the booked class.
Additionally, 1 piece of cabin luggage with dimensions not exceeding 50x30x20 cm and weight of 7Kilos 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.
Please go to our new 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 for your booked trips, 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.
Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure time and the boarding gate closes 15 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, subject to availability and ferry company approval for change. 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 AND REBOOKING POLICY
a) CAT COCOS BOOKING AMENDMENTS
All bookings may be amended up to 3 working day(s) prior to the departure date.
Should a change in travel fall within a higher/lower price category or rate adjustment or season rate adjustment, you will be charged/refunded the difference in fare.
Within 3 day(s) before departure, dates/times may only be changed once, subject to availability and ferry company approval.
Any additional changes, within 3 working day(s) before departure, will be considered a cancellation and are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
All amendments for passengers who are already in the Seychelles within 24 hours before ferry departure have to be done directly at the Cat Cocos office by the passengers themselves as there is a fee to pay for the amendment.
In the event of a flight delay, you may normally take the next ferry (subject to availability and ferry company approval) without additional charge, as long as you inform us of your flight delay before departure of the ferry. However, there is no legal entitlement to this rebooking.
In case of delayed/cancelled flights, any request to modify a ferry reservation must be received within 2 hours from the time the airline issues notice of flight delay/cancellation. This means that if you know before takeoff, you must inform us by sending an email to delay(at)seyferry.com, with your new flight details. If your flight is delayed and you inform us before ferry departure, you will usually be put on the next available ferry, without surcharge. Over the years, this has been handled by the ferry companies without any problems, subject to availability. However, there is no legal entitlement to a free change. If you fail to inform us by sending an email to above mail address at least 2 hrs before ferry departure time (Seychelles local time), you will be considered a no-show by the ferry company, with a 100 % cancellation fee.
b) CAT COCOS BOOKING CANCELLATIONS
All bookings may be cancelled up to 3 working day(s) prior to the departure date and will receive a refund from SeyFerry, according to our cancellation policy.
Cancellations within 3 working day(s) of departure and no-shows are subject to a 100% cancellation.
Note: Working days for amendments are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 15:00 hrs, Saturday 08:00 to 11:00 hrs Seychelles time. Sunday is closed for amendments, so any amendment for travel on Mondays and Tuesdays has to be done directly at the Cat Cocos office within 24 hours of the trip.
In any case, it is your duty to notify us in due time for any cancellation and / or amendment as all refunds will be made by us. Kindly use our cancellation and amendment form.
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!