Silversea Luxury Cruises To PRASLIN

PRASLIN

Loved by those who like their paradise just as nature intended, Praslin is one the Seychelles’ most beautiful islands. And why? Anse Lazio – the island’s beach is a repeated winner for world’s best, making the island is a pull for travellers who want to go the extra mile to find an unblemished island nirvana. Praslin might be the second largest of the Seychelles islands but at just 11 kilometres long and 4 kilometres wide, it is still very small. View more

The difficulty in getting to it (other than arrival by sea there is a small airport that only flies to and from Mahe) means there are no modern attractions – on the contrary, entertainment comes very much in the flora and fauna of the land and surrounding sea. The island’s original name is Isle de Palmes and it’s not hard to see why. The lush jungle that makes up the island’s interior has it all; bubbling brooks, winding paths and towering trees that provide welcome respite from the sun. This is the true heart of the island; not only is the jungle home to the endemic Black Parrot (fewer than 1,000 of these birds are in existence) but also the famous Coco de Mer, the world's heaviest nut, grows abundantly in the wild. The nut is the stuff of legends. Early beliefs were that the palm grew under the Indian Ocean and that its fruit held healing powers. Even when it emerged that the tree did in fact grow on dry land, it still held mystique; the new folklore was that in order for the 25 kilo nut to grow, male and female trees had to embrace on a stormy night.

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 PRASLIN

Coco Island Snorkel Adventure

Snorkelling fans can discover the exotic marine world the Seychelles are famous for. After your tender ride ashore, board the catamaran and sail towards Coco Island. Cruise onboard a sailing catamaran for a snorkelling experience that is the best. The island is merely a small granitic outcrop with a few palm trees, but its real treasure lies in the depths around. Often compared to a living aquarium, the site attracts numerous fish species floating to the surface to feed - a unique underwater paradise.

From the boat, enter the crystalline waters to swim and snorkel among brilliantly coloured fish. You may want to wear a T-shirt while snorkelling as sun protection and bring a second T-shirt to change into afterwards. Refreshments are served on board the catamaran on your return to the pier.

La Digue Highlights


Embrace the captivating, Old World beauty and charm of La Digue, one of the prettiest islands in the Seychelles, during this scenic, half-day sightseeing and beach excursion.


Bair Ste. Anne Jetty, La Digue Island, La Passe Village, l'Union Estate, Plantation House

Depart the pier aboard a local ferry for the short crossing to La Digue Island, where oxcarts and a slower pace of life await you. Upon arrival, board a van for the short drive to the l'Union Estate. From the picturesque harbour village of La Passe to l'Union Estate, this island has a special magic. The estate, with its fine, old Creole house and Coconut Factory, harkens back to a bygone era. During your visit, take a guided walking tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and Colonial plantation house.


Anse Source D'Argent, Free Time, White-Sand Beach, Granite Boulders, Swimming, Bird-Watching

Next, re-board your coach and head to Anse Source D'Argent. La Digue's beaches are among the finest in the world, especially Anse Source D'Argent, a bather's paradise and photographer's dream. The soft, white sands and dramatic granite boulders have enchanted visitors to the island through the centuries. During your free time here, you can soak up the tropical sun, stroll the white-sand beach and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Sharp-eyed bird-watchers may be lucky enough to spot La Digue's paradise flycatcher, with its distinctive black plumage.


La Passe Village, Shopping Stop, Ferry-Ride, Praslin Jetty

Following your beach visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the jetty. Time-permitting, a shopping stop is made for souvenirs at La Passe, the island's main village. At the conclusion of your visit, embark the ferry for the ride back to the Praslin Jetty. Upon arrival, disembark the ferry and embark the ship.

Praslin Island Helicopter Flight-Seeing

Experience the spectacular beauty of the Seychelles in an exhilarating new way during this panoramic helicopter flight-seeing excursion.


Bair Ste. Anne Jetty, La Digue, Coral Reef, Pink Granite Outcrops, Anse Source d'Argent

Depart the Bair Ste. Anne Jetty for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the domestic terminal, and your awaiting helicopter. Upon arrival, receive your safety and flight instructions, then begin your breath-taking, approximately 30-minute helicopter flight-seeing tour. After lift-off, discover the unspoilt island of La Digue, which retains the Creole charm of a natural paradise. La Digue is protected by an encircling coral reef, and has masses of magnificent and colossal pink granite outcrops. View the famous Anse Source d'Argent, the most photographed beach on earth and voted 'Best Beach in the World' by National Geographic magazine.


Félicité, Coco and Praslin Islands, Vallee de Mai, Coco de Mer, Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette

Your journey extends over the neighbouring islands of Félicité and Coco, then circles Praslin Island, home to the Vallee de Mai with its mystical Coco de Mer, thought to be the original 'Garden of Eden'. Whilst circling the island, see some of the most spectacular beaches on earth, including Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette; both bordered by large, granite boulders, and regularly voted amongst the Top 10 beaches in the world. At the conclusion of your flight-seeing journey over Praslin Island, return to the domestic terminal, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the jetty. Upon arrival, embark the ship.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Praslin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Praslin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Praslin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Praslin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Vallée de Mai

This tour offers guests the opportunity to experience the natural wonder of the Vallée de Mai, home to the fabled Coco de Mer, a World Heritage Site. As well, spend some time at Praslin's glorious beaches, notably Côte d'Or Beach.


Vallée De Mai

Following the tender ride ashore, board your coach for the 15-minute drive to the Praslin National Park, set in the central hills and covering an area of more than one square mile. During a guided walk into this magical forest, feel an atmosphere of great tranquillity surround you. Only the carefully laid out paths betray the fact that human hands have been at work here to make the homeland of the coco de mer accessible to the visitor and to provide an idea of the vegetation existing on the island prior to the arrival of Europeans.


Follow your guide on a nature trail and learn about a variety of interesting botanical species. At times, the palm fronds form such a thick roof that the sun is obliterated. Even walking just a short distance into this green palm thicket will enable you to marvel at the endemic coco de mer palms, some of which grow 60 to 90 feet (18-28 metres) high. For many years, the origin of the palms' uniquely shaped fruit, which washed ashore on African and Asian coasts, was shrouded in mystery. One of the legends suggested that giant underwater trees produced them, thereby giving the heavy (up to 40 pounds, 18 kg), double-cheeked nut its name. During the early 1900s, this rare object was such a highly prised collector's item that one illustrious owner even had it embellished in gold. Following your walk, there is time for a quick look at the gift shop before reboarding the coach.


Côte d'Or Beach

Next, a 20-minute drive brings you to the coastal area. At lovely Côte d'Or Beach, have about an hour to relax, swim and enjoy a cold drink, while taking in the shoreline beauty. Your tour concludes with the drive back to the pier.

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.