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Curieuse Island

#3 of 32 things to do in Praslin Island Features Animals
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 225 115
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a good experience. Nice trip out. Do suggest that you take water with you as it can be extremely hot.

Thank Brenda19672017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you get of the boat the tortoises greet you, you can feed them and touch them. Walk from one side of the island to the other side of the island through the mangroves, see lots of crabs and beautiful small beaches, get to the...More

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, if you are covering 3 major islands...you may very well skip this! Turtles are indeed a major attraction, and that too, on their own Huge turtles, but then you may very well find turtles everywhere in Seychelles!

1  Thank Samratahuja
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to see giant turtles. They roam the island. Most of them are in the turtle sanctuary part however you can find some roaming around the island beach as well. It's a nice hike to the other side of the island where my tour...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We visited from our nearby hotel and had a great half day guided trip. The giant tortoises almost greet you off the boat and will happily pose for photos in return for being fed leaves. I think there are over 100 on the island and...More

Thank Parrotfish
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited Curieuse Island as a part of a day long excursion from Praslin. Curieuse was the first stop and it was indeed fun to see and pet the giant tortoises. Unlike in La Digue, the tortoises roam freely near the beach . The beach...More

5  Thank Shivnamaj
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Best place in the seychelles to view the turtles in their natural habitat. We saw the turtles both on La Digue and on Mahe but that was in gates areas with limited space to roam around. The trip to Curieuse Island is great to see...More

Thank Stijn D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The main attraction is a large group of tortoises wandering around freely near the dining/BBQ area. Babies and slightly older individuals can also be visited in a compound not too far from here. The beach area is nice though at the time of our visit...More

1  Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We stayed at the Raffles Hotel and organised a private hotel trip to Curieuse Island. The initial tortoise encounter and feeding was great fun which was then followed by a short walk (maybe 2 hours) across to the other side of the island to be...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing place for seeing tortoises!!! Hang out, play and spend hours with giant lovey toirtoises. Highligh of trip to Seychelles

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Ankush G
18 August 2017|
Response from Agi94 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a rubber boat to the island, therefore we landed just at the beginning of the sand. A bit of wet feet. Not really difficult other than to jump out of the rubber boat with the help of the other people.
20 February 2017|
Response from Evelyn H | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you go on an organized tour, e.g. we went with Ziblo. We were brought there, they gave us background information and then we were "let lose" to discover the island on our own, so we went on an easy hike (if... More
20 February 2017|
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Response from Evelyn H | Reviewed this property |
Go use Ziblo! They were really awesome, I can only recommend them!