Sea Shell Liveaboard, Seychelles

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Sea Shell Liveaboard in Seychelles is the first vessel in the Silhouette Cruises fleet. Built in Holland in 1920, she has served as a pilot vessel, fishing boat and sailing school before being converted to a charter vessel in 1996 to cruise the islands of the Seychelles. Discover the wonders of the Seychelles with a cruise on the charming and historic 36m schooner Sea Shell.

She accommodates a maximum of 20 guests in 8 twin, double and triple cabins. Cabins are all air-conditioned and equipped with a wash basin, reading lights, storage cupboard and power sockets. Shared bathrooms have a toilet and shower.

Communal areas include a main air-conditioned lounge, a covered open-air leisure area, a padded sundeck and netting on the bow which serves as suspended hammocks for relaxing in.

Enjoy authentic Creole cuisine as well as international favourites on board. Meals can be enjoyed in the air-conditioned lounge for seated dining or picnic-style outdoors on deck.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy on a cruise on Sea Shell in addition to diving. When winds allow, guests are welcome to try their hand at sailing the old-fashioned way under the supervision of Sea Shell’s crew. Equipment for snorkelling and bottom-line fishing, as well as kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, are all available on board on a complimentary basis. Cruises include island excursions to view endemic wildlife.

Divers can expect to visit some of the best dive sites in the Seychelles’ inner islands during a cruise on Sea Shell. There is a dedicated PADI instructor on board to meet the needs of both novice and experienced divers. Introductory dives are available for those wishing to try scuba diving for the first time. PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses can be completed on board.

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Inclusions: Accommodation. All meals and snacks, table water and tea/coffee, juice with breakfast. Snorkelling equipment (fins, masks, snorkels), kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, bottom-line fishing equipment.

Exclusions: International/domestic flights and hotels. Beverages from the bar: soft drinks, mineral water, wine, beer, spirits. Land transfers to/from the vessel. Dives (tanks, weights, belt, dinghy ride to the dive site). Rental equipment for diving. Dive courses. Insurance.

Mandatory fees: Conservation fee, payable in cash on arrival. Euro 182 for 7 nights or Euro 155 for 6 nights. Children under 12, 55 Euro. The conservation fee includes landing and entrance fees for island visits and nature reserves (including guided tour in Vallée de Mai) as well as various national marine parks, according to the cruise itinerary. Mandatory fees are set by the government authorities and are subject to change.

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Boat Amenities

  • Air conditioned lounge
  • Audio & TV
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor dining
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Hot tub
  • Sun deck
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Warm water showers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryers
  • TV in cabins
  • Free internet
  • Paid internet
  • Satellite phone
  • Massage
  • Kayaks
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Local food
  • Western food
  • Vegetarian options
  • Snacks all day
  • Beer available
  • Wine selection
  • Spirits/cocktails available
  • Free wine w/dinner
  • Buffet
  • Semi a la carte
  • A la carte

Diving

  • Nitrox available
  • Diving courses
  • DIN adaptors
  • Camera room/station
  • Charging stations
  • Camera rinse tank
  • Non-diver friendly
  • Rebreather support

Rental Gear

  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Dive Computer
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Fins

Rental gear is available on this liveaboard and is payable onboard. You will need to pre-book rental gear if required. We will collect information on your rental gear requirements once your trip is confirmed.
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Boat Safety Features & Communication

  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB distress system
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • Life rafts
  • Radar
  • Fishfinder
  • Emergency flares
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Cabins

  • Twin Cabin
  • Triple Cabin
  • Double Cabin

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 1920
  • Year renovated: 1996
  • Length: 36 metres
  • Beam: 6.6 metres
  • Cruising speed: 7 knots
  • Engine: Henschel 300HP
  • Maximum guests: 20
  • Number of cabins: 8
  • Number of bathrooms: 4
  • Tenders: 6 metres Mini Mahe 55 hp
  • Fuel capacity: 3,400 litres
  • Water capacity: 12,000 litres

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