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Curieuse St. Pierre Snorkeling and Glass Bottom Boat Tour

1. Curieuse St. Pierre Snorkeling and Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Start your day off with pick up from your hotel and a convenient transfer to the boat launch point. After a meet and greet by the crew, set off on your adventure at around 9:30 AM.  First, stop for a fantastic 45-minute to 1-hour snorkeling break at one of the chosen locations (dependent on weather and sea conditions). Discover the incredible marine life and colorful underwater world. Then climb back onto the boat and head over to Curieuse Island for the chance to relax a bit on the beach. At 12 PM, continue the experience with a 45-minute guided tour around the island with a crew member. Journey over to the other side of the island where you can sit down to enjoy a Creole BBQ and a local beer. Gaze in awe as giant tortoises roam around you. At 2 PM depart Curieuse Islands and head over to St Pierre where you can take fantastic photographs. Finish the tour at Anse La Farine for a final snorkeling stop. End your day with unforgettable memories of your holiday on Praslin Island. Return to the dock and enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel.

Praslin: Curieuse and St. Pierre Island Excursion

2. Praslin: Curieuse and St. Pierre Island Excursion

The Curieuse Marine National Park is a sanctuary to a big variety of flora and fauna. On the southern part of the island, you will discover a mangrove swamp that is traversed by a walkway for park visitors. The island is also known for its coco de merpalms, giant takamaka trees, and a large hawksbill turtle rookery. The area is also rich with several bird species, such as the rare Seychelles black parrot Coracopis nigra barklyi, a parrot found only there and on Praslin. St. Pierre Island is a raised reef island west of Providence Atoll and a part of the Farquhar Group, which belongs to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. It has a distance of 736 kilmometers southwest of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island. St. Pierre is a tiny granite islet with a handful of coconut palm trees. It’s a picture-perfect miniature island in the middle of the ocean. St. Pierre is considered as one of Seychelles best snorkeling locations, providing the opportunity to see a wide variety of colorful fish and sea turtles. The full day tour includes a delicious BBQ Lunch as well as soft drinks. You will have opportunities to snorkel and visit these two beautiful islands, and at the conclusion of your experience you will be returned to Praslin.

From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour

3. From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour

Get picked up from your hotel on Praslin Island in the morning, then set off on a speedboat adventure to discover some of the most stunning islands in the Seychelles archipelago. First, arrive at Cocos - an idyllic isle bathed by crystal-clear waters with exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Swim amid turtles and hundreds of fish above a wealth of coral. Next, head over to Félicité Island - a small heavily forested granite island that forms part of a protected marine park. Enjoy plenty more opportunities to snorkel and swim here, whilst taking in the breathtaking natural scenery.  Finally, arrive at La Digue which offers the perfect mix of local culture and beautiful white-sand beaches. Admire the old Copra Mill used to produce coconut oil, an old cemetery, and the spectacular beaches. Visit Anse Cocos Beach, a quiet location on the Southside of the island. Then, head over to marvel at the giant granite boulders on the famous white sand beach of Anse Source D’Argent which are truly breathtaking.  At the end of your excursion, board the speedboat to return to Praslin where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Praslin: Vallée de Mai and Anse Lazio Beach Full-day Tour

4. Praslin: Vallée de Mai and Anse Lazio Beach Full-day Tour

After pickup from your hotel, head to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. This extraordinary ancient forest commonly known as the "Garden of Eden", is a unique habitat where the coco de mer palm grows in its natural state. The reserve is also home to one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot. In the afternoon, explore Anse Lazio, considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world. There are a few restaurants at Anse Lazio where you can buy lunch. You will be dropped back to your hotel at 4:00 PM.

