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Sea Pearl & Sea Shell

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About Our Traditional Schooners

Blending the rustic charm of traditional early 1900s schooners with comfortable accommodation and modern amenities, S.V. Sea Shell and S.V. Sea Pearl are platforms of adventure, discovery and relaxation in the islands of Seychelles. Imbued with their own special histories, these vessels offer a distinctive true-to-Seychelles island experience.

Sea Shell and Sea Pearl allow guests to discover the islands’ most exclusive and hard-to-reach places, from tiny granite islets to beautiful hidden coves.

From November to April, weekly 7-night cruises depart every Saturday from Port Victoria, Mahé venturing throughout most of the inner island archipelago. From May to October, a shorter 6-night cruise is offered from the island of Praslin. Both itineraries are ideal options for individuals, couples and small families who seek the advantages of a yacht experience without bearing the costs of chartering an entire boat.

Charters are also available for up to 16 pax for groups of friends, family or executives who wish to discover the islands privately in their own way. A number of special niche programmes have been developed to cater for charter groups seeking a more specific activity to enjoy in the islands, such as bird-watching, sport-fishing, hiking, diving and more: cruises can be tailored to almost any special interest.

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Sea Pearl's Salon

Rustic Charm, Historic Ambience Cuisine

Sea Shell and Sea Pearl each feature 8 airconditioned guest cabins in two different categories. Category A cabins offer a double bed with extra bunk, whereas Category B cabins feature single bunk beds for two or sometimes three individuals.

Each cabin has a washbasin as well as reading lights, storage cupboard and power connections for charging computers and cameras or using other electronic devices such as hair-dryers. Bathroom facilities are compartmentalised separately from the cabins and guests share these facilities during the cruise. Cabins and bathrooms are cleaned daily by our crew.

The public areas include a main air-conditioned saloon, as well as a covered open-air back deck/leisure area, a padded sundeck and netting on the bow which serve as suspended hammocks for guests to relax and unwind.

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Sea Pearl's Cabins

Cruises Service

Our service is what sets us apart from most small-ship cruises. With a mostly Seychellois crew attending to our guests, traditional Creole cuisine prepared daily and a relaxed, casual atmosphere onboard, we’ve created a special brand of hospitality that is natural, authentic and true to the Seychelles. Sea Shell & Sea Pearl are each hosted by a crew of 8, to ensure our crewto- guest ratio is always at least 1-to-2, even at maximum occupancy. The crew includes a captain, engineer, 2 deckhands, 2 stewardesses, a dive instructor and a dedicated chef.

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Sea Shell

Diving and Snorkelling

Diving and snorkelling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colourful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other species.

Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles' inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel 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 PADI Open Water (or Advanced Open Water) courses can be conducted onboard.

All vessels are equipped with two dive compressors, 16 cylinders + refills, weights, assorted wet suits (shorties) and 8 full diving sets for hire (guests are also welcome to bring their own equipment).

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