Explore the open ocean for an unforgettable Blue Safari. Join our team for a trip to our offshore waters in search of a variety of amazing wildlife. You never know quite what to expect on our Blue Safari and your guide will be prepared for anything! Armed with snorkelling gear, you will have the option to watch onboard our custom-built vessel or to jump in the water for an all-round sensory experience, and our guides will advise you on the best course of action for the ultimate interaction. Expect to learn about a range of marine animals that could crop up on your adventure; however many of the species are seasonal and therefore each and every trip is unique.
The remote and rich waters of the Outer Islands are a favourite amongst various species, big and small, for feeding, breeding and simply passing through on their way to their desired destination.
A sheer favourite amongst guests and staff alike are the sweethearts of the ocean, the dolphin, and we are a year-round home to a few pods of spinner dolphins. Other types of cetaceans have popped up sporadically over the years, and you might just be the lucky one to identify a new species for our records.
Other sites to behold include migrating whales, the graceful Manta Rays or throngs of hungry Milkfish feeding on the bountiful supply of food on the surface just offshore from the reefs, Yellowfin Tuna leaping from the water at sporadic bait balls whilst birds join the frenzy from the skies above, Green Turtles surfacing to mate and of course a plethora of birds, both endemic and vagrant or migratory.
Our destinations are true gems of the Seychelles where our guests get to explore and engage with the natural attractions found here. Learn all about the islands and view the wild array of species found on land and beneath the surface of the shimmering waters.
The waters of the Seychelles plays host to around 25 different species of cetaceans, including 8 species of dolphins.
Common sightings around the islands include Indo-Pacific and Common Bottlenose Dolphins as well as the very entertaining Spinner Dolphins of which Alphonse Island boasts a few resident pods. Their playful jumping and twirling through the air awes and delights visitors to the region.
Other dolphin species found here include Risso’s Dolphin (the only species in the Grampus genus), Rough-Toothed Dolphin (the only species in the Steno genus), Fraser’s Dolphin (also known as the Sarawak Dolphin) and Indian Humpback Dolphin with its characteristic humps and elongated dorsal fins.
Further species documented around the Seychelles include the Striped Dolphin (which dive up to 700m to feed), Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (which has three subspecies) and Long-beaked Common Dolphin (which live in large groups made up of hundreds to even thousands of individuals).
These graceful and beautiful creatures still have thriving numbers in the wild and forms an intricate part of the ocean’s diverse ecosystem that stretches across the globe.
We are so fortunate to be able to view and monitor these species around our destinations and hope to continue to do so for generations to come!
Species of whales documented around the region include Common and Antarctic Minke Whales; Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales; Short-finned Pilot Whales as well as Blainville’s, Cuvier’s, Gray’s, Hector’s, Layard’s, True’s, Gingko-toothed and Deraniyagala's Beaked Whales. Further species sighted around the islands are Pygmy and Southern Blue Whales; False and Pygmy Killer Whales; Tropical Bottlenose Whales, Bryde’s Whales and Melon-headed Whales.
There are also ‘Endangered’ species like the Southern Sei Whale, Blue Whale and Southern Fin Whale, and ‘Vulnerable’ species such as the Sperm Whale which have been sighted in the Seychelles.
Humpback and Sperm Whales have been mostly spotted around the Outer Islands where they sometimes surprise divers and snorkelers with a special appearance. The Blue Safari atolls play host to small groups of Humpback Whales that migrate through our warm tropical waters at the start of the season, often in mother-calf pairs. Other types of cetaceans have popped up sporadically over the years including Melon Headed Whales, Pilot Whales and Beaked Whales.
A truly special sighting was in 2001 when Dugongs were sighted around the Aldabra Atoll. A survey in 2013 put the population numbers at between 14 and 20 members.
These massive marine mammals are a wonderful sight to behold and makes for memories treasured for a lifetime.
Experience all that the Outer Islands of the Seychelles have to offer. Immerse yourself in an untouched paradise with a rich biodiversity of fauna and flora.