Small Ship Cruises

Seychelles LGBTQ+


28 Oct 2023


8 days

From €2331 / per person


There aren’t many places on Earth where hawks-bill turtles feel so unthreatened that they come ashore in broad daylight to lay their eggs. These exotic Gallic outposts were made for exploring by sea, with BBQ breaks on deserted islands, every-day swimming stops, and walking tours through the lush interiors. Scattered across the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles east of Kenya, these 115 islands offer everything from unsurpassed white sandy beaches to UNESCO Heritage Sites and incredible wildlife.

Massive granite rocks and coral fringed beaches create an air of drama and beauty while seamlessly fusing land and sea. Explore Paradise by Yacht.

Day By Day

Day 1 | Saturday 

Mahe/Victoria (Inter Island Quay) – St. Anne

Join us and your fellow sailors for a welcome drink on board before we sail out of Port Victoria towards Sainte Anne. We know you’re eagerly awaiting your first opportunity to swap clothes for swimwear, and to dive into the inviting ocean. This is it. Spend some time soaking up the sun before drying off in time for the evening’s welcome dinner.

Day 2 | Sunday 

St. Anne – Curieuse

From Sainte Anne to Curieuse, the latter an uninhabited island home to the Giant Tortoise. Get ready for a day of fun and exploration with our optional walking tour through mangroves, followed by a lunchtime beach barbecue under the trees. In the afternoon, enjoy the beach and sea activities, or simply lie back and take it all in. This evening join us for a beach party with DJ on board / a movie under the stars on deck. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3 | Monday 

Curieuse – Cousin Island – Anse Lazio

This afternoon we’ll visit Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But first we’ll swing by Cousin Island, a nature reserve since 1968 and home to quarter of a million birds, as well as turtle-friendly nesting beaches. Afternoon sail towards Anse Lazio, ready for suntanning and snorkelling. We’ll spend the evening at anchor, and we invite you to join our on board tea dance. Come dressed to impress.

Day 4 | Tuesday 

Anse Lazio – Aride – St. Pierre – Baie St. Anne/Praslin

Morning sail to Aride, where island rangers will escort you to the top of this island. Bring your camera, the view from here is one to capture. Aride is home to many indiginous bird species which our guides will point out along the way. At lunch we’ll sail onwards to St. Pierre Island for an afternoon of more swim and snorkel stops before cruising into the sunset – quite literally – on our way to Baie Sainte Anne. Here we’ll spend the night at dock enjoying a Creole evening together. *Aride island often closed by local authorities during Southeast Trade winds (from May to September as a guideline). It may also close at short notice during strong winds. During this time, weather permitting, Variety Cruises Captain will be calling at equally beautiful locales, visiting Cote D’Or or Anse Georgette.

Day 5 | Wednesday 

Baie St. Anne, Praslin – Felicite – La Digue

Vallee de Mai is known as the green heart of Praslin. It’s often described as a Garden of Eden, brimming with nature including many endemic palms. Look out for the sea coconut weighing up to 20KG and sometimes called the ‘coco fesse’, or ‘coco buttocks’ because of the shape it resembles. We’ll sail on from Baie Sainte Anne to either Felicite or Grand Soeur for snorkelling, followed by an evening sail to La Digue. Overnight in port, entertained by a dazzling laser and light show as part of an ultimate after-hours music themed experience.

Day 6 | Thursday 

La Digue – Moyenne Island

Most of today is spent in La Digue with plenty of things to do, depending on your mood. Join our optional excursion to L’Union Estate Farm for a tour of a coconut oil mill, go on a souvenir shopping spree at the island’s main village, La Passe, or soak up some rays at Anse Source d’ Argent beach – another stretch of sand known as one of the world’s most beautiful. What can we say, the Seychelles will treat you well. Late afternoon sail to Moyenne Island, overnight at anchor.

Day 7 | Friday 

Moyenne Island – Mahe – Inter Island Quay

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? Today is your final opportunity on this trip to dive into those sparkling waters as we take a guided tour around the island followed by a lunchtime barbeque on deck. Late afternoon we’ll set sail back to Mahe and enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner with live music and lots of dancing. Overnight in Mahe.

Day 8 | Saturday 

Mahe/Victoria (Inter Island Quay)

Mahe, Victoria (9AM)
Rise and shine for a final breakfast together before it’s time to disembark. Now’s the time to share contact details with new-found friends, and perhaps to discuss booking another cruise with us to meet again. We’d love to sea you on board again soon!

In case of severe weather conditions our expertly designed routes are adjusted ensuring your safety & comfort by applying our rich marine knowledge, garnered since 1949.
Stay flexible – Adventure on.


Giant tortoises, rare bird life and pristine beaches

A small granitic island providing a safe haven for a number of endangered bird species, notably the Seychelles fody, Seychelles warbler, Seychelles magpie robin and Seychelles blue-pigeon. Dense concentrations of nesting seabirds show no fear of humans, allowing for fabulous photo opportunities.

Praslin Island and the largest seed in the planet

Discover Praslin, home to the UNESCO-protected Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve and it’s coco de mer trees, the largest seed in the planet kingdom. The island is also home to the rare black parrot.

Yachting in the Seychelles

Back on deck, enjoy deck-side BBQ; take out the kayaks, snorkel or swim from the ship’s swimming platform and marvel at hundreds of species of rainbow-hued fish, as well as manta rays, spinner dolphins and green and hawks-bill turtles. or dip into the mini-spa on the lower deck for some seaside pampering. Step in tune with nature or swim with the turtles while enjoying an intimate floating home that offers every comfort.




Dates & Rates

Category C

12-13 sq.m. / 130-140 sq.ft.
Sun Deck
Twin Beds
With windows



Port Charges €395

Category B

11.50-18 sq.m. / 124-195 sq.ft.
Main or Sun Deck
Double or Twin Beds
With windows



Port Charges €395

Category A

16-19 sq.m. / 173-205 sq.ft.
Main or Upper Deck
Double or Twin Beds
With windows



Port Charges €395

Category P

19 sq.m. / 205 sq.ft.
Main Deck
Double Beds
With windows



Port Charges €395