The Seychelles Sailing Cruise (May to October)

The Seychelles Sailing Cruise (May to October)

From EUR €1,052

Description

Isolated in the Indian Ocean and the only mid-ocean islands of granite formation to be found on earth, the Seychelles archipelago is often mentioned in the same breath as the lost ‘Garden of Eden.’

The highest peaks of a submerged mountain range that broke apart from the supercontinent of Gondwana millions of years ago, the Seychelles’ inner islands are the most ancient islands on earth – no other mid-ocean isles of granite formation can be found anywhere else. This curious geological feature was one of several curiosities about the islands that led the famed British General, Charles Gordon, to declare Seychelles the site of the biblical Garden of Eden.

Situated some 1,500 kilometers east of mainland Africa, and northeast of the island of Madagascar, this tiny island group boasts a population of just 90,000 inhabitants, with a warm, tropical climate all year-round and some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world.

Mahé, the largest island, is home to the majority of the population and represents the archipelago’s commercial and transportation hub, with the country’s only international airport linking the islands to the rest of the globe. The island is characterised by its towering granite peaks, lush mist forests and dozens of striking coves and beaches.

The second largest island, Praslin, is home to the legendary Vallée de Mai, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Coco de Mer grows in abundance. This double coconut, which curiously resembles the shape of a woman’s pelvis, was another facet of General Gordon’s theory about Seychelles as the Garden of Eden – he believed it to be the real forbidden fruit.

La Digue, the third-most populous island, moves at an even slower pace: bicycles remain the most common mode of transportation, for both its residents and visiting tourists. The huge granite boulders that adorn the coastline at Anse Source D’Argent have led some to believe that it could very well be the most photographed beach in the world.

While Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be the principal islands, dozens of smaller ‘satellite’ isles nearby offer further opportunity to explore and admire. Every island has a character and charm all of its own, with colorful individual histories and unique natural features, some with steep granite cliffs and others comprising pristine coral atolls. Together, they make up a surprisingly diverse destination of great natural beauty, rare flora and fauna that have been cocooned in isolation for millions of years, and a friendly multi-cultural people eager to welcome you to their shores.

Your safety and comfort are our highest priority. In the event of adverse conditions, all itineraries are subject to change at the captain’s discretion.

Be sure to bring plenty of coral reef safe sun-screen, a cap or hat and sunglasses – Seychelles is generally warm and sunny throughout the year and the sun’s rays can be especially impactful onboard the vessel,
due to the reflection from the sea.

Bring suitable footwear for walking on deck and on the beach, as well as in shallow water (some island visits require embarking & disembarking from dinghies in shallow water).

There are numerous opportunities to dive on most days of the itinerary, and we can also conduct introductory dives for novices and PADI Open Water certification courses. Contact us for dive rates and
equipment rental fees.

The cruise includes:
• Accommodation on board
• Friendly service from a 8/9x crew complement including captain, engineer, deckhands, dive instructor and stewardesses
• Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) prepared by a dedicated chef. (Please note that table water and tea/coffee are included with all meals.) Bottled water, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are all available on board. Price list available on request. We serve a combination of International and authentic Creole cuisine. Please contact us for special dietary needs.
• Snorkeling, kayaking and bottom-line fishing equipment

Trip Name
The Seychelles Sailing Cruise (May to October)
Days
7
Overview
Vessel Type: Sail Ship Schooner Length: 35m Passenger Capacity: 20 Built: 1915  / Recent Refurbishment: 1997 / 1999 ACCOMMODATION Air-conditioned Dining Salon TV, DVD, stereo, ice-machine, washing machine, dryer Upper Sun Deck and Bow Net for sun bathing Covered Back Deck Lounge Fully air-conditioned cabins with wash basin: 6 Double-bed cabins +1 bunk (Category A) 2 Triple cabins with 3 bunk beds (Category B) 4 Showers - 3 Toilets - 1 Deck Shower CREW 1 Captain 1 Chef 1 Mechanic 2 Stewardesses 1 Dive instructor 2 Deckhands

