Silversea Luxury Cruises A Mahe

Mahe
Mahe

Like jade-coloured jewels in the Indian Ocean, the more than 100 Seychelles Islands are often regarded as the Garden of Eden. Lying just four degrees south of the equator, the Seychelles are some 1,000 miles (1,610 km) from the nearest mainland Africa. Little more than 200 years ago, all 115 islands were uninhabited. Then in 1742 a French ship dispatched from Mauritius sailed into one of the small bays. Captain Lazare Picault was the first to explore these unnamed islands. View more

He encountered breathtaking vistas of rugged mountains, lagoons, coral atolls, splendid beaches and secluded coves. After Picault sailed away, the islands remained untouched for the next 14 years. Then France took possession of the seven islands in the Mahé group. During an expedition Captain Morphey named them the Sechelles, in honour of Vicomte Moreau de Sechelles. This name was later anglicised to Seychelles. The first settlers arrived at St. Anne’s Island in 1770; 15 years later the population of Mahé consisted of seven Europeans and 123 slaves. Today there are about 80,000 Seychellois, the majority of whom live on Mahé; the rest are scattered in small communities throughout the archipelago. The people are a fusion of three continents - Africa, Asia and Europe. This has created a unique culture and the use of three languages - Creole, French and English. Mahé is the largest island in the archipelago and the location of the capital, Victoria. Ringed by steep, magnificent mountains, few capitals can claim a more beautiful backdrop. The town features a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture; it is the centre of business and commerce thanks to the extensive port facilities. Noteworthy sites in Victoria are the museum, cathedral, government house, clock tower, botanical gardens and an open-air market. The major attractions are found outside of town where the island’s quiet, lazy atmosphere delights visitors. With 68 pristine, white sand beaches, Mahé boasts more beaches and tourist facilities than any of the other Seychelles Islands. Beautiful and remote Mahé with its green-clad mountains and palm-fringed beaches is indeed an island of abundance; pleasant surprises are around every bend in the trail. Come ashore and discover for yourself this marvellous island paradise.

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.

cruises visiting Mahe

Faites une nouvelle recherche

vos résultats de recherche :

4 résultats résultats

exclusive offer
Colombo A Mahe
  • Africa & Indian Ocean
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Départ
    sept. 28, 2018
  • Durée
    14 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Discoverer

Prix à partir de (Par personne)
US$ 11 160 avec
Early Booking Bonus

demandez un devis View more

exclusive offer
Mahe A Mahe
  • Africa & Indian Ocean
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Départ
    oct. 12, 2018
  • Durée
    11 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Discoverer

Prix à partir de (Par personne)
US$ 11 250 avec
Early Booking Bonus

demandez un devis View more

exclusive offer
Maputo A Mahe
  • Africa & Indian Ocean
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Départ
    déc. 19, 2018
  • Durée
    17 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Discoverer

Prix à partir de (Par personne)
US$ 12 060 avec
Early Booking Bonus

demandez un devis View more

exclusive offer
Singapore A Mombasa
  • Africa & Indian Ocean
  • Croisières Silversea
  • Départ
    mars 18, 2019
  • Durée
    16 Jours
  • Navire
    Silver Whisper

Prix à partir de (Par personne)
US$ 9 900 avec
Early Booking Bonus

demandez un devis View more

Les tarifs sont indiqués par personne

Excursions depuis Mahe

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Guide (Full Day)

Explore Mahé at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Guide (Half Day)

Explore Mahé at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Guide (Full Day)

Explore Mahé at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Guide (Half Day)

Explore Mahé at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Northern Highlights

Admire the exceptional beauty of the island on Mahe on this half-day panoramic excursion to the largest island in the Seychelles.


Your tour takes you to the northern center of the island where you will appreciate the lush vegetation, the towering granite peaks, the enchanting villages and its world-famous magnificent beaches.


Botanical Gardens

On arrival in Victoria, the small capital of the Archipelago, your first stop is to the Botanical Gardens which host some of the most representative species of local flora and fauna. You will also have a chance to see the colony of giant tortoises, a rare species of fruit bat and the Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, and one of the symbols of the Seychelles.


