Cruising the Seychelles Islands (8 Days)

Seychelles

2019/03/07
  • Price: $3,550
  • AGE RANGE: 15 to 99 year olds
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 42
  • TRANSPORTATION: Ship
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Sailing, Motor boat, Discovery

 

Highlights

 
Start and end in Mahe Island! With the sailing tour Cruising the Seychelles Islands, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Mahe Island, Seychelles and 10 other destinations in Seychelles. Cruising the Seychelles Islands includes accommodation as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.

 

Tour Itinerary

 
Pristine white sands lapped with dazzling turquoise waters. Swaying palms and jungle-clad hills. This remote archipelago scattered off the coast of Africa truly is a tropical paradise. Better yet, it’s not on many people’s travel lists – yet. One this eight-day adventure cruise you’ll get to explore lush mangrove forests filled with unique and wonderful wildlife, like 125-year-old giant tortoises and Seychelle warblers. Visit the expansive Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve and learn about its unusual Coco de Mer palm trees. Go birdwatching with a guide on unspoiled Aride. Visit Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent, two beaches consistently rated among the most beautiful in the world. And spend plenty of time swimming, snorkelling and soaking in the stunning views. All this from your comfy home on the sea, the Pegasus. It’s everything you could want from an exotic Seychelles escape.


Day 1: Mahe
Board your comfortable home on the seas, the Pegasus, at 4 pm, then set sail for Silhouette Island. After a welcome and safety briefing, get to know your new travel companions better over dinner.

  • Spend overnight at anchor near Silhouette Island.


Day 2: Silhouette Island
Once home to pirates and plantations, today Silhouette Island is better known for its rain forest-covered hills, pristine white sand beaches and barrier reefs. Spend the morning snorkelling in this picture-perfect setting, before enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch on the ship. In the afternoon, explore the island’s wildlife-filled jungle interior on a guided walk. Keep an eye out for 125-year old giant tortoises, as well as a number of other plants and animal species unique to the island.

  • Sail overnight to Aride.


Day 3: Aride and Anse Lazio
More than one million seabirds breed annually on Aride, making it an important island for conservation. The entire island is managed as a nature reserve so birds like Seychelles warblers, magpie robins and sunbirds, as well as a variety of other species (green turtles, hawksbill turtles and several species of geckos, to name a few) can thrive. Today you’ll go bird-spotting as you explore Aride’s unspoiled nature on a ranger-led guided walk. If you’re feeling especially active, you can go on an optional excursion to the island’s highest point for incredible views. Afterwards, depart the Seychelle’s most northerly island and head south to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Anse Lazio (located on the island of Praslin) for an afternoon of swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach. Enjoy another barbecue meal on the ship.

  • Spend overnight at anchor.


Day 4: Curieuse to Baie St Anne
In the morning, set sail for Curieuse, a red-tinged island (due to its red-coloured soil) brimming with unique and oversized biodiversity. Take an optional hike with local rangers from Laraie Bay to Anse St Jose beach for a chance to see gorgeous mangrove forests, giant tortoises, a rare species of palm tree called Coco de Mer (known for their large, unusually shaped nuts) and the ruins of a former leper colony. Enjoy a barbecue on the beach, then set sail for Baie St Anne. The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Perhaps take advantage of onboard kayaks and snorkelling equipment, or you may choose to sunbath on the palm-fringed beach.

  • Spend overnight in port.


Day 5: Praslin
Enjoy a morning excursion to the Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve where you’ll learn more about the unusual Coco de Mer palm and see other unique flora and fauna on a guided jungle walk. Travel to Cote d’Or beach for a swim and lunch, then sail to Felicite or Grande Soeur Island for their underwater views. Spend time swimming in clear waters where sea turtles roam and coral reefs teeming with colourful fish can be found.

  • Stay overnight at anchor.

 

Day 6: La Digue
Sail to La Digue, then travel to the magnificent Anse Source D’Argent, another contender for most beautiful beach in the world. And it’s no wonder, given its powdery white sand lapped by emerald waters, glorious palm trees and unique granite boulders. You have a choice of transport here, either ride a bike, the transport of choice on the island, or travel on one of the island's open back trucks. Journey to the laid-back tropical port, La Passe, for free time to explore and perhaps try some local Creole food, then return to the beach for an afternoon swim.

  • Spend the night at anchor.


Day 7: St Anne Island
In the morning, set sail for St Anne Island. Make the most of your final day swimming and snorkelling in this beautiful postcard-worthy location. Sit down to a captain’s dinner featuring local Creole flavours.

  • Stay overnight at anchor.


Day 8: Mahe
The adventure ends after breakfast. Disembark in Mahe.

 

Tour Services

 

Included

  • Accommodation

All cabins on the M/Y Pegasus are air-conditioned and have en-suites with basic amenities such as a hairdryer. They also have a satellite television, internal phone and a safe box.

Cruise: Wifi is available on all ships at EUR15 for 200MB or EUR20 for 250MB. The coverage can be very intermittent and unreliable. On shore in most countries, you should find fast, free wifi available in cafes or restaurants. Internet connections in Cuba are very unreliable.

Small Cruise Ship 7 nights

MY Pegasus

  • Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

  • Guide

On your voyage, as well as the ship and hospitality crew, there will be between 1 and 3 local tour leaders (depending on the total number of passengers). These leaders will be with you on board the ship, and on all included shore activities. They will have good general knowledge of the areas you are passing through including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects, as well as being able to recommend great local eating venues for your on shore meals and what you might like to do with your free time (when you're not relaxing and enjoying the ship's facilities).

  • Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Transport

Small Cruise Ship

Ship: MY Pegasus

 

Cancellation Policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3550 for Cruising the Seychelles Islands.

 

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

  • TYPHOID

Recommended for Seychelles. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS A

Recommended for Seychelles. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

  • HEPATITIS B

Recommended for Seychelles. Ideally 2 months before travel.

  • RABIES

Recommended for Seychelles. Ideally 1 month before travel.

  • YELLOW FEVER

Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Seychelles. Ideally 10 days before travel.

 

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 197 km.

  • Mahe Island (Seychelles): 35 km
  • Silhouette Island (Seychelles): 57 km
  • Aride Island (Seychelles): 10 km
  • Anse Lazio (Seychelles): 9 km
  • Baie Ste Anne (Seychelles): 1 km
  • Fond Ferdinand (Seychelles): 4 km
  • Cote D’Or Beach (Seychelles): 14 km
  • Felicite Island (Seychelles): 4 km
  • Grande Soeur (Seychelles): 8 km
  • La Digue (Seychelles): 46 km
  • Sainte Anne Island (Seychelles): 9 km
  • Mahe Island (Seychelles)
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