Expedition Leader, Michael Moore will be leading this journey through the Indian Ocean. Enjoy snorkeling and diving in the Seychelles; spend two full days exploring the Aldabra Atoll; and discover the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar.
The 115 granitic and coralline islands that make up the Seychelles, combine dramatic scenic beauty akin to Polynesia, wondrous wildlife comparable to that found in the Galápagos, and the colorful Creole heritage of Seychellois locals. Many of the islands are home to designated reserves and national parks which constitute 46 percent of the Seychelles’ total land area. The centerpiece of this Indian Ocean archipelago is magnificent Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a perimeter of over 70 miles, Aldabra is one of the largest atolls in the world and due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, has remained largely untouched by humans. Over 850 species of rainbow-hued fish can be found in the waters surrounding the Seychelles, as well as manta rays, spinner dolphins, hawksbill and green turtles, and hundreds of giant clams. Ashore you will find a wealth of rare and endemic species including giant Indian Ocean tortoises, Aldabra white-throated rails, Seychelles paradise-flycatchers, and Seychelles blue-pigeons. Often referred to as a Garden of Eden, the Seychelles offer an outstanding opportunity to witness a place where nature still reigns supreme.
Past Seychelles Expeditions
Seychelles & Madagascar with Aldabra AtollOctober 20 — November 6, 2018
Ultimate Seychelles with Aldabra AtollFebruary 14 — February 29, 2020
This magical archipelago keeps bringing us back—2020 will mark our 29th voyage! And it’s not difficult to see why we return again and again, with the Seychelles’ sublime scenery, rare and endemic species, and some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. You’ll step ashore on remote island paradises that are impossible to reach on your own, including two full days on Aldabra Atoll.