Sea Bird is a modern custom-built yacht runs by a professional team, it offers dive liveaboard trip all around the Seychelles, it can accommodate up to 18 guests on board.

Steve

25/11/2018

Great way to see the Seychelles. We were snorkelers on this trip but saw a good bit of sea life. Shore excursions were a lot of fun. Excellent crew and captain. Would definitely recommend,...

Description

Boat

Sea Bird was redesigned in 2007 to begin cruising in Seychelles, it is a two-masted 42-metre long, 8.5-meter wide yacht with four Bermuda sails, sleek contours and modern interiors across its guest cabins and common areas. With 2 x 575 HP Caterpilar engines, it cruises at 9 knots per hour.

Sea Bird has a stylish air-conditioned bar & lounge offers an inviting atmosphere to relax or enjoy an evening aperitif, while its adjacent dining salon is the stage for any number of Creole and international delights from our chef, with three course dinner services or buffet meals served throughout the week. Al fresco dining can also be offered on the covered back deck and lounge area.

The forward sun decks and large deck area at the bow provide a great deal of open space to sunbathe and unwind, and the rear platform allows easy access to the water for swimming and snorkelling.

Sea Bird always has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike. Introductory dives for first-timers, and even Open Water or Advanced diving courses can be conducted onboard. There are two dive compressors, 18 cylinders and refills, weights, assorted wet suits (shorties) and 8 full diving sets for hire.

Sea Bird also equipped with a variety of watersports facilities, including kayaking, water-skiing, ring riding and snorkelling masks and fins. We also offer the opportunity to enjoy traditional bottom-line fishing in certain areas, with our chef ready to prepare fresh Seychelles-style sashimi or grilled fish in the event of a successful catch.

Sea Bird offering guest the experience combines the advantages of a smaller, private vessel, with a service level more akin to that of a hotel. The friendly crews consist of a captain, engineer, 2 deckhands, 3 stewardesses as well as a dive instructor and a dedicated chef, who prepares an enticing blend of international fare as well as exotic local Creole cuisine on a daily basis.

The curise itineraries offer a well-rounded mix of activities, from snorkelling and diving to guided island visits and nature walks, while also affording time to enjoy some of the world’s best beaches and the gentle sway of the ocean, as we cruise from island to island, anchoring overnight in amazing coves and bays.


Cabin

Sea Bird has 9 spacious guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 18 guests per trip:

All cabins are air-conditioned with ensuite bathroom, ample storage space, outlets, and other facilities.

3 Double Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, portholes.

6 Double/Twin Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, portholes.


Diving

  • Trips do NOT include any diving services.

  • Divers can choose 8 or 16 guided diving packages.

  • Diving packages are available for pre-booking only

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment.
  • 15L Tanks:Not available at the moment.
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Toys:Fishing gear, Snorkel gear, Kayaks, SUPs
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment.
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board:Cash only (Euro is preferred)
  • Crew Number:9 persons, include 1 dive guide

Itineraries

November to April 8D/7N

DAY 1 : Embarkation at the Inter-Island Quay at 1030hrs, followed by the Captain's welcome briefing. Depart Port Victoria at 1200hrs, sailing from Mahé to a late afternoon anchorage at Round Island, just off the isle of Praslin. In the evening, introduce yourself to Creole cuisine with a welcome barbecue dinner onboard.

DAY 2 : Disembark on Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest inhabited island, for a visit to the famous World Heritage Site, the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Explore the valley's eerie pathways beneath its canopy of massive palms, before returning onboard for afternoon opportunities to dive, snorkel or enjoy other water sports.

DAY 3 :A morning sail brings the vessel to La Digue, a sleepy island community where ox-carts and bicycles still remain the most common mode of transportation throughout the island. Explore the entire island by bicycle, perhaps stopping by Union Estate, a sprawling network of traditional island activities, including a copra mill, vanilla plantation, and shipyard.

DAY 4 : In the morning the vessel sails toward Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur (the Sisters) for excellent snorkeling and diving, and for a relaxing visit of these unique and completely uninhabited tropical islands. In the afternoon, visit Coco Island, one of Seychelles’ tiny granite jewels, a fantastic spot for snorkeling within a kaleidoscope of tropical fish.

DAY 5 : Sail to Booby Island for a morning of diving and water sports. After lunch, sail to Aride Island, a globally important nature reserve with more native bird species than any other island, including five endemics and the world's largest population of 3 species (Lesser Noddy, Audubon's Shearwater and Seychelles Warbler) to walk along a spectacular nature trail.

