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Curieuse Island

SCMRT-MPA Headquarters, PO Box 1240, Victoria, Mahe, Ranger Base, Curieuse Island, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Type: Islands
Description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This small Island close to Praslin is full of stuff for Nature lovers. The land toirtoises runs free and it heavily protected by park rangers. Safe to swim all year round. Lots of daily boat excursions inclusive of snorkeling and BBQ on the beach. A real treat for families and couples.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went in January 2013 NOT March but i just found the opportunity to rate and review and march was the last option. This trip is worth every penny and such a great way to spend your time (in my opinion) :) Once you are ion the island you have a couple of hours to see, stroke and talk to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Must do in Praslin! Hire a boat and head there to see the giant turtles and barbecue on the wonderful beach!

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Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We did a trip to Curiuse island and snorkeling at St Pierre. We were very pleased with the trip and service we received from Corsairs boat charter. It was only me and my husband. They droped us off at the side of the island where the turtles were. We got to walk around and talk to the staff and look... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Booked a day trip to curieuse island with a local tour operator king creole on the beach in Côte d'Or . The trip cost 60 eu pp plus 200 rps pp for tax. The trip involved a boat taxi to the island, a BBQ and if we had wished snorkelling in st Pierre . We were collected from our hotel... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stopped off during a full day catamaran trip visiting various islands. How wonderful to see these giant land tortoises roaming on the beach and around the island. Also walked through mangrove swamp forest area to Anse Josee. Great island!

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Cegled, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

There are several paths that can be explored, you can see a mangrove swamp with animals. And the beach are awesome. The turtles are fun.

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was amazing! Big 100 years old turtles ate bananas from my hands! And the view in the lagoon is same as in Animals Planet or Discovery, or Blue Lagoon movie, so fantastic... Must see!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a most interesting island. Tortoises imported from Aldabra have a metal tag pinned to the rear of their shell. It was great walking with the herd (Don't know the collective noun for tortoises). At the kiosk there is a small cage within which is one baby tortoise. The other is missing. I don't think it escaped but may... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Curieuse is a good half-day trip excursion, usually combined with great snorkeling around the islet of St. Pierre, only 15 minutes away from Praslin (from the beach Cote d'Or) with a small motor boat. Usually the boats arrive at the bay where most tortoises are as well as the ranger base and some baby tortoises. From there, there are two... More

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