Desroches Island (Ile Desroches) is the main of the Amirante Islands of Seychelles. The island is located 227 km (140 ml) southwest of the capital city Victoria (on Mahe island). It is 5.5 km (3.4 miles) long and has a land area of 4.027 km2 (1.55 ml2) and a population of around 100 inhabitants (2014 census). Along its circumference of 13 km (8 miles) is a beach of fine sand. Desroches' conservation is managed by Island Conservation Society.
The commander of the French corvette Heure du Berger, Chevalier de Roslan, named the island of Desroches after Chevalier des Roches, Governor of Ile de France (Mauritius) and Ile Bourbon (Reunion) from 1767 to 1772. In 1771 Desroches was explored by Chevalier de la Billioere. Originally, the British named it Wood Island due to its dense tree vegetation. Desroches Island was a major producer of copra.
Desroches Island belongs to Outer Islands District. As it is an island with small population, there are no government buildings or services and people often have to go to Victoria, which is quite a difficult task. The inhabitants are engaged mainly in tourism, and in small scale farming and fishing, mainly for the isle consumption.
Desroches Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Desroches Island dock (anchor) at Victoria (Seychelles' capital on Mahe Island).
The Desroches Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Desroches Island, Seychelles.
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Port Desroches Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Desroches Island, Seychelles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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20 January, 2017
27 January, 2017