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On-board the traditional yet refurbished, Dutch-style vessel, 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!
6 × Cabin A (up to 3 people)
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.
Please note: From 04.05.2019 until 02.11.2019 & 02.05.2020 until 06.11.2020 the duration will only be 6 nights, as the route will both start and end on Praslin (Anse Possession) due to weather conditions (further details below*).
Having been built around 1915 and 1920 in the Netherlands, the Sea Pearl can look upon a long and turbulent history. Eventually, the vessel was refurbished with modern amenities, while at the same time maintaining its traditional charm with beautiful wooden finishings. With the 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 04.05.2019 until 02.11.2019 & 02.05.2020 until 06.11.2020
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.
Facilities: 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.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults/children (3 - 99)
Facilities: Cabin with a double bed and a single bunk bed, reading lights, 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.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults/children (3 - 99)
Additional Price Information
Please note that the child rates are merely indicative and may vary. Please contact our reservations team for further information.
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:
03.11.2018 - 03.05.2019: €190/adult and €75/child (0-11 years)
04.05.2019 - 06.11.2020: €155/adult and €75/child (0-11 years)
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.
To be pre-booked:
Dive Package (8 dives with instructor): €196 (not including rental equipment).
This offer is non-refundable upon booking.
*Valid until 06.11.2020
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. €45)
PADI Advanced Open Water Course: €325 + cert. processing fee (approx. €45)
- This travel offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (please contact the SeyVillas team for more information or if you have any questions on this topic).
- Travel services will be carried out in English. In certain cases, German, French, or Italian may be spoken.
- Information about passport, visa, and healthcare requirements can be found here.
Special offer - You save 20%Valid in travel period: 02.05.2020 - 06.11.2020 Bookable until 31.01.2020
Honeymoon Offer - You save 25%Valid in travel period: 20.06.2015 - 06.11.2020*Wedding must have taken place within six months prior to the cruise.
*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
- The following specific cancellation policy applies to this accommodation:
46 days or more before arrival = cancellation fee of 20% of the total cost
36 - 45 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost
8 - 35 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 80% of the total cost
0 - 7 days before arrival (or in case of no-show) = cancellation fee of 90% of the total cost
- Terms and Conditions of Seyvillas (SeyVillas GmbH)
We spent a nice week on the Sea Pearl. The meal was excellent. The team was polite, but still distant to the guests. Sailed was unfortunately as good as not at all. Altogether it was about 30 minutes with engine assistance. Was it on the route? A little wind? Another point of criticism is that food was thrown overboard very quickly, even though we barely finished eating. The cabins are very narrow but clean. Nevertheless, the week was a nice experience, because we had very nice fellow travelers. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
A wonderful week! The driven islands, bays and snorkeling sites were great, the crew relaxed, helpful, courteous, nice, everyone thought along, were happy ... super "all man"! The chef Michele - excellent! The food was great! This sailing trip was just great! Especially the day on Grand Soeur with an absolute dream beach was terrific, as well as Aride. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The week on the Sea Pearl was our holiday highlight. Super nice crew, good food, great trips to Ortenbund islands, which we certainly would not have seen all. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The service very good. We were bothered, however, that there was no free water throughout the day. The plastic chairs on deck are not so comfortable in the long run, as no headrest is available. Everything else is great. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate