There is a fast ferry from Baie Ste Anne/Praslin to La Dique several times a day and that fast catamaran will get there within less than 20 minutes. We have taken this catamaran, that may take around 200-300 passengers maybe, in order to explore La Dique by ox-wagon, a really funny way to drive through the island - read more about it in my La Dique-page !
For the schedule of the ships between these 2 islands click on my last photo !
This is the only type of bus that is available in Praslin / Seychelles. They dont have an aircondition but at least you will be able to open the windows, that was really a big help, also in order to take better photographs out of the window, totally without any reflections, you simply had to make sure that you are not hit by trees or branches, when the bus was driving through the forest.
Praslin has got a small but modern airport which offers direct flights from Praslin to Mahe. Charter flight connections to other islands can be arranged from here as well. One runway is in use and only smaller aircraft can land here.
Modern ferries connect Mahe with Praslin and also offer services to the island of La Dique next door. The inter island ferry between Mahe and Praslin runs services several times a day in modern and air conditioned ferries, some that offer also business class tickets.
Tickets are sold at all agencies on the islands, via your ground operator and in the ports.
The national airline of the Seychelles does not appear to operate a regular schedule of flights. Both the inbound and outbound international flight departed late and from discussions with the tour operator this is a regular occurrence. Residents and guests should be warned if they choose to fly with this airline, since the outbound delay resulted in me missing my onward flight and meant an overnight in Johannesburg.
In case of delays and changes in schedule the airlines airport staff is most incompetent in dealing with the situation.
Inter Island flights also have to be treated with caution. Air Seychelles keeps changing the schedule according to load factor and the scheduled flight may not operate at all. Inner Island flights also are not air-conditioned making the aircraft to resemble a steam bath.
Schedule checks with the airline do not bear any fruits since communication is as incompetent.
My return flight even though it was booked and confirmed on an Air Seychelles aircraft was operated by an Italian/Irish charter airline.
The above is due to the limited aircraft the airline owns that are over scheduled.
Alternatives that operate more securely are Emirates, Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways. All other airlines to the islands operate a charter service only.
In regards to inner island travel one could divert to scheduled ferry services.
There is a surfaced road on Praslin. Driving is on the left. The mini -moke is the car of choice in the Seychelles but you pay a premium for these cute little things.
We rented a regular size jeep for part of a day so we could drive around to see the beautiful beaches.
It cost us $75 and $7 per gal. gas to fill it up.
Maybe we should have shopped around..
There is a ferry that travels between Mahe and Praslin . It takes from 2 1/2 - 3 hrs for the trip. The only way to get to LaDigue is by boat.