Silversea Luxury Cruises To Nosy Tanikely

Nosy Tanikely

A coral reef awash with colourful fish abutting a white sand tropical island complete with a cute lighthouse. Sound ideal? Nosy Tanikely is a Marine National Park dedicated to protecting the island and its marine environment. Despite its small size, Nosy Tanikely is recognized for its remarkable marine and land biodiversity. The corals begin near the shore and gradually drop away to deeper water. Fish of various colours and shapes weave amongst coral fingers. Damselfish, butterflyfish, anemonefish and blue parrotfish are common. View more

Look for two fish that appear to have had too much lip filler. The large Black-spotted Rubberlips (sweetlips) drifts in small schools. The Blackeye Thicklip Wrasse is a busier black and white fish seeking food in mouthfuls of reef sediment. Always watch for turtles. Loggerhead Turtles cruise the reefs and Green Turtles favour the adjacent seagrass beds. Seagrass also shelters large impressive Red-knobbed Seastars and tiny colourful nudibranchs. Be careful of Long-spined Sea Urchins—one example of why we admire but don’t touch. The island has its own delights. The unusual spiral staircase of the lighthouse, built in 1908, leads to views of nearby islands. Panther Chameleons and Black Lemurs were brought to the island, while the Madagascar Flying Fox found its own way. A small colony of these large bats allows us to watch their engaging behaviour like licking themselves clean, passing their wastes, caring for young and squabbling with neighbours. Something we never do!

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in Nosy Tanikely

Hiking with Silversea Expedition team

Take a hike to the Nosy Tanikely lighthouse that offeres a magnificent 360-degree view and where you have the opportunity to spot lemurs and chameleons on the way.

Snorkeling with Silversea Expedition team

Nosy Tanikely is a protected marine reserve 10km from Nosy Be. This is one of the best snorkelling sites in the area with coral, numerous fish and sea turtles. Snorkelling is best in the morning before the wind picks up.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.