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Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Scenic Beauty of Anse Lazio, Seychelles

Seychelles Cruises in the Garden of Eden

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 1,956 $ 245 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore St. Anne Island
  • Enjoy the beach and sea activities
  • Discover Cousin Island
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Anse Lazio
  • Experience the beauty of nature by sailing through La Digue

Short Description

Discover the Seychelles the best way: By small ship! Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoilt paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. Everywhere an amazing fauna and flora. Snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Victoria, Seychelles
End City Victoria, Seychelles
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Mahe/Victoria (Inter island Quay) - St. Anne

Embarkation 15:00 to 16:00 pm. After the welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St. Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St. Anne. Welcome dinner.

Day 2 - St. Anne - Curieuse

We leave St. Anne island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3 - Curieuse - Cousin island - Anse Lazio

In the morning we sail for Cousin island. Optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio. In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.

Day 4 - Anse Lazio - Aride - St. Pierre - Baie St. Anne/Praslin

In the morning we leave for Aride. Our optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St. Pierre island. We reach St. Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St. Pierre to sail into Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole night.

Day 5 - Baie St. Anne, Praslin - Felicite - La Digue

Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You will explore the pathways under tall palm trees which produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot only found in Praslin. Afternoon sailing to Felicite for swimming, snorkelling or optional diving excursion on this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the Port. Overnight.

Day 6 - La Digue - Moyenne Island

Half day excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us by bus to the Veuve Nature Reserve and through Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrival at L’ Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source D’ Argent one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations – truly unique, whilst enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the islands main village, before returning to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7 - Moyenne island - Mahe - Inter Island Quay

Short guiding around the island and time for swim. Beach BBQ on the island. This is a last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. We leave Moyenne Island for Mahe's Victoria Port in the afternoon. Late afternoon, we reach the Inter island Quay, Mahe. Captain's Farewell Dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.

Day 8 - Mahe (Victoria)

Disembarkation 9:00 to 10.00 am.

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Ship Name

M/Y Pegasus

Ship Stats

  • Launched/Rebuilt: 1990/1997
  • Renovated: 2016
  • Length: 45.00 meters
  • Breadth: 11.00 meters
  • Draft: 3.00 meters
  • Crew: 16 - 18 persons
  • Cruising speed: 10.00 knots
  • Cabins: 21

Ship Description

The twin-hulled Pegasus, built in 1990, completely refitted in 1997 and renovated in 2016, accommodates up to 44 guests in 21 cabins, in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. On board you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2,550 square feet / 240 m2 of open deck. You can relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area.  A platform on Pegasus stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit. We have also added for your relaxation a zen mini spa located on the Lower Deck.

Deck & Cabin Plans

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Cancellation Policy:

If a cancellation occurs, the following charges will apply:

  • Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100 / US$ 140—cancellation fees
  • 119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
  • 89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
  • 59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
  • 29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
  • Cancellations must be confirmed by VARIETY CRUISES in writing in all cases.

Trip ID#:

SeyGarVar

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