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Curieuse, St. Pierre & La Farine: All Inclusive Snorkle Tour

1. Curieuse, St. Pierre & La Farine: All Inclusive Snorkle Tour

Start your day off with pickup 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. First, stop for a 45-minute to 1-hour snorkeling break at one of the chosen locations (dependent on weather and sea conditions). Discover marine life and the colorful underwater world. Climb back on the boat and head over to a beach on Curieuse Island. Continue the experience with a 45-minute guided tour on the island via a nature trail. 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. Depart Curieuse Island and head over to St. Pierre where you can take photographs. Finish the tour at Anse La Farine for a final snorkeling stop. End your day with a trademark Takamaka rum cocktail. Return to the dock and enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel.

From Mahé: Praslin & La Digue Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

2. From Mahé: Praslin & La Digue Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

Discover two of the Seychelles' most breathtaking islands on this island-hopping catamaran cruise from Mahé. Visit Vallée de Mai on Praslin and L'Union Estate on La Digue with tickets and guided tours included. Enjoy a Creole lunch onboard and stroll along some of the Seychelles' most picturesque beaches. After getting picked up from your hotel anywhere on Mahé, hop on the catamaran that will take you to Praslin, the Seychelles' second-largest island. Your first stop is Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the world where the sea coconut grows naturally. Enjoy a walk along the paths of this primeval forest, listening to the rare black parrot. See for yourself why the forest is said to be the original Garden of Eden. Pay a visit to the famous Anse Lazio Beach and enjoy a stroll through its postcard-perfect sands before the crossing to La Digue. Spot dolphins and other native sea life along the way. Tuck into a delicious Creole barbeque lunch served onboard. Upon landing on La Digue, hop in a traditional ox-cart for a transfer to L'Union Estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the estate with tickets included and spot giant tortoises as well as the refurbished colonial plantation house, the filming location of "Goodby Emmanuelle." Continue your tour of La Digue in an open-sided truck, stopping at Anse Source d'Argent Beach to see for yourself why this is one of the most photographed beaches on the planet. At the end of the day, hop back on board the catamaran and get transferred back to you hotel in Mahé.

From Mahe: Praslin and La Digue Tour with Transfer and Lunch

3. From Mahe: Praslin and La Digue Tour with Transfer and Lunch

Depart Mahe Island, destination Praslin Island. Visit the Vallee De Mai, the heart of Praslin, home to the Coco De Mer Palm and the Black Parrot, also described as the Garden of Eden due to its mystical nature. You will be given a brief explanation of its history and have the chance to take a few souvenir photos before heading out to Anse Lazio. The most famous beach on Praslin and one of the “best in the archipelago” with its fine white sands and gorgeous turquoise water that is so clear you can watch the fish swim around you. Next, We Head To La Digue Island. Experience the laid-back atmosphere of island living. Travelling by bicycle or oxcart is the way to go, but if you prefer to walk, it is a good opportunity to truly get the most out of your visit. First, stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of our local restaurants, and after you have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the Island.

Praslin: Curieuse and St. Pierre Island Excursion

4. 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: Cousin, Curieuse & St Pierre Islands Day Tour

5. From Praslin: Cousin, Curieuse & St Pierre Islands Day Tour

Full-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.

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

6. 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.

From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Praslin Island

Really great tour, hard-working guys who did their job perfectly, had a lot of fun, delicious BBQ food, beautiful beaches with turquoise water, meeting turtles was incredible, it's really an indescribable feeling to pet such a turtle, was enthusiastic. 2x Schnörschelt had a crystal clear water! I recommend you to buy a full mask for snorkeling in advance - it's just great and that's the best way to enjoy snorkeling, thank you very much for that! We will not forget the day!️

great itinerary especially if good weather the beach on Praslin was amazing for pics the buffet lunch was good and all the staff was great now my issue was car used for pick up and return had issues so we had to stop for it to cool down , boat used had to be kinked 5x lol but we arrived safely at all stops

Me and my partner loved the tour and meeting other people. We didn’t want to leave la digue!

Great guide, beautiful views, & delicious lunch. Also loved interacting with the tortoises!

Amazing tour! Highly recommended! Friendly guides, tasty food, amazing views!