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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean

Sail from the colourful islands of the Seychelles to the superb wildlife of Tanzania and exotic Zanzibar on this luxury expedition cruise, with fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities

Cruise Only
12 nights from £7270pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • La Digue
  • Seychelles
  • Zanzibar beach

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Discover stunning natural beauty, exceptional wildlife and important UNESCO World Heritage sites on this luxury expedition cruise from the picture-postcard Seychelles to Zanzibar, an exotic jewel in the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy snorkelling with the expedition team, and qualified divers can experience spectacular diving with the expert instructor on board. Outings in Zodiac inflatables are accompanied by a team of experienced naturalist guides with landings on tranquil beaches.

From the island of Mahé sail to the palm trees, granite formations, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of La Digue. The small islands of Alphonse and Astove offer the chance to snorkel and dive among brightly-coloured marine life, before reaching the World Heritage-listed natural sanctuary of Aldabra Atoll.

Call at the Glorieuses Islands in the Scattered Islands before heading to the Cosmoledo Atoll, nicknamed the 'Galapagos of the Indian Ocean'. In Tanzania visit the ruins of the 13th-century Swahili trading post of Kilwa Kisiwani, and relax on Pemba Island, a diving hotspot.

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Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean Itinerary

Day 1 - Mahe (Seychelles)

Embark your ship in Mahe.

Day 2 - La Digue

There are very few vehicles on the island of La Digue. The beaches are breathtaking, with the stunning Anse de Source d'Argent framed by magnificent boulders, said to be the most photographed beach in the world. The crystal clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Day 3 - Alphonse Island

Alphonse Island was discovered in 1730 by Alphonse de Pontevez. Today it is a stunning natural reserve, home to many different species of marine life.

Day 4 - Astove Island

Astove is the southernmost island in the Seychelles and covered in coconut trees. The Astove Atoll is renowned for its rich seabeds and is popular with fisherman and divers.

Day 5 - Aldabra Atoll

Located in the heart of the Seychelles is the Aldabra Atoll, an unspoilt sanctuary where a large population of sea turtles have found refuge. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the atoll is formed by four coral reef islands and contains an emerald lagoon lined with mangrove and white sandy beaches.

Day 6 - Assumption Island

Assumption Island is part of the Aldabra group (Outer Islands), situated in the south-west of the Seychelles. The island’s beaches are a major egg-laying and breeding site for sea turtles. The surrounding waters are ideal for scuba diving.

Day 7 - Glorieuses (Scattered Islands)

The Glorieuses are an archipelago in the Mozambique channel, made up of two islands, Grande Glorieuse and Ile du Lys, as well as several islets. The archipelago is rich in flora and home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds and turtles.

Day 8 - Cosmoledo Atoll

The Cosmoledo Atoll owes its nickname, the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, to the beauty of its underwater world, which attracts the most experienced divers. Exploited in the past for coconut and agave, the atoll is now uninhabited, apart from an eco-resort in the heart of the nature reserve.

Day 9 - At sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 10 - Kilwa Kisiwani (Tanzania)

Kilwa Kisiwani is now a quiet fishing village but was once the seat of sultans and the heart of the trading network between the goldfields of Zimbabwe and the Far East.

Day 11 - Pemba Island

Pemba's terrain green hills, mangroves and clove plantations contrast with the turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches. Colourful coral reefs offer some of East Africa's best diving.

Day 12 - Misali Island

Renowned for its underwater world, Misali became a protected conservation area in 1998. If conditions allow, you’ll perhaps have the chance to see varied underwater fauna.

Day 13 - Zanzibar

Disembark your ship in Zanzibar.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 12-night full board cruise
  • All landings and trips by zodiac
  • Expert guides
  • Open bar with wine, beer and house champagne
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - please contact us for details
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Port and safety charges

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Price Information

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Map for Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean