Sea Star & Sea Bird - 7 night Discovery Cruises 2019 & 2020
Seychelles Travel are proud to present a range of weekly 7 night cruises on board the Sea Star & Sea Bird for clients seeking to discover the beautiful Seychelles Islands within a relaxed and informal cruise atmosphere on-board traditional sailing ships.
The vessels are of European design adapted for clients who enjoy a relaxed informal atmosphere and are interested in exploring both the islands and the surrounding seas of the Seychelles.
7 night Sea Star & Sea Bird Cruises : From £ 1288.00 p.p
Sailings on Saturdays from Mahé Island and returning to Mahé Island.
Day 1 - Saturday
Embarkation at Port Victoria Inter-Island Quay at 10.30hrs followed by the Captain's wlecome briefing. Depart from Port Victoria, sailing past the beautiful scenic coastline of Mahe's northern coastline, past the Beau Vallon Bay then around the North West coast for evening at anchor. Enjoy and experience our welcome barbecue on board the ship.
Day 2 - Sunday
We sail into Baie Ternay Marine National Park and Nature Reserve for snorkelling and diving within crystal clear waters. In the afternoon we sail back to Beau Vallon Bay to enjoy the ambience of this delightful bay. Evening at anchor with a tropical sunset as our backdrop and of course, a convivial evening dinner.
Day 3 - Monday
Monday morning we head North East towards Praslin Island and the uninhabited island of Curieuse. Here you may experience the mangrove forests and the giant tortoise farm amongst the historic remains of the 18 century leper colony. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and an array of water sports on this charming island. Evening dinner on board at anchor.
Day 4 - Tuesday
After breakfast we make a short sail to Praslin and take a relaxed tour of the Vallee de Mai World heritage Site, home to the enigmatic double coconut - the Coco de Mer, the rare Black Parrot and the valley's dramatic pathways that wend their way beneath a canopy of gigantic palms. Return on board in the afternoon for water sports or a relaxing time on board.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Following breakfast we sail to the laid back island of La Digue where bicycles and ox-carts are the main means of transport. La Digue is well known for the dramatic granite boulder formations at Source d'Argent, the Paradise Flycatcher, vanilla plantations and a working copra mill. This is a fascinating island full of gentle surprises. Evening at anchor.
Day 6 - Thursday
After breakfast we sail back towards Praslin Island to visit the small island of St. Pierre, this being an excellent spot for snorkelling and diving in an area well known for a large range of marine life. After a relaxing lunch on board we sail round to the North coast of Praslin and anchor off Anse Lazio, a delightful bay for water sports. Evening at anchor.
Day 7 - Friday
After breakfast we start to head back towards Mahé Island anchoring off and exploring the nature reserve island of Cousin Island, world famous for its sea bird colonies and endemic bird populations. In the afternoon we carry on our sail towards Mahé Island, anchoring off Ste Anne Island within the Marine National Park. Overnight at anchor.
Day 8 - Saturday
After an early breakfast, we say goodbye for disembarkation at the Inter-Island Quay, Mahé, at 08.30hrs.
Prices : From £1288.00 p.p depending on the time of year you intend to travel, with the following special offers:
10% Early Bird Offer for bookings made 120 days before departure
10% Honeymooner's discount for the bride, with wedding date not more than 6 months previous.
Discounted rates for chlidren under 12 years. Children under 2 years are free.
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Your cruise includes :
Accommodation in double, twin or triple cabins for the entire cruise, full board meals, afternoon tea/coffee/cake, our friendly crew of 8, equipment for bottom line fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding.
Cabins have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with shower, wash basin and wc.
Air-conditioned lounge, bar and dining salon, tv, dvd, ice maker, washing machine & dryer. Spacious sun decks, covered rear deck lounge and seating area.
Cabin categories :
4 Double Bed Cabins each with 1 Single Bed (Triples) & 4 Double Bed Cabins.
1 Honeymoon Cove Cabin with Double Bed.
All cabins have air-conditioning, private en-suite shower, wash basin & wc.
Not included :
Crew tips and passenger personal expenses,beverages, diving and diving equipment.
A Seychelles conservation fee of €182 is payable in cash on arrival. Children under 12 years: €48.
Extras are payable on board by either cash, visa or mastercard.
On board facilities : Sea Star and Sea Bird have full facilities and equipment for snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and when necessary qualified instructors to assist and develop diving skills.
Our service also provides : International flights to Seychelles plus 24 hour concierge handling and transfers to your cruise embarkation point or hotel.
Cruise & Stay : Consider combining your Silhouette Discovery Cruise with additional hotel accommodation either before or after your cruise. Choose any island. Examples:
5 nights Crown Beach Hotel Mahe + 7 nights Silhouette Cruise + 2 nights Hilton Northolme Hotel, Mahe
2 nights Anse Soleil Beachcomber Hotel, Mahe + 7 nights Silhouette Cruise + 5 nights Coco de Mer Hotel, Praslin
2 nights Ephelia Resort, Mahe + 7 nights Silhouette Cruise + 4 nights La Belle Tortue, Silhouette Island