Discover the Seychelles during this intimate and exclusive charming all-gay cruise that we have created for cruisers seeking something different then the big party cruises. If youíre gathering an open minded, thoughtful small ship cruise experience in a very friendly environment, this cruise is just made for you!
There is no better way then by small ship to hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoiled paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. Everywhere an amazing fauna and flora. Snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises.
The Seychelles are about as close to paradise as you can get: once youíve felt the sand between your toes here, beaches will never be the same again. The archipelago with itís 115 tropical Islands, where white, sandy beaches are as pure as the driven snow; where frothy turquoise waters harbor colorful coral reefs and bountiful marine life; where secret coves allow you to have your very own Robinson Crusoe moment with only birds and tortoises for company.
The absence of people on many of the islands means that rare plant life has thrived on this Indian Ocean archipelago. Tropical life abounds below the waves, too. During our numerous swim stops you will be able to admire it by going snorkeling, an experience which is made all the more memorable here thanks to the crystalline seas.
The Seychelles is not all about nature though; itís a veritable melting pot of cultures: its inhabitants descend from African, Asian and European immigrants, who have brought their customs and traditions with them to the islands. This heady mix is particularly pleasing on the palate thanks to the archipelago's fabulous fusion food.
The Garden of Eden Gay Cruise 2019 Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday, December 7, 2019
Mahe (Victoria Port, Inter Island Quay) / St. Anne
Embarkation 15:00 to 16:00 pm.
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.
Day 2 - Sunday, December 8, 2019
St. Anne - Curieuse
We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse.
Excursion*: This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees.
In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.
Day 3 - Monday, December 9, 2019
Curieuse - Cousin Island - Anse Lazio
In the morning we sail for Cousin Island.
Excursion*: Visit tot 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. In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports and snorkelling. Evening at anchor.
Day 4 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Anse Lazio - Aride - St. Pierre - Baie St. Anne/Praslin
In the morning we leave for Aride.
Excursion*: We will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler.
At noon we sail for St Pierre Island. We reach St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin.
Overnight at dock. Creole Night.
Day 5 - Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Baie St. Anne, Praslin - Felicite - La Digue
Optional excursion: Praslin Baie St Anne, tour to Vallee de Mai .
Afternoon sailing to Felicite or Grand Soeur for snorkeling. Arrival in Felicite or Grand Soeur for afternoon snorkeling and swimming.. Evening sailing to La Digue.
Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the port. Overnight in La Digue.
Day 6 - Thursday, December 12, 2019
La Digue - Moyenne Island
Half day optional excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us to by bus to the Veuve Nature Reserve and through Union Plantation to lí Anse Source dí Argent beach.
Arrive at Lí Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source Dí Argent one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations Ė truly unique, whilst enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the islands main village, before return to the ship.
Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7 - Friday, December 13, 2019
Moyenne island - Mahe - Inter Island Quay
Short guided around the island and time for swim. Beach BBQ on the island. This is the last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming, We leave Moyenne island for Maheís Victoria port in the afternoon.
Late afternoon we reach the Inter Island Quay Ė Mahe. Captainís farewell dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.
Day 8 - Saturday, December 14, 2019
Mahe (Victoria Port, Inter island Quay)
Disembarkation after breakfast between 08:30-9:30 hrs.
Passengers with an evenening return flight will have the option to book an excursion as well as a day pass in a beach resort.
Excursions marked with * are included in the package price of the cruise.
Itinerary is subject to weather conditions.
Your Ship - M/Y Pegasos
The twin-hulled Pegasos, operated by Variety Cruises, built in 1990, completely refitted in the winter of 2012, and last renovated in 2017. It accommodates up to 44 guests (21 cabins) in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. 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.
Life On Board
During the day, life on board centers around the indoor/outdoor Lounge and its American Bar on Upper Deck. Al fresco breakfast or dining is provided as a choice. The spacious Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. For your relaxation go to the Zen mini spa located on the Lower Deck, but massage services can be also provided on the Upper Deck.
Upper deck indoor lounge and dining room
The main lounge, with comfortable sofas, has a full-service bar and is the hub of social activities, such as the daily briefings on the destinations visited, and other gatherings. This area is ideal for enjoying the company of your fellow travelers or simply for reading a good book from the library. The adjoining dining area is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavor.
Upper deck outdour dining area
Located on the Upper deck, the indoor and outdoor dining rooms seat all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and offer generous buffet space. The aft area at the Upper Deck provides generous semi-covered or sun-exposed areas where guests can enjoy meals al fresco, weather permitting.
Unassigned seating allows easy mingling and the joy of sharing breakfast, lunch, or dinner with different new friends. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffets, also including a ďa la minute cookingĒ section. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. You will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2.500 square feet/240 m2 of open deck furnished with comfortable deck chairs or enjoy a ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area.
Sun Deck and outdoor bar area
The Sun deck provides generous space and comfortable sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort. A platform on Pegasos stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
Naturism is authorized on the sun deck only, except when we are docked in the port.