Victoria Walking Tour

Next, enjoy a walking tour of Victoria where you will see and learn about the National Library, the Clock Tower, the National Museum, and the Cathedral and soak up the lively atmosphere of the local market.


Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort

Next, re-board your vehicle for the short drive to Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort where you will be greeted with a beverage and you will have some free time to relax, swim, take a stroll and soak in the sun near the crystal clear waters that hug the coastline of the Seychelles.


At the conclusion of the tour, re-board your vehicle for the short ride back to the pier.


Please Note: This tour requires a minimal to moderate amount of walking for approximately 900 meters (2952 feet) over sometimes uneven ground, exposed roots, and sand on the beach with approximately 10 steps at the Botanical Gardens. This tour is not suitable for guests who are confined to a wheelchair as the venues are not wheelchair accessible, however guests with limited mobility may participate with the assistance of their travelling companion. We recommend guests wear light comfortable cotton clothing, comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, sunscreen, a hat and bring a towel from the ship. Souvenir shops accept Euro and USD cash and credit cards. One refreshment is included in the cost of the tour, however additional beverages can be purchased at the resort at guests own expense.

St. Anne Marine Park Adventure

Explore St. Anne Marine National Park, the first designated marine park in the Indian Ocean. In this protected area, you are introduced to a variety of sea life through the windows of a semi-submersible vessel. The rest of the day is spent relaxing and enjoying the beach on Moyenne Island.

From the pier board your sailing catamaran and head out for St. Anne Marine National Park.


St. Anne Marine National Park

The park comprises the waters surrounding St. Anne, Moyenne, Round, Long and Cerf Islands. After a leisurely cruise around the islands, transfer from the catamaran to a semi-submersible boat for a 30-minute ride. Large viewing ports offer close-up views of over 150 species of tropical fish, including scorpion, parrot and butterfly fish and red gorgonian coral fans. Transfer back to the catamaran for fish feeding; en route enjoy a scenic cruise as your guide points out the sights in the marine park. Depart for Moyenne Island enjoying scenic views of the inner islands of St. Anne, Round and Long.


A sumptuous Creole buffet lunch will be served onboard while local musicians provide entertainment. Your afternoon on Moyenne Island includes time to relax on the beach or swim in the warm turquoise waters.


After this delightful day, re-board the catamaran for the sail back to the port and sip the local rum on the way.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity; guests need to negotiate getting on and off the boat and semi-submersible. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Snorkeling equipment is provided. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring sunscreen, a hat, beach shoes and a towel.

On the Spice Route

This full-day tour provides an excellent introduction to the Seychelles. Golden beaches stretch beneath spectacular granite peaks, covered in dense tropical vegetation, from which there are breathtaking views over turquoise seas. The tour begins with a guided visit to Victoria, the world's smallest capital. From the antique clock tower and the modern National Library Building to the bustling market, Victoria possesses a special charm. Explore the town with time for shopping before rejoining your coach to the Botanical Gardens.


Botanical Gardens

At the southern edge of Victoria lie some lovely gardens that are protected from development by their status as a national monument. Your guide shows you a delightful variety of rare and colourful plants including the endemic coco de mare. There is the possibility to see giant land tortoises and fruit bats. Following your tour of the gardens, continue your drive up the Bel Eau Road. A photo stop offers an excellent panoramic view of Victoria, including the port, yacht basin and the main buildings of the capital.


Mission Lodge Ruins

After driving up the spectacular Sans Souci Road where you see some of the island's cinnamon plantations, arrive at the Mission Lodge. Originally known as Venn's Town, the site was established as a school for children of freed slaves. Ruins blanketed with tropical greenery and a magnificent avenue of Sandragon trees are the only reminders of the school. A brief walk lets you enjoy this beautiful setting.

