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Praslin Dream is the name of this wonderful 8 days and 7 nights sailing trip around the Seychelles archipelago on a charming catamaran. Explore the Seychelles from the ocean and discover the most beautiful sides of the country. The ship departs every Monday from Mahé, and will take you to some of the world's best sandy beaches and most breathtaking snorkelling spots.
Activities and specials:
- There are large sun mattresses on-board.
- Full sets of snorkelling equipment are available on-board.
- The catamaran also has two kayaks for use in shallow water, which is great fun!
- As well as up to 24 guests, there will be a skipper, cook, steward, and sailor on-board.
Clarification of price: Prices refer to two people per night, including full board, excluding drinks
Day 1: Mahé - St. Anne Marine Park
The boat departs Mahé at the Angel Fish Marine, at Roche Caiman on Mahé. Sail to the beautiful Sainte Anne Marine Park, which is great for snorkelling. When the day draws to a close, the catamaran will drop anchor here, and you can settle down for the first night on your Seychelles cruise.
Day 2: St. Anne Marine Park - Cocos Island - La Digue
On day 2, continue your trip around the Sainte Anne Marine Park, including some of its great snorkelling spots. After lunch, snorkel around Cocos Island, a real 'Robinson Crusoe' affair. This island is exceptionally beautiful thanks to its shapes and colours, and its underwater scenery is equally breathtaking thanks to the plenitude of fish species. Finally, you'll anchor in front of La Digue's picturesque harbour for the night.
Day 3: La Digue
Rent a bike to explore this wonderful island. Ride in the shade of tall palm trees, past houses with palm-leaf roofs, small factories, pristine beaches, and shining granite boulders. You'll also find Anse Source d'Argent, perhaps the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles. In fact, La Digue is probably the most attractive of all the Seychelles islands, and this beauty is preserved thanks to the lack of cars, with bikes and ox carts serving as the main means of transportation. Once again, the catamaran will anchor in La Digue harbour.
Day 4: La Digue - Cousin - Bay St. Anne (Praslin)
Begin your day with a trip to Cousin Island. This island has been a nature reserve since 1968 due to its rare bird species and giant tortoise population. In the afternoon, the journey carries on to Praslin. While on Praslin, you should take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vallée de Mai, which is home to the world's largest coconut species, the Coco de Mer. For the night, the catamaran will anchor in Bay St. Anne.
Day 5: Bay St. Anne - Grande Soeur - Curieuse or Anse Petite Cour (Praslin)
Grande Soeur is made up of two steep, rocky mounds, connected by a small coconut plantation. Here, you'll enjoy a delicious beach barbeque, visit the island, and try your hand at a few different watersports. Finally, you'll spend the night either on Curieuse, or on the beach at Anse Petite Cour.
Day 6: Curieuse - Saint Pierre - Anse Volbert or Anse Lazio (Praslin)
Curieuse forms part of the marine national park, and is home to more than 100 giant tortoises, giving you plenty to see during your stopover. After lunch, take a trip to the small island of Saint Pierre, which is one of the Seychelles most photogenic locations. Explore the unique underwater beauty of the region, then spend the night anchored at Anse Volbert or Anse Lazio.
Day 7: Anse Volbert/Anse Lazio - Mahé
Go snorkelling, swimming, or try out some watersports on one of Praslin's most beautiful beaches, then head to Mahé in the afternoon for the last night of your trip.
Day 8: Disembark the catamaran on Mahé in the early morning.
Additional Price Information
Drinking water is included in price, beverages such as soft and alcoholic drinks need to be paid additionally.
Credit/debit cards are not accepted on board. Payment is only possible in cash with Euro, US$ or Seychelles Rupees.
Mandatory cash box payment to be paid on-site in cash (NOT INCLUDED): €170/person.
The cash box covers expenses such as national park fees, tourist taxes, landing/mooring fees and other miscellaneous expenses.
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.
Children pay the same tariff as adults.
The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of comfort and service.
- 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.
