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Curieuse Island

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Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 225 115
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Enjoyed the tortoises

We ended up coming here for a few hours as part of a day tour and glad we did! Seeing the giant... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Denver, Colorado
turtle visit!

After a morning of fishing we went for a break and lunch to Curieuse Island. The ambiance was chill... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Paris, France
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This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“doctor's house” (32 reviews)
“giant tortoises” (81 reviews)
“day trip” (35 reviews)
Praslin Island, Seychelles

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We ended up coming here for a few hours as part of a day tour and glad we did! Seeing the giant tortoises up close was definitely a unique experience and the highlight of our day. We also visited the Doctor's House on the other...More

Thank suzyd781
Reviewed 2 December 2017

After a morning of fishing we went for a break and lunch to Curieuse Island. The ambiance was chill and cozy and we were welcomed by these most lovely turtles. They were everywhere!! we recommend this place to visit and meet these ancient creatures of...More

Thank LuxxxeTravel86
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I've visited the Galapagos so it's hard to fairly evaluate a rare personal contact with tortoises. It was still a heart-warming experience. While the Galapagos turtles are bigger and more difficult to access, the Seychelles turtles were readily accessible. This allowed for far more interaction....More

3  Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

What a place ! It’s beautiful and well worth a trip We caught a water taxi from Anse Volbert (be very careful- there are officially recognised guides and unlicensed guided) we took a licences trip from the bay from a guy with Dreads and he...More

2  Thank Rhona139
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Really a great experience and deff. something i would recommend for others to go when visiting the Seychelles. This was an emotional experience for me to meet these animals really fantastic. Have a great vacation.

2  Thank DK_Viking
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We took a half day trip to the island which was about 10 minutes off Praslin. The beach was nice but there are many much nicer on Praslin. Seeing the giant turtles was nice but you can only spend so much time watching and feeding...More

1  Thank Travelfunwhynotu
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A great place to view and come close to the tortoise. The large ones walk freely around, the young ones are kept in cages to prevent from being stolen.

Thank Tore S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I loved this trip. We were dropped off by the boat and allowed to learn about the history of the island at the old doctor’s house. It could be brought to life a bit more, but it did contain interesting information. We...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We arrived there via taxi boat and after we land we walk among the turtles. they are magnificent. we fed them and pet them and they love it. after that we took a little stroll and find there tons of crabs.

1  Thank Ram Y
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re planning to go from the one side (where the turtles are) to the other (beautiful beach), wear proper footwear, not flip flops like we did. It took us approximately 40 minutes to cross the island and the heat was unbearable, but when we...More

2  Thank vesna s
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Ankush G
18 August 2017|
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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!