Sea Bird & Sea Star, Seychelles

Excellent boat comfort

“Being able to see so much of the beautiful Seychelles in an interesting and fun way was the highlight. Sea Bird was comfortable bu…”

Robert W, Australia Australia
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  • Gourmet Creole cuisine with international influences
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Vallée de Mai
  • Enjoy the underwater beauty of Seychelles

The Sea Bird & Sea Star offer small ship cruises in Seychelles. They cater to guests in class and comfort, boasting air-conditioned cabins with ensuite facilities, storage, and power sockets for charging electronic devices. The chef uses local ingredients to create a mouth-watering authentic Creole cuisine and some international dishes. The lunch buffets are a foodie’s dream tour of Seychelles with influences from around the globe. Enjoy three-course meals for dinner in the air-conditioned dining salon or outside at the back deck dining table. The bar is available for guests to enjoy as well.

There is plenty to do aboard the Sea Bird & Sea Star, with activities ranging from snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or even bottom-line fishing, all complimentary, including the equipment. The Sea Bird & Sea Star also offer multiple chances to explore protected nature reserves, marine parks, stunning bays, and coves. Guests can spot rare species such as the Magpie Robin, the giant tortoise, or even visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai. Diving and snorkeling in Seychelles is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the Sea Bird & Sea Star have dedicated diving instructors on board, ready to introduce guests to the underwater beauty of Seychelles.

Book your Sea Bird & Sea Star small ship cruise online today.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (5 EUR per day), National Park Fees (200 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Beach BBQ
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and French.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2000
  • Year renovated 2007
  • Length 42 meters
  • Beam 8.5 meters
  • Cruising speed 9 knots
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Sea Bird & Sea Star Reviews

  • 8.0 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Robert W
  • Australia Australia
Everything I hoped for and expected

Being able to see so much of the beautiful Seychelles in an interesting and fun way was the highlight. Sea Bird was comfortable but not flashy in any way. The food was plentiful and good and the alcohol prices onboard were reasonable. Staff were competent and friendly. I was honestly not expecting a lot of sailing as I had read previous reviews but the sails were hoisted on the crossings from/to Mahe which added stability and appeal. The rigging and sail wardrobe could do with some maintenance and TLC. The ship is otherwise sturdy and safe and sets a reasonable pace. My only criticism is that in trying to cater to three different types of travelers (those that scuba, those that snorkel and those that just want the beach) creates a lot more work for the crew, and on one occasion, led to some waiting around for divers to return before the rest could enjoy their activity... lucky it is not a hardship to laze around on Sea Bird as there is plenty of space. All up I think the trip delivered on its promises and was good value for money (except for park fees that seemed expensive but did include transport and guides). I would highly recommend to anyone who is up for trying something differnt and is willing to go with the flow. I loved it.

Recommended for
1) Diversity of cruise itinerary - snorkel, beach time, land excursions and a fun way of getting there, 2) friendly crew who were flexible and tried their hardest to please, c) soaking up the beauty of Seychelles and meeting an interesting group of fellow travellers