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Curieuse Island

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Address: Praslin Island, Seychelles
Phone Number:
+248 4 225 115

This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.

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Turtle Island

We booked a taxi boat without BBQ at Sagittarius for 25 euro plus 200R landing fee. The trip took about 15 min and although Kevin is a fast driver, he is experienced and even when... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matthias K
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a taxi boat without BBQ at Sagittarius for 25 euro plus 200R landing fee. The trip took about 15 min and although Kevin is a fast driver, he is experienced and even when you tend to get sea-sick like my girlfriend the short trip is totally ok. The drop off is at the main bay where a local... More 

Thank Matthias K
Bratislava, Slovakia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are lots of tourists, but lots of giant tortoises as well. In addition to the park where they roam freely there is a nice walk trek around the bay to the Doctor's house with lots of mangrove trees and natural crab habitat. At the end of the trek you will find a small museum dedicated to the history of... More 

Thank Eva M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful island and its cool to see these animals - they eat leaves they offer you - the kids will love it…but the rest is a bit shabby…big seating are for tourists and groups barbecuing, not very inviting place other than the big turtles - if you don't need to feed and pet a turtle (my wife loved it…..) and... More 

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the taxi boat to the island and had a wonderful encounter with the giant tortoises, who like to be cuddled. They are really wonderful creatures. You can also see the 'baby' ones and you can feed the older ones. After the visit of the sanctuary, you can walk to the doctor's house. it's about 45 minutes through the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting. First we played with the giant turtles and the kids fed them. Then we took the walk to the other side - very interesting, mangroves, tropical forest, rock formations - every 15 minutes the scenery was different. Might be a bit difficult if one is not fit, involves some stairs climbing and may get quite sunny and hot!!!... More 

Thank Stan040
Jersey, Channel Islands
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and do on this little island, and learn about the tortoises ( and what they did when the tsunami was approaching) - the walk along the wooden bridges is great and worth the little trek. Beautiful,

Thank Skipster31
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

10 minute boat ride from Praslin İsland. Has a great beachand clear water on one side of the İsland. İf you are interested in seeing tortoises you have to walk about 2 km through the mangroves to the other side of the İsland.Giant tortoises are there in their natural habitat so you can see them closely, even feed them with... More 

Thank Gul C
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled to the island with King Creole Charters (very competitive prices and worth the money). The island is beautiful and the tortoises amazing. Although with noticed that the Seychelle Nationals have no distinction between tortoise and turtles (we thought we were going to see nesting turtles!) Once seeing the tortoises at arrival, there is a 1.7km hike through the mangroves... More 

Thank NacquitaK
Alton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent half a day on Curieuse island and it was well worth the visit, our boat first went to St Pierre Island for snorkelling where we swam with beautiful fish and hawksbill turtles although watch the tide here it can be strong. We then proceeded to the island to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat roaming freely,... More 

Thank AsiaSteve72
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see for any discerning traveler. Wasn´t too keen at first. but decided to go anyway. Scenic and lots of photo ops!

Thank Johann O

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