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BIRD CRUISE SEYCHELLES

  

 

DAY 1

MAHÉ / ST. ANNE MARINE PARK

Embarkation in Mahé in the morning. Anchorage at the Saint

Anne Marine Park, a beautiful spot to do snorkelling.

Anchorage for the night.

DAY 2

ST. ANNE MARINE PARK / BEAUVALLON BEACH /

ANSE MAJOR / PORT LAUNAY

Sailing along the north coast and up to Beauvallon bay and

Anse Major. In the heart of the Morne Seychellois natural

park, inaccessible by car, surrounded by hills, this coast is

unspoiled. Highly recommended for snorkelling. Anchorage

in Port Launay or Anse Du Riz.

DAY 3

PORT LAUNAY / SILHOUETTE / BIRD ISLAND

Departure for Silhouette Island. A trail through the lush

vegetation reveals the beautiful tropical forest.

Night sailing to Bird Island.

DAY 4

BIRD ISLAND / CURIEUSE

Bird Island is a coral island barely rising above sea level. Bird

Island home of Esmeralda, the oldest tortoise. Large colonies

of birds. Night sail to Curieuse.

DAY 5

CURIEUSE / BAIE ST. ANNE (PRASLIN)

Curieuse. This island is part of the Marine National Park.

More than one hundred tortoises live here. After lunch, Saint

Pierre islet, a mass of rounded rocks crowned with a clump of

tall palms swaying gently in the wind: typical and superb scenery

of Seychelles photographed on countless occasions and

printed a million times in tourism magazines!

Excellent spot for snorkelling with magnificent underwater

scenery. Anchorage for the night in Baie St. Anne.

DAY 6

BAIE ST. ANNE / ANSE VOLBERT (PRASLIN)

Praslin: visit of the Vallée de Mai, a valley under UNESCO

protection. A walk in the Vallée is enchanting. The “coco de

mer” trunks are 40 m high and sway gently in the breeze,

making a strange rustling sound as they rub against each

other. Anchorage at Cote d’Or, Praslin, for the night.

DAY 7

ANSE VOLBERT (PRASLIN) / COCOS ISLAND /

FÉLICITÉ

Sailing around Marianne, Félicité and Cocos islands. Cocos

Island is made of large rocks with strange regular stripes carved

by the sea. Cocos Island forms a beautiful sight with a great

harmony of shapes and colours. Under the sea, the vision is

equally attractive with thousands of fishes.

Unforgettable snorkelling. Sailing towards La Digue.

DAY 8

LA DIGUE

Rent a bike at La Digue to visit this beautiful island.

With its tracks winding under tall palm trees, houses with roofs

of palm leaves, small copra factories, fine white sand

beaches and large polished rocks, La Digue may be the most

beautiful island in the Seychelles. No cars, only bicycles or

carts drawn by oxen. Horse rides are also possible.

Anchorage in La Digue harbour.

DAY 9

LA DIGUE / GRANDE SOEUR /

ANSE LAZIO (PRASLIN)

Grande Soeur made of two steep and rocky hillocks, linked

together by a small coconut plantation.

Barbecue on the beach. Visit the island, water sports.

Anchorage in Anse Lazio (Praslin).

DAY 10

ANSE LAZIO / COUSIN ISLAND / MAHÉ

Visit Cousin Island.

Since 1968, the island has been a nature reserve and bird

sanctuary with rare species and some giant tortoises. Return

to Mahé in the afternoon. Anchorage for the night.

DAY 11

MAHÉ

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