Silversea Luxury Cruises A Silhouette

This striking 63-million old granitic island is the third largest in the Seychelles and one where the original nature of the area is best preserved. Silhouette Island is a sunken remnant of the mountains of a former ancient continent, Gondwana. Today, you can only reach Silhouette by ship or helicopter, and there are no roads or motorised vehicles of which to speak. Because its size and mountainous peaks (Mont Dauban stands 2,428 feet (740m) high), Silhouette was the first of the Seychelles islands to be discovered in 1609. View more

The Dauban Family from Mauritius owned and resided on the island in their plantation home Grann Kaz from the early part of the 19th century until 1960. Today, Silhouette boasts a population of 147. The human impact on the island has been insignificant and as such, it has one of the richest biodiversities in the western Indian Ocean. The Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles manages conservation on the island and has a breeding centre for the extinct-in-the-wild Seychelles Giant Tortoises and Arnold’s Giant Tortoises. Clinging to the mountain tops are the remains of the flora that coexisted with the dinosaurs. The Dauban family planted the fruit trees and coconut palms. Some of the more unusual facts in Silhouette’s history include the legend of the buried treasure left by pirates who used the island as a hideout, medieval graves of passing Arab sailors and the cast-iron neoclassical mausoleum.

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.

Excursiones en Silhouette

Silhouette Independent Exploration

There are no organised tours available on Silhouette, Seychells. Time ashore here is at your leisure.


This striking 63-million old granitic island is the third largest in the Seychelles and one where the original nature of the area is best preserved. Silhouette Island is a sunken remnant of the mountains of a former ancient continent, Gondwana. Today, you can only reach Silhouette by ship or helicopter, and there are no roads or motorised vehicles of which to speak. Because its size and mountainous peaks (Mont Dauban stands 2,428 feet (740m) high), Silhouette was the first of the Seychelles islands to be discovered in 1609. The Dauban Family from Mauritius owned and resided on the island in their plantation home Grann Kaz from the early part of the 19th century until 1960. Today, Silhouette boasts a population of 147.


The human impact on the island has been insignificant and as such, it has one of the richest biodiversities in the western Indian Ocean. The Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles manages conservation on the island and has a breeding centre for the extinct-in-the-wild Seychelles Giant Tortoises and Arnold's Giant Tortoises. Clinging to the mountain tops are the remains of the flora that coexisted with the dinosaurs. The Dauban family planted the fruit trees and coconut palms. Some of the more unusual facts in Silhouette's history include the legend of the buried treasure left by pirates who used the island as a hideout, medieval graves of passing Arab sailors and the cast-iron neoclassical mausoleum.


Pier Information

The ship is scheduled to anchor off Silhouette Island and guests are taken ashore to the tender pier. Due to this remote location, there are no organised sightseeing option or shore-side activity. Guests in good physical condition with sturdy walking shoes may wish to hike independently, approximately 20 minutes to a very secluded, picturesque beach called Anse Patate.

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