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La Digue, Seychelles-port

Located east of Praslin, La Digue is the fourth largest inhabited island of the Seychelles. Massive boulders lie like surrealist sculptures on a brilliant white beach. Turquoise seas a and emerald palms complete the picture of a serene, peaceful isle, that is considered the gem of the Seychelles. This is our planet’s only home for the elusive black paradise flycatcher bird.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Aride Island
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Aride Island
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Coco Island Snorkeling Adventure
  • Coco Island Snorkeling Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • La Digue Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • La Digue Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Vallee de Mai Nature Walk
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Aride Island

Moderate Activity/Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 6 1/2 hours

Tour Code: LDG-003

Experience the pristine island beauty of the Seychelles during this scenic cruise to Aride Island.

Depart the pier via motorboat for the ride to Aride Island. Owned by the Royal Society of Nature Conservation, it is among the most striking of Seychelles' granitic islands. The island's sheer escarpments offer spectacular views and photo opportunities. Aride is also home to frigate birds, brush warblers, roseate terns, red-tailed tropic birds, and the largest concentration of Noddy and Sooty terns of any granitic island in the Seychelles. During your visit, you will take a stroll on the nature trail, take in panoramic views of the surrounding islands and have an opportunity to photograph the rare Wright's garden plant. You will have time at leisure to go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or bask in the sun. A barbecue-style lunch will be served on the beach. Following your visit, you will embark your boat for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: The boat ride from La Digue to Aride is approximately 1 hour; the boat ride from Aride to Praslin is approximately 45 minutes. Zodiacs will be used to disembark in Aride; be prepared for a wet landing. This tour is only recommended for active guests that can easily embark/disembark moving boats. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. Your Creole barbecue lunch includes a choice of bottled water and soda only. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover up, beach shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and bring a towel from the ship. Masks and snorkels will be provided. Guests who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.