Silversea Luxury Cruises A LA DIGUE

LA DIGUE

Urbanites look away. You’ll find no bright lights or big cities here. The attraction of La Digue is that there are no none. Instead it’s just long ribbons of perfect beach, lush inland forests and enough kaleidoscopic coral reef to make any diver weak at the knees. Because of La Digue’s proximity to both Praslin and Mahe, it is considered part of the holy trinity of the Seychelles. But that is not to say that it’s a hot spot. View more

On the contrary, life is taken at a slow pace here – transport is by bicycle or ox-cart (there are rumours that motor taxis exist but for now that’s just hearsay), entertainment is a slow walk on paths shaded by tropical flowers, and life hums to the rhythm of bygone days. That is the true attraction of La Digue, the very other wordiness of the island; the feeling that nothing has changed since the 18th century. In fact, some of the residents (called Digueois) still carry the names of their forefathers, who arrived as slaves with the French colonialists in 1789. The island’s beaches are, of course, legendary. The jewel in La Digue’s crown (and there are so many) would have to be La Anse Source d’Argent, frequently considered as one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. This is truly the Holy Grail - a long string of powdery, white sand, bordered by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Scattered around the beach and shore are smooth granite boulders that form coves and caves and provide home for some of the most colourful underwater life you’re ever likely to see.

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.

Excursões em LA DIGUE

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 second to none. 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. Upon your return to La Digue's Jetty you may decide to stay on La Digue or return on board for lunch with the ship's tender.

Take this opportunity to explore Cousin Island, a nature reserve and home to some of the Seychelles' rarest birds. Board your motorboat at La Digue Jetty and enjoy a cruise around the diverse coast before reaching Cousin Island.

Cousin Island

You are taken ashore via zodiacs and join your guide on a walking tour of the island. Purchased in 1968 by the International Council for Bird Preservation, the island is a haven for endangered species of land and seabirds, in particular the endangered Brush Warbler and the Magpie Robin. Giant tortoises are commonly spotted sharing the walking paths with visitors.

Before rejoining your catamaran for the ride back to La Digue, you may want to cool off with a refreshing swim.

Island Catamaran Adventure

Enjoy a day with nature on this catamaran cruise and nature walk on Aride Island. Owned by the Royal Society of Nature Conservation, Aride is one of the most striking of the granitic islands in the Seychelles. The views from the sheer escarpments are really breathtaking and the bird colonies spectacular. This island has the largest concentration of Noddy and Sooty Terns of any granitic island in the Seychelles Group. Frigate birds, brush warblers, roseate terns and red-tailed tropic birds are among the regular inhabitants of this sanctuary.

Your catamaran is standing by to take you to Aride Island. The hour-long cruise gives you a unique vantage by which to see the stunning views of the Praslin coast and satellite islands. Upon arrival at Aride, board a Zodiac boat which takes you to the shoreline.

Depart on your nature walk, guided by the island's wardens. Keep watch for endemic birds in their natural environment. They abound on this home to more breeding seabirds than any other island in the region. Have the opportunity to photograph the rare Wright's Garden Plant, and to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding islands. You may wish to bask in the sun, take a dip in the azure waters or simply appreciate the mystique of this feathered domain. Then, rejoin your catamaran for your cruise to the north side of the island and a picnic lunch aboard. Here, you may wish to swim, seeing the local fish as you snorkel, or just relax. Soak in the beauty of the islands with the crystal ocean backdrop. Cruise back to Baye Ste Anne at the conclusion of your catamaran adventure.

Journey Back In Time

Let yourself be captivated by La Digue, one of the Seychelles' prettiest islands. Transportation is by converted pick-up truck.

Travel via the ship's tenders to La Digue jetty. On arrival at La Passe Harbour on La Digue, your tour begins with a short ride to l'Union Estate for a glimpse of bygone days of plantation life. En route ride through the picturesque village of La Passe.

L'Union Estate

Here visit a copra kiln, a traditional coconut oil mill and the plantation house. Then enjoy refreshments and, if you wish, take a short swim at the Anse Source d'Argent, a magnificent beach with soft white sand and dramatic granite boulders.

Depart l'Union Estate for further sightseeing on the northern side of the island. Time permitting, make a brief stop in the village before returning to the jetty for the ride back to the ship.

La Digue Highlights by Trucks & Bikes

Experience Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles on this tour of picturesque La Digue, one of the prettiest islands in the Seychelles. On your scenic drive from La Passe Harbor to L'Union Estate, experience daily life here, which moves at a relaxed pace that is punctuated by ox carts. Stop at the Vueve Reserve, where sharp-eyed bird watchers may be lucky enough to spot La Digue's Paradise Flycatcher with its distinctive black plumage.


Upon arrival at L'Union Estate, see La Digue's old Creole house and coconut factory; a reminder of life on the island many years ago. Next, proceed for a visit to the beach. The island's beaches are considered to be amongst the finest in the world, especially Anse Source D'Argent; a bather's paradise and photographer's dream. For centuries, the soft white sands and dramatic granite boulders have enchanted visitors to the island.


Enjoy some time swimming or beachcombing as well as some refreshments. There may be time for souvenir shopping at La Passe before returning to the ship.

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.