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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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Owner description: This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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Centurion, South Africa
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242 reviews 242 reviews
105 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I have been to Seychelles and in particular Praslin on four occasions over the past few years. We stayed at the Paradise Sun Resort. We did not once miss the opportunity to visit Curieuse Island during our stays. We booked via a reliable local guy at the hotel and it was very affordable. Praslin and Curieuse Islands... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A great trip by boat. You will enjoy the trek to the doctor's house and the swim in the beach there. The BBQ at the end will be a big welcome after the walk.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was the 2nd island we covered in our Day tour. Was awesome and felt like paradise. The tour arranger arranged for lunch in the island which consisted of pasta salad, barbeque chicken and fish, bread and for dessert had bananas and coconut. We ate the lunch facing the deep blue ocean giving a whole new meaning to "Monday Blues"!!!!... More

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Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Most people go there to have their lunch and to walk through the island which used to be leprosy "hospital" and place to raise turtles for commerce. There is a nice walk from one side of the island to the other side in which mangroves can be seen as well as swamp creatures and in addition Aldabra giant tortoises walk... More

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Birmingham UK
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fantastic to get some close to the tortoises, they like their heads stroked behind their ears and are very loveable (but don't sit on them - they ain't horses). Beaches are beautiful and you can also go on a boardwalk through the mangroves (full of crabs, and other sea life) and on a trail across the island. Excellent experience, would... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made a day trip from Anse Albert to Curieuse Island, Cousin and St. Pierre. It cost 120 euros but is worth every penny! It's absolutely great to see the giant turtoises in there natural habitat. The BBQ-lunch was very tastful and the walk from the turtoise beach to the doctor's house on the other side of the island is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We booked through Makwa Boat charter( you can ask your hotel to call Eddy at 2570868), Eddy brought us for deep sea fishing, and then curieuse island to enjoy bbq and explore the island (i enjoy walking the path from the beach where the tortoise roam free to another beach where we had our bbq, it was a long but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a gorgeous place and so interesting! On landing at the beach there was a giant tortoise lumbering around chewing on some leaves. I love that they just roam free - so much nicer than seeing them penned up like on some of the other islands. We also did the walk through the mangroves, saw some of the Coco de... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a great trip to see the giant tortoises , the only draw back was MASON TRAVEL the ones that we booked through. When the boat came into the jetty the transfer bus was no where around to pick us up. The tour ended at 430 and by 5pm we were in a cab back to the hotel. I was... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We anchored off the island and took our dinghy ashore to take the tour. It's a bit of a tourist trap, they bus them in from all over with what looks like an obligatory barbecue. We had a look around the doctors house (interesting) then set off on the walk to the giant tortoise home. Lovely walk, with really interesting... More

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