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Yacht "Galatea Diving Cruises Seychelles"Seychelles

Galatea Diving Cruises Seychelles
Type:
Yacht
Size
0 - 16 m2
  • For 2 people
  • From 459 € / night
  • Service:FB
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Description

Thanks to the Galatea Diving Cruises Seychelles, it’s possible to enjoy an exciting mixture of a ‘diving safari’ and underwater adventures; island-discovery and relaxation. Discover the incredible Seychelles islands from the sea! You’ll feel right at home on board this cruise, hopping around the islands across seven days. The cruise always begins on Saturdays from Mahé.

Facts:

Technical Data:
Galatea model, 30m.
Cabins:
7 air-conditioned cabins with double bed and their own bathroom.
Facilities:
Cabin with double bed, en suite bathroom with shower and individually-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi (fees apply, must be requested at time of booking), living room (with flat screen TV and HI-FI Sound System), outdoor dining table, two bars, tanning bed, sundeck, fishing space.
Embarkation point:
Mahé, Eden Island North Marina 2.00pm
Disembarkation point:
Mahé, Eden Island North Marina 8.00am
Cabin categories:
1× Master Cabin (up to 2 people)
2× Double Central Cabin (up to 2 people)
2× Double Bow Cabin (up to 2 people)
2× Double AFT Cabin (up to 2 people)
1× Full Charter (up to 14 people)
Duration:
7 nights
Departure:
Saturdays

Description:

Please note that there will be a slight change in the route for all departures starting from 13.01.2018. Please see below for the alternative itinerary in 2018 for Day 3 to 7:

Day 1 (Saturday):
After arriving at the Seychelles International Airport and taking the transfer to the Galatea, you will meet the captain and the crew for your cruise and set off to the north of Mahé by sea. The first dive will follow shortly thereafter at the north edge of Beau Vallon bay. The small granite island, Ilot, is the home of two coconut palm trees, and is surrounded by an incredible underwater world. After that, the boat sails further into Beau Vallon bay, enabling guests to see the beautiful sunset from the boats sundeck. Finally, the evening meal is served, and guests will spend the night in the same bay.

Day 2 (Sunday):
Following breakfast, during which guests can enjoy the view of the peaceful Beau Vallon bay, the first dive of the day will take place near to the lighthouse. The scenery here consists of imposing granite boulders and enormous coral formations. Once back on board, guests will sail further along to the Cap Ternay Marine Park, where a second dive of the day awaits. Here is also where you’ll have the opportunity to discover perhaps the most impressive coral formations that surround Mahé. Regain your strength thanks to the on-board lunch, before spending the afternoon relaxing on Anse au Riz. Sit back and relax or try out a spot of snorkelling on the beach, before spending the evening eating in the Marine Park, before heading off to bed.

Day 3 (Monday):
An early departure towards some of the calmer areas of shark-territory between Mahé and Silhouette awaits here. You’ll come face to face with an impressive landscape here, full of enormous granite boulders and a particularly colourful underwater world. The second dive of the day takes place near Brissare Rock, between Mahé and Praslin. In the early evening, the boat will arrive on La Digue, where guests can choose how to spend the rest of their day on board the ship.

Day 4 (Tuesday):
In the morning, guests can enjoy a visit to La Digue, the island where time stands still, and where traditions such as the ox-carts stand the test of time. The more traditional Seychellois architecture and the incredible beaches here, including the legendary Anse Source d’Argent, are an absolute must-see (entrance fee not included). Lunch will take place back on the boat, before you’ll sail to the southern top of Marianne island, the next diving spot on your tour. Pointy boulders here form an impressive underwater labyrinth, where, if you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to spot some grey reef sharks!

Day 5 (Wednesday):
On Wednesday morning, the boat will set sail for Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur in order to reach the two diving spots of ‘Sister Bank’ and ‘Coco Island’. Next, the boat will head for Praslin, the home of UNESCO World Heritage Site the Vallée de Mai (entrance fee not included). Here, you can discover an astounding variety of flora and fauna. After your visit, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful sunset on the Cote d’Or beach, before heading back to the boat for dinner and a wonderful night’s sleep in the lagoon.

Day 6 (Thursday):
‘Ave Maria’ is the name of the first diving spot of the day, right next to Praslin. Here, the enormous rocky formations surround a small island, forming vertical walls for you to swim through. The second dive of the day, at ‘White Bank’, isn’t far away. Later in the day, you’ll land on Curieuse for a beach barbeque, before heading back towards Praslin, where you’ll spend some time in Baie Chevalier, allowing you to relax on the breathtaking Anse Lazio.

Day 7 (Friday):
Early in the morning, you’ll be able to enjoy your final dive of the tour on the way back to Mahé. After lunch, you’ll have the chance to spend some free time in the Sainte Anne Marine Park. Finally, in the evening, enjoy a delicious fish dinner on board the boat.

