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The unique sailing trip "Cocktail Amirantes" allows you to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Amirantes starting about 250 km from the main island Mahé from the water. Across 11 days, you will explore numerous highlights like the coral island Desroches as well as the impressive sandbank African Banks. Meanwhile, beautiful snorkelling spots and secluded beaches also await you!
Activities and specials:
- Discover the Amirantes on this unique sailing trip: a paradise for snorkelling and diving fans as well as for observing unique sea birds.
- Enjoy the tranquility of the Outer Islands. Only a few of the coral islands are inhabited and due to their remoteness, so hardly any visitors stray to them.
- Let the crew provide you with delicious meals on a full-board basis, so you don't have to worry about almost anything.
- Snorkelling and kayaking equipment are available on board free of charge (subject to availability).
Day 1: Eden Island - Ste. Anne Marine National Park, Beau Vallon or Thérèse Island (Mahé)
Embarkation at 04:00 pm. Welcome on board! After a briefing and settling into your cabin, you can sit back and relax while the sailing trip begins with a cruise from Mahé towards Beau Vallon, Ste. Anne Marine National Park or Thérèse Island.
Day 2 and Day 3: Desroches Island
Navigation towards Desroches (night sailing). The island, 16.2 km long and lined with coconut palms, is characterised by numerous hiking trails and with its 14 km-long, mostly deserted sandy beach. Numerous snorkelling spots also offer an extraordinary natural spectacle thanks to the crystal-clear water, where you can observe colourful schools of fish. Desroches is also an Eldorado for divers, because the island is located on an underwater atoll ring, which drops steeply into the sea and promises exciting diving excursions with gorges, tunnels and grottos.
Day 4 and Day 5: Poivre and Île du Sud
Relax during a four-hour sailing trip to Poivre Atoll, which passes through one of the richest marine areas in the world for fish, where tuna, bonito, arrowhead pike, swordfish and many other tropical species can be found. The atoll's two islands, Poivre and Île du Sud, are connected by a paved walkway at low tide and are home to a small village. The atoll's ring-shaped reef is also a true paradise for snorkeling, , and from December to February, there's a good chance you'll see sea turtles coming to the beach to lay their eggs.
Day 6 and Day 7: St. Joseph Atoll
The St. Joseph Atoll consists of a ring-shaped coral reef with a main island to the east that stretches over 2500 m, plus four other islands and a dozen smaller islets. Ride in a motorised dinghy through the beautiful lagoon with a white, sandy floor, and impressive rays swimming around - truly an insider tip for snorkelling! Afterwards the trip takes you to the middle of a mangrove of impressive beauty, where some bird colonies make their nests. There is also the possibility for various watersports.
Day 8 and Day 9: African Banks
Enjoy fantastic natural beauty during a six-hour sailing trip to the north of the Amirantes and, with a bit of luck, spot a white dolphin or two. There may also be the possibility to fish for bonitos and swordfish. Afterwards, you will reach a huge white sandbank with a powder-fine beach: African Banks. In this sand paradise, inhabited by thousands of birds during the nesting season, there are only a few single coconut trees. Devoid of people and offering immaculate, fantastic nature, this is the perfect place to explore the underwater world, beguiling with its splendor of colours! After that, you will sail to. Mahé overnight.
Day 10: Mahé (Beau Vallon / Eden Island)
Today you will anchor at a peaceful spot on the main beach of Mahé: Beau Vallon. Opt for one of the several watersports or join a shore excursion. In the late afternoon, you'll take a short sailing trip to Eden Island or Ste. Anne Marine National Park.
Day 11: Return or onward journey
Breakfast on board and check-out at 08:00 am.
Please note: the route may change due to wind, weather, administrative reasons etc.
Included in the price:
Double cabin for 10 nights (11 days)
Full board on ship
Water, coffee and tea all day
Captain, host/cook, technician (if required)
2 sets bed linen and hand towels (no beach towels)
Transfers between the airport/marina etc.
Catering on land
Bar: soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Harbour fees and customs charges
Cash required on-board incl. entrance fee for the marine parks/islands, harbour fees and customs charges etc.: €285/person, to be paid in cash on-site. (These fees are calculated based on current entry fees etc., and may be subject to change).
Additional Price Information
Full board: incl.
Children under 12 years old are welcome on request.
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons
If fewer than the required number of persons participate, the trip will be conducted on a smaller catamaran.
Please note that the cabins and bathrooms will not be cleaned by the crew during the trip.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change, depending on wind and weather conditions. Furthermore, in case of adverse weather conditions, it might not be possible to hoist the sail. Instead, the engine will be used in order to reach the anchoring location. All decisions are made at the captain’s discretion.
It is recommended that guests travel with travel bags. If the ship is fully-booked, hard-shell cases cannot be stored in communal storage areas, but only in the guest's own cabin.
The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of comfort and service.
- This travel offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (please contact the SeyVillas team for more information or if you have any questions on this topic).
- Travel services will be carried out in English. In certain cases, German, French or Italian may be spoken.
- Information about passport, visa and healthcare requirements can be found here.
- The images of the accommodation serve as a reference and may differ slightly.
- The following specific cancellation policy applies to this accommodation:
90 days or more before arrival = cancellation fee of 30% of the total cost
61 - 89 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost
31 - 60 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 65% of the total cost
15 - 30 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 75% of the total cost
4 - 14 days before arrival = cancellation fee of 90% of the total cost
0 - 3 days before arrival (as well as in case of no-show and early departure) = cancellation fee of 95% of the total cost
- Terms and Conditions of SeyVillas (SeyVillas GmbH)
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