Sea Bird & Sea Star, Seychelles


Enjoy your Diving Cruise on the Sea Bird or Sea Star

The SY Sea Bird and SY Sea Star are sister ships offering fantastic dive and adventure cruises in Seychelles. Set sail on an adventure through the stunning Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean aboard one of these beautiful traditional sailing vessels. The boats depart from Mahe for 7-night cruises around Praslin, La Digue, and the Sisters. Excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities await, as well as the chance to explore nature trails for a spot of bird-watching and local island visits to see mangroves, giant tortoises & historic ruins.

Both the S/Y Sea Bird and S/Y Sea Star liveaboard are custom-built sailing yachts with traditional hand-crafted furnishings. Cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, storage space, and a choice of either double or triple arrangements. The air-conditioned Bar/Dining and Salon areas have a TV, DVD Player, and stereo system, along with a washer & dryer for guests to use. There are also multiple sun decks for relaxation, as well as a covered back deck lounge and seating area.

The 9 experienced and professional S/Y Sea Bird and Sea Star crew will take care of you, from guiding you around the beautiful underwater world of the Inner Islands of the Seychelles, where you can hope to find a rich population of marine life including tropical reef fish, sharks, barracuda, jacks, tuna, and even whale sharks, to cooking up delicious Creole and international dishes freshly prepared on board.

Both the SY Sea Bird & Sea Star offer many excursions and are an excellent liveaboard choice for scuba divers and non-divers in Seychelles.

Book your adventure cruise aboard the Sea Bird or Sea Star and discover Seychelles in style.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, 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: National Park Fees (190 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer (35 EUR per activity), Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Diving Package (196-294 EUR per trip), Extra Dives, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and French.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

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

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
  • 15 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joel B
  • United States United States
I would do it again...

I enjoyed the snorkeling, so many fish and warm waters of course. I also enjoyed the island excursions, every island was (of course) different.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, crew, food...
  • 5.2 Review score
  • United States United States
Overpriced for the quality of the boat

We loved the combo of diving and land excursions. By there were some downfalls too. The cabins are extremely outdated. The crew hungout in the guest space and played their music (often rap). The dive master was not that professional nor very competent. There were often 7-8 divers to 1 dive master. Some people couldn't dive because they didn't have enough rental equipment, even though the divers said they notified the company beforehand.

Recommended for
There were 2 dives a day mixed with land excursions (we got to see a lot of the various Seychelles islands). Our captain did a great job changing the itinerary due to inclement weather.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Brad - NAUI S
  • Canada Canada
Outstanding Dive Master (Alfonso) really made this trip exceptional!

The diving was great, but I suggest that the visibility would be a lot better during the Dec - April timeframe.

Recommended for
1) The Dive Master. 2) The balance of diving and with other activities. 3) The crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Eric E
  • France France

Kindness of the crew that will do everything to please you. Very good balance between islands visits and diving. A taste of paradise.

Recommended for
Super team, super food, super trip
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Norman K
  • Canada Canada
A relaxing week that combined good food, great companionship and beautiful scenery

Seychelles beaches - world's best recognition well deserved interesting day excursions warmest water I have ever dove in! Extent of reef death from bleaching was disappointing

Recommended for
Friendly and helpful staff, absolutely stunning beaches, great group of co-vacationers
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Oren M
  • Israel Israel
one of my best vacation

frorm me the highlights were swimming with the whale shark and swimming in all the beautful beaches

Recommended for
1) its cover a lot of the great island 2) combin between the beauty above and under the island. 3)dont worry about nothing
  • 6.8 Review score
  • James M
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Snorkelling our way around the Seychelles

The meals - even when the designated chef had to leave, the standard remained high. The beaches, the sights - and sites - and the guided tours.

Recommended for
The touring of some of the Seychelles' top attractions.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • steffen B
  • Germany Germany
Great Seychelles Diving

Little Sister Island Curieuse Island LaDigue The Crew

Recommended for
Diveguide Nature Islandhopping
  • 3.6 Review score
  • Benoit D
  • Belgium Belgium
Disappointed, visibility 5m, you have to pay the water on board 4,6€ for 1L!!! First activity at 10PM

The visit of the Island of Praslin

Recommended for
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Melissa Gade F
  • Denmark Denmark
Great combination of both seeing the islands and dives

We experienced a whale shark

Recommended for
Seeing the islands, dives and the crew
Origin: US