Situated off the Eastern coast of Southern Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. This incredibly unique island boasts a wonderful array of extremely distinct wildlife. This is only one of the many reasons why Madagascar is at the top of our list of places to charter.


One of our primary suppliers in Madagascar has 2 wonderful crewed catamarans available to charter, the details of which you will find below. Both catamarans depart from Nosy Be (either North – Mitsio or South Islands – Radamas). These options also include all meals but exclude drinks.





Since Gecko arrived in Nosy Be as a new charter boat in 2008 she has become, without doubt, the busiest charter boat in the area. Gecko is our favorite “product”; in Madagascar and we market her with a passion. We have been privileged to enjoy holidays on board this friendly, comfortable boat and would recommend her for quality family holidays as well as for small groups of friends. Gecko is a 36’ Jaguar catamaran and has four double cabins (2 en-suite) sleeping up to 8 guests. Most ideally suited for romantic honeymooners and small groups of family and friends. Two families with 4 children works very well but more than six adults becomes a bit of a squeeze.  Charismatic Albert – the skipper – has been with Gecko from the very start and, with years of experience on the sea, is largely responsible for Gecko’s success and popularity with clients returning for more – year after year. The crew on Gecko have become legendary with Albert, Alex, the ingenious chef and smiling Maurice the deckhand.  All have been on board for a long time.


Minimum 6 nights – Rates per person per day
2 PAX EUR 190 per person per day
3 PAX EUR 190 per person per day
4 PAX EUR 172 per person per day
5 PAX EUR 172 per person per day
6 PAX EUR 165 per person per day




Completely revamped and redecorated in 2014 Maki Cat fills a gap in the charter boat market in Nosy Be.  She is a 13.5m motorised catamaran (no sails) and extremely spacious. She has two, double en-suite cabins, two double or twin cabins with a shared ‘bathroom’, a large spacious saloon, lovely flat decks with outside eating areas and a nice big stern deck for kitting up for diving or fishing.  Her crew comprise of Skipper Stephan – a quiet, confident Frenchman married to a Malagasy girl; the great Frederique – chef of note who’s fantastic meals are talked about for a long time after the end of a charter and chirpy, ever helpful Noel – the deckhand. Maki is perfect for the slightly larger groups, that don’t mind that she is a motorised boat and not a yacht, and also for diving and fishing groups.


Minimum 6 nights – Rates per person per day

4 PAX EUR 190 per person per day
5 PAX EUR 185 per person per day
6 PAX EUR 165 per person per day
7 PAX EUR 165 per person per day
8 PAX EUR 165 per person per day

Under 12: EUR 100 (minimum 4 adults)

PLEASE NOTE: These charters can be tailored into action-packed diving and fishing charters. Please get in touch for additional costs.


These are the rates for a 2016 charter onboard both of these catamarans. These prices may be subject to change in 2017.


If any of these options are of interest to you, or if you would just like to find out more about sailing in this incredible destination, feel free to get in touch with us.
Email or give us a call at (021) 418 3147 and we will happily assist!