The Sea Pearl is a 36 Metre (118ft) wooden schooner, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. Previously named Dirk she was built in 1915 in Vlaardingen, Holland and was used as a fishing boat until the early 1990’s when she was completely redesigned and refurbished. In 1999 she joined the cruise fleet in the Seychelles and became the Sea Pearl.
The Sea Pearl sleeps up to 16 guests in privacy and comfort.
The main deck has a beautiful air conditioned salon with a TV/DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies, CDs and books.
The upper deck is partially shaded and has chairs and tables. For those who enjoy the sun there is a bow sun deck with mattresses.
The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station. Camera table, rinse tanks and freshwater shower are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and cameras.
The Sea Pearl lower deck has 8 comfortable staterooms, 3 shared heads and 4 shared bathrooms.
All cabins have private sink and AC.
6 Staterooms: Double bed (lower) and single (upper) bunk-style bed, porthole.
2 Staterooms: Three bunk-style single beds, porthole.
3 Shared Heads.
- 4 Shared Showers.
11 dives per trip.
Weights, weight belts and 12l aluminium tanks with standard yoke valves are included.
All dives are guided by professionals and from a (11 Metre) tender boat.
- Nitrox Available: No.
- Rental Dive Equipment Available： Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
- Dive Insurance： Mandatory.
- Travel Insurance: Recommended.
- Wi-Fi Internet Available： No.
- Payment on board： By cash only: USD, Euros and local currency SCR (Seychelle Rupees).
- Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 5 to 10% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.
- Other: Laundry: For an additional fee. Use of kayak and fishing gear: Included
Sea Pearl Weekly 6-night Cruise Itinerary from May - October
DAY 1 - SATURDAY
Embarkation from Anse Possession, Praslin followed by the Captain’s welcome briefing.
Spend the day at leisure with different water activities in this scenic cove, named for the stone of possession placed in this area by French explorers to stake their claim to the island more than 200 years ago.
Final embarkation is followed by a sunset sail to Curieuse Bay
In the evening, introduce yourself to Creole Cuisine with a welcome barbecue onboard
DAY 2- SUNDAY
In the morning, disembark at Curieuse for a visit of this virtually uninhabited island, to explore its mangrove forest and giant tortoise farm.
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 3- MONDAY
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 - TUESDAY
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 - WEDNESDAY
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.
After lunch, the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure or to take advantage of snorkeling and diving opportunities off the isle of Praslin.
DAY 6- THURSDAY
Sail to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in Praslin, and arguably, all of Seychelles – the perfect place for a day of swimming, snorkeling and other water sports, or supreme relaxation in one of the most stunning settings in the world.
In the evening, enjoy a sunset sail back to Curieuse Bay to soak in the world's only granitic ocean islands one last evening.
DAY 7- FRIDAY
After an early breakfast, disembarkation is at 08.30am at Anse Possession, Praslin.
|Facilities||Water Toys, Fishing gear|
Schedules & routes
|Date||Duration||Destination||Departure - Arrival||Price|
|20/07/2019 to 26/07/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|27/07/2019 to 02/08/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|03/08/2019 to 09/08/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|10/08/2019 to 16/08/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|17/08/2019 to 23/08/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|24/08/2019 to 30/08/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|31/08/2019 to 06/09/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|07/09/2019 to 13/09/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|14/09/2019 to 20/09/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|21/09/2019 to 27/09/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|28/09/2019 to 04/10/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|05/10/2019 to 11/10/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|12/10/2019 to 18/10/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|19/10/2019 to 25/10/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|26/10/2019 to 01/11/2019||6 nights||Seychelles||Praslin||From $1,557.24||Detail|
|02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
|28/12/2019 to 04/01/2020||7 nights||Seychelles||Mahe - Mahe||From $1,443.46||Detail|
Prices & conditions
|Seychelles||6 nights||Twin Cat B||From $1,557.24|
|Seychelles||6 nights||Double Cat A||From $1,801.53|
|Seychelles||7 nights||Twin Cat B||From $1,443.46|
|Seychelles||7 nights||Double Cat A||From $1,673.25|
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Fuel surcharge
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive guide service
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Marine park fees/Port fees
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.