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Isle of La Digue

Mahe to La Digue

Introduced by Cat Cocos in 2011, their second high-speed catamaran - Isle of La Digue - now offers passengers a more direct service between the islands of Mahe and La Digue.

Departing in the evening from Mahe's Victoria jetty, the Isle of La Digue follows the same route as its sister vessel - Isle of Praslin & Isle of Mahe - towards the island of Praslin, where after a short stop-over it continues the last leg of its journey, arriving on La Digue just in time for sunset. Early the next morning the same vessel departs the La Passe jetty and travels, via Praslin, back to Mahe.

Passengers should be aware that, with the exception of Fridays, the ferry Mahe to La Digue is not a non-stop service. Including the Praslin stopover, total journey times are approximately 90 minutes, dependant on sea conditions, which makes the Isle of La Digue an ideal solution for passengers looking for a hassle-free service from Mahe to La Digue and vice versa. Just present your e-ticket to the CTS (Creole Travel Services) staff at the jetty and they will provide you with your Boarding Pass and assist you in checking-in your luggage. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure at the Cat Cocos jetty in Victoria, with the Boarding Gate closing 5 minutes before the actual departure time.

The Isle of La Digue can carry up to 227 passengers and, just like its big sister, both Economy and Business classes available. Economy class passengers can choose to travel in the fully air-conditioned Coco de Mer Cabin on the main deck or outside on the Island Hopper Upper Deck. Business Class passengers have their own dedicated cabin - Lazio Lounge - on the upper deck.

A shared shuttle bus transfer to/from the Mahe, Praslin or La Digue ferry jetty is available to all Cat Cocos passengers (fees apply). Buses leave Mahe Airport up to 1 hour before the scheduled ferry departure time, with hotel pick-ups approximately 45-90 minutes before departure (depending which island you're on and the distance between your hotel and the jetty).

Luggage allowances are the same as on the Isle of Praslin. Each passenger is permitted one piece of carry-on/cabin baggage not exceeding 7kg with maximum dimensions of 50cm X 30cm X 20cm. Any cabin baggage above this size will be considered as checked baggage. All Economy Class passengers are allowed up to 30kg of accompanied checked baggage per person. Any luggage weighing more than 30kg will be charged an excess luggage fee of €2.00 per kilo. Passengers travelling in Business Class will be entitled to a maximum of 40kg of accompanied baggage per person.

Not sure how to book your Cat Cocos fast ferry ticket? Then take a look at the most common FAQ. Online bookings can be made up to 48 hours before departure. For information on changes or cancellations, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Fast Ferry Schedule: - Click on the map to view the full schedule

Just like its sister vessel, the Isle of la Digue has been built to the highest international standards. Designed as well by Incat Crowther and built by Richardson Devine Marine, this 26-metre high-speed catamaran is powered by two MTU 12V2000 M70 engines, each producing 1055hp @ 2100 rpm. Propulsion is via ZF gearboxes through to two 5-bladed propellers, with trim and ride control being managed by a Humphree active interceptor trim-tab system. The main internal deck seats up to 163 passengers, with another 48 economy seats on the outside upper deck and 16 business class seats. The Isle of La Digue is fully equipped with the latest safety equipment, including life jackets, life rafts, fire extinguishers and life rings as well as GPS navigation and VHF Ship-to-Shore radio.


Craft Name: Cat Cocos - Isle of La Digue
Length Overall: 26.60 m
Length Waterline: 24.90 m
Beam: 8.00 m
Draft max: 1.70 m
Passengers: 227
Fuel: 8,000 litres
Fresh Water: 500 litres
Main Engines 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M70
Installed Power: 2 x 1,055 bhp @ 2,100 rpm
Generators: 2 x Kohler 40EFO7D, 50kVA/40kW, 50Hz
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Service Speed: 26 knots


Life Rafts: 4 x RFD Ferryman 65 pax
Life Jackets: Lifesaving life jackets IMO standard
Life Ring Buoy + Light: 4 units for man overboard
GPS: Raymarine E180 – twin display
Fire Extinguisher: Yes, positioned in all cabins
Communications: Equipped with VHF radio as well as SSB radio

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