The Sea Bird is a 42 meter/137 feet long, two-masted schooner offering small ship cruises in Seychelles. She caters to 22 guests in class and comfort, boasting 9 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, with activities ranging from snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or even bottom-line fishing, all complimentary, including the equipment. The Sea Bird also offers 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 has a dedicated diving instructor on board, ready to introduce guests to the underwater beauty of Seychelles.
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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only
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 trip), National Park Fees (190 EUR per trip).
Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Laundry / Pressing Services.
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Food & Drinks
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.
The crew speaks English and French.
Drawings & Vessel Layouts
- 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
Sea Bird Reviews
- 8.0 Very good
- 1 Verified Review
- Vessel 8.0
- Crew 8.0
- Food 8.0
- Activities 8.0
- Value 8.0
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