From here, a short drive brings you to a local hotel for refreshments. Then continue the scenic drive along lower Sans Souci Road, with views of mountain slopes covered with tea shrubs. Your sightseeing drive continues through picturesque fishing villages to the Batista Restaurant. Here, savor a delicious Creole lunch featuring local specialties served by the beach.


Craft Village

After lunch, visit the Craft Village, a cluster of colonial-style houses that evoke the island's fascinating past. The buildings' architecture gives a precise idea of how people lived between 1850 and 1950. A Creole house has been beautifully restored and furnished in the old colonial style. As you wander through this charming area, watch local artisans at their trade, such as weaving hats, making jewelry from shells, woodworking, painting on silk and transforming vegetable fibers into hats and baskets. Also found in the Craft Village is La Marine, a centre that makes and sells replicas of old style frigates and galleons that once plied the waters around the Seychelles' islands. Depart the Craft Village for Victoria, driving along the coastal road, and return to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1200 metres (3937 feet) with 10 steps at the Botanical Gardens & 25 steps at the Mission lodge, and some driving on winding roads. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes and, if you wish, bring a beach towel from the ship.

Tour & Hotel Transfer - A Moment In Time

This tour with hotel transfer is for guests who have a post dayroom at the Avani Barbarons Resort & Spa. Arrival to the resort is approximately 1pm. This tour could be combined with the tour & airport drop off for guests with earlier departing flights.


Enjoy the highlights of one of the world's smallest capitals.


Panoramic Mahe

Your tour begins with the drive past Independence House which adjoins a large roundabout. A winged sculpture to commemorate Victoria's bicentennial (1770-1970) can be viewed from the coach. The town's central point is the silver-coloured clock tower, erected in 1903 as a replica of the tower at London's Vauxhall Bridge. Around the clock tower cluster bank buildings, the colonial-style law courts and the Anglican Cathedral. Then pass the National Museum, constructed in 1911 with an endowment from the British-born steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. After driving up the spectacular Sans Souci Road, discover some of the island's cinnamon plantations before reaching your first stop.


Mission Lodge Ruins

Originally known as Venn's Town, the site was established as a school for children of freed slaves. Ruins blanketed with tropical greenery and a magnificent avenue of endemic trees are the only reminders of the school. While the children received a basic education, the adults worked as labourers in the surrounding plantations. A brief walk lets you enjoy this beautiful setting. Following your visit, a short drive brings you to the Tea Tavern where refreshments are served. Then continue the scenic drive along lower Sans Souci Road, with views of mountain slopes covered with tea shrubs. Pass through the coastal villages of Port Glaud and Grand Anse on the south coast and travel through dense vegetation of the La Misère Mountain Pass, enjoying more spectacular views of Victoria and the inner islands.


Botanical Gardens

On the return trip, visit these lovely gardens located at the southern edge of Victoria. The gardens are protected from development by their status as a national monument. Your guide shows you a remarkable variety of rare and colourful plants, including the endemic coco de mar, as well as giant land tortoises and fruit bats.


This tour concludes with a drop off at the Avani Barbarons Resort & Spa.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and some driving on winding roads. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

Tour & Airport Transfer - A Moment in Time

This tour with airport transfer is for guests who have flights after 5pm from Seychelles International Airport. Drop off at the airport is approximately 2pm. This tour could be combined with the tour & hotel drop off for guests staying at the Avani Barbarons Resort & Spa.


Enjoy the highlights of one of the world's smallest capitals.


Panoramic Mahe

Your tour begins with the drive past Independence House which adjoins a large roundabout. A winged sculpture to commemorate Victoria's bicentennial (1770-1970) can be viewed from the coach. The town's central point is the silver-coloured clock tower, erected in 1903 as a replica of the tower at London's Vauxhall Bridge. Around the clock tower cluster bank buildings, the colonial-style law courts and the Anglican Cathedral. Then pass the National Museum, constructed in 1911 with an endowment from the British-born steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. After driving up the spectacular Sans Souci Road, discover some of the island's cinnamon plantations before reaching your first stop.


