Yacht Cruising: Charms of the Seychelles


Warm, vast, and crystal-clear, the Indian Ocean is the world’s third-largest ocean, covering almost 20% of the Earth’s surface and stretching 6,200km between Africa and Australia.

Members from: $5,089 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $5,140 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $10,280

  • Type

    Ocean Cruising

  • Destination

    Worldwide

  • Supplier

    Emerald/Evergreen Tours

  • Booking Code

    E01X

  • Departs

    25 February 2023

    4 March 2023

    11 March 2023

    18 March 2023


Includes


  • 7 nights on board your superyacht

  • Airport transfers to and from the ship

  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager

  • Port taxes and charges
    All tipping and gratuities

  • Dining Highlights

    -20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)

    -Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner

    -Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board


Itinerary


Day 1 - Victoria, Mahé Island

Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Victoria, one of the smallest capitals in the world, located on Mahé Island. From here, you’ll be transferred to your superyacht to embark on your journey through the Seychelles archipelago.



Please book your flight to arrive into Victoria, Mahé prior to 06:00 PM.



Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Sainte Anne Island - Cousin Island

Located just five kilometres off the coast of Mahé, Sainte Anne Island is home to the Sainte-Anne Marine National Park. A must-see destination for anyone visiting the Seychelles, pristine sandy beaches are bordered with granite rock and coconut trees, while crystal-clear waters and colourful coral reefs are home to a wide variety of marine animals.



After discovering Saint Anne, you will be able to explore Cousin Island. Once a coconut plantation, it is now a vibrant and diverse ecosystem with a surprising diversity of species and habitats. Thanks to conservation efforts, the island has also become one of the most significant nesting sites for turtles.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Praslin Island

The second-largest island of the inner Seychelles, Praslin Island boasts peaceful beaches, turquoise waters and unique vegetation. It has extensive tracts of tropical forests, home to birds such as the bulbul and the Seychelles black parrot. The island is also famous for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai, an extraordinary botanical park where you’ll find one of the rarest and most unusual plants in the world, the Coco de Mer.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Grande Soeur Island - Curieuse Island

Grande Soeur Island is celebrated for its two white sandy beaches and clear water. Protected by coral reef, it is one of the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles.



After spending some time in Grand Soeur, you will discover Curieuse Island. Originally named ‘Ile Rouge’ due to its red-coloured earth, it was declared a National Marine Park in the 1970s.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - La Digue Island

As the third-most-populated island in the Seychelles, La Digue is a nostalgic paradise offering tranquillity and tropical scenery. The natural coastline of golden beaches, palm trees and granite boulders is also home to the rare black Seychelles paradise flycatcher.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Aride Island

As the northernmost island of the granitic Seychelles, Aride Island is a nature reserve hosting one of the most significant seabird populations in the Indian Ocean, with more breeding species than any other island in Seychelles. Lush vegetation covers the island, where coconut trees flourish, as well as broadleaf trees, guavas, bananas, oranges, papayas, aubergines, ginger, turmeric, and chillies.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Victoria, Mahé Island

Originally settled by French colonists, today Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles archipelago and the business and cultural hub. Known for its old colonial buildings, including the beloved clock tower, it also has its own National Botanical Gardens, as well as plentiful local art galleries and a vibrant fish and fruit market.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Victoria, Mahé Island

Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes here, where you’ll disembark for your transfer to the airport.



The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.



Preview itinerary: shore excursions to be advised.



Meals Included: Breakfast


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