• Seychelles Small Ship Cruises 2022/23

Discover the Seychelles On Board a Luxury Ship

The ultimate island paradise, there are 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, scattered across the Indian Ocean along the equator. This fantasy comes to life is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Kenya, with each island offering its own unique charms. Ripe for an island-hopping cruise, you’ll sail on an opulent mega-yacht with a maximum capacity for just 49 passengers. Our small-ship cruises provide sumptuous comforts and modern amenities with en-suite, ocean view cabins for gazing out at the passing scenery, including the endless blue of the sea and fantasy-like islands with their pristine coral-fringed white sand beaches and massive granite rocks.

Enjoy breaks for BBQ feasts on deserted islands, guided walking tours that allow you to explore lush interiors, plenty of time to unwind on deck, and take advantage of stops to swim or snorkel. Elegant lounge areas and lots of large windows ensure you’ll seldom have to take your eyes off the view. With minimal capacity, it’s a more intimate experience with personalized service provided by our expert crew, who enjoys providing insider information and backstories about the places you’ll visit. As many of our guests have noted, meals are a highlight, thanks to our talented onboard chef.

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Muno

Although I was born in Zambia, raised in Zimbabwe (two land-locked countries), I am very passionate about travel on the sea. I’ve cruised extensively on luxury small ships and ocean liners around the world – I look forward to sharing my experiences with you

Muno

Cruise & Luxury Train Specialist

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Our Cruises in the Seychelles

Explore the magnificent islands and exotic wildlife of the Seychelles on our small ship cruises.

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Pegasos in the Seychelles

Our Cruise Ships in the Seychelles

MY Pegasos

Enjoy luxurious comforts while travelling on the elegant twin-hulled Pegasos. This head-turning yacht accommodates up to 44 guests in 21 en-suite cabins and boasts a long list of high-end amenities. The intimate atmosphere ensures exceptional service provided by an expert crew, including local tips for a more authentic experience and plenty of pampering.

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Life On Board a Seychelles Cruise

This archipelago set deep in the Indian Ocean is simply paradise, that must be experienced at least once in your lifetime – it truly is mother nature’s phenomenon. Every idyllic island that you visit daily on the small ship cruise offers lush, tropical vegetation and a collection of the most picturesque and romantic beaches on the globe, bordered by an abundance of stunning palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Delicious coconuts are also freely available on every beach!

Your time on board the luxurious small ship will involve being completely pampered by the hospitable crew as you sail off to explore another mesmerizing island with awe-breath-taking tropical wildlife and birdlife. Our favorite is La Digue with its distinct and relaxed charm, boasting probably the most famous and photographed beaches in the world – Anse Source D’Argent. It is a remarkable sight with its dazzling white sands, lapped by shallow emerald waters. You are also bound to fall in love with the unique and legendary ‘Aldabra’ giant tortoises on Curieuse Island, some more than one hundred years old! This is a trip of a lifetime and rightly so!

 

Excursions

 

Q&A

Muno
From

Muno our Small Ship Cruise Specialist

Is it possible to visit the Seychelles without breaking the bank?

It is true that there is an abundance of fancy resorts in the Seychelles that come with a hefty price tag with many hotel rooms at over $1000 a night – and with some ultra-expensive hotels offering lavish rooms for $15,000 a night. Whilst meals in tourist restaurants average at $100 a head for a 3-course meal with wine, there are ways to experience this piece of paradise without breaking the bank. The best way to budget for this bucket-list trip is to simply experience the Small Ship Island hopping Cruise with all delicious meals, snacks, and most excursions included throughout the week. Enjoy a hearty breakfast that will set you up for the day, in your hotel or onboard your luxury cruise whilst island hopping. Sample the delicious Seychellois dishes that are available on the beach promenades and close to the main hotels – typically curries made with fish, chicken, beef, or vegetables, served with rice and salad. 

 

Apart from natural beauty and wildlife, what other activities are there?

The Seychelles is a unique and remote archipelago of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa with pristine turquoise water and white-sand beaches, which are undoubtedly its main attraction. However, there are a multitude of diverse activities and experiences on offer – from world-class diving, opulent wellness and spa resorts, fishing in the pristine waters or even golfing in the warm, tropical climate.  Whilst on a small ship cruise, guests will be offered a myriad of experiences – from scenic coastal drives, exploring picturesque fishing villages and dense forests to a visit to L’Union Estate on La Digue. This includes a visit to a charming old Creole house and coconut factory – with the bonus of a memorable and rather bumpy ride on a traditional ox cart!  

What is the significance of the famous Coco de Mer palm?

The Valle de Mai, on Praslin Island, also known as the Garden of Eden, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the quirky, extremely rare, and distinctive Coco de Mer – the largest and heaviest seed in the plant kingdom, which has become the symbol of the Seychelles. It weighs anywhere between 15 and 30 kilos and for centuries was thought to have originated from a tree beneath the ocean. This coconut is unique in that it is in the exact same form of a female pelvis!  It has separate male and female plants that can take up to 50 years to reach sexual maturity.  Shrouded in folklore and legends, the legendary palm is found growing naturally on two of Seychelles’ islands – Praslin and Curieuse. With only about 8,000 of these mature trees in existence, the plant is now endangered, so it is unsurprising that this unique seed is being sold on eBay today for around $3000 a piece! Go and experience it first-hand, growing in the wild whilst on your Seychelles tour. 

 

How large and old are the giant tortoises?

Only found in the Galapagos and Seychelles, these extraordinary and enormous reptiles, known as Aldabra giant tortoises, grow up to four feet (122 cm) long and weigh as much as 770 lbs (350 kilos.) They’ve survived in the Seychelles because their populations were isolated, protecting them against and harsh predators. You will spot numerous giant tortoises in the wild, whilst touring two of the uninhabited islands during the small ship cruise – Curieuse, which is home to over 300 and the idyllic Moyenne Island. They follow a mainly herbivore diet of grasses and stems and occasionally insects and even other dead tortoises. Many live to over 100 years old and currently, the oldest named ‘Jonathan’ is 184 years old to date! Enjoying quality time with these majestic creatures will live long in your memory.   

 

Are mosquitoes an issue in the Seychelles?

Mosquitoes are not a problem in general whilst visiting the Seychelles, for the vast majority of visitors. However, depending on the time of year of your visit, you may be greeted by a few, on Cousin Island, also known as ‘Bird Island.’ This is a must-visit nature reserve, situated just off the coast of Praslin Island and one of the eco-friendliest places on planet earth – an absolute heaven for nature lovers. The granite island is a safe refuge for countless rich birds and in particular the ‘Seychelles Warbler,’ a small local songbird that is nearly extinct. We would recommend that you come prepared when setting foot on the island, with ample mosquito repellent or better still, lightweight clothing to keep the little mozzies away from your skin!

 

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