Surviving #Yachtnik – Inside the Seychelles ‘Luxury’ Travel Scandal and the Story of Its Origin
Despite the litany of broken promises and untruths, one incident trumps everything for Mr. On the last day in Seychelles, the boats docked on Praslin instead of Mahe where the trip participants were flying off.
“According to Jeremy, we were supposed to dock in Praslin,” reveals M. “According to the skippers, Dream Yacht Charter has a quay in Mahé. We could absolutely have landed on Mahé.
There were no firm plans on the schedule, so some people stayed on the boats, and others decided to take the ferry to Mahé early and spend the night in hotels near the airport. M chose to stay on the boat until it left on Saturday.
“I was at a point where I was like, I’m not spending any more money. I’m not taking hotel rooms. I paid for this yacht for seven days. I’m going to sleep on this yacht for seven days.
But Moore left on a 4:30 p.m. ferry on Friday, despite attendees still occupying the boats. Moore had previously informed the group that he had booked a villa for the last day for those who needed a place to rest or shower while waiting to leave. He booked the villa from Friday evening. Early on Saturday morning, having arrived on Mahé ahead of a 10pm flight, M and his companions planned to drop off their bags at the villa and explore a bit. But the departure was at 10 o’clock that morning. The group stayed on the dock with their luggage, frantically trying to book hotels or storage, but they were full. Curious eyes probed them. A few men approached. During this time, they were aware of the optics of appearing lost in a foreign land, especially as a group of young women. They eventually found refuge in a Hilton hotel offering day passes, but for M, that was the last straw.
“I really felt like Jeremy put my life in danger,” M said. “And I will never forgive him for that.”
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