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Yacht "VPM Cocktail Praslin"Seychelles

VPM Cocktail Praslin
Type:
Yacht
Size
5 m2
  • For 2 people
  • From 450 € / night
  • Service:FB
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Description

This unique sailing trip aboard the Cocktail Praslin catamaran is a five-day tour of some of the Seychelles most beautiful sites. The tour departs each Saturday from Mahé, and will take you to some of the best beaches in the world, as well as some truly incredible snorkelling sites.

Facts:

Technical data:
Comfortable 60 - 78 ft catamaran (18 - 24m), for a maximum of 24 guests plus crew (2-4 people)
Cabins:
Depending on boat type, 6 or 12 cabins with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower/WC.
Catering:
Full board (until 29.12.2017, a beverage package is included in the price).
Facilities:
Cabins with double bed, en suite bathroom, bed linen, hand towels (no beach towels), salon, cockpit, large sundeck, snorkelling and kayaking equipment, audio equipment.
Embarkation point:
Mahé, Eden Island, west of Eden Bridge 3.00pm
Disembarkation point:
Praslin, 09.30am
Cabin categories:
12× Double Cabin (up to 2 people)
Duration:
4 nights
Departure:
Saturdays

Description:

Price explanation: The indicated double cabin prices refer to two people per night, including full board.

Day 1 (Saturday): Mahé - Sainte Anne Marine Park
Check-in is at 3 pm on Mahé. Welcome on board! After a short orientation session and allocation of cabins, the catamaran will set off on the short trip to the nearby Sainte Anne Marine Park. Over 150 different species of fish and an incredible underwater world await you in this environmentally-protected region. Thankfully, the peace and serenity of the area is not disrupted by noisy watersports and the like. In the afternoon, guests have the option of jumping into the turquoise water with snorkelling equipment and flippers and discovering the incredible ‘aquarium’ of the Indian Ocean, before you spend the night in this small corner of paradise.

Day 2 (Sunday): Sainte Anne - Praslin
In the morning, the catamaran sets off towards Praslin, the second-largest of the Seychelles islands. Here, you have the chance to discover the incredible Vallée de Mai palm-tree forest, full of various plant species that are unique to the Seychelles archipelago (excursion not included in the price). One of the trees, the famous Coco de Mer palm tree, produces enormous fruit that can weigh up to 48 kg (105 lbs), while the tree itself can grow to around thirty metres in height (100 ft), and lives for over 400 years. The sound of the wind through the palm leaves here is also unforgettable. Finally, Anse Lazio, in the north of the island, is a world-class beach which rivals anything else in the country, and which a number of different magazines and publications have declared the most beautiful beach in the whole world.

Day 3 (Monday): Praslin - La Digue
In the early morning, the catamaran will set sail for La Digue, a storybook island of incredible beauty, perfect beaches, and looming granite formations. The best way to get around this small island is by bike, or by using one of the traditional ox-carts. On the island lies ‘Emanuelle’s House’, where the film of the same name was filmed. Besides that, there is a coconut factory, a sizeable population of giant tortoises, and picturesque beaches, including the stunning Anse Source d’Argent, as well as the harbour town of La Passe, where the boat will anchor for the day. Make sure you also don’t miss out on the ‘Yellow House’, a fantastic spot for photographs thanks to its unique architecture. Equally breathtaking is the sunset at Anse Source d’Argent. About an hour before the sun disappears below the horizon, it reflects off the water and the rocks, creating a truly magical scene for anyone lucky enough to see it.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Coco Island, Curieuse
On day four of this tour, the boat will sail to Coco Island, well-known amongst snorkelling fans thanks to its perfect scenery, incredible granite formations, small beaches, and, of course, its beautiful underwater scenery, full of thousands of colourful schools of fish. Next, the boat will set sail for Curieuse, named after a schooner boat of the French East Indies Company, which was sent to Mauritius in 1768. This small island can be found about 2 km north-east of Praslin. There are a number of ‘rules’ that we should mention regarding Curieuse. Despite their size, it is forbidden to ride on the back of the giant tortoises here, and the natural environment in general should be respected. In the south-east of the island is the Doctor’s House, which was once in-use due to the island’s status as a leper colony. These days, it’s just a small museum. The island is also home to some of the Seychelles’ giant tortoises, who wander freely on the island, and who can be up to 200 years old. The beach in the south-east of the island is also worth a loook thanks to its sharply-edged granite boulders.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Curieuse - Praslin
After breakfast you pass by the small island of St. Pierre on your way to Praslin, where you will leave the catamaran at around 9.30am (depending on the weather, the captain will choose a protected bay where you can disembark by dinghy). If required, the crew will be happy to organise a transfer.