Day 8 (Saturday):
Early in the morning, we will cross over to Mahé, where disembarkation is at 8am.


Alternative itinerary for Day 3 to 7, for all departures starting from 13.01.2018

Day 3 (Monday):
An early departure towards some of the calmer areas of shark-territory between Mahé and Silhouette, where the ship will stop at the famous dive site of Shark’s Bank. Here, you’ll come face-to-face with an impressive landscape, full of enormous granite boulders and a particularly colourful underwater world. In the early afternoon, the boat will reach Cousine Island, where it is possible to disembark and visit the island, well-known for the presence of endemic bird species. Later in the afternoon, the boat will arrive at Praslin, where you can spend some time at leisure on the beautiful Anse Lazio beach before having dinner. You will also spend the night here. Depending on the season (from April to October), it is also possible to visit Aride Island.

Day 4 (Tuesday):
After an early dive, the rest of the morning is dedicated to a visit of the “Vallée de Mai” UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has managed to preserve its original state, allowing you to discover the Seychelles’ exceptional flora and fauna. There will also be time for a walk on the Cote d’Or beach, before continuing on to a barbeque on Curieuse Island, home to numerous giant tortoises. Take the time to try the 20-minute walk that will lead you to the Doctor’s House on the other side of the island. Here, a spectacular beach offers the chance for a refreshing swim. You will then enjoy dinner and sleep overnight in Curieuse Bay.

Day 5 (Wednesday):
This day is dedicated to island-hopping! In the morning, you will sail towards the southern tip of the Marianne Island dive site. Here, pointed rocks form the walls and pillars of an underwater maze, which attracts grey reef sharks. In the afternoon, you will sail towards Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur islands in order to enjoy two diving spots: ‘Sister Bank’ and ‘Coco Island’. The area is well-known for its quiet atmosphere and untouched wildlife, while also offering unforgettable landscapes. Enjoy dinner and sleep overnight around the Sister Islands.

Day 6 (Thursday):
‘Ave Maria’ is the name of the first diving spot of the day, right next to Praslin. Here, the enormous rocky formations surround a small island, forming vertical walls for you to swim through. The rest of the day is dedicated to visiting La Digue, an island where time seems to stand still, while traditions such as the ox carts stand the test of time. The traditional Seychellois architecture and the island’s incredible beaches, including the legendary Anse Source d’Argent, are an absolute must-see (entrance fee not included). You will then have dinner and sleep overnight here.

Day 7 (Friday):
Early in the morning, you will depart for a visit to Round Island, before continuing back towards Mahé. On the way between the two islands, you can enjoy the final dive of the tour at the Brissaire dive site. After arriving in the St. Anne Marine Park and at Cerf Island in the afternoon, there will still be some time left for the beach. Enjoy dinner and sleep overnight in the St. Anne Marine Park.


The prices of the cruise include:
Accommodation in a double bedroom with its own shower, WC, and air-conditioning.
Full board: breakfast and two other main-meals each day (buffet or set-menu).
Tea, coffee, and water (free all day long).
10 dives (until 12.01.2018).
1 diving instructor and 5 or 6 crew members (from 13.01.18: 7 or 8 crew members)
Use of 12-litre aluminium tanks (DIN and INT), inflation station, weights, and harnesses for diving.
Use of equipment for snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing.
Entrance to the marine parks, harbour fees, taxes.
Entrance fee for the Vallée de Mai (from 13.01.2018)

Not included:
Diving packages and courses (from 13.01.2018)
Diving equipment rental (includes wetsuit, fins, mask, buoyancy control device and regulator; needs to be requested at least 10 days prior to departure)
Drinks (other than those named above).
Island tours and bike rental on La Digue (from 13.01.2018, the visit to the Vallée de Mai on Praslin is included in the price).
Tips for the crew.
Personal expenses.
WiFi (fees apply; must be requested at time of booking).
Insurance.
Flights.

Activities and specials:

  • Get to know some of the most beautiful diving spots in the Seychelles during your tour, many of which are impossible to spot from land.
  • 10 dives are included (until 12.01.2018)
  • As of 13.01.2018, divers can choose between booking different diving packages of between 1 and up to 15 dives, depending on preference (additional fees apply, see below). Non-certified divers will have the possibility to book introductory dives and certified diving courses.
  • During the safari, it is possible to book additional dives, including night-time dives.
  • Guests who are not certified divers and do not want to participate in a course (available from 2018) can, nevertheless, take part in numerous other activities, including snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
  • Groups of up to 14 people can charter the Galatea for exclusive use.

Surroundings

Cabin categories

The ‘diving safari’ of the Galatea Diving Cruises Seychelles offers space for up to 14 people, who will stay in the seven tasteful, air-conditioned cabins, which offer a double bed and a small en suite bathroom each.

Master Cabin (1-2 guests)

Size
16m²
Facilities
Comfortable double cabin (main deck) with kingsize bed (200cm x 180cm - 6 ft bed), bathroom with shower and double wash basin, WC with wash basin and bidet, individually-controlled air-conditioning, TV, WiFi (fees apply), safe, ocean-view.

Double Central Cabin (1-2 guests)

Size
12m²
Facilities
Comfortable double cabin with queensize bed (200cm x 160cm - 5ft bed), en suite bathroom with shower, individually-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi (fees apply).

Double Bow Cabin (1-2 guests)

Size
10m²
Facilities
Comfortable double cabin with queensize bed (200cm x 160cm - 5ft bed), en suite bathroom with shower, individually-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi (fees apply).

Double AFT Cabin (1-2 guests)

Size
9m²
Facilities
Comfortable single cabin with queensize bed (200cm x 160cm - 5 ft bed), en suite bathroom with shower, individually-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi (fees apply).

Full Charter (14 guests)

Size
30m metres in length with diving platform, 6.20 metres wide.
Facilities
Entire yacht with 7 cabins with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower, individually-controlled air-conditioning, WiFi (fees apply), communal living area with TV, video player, hifi, outdoor dining table, indoor and outdoor bars, sundeck

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.

CategoryOccupancyPrice
Master Cabin 1 guest 534 € 534 € - 753 € 753 €
Master Cabin 2 guests 628 € 628 € - 886 € 886 €
Double Central Cabin 1 guest 486 € 486 € - 686 € 686 €
Double Central Cabin 2 guests 572 € 572 € - 807 € 807 €
Double Bow Cabin 1 guest 471 € 471 € - 665 € 665 €
Double Bow Cabin 2 guests 555 € 555 € - 782 € 782 €
Double AFT Cabin 1 guest 342 € 342 € - 551 € 551 €
Double AFT Cabin 2 guests 459 € 459 € - 648 € 648 €
Full Charter 14 guests 3382 € 3382 € - 4774 € 4774 €
% Discounts and Special Offers (3)
  • Special offer - You save 10%
    Valid in travel period: 21.09.2017 - 30.11.2017 
  • Early Bird Discount - 10% discount for bookings made at least 181 days before the arrival
    Valid in travel period: 01.11.2015 - 12.01.2018 
Non Divers Reduction:
€50 per person on week rate (10 dives are complimentary for certified divers).
*The offer is valid until 12.01.2018.

Large Group Offer:
Book in a group of 8 or more people and get a 5% discount on cabin charter rates.
*Valid all year-round.

Family Offer:
Children under 12 years old receive a 5% discount.
*Valid from 01.07.2017 - 31.08.2017 and from 01.07.2018 - 31.08.2018
*The offers are automatically calculated in the final price.
% Honeymoon & Wedding Anniversary Specials (3)
  • Honeymoon Offer - You save 10%
    Valid in travel period: 13.01.2018 - 18.01.2019 
  • Honeymoon Offer - You save 3%
    Valid in travel period: 14.01.2017 - 12.01.2018 
Honeymoon Offer:
*Stay must fall within 6 months of wedding date.
*Copy of wedding certificate required.
*The offers are automatically calculated in the final price.
Best Price GuaranteeDid you find a better offer for this accommodation? Please do not hesitate to send us the quote that you have received and we will do our best to match the offer. It is our main priority to offer you the best possible price!

Full board: incl.

Cabin Charter Cruise departures are only guaranteed with a minimum of 8 participants. If a departure date is cancelled due to a lack of participants, confirmed clients will be advised at least 60 days before departure.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change, depending on wind and weather conditions. Furthermore, in case of adverse weather conditions, it might not be possible to hoist the sail. Instead, the engine will be used. All decisions are made at the captain’s discretion.

Requirement to take part in the dives during the cruise: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, or an equivalent.

Non-divers who wish to gain initial diving experience may be able to do so at the instructor's discretion. This decision will be made on-site. It is not recommended that divers begin their experience during a diving cruise, besides a few introductory dives, which will be charged at €80/dive (applicable for all cruises in 2017).
As of 13.01.2018, introductory packages, as well certified diving courses, are available to booked for beginners. Please contact our sales team for further information.

Please note that as of 13.01.2018, dives are no longer included in the rate. Instead, dive packages can be purchased as follows:
Single dive: €35
6-dive package: €180 (extra dive on-board: €30)
12-dive package: €335 (extra dive on-board: €28)
15-dive package: €375 (extra dive on-board: €25)
*Prices are valid until 18.01.2019

It is possible to charter the boat for special destinations and itineraries, outside our normal programme and outside Seychelles territorial waters. The additional relocation costs of the vessel are added to the cost of the vessel. This will depend on the normal programme location of the vessel both before and after the reserved charter. The price of the relocation will be communicated to the client before the deposit is made. In case of modifications to the itinerary, additional fuel costs may incur.


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