Early Bird Discount - 5% discount for bookings made at least 90 days before the arrivalValid in travel period: 01.11.2018 - 04.01.2021
Early Bird Discount - 10% discount for bookings made at least 180 days before the arrivalValid in travel period: 01.11.2018 - 04.01.2021
- Receive a discount of 5% if you have been on any Dream Yacht Charter cruise in the last 24 months
*Offer valid until 04.01.2021
*Can be combined with Early-Booking-Discount
Honeymoon and wedding anniversary - You save 13%Valid in travel period: 01.06.2020 - 30.09.2020 Not valid in travel period: 03.08.2020 - 10.08.2020 Valid for honeymooners and wedding anniversaries at 5-year intervals
- The following special cancellation policy applies for this cruise:
90 days or more before arrival = cancellation fee of 25% of the total cost
60-89 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost
30-59 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 75% of the total cost
0-29 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 95% of the total cost
- Terms and Conditions of SeyVillas (SeyVillas GmbH)
It was really a great week. Everything was great! Before we left we had to wait about 2 hours for the cook. If the departure had been planned 2 hours later, we would not have noticed. But we were on vacation :-)) Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The catamaran tour was a sensational experience. We would have liked to have spent both weeks completely on the ship. The food was delicious and our two cabins were of size and facilities. The crew was nice and we always felt very comfortable and safe. Deduction is for the following points (ship Lagoon 52 / Colombo) -the ship was broken, we could only with 3-4 hours late in Mahe expire. As a result we had about 30 minutes to go swimming in St. Anne Marine Park. Too bad ... sailing was hardly possible the whole week. On day 1 the rope was tangled up by the mainsail, which could only be repaired after a few days in Praslin. Shortly thereafter, the rope is torn. For several hours an attempt was made to mend the sail. We were meanwhile dropped off on Curieuse and had to wait 3 hours longer than agreed, with children and without food and enough drinks. One of us swam to another Dream Yacht ship and asked for help. After some back and forth was clarified, where our ship is and in the end we still got sandwiches and drinks from this ship. The next day another unsuccessful attempt to mend the sail. -The "railing" on one side of the catamaran was broken. The cable just hung down. -A drawer in a cabin did not open. There should obviously have been life vests in there. The tender boat, which was originally on the ship, was already broken before leaving and could not be pumped anymore. After some back and forth, the boat was changed. However, the engine was broken in the new boat, so we were stuck in the small transfers several times and had to wait for minutes until it ran again. - In a cabin, a curtain was missing. Not nice when you sleep in a port ship-to-ship and see the neighbors directly into the cabin. On a positive note: -USB connection in the cabins for charging devices-when changing clothes on Praslin a piece of clothing was lost. However, it was then searched very dedicated and we could take it in the end on Mahe again. For the trip itself I would award 5 points. The above points do not go for a trip in this price range and we would have expected a bit more in terms of "troubleshooting". Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Very very fascinating and very nice skipper, great team, great cook Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Just perfect! Upgrade to an almost brand new boat (built in 2018), super spacious cabins! The skipper Charly and the cook Brian were very nice and the food was great! The route was great and every bay and every photo was like a postcard! Just a dream! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
A disaster !!! No cabin service - in 7 days, the cabin was cleaned once, the cabins were not lockable and the ship staff had to use shower and toilet of the guests, because there was no sanitary facilities for the crew. Unbelievable that there is such a thing. The cleanliness on the whole ship left much to be desired. It was just disgusting! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The catamaran is a bit old. Otherwise everything was great. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Generally good: we would have presented larger cabins. The program was defined from the beginning ... for us Very unusual in a sailing trip. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The sailing trip was a complete success! Very nice skipper, good cook, great helper, fantastic food. The ship is already a bit old and needs an overhaul! The air conditioning is down, but all drinks were free throughout the trip! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Great week on the catamaran. Crew was super friendly. Chef Terence just great. Cabins were unfortunately without air conditioning. But we explained before the start of the trip, so that we had the alcoholic drinks free. I think all 24 guests had a lot of fun this week-. Were a really big family. Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
The sailing route was very good. The islands which we have visited were also worth seeing. Beautiful bays, good snorkeling opportunities. The air conditioning did not work and the big sail was broken (we got free drinks). I would have liked more space on the ship. Especially when the food was really tight. I would next time see if a smaller and newer boat is available Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
Fantastic itinerary, every day a new highlight. Extremely friendly and helpful crew, trying to respond to every request of all guests. Excellent food with every meal! Translation (DE): GoogleTranslate
We give this five stars as well. We were a bit anxious as to how we would get on with the other guests and the crew, but we soon formed some good friendships. The boat is big enough to spread out and not be on top of each other. The food was really enjoyable - don't expect haute cuisine but better than that it is good, honest well-cooked home-style and very nourishing. The itinerary is superb and you see so much. It is so tranquil and we anchored most nights which is so peaceful. Any drawback ? Perhaps some may find the rooms small and with no aircon at night they can be stifling. But there is always the option to sleep outside under the stars.
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