Seychelles Island Cruise
7 nights. February 2019 - October 2019. From £3499.00.
Join us as we sail in paradise. Discover white-sand beaches and uninhabited islands as you cruise through the shimmering waters of the Seychelles, travelling aboard beautifully appointed Pegasus. As she hops from island to island, choose to take a dip in a secluded cove, snorkel with turtles and a kaleidoscope of aquatic life, or relax in the golden sunshine while sipping a cocktail, all while enjoying her small-ship comforts.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsEnjoy swimming and snorkelling (equipment available subject to availability), a welcome cocktail, a themed evening, beach barbecues and guided island walks
Sail from Mahe's Port Victoria to idyllic St Anne
See Curieuse Island's giant tortoises
Visit Cousin Island's Bird Sanctuary and turtle-nesting beaches
Relax on Anse Lazio, one of the world's most beautiful beaches
Enjoy a walking tour of remote Aride Island
Take a glorious sunset cruise to Baie St Anne, on Praslin island
Sail to Felicite or Grand Soeur island for a swim or snorkel
Spend a night in exquisite La Digue
Anchor off Moyenne Island and enjoy a beach barbecue
Seven nights' accommodation on board MY Pegasus, staying in a category C cabin on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis (coffee, tea and drinking water included)
Two nights on the aircraft
A farewell dinner, with live music and dancing
Return flights to Mahe
The services of an on-board naturalist
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly overnight to the Seychelles, the archipelago of 115 pristine island idylls lying off the coast of Africa.
Day TwoFly into main island Mahe, and upon arrival transfer to tiny capital Victoria, beautifully set against a backdrop of forested hills. Early this afternoon, board Pegasus, your welcoming, home-from-home for your island-hopping cruise. Settle into your cabin, meet your fellow passengers and, after a safety briefing from the Captain and crew, slip away from the Inter Island Quay for the short crossing to St Anne Island.
Later, with the ship at anchor, enjoy a welcome cocktail and your first dinner aboard - perhaps choosing to dine alfresco.
Day ThreeAwaken as Pegasus motors away from St Anne and heads across blue waters to the tiny 'Ile Rouge' (red isle) of Curieuse, uninhabited save for some 250 Giant Tortoises and extensive birdlife. In the company of the ship's on-board naturalist, enjoy a guided walk along nature trails leading through the island's mangrove forest. Return to the beach, to enjoy a barbecue prepared by the ship's chefs, before spending a lazy afternoon dipping in and out of the sea or relaxing on the idyllic, white sand. Return to Pegasus for another balmy evening spent at anchor, perhaps enjoying dinner and a nightcap on board.
Day FourThis morning we'll arrive at Cousin Island, where an included excursion introduces the protected Birdlife International reserve. Established in 1968, it is now a refuge for several endangered species and a breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles, which may be encountered on several of the island's nesting beaches.
Back aboard Pegasus, enjoy lunch before crowning the day with an afternoon at Praslin Island's stunning Anse Lazio beach, a picture-perfect crescent of white sand fringed by clear blue waters. Spend time swimming, snorkelling or even diving (by arrangement at your own expense) in this holiday paradise, before enjoying another evening at anchor under the stars.
Day FiveToday Pegasus heads to the island reserve of Aride, where important bird species are under the protection of the Island Conservation Society. The visit offers a glimpse of the Seychelles before the arrival of humans 250 years ago.
After a fascinating morning, re-board the ship to enjoy a relaxed lunch and head towards St Pierre Island for another opportunity to swim and snorkel in pristine waters, before a sunset cruise brings you back to Praslin Island and the dock at tiny Baie St Anne. Join in the fun of a Creole-themed evening and perhaps step ashore for a stroll, as Pegasus is tied up overnight.
Day SixEnjoy a lazy morning in Baie St Anne, or join the unforgettable optional excursion (bookable during your cruise) to UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai nature reserve - for some, the original Garden of Eden. This is a paradise for bird-lovers, who might spot Blue Pigeon or Black Parrot amongst the lush forest - which is one of only two places where the famed Coco de Mer palm grows naturally. The excursion will also include the chance to swim at Cote d'Or beach, another world-class strand of fine, white sand.
This afternoon, Pegasus slips away to another uninhabited idyll - either Felicite or Grand Soeur - for an afternoon of swimming, snorkelling or diving (payable locally), before arriving this evening off paradise isle La Digue, where you'll anchor overnight.
Day SevenAn optional excursion introduces the quaint island of La Digue, with its oxcarts, tiny villages, nature reserve, historic coconut and vanilla plantation at L'Union Estate, and the much-photographed granite outcrops of world-famous l'Anse Source d'Argent beach.
After a chance to wander the shops of the main island village, La Passe, re-board the ship for a late afternoon's cruise to Moyenne Island, opposite Mahe, and a last night at anchor.
Day EightAn included tour introduces Moyenne, a national park once owned in its entirety by a Yorkshireman, who introduced the island's Giant Tortoises. Enjoy a last beach barbecue and a chance to swim or snorkel before making the short hop back to Port Victoria. Here you'll enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner, complete with live music and dancing on deck - a fitting way to end an unforgettable paradise island cruise.
Day NineBid Pegasus farewell, transfer to the airport and catch your return flight to the UK, ending a wonderful holiday.
Day 10Arrive back in the UK. Back to top
Passports and visasA visa is not required for UK citizens travelling to the Seychelles. Your passport must remain valid until your return to the UK.
Foreign Office Travel AdviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to the ship is approximately one hour.
On your flightFlights leave in the evening and land at your destination the next day. On-board meals will usually include dinner and breakfast. Drinks are complimentary.
Luggage allowanceYou are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe Pegasus does not have a lift. If you are not fully mobile, life on board is likely to be difficult as there are numerous decks linked only by stairs. The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking when on shore.
Travel vaccinationsRequirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, the ship's captain may at his discretion amend the order of the cruise itinerary based on local operational or weather conditions. Back to top