MC Seychelles is the go to company for luxury private taxies, tours and transfers on the Seychelles island of Praslin. Be it for fun or function, whether you require airport or ferry pick ups, drop offs or simply want to explore the island and its many stunning beaches and tourism attractions, MC Seychelles will take the stress out of traveling and will get you from A to B in style and comfort.
Praslin, with a population of 6,500 people, is Seychelles’ second largest island. It lies 45km to the northeast of Mahé and measures 10km by 3.7km. A leisurely tour around the island by car will take approximately 2 hours and so private taxi hire is highly recommended to make the most it!
There is so much to discover on Praslin. It is the site of the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island also features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years.
Customers unfamiliar with the island can make use of the expertise and local knowledge MC Seychelles offers by allowing them to arrange a perfect restaurant or bar for a romantic evening, a sunset tour to take that perfect picture or even wedding parties and events. The brand new fleet of vehicles can accommodate all sizes of groups, plus all the staff have a vast knowledge of the island, so guests are free to ask away. The dedicated experienced staff are there to make your visit or stay on Praslin a memorable one.
MC Seychelles also offer quality car hire and rentals, with a fleet of brand new high spec small 4 door cars, as well as new 4 / 5 & 7 seater models such as the Hyundai Creta SUV, Suzuki Ertiga and Hyundai Grand i10. The company can arrange hotel or villa drops or can even meet you on arrival to Praslin via the airport or ferry jetty. With an MC Seychelles car, you’re free to start exploring the island on your own terms, however should you require some guidance, the team can also help with recommendations for routes, book restaurants or bars, provide pin drop locations for Google mapping directions and information on sunsets.
The MC Seychelles’ story all began about 8 years ago with Michel Chetty, who started with a tour guide business with a 12 seater bus. After completing a tour guide course, he started taking clients for tours all over the island of Praslin. Two years later, he encouraged his father to join the business as the number of clients was on the increase and there was a growing demand for transfers. Michel started a service with an 8 seater mini van and around 5 years ago he had a vision to launch a self-catering accommodation business. Constantly working with tourists, he has able to effectively gauge demand and at the time it was clear that there was a distinct gap in the market for this style of holiday let. Michel constructed a one bedroom apartment and launched what is now known as MC Selfcatering, which is still going strong to date.
With a great demand for car rental on the island, Michel often found himself unable to hire a transport for his MC Selfcatering clients and so decided to invest, along with his girlfriend, in a car rental company; MC Rent a Car. Originally launching with a 5 car fleet, the company now boast a fleet of 9 brand new cars, ranging from 5 seater to 7 seater. As demand for transfers was also on the rise, the company extended their offering to mini bus services, now known as the MC Bus Service, which operates 2 brand new Toyota Hiace 16 seater buses.
The family business now comprises of MC Tours, MC Taxi Service, MC Car Rental, MC Selfcatering and MC Bus Services, all of which fall under the umbrella company title of MC Seychelles. With the tourism industry continuing to grow and thrive on Praslin Island and with Michel being the enterprising business man he is, MC Seychelles has other new projects related to tourism on the horizon, as well as the expansion of existing ones.