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - Praslin
Embarkation at 10.30hrs from Anse Possesion, Praslin,followed by the Captain's welcome briefing. Spend the day atleisure with different water activities in this scenic cove,named for the stone of possession placed in this area byFrench explorers to stake their claim to the island more than200 years ago. Final embarkation is at 1700hrs followed by asunset sail to Curieuse Bay. In the evening, introduce yourselfto Creole cuisine with a welcome barbecue onboard.
Day 2 - Day 2 - Curieuse
In the morning disembark at Curieuse for a visit of this virtuallyuninhabited island. Experience the island's vast mangroveforests and its giant tortoise farm, along with the historic ruinsof this former leper colony. After a barbecue lunch on theisland, enjoy an array of water sports or simply relax and enjoythe island's beautiful beach and turquoise waters.
Day 3 - Day 3 - La Digue
A morning sail brings the vessel to La Digue, a sleepy islandcommunity where ox-carts and bicycles still remain the mostcommon mode of transportation throughout the island. LaDigue is home to the endemic Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher,and is perhaps most famous for its massive granite boulderformations at Anse Source d'Argent, which is thought to be themost photographed beach on earth. Explore the entire islandby bicycle, perhaps stopping by Union Estate, a sprawlingnetwork of traditional island activities, including a copra mill,vanilla plantation, and shipyard
Day 4 - Day 4 - Praslin
Sail to Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest inhabited island, fordisembarkation to the famous World Heritage Site, the Valleede Mai Nature Reserve. This ancient forest is home to thecuriously shaped double coconut, the coco de mer, as well asthe Black Parrot, unique to Praslin. Explore the valley's eeriepathways beneath its canopy of massive palms, beforereturning onboard for afternoon opportunities to dive, snorkelor enjoy other water sports.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Cousin
Sail towards Cousin island off the coast of Praslin, for amorning visit of this strictly protected nature reserve, famedfor its sea bird colonies and also as a sanctuary for Seychelles'rare endemic land birds and other native species. After lunch,the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure or to take advantageof snorkelling and diving opportunities off the isle of Praslin.
Day 6 - Day 6 - Anse Lazio
Sail to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in Praslin,and arguably, all of Seychelles – the perfect place for a day ofswimming, snorkelling and other water sports, or supremerelaxation in one of the most stunning settings in the world. Inthe evening, enjoy a sunset sail back to Curieuse Bay to soak inthe world's only granitic ocean islands one last evening.
Day 7 - Day 7 - Praslin
Disembarkation at Anse Possession, Praslin at 08.30hrs.
Day 8 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
02-05-202008-05-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
02-05-202008-05-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
02-05-202008-05-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
02-05-202008-05-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
02-05-202008-05-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
09-05-202015-05-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
09-05-202015-05-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
09-05-202015-05-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
09-05-202015-05-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
09-05-202015-05-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
16-05-202022-05-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
16-05-202022-05-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
16-05-202022-05-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
16-05-202022-05-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
16-05-202022-05-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
23-05-202029-05-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
23-05-202029-05-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
23-05-202029-05-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
23-05-202029-05-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
23-05-202029-05-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
30-05-202005-06-2020EUR €1,068Category B Twin
30-05-202005-06-2020EUR €1,136Category A Triple
30-05-202005-06-2020EUR €1,237Category A Double
30-05-202005-06-2020EUR €1,387Category B Single
30-05-202005-06-2020EUR €1,855Category A Single
06-06-202012-06-2020EUR €1,068Category B Twin
06-06-202012-06-2020EUR €1,136Category A Triple
06-06-202012-06-2020EUR €1,237Category A Double
06-06-202012-06-2020EUR €1,387Category B Single
06-06-202012-06-2020EUR €1,855Category A Single
13-06-202019-06-2020EUR €1,068Category B Twin
13-06-202019-06-2020EUR €1,136Category A Triple
13-06-202019-06-2020EUR €1,237Category A Double
13-06-202019-06-2020EUR €1,387Category B Single
13-06-202019-06-2020EUR €1,855Category A Single
20-06-202026-06-2020EUR €1,068Category B Twin
20-06-202026-06-2020EUR €1,136Category A Triple
20-06-202026-06-2020EUR €1,237Category A Double
20-06-202026-06-2020EUR €1,387Category B Single
20-06-202026-06-2020EUR €1,855Category A Single
27-06-202003-07-2020EUR €1,068Category B Twin
27-06-202003-07-2020EUR €1,136Category A Triple
27-06-202003-07-2020EUR €1,237Category A Double
27-06-202003-07-2020EUR €1,387Category B Single
27-06-202003-07-2020EUR €1,855Category A Single
04-07-202010-07-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
04-07-202010-07-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
04-07-202010-07-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
04-07-202010-07-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
04-07-202010-07-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
11-07-202017-07-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
11-07-202017-07-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
11-07-202017-07-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
11-07-202017-07-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
11-07-202017-07-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
18-07-202024-07-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
18-07-202024-07-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
18-07-202024-07-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
18-07-202024-07-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
18-07-202024-07-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
25-07-202031-07-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
25-07-202031-07-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
25-07-202031-07-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
25-07-202031-07-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
25-07-202031-07-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
01-08-202007-08-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
01-08-202007-08-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
01-08-202007-08-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
01-08-202007-08-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
01-08-202007-08-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
08-08-202014-08-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
08-08-202014-08-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
08-08-202014-08-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
08-08-202014-08-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
08-08-202014-08-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
15-08-202021-08-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
15-08-202021-08-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
15-08-202021-08-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
15-08-202021-08-2020EUR €1,859Category B Single
15-08-202021-08-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
22-08-202028-08-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
22-08-202028-08-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
22-08-202028-08-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
22-08-202028-08-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
22-08-202028-08-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
29-08-202004-09-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
29-08-202004-09-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
29-08-202004-09-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
29-08-202004-09-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
29-08-202004-09-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
05-09-202011-09-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
05-09-202011-09-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
05-09-202011-09-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
05-09-202011-09-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
05-09-202011-09-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
12-09-202018-09-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
12-09-202018-09-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
12-09-202018-09-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
12-09-202018-09-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
12-09-202018-09-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
19-09-202025-09-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
19-09-202025-09-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
19-09-202025-09-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
19-09-202025-09-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
19-09-202025-09-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
26-09-202002-10-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
26-09-202002-10-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
26-09-202002-10-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
26-09-202002-10-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
26-09-202002-10-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
03-10-202009-10-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
03-10-202009-10-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
03-10-202009-10-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
03-10-202009-10-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
03-10-202009-10-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
10-10-202016-10-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
10-10-202016-10-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
10-10-202016-10-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
10-10-202016-10-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
10-10-202016-10-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
17-10-202023-10-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
17-10-202023-10-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
17-10-202023-10-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
17-10-202023-10-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
17-10-202023-10-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
24-10-202031-10-2020EUR €1,503Category B Twin
24-10-202031-10-2020EUR €1,630Category A Triple
24-10-202031-10-2020EUR €1,738Category A Double
24-10-202031-10-2020EUR €1,952Category B Single
24-10-202031-10-2020EUR €2,609Category A Single
01-05-202107-05-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
01-05-202107-05-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
01-05-202107-05-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
01-05-202107-05-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
01-05-202107-05-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
08-05-202114-05-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
08-05-202114-05-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
08-05-202114-05-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
08-05-202114-05-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
08-05-202114-05-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
15-05-202121-05-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
15-05-202121-05-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
15-05-202121-05-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
15-05-202121-05-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
15-05-202121-05-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
22-05-202128-05-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
22-05-202128-05-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
22-05-202128-05-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
22-05-202128-05-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
22-05-202128-05-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
29-05-202104-06-2021EUR €1,052Category B Twin
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29-05-202104-06-2021EUR €1,219Category A Double
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29-05-202104-06-2021EUR €1,829Category A Single
05-06-202111-06-2021EUR €1,052Category B Twin
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05-06-202111-06-2021EUR €1,367Category B Single
05-06-202111-06-2021EUR €1,829Category A Single
12-06-202118-06-2021EUR €1,052Category B Twin
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12-06-202118-06-2021EUR €1,219Category A Double
12-06-202118-06-2021EUR €1,367Category B Single
12-06-202118-06-2021EUR €1,829Category A Single
19-06-202125-06-2021EUR €1,052Category B Twin
19-06-202125-06-2021EUR €1,120Category A Triple
19-06-202125-06-2021EUR €1,219Category A Double
19-06-202125-06-2021EUR €1,367Category B Single
19-06-202125-06-2021EUR €1,829Category A Single
26-06-202102-07-2021EUR €1,052Category B Twin
26-06-202102-07-2021EUR €1,120Category A Triple
26-06-202102-07-2021EUR €1,219Category A Double
26-06-202102-07-2021EUR €1,367Category B Single
26-06-202102-07-2021EUR €1,829Category A Single
03-07-202109-07-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
03-07-202109-07-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
03-07-202109-07-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
03-07-202109-07-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