DAY 6 : In the morning disembark at Curieuse for a visit of this virtually uninhabited island. Experience the island's vast mangrove forests and its giant tortoise farm, along with the historic ruins of this former leper colony. After a barbecue lunch on the island, enjoy an array of water sports or simply relax and enjoy the island's beautiful beach and turquoise waters.

DAY 7 : After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely sail back towards Mahé, with a last stop at Ile Seche for more snorkeling or diving, followed by a farewell barbecue. The vessel overnights in the Ste Anne Marine Park.

DAY 8 : After an early breakfast, disembarkation is at 08.30 at the Inter Island Quay, Victoria, Mahe.


May to October 8D/7N

DAY 1 : Embarkation at the Inter-Island Quay at 1030hrs for official welcome and briefing by the captain. DepartfromPortVictoriaat1200hrs,sailingupandaroundthe scenic coastline of Mahé's northern peninsula, past the beautiful bay of Beau Vallon, and along the dramatic backdrop of the northwestern coast of the island, with its opposing granite boulders, lush vegetation and striking blue water. In the evening, introduce yourself to Creole cuisine with a welcome barbecue onboard the vessel.

DAY 2 : Sail to the beautiful Baie Ternay Marine Park and Nature Reserve on the western coast of Mahé, where calm, crystal clear waters provide for excellent snorkeling and diving during the day. An afternoon sail back to Beau Vallon Bay positions the vessel in one of the island's best places to watch the countless shades of pink and orange of a Seychelles sunset.

DAY 3 : In the morning disembark at Curieuse for a visit of this virtually uninhabited island. Experience the island's vast mangrove forests and its giant tortoise farm, along with the historic ruins of this former leper colony. After a barbecue lunch on the island, enjoy an array of water sports or simply relax and enjoy the island's beautiful beach and turquoise waters.

DAY 4 : Sail to Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest inhabited island, for disembarkation to the famous World Heritage Site, the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Explore the valley's eerie pathways beneath its canopy of massive palms, before returning onboard for afternoon opportunities to dive, snorkel or enjoy other water sports.

DAY 5 : A morning sail brings the vessel to La Digue, a sleepy island community where ox-carts and bicycles still remain the most common mode of transportation throughout the island. Explore the entire island by bicycle, perhaps stopping by Union Estate, a sprawling network of traditional island activities, including a copra mill,vanilla plantation, and shipyard.

DAY 6 : In the morning, sail back towards Praslin for a visit to the tiny, picturesque granite outcrop of St. Pierre, an excellent site for snorkeling and diving, with the nooks and crannies of its granite boulders teeming with marine life. In the afternoon sail to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in Praslin, and arguably, all of Seychelles – a perfect place for swimming, snorkeling and other water sports.

DAY 7 : Sail towards Cousin Island off the coast of Praslin, for a morning visit of this strictly protected nature reserve, famed for its sea bird colonies and also as a sanctuary for Seychelles' rare endemic land birds and other native species. In the afternoon the vessel begins its sail towards Mahé, anchoring overnight in the Ste Anne Marine National Park with its cluster of lush granite islands.

DAY 8 : After an early breakfast, disembarkation is at 08.30am at the Inter Island Quay, Victoria, Mahe.

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Destinations Seychelles
Facilities Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French, Italian

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail
28/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 7 nights Seychelles Mahe - Mahe From $2,449.64 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Seychelles 7 nights Triple From $2,449.64
Seychelles 7 nights Double From $2,657.12

Included

  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Seychelles

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from April-May and October-November.

Visa's : No visa is required for all nationalities, though all foreigners must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, and must have proof of accommodation bookings before arrival.

Climat : The climate is very stable all year, with the islands considered to be a tropical rainforest. Average daily air temperature ranges from 24°C to 30°C throughout the year. Humidity is high all year.

Water : Water temps stay at or above 27°C throughout the year, but during the cool dry season of August they can drop down to 25°C.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 240 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily to Mahe from Afirca and the Middle East, and also from Germany and Russia.

Currency : Local currency is the Seychelles rupee (SCR). ATMs are widely used and offer good exchange rates. Banks and money changers also availble.

Diver's reviews (1)

Steve, 25/11/2018

Great way to see the Seychelles. We were snorkelers on this trip but saw a good bit of sea life. Shore excursions were a lot of fun. Excellent crew and captain. Would definitely recommend, considering going again!

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