Luxury Cruise in Seychelles

Private Luxury Cruise in Seychelles

Discover luxury catamaran cruising on the ‘Spirit of Ponant’, a 23 m catamaran that can accommodate 12 guests and 4 crew members: captain, first mate, cook and hostess. 

Travelling aboard the Spirit of Ponant sailing catamaran is the ideal way for you to explore the natural treasures of the Seychelles, being as close as possible to the destination, and in particular as close as possible to the water:

▪ To the delight of sailing enthusiasts, as a catamaran, the Spirit of Ponant sails mainly under sail, weather conditions permitting (if there is enough wind): with its magnificent scenery and steady winds, the Seychelles offer exceptional sailing conditions, making it an ideal destination to sail aboard this catamaran.

Designed to explore all the hidden corners of the Seychelles while avoiding the well-known and busy harbours, the Spirit of Ponant is almost always at anchor: whether venturing out for water activities, relaxing on a secluded beach or staying on board, you are constantly surrounded by water.

The hydraulic platform at the stern of the Spirit of Ponant offers quick and direct access to the sea: at anchor, you can lie down on this platform to sunbathe as close to the water as possible, dive directly from the platform for a refreshing swim, or deploy nautical equipment (paddle boards, wingfoil boards, snorkelling equipment...) to indulge in sporting pleasures right next to the catamaran.

As a catamaran, the Spirit of Ponant has a shallow draft: you can anchor safely as close to shore as possible and sail in shallow areas where it would be impossible to go with other vessels.

When not in the water or exploring, you can relax in Spirit of Ponant's various outdoor spaces, as well as enjoy daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board, on the outside decks: you can admire a myriad of panoramic landscapes, including magnificent sunsets over the water, while being lulled by the gentle lapping of the waves and breathing in the sweet scents of the sea.


On a tropical cruise with Spirit of Ponant in the Seychelles, passengers can experience magical moments and total immersion in Seychelles‘ natural and cultural treasures, thanks to a variety of shore and sea excursions organised by the crew according to guests’ specific wishes.

Scuba diving: discover some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world (such as Sainte-Anne Marine National Park and sites around the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue) to observe exceptional marine life (sea turtles, sharks, manta rays, colourful tropical fish, barracudas...) and underwater landscapes (coral reefs, spectacular rock formations...).

Snorkelling: explore the abundant underwater life (colourful corals and tropical fish such as parrotfish, surgeonfish and clownfish as well as turtles, rays and blacktip sharks).

Kayaking and Paddleboarding: enjoy breathtaking views of coastal landscapes; explore in complete privacy the most secret corners often inaccessible by boat where unspoilt nature reigns supreme (secluded beaches, coves hidden between spectacular rock formations, sea caves, mangroves...).

Deep-sea fishing: learn local fishing techniques from guides and locals; catch impressive trophies from a variety of fish species, including tuna, marlin, wahoo, dorado.

Hiking and walking: feast your eyes on spectacular panoramic views as you venture along beautiful, scenic hiking trails.



Nature and culture tours:

- Visit the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with local guides sharing their in-depth knowledge of the flora and fauna: endemic plant species (such as the coco de mer / ‘coco-fesse’), abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

- Venture onto La Digue's famous cycle route for an enchanting ride across the island to discover unsuspected treasures (Creole houses, local shops, pristine beaches, Union Estate Heritage Village...).

- Visit the charming Victoria market, a sensory experience not to be missed by any guest in search of authenticity and local culture through tasting local flavours, buying local handicrafts and total immersion in the lively atmosphere of the local markets.

- Relaxing on idyllic, pristine beaches: relaxing, reading, swimming, picnicking on the beach, watching the sunset...



Enjoy the communal areas : 

- A 40 m2 interior saloon equipped with hi-fi and a retractable 55-inch television. Two outside lounges, 15 m2 at the bow and 35 m2 at the stern

- A fully equipped galley (fridge, oven, induction hob, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, wine cellar, grill, plancha, still and sparkling water dispenser, etc.)

- Two nets at the front of the ship to admire the panoramic views offered by the sails
A beach at the rear of the ship to enjoy an aperitif with your feet in the water, and to facilitate water sports activities.


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After graduating with a Master's degree in Nautical Sciences, Kévin consolidated his theoretical knowledge with a series of practical experiences with the prestigious Compagnie du Ponant. For several years, he had the opportunity to explore the world's oceans on board the company's ships, acquiring invaluable expertise in the maritime field.

He also embarked aboard the yachts Attimo and L'Albatros, where he was able to put his skills into practice even more intensely.

By working in the maritime sector, Kévin has found a perfect balance between his passion and his work, enabling him to fulfil his potential to the full. He is now the skipper of Spirit Of Ponant.




Hélène Decock is the first mate of Spirit of Ponant, with over 5 years' sailing experience to her name. She holds a Master 200 with a specific module on sailing and a Deckhand certificate.