03-07-202109-07-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
10-07-202116-07-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
10-07-202116-07-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
10-07-202116-07-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
10-07-202116-07-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
10-07-202116-07-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
17-07-202123-07-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
17-07-202123-07-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
17-07-202123-07-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
17-07-202123-07-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
17-07-202123-07-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
24-07-202130-07-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
24-07-202130-07-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
24-07-202130-07-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
24-07-202130-07-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
24-07-202130-07-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
31-07-202106-08-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
31-07-202106-08-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
31-07-202106-08-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
31-07-202106-08-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
31-07-202106-08-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
07-08-202113-08-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
07-08-202113-08-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
07-08-202113-08-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
07-08-202113-08-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
07-08-202113-08-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
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14-08-202120-08-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
14-08-202120-08-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
14-08-202120-08-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
14-08-202120-08-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
21-08-202127-08-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
21-08-202127-08-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
21-08-202127-08-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
21-08-202127-08-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
21-08-202127-08-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
28-08-202103-09-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
28-08-202103-09-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
28-08-202103-09-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
28-08-202103-09-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
28-08-202103-09-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
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04-09-202110-09-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
04-09-202110-09-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
04-09-202110-09-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
04-09-202110-09-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
11-09-202117-09-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
11-09-202117-09-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
11-09-202117-09-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
11-09-202117-09-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
11-09-202117-09-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
18-09-202124-09-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
18-09-202124-09-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
18-09-202124-09-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
18-09-202124-09-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
18-09-202124-09-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
25-09-202101-10-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
25-09-202101-10-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
25-09-202101-10-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
25-09-202101-10-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
25-09-202101-10-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
02-10-202108-10-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
02-10-202108-10-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
02-10-202108-10-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
02-10-202108-10-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
02-10-202108-10-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
09-10-202115-10-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
09-10-202115-10-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
09-10-202115-10-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
09-10-202115-10-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
09-10-202115-10-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
16-10-202122-10-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
16-10-202122-10-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
16-10-202122-10-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
16-10-202122-10-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
16-10-202122-10-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
23-10-202129-10-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
23-10-202129-10-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
23-10-202129-10-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
23-10-202129-10-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
23-10-202129-10-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single
30-10-202105-11-2021EUR €1,481Category B Twin
30-10-202105-11-2021EUR €1,575Category A Triple
30-10-202105-11-2021EUR €1,713Category A Double
30-10-202105-11-2021EUR €1,924Category B Single
30-10-202105-11-2021EUR €2,572Category A Single

Inclusions

    • Diving and snorkelling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colourful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other species. Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles’ inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel is certified as a PADI dive resort, and has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike.
    • All of our cruises include complimentary equipment for kayaking and snorkelling (masks and fins). We also offer the opportunity to enjoy traditional bottom-line fishing in certain areas, with our chef ready to prepare fresh Seychelles-style sashimi or grilled fish in the event of a successful catch.
    • For Sailing enthusiasts Sea Star and Sea Bird feature a modern furling system.
    • Each day onboard presents a new opportunity to explore isolated bays and coves, colourful marine parks, and protected nature reserves or uninhabited islands. Spotting the incredibly rare Magpie Robin and other endemic birds, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai, or getting up close and personal with a giant tortoise, are just a few of the many special experiences that await on the islands we visit.

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