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Address: 1000 km from Mahe, Seychelles
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Four remote coral islands are the habitat of the giant tortoise and...
Four remote coral islands are the habitat of the giant tortoise and thousands of seabirds.
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A very special experience

We visited here as part of a small ship cruise. Risk of piracy in this part of the Indian Ocean has been in decline for a couple of years and our ship had an anti-piracy team... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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292 reviews 292 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited here as part of a small ship cruise. Risk of piracy in this part of the Indian Ocean has been in decline for a couple of years and our ship had an anti-piracy team aboard, and our cruise ship was the first to visit for some time. First stop was Assumption Island about 27km away. Assumption is pretty... More 

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Puget Sound
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30 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Aldabra Atoll is a World Heritage Site and is rarely visited mainly because of its remote location, expense, and piracy. There are no scheduled ship or air service that I am aware of. You can charter very expensive flights to Aldabra and make arrangements to stay at the ranger station. Most sailors are wary of sailing there due to being... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This site is only rarely visited - around 1000 visitors annually - and uninhabited save for a small group of scientists and naturalists. The terrain is difficult on foot although worth it to see indigenous species such as the Aldabra flightless rail, the giant tortoise and the 'upside down jelly fish'. Access to the lagoon is very dependent on tides... More 

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