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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Booked a half day trip to Curieuse and St Pierre island with a local tour operator King Creole on the beach in Côte d'Or. The trip cost €50pp plus 200 rupees pp for tax. When we arrived at Curieuse Island we were told the trip was to Curieuse only. After hours arguing with the tour operator King Creole and with... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
74 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic day trip from Praslin organised by Angel Tours through Ocean Jewels resort. We landed on Anse St Jose and spent the morning swimming, sunbathing and exploring before walking across to Laraie Bay for a BBQ lunch and to see the giant tortoises.

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Curepipe
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On my last trip to Praslin, I went back to Curieuse that I liked so much 10 years ago. On arrival I was welcome by a warden who before saying hello indicated where we had to pay the 200 seychelles rupees as landing fee. Fare enough as we all said it was for the up keeping of the national park.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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