Liveaboard Ulysse Explorer


Travel in the North West of Madagascar with Ulysse Explorer and discover all the many islands who are the beauty of Nosy Be’s area.

Visit the lands bordering the ocean. Meet a people with multiple charms and always smiling; discover the flavors of an exotic country, while enjoying the comfort, and the many services offered on board. Live an unforgettable moment in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Upon boarding, you will meet our staff, very professional, fully dedicated to your well being aboard. You will have a glimpse of the sweetness of life and the Malagasy hospitality which make the charm of the country.

While respecting your privacy and tranquility, our team will be at your disposal to meet your needs throughout the trip.

At any time of the day you can relax on the deck, or in the saloon, with a natural fruit juice or a tropical cocktail prepared with care by our chef.

In addition to a large square, our catamarans have four comfortable cabins with plenty of storage that will make you feel at home, and make a pleasant cruise. They are equipped with everything necessary for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Kayaks are on board as well as trolling equipment. You can freely kayak around the moorings and perhaps fish for a fish that our chef will cook in his own way.

The diving equipment is recent and regularly checked to ensure safe diving. A certified and very experienced instructor who will guide you to the most beautiful scuba diving spots in the region. The Nosy Be archipelago is considered one of the most beautiful diving spots in the Indian Ocean….

We assure you a tailor-made stay, so that your cruise becomes a dream and remains forever an unforgettable memory.  

During the cruise, you will discover many islands, all very different from each other, with a sometimes arid nature, sometimes tropical and dense, sheltering an endemic flora and fauna. You will visit small villages of fishermen and builders of traditional pirogues, and will meet the villagers, whose kindness and smiles make the charm and the reputation of the country.

You will discover the many marine species that populate the Indian Ocean by swimming above the corals which shelter a multitude of fish of all the colors. You will swim alongside green or hawksbill turtles, numerous in the region; you may be able to witness the hatching of the eggs and see the baby turtles join the ocean. You will encounter dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks depending on the time of year.

Every year from July to the end of December humpback whales come to feed in warm Malagasy waters, rich in plankton. Many of them have a baby. At this time, many travelers observe these majestic sirens. Our team is specialized in the observation of humpback whales.

For many years, Max has offered trips to meet these giant seas, with safety rules, and a respectful approach to disturb them as little as possible in their movements.

Also, in recent years Nosy Be has attracted many tourists to watch and swim with whale sharks, many in the region during the same period, also benefiting from plankton abundance.

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Depending on wind conditions during your cruise, sailing enthusiasts can indulge in sailing.

Whether you are a couple, family, or friends, our entire team offers you a warm welcome onboard Ulysse Explorer with special attention to best meet your expectations and desires throughout the cruise. This in a beautiful region with multiple decorations and exotic flavors.