Africa, Arabia & Indian Ocean Cruises
Discover the Seychelles the best way: by small ship! Cruise from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoilt paradise, visiting islands which will capture your senses. Magnificent flora and fauna abound, snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries-old rainforests with unique species of wildlife, and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises. Tropical paradise awaits you on this small ship cruise of the Sechelles.
Cruse departs every Saturday, beginning Dec 15, 2012.
Your will be met and transferred between the airport and your hotel by private vehicle and english speaking driver.
Situated on northwest coast of Mahe Island, Berjaya Beau Vallon Beach Resort & Casino is idyllically located on the fabulous Beau Vallon Bay - the most popular and beautiful beaches of Mahe. The lush tropical rainforests and stunning white sandy beaches surrounding the resort have made it a perfect holiday getaway for all.
Experience the highlights of Mahé in one day on with your private vehicle and private guide, to explore the island. Visit Morne Seychellois National Park, admire the spectacular view from the historic ruins of Mission and stop off at the Tea Plantation on the slopes of Morne Blanc. Visit the quiet corners of South Mahé and time permitting, stop at the Craft Village and Model Boat Building Workshop. There is also an opportunity to enjoy shopping in Victoria (entrance fees not included).
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for aprivate transfer to the port.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and to explore the length of your ship.
This evening, you'll leave port Victoria and sail nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne.
Port charges are included in your itinerary.
The twin-hulled M/Y Pegasus, built in 1990, completely refitted in 1997 and renovated in the winter of 2009-10, accommodates up to 49 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. On board, you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2,500 square feet / 240 m2 of open deck furnished with comfortable deck chairs or have a delightful meal al fresco. The intimate M/Y Pegasus is a 23-cabin vessel distinguished by its exceptional amenities, comfortable accommodations and traditional Mediterranean hospitality. Specially designed to enter smaller ports and inlets, the M/Y Pegasus, is ideal for cruising the isles of the Adriatic Sea. 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.
This morning you visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. An optional walking excursion with a park guide will bring you to a farm, along mangrove forests. The day includes a BBQ on the beach, a variety of water sports and a spectacular creole night.
This morning you leave Curieuse and sail to Cousin Island. Here there is an optional excursion to the Bird sanctuary which is in the care of Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin, which also has several nesting beaches for turtles.
In the afternoon you sail to Anse Lazio (Praslin), one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Upon arrival there will be time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Afterward, you'll spend the evening at anchor.
You leave Mahe island early in the morning to reach to Aride, a striking granite island north of Praslin. Unlike her name, the island has a dense vegetation and is home to colonies of birds. An optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view over the island. Aride is home to the Wright's gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler.
You reach St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, you'll leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin.
This morning you can participate in an optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a world heritage site. 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. The afternoon is spent at leisure, for snorkeling or diving excursions.
This morning you reach Felicite - depending on sea conditions – an uninhabited island offering greatsnorkelling in crystal clear waters.
After lunch you arrive in La Digue, a quiet island community where time is standing still: no cars, just bicycles and oxcarts. An optional oxcart tour will take you to the picturesque Anse de Source d’ Argent for a sunset swim. It is said that this is the most photographed beach in the world.
Today you reach Moyenne Island, where you'll have a beach BBQ on the island. This is a last opportunity for snorkeling and swimming. In the late afternoon, you reach the Inter Island Quay, Mahe, which is followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner.
This morning, you'll disembark from your ship and bid farewell to the crew.
VISA/PASSPORTA valid passport, onward/return ticket, the local address where the visitor will stay, and proof of sufficient funds are required for both US and Canadian citizens. A one-month entry visa may be obtained upon arrival and may be extended for a period of up to one year. There is an airport departure tax of approximately $40, which must be paid in U.S. dollars. This charge is typically included in the cost of an airline ticket.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of Seychelles for the most up to date visa information
HEALTHVacation insurance is recommended. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/seychelles.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Victoria (Mahé). Government: Republic since 1976. Gained independence from the UK in 1975. Language: Creole, English and French. Religion: 83% Roman Catholic with Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim, Baha’i and other minorities. Time: GMT + 4. Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz. British three-pin plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +248. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. Internet: There are several Internet cafes on Mahé. Most of the larger hotels have wireless access.
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