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Sea Star

8 Day Inner Islands Seychelles Cruise

Discover the idyllic islands of the Seychelles as you cruise on the Sea Star, a modern yacht which combines comfort and the traditional charms of a sailing boat. The yacht has a salon, bar and dining room and a generous sun deck where guests can relax or socialize. Accommodation is offered in double or triple air-conditioned cabins with en suite facilities. Spend your days diving, snorkeling and exploring beautiful, often uninhabited islands and your evenings enjoying the traditional Creole cuisine served on board. The Sea Star and Sea Bird vessels are a fleet and therefore interchangeable, so you may be allocated either ship on your cruise.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship at 10:30hrs at the Inter-Island Quay, Port Victoria. **Itineraries are subject to change.

Day 1: Mahé

Set sail from Mahé at midday arriving at Round Island, just off the Isle of Praslin. Enjoy a welcome barbeque dinner onboard the ship.

Day 2: Praslin

Arrive at Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles and enjoy an excursion to the World Heritage Site, the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. The ancient forest is home to the infamous double coconut, the Coco de Mer, as well as the Black Parrot unique to Praslin. The afternoon allows for more exploration of the island and opportunities to dive, snorkel or simply relax on the beach before returning to the ship.

Day 3: La Digue

Sail to the sleepy island of La Digue, where ox-cart and bicycles are the most common form of transportation throughout the island. The island is home to the endemic Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher and the giant granite boulder formations at Anse Source d’Argent, perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Explore the island by bicycle and visit a number of island attractions including the vanilla plantation, a copra mill and shipyard.

Day 4: Coco Island

In the morning sail to Grande Soeur and Petit Soeur, two unique and completely uninhabited tropical islands, great for snorkeling and diving. In the afternoon, visit Coco Island, one of the Seychelles tiny granite jewels and a fantastic spot for snorkelling within a kaleidoscope of tropical fish.

Day 5: Booby Island

Arrive at Booby Island in the morning for diving and a number of other water sports. After lunch the ship sails to Aride Island, home to a globally important nature reserve with more native bird species than any other island, including five endemics. You will also be able to enjoy a nature trail which leads to a spectacular cliff-top view.

Day 6: Curieuse Island

In the morning sail to the sparsely populated Curieuse Island. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the island’s vast mangrove forests and its giant tortoise farm, as well as the historic ruins of this former leper colony. After a barbeque lunch on the island, enjoy an array of water sports or simply relax and enjoy the island’s beautiful beach and turquoise waters.

Day 7: Ste Anne Marine Park

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely sail back towards Mahé stopping off at Ile Seche for more snorkeling or diving, followed by a farewell barbeque. The vessel then sails to Port Victoria for overnight stay.

Day 8: Mahe'

Following breakfast, disembark at Inter-Island Quay at 08.30hrs.

Disembark

Disembark the ship at 08:30hrs at Inter-Island Quay, Port Victoria.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Sea Star
  • Full board (from lunch on day one to breakfast on day eight)
  • Excursions featured in the itinerary
  • Snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and bottom-line fishing

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Transfers to and from the ship/hotel
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • Diving and diving equipment, water skiing and bicycle hire (prices are available on request)
  • Entrance fee to Union Estate, La Digue Island
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Conservation Fee (including landing/visits to islands and nature reserves please note this can only be paid onboard)
 

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