Her professional career has taken her aboard prestigious Motor Yachts and Sailing Yachts such as "Le Belem" and "Le Lapérouse" (Le Ponant company), where she held positions as hostess and deckhand before obtaining her skipper's diploma.

Having travelled the world for over 10 years, she has proven expertise in navigation and crew management, making her an invaluable resource for any maritime expedition.






Raphaël has a wealth of experience in the world of haute gastronomy. He has worked in prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants, perfecting his art and his mastery of flavours to deliver an unrivalled taste experience.

With a solid academic background, our chef holds a Captain 200 as well as a Cap Cuisine, combining maritime and culinary skills to navigate the seas as well as the kitchens of the world.

Passionate about travel and sailing, he finds inspiration in discovering new cultures and flavours across the globe.

With determination and creativity, our chef is committed to offering his guests a memorable gastronomic experience, combining traditional know-how with culinary innovation.


Isis Goedert is an experienced hostess with many years' experience in the yachting and luxury hotel industry. Having worked on board various yachts as well as in top-of-the-range villas and chalets, she has acquired invaluable expertise in welcoming and serving discerning guests.

Isis is a qualified Deckhand and holds STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) and Professional Certification Yacht Staff qualifications. These qualifications attest to his technical skills and his ability to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers on board.

Isis knows how to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for its guests. Her ability to anticipate customer needs and provide a personalised service is widely recognised. What's more, its varied experience enables it to adapt quickly to different situations and specific requirements.



Whether you choose a short 6-day getaway or a more in-depth 13-day exploration, each itinerary is designed to maximise your discovery of the Seychelles while enjoying the comfort and elegance of SPIRIT OF PONANT.

Whatever the length of their stay, the principle remains the same: a flexible program, prepared in collaboration with the Sailoé team, so that passengers can experience an unforgettable voyage.

More precisely: put in touch with the Sailoé team of experts before their trip, passengers can either opt for one of the existing itinerary suggestions, or co-construct their itinerary to meet their wishes while following the experts' recommendations, or have the freedom to create their own dream itinerary to meet all their requirements.

Get ready to sail through iconic islands such as Praslin, La Digue, and Silhouette, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Itinerary 1: 6-day cruise

Day 1: Departure from Eden Island

Embark and discover Eden Island, with its modern facilities and spectacular views.

Day 2: Ternay Bay

Sail to Ternay Bay, a marine park ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Day 3: Île Thérèse

Visit Île Thérèse, known for its fine sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

Day 4: Île Sainte-Anne

Discover Île Sainte-Anne, part of the Sainte-Anne Marine National Park, perfect for water sports and hiking.

Day 5: Anse La Mouche

Sail to Anse La Mouche, a tranquil bay perfect for relaxing and swimming.

Day 6: Return to Eden Island

Return to Eden Island and disembark.



Itinerary 2: 6-night cruise
Day 1: Departure from Eden Island

Embark and visit Eden Island.

Day 2: Île Sainte-Anne

Sail to Île Sainte-Anne and explore the marine park.

Day 3: Praslin

Visit Praslin, with its famous beaches such as Anse Lazio and the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4: La Digue

Discover La Digue, with its emblematic granite rocks and magnificent beaches such as Anse Source d'Argent.

Day 5: Curieuse Island

Excursion to Curieuse Island, known for its giant tortoise population and mangrove forests.

Day 6: Cousin Island

Visit Cousin Island, a nature reserve home to many species of birds.

Day 7: Return to Eden Island

Return to Eden Island and disembark.



Itinerary 3: 13-day cruise
Day 1: Departure from Eden Island

Embark and explore Eden Island.

Day 2: Île Sainte-Anne

Sail to Sainte-Anne Island and discover the marine park.

Day 3: Praslin

Visit Praslin, explore the beaches and the Vallée de Mai.

Day 4: La Digue

Discover La Digue and its emblematic beaches.

Day 5: Félicité Island

Explore Félicité Island, ideal for snorkelling and water sports.

Day 6: Curieuse Island

Visit Curieuse Island and its giant tortoises.

Day 7: Praslin

Return to Praslin to explore other sites on the island.

Day 8: Silhouette Island

Sail to Silhouette Island, with its hiking trails and pristine beaches.

Day 9: Thérèse Island

Visit Thérèse Island and its sandy beaches.

Day 10: Port Launay

Explore Port Launay, a popular spot for snorkelling and swimming.

Day 11: Anse La Mouche

Relax in Anse La Mouche, a tranquil bay.

Day 12: Beau Vallon

Sail to Beau Vallon, famous for its lively beaches and water sports.

Day 13: Return to Eden Island

Return to Eden Island and disembark.

These itineraries offer a varied experience of the Seychelles, combining relaxation, wildlife discovery and water sports.