MAHE / BAIE TERNAY MARINE NATIONAL PARK
Boarding the boat at noon on Eden Island marina.
Two-hour drive to Baie Ternay Marine National Park, two-hour trek to the northwest coast of Mahe Island, the Marine reserve of Ternay Bay. The rich marine life of the reserve will delight not only divers but also snorkeling enthusiasts. Ideal for check diving and night diving. Sailing overnight to Desroches.
DAY 2 and 3
Desroches is the largest island of the archipelago, about 240 km southwest of Mahe, located in the coral atoll of the same name.
It is located 36 km east of Amirantes Bank and is separated from it by water at a depth of more than 1300 meters.
The island lies on the southern edge of the atoll. There is one hotel and an airport on the island, (about 35 minutes flight from Mahe). The length of the island is 6.2 km. The island has beautiful coconut groves and 15 km of pristine sandy beaches. Rich coral reefs abound in fish and corals. According to experts, this is one of the best diving sites in the Indian Ocean. Productive fishing and for lovers of water sports, this is a good place for kayaking.
DAY 4 and 5
SOUTH ISLAND and POIVRE
During the 4 hour trek from Deros to the island of Poivre, you can go fishing and trolling.
You can catch the kings of fish: tuna, trevally, kingfish, swordfish, sailfish, wahoo.
Poivre lies roughly 270km south of Mahé and 40km south of D'arros on the Eastern edge of the Amirantes Bank. Forming part of the Amirantes Group, the Atoll consists of two islands, namely Poivre and Île du Sud joined by a 750m causeway which crosses the reef flats and which is submerged during high tide. Poivre is the largest atoll of the Amirantes Group and its extensive surrounding flats hold a mix of turtle grass, coral and hard sand-bottomed flats.
Another Incredible feature of Poivre is the nearby 1,300m Amirante Trench which separates it from Desroches Island. The Trench holds a sheer drop-off that steps from 60 to 1,200 meters in a few kilometers and lends itself to constant, rich currents with an abundance of species. Poivre is the largest atoll of the Amirantes Group and its extensive surrounding flats hold a mix of turtle grass, coral and hard sand-bottomed flats.
The atoll is a famous fishing spot and a paradise for divers. Sea turtle species lay their eggs on the beach from December to February.
DAY 6 and 7
ARROS and SAINT JOSEPH
254 km south of Mahe is the island of ARROS. Named after Baron d'Arros, who commanded the French Navy from 1770 to 1772. The island does not exceed 2 km in length and 1 km in width and is separated from the unique atoll of St. Joseph by a narrow and deep channel. St. Joseph's Atoll consists of a large coral ring with the main island of more than 2500 m in length, four islands and 13 deserted islands of less than 1 km. Two are scattered on the eastern side. Until 1950, coconuts were grown here. A beautiful lagoon with a stingray nursery, mango thickets, bird colonies, and magnificent diving.
DAY 8 and 9
African Banks is the northernmost landfall of the Amirantes group and consists of two islets, North and South that lie 2km apart, close to the edge of the Amirantes bank. The islands are uninhabited. Once famous for its seabird eggs, these uninhabited islands are surrounded by fish-rich waters that particularly abound in mackerel, tuna, and sharks. Here you can see dolphins. Rich and wild aquatic life with a beautiful seabed make it an exceptional place for divers and fishermen. Night sail to the island Ste Anne Marine Park in Mahé.
SAINT ANNE, MARINE PARK
The last day of the cruise. A pleasant relaxing day and relaxation at St. Ann's Marine Park. Scuba diving, visiting the neighboring islands of the park: Surf, Middle, Rond. Water sports: paddle, sea kayak.
Return to Eden Island marina. You will leave the yacht at 10 in the morning.