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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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Preston, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Soroe, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

150-200 land turtles walk around and in a non-touristic way you can really enjoy and experience this peculiar animal. Beautiful Island.

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Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

definitely worth a visit if you're interested in seeing little baby tortoises and seeing free roaming giant tortoises (and their doggy friend too). feed them, interact with them...this island is definitely worth a visit!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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86 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 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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92 helpful votes 92 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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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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