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  • Sailing yachts regularly come into Nosy Be and many are prepared to take passengers. Their principal destinations are Mayotte, Mozambique and South Africa.
  • Small speedboats shuttle between the mainland port of Ankify and Hell-Ville on Nosy Be (Ar12,000, 40 minutes, 5.30am to 4pm). They work like taxis-brousses and leave when full. Trade winds pick up in the afternoon, so the crossing is smoother, and therefore more popular, in the morning – you’ll never have to wait long for your boat to depart. Life jackets are provided.
  • If you’re travelling with a vehicle, ferries sail between Ankify and Hell-Ville in Nosy Be (from Ar80,000, two hours, 6am to 4pm).