Praslin: Coco & Felicity Island Private Snorkeling Adventure

5. Praslin: Coco & Felicity Island Private Snorkeling Adventure

Begin the day with hotel pickup and a transfer to your private boat. Set sail through the beautiful waters of the Seychelles, to where you'll have the opportunity to experience the area's marine life to the fullest. With stops possible at several locations, choosing the best is based purely on the day's weather. Having a variety of options, though, ensures all snorkel-lovers will be satisfied.  The chances are high that you'll come across creatures like dolphins, sea turtles, rays, sharks, and plenty of endemic birds. Dive in to swim among schools of fishes of varying shapes and colors. The scenery of the islands itself is enough to take your breath away: bright-blue seas and skies, and amazing white-sand beaches everywhere you look. Designed as a private trip, allowing for ultimate flexibility and comfort, take this chance to experience some of the Seychelles' most remote locations. Without a doubt, this is not a trip to miss.

Praslin: La Digue, Cocos, and Felicity Islands Snorkeling

6. Praslin: La Digue, Cocos, and Felicity Islands Snorkeling

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel on Praslin Island. Hop aboard the boat and set sail to La Digue, where you will get an overview of the island and have the chance to visit the Lunion Coconut Mill and Anse Source D’Argent.  One of the Seychelles' most beautiful beaches is Grand Anse; arrive there in style via electric car. After some time at the beach, stop for lunch at the unique Chez Jules restaurant, where the food is incredible, the portions are large, and the atmosphere is warm. Finish off the day with snorkeling at Cocos and Felicity Island, or, in case of bad weather, another satisfying spot. Transfer back to your hotel in Praslin after an unforgettable day in the sun and sea.

From Praslin: Sister & St Pierre Island Tour with Lunch

7. From Praslin: Sister & St Pierre Island Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour to the spectacular islands of Sister and St. Pierre. Depart from Praslin, and set off in a speedboat to your first destination - Sister Island. When you arrive, marvel at the spectacular ocean panoramas and sandy beaches. Head off the beach and begin exploring the island on foot. Feel free to swim and snorkel in the warm waters where there is an abundance of marine life. There are also excellent opportunities for trekking and picnicking. Next, board the speedboat and set off for St. Pierre - a tiny granite islet with a handful of coconut palm trees. Admire this picture-perfect miniature island in the middle of the ocean, which again is considered to be one of Seychelle's best snorkeling locations. See a wide variety of colorful fish and sea turtles. During the tour, savor a delicious barbeque lunch in a stunning natural setting. After a full day of adventure, get delivered back to Praslin Island where your tour will end.

From Praslin: La Digue Self-Guided Bike Tour with Ferry Ride

8. From Praslin: La Digue Self-Guided Bike Tour with Ferry Ride

Whether you are starting off from Praslin island, you will be cruising the crystalline waters on board the island’s community ferries to La Digue, where you will experience some of the most memorable and authentic island living moments. La Digue is yours to explore guide-free and at your own pace for the entirety of the day. Hop onto your bike to begin your adventure, and allow yourself to be open to all the surprises that you may find right around the corner, such as an unbothered land tortoise causing some mid-morning “traffic”… if you’re “lucky”, that is! You can choose to visit many of the island’s attractions, such as L’Union Estate, home to the cemetery of the original settlers of the island. Attractions include a traditional copra mill, giant land tortoises, an old plantation house and the picturesque Anse Source D’Argent; famous for its huge granite boulders and clear turquoise water.

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What people are saying about Praslin Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 237 reviews

We were 10 people from 4 countries and had a wonderful day! It was well organized and the 2 guides first took us by boat to snorkeling spot 1, where there were many colorful fish to see. Then to the island of Curieuse - after some relaxation in the sea we went across the island to the giant tortoises & BBQ. Finally snorkeling again on the way back, and at the end we got a rum drink. Was great, entertaining, nice insights, nice guides. Was totally worth it.

The whole trip was a highlight. The snorkeling spots were great. We saw so many fish. The BBQ was super delicious and the rum cocktail at the end of the trip rounds off the excursion perfectly. I would definitely book the trip again. Many thanks to the crew for this wonderful experience.

Excursion at the top ..... I strongly recommend it for snorkeling, boat trips, secret beaches, barbecue and the curious island with its incredible turtles. Thank you to the team for their professionalism and their sympathy everything was perfect

Great tour, and great value for money! Lots to see and do for the price, and the host is very friendly and knowledgeable! Only constructive criticism would be longer time at both beaches (as they are the main highlight of the trip).

Enjoyed our trip immensely. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and engaging.