Mission Lodge Ruins

Originally known as Venn's Town, the site was established as a school for children of freed slaves. Ruins blanketed with tropical greenery and a magnificent avenue of endemic trees are the only reminders of the school. While the children received a basic education, the adults worked as labourers in the surrounding plantations. A brief walk lets you enjoy this beautiful setting. Following your visit, a short drive brings you to the Tea Tavern where refreshments are served. Then continue the scenic drive along lower Sans Souci Road, with views of mountain slopes covered with tea shrubs. Pass through the coastal villages of Port Glaud and Grand Anse on the south coast and travel through dense vegetation of the La Misère Mountain Pass, enjoying more spectacular views of Victoria and the inner islands.


Botanical Gardens

On the return trip, visit these lovely gardens located at the southern edge of Victoria. The gardens are protected from development by their status as a national monument. Your guide shows you a remarkable variety of rare and colourful plants, including the endemic coco de mar, as well as giant land tortoises and fruit bats.


This tour concludes at the Seychelles International Airport (After a stop at the Avani Barbarons Resort)


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and some driving on winding roads. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

A Moment in Time

Enjoy the highlights of one of the world's smallest capitals. Your tour begins with the drive past Independence House which adjoins a large roundabout. A winged sculpture to commemorate Victoria's bicentennial (1770-1970) can be viewed from the coach. The town's central point is the silver-coloured clock tower, erected in 1903 as a replica of the tower at London's Vauxhall Bridge. Around the clock tower cluster bank buildings, the colonial-style law courts and the Anglican Cathedral. Then pass the National Museum, constructed in 1911 with an endowment from the British-born steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. After driving up the spectacular Sans Souci Road, discover some of the island's cinnamon plantations before reaching your first stop.


Mission Lodge Ruins

Originally known as Venn's Town, the site was established as a school for children of freed slaves. Ruins blanketed with tropical greenery and a magnificent avenue of endemic trees are the only reminders of the school. While the children received a basic education, the adults worked as labourers in the surrounding plantations. A brief walk lets you enjoy this beautiful setting. Following your visit, a short drive brings you to the Tea Tavern where refreshments are served. Then continue the scenic drive along lower Sans Souci Road, with views of mountain slopes covered with tea shrubs. Pass through the coastal villages of Port Glaud and Grand Anse on the south coast and travel through dense vegetation of the La Misère Mountain Pass, enjoying more spectacular views of Victoria and the inner islands.


Botanical Gardens

On the return trip, visit these lovely gardens located at the southern edge of Victoria. The gardens are protected from development by their status as a national monument. Your guide shows you a remarkable variety of rare and colourful plants, including the endemic coco de mar, as well as giant land tortoises and fruit bats. The tour concludes with the return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and some driving on winding roads. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Mahe

4nt Mid-Cruise Land Adventure: Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Hôtels depuis Mahe

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: CARANA BEACH RESORT

Opening in 2016, this all-suite boutique hotel is set in a naturally beautiful location amongst giant granite Seychelles boulders and beside a white sand beach. The hotel will offer modern twists on traditional island architecture as well as genuine Seychellois hospitality.

POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: CARANA BEACH RESORT

Opening in 2016, this all-suite boutique hotel is set in a naturally beautiful location amongst giant granite Seychelles boulders and beside a white sand beach. The hotel will offer modern twists on traditional island architecture as well as genuine Seychellois hospitality.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: AVANI BARBARONS RESORT

Refreshing European heritage with a contemporary vibe, tropical island stays at Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa can be totally relaxing or bursting with energy. Sunbathing on a quiet sandy beach, cooling off in the ocean or pool. Action packed days of culture and nature trips, ocean adventures or spa down time.

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: AVANI BARBARONS RESORT

Refreshing European heritage with a contemporary vibe, tropical island stays at Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa can be totally relaxing or bursting with energy. Sunbathing on a quiet sandy beach, cooling off in the ocean or pool. Action packed days of culture and nature trips, ocean adventures or spa down time.

Brochures
Get our free brochures
Mahe