Imagine paradise and you’ll probably envision a place that looks a lot like the Seychelles.

Pristine white sands lapped with dazzling turquoise waters. Swaying palms and jungle-clad hills. This remote archipelago scattered off the coast of Africa truly is a tropical paradise. Better yet, it’s not on many people’s travel lists – yet. One this eight-day adventure cruise you’ll get to explore lush mangrove forests filled with unique and wonderful wildlife, like 125-year-old giant tortoises and Seychelle warblers. Visit the expansive Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve and learn about its unusual Coco de Mer palm trees. Go birdwatching with a guide on unspoiled Aride. Visit Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent, two beaches consistently rated among the most beautiful in the world. And spend plenty of time swimming, snorkelling and soaking in the stunning views. All this from your comfy home on the sea, the Pegasus. It’s everything you could want from an exotic Seychelles escape.


Start
Mahe, Seychelles
Finish
Mahe, Seychelles
Destinations
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
YGCS
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 42

Why you'll love this trip

  • It’s no exaggeration to say the beaches here are some of the most beautiful in the world. Our small ship allows us to drop anchor beside uninhabited islands and swim in bays the big cruise liners can’t reach.

  • We’ll make a stop at the stunning Anse Source D’Argent on La Dique – it’s consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the world.

  • While bigger cruise liners have to moor out at sea and commute into shore via tender, we’ll drop anchor in the middle of port towns like Mahe, and La Digue. You can hop on or off the boat as you please.

  • The Seychelles are mainly known for their resorts, but this trip visits far-flung islands like Aride. Short distances between the islands also mean less time cruising, usually for no more than 3-4 hours at a stretch.

  • Your boat comes fully equipped with kayaks and snorkelling equipment to take advantage of the crystal clear waters.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with between 30 – 50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wifi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting a lot of National Parks, and you may have to cross uneven ground, sometimes in slippery conditions.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs on-board. Handrails are always available.

Boats

Pegasus

On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Pegasus

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Itinerary

Board your comfortable home on the seas, the Pegasus, at 4 pm,
then set sail for Silhouette Island. After a welcome and safety
briefing, get to know your new travel companions better over dinner.
Spend overnight at anchor near Silhouette Island.
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Once home to pirates and plantations, today Silhouette Island is
better known for its rain forest-covered hills, pristine white sand
beaches and barrier reefs. Spend the morning snorkelling in this
picture-perfect setting, before enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch
on the ship. In the afternoon, explore the island’s wildlife-filled
jungle interior on a guided walk. Keep an eye out for 125-year old
giant tortoises, as well as a number of other plants and animal
species unique to the island. Sail overnight to Aride.
Included Activities
  • Silhouette Island jungle walk
  • Deck BBQ lunch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
More than one million seabirds breed annually on Aride, making it an
important island for conservation. The entire island is managed as a
nature reserve so birds like Seychelles warblers, magpie robins and
sunbirds, as well as a variety of other species (green turtles,
hawksbill turtles and several species of geckos, to name a few) can
thrive. Today you’ll go bird-spotting as you explore Aride’s unspoiled
nature on a ranger-led guided walk. If you’re feeling especially
active, you can go on an optional excursion to the island’s highest
point for incredible views. Afterwards, depart the Seychelle’s most
northerly island and head south to one of the most beautiful
beaches in the world, Anse Lazio (located on the island of Praslin) for
an afternoon of swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach.
Enjoy another barbecue meal on the ship and spend overnight at
anchor.
Included Activities
  • Range guided walk Aride
  • Anse lazio beach visit, Praslin
  • Deck BBQ dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
In the morning, set sail for Curieuse, a red-tinged island (due to its
red-coloured soil) brimming with unique and oversized biodiversity.
Take an optional hike with local rangers from Laraie Bay to Anse St
Jose beach for a chance to see gorgeous mangrove forests, giant
tortoises, a rare species of palm tree called Coco de Mer (known for
their large, unusually shaped nuts) and the ruins of a former leper
colony. Enjoy a barbecue on the beach, then set sail for Baie St
Anne. The afternoon is yours to enjoy. Perhaps take advantage of
onboard kayaks and snorkelling equipment, or you may choose to
sunbath on the palm-fringed beach. Spend overnight in port.
Included Activities
  • Beach BBQ
  • Curieuse ranger walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Enjoy a morning excursion to the Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve
where you’ll learn more about the unusual Coco de Mer palm and
see other unique flora and fauna on a guided jungle walk. Travel to
Cote d’Or beach for a swim and lunch, then sail to Felicite or Grande
Soeur Island for their underwater views. Spend time swimming in
clear waters where sea turtles roam and coral reefs teeming with
colourful fish can be found. Stay overnight at anchor.
Included Activities
  • Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sail to La Digue, then travel to the magnificent Anse Source D’
Argent, another contender for most beautiful beach in the world.
And it’s no wonder, given its powdery white sand lapped by emerald
waters, glorious palm trees and unique granite boulders. Journey to
the laid-back tropical port, La Passe, for free time to explore and
perhaps try some local Creole food, then return to the beach for an
afternoon swim. Spend the night at anchor.
Included Activities
  • Anse Source d'Argent beach by bike or local transport
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
In the morning, set sail for St Anne Island. Make the most of your
final day swimming and snorkelling in this beautiful postcard-worthy
location. Sit down to a captain’s dinner featuring local Creole
flavours. Stay overnight at anchor.
Included Activities
  • Captain's Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The adventure ends after breakfast. Disembark in Mahe.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship

Accommodation

Small Cruise Ship 7 nights

Included activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Silhouette Island jungle walk
  • Deck BBQ lunch
  • Range guided walk Aride
  • Anse lazio beach visit, Praslin
  • Deck BBQ dinner
  • Beach BBQ
  • Curieuse ranger walk
  • Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve
  • Anse Source d'Argent beach by bike or local transport
  • Captain's Dinner

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

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