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Cruises visiting Aride & all Aride cruises for  2019-2020

View Aride 2019-2020 cruises for 1 ships listing 4 cruises from Aride with today's best deals!

Aride is the northernmost granitic island in the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands. (There are two coral sand cays north of Aride: Denis and Bird.) The archipelago is set on a raised plateau in the Indian Ocean, with an average waster depth of just 60 m. Aride Island is 1.7 km E-W and 0.6 km N-S, rising to just over 100 m, and covered with a variety of palms, liana vines, and trees to the shoreline. Rangers live in half a dozen dwellings on the south side facing a sandy beach. The island is a wildlife reserve, hence its main inhabitants are shearwater, warblers, frigatebirds and other birds, along with lizards and geckos. Green and hawksbill turtles are regular visitors to the beaches.

The island was first visited in 1770, and its subsequent history includes: a leper colony in the early 1800s, a prolific source of bird meat and eggs, small plantations of a great variety of crops, and purchased/leased successively. Lucrative egg exports ceased in 1975, and the island’s owner Christopher Cadbury, founder of what is now the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, established it as a wild life reserve. Today it is an active base for ecological management, conservation, and restoration of the island. So today visitors see thousands of frigatebirds pass over the granite cliffs on their migration to India, and the endemic and fragrant Wright’s Gardenia.

Visitors come for day excursions (small fee), by appointment, as there is no overnight accommodation – no 5-star hotels or commercial ventures. Most come as ecotourists to 'the finest seabird island in the western Indian Ocean.' Some say that 'not to see Aride is not to see the Seychelles’. Landing is by small craft on the one beach. Typically, bring your own picnic basket, dine under a covered shed, and take a 3-hour walk with a ranger. Spend the afternoon at leisure on the beach, with a backdrop of coconut palms.

Cruises visiting Aride in 2019

Currently sailing Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

15

DEC

Le Bougainville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Bougainville cruises

$9,810

$818

Cruises visiting Aride in 2020

Currently sailing Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

29

FEB

Le Bougainville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Bougainville cruises

$9,290

$774

30

MAR

Le Bougainville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Bougainville cruises

$8,760

$730

19

APR

Le Bougainville cruises

12

NIGHTS

Le Bougainville cruises

$9,810

$818

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