Island Hopping Yacht Safaris

 

Our Inner Island Yacht Safaris showcase some of the best natural assets of the archipelago, providing you with the opportunity to access the beauty and rare endemic wildlife of several stunning key islands of the inner group.



Based aboard your choice of romantic traditional sailing yacht or a sleek, modern sailing ship you are able to explore otherwise difficult to access island environments, including rainforests, reefs, mountains and mangroves. You decide the pace: relax on the ship's deck with a book and excellent food, or indulge in activities such as snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and windsurfing, to be later refreshed by a private barbeque on the beach.

This trip is also an excellent solution for the diver who wants to see the best of what the inner islands have to offer - both above and below the waterline.

Depending on which ships itinerary you choose, island highlights include:

Mahe: The lush, mountainous main island with wonderful beaches, diving and snorkelling opportunities.

Praslin: enjoy a guided visit to the UNESCO world heritage site of Valle de Mai home to the Coco de Mer and endangered Black Parrot.

Cousin Island rangers introduce you to eleven endemic Seychelles species, including the bush Warbler, Blue Pigeon, Fody and the Magpie Robin.

La Digue: explore this sleepy and picturesque granitic island, with the World's best beaches and wonderful cycling, kayaking and snorkelling opportunities.

Petite Soeur and on Coco Island: a visit to this tranquil area for relaxing or snorkelling accessible only by boat.

Aride: Visit the world renowned nature reserve home to five endemic bird species.

Curieuse: Explore this spectacular granite island with 8 different species of mangrove a Giant Tortoise breeding project and an important nesting site for Hawksbill Turtles.

Each of our  week long itineraries are perfect for getting the most from a shorter stay in Seychelles or extending to a 10 day or 2 week hotel combination on land. We can also extend your time in Seychelles by arranging additional outer-island exploration such as a visit to Bird Island or one of the remote private island resorts.

Whilst our Yacht Safaris can be enjoyed all year round, there are seasonal variations between the itineraries we offer.  From November to April we offer a 7 night / 8 day itinerary, which embarks and disembarks in Mahé, meanwhile from May to October we offer a an additional 6 day / 7 night itinerary which embarks and disembarks in Praslin. See itinerary section for details.

Itinerary

7 Day Itinerary: Praslin - Praslin

Available May - October

Day 1 - Saturday

AM: Embarkation from Anse Possesion at 10:30. Day to spend at leisure engaging in watersports.
PM: Sunset sail to Curieuse Bay.

Day 2 - Sunday

AM: Sail to Curieuse Island to visit its mangrove forest and giant tortoise conservation project.
PM: Enjoy a variety of water sports activities in the Curieuse Marine National Park.

Day 3 - Monday

Visit sleepy island of La Digue for excellent cycling, kayaking and snorkelling opportunities and to visit the beautiful Anse Source D'Argent beach with it symbolic granite boulders.

Day 4 - Tuesday

AM: Sail to Cote d'Or, Praslin and visit the World Heritage site of the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve home to the endemic Coco de Mer.
PM: Visit tiny, picturesque island of St Pierre, a good site for snorkelling.

Day 5 - Wednesday

AM: Sail to Cousin Island, a Nature Reserve famed for its seabird colonies, for a morning of exploration.
PM: Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with more opportunities for water sports and diving.

Day 6 - Thursday

AM: Sail to Anse Lazio, one of Praslin's most beautiful beaches and a perfect place for swimming, snorkelling and water sports.
PM: Sunset sail back to Curieuse Bay, while enjoying the spectacular views of the world's only granitic ocean islands.

Day 7 - Friday

AM: After an early breakfast and bidding farewell to your fellow passengers, you will disembark at Anse Possession at 09:00.

8 Day Itinerary: Mahé - Mahé

Available all year round

Below itinerary is based on November - April

Day 1 - Saturday

AM: Embarkation at Inter-Island Quay at 10:30
PM: Depart Port Victoria, Mahé at 12:00 and anchor at Round Island. Enjoy a welcome barbeque dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Sunday

AM: Sail to Praslin & visit the World Heritage site of the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve home to the endemic Coco de Mer.
PM: Enjoy a variety of water sports activities including snorkelling and diving.

Day 3 - Monday

Visit sleepy island of La Digue for excellent cycling, kayaking and snorkelling opportunities and to visit the beautiful Anse Source D'Argent beach with it symbolic granite boulders.

Day 4 - Tuesday

AM: Sail to Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur for excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities.
PM: Visit Coco Island, one of the little jewels of the Seychelles.

Day 5 - Wednesday

AM: Sail to Booby Island for diving & watersports.
PM: Sail to Aride Island and explore the beautiful Nature Reserve.

Day 6 - Thursday

AM: Sail to Curieuse Island and visit its mangrove forest and giant tortoise conservation farm.
PM: Time to spend diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing.

Day 7 - Friday

AM: Enjoy a leisurely sail back to Mahé, stopping off at Ile Seche en route for diving and snorkelling.
PM: Farewell barbeque before sailing to Port Victoria for an overnight stay.

Day 8 - Saturday

AM: After an early breakfast and bidding farewell to your fellow passengers, you will disembark at the Inter Island Quay at 08:30.

Dates

04 - 31 Jan 2020 - from € 1,695

Modern Sailing Vessel
7 nights

04 - 31 Jan 2020 - from € 1,170

Traditional Sailing Yacht
7 nights

01 Feb - 01 May 2020 - from € 2,435

Modern Sailing Vessel
7 nights

01 Feb - 01 May 2020 - from € 1,650

Traditional Sailing Yacht
7 nights

02 - 29 May 2020 - from € 2,435

Modern Sailing Vessel
7 nights

02 - 29 May 2020 - from € 1,430

Traditional Sailing Yacht
6 nights
 

30 May - 03 Jul 2020 - from € 1,695

Modern Sailing Vessel
7 nights

30 May - 03 Jul 2020 - from € 1,010

Traditional Sailing Yacht
6 nights

04 Jul - 06 Nov 2020 - from € 2,435

Modern Sailing Vessel
7 nights

04 Jul - 06 Nov 2020 - from € 1,430

Traditional Sailing Yacht
6 nights

Additional information:
Dive package (8 dives including tanks and weights): €200
Single Supplement 50%

Includes
Yacht cruise as shown in above draft itinerary.
All meals on board
Excursions as indicated including a guided tour of the Valle De Mai UNESCO World Heritage site
Snorkelling, Kayaking   
Fishing Gear  

Excludes
Return transfers Praslin-Mahe
Port Fees of €190 (€55 for children under 12) to be paid upon arrival
Entrance Fee to the Union Estate, La Digue
Beverages
Tips
Laundry

Also available on board wind surfing and full diving equipment rental at extra cost.

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