You might think that Seychelles is reserved for honeymooners but actually there is much more to this land than what comes off! This is a great place for animal watching where you can see things you won’t find elsewhere in the world, and it is an exciting playground for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Read below to read about the top 14 adventure things to do in Seychelles
- Ziplining through forests:
If you want to fly the best way to do it is strapped into a harness as you glide over the evergreen forest canopies at Ephélia Resort with SMAC Adventures (which is owned by a South African). The knowledgeable guides will tell you about the indigenous plants, birds and insects you’ll see between the eight platforms and lines that vary in height and length. Ask your guides to take you to the lookout point over the turquoise waters of Port Launay Marine National Park below, where you can cool off afterwards. It is one of the top 10 adventure things to do in seychelles.
- Rock climbing granite peaks
While you’re still at Ephélia, dust your fingers with chalk, put on the provided climbing shoes (they’re clean – I checked) and make your way up the 18-metre high granite rocks. Each of the five routes are colour-coded according to their degree of difficulty and present a new challenge for your climbing abilities. The helpful guides from SMAC Adventures will advise you where to find those concealed crevices to make your way to the top. Abseil down and take on the next one.
- Scuba Diving in Marine parks
If you are interested in water activities in seychelles, Don’t miss out on one of the world’s top scuba diving sites, even if you don’t have your open water divers license. Within an hour of doing a beginners Padi-accredited Discover Scuba diving course with Big Blue Divers – one of the oldest diving schools on Mahé – you’ll float through the waters of Baie Ternay Marine Park. But be warned that the beautiful coral and granite reefs as well as the luminous marine life may spoil you for life when it comes to future diving expeditions. More advanced divers may swim in deeper waters among whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
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- Deep Sea Fishing
The Seychelles offers big game fishing, night fishing, deep sea and bottom fishing. From Mahé embark on a half- or full-day fishing expedition, around 40 kilometres offshore there are sharp drops of up to 2 000 metres. The archipelago hosts six major fishing tournaments each year and boasts the best mixed-bag catches in the world, such as sailfish, barracuda, tuna, swordfish, shortbill spearfish and black marlin. It also holds a number of International Game Fish Records. Due to conservation efforts, tag and release is widely practised, which protects fish stocks. Have a look at what the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club gets up to
- Cycle La Digue
The best way to get from one beach to the next on the quaint island of La Digue is by bicycle and you can easily cycle the entire island in a day. Sometimes you will barely cycle 100 metres before discovering yet another untouched beach, with no one else in sight. My favourite beach was Grand Anse, from there walk through the forest to Petite Anse. Another unbeatable beach that shows off the island’s characteristic giant granite boulders is Anse Patates in the north. This is one of the best things to do in seychelles on honeymoon.
For to those who are not yet ready to go deep in the turquoise sea, snorkelling would be a perfect alternative for you. A mask and flippers will be just enough for you to appreciate the corals and amazing shoals of fish of the tropical islands. Indeed, it is an interesting activity where you can even come across hawksbill turtle.
- Catamaran and Yacht
You can explore Seychelles and its splendid archipelago through a completely different angle. Seychelles Tours enable its visitors to discover the most remote islands in the chain. The voyage can be done by yacht, glass bottomed boat, catamaran or a sailboat.
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- Rock climbing
The Specialised Multi Adventure Company (SMAC Adventures) on Mahé Island provides adrenaline-pumping activities. SMAC provides plenty of adrenaline rush activities such as zip lining. This particular activity will enable you to discover the striking natural beauty of Seychelles forests. Along with zip lining, SMAC offers rock climbing activities in the shape of an 18 metre high natural granite rock face. Safety measurements have been taken so that you may enjoy safely and comfortably.
- Explore the ocean on Teddy’s Glass Bottom Boat
Board the boat from Beau Vallon Bay, Mahé and discover the jewels of the Indian Ocean with your family. See the vibrant corals and the rainbow colours of lush marine life that live on and around the reefs from the safety of the glass bottom boat. Then jump into the water for some snorkelling and the chance to get a closer look. The excursion then takes you to a secluded beach for a bbq and swim before heading home.
- Meet giant tortoises in their natural environment on Curieuse Island
A short boat ride from Praslin is Curieuse, home to a colony of hundreds of Aldabra Giant Tortoises which walk freely around the island. Tourists are encouraged to interact with these regal creatures feeding them snacks of greens and watermelon. There is even a tortoise ‘nursery’ on the island where they care for young tortoises from birth to five years. Of course, being the Seychelles there are also glorious, deserted beaches for the kids to enjoy too following a 30 minute nature walk across the island.
- Horse riding in the Seychelles
Available on most of the islands, horse riding is a thrilling way to explore the local area. Whether you’ve done it before and want to gallop down a white sand beach or if you’re just trying it for the first time and want a gentle nature trek, local guides will ensure the experience is unforgettable. Riding in the Seychelles is popular so it is worth contacting your hotel before you arrive so that they can book the excursion for you Here Visit Top 14 adventure things to do in Seychelles
- Spend the day swimming and hanging out at Beau Vallon Beach
While the Seychelles has a plethora of beautiful, deserted beaches sometimes it’s fun to hang out amidst the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists. Beau Vallon Beach on the North Coast of Mahé is a beautiful white sand beach with restaurants, bars, craft shops and cafés lining its shores. Water sports abound and the cafés have a great selection of ice creams and smoothies to keep the kids happy. The best time to visit is on a Wednesday when the evening Bazar Labrin market brings fresh food stalls, live music and an authentically local vibe to the beach.
- Discover the interior of Mahé with a wildlife walk to Sauzier Waterfalls
Setting off from Port Glaud this beautiful forest walk will take you past traditional Creole homes and the guide’s own farm where groups can stop off to meet the resident bats and farm animals. The short walk is perfect for families – kids and (brave) adults are then rewarded at the end with a refreshing dip in the crystal pools at the foot of the beautiful waterfall.
- search for the legendary pirates’ treasure on a trip to Moyenne Island
A short boat ride from Victoria, Mahé, is the National Park of Moyenne Island, a Robinson Crusoe-style desert island with no human inhabitants and over 100 giant tortoises. Parents will enjoy the rare biodiversity of the island while kids will adore the legend that says the two graves belong to pirates who also buried their treasure somewhere on the small island.
After reading about all the cool things that one can do in Seychelles, we know you cannot wait to book your package to this stunning place! For Best Seychelles Tour Packages from India, You can contact Smart Holiday Shop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7838398058.