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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 brand new luxury expedition cruise, with fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities

Cruise Only
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • La Digue
  • Seychelles
  • Zanzibar beach

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Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean Special Offer

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 Poivre and Alphonse 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 for the small French archipelago of Mayotte, home to dolphins, rays, giant turtles and the region’s last dugongs. In Tanzania visit the ruins of the 13th-century Swahili trading post of Kilwa Kisiwani, see the superb bird life on Latham Island and enjoy fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling on Pemba Island.

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Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean Itinerary

Day 1 - Mahe (Seychelles)

Embark Le Bougainville 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 - Poivre Island

Poivre is famous for its attractive semi-lagoon which separates two coral islands and is ideal for snorkelling and diving, with the chance to spot sea turtles in the turquoise waters.

Day 4 - Alphonse Island

The waters surrounding Alphonse Island are home to a variety of fish, from bonefish to barracuda and milkfish. Many birds migrate to the island including the red knot and common chiffchaff.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - 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 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 - Mamoudzou (Mazotte)

The small French archipelago of Mazotte is protected by a double barrier reef and is home to a fantastic range of wildlife including dolphins, rays, giant turtles and dugongs.

Day 9 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing 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 - Latham Island

Latham Island is a refuge for thousands of birds including the masked booby and the crested tern, and the spectacular reefs are home to a wide range of marine life such as shark, dogtooth tuna and marlin.

Day 12 - 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 13 - Zanzibar

Disembark Le Bougainville 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
Map for Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean