Baie Ternay Marine National Park

Baie Ternay Marine National Park

Baie Ternay Marine National Park
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chinagirlsz
Reading, UK110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The marine park is absolutely stunning. The walk to the area is beautiful, what made it a less then impressive experience is that I was injured by a stingray. There are no signs warning tourists about their presence, and whilst I read the online information about it, I forgot and ended up needing stitches at the hospital.
I would not reccomend a visit other than in a boat as you can not see the stingrays and you may end up like me. The cut sustained is healing, but the pain when it happened was absolutely unbearable.
Written March 22, 2024
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Line J
Odense144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
I have visited the marine park both from the sea side for a snorkle trip, as well as from the beach side reached by public bus and 2,5km walk. It is a beautiful snorkling spot with good chances of spotting rays (like all other places in Seychelles, the hard corals are dead, but this is the case everywhere).
If you come by boat - excellent.
If you come by walk it is easy enough to find, but the beach is remote and does not have a tourist safety guard like Port Launay e.g. There have been cases with tourist being attacked there and robbed, and you should never leave anything on the beach unattended. Even the local fishermen we met there strongly advised us to go swimming in turns, not together.
Written June 6, 2017
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robalveston
bristol67 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited this beach beginning of may, the beach is shallow and muddy not a good place to swim. We were horrified to find a cow and a bull tied up by the abandoned buildings close to the beach. They had no shade and the cow was in very poor condition ribs showing and blood on backside. We informed the authority but they just did nothing. Shame on the Seychelles who are supposed to care for animals welfare not let them suffer.
This was the worst moment of our otherwise good holiday.
Written June 4, 2018
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Chris77CH
Lausanne, Switzerland230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I had read the comments on this place before going and we almost booked a snorkeling boat tour thinking that we wouldn't be able to access on our own means, but since it would have been 60€ per person against 50€ for a car, we decided to take our chance and give it a try...
So I confirm that we were able to drive there (lovely drive from Beau Vallon by the way, I recommend it!) and to park at the entrance of the property. We didn't see any guard, just a few other rental cars. Of course, the road is narrow for the last part, so you have drive carefully in case you happen to have to cross another car...
Approx. 15 minutes walk (but flat) to reach the beach which is nice but it was low-tide so a bit muddy in certain places. To reach the snorkeling spot, we had to walk a little more around the cove (lookout for your feet - sea urchins!).
Beautiful fish, still some living corrals (vs a lot of dead in other places on the archipelago), a few large rays hiding in the sand (careful with those!).
Visibility wasn't good at all, but I guess that this depends on the day, currents, weather, season...
Written May 19, 2017
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indrajit1405
Mumbai, India113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
We did a full day trip called Marine Reef Safari at Mahe with Masons Travel. This package included a wonderful catamaran ride, lunch, glass boat ride, snorkelling in the Indian Ocean, an island visit......the list is just endless. The entire day went off in a flash and the experience was mind boggling. All the aspects were well handled barring the return bus trip to the hotel where we had to wait for 30 mins. An experience worth remembering
Written May 29, 2015
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colbolin
London, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I paid 40 euros each to go snorkeling at the Marine Park and I must admit it was not worth it for snorkeling. Most of the coral, like everywhere, is dead or dying and all we saw was reef fish. In fact we saw more variety of fish just snorkeling off the shore of the hotel near to Beau Vallon. Might be nice for scuba diving but I wouldn't recommend paying to go snorkeling.
Written May 10, 2018
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545pascalf
Brussels, Belgium1,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We wanted to show the beautiful marine biodiversity to the kids that are not old enough for scuba diving then we decided to go for snorkeling at the Baie Ternay Marine National Park and what we can say is that the place worth coming!!!
Situated on the Cape Ternay north of Mahe Island, the Marine Park is well conserved and the site around is just breathtaking...
Beautiful fishes and corrals and good visibility for snorkeling.
The kids were amazed!!!
Definetely a very good spot to go for snorkeling or scuba diving...
Don't forget your repelant for the damned sandflies!!!
Written August 17, 2016
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P B
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
For all those travelers that would like to see this fantastic place for the last time, you'd better get there quickly. The dredgers are moving into position to create a 'paradise' for the elite tourist. You send you gratification to Emirates for their wanton destruction of an rare ecosystem and national Seychelles treasure. So long and thanks for the amazing dives.
Written January 30, 2015
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Brent W
Pretoria, South Africa337 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Situated at the end of a narrow road with limited passing opportunities!
Parking at the end was also limited and there was nobody to inform you where to go.
A security boom prevents access to the beach so you have a 20 minute walk to get there.
We got there at high tide and there was little beach to speak of.
I hope the snorkeling is as good as they say because otherwise the highlight really is the coconut vender at the entrance!
Written March 23, 2019
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stefaniepucher
Velden am Woerthersee, Austria27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
We went there because we heart about the good snorkeling conditions. You can drive until the end of the street and have to walk a few minutes until you are at the beach. Pay attention: there is no beach at high tide. We saw several rays, a lot of fish and corals (unfortunately most of theme are dead). Very nice beach if you love to look under water.
Written November 18, 2018
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