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From Praslin: Cousin, Curieuse & St Pierre Islands Day Tour1 Reviews
Visit the Nature Reserve of Cousin island, followed by a 30-minute boat ride to Curieuse Island where a BBQ lunch is served on the beach. Enjoy snorkeling around the tiny island of St. Pierre.
- Cousin: tour the island with its abundance of species and habitats, from the coast with its protective mangroves, wetlands, endemic trees and birds
- Curieuse: large population of giant tortoises seen next to the natural pond on the coast, whilst the majority range across the island freely
- St Pierre: Snorkeling off the tiny island, for the un-initiated on hand are lightweight snorkeling vests so not to miss out viewing the marine life
DescriptionFull-Day Cousin, Curieuse, and St Pierre Islands tour. Start with a transfer to Baie Ste Anne jetty for the 2-km crossing to the Special Nature Reserve of Cousin island. A cruiser moors off-shore and tourists are taken to the island on a Reserve boat to prevent accidental introduction of pests to the island. It is highly recommended that tourists come prepared to wrap their belongings in water-proof bags, and that they respect the safety regulations of donning life jackets and remaining seated until the craft is beached. A warden leads the tour of the island with its abundance of species and habitats, from the coast with its protective mangroves, to the wetlands which attract dragonflies, moorhens, caecilans & Seychelles terrapins; on to the rejuvenated forest on the hill plateau which provides ideal nesting sites for large populations of shearwaters and bridled terns amongst its endemic trees - mapou, Indian mulberry and bwa sousouri. Endemic birds found on Cousin Island are the Magpie Robin, Sunbird, Fody, Blue Pigeon and the Warbler. The tour continues with a 30-minute boat ride to Curieuse Island, where a splendid BBQ lunch is served on the beach. Curieuse island has a large population of giant tortoises, some can be seen next to the natural pond on the coast, whilst the majority range across the island freely and can sometimes be tracked by their vociferate calls of intimate congress. The tour ends with an hour's snorkeling off the tiny island of St. Pierre. For the un-initiated, our crew is on hand with lightweight snorkelling vests to ensure that no-one misses the chance to view the abundant marine life.
IncludesHotel pick-up and drop-off Entrance fee to the Islands Bbq lunch with water or soft drink Snorkeling equipment/vests
- This tour takes place during sunny weather or days with light rain Clients must know how to swim Wear beach shoes/slippers