Discover the Seychelles in the best way possible: by small ship! Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoiled paradise and visit islands that will capture your senses. You'll find amazing fauna and flora everywhere. Snorkel or dive and peer into a colorful underwater world. Walk into centuries-old rain forests with unique species of wildlife and spy the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees, and giant land tortoises.
Not only was the Greek captain of our small ship very capable, he was unusually friendly—and an accomplished singer!
— Dick H., Washington, DC
Note: This cruise is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as agent in booking your reservation with the ship operator. The itinerary, lecturers, and all other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line.
Day 1, Saturday
Inter island Quay, Victoria, Mahe / St. Anne
You embark the Pegasus from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and enjoy a welcome cocktail. After a safety drill, leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St. Anne for a refreshing swim. Overnight at anchor near St. Anne. Tonight you'll enjoy a Welcome dinner.
Day 2, Sunday
St. Anne / Curieuse
Leave St. Anne island early to reach Curieuse. This morning you'll visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony, and home to giant tortoises. Your walking excursion with a park guide will bring you to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later you return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.
Day 3, Monday
Curieuse / Cousin island / Anse Lazio
In the morning you'll sail for Cousin Island where you'll have 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, sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with time for water sports, snorkeling, or optional diving. Evening at anchor.
Day 4, Tuesday
Anse Lazio / Aride / St. Pierre / Baie St Anne, Praslin
In the morning you leave for Aride. Your optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia, found nowhere else on earth, and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon you'll sail for St. Pierre Island and arrive after lunch in time for a 3-hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, you leave St. Pierre to sail into Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Tonight is Creole night onboard.
Day 5, Wednesday
Baie St Anne, Praslin / Felicite / La Digue
At Baie St. Anne, Praslin, you'll have an optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You'll explore pathways under tall palm trees that produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot, only found in Praslin. There will be an afternoon sail to Felicite for swimming, snorkeling, or optional diving excursions on this uninhabited island. This evening, you'll sail to La Digue and anchor in front of the port overnight.
Day 6, Thursday
La Digue / Moyenne Island
Half-day excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. An optional excursion will take you by bus to the Veuve Nature Reserve and through Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrival at L’ Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source D’ Argent, one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive and unique rock formations while enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the island's main village, before returning to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7, Friday
Moyenne island / Inter Island Quay, Mahe
You'll have a short tour around the island with time to swim. You'll have a beach bbq on the island and enjoy the last opportunity for snorkeling and swimming. You'll leave Moyenne Island for Mahe's Victoria Port in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, we reach the Inter island Quay, Mahe. Tonight you'll have the Captain's farewell dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.
Day 8, Saturday
Disembark from 9:00 to 10:00 am.