On-board the traditional yet refurbished, Dutch-style vessels, Sea Shell or Sea Pearl, guests will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Seychelles islands from the water, making the most of the spectacular array of tropical islands and islets dotted around the Seychelles' territory. With this extensive programme, you will enjoy relaxation, snorkelling, scuba diving, and island exploration, making this a trip that you won't quickly forget!
- 36m x 7m
- 8 total cabins and a maximum of 20 people
- Comfortable sailing boats with air-conditioning, TV, DVD player, video player, stereo (communal use), three bathrooms, washing machine, drying machine, sundeck.
- Full board (excluding drinks, although these can be bought on-board).
- Embarkation point:
- Mahé, Inter-Island Quay, Victoria 10.30 (from November to April); Anse Possession, Praslin (from May to October)
- Disembarkation point:
- Mahé, Inter-Island Quay, Victoria 8.30 (from November to April); Anse Possession, Praslin (from May to October)
- Cabin categories:
- 2× Cabin B (up to 2 people)
6× Cabin A (up to 3 people)
- 7 nights
- Starting on:
Having been built around 1915 and 1920 in the Netherlands, both the Sea Shell and the Sea Pearl can look upon a long and turbulent history. Eventually, both vessels were refurbished with modern amenities, while at the same time maintaining their traditional charm with beautiful wooden finishings. With the Sea Shell and Sea Pearl, Seychelles holidaymakers can discover the beautiful islands of this Indian-Ocean archipelago from the water and enjoy some of the most spectacular views you can find in the country on this week-long tour.
Day 1: Mahé - Praslin
Your journey begins at 10.30 with a welcome greeting and a short briefing at the inter-island quay on Mahé. At 12.00, the crew will set sail for Round Island and Praslin. During this day of sailing you can enjoy the beautiful views that surround you, which are bound to put you in a holiday mood, before rounding off your day with a delicious barbeque in the evening.
Day 2: Praslin
On day 2, you will have a chance to explore the huge Vallée de Mai nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can admire the Coco de Mer palm tree, along with a number of different bird and plant species. In the afternoon you will have the chance to participate in a diving or snorkelling expedition right from the boat.
Day 3: Praslin - La Digue
After arriving in the early morning, you'll spend the day exploring La Digue, which is possibly the most beautiful of all the Seychelles' islands. Take a bike tour and discover the island's best spots, including Anse Source d'Argent, one of the most-photographed beaches in the whole world.
Day 4: La Digue - Grande Soeur/Petite Soeur - Coco Island
Following the short hop over to the Sister Islands, take a walk across one of these uninhabited islands, soaking up their natural, undisturbed beauty. In the afternoon, you'll explore Coco Island, one of the Seychelles' most beautiful small islets. Finish the day with a diving tour where you can see numerous colourful schools of fish.
Day 5: Coco Island - Bobby Island - Aride Island
Start the day off with a diving excursion, or try out one of the other watersports on offer, all the while enjoying views of Bobby Island. After lunch, the boat will carry on to Aride Island, a wonderful, natural island with populations of native plants, birds, and fish.
Day 6: Aride Island - Curieuse Island
Discover uninhabited islands where you can look around a mangrove forest and explore historical ruins, and come face-to-face with the local community of giant tortoises.
Day 7: Curieuse Island - Ile Seche (Diving) - Mahé
Enjoy the spectacular underwater world around Ile Seche, one of the Seychelles' most impressive spots.
Day 8: Arrival on Mahé at 08.30
*Alternative itinerary for the travel period 06.05.2017 - 27.10.2017 and 05.05.2018 - 02.11.2018
Day 1: Praslin, Anse Possession 10.30am - Curieuse Island
Day 2: Curieuse Island
Day 3: Curieuse Island - La Digue
Day 4: La Digue - Praslin
Day 5: Praslin - Cousin Island
Day 6: Praslin, Anse Lazio - Curieuse Bay
Day 7: Arrival at Anse Possession on Praslin 09.00am
Price includes: Overnight accommodation for the entire cruise, full board meals, crew of 8, equipment for snorkelling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and fishing.
Price does NOT include: Drinks, diving and diving equipment, conservation fees (see Notes section below for details), transfers.
Activities and specials:
- The crew serve full board on the boat, so guests can sit back and relax at mealtime.
- Drinks are not included in the full board price, but can be bought on-board for a reasonable price.
- Discover several different Seychelles islands in one trip.
- Numerous additional exploration opportunities are offered by snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and bottom-line fishing.
- Guided dives for certified divers, as well as introductory courses are offered (additional fees apply).
- The crew consists of the captain, two stewards, a mechanic, a dive instructor, a cook, and two deckhands, all of whom work hard to ensure the cruise is a safe affair.
The cabins on-board are equipped in a functional manner, and offer enough space for a comfortable voyage.
Cabin B (1-2 guests)
- 2 or 3 single bunk beds, reading lights, washbasin, storage cupboard, power outlets, bathroom facilities are separately-compartmentalised from the cabins and guests will share these facilities during the cruise. Cabins and bathrooms are cleaned on a daily basis by our crew.
Prices per night
Please note: Anyone planning to book their holiday for August or December (high season) should avoid waiting too long! Contact us well in advance to avoid finding out that your desired accommodation is fully-booked or that the flights are expensive.
|Cabin B||1 guest
1 Extra bed possible
|154 € 154 € - 293 € 293 €|
|Cabin B||2 guests||237 € 237 € - 451 € 451 €|
|Cabin A||1 guest
2 Extra beds possible
|206 € 206 € - 392 € 392 €|
|Cabin A||2 guests
1 Extra bed possible
|274 € 274 € - 523 € 523 €|
|Cabin A||3 guests||378 € 378 € - 724 € 724 €|
Babies: 0-1, Children: 2-17, Adults: 18+ (on departure)
Special offer - You save 20%Valid in travel period: 05.05.2018 - 02.11.2018 Bookable until 31.01.2018
Honeymoon Offer - You save 25%Valid in travel period: 20.06.2015 - 02.11.2018
Full board: incl.
An additional conservation fee is to be paid, which includes landing and entrance fees for island visits and nature reserves (including a guided tour in Vallee de Mai) as well as various national marine parks, according to the cruise itinerary (Bicycle Rental and entrance fee to L'Union Estate are not included, as this is optional for clients during their island visit to La Digue.)
The conservation fee as per below is to be paid in cash on arrival:
05.11.2016 - 05.05.2017: €182/adult and €48/child (0-11 years)
06.05.2017 - 27.10.2017: €146/adult and €48/child (0-11 years)
28.10.2017 - 04.05.2018: €182/adult and €55/child (0-11 years)
05.05.2018 - 02.11.2018: €155/adult and €55/child (0-11 years)
The choice of boat depends on the number of passengers booked onto the voyage.
Optional diving offers (valid until 02.11.2018):
Available at extra charge on-board:
Guided dives for certified divers (incl. tanks and weights): €40 for each day's first dive; €20 for subsequent dives on the same day
Full diving equipment rental: €10 per piece / €30 for full set (rates per day)
Introductory dive (1 to 1 with instructor): from €70 per dive
To be pre-booked:
Dive Package (8 dives with instructor): €187 (not including rental equipment). This offer is non-refundable upon booking.
PADI Open Water Course - Theory part (E-Learning PRIOR to arrival): Please check fees on padi.com
PADI Open Water Course - Onboard part (water training exams + certification): €387 + cert. processing fee (approx. €40)
PADI Advanced Open Water Course: €325 + cert. processing fee (approx. €40)
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