Enjoy an uninterupted, exclusive experience.


Your laid-back ocean adventure will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Making sure we surpass the expectations of our guests is our number one priority. And we’re proud to have a perfect record to date. Climb board.

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An island hopping adventure like no other

Each day, we sail from one lush island to the next, exploring and discovering the hidden secrets of the archipelago. Swim, snorkel and dive your way through the coral-rich crystalline waters, or use the kayak or SUP to explore paradise from above. Spot a surfable wave? Grab the longboard and get out there.

Explore the unexplored

You’ll go to places most people never will; see things they could only dream of; and do things you never thought you’d do. Adventure through tangled forests, stroll through vanilla and coconut plantations, cycle around the island of La Digue and visit beaches that have been voted the best in the world.

Nothing beats al fresco

York’s time aboard the Pelican allows him to bring a new sense of adventure to his food – thanks to fresh, local ingredients that dictate the menu of the day. His knowledge of the seasons and of nature are developed through exploration and discovery of unique ingredients available on the islands and from the ocean. Passionate about sustainability, York builds relationships with local farmers and fisherman to ensure the food conveys this special sense of place.

Luxury on the water

Down below the deck, Pelican boasts 4 stunning double cabins, all en-suite, with the capacity to accommodate 8 guests in total. While most of your time will be spent exploring, relaxing and enjoying lazy lunches in the sun, your private rooms are a cozy little getaway should you need some time to yourself.


Not only do our competent crew have a wealth of experience chartering the inner and outer atolls, they also know all the secret spots of the archipelago and make it their personal mission to turn each voyage into a trip of a lifetime. Above all, they are part of our family. And they’ll always go out of their way to spoil yours.

Etienne Quilindo


Having worked as a Marine Park Ranger, a Fly Fishing Guide in Alphonse, a Manager at the Cousin Island Special Reserve, and a PADI instructor on the Praslin and Desroches islands – not to mention a 15-year career as a skipper throughout the Seychelles – Etienne is an expert waterman in every sense of the word and has unmatched experience of the archipelago.

Our Captain has commanded many ocean vessels over the years and since 2019, has proudly lead the crew aboard Pelican. A gentle temperament, deep love for the ocean, thousands of sea miles and uncompromising integrity makes Etienne a superb Captain, and an even better human being.

Roddy Jules


After being awarded his Advanced Certificate in Fisheries Science and Fishing Technology at the Seychelles Maritime Academy in 2017, Roddy went on to become STCW, as well as PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water certified.

From fishing stints near the Aldabra Atolls to working as both a deckhand and a skipper on well-known boats around the archipelago, Roddy is an invaluable member of our crew. He has in-depth knowledge of the ocean, a passion for any activity involving water and plays a pivotal role in creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our clients.

York Dunbar


Pelican’s chef, York Dunbar, graduated with a Grande Diploma from the prestigious Silwood School of Cookery in Cape Town, South Africa. Armed with the culinary knowledge of this world-class institution, he worked at various fine dining establishments – most notably Luke Dale Roberts’ Pot Luck Club and The Test Kitchen – both synonymous with the most innovative food in South Africa.

York’s time aboard the Pelican allows him to bring a new sense of adventure to his food – thanks to fresh and exciting tropical ingredients, and the truly magnificent environment in which he gets to cook them. Passionate about sustainability, York loves building relationships with local farmers and producers on the islands to ensure only the very best seasonal ingredients. Exploring the fusion of different cultures and cuisines, York’s refined take on farm-to-table cooking has all the excitement of unknown flavours, whilst simultaneously making you feel wonderfully at home.

Explore the various activities onboard and on land