Do you dream of taking a cruise and discovering the Seychelles? This magnificent archipelago in the Indian Ocean is famous for its beauty both on land and at sea. So to make your dream come true, we offer you a private cruise with Skipper to the Seychelles islands. This will be an opportunity for you to break the routine and get to know this beautiful region better.
Discovering the Seychelles
The Seychelles are formed by about 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean and are among the most popular destinations for tourists. And for good reason, these islands have a very well preserved natural heritage, beautiful beaches and a breathtaking diversity of fauna and flora. It is a real paradise for those who love discoveries and adventures.
Creole is the language of the Seychelles archipelago. It is almost present in the media, newspapers and all forms of modern communication. It is no longer despised, unlike in the past, because Creolity was considered as a culture specific to the indigenous people. Today, this language is studied in school and is the pride of Aboriginal peoples. But don’t worry, your Skipper will speak your language.
As for gastronomy, this town is full of delicious dishes made from freshly caught seafood. This makes Seychelles one of the best destinations for those who like to discover new tastes.
A holiday full of discoveries
A cruise in the Seychelles guarantees you relaxation, leisure and adventure. These islands are very popular with newlyweds. Calm reigns, security is not to be deplored, and the natural setting is romantic by nature. It is the ideal choice for a honeymoon…. depending on the winds and waves of the sea…
It is also a very popular luxury destination, and still spared from mass tourism: the ideal place to spend moments of escape and forget the relentless pace of everyday life. You can enjoy the beautiful fine sandy beaches and the azure sea with your family and friends.
The Seychelles’ postcard-like bays are a delight to the eyes, and the waters flowing through them are soft. The palm trees and rock formations on the beaches accentuate the change of scenery. In short, it will be a quiet cruise, full of surprises and discoveries.
Places to visit in the Seychelles
Mahé is the capital of the Seychelles. It would be impossible to consider a cruise in this region without a visit. Why? Why? It is one of the most attractive activity centres in the whole archipelago.
This island is home to 90% of the Seychelles’ population alone. It is also renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views and luxury hotels. There, cultures mix and their products are extraordinary.
Located some 45 kilometres from the capital, Praslin is another destination not to be missed. The Vallée de Mai is surely the most beautiful historical site in this region, between cove and forest. In addition, it is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your curiosity will be satisfied.
There are many other destinations such as Frégate, La Digue, Cousin Island or Île de Félicitée. During your cruise, we suggest you to visit these magical places. You will fall in love with it….
Discovery of a unique natural landscape
If you enjoy the natural landscapes, you should know that the archipelago is full of them. Tropical forests and crystal clear waters on the shores of beautiful beaches make it a paradise. For nearly ten years, Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio were even in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Frigate is the island of the archipelago that most closely reflects this perfect vision of the primitive forest. Coconut trees, papaya trees, mango trees, takamakas and many other exotic plants are planted there. All these trees are an integral part of the panorama and provide an exceptional and unique added value.
The turquoise water around the islands makes it an ideal place for swimming and snorkeling. Yes, this archipelago has an underwater site of great beauty. The waters are home to huge granite blocks encrusted with coral and include an underwater reef populated by exotic fish of colourful colours.
Seychelles’ fauna and flora
Seychelles is also a true sanctuary for endemic animal and plant species. You will be surprised to see the panorama of birds that will welcome you at each stopover and in all the Seychelles islands. Nearly two thousand tropical plant species have been recorded throughout this region, which is not found anywhere else.
On the seabed there are many fish species characterized by bright colours and specific features. The emperor fish, for example, is known for its flattened body covered with splendid yellow and blue lines. And that’s not all, these bottoms are the home of the whale shark, up to 12 meters long, but totally herbivorous. It feeds on plankton.
During your cruise in the Seychelles with Skipper, you can also meet tiny frogs during your stopover. They are so small that even at the age of maturity, their size does not exceed 1 cm.
Aldabra, from mystery to miracles
Aldabra is a small urban area in the Seychelles that is quite far from Mahé. It is almost unknown to visitors, yet it is one of the most beautiful stopovers not to be missed during a cruise.
What makes Aldabra different from other islands is that it is inhabited by nearly 150,000 giant turtles. It is certainly the largest atoll on the planet. No wonder that in 1982, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. And one more point!
Sea turtles are also numerous in this part of the Seychelles. When their eggs hatch at sunset and the young get into the water, it is a truly unique sight to see at least once in your life.
You can admire this miraculous phenomenon from your boat or approach the nests and take cover on the beach… A beautiful adventure!
There is no risk of getting bored during a cruise in the Seychelles archipelago, as there is no shortage of activities. The islands are perfect for snorkeling. You will appreciate the magnificent seabed that stands proudly, but discreetly. An opportunity to dip with colourful fish of different varieties.
And for those who have a strong taste for adventure, their desires will be satisfied. The archipelago is composed of tropical forests protected against illegal logging. It is a place of safe escape and incomparable discovery hikes. You will meet typical species of the region.
If you wish, you can also sail the seas while enjoying the wonderful temperate climate of the Seychelles. And yes, in the Seychelles, it’s summer all year round.
Discovery of the arts and cultures of Seychelles
During a boat cruise with a skipper, you will learn more about the arts and culture of the Seychelles. The peoples of these islands are mixed and have diverse origins: Arab, African, Asian and even European. And contrary to what we may believe, the different ethnic groups that make up this cosmopolitan population get along perfectly and respect each other.
Upon your arrival, everyone will welcome you with open arms and will be happy to share their culture with you. From island to island, you will be amazed by the differences in ways of life, and will be charmed by their kind welcome.
The Seychelles are also excellent cooks. There is no shortage of ingredients used to make traditional recipes. This Creole-style cuisine will surely brighten you up, even if you are not a fine gourmet.
As far as Seychelles architecture is concerned, the islands are marked by colonial buildings, which bear witness to the archipelago’s rich history. Next to it, the traditional houses decorate the landscape.
The archipelago is located outside the area affected by cyclones, which are very frequent in this part of the world. The climate in the Seychelles is perfect all year round. In addition, you will not find any large boats or liner in the area. This way, you could quietly move from island to island without being disturbed and with a 360° panoramic view.
The Seychelles scents calm and serenity, combined with its unique landscapes and a diversity of animal and plant species that make it an original Garden of Eden. This is what General Gordon of Khartoum said when he first visited Praslin around 1900.
And it is not the only one, because all visitors speak of an earthly paradise because the beauty is breathtaking. It’s up to you to live the same experiences during a Seychelles cruise with Skipper.
Offers and services included: cruise in Seychelles
We offer you a full service during a cruise in the Seychelles. You will have a professional skipper at your disposal. He will guide you and direct you to all the islands you would like to visit. In addition, this person will also be involved in developing your travel itinerary to better understand your destination, although you remain in control on board.
To make the most of the boat trip, we also offer a full service including the help of a local cook. The latter will prepare the best traditional meals in the archipelago, from the most delicious to the most delicious. And if you wish, you could also be served by a hostess to take care of the cleaning and maintenance of the boat.
All the staff is there to help you make your stay unique and everyone will be able to remain discreet. Each member will be attentive to your needs, all will be attentive to your every request or particular request.