Helicopter Seychelles (http://www.helicopterseyc...) provides shuttles between the main islands Mahe, Praslin and La Digue as well as charter flights to/from most of the inner and outer islands. Helicopter Seychelles is the only scenic flight operator in the Seychelles. Depending on the timeframe, these scenic flights cover the main islands of MahÃ©, Praslin, La Digue and the surrounding smaller islands of Cousine, FÃ©licitÃ©, Grande Seour, Curieuse and Cousin.
Air Seychelles (http://www.airseychelles.com/) operates multiple daily flights between Mahe and Praslin. Over two dozen flights vary in frequency from 15 minute to 2 hour intervals, depending on time of day.
Air Seychelles also operates once daily or several times per week between Mahe and the islands of Bird, Denis, Fregate, Desroches and Alphonse. Assumption Island and Coetivy can be reached by air charter.
Seychelles Public Transport Corporation SPTC runs daily bus services on the islands of Praslin and Mahe from morning to evening on nearly every available road on the island. The bus usually passes by every 15 minutes.
Although the bus will get you there, the schedules aren't tight and the drivers are a bit bold on the very narrow roads if you're a nervous passenger.
Driving in Seychelles in on the left side of the road. The roads on Mahe are low-traffic, mountaineous, narrow roads, so caution is generally advised.
Having a car is really a good idea and makes life much more simple. For as little as 100 rupees worth of gas you can see the entire island of Mahe in a couple of hours, including stops at beaches and whatever else catches your eye. There is free parking in 'downtown' Victoria on Mahe, and if you go with a B&B or self-catering option for accommodations its by far the easiest way to pick up groceries. A car will also allow you access to the stores where locals do their regular shopping, and the prices are more reasonable as compared to the small convenience stores along the beaches.
There is no substitute for running your vacation on your own schedule...
You can only rent on MahÃ© and Praslin. You can find a small car eg: Hyundai Atos for around â¬35-â¬45 per day, but keep in mind that renters must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, and have at least three years of driving experience. There are several car hire counters outside the arrivals hall at Mahe international airport, which provide a convenient way to compare prices from different hire companies. Prices can be negociated, with the better rate available for rental periods of 3 consecutive days or more. The 'excess' payable by the customer in the event of a claim, ranges from â¬300 to â¬1000 depending on the company, so choose carefully and ask the right questions.
Taxis are also popular means of transportation for both short trips and day rental and can be obtained almost anywhere. Taxi prices for non-residents approx. 20 rupees/1.3Euros per km at Sept 2010 on a relatively long trip, can easily exceed the cost of hiring a small car for a day.