Day 1 - Flight 
Day 2 - Ste. Anne Marine NP
Day 3 - Curieuse 
Day 4 - Cousin 
Day 5 - Praslin 
Day 6 - Praslin 
Day 7 - La Digue 
Day 8 - Moyenne 
Day 9 - Mahé/Return Flight 

Secrets of the Seychelles

Cruise the Garden of Eden and discover the paradise islands of this Creole Nation on an unique island-hopping voyage, uncovering white sandy beaches and incredible wildlife

The cosmopolitan Seychellois have roots in a melting pot of diverse races and traditions. This cultural diversity with racial harmony remains the mainstay of today’s vibrant yet tranquil Creole nation.

Reputed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, the Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within its surrounds of exceptional natural beauty including the Coco-de-mer, the jellyfish tree, Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and warbler, not forgetting the giant tortoises who roam the islands.

The main island, Mahé, features powdery beaches, fantastic wildlife and plant life amidst the stunning scenery of its extraordinary national parks, Praslin offers an authentic insight into island life and La Digue, village life at a slower pace.

We have found what we believe to be the best and most convenient way to enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean exploring these myriad islands. Our small ship sailing, including meals and zodiac excursions, offers fantastic value and the chance to island-hop.

Key Features

Natural Wonders & Wildlife
Small Ship Sailing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Mahé.

Day 2 Embark for a 7-night cruise. Sail to Ste. Anne Marine National Park for a walk or swim. The park encompasses eight small islands created in1973 for the preservation of wildlife, the first in the Indian Ocean. (D)

Day 3 Cruise to Curieuse bio-reserve island, famous for its giant tortoises and eight species of mangrove trees. Walk across the small island for lunch. Free time to relax on the beach or explore. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sail to predator-free Cousin Island, so unspoilt that the birds nest on the ground and giant turtles roam free. Walking tour of this bird sanctuary. Cruise to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Anse Lazio to swim or snorkel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Cruise to Aride Island. Eighteen species of native bird breed on this nature reserve. Swim or snorkel stop at St. Pierre Island where the waters around the islet are clear and rich in marine life. Sail to the port of Baie St. Anne on Praslin island. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Praslin is the second largest island, with a ridge of small granite mountains running through its glorious interior. Explore the town, enjoy a coastal walk or join an optional visit to Vallée de Mai Reserve, a natural palm forest, home to the Black Parrot. Sail to Felicité to swim or snorkel. Sail to La Digue, the paradise island with jade green waters, beautiful beaches and lush jungle. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Explore La Digue on foot or bicycle. Optional tour of the Veuve Nature, Union Plantation and Anse Source d’Argent beach, a dazzling white-sand beach set against naturally sculpted granite boulders. Cruise to Moyenne Island. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Walk around Moyenne Island, untouched thanks to a Yorkshireman and one-time sole inhabitant, who purchased the island in 1962. Enjoy a barbecue and relax then cruise to Mahé port. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Disembark the MY Pegasus and enjoy half a day sightseeing in Mahe, the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, then transfer to the airport in the afternoon for the return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Whilst our minimum group size is 2, the cruise will not operate with less than 12 people.
Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers and bookable locally.
Excursions include some walking, sometimes on uneven terrain with inclines.
Groups will be divided for sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes up to a maximum of 42 passengers.
On occasion Aride Island is not accessible.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


per person in a Category C cabin
Qatar Airways from Heathrow via Doha

Date Price
January 6 £3845
March 10 £3895
May 19 £3945
July 21 £3595
Regional Flight Options

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)
2023: Jan 6 & May 19

Single supplement £795

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin £275
Double for sole use £1345
Cat. A cabin £795
Double for sole use £1645
Cat. P cabin £1245
Double for sole use £1895

Flight Options

Qatar from Manchester – nil

Extension Options

Extra nights – Mahé Island
Coral Strand Hotel (Ocean View)
(per night) £165
Single supplement £120

Hotel – Boat
Hotel transfer add £55 per way

Independent Arrival

Save £800
Arrival or departure transfer add £55

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port and conservation charges, 7-night cruise, full board, excursions, cruise director and local expert guides. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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