Cruises from Aldabra
Aldabra Atoll is situated in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra is the part of the Republic of Seychelles closest to Africa, and 1200km to the NE is Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. Due south of Aldabra is Madagascar. It is the world’s second largest coral atoll, 35km E-W and 14km N-S (the largest being Kirimati in the Pacific).
There are four channels that enter the lagoon, thus there are actually four islands that form the perimeter, and a number of smaller islands inside the lagoon. The atoll's only habitation is a scientific base (La Gigi) on Picard Island, which is now permanently occupied by 12 scientists.