M/Y Pegasus: Seven Night Cruise Of The Seychelles

8 Days from £1,513 per adult.
8 Days
Wildlife Cruise
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

Discover the Inner Islands of the Seychelles aboard a comfortable small ship, using zodiacs to access the islands on exciting shore excursions.  Enjoy plenty of snorkelling on Indian Ocean reefs full of colourful fish and corals and walks in island nature reserves to see rare birds, giant tortoises and the world’s largest nut, the coco de mer.

Itinerary

Price from £1,513 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Mahe Inter Island Quay - St Anne Island

Embarkation 1500 to 1600 hours. 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.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes Dinner.

Day 2 - St Anne Island - 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 many giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, walking through mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon we can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

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Day 3 - Curieuse - Cousin Island - Anse Lazio

In the morning we sail for Cousin Island. 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 one of the Seychelles’ loveliest beaches. Time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.

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Day 4 - Anse Lazio – Aride - St Pierre - Baie St Anne, Praslin

In the morning we leave for Aride. Our excursion will take us all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the hundreds of frigatebirds on the other side. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia, found nowhere else on Earth, and to bird species like Audubon's shearwater and the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St Pierre Island.
We reach St Pierre after lunch for a three-hour snorkelling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night celebration with an al fresco dinner.

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

Optional tour to Vallee de Mai on Praslin to see the unique coco de mer forest. excursion. Arrival in Felicite in the afternoon for snorkelling, optional diving and swimming off this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the port. Overnight in La Digue.

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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 to the Veuve Nature Reserve for the rare black paradise flycatcher, and through the Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrive at L’ Union Estate for tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house (where Tony Blair and family once stayed). Time at Anse Source D’ Argent, one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations. Time for buying souvenirs at La Passe, the island’s main village, before our return to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.

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Day 7 - Moyenne Island – Mahe, Inter Island Quay

Short guided walk around the island and time for a swim and some snorkelling. Beach BBQ on the island. This is the last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming, We leave Moyenne 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 at anchor in Mahe.

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Day 8 - Mahe (Victoria)

Disembarkation 0900 to 1000 hours.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
No

Flight Info:
Fly on Emirates via Dubai

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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Before the cruise, fly out earlier and stay on one of the Inner Islands, or one of the further flung islands not visited by the ship, such as Bird, Desroches or Denis Islands.

Note :The itinerary is subject to change based on winds and sea conditions.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it – it really was first class – thank you for the arrangements…all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.

Mr R P - Surrey

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