Seychelles,

M/Y Pegasus: Seven Night Cruise Of The Seychelles

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Wildlife Cruise
8 Days
From £1995
GEOIP Not Available
Birding
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

Tour Introduction

8 Days from £1995
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

Discover the beautiful Inner Islands of the Seychelles aboard a comfortable small ship, using zodiacs to access the islands on exciting shore excursions.  Enjoy snorkelling on Indian Ocean reefs full of colourful fish and turtles and guided walks in island nature reserves to see rare birds, giant tortoises and the world’s largest nut, the coco de mer. The ship, M/Y Pegasus, underwent a significant renovation in July 2019 so it is more comfortable than ever before and offers even better value. Join this cruise and you will see why it has been so popular with our clients over many years and was one of the few cruises our director has chosen to take.

Full Itinerary

Price from £1995
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double/twin C category cabins - cabin upgrades available at extra cost. NB: Prices include port charges.
Day 1
Mahe Inter Island Quay - St Anne Island

Embarkation 1500 to 1600 hours. After the welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes Dinner.

Day 2
St Anne Island - Curieuse

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to many giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, walking through mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon we can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Curieuse - Cousin Island - Anse Lazio

In the morning we sail for Cousin Island. Excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio one of the Seychelles’ loveliest beaches. Time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Anse Lazio – Aride - St Pierre - Baie St Anne, Praslin

In the morning we leave for Aride. Our excursion will take us all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the hundreds of frigatebirds on the other side. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia, found nowhere else on Earth, and to bird species like Audubon's shearwater and the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St Pierre Island.
We reach St Pierre after lunch for a three-hour snorkelling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night celebration with an al fresco dinner.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Baie St Anne, Praslin – Felicite – La Digue

Optional tour to Vallee de Mai on Praslin to see the unique coco de mer forest. excursion. Arrival in Felicite in the afternoon for snorkelling, optional diving and swimming off this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the port. Overnight in La Digue.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
La Digue - Moyenne Island

Half day excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us to the Veuve Nature Reserve for the rare black paradise flycatcher, and through the Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrive at L’ Union Estate for tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house (where Tony Blair and family once stayed). Time at Anse Source D’ Argent, one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations. Time for buying souvenirs at La Passe, the island’s main village, before our return to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Moyenne Island – Mahe, Inter Island Quay

Short guided walk around the island and time for a swim and some snorkelling. Beach BBQ on the island. This is the last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming, We leave Moyenne for Mahe’s Victoria port in the afternoon.
Late afternoon we reach the Inter Island Quay, Mahe. Captain’s farewell dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight at anchor in Mahe.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
Mahe (Victoria)

Disembarkation 0900 to 1000 hours.

Staying at M/Y Pegasus. Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation

Seychelles

M/Y Pegasus

Overview

The twin-hulled, 147 feet long M/Y Pegasus – built in 1990, completely refitted in early 2016 and significantly renovated in July 2019 – accommodates up to 44 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.

In the 2019 renovation, the indoor bar, lounge and dining areas were completely renewed; the sundeck was fitted with new furniture and a wooden bar; and in the cabins new bedding, wallpaper, soft furnishings, floors and carpets were installed and the bathrooms completely modernised with marble touches and stone flooring.

On board, you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll along the 2,500 square feet/240 m2 of open deck furnished with comfortable deck chairs, or enjoy a delightful meal in the restaurant or al fresco. You can relax with friends in the lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area. A low platform at the stern enables you to swim directly from the ship when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Life on board centres around the indoor/outdoor lounge and the American Bar, both on Upper Deck. The adjoining dining area is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the islands and seascapes. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a good standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. Al fresco breakfast or dining is provided on occasion. The spacious Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. Service on board is provided by your Captain and his experienced marine and hotel crew members. It will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. You can visit the Zen mini spa, housed in a cabin located on the Lower Deck, for a relaxing massage.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Capacity
44
Length
147 feet
Class
Expedition ship
Cabins

21 (3 on Sun Deck, 2 on Upper Deck, 16 on Main Deck)

Facilities

Lounge, restaurant, bar, sundeck, library, mini-spa, snorkelling gear, zodiacs.

Route Map

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M/Y Pegasus: -4.619865, 55.458424

Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
25/01/2020
£2268
£1291
01/02/2020
£2268
£1291
08/02/2020
£2268
£1291
15/02/2020
£2268
£1291
22/02/2020
£2268
£1291
29/02/2020
£2268
£1291
07/03/2020
£2268
£1291
14/03/2020
£2268
£1291
21/03/2020
£2268
£1291
28/03/2020
£2268
£1291
04/04/2020
£2268
£1291
11/04/2020
£2268
£1291
18/04/2020
£2268
£1291
25/04/2020
£2268
£1291
02/05/2020
£1995
£1155
09/05/2020
£1995
£1155
16/05/2020
£1995
£1155
23/05/2020
£2268
£1291
30/05/2020
£2268
£1291
06/06/2020
£1995
£1155
13/06/2020
£1995
£1155
20/06/2020
£1995
£1155
27/06/2020
£1995
£1155
04/07/2020
£1995
£1155
11/07/2020
£1995
£1155
18/07/2020
£1995
£1155
25/07/2020
£1995
£1155
01/08/2020
£1995
£1155
08/08/2020
£1995
£1155
15/08/2020
£1995
£1155
22/08/2020
£1995
£1155
29/08/2020
£1995
£1155
05/09/2020
£1995
£1155
12/09/2020
£1995
£1155
19/09/2020
£2268
£1291
26/09/2020
£2268
£1291
03/10/2020
£2268
£1291
10/10/2020
£2268
£1291
17/10/2020
£2268
£1291
24/10/2020
£2268
£1291
31/10/2020
£2268
£1291
Price TBC
Price TBC

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Fly on BA direct (certain days only) or perhaps on Emirates via Dubai, Qatar Airways via Doha or Air France via Paris

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it – it really was first class – thank you for the arrangements…all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.

Mr R P - Surrey