The Curieuse Marine National Park stretches from the granite island of St. Pierre to the 5th largest island of the SeychellesCurieuse".
On Curieuse there are about 200 free-living tortoises and a tortoise breeding station.

Drenched in shades of red and green, Curieuse Island in the Seychelles is the result of the confluence of the red earth on the slopes and the green flora of the island with a dash of coco-de-mer palms ' the symbol of the Seychelles.

Most visitors go ashore at Baie Laraie under the gaze of a multitude of humpbacked parrotfish and giant tortoises at the ranger headquarters. The trail from Baie Laraie to Anse José passes through thick mangrove forests and is one of the most spectacular sites on the island. Along the way you can see the ruins of the leper colony, which now blend into the landscape.

Since then, the doctor's house at Anse José has been transformed into a fascinating museum as an example of Creole colonial architecture, with sea turtles still laying their eggs on the beach. A dive in the coral garden or at Pointe Rouge is a must, as is a snorkelling trip to St Pierre.

There are daily boat trips to Curieuse and St. Pierre. From Cote dor in Praslin first Curieuse is approached, there a delicious barbecue on the beach is prepared and you have time to look at the island before it goes to snorkel further to St. Pierre.
The day trip costs