Description - Cruise 8 Days - Star Bird (litinerary 1)
Boarding in Mahé Victoria Pier Inter Island Quay at 10.30am and landing of the cruise 8:30. Cruise aboard a magnificent monohull 2 mats SEA STAR & SEA BIRD, from Mahe, 8 days / 7 nights Discover the beauty of the Seychelles archipelago aboard these magnificent boats with a crew dedicated entirely for you.
This cruise allow you to discover the most famous granite islands, the main island Mahe with Beauvallon and reserve Marine Park and the island of Cousin bird sanctuary (WWF) - Praslin and the Vallee de Mai - La Digue to be discovered by bike – Curieuse Island and its giant tortoises - Mahe.
Cruises are operated by Silhouette Cruises Ltd
Day 1 (Saturday): Embark Mahe in Victoria Harbour on the at 1030 AM . Presentation and reviews of Captain. From Victoria at 1200hrs the cruise will start along the northern coast of Mahe , passing in the beautiful bay of Beauvallon then run along the spectacular north west coast of the island, with its granite formations and lush vegetation and turquoise waters .Diner barbecue on board
Day 2 (Sunday): Sail to Praslin, second island in terms of area for a visit to the World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai. This ancient forest is home to the famous double walnut, the coco de mer, as well as the unique Seychelles black parrot in Praslin. Discover the valley trails under this endemic palm grove before returning on board for an afternoon dive, P.M.T or enjoy other water sports.
Day 3 (Monday): Morning sail to La Digue, a small island where you can be lulled by the slow pace of ox carts and where bicycles are also the usual way of transportation on the island. La Digue is home to the endemic flycatcher, the widow of Seychelles' Paradise. La Digue is also famous for its huge granite boulder formations at Anse Source d'Argent, which seems to be the most photographed beach in the world. Discover the entire island by bike; stop at Union Estate, a vast traditional network of island activities including a copra plant, vanilla plantation and shipyard.
Day 4 (Tuesday): In the morning the boat will sail to Big Sister and Little Sister (sisters). Excellent dive site, fins, mask, snorkel and for a unique visit to this uninhabited tropical island. In the afternoon, visit the Coco Island, a jewel of granite, a beautiful place for snorkeling in this kaleidoscope of tropical fish.
Day 5 (Wednesday):Head to Booby Island for a morning of diving and water activities. After lunch, sail to Aride Island, one of the most beautiful nature reserves with the most species of seabirds than on the other islands that take refuge there to nest. Five varieties of endemic birds and the largest population of three species. The trail leads to a spectacular cliff, a point of view of the largest population of frigates after Aldabra Island. Aride is the only natural place on the planet where Wright Gardenia (the famous lemon wood) grows and 400 species of fish have been recorded around the island.
Day 6 (Thursday): In the morning, disembark on Curieuse for a visit of this almost uninhabited island. Wander the island's trails through the vast mangrove forest, the giant turtle farm and the historic ruins of the former leper colony. After a barbecue lunch on the island, enjoy a variety of water sports or let yourself laze on a beautiful beach and turquoise water.
Day 7 (Friday) : After breakfast , navigation to reach the island of Mahe . Stop at “Ile seche” to where you can snorkel mask fins and snorkel (palm mask and snorkels)or scuba diving option . Barbecue on board. Last night in the Ste Anne Marine Park before returning to Port Victoria early the next morning.
Day 8 (Saturday): Inter Island Quay Landing at 8.30hrs .
Useful information and advice for your stay·
Your safety and comfort are our priority. In the case of unfavourable conditions, the route may be changed at the captain’s discretion.
Think of a good protective cream, cap or hat and sunglasses. The climate in the Seychelles is tropical, generally warm and sunny throughout the year, reverb onboard may be significant.
Think of suitable footwear for walking on deck and the beach and water.
Some tours require a boarding & landing in shallow water from dinghies.
Sea Star can accommodate 22 passengers and 10 crew people
Everything inside is air conditioned (cabins, living room)
Solarium, deck shaded back
TV, DVD, stereo in the living room
Beach and bath towels provided
Table water carafe, coffee tea included at meals and snacks
Type of vessel : 2 mast custom built motorised schooner Built 2002 Sail area ca.500sqm // Length : 40 m: 40x8.5x2.40 Draft 2.40 // Beam 8.20 // Build : Welded Steel // Displacement : 200tons // Main Engine 2x 575 HP Caterpillar // Speed of engine 9 knots // Echo Sounder JRC // Fish finder JRC // GPC JRC // Radar JRC // Tender Boat : 6m Mini Mahe 55 hp // Electricity 380V/220V/ 24V // Communication VHF Sailor 244 // 2x VHF mobile // Radio Telephone Furuno Short Medium Wave transceiver //Cellular phone :
Standard Cabine Double (5 cabins)
The cabin are equipped with air conditioning a large bed . Some are with an extra bed . They all have their own shower room. It allows a third person adult or children to share the cabin , but be careful it is not recommended for intimity !Nice with a child.
The price includes
Equipment for diving, bottom fishing and kayaks and stand-up paddle -board are available free of charge.
The price does not include
Mineral water, soft drinks, beer , wine and spirits are available on board . Price list on request.
TO NOTE: You must know you will have to pay aboard in cash € 182 per adult or€ 55 child which corresponds to ports taxes and landings as well as the excursions included in the cruise. Every day offer you a new opportunity to explore the secluded bays and coves, colourful marine parks, protected nature reserves or uninhabited islands. Identify the rare Magpie Robin and other endemic birds, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Valley de Mai”, or lie alongside a giant tortoise are some of the many unique experiences that await you on the islands we visit.
Other extras such as drinks and underwater dives are payable locally on board with the Secretariat of captain by credit card or in cash.
Beneath the surface, the Seychelles hosts a magical underwater world. The corals adorn the granite rocks where tropical colourful schools of fish congregate and play under your eyes.
Most of the best dive sites in the Seychelles inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises . A Padi dive instructor is on board to meet the needs of experienced divers or beginners. Baptisms or PADI Open Water courses (or Advanced Open Water ) can be carried on board.
All boats are equipped with two diving compressors, 16 tanks, weights , suits ( shorties ) and 8 full diving sets for hire (guests are also invited to bring their own equipment).
The cruise is full Board -we offer a variety of Creole and international cuisine.
Table water carafe, coffee tea included during meal time
Do not hesitate to contact us special food needs.
Our chefs use fresh ingredients creating a tantalizing blend of authentic Creole cuisine and international dishes. Each chef provides its own menu for each week cruise, encouraging diverse and creative designs for all meals for you savouring dishes with unforgettable flavours.
Breakfast includes fresh fruit with preparations of our Chef , like eggs or pancakes , with toast , juice and tea / coffee . Buffets for lunch and dinner offer a culinary tour of the archipelago and its vast influence in Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Far East.
Meals can be served in the dining room which is air conditioned or picnic style on the back deck.
Our hostesses are always available to serve drinks from the bar , whether for a drink in the afternoon , an aperitif at sunset , or a glass of wine with dinner. However, to create an atmosphere in which our passengers may feel like on board at home, we also allow the self-service bar - guests are invited to serve drinks from the refrigerator and record their consumption to be added to the bar bill for the settlement at the end of the cruise.
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Cruise 8 Days - Star Bird (litinerary 1)
Catamaran Cruise from Mahe
8 Days- 7 Nights -
Departure 10:30 Return 08:30 Minimum participants : no minimum