Please note, the route is subject to changes due to weather, wind, or administrative reasons.

The boat:
You will sail on board a beautiful catamaran, measuring between 57 and 78 feet in length (18 - 24m), offering plenty of comfort and stability. The cruise will either take place on the Catlante 600 or the Mojito 78, depending on availability and occupancy. Your confirmation simply confirms the sailing trip, not the catamaran you will use. The photos and videos here are examples.

Each guest can take part in the ‘normal’ nautical lifestyle (not obligatory!), for example, helping the Skipper with boat manoeuvres or helping the cook prepare meals, learning something about Creole cuisine at the same time.

Price includes:
Double cabin for 4 nights and 5 days
Full board on ship
Water, coffee and tea all day
Beverage package (fruit juices for breakfast; 250ml table wine per person for dinner/lunch), included in the price until 29.12.2017.
Captain, host/cook, technician (if required)
2 sets bed linen and hand towels (no beach towels)
Kayaking and snorkelling equipment for use during cruise

Extra costs:
Transfers between the airport/marina etc.
Flights
Catering on land
Optional beverage package (includes fruit juices for breakfast; 1 aperitif and 500ml wine/beer per person, soft drinks and fruit juices for dinner and lunch): €135 per person if booked in advance at the time of booking (from 30.12.2017). Please note that the package cannot be booked after the initial booking or bought on-site.
Bar: soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Harbour fees and customs charges
On-land tours
Communication fees
Cash required on-board incl. entrance fee for the marine parks/islands, harbour fees and customs charges etc. : €160 per person – to be paid on-site.
(These fees are calculated based on current entry fees etc., and may be subject to change).

Activities and specials:

  • Get to know some of the best snorkelling spots in the Seychelles throughout this tour, many of which are inaccessible on-land.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy the full board service, ensuring you don’t have to take care of anything.
  • Snorkelling and kayaking equipment available on board.

Surroundings

Cabin categories

The Cocktail Praslin yacht tour offers space for up to 24 people in a maximum of 12 modern cabins (depending on type of catamaran). Each one contains a double bed and its own en suite bathroom.

Double Cabin (1-2 guests)

Size
5m²
Facilities
Modern cabin with double bed, en suite bathroom, fan, bed linen and hand towels.

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
Double Cabin 1 guest 315 € 315 € - 350 € 350 €
Double Cabin 2 guests 450 € 450 € - 500 € 500 €
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Full board: incl.

Children over 12 years of age are welcome.

Minimum number of participants required: 4 people
If fewer than the required number of people participate, the cruise will be operated without a host/cook.

Please note that the cabins and washrooms will not be cleaned by the crew during the sailing trip.

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.

Breakfast Arrangement at Eden Bleu Hotel in Marina Complex on day of arrival: €30 per person.
The price includes a breakfast buffet and luggage storage, as well as use of the swimming pool, bathroom, and changing rooms (but no showers). Towels can be borrowed from the hotel for a deposit of €50.

It is recommended that guests travel with travel bags. If the ship is fully-booked, hard-shell cases cannot be stored in communal storage areas, but only in the guest's own cabin.


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