Fly into Mahé Island where you will be met by your Pelorus guide and yacht captain who will escort you to your waiting vessel. Get acquainted with your vessel and its crew who will take care of you for the duration of your experience. Cruise towards Beau Vallon, the epicenter of Mahé Island. Here you will drop anchor and enjoy a dip in the stunning turquoise waters. Pop into a Kannel restaurant for a delicious, fresh-fish dinner bursting with tropical flavour. Explore the stunning Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. These gardens contain some of the most stunning and unique flora that grow here and learn more about their purpose in the Seychelles ecosystem from an expert local guide. For something truly exceptional you will get the chance to see and interact with Aldabra giant tortoises. These gentle giants will happily eat from your hand and seeing these prehistoric beasts is a truly phenomenal experience. In the evening return to your vessel and move on to Port Glaud. Here you can enjoy the spectacular Seychelle’s sunsets as you enjoy dinner on deck.
After a delicious breakfast on board. Hop into the water for a snorkel or swim in the clear water. The waters around the Seychelles boast some of the most stunning and diverse wildlife in the world. With unique underwater landscapes made up of huge boulders, under the water in the Seychelles you are sure to see wildlife, unlike anything you have ever seen before. A large number of species live on the dense algae and numerous corallivores that inhabit this underwater world. Return to your vessel where you will begin your cruise to African Banks.
This cruise will take most of the day and you will arrive to the stunning African Banks after sunset. While you cruise take the chance to chill out on the boat watching the stunning scenery float lazily by. Or if you would like to utilise this time for learning. A marine biologist will be part of your crew for this astounding experience and you can use this time to hear their stories of conservation and learn about the diverse marine species of the Seychelles. Or take the opportunity to learn from your experienced captain and crew about what it takes to maneouver in the water and even have a go at celestial navigation.
Wake up to your first view of African Banks. The African Banks consist of two islets that lie roughly 2km apart. Once known for its seabird eggs, these uninhabited islands are surrounded by fish rich waters and are considered an Important Bird Area. Pelorus will grant you special permissions and exclusive access to these stunning underwater worlds. Set your own itinerary on these islands. Cast a line into these teeming waters and pull in mackerel and tuna. Bring your catch back to your vessel where your chef will lead you in a sushi masterclass using whatever you have brought in. Enjoy eating the fresh fruits of your labours on deck looking out over the turquoise waters. Snorkel above the reefs and wrecks that surround these islands and enjoy absolute peace as seeing another soul is unlikely. In the evening enjoy a wild barbecue on a deserted beach on Remire Island. Eat under a billowing canopy as you watch the sun descend setting the water ablaze.