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Yachting the Seychelles Islands

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Roundtrip Mahé on Crystal Esprit
February 13 – 20, 2022

Join PES and sail for 7 nights through the topaz waters of the Indian Ocean to the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, where idyllic beaches, lush emerald mountains, and UNESCO-protected wildlife reserves await.

Cruise Itinerary Highlights:

  • Begin and end your journey in Mahé, a resort island abundant with natural beauty and home to Seychelles capital, Victoria
  • Admire tropical vegetation, sea turtles, and pristine beaches on Sainte Anne Island, part of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park
  • Praslin, referred to as the Garden of Eden, is where you can find azure waters, tangles of jungle, and some of the world’s rarest birds
  • Enjoy the relaxed tropical atmosphere of La Passe, La Digue
  • See giant tortoises, hump-head parrotfish, mangrove forests, and exotic coco de mer palms in Laraie Bay on Curieuse Island
  • Explore the stunning nature reserves of Cousin Island and Aride Island, both known for their exceptional bird life

All-Inclusive Cruise Package:

  • Exceptional Michelin star-inspired cuisine in the elegant Yacht Club Restaurant and two al fresco cafés – The Patio Café and The Grill
  • Fine wines, champagne, beer, and premium spirits, plus fresh juices, bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees, and tea
  • 62-guest, all-suite yacht with butler service in all suites
  • Choice of two complimentary shore excursions in most ports
  • A host of watersports on the yacht’s marina including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing
  • Included gratuities and airport transfers to and from the yacht
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi

Brief Itinerary

Optional Pre-Cruise Package:

Eden Island Pre-Cruise Hotel

Arrive one or two nights early to begin your Seychelles Islands cruise feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Port Highlights:

Here, where the luxuriant garden jewels of the Indian Ocean lie and where exotic trees edge beaches of fine white sand, is Mahé. It is a mere 17 miles long and less than five miles wide. Coconut plantations surround its majestic granite peaks which rise to a height of 3,000 feet.

Mahé was uninhabited until the French arrived in 1768, and today this culture remains predominant despite over 180 years of British rule. Although Victoria itself contains somewhat limited attractions, there is a certain quaint charm in the tin roofs and board verandas of its architecture. The true magnificence of the Seychelles lies beyond city limits, as you explore these islands’ stunning natural beauty.

Seen from afar, Ste. Anne is a small emerald on a sapphire sea. Coming closer, palm trees shade idyllic sandy beaches and a luxury resort invites drinks and lounging by the pool. Look even closer and you’ll discover cinnamon growing wild on verdant hillsides and sea turtles nosing around their favorite nesting site. Once a commercial whaling outpost and later a World War II gun battery, the island today offers peace and tranquility for people who enjoy the scenery and wildlife that enjoys protection by the Ste. Anne Marine National Park.

Cousin Island is a green ink-dot in the Indian Ocean, about one mile from Praslin and a fair distance from anything ordinary in a today’s working world. Here, birds rule the roost. Declared a special reserve in 1975, the island is the last holdout for the Seychelles warbler, a bird driven nearly to extinction with only 26 or so individual birds left in 1959. Today, they number some 3,000, a tribute to conservation. As you might expect from a haven for winged creatures, Cousin Island also is a paradise for nature-loving humans, with dense woodland, a rocky southern coast and sandy beaches encircling almost the entire isle.

A small harbor town located on a wide bay, Baie Ste. Anne is where travelers depart for hops to neighboring islands Mahé, La Digue, Cousin and Curieuse. Yet, much can entice visitors to dig their toes in the sand right here in Praslin, the second largest island of Seychelles and arguably tops in attractions. The island shares with its competing Seychelles destinations stunning beaches, azure seas, tangles of jungle and a trademark relaxed atmosphere. What makes Praslin unique is the Vallée de Mai, a protected forest of rare flora, most famously the coco de mer palm, a tree that produces the world’s largest seed and palm flower. The grove is one of Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has been aptly called the Garden of Eden. Also found on Praslin are three of the world’s rarest birds, the Seychelles black parrot, blue pigeon and bulbul. On the other end of the island lies Anse Lazio, considered one of the archipelago’s best beaches.

The fourth largest island in Seychelles, La Digue is the home to the sleepy tropical port of La Passe, where the only means of transportation include bicycles and ox carts. La Digue is a tranquil and relaxed island perfect for snorkeling, diving, hiking and birdwatching.

The wonders begin the moment you reach the shores of Baie Laraie or Laraie Bay, where hundreds of giant hump-head parrotfish, some nearly four feet long, can be seen in the harbor’s waters. Beyond, the flora is exceptional. Only on this isle and neighboring Praslin do coco de mer palms grow, trees that produce the world’s largest seed and largest palm flower. A boardwalk extends from Baie Laraie to Anse Saint Jose, winding through the island’s mangrove forests to introduce trekkers to fascinating habitat. Low-slung branches of giant takamaka trees reach out over sandy beaches and the very soil of the island, red in color, contrasts with green vegetation. Curieuse Island is known for its giant tortoises. Native to this and other Seychelles islands, the tortoise had once been virtually wiped out. Thanks to a conservation program, the reptiles have been reintroduced to the island. Today, you can see tortoises roaming freely and gathered at the park rangers’ headquarters.

Aride Island may as well be called Bird Island, as it is one of the most important seabird habitats in the Indian Ocean, if not the world. There are more breeding species on Aride than on any other island in Seychelles. Eighteen species of native birds, including five found only in the archipelago, reproduce on this tiny, eyelash of an isle. Indeed, while its bird population is vast, Aride’s size is petite, at only one mile long and under half a mile wide. Its human population is even smaller: only rangers, conservation officers and a few volunteers live here.

The capital city of Victoria lies on Mahé, the largest of the 115 Seychelles islands. These are the luxuriant garden jewels of the Indian Ocean where exotic trees edge beaches of fine white sand. Mahé is a mere 17 miles long and less than five miles wide. Coconut plantations surround its majestic granite peaks which rise to a height of 3,000 feet.

PES Suite Rates:

$250 shipboard credit per couple!
Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by September 16, 2021!

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Rates do not include port taxes of $504 per person.

Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per suite.

Single pricing is based on one person per suite and is capacity-controlled.

Crystal Society Member Benefits: Additional savings apply.

Reservation Booking Terms and Conditions:

Reduced Deposit:

  • Cruise: 15% of cruise fare and a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person
  • Seminar: $200 per person

Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by November 15, 2021.

Final Payment Due: December 15, 2021

Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $100 service fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.

Airport Transfers: Airport transfers to and from the Crystal Esprit are included in the package price on embarkation and disembarkation days.

Pre and Post-Hotels: Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange a hotel before or after your trip.

PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 15 days of deposit for additional benefits.

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Cancellation Penalties: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person paid at deposit in addition to the below schedule:

From time of deposit until December 14, 2021 No penalty
From December 15, 2021 to January 13, 2021 25% of the total package
From January 14, 2021 to February 5, 2021 50% of the total package
After February 5, 2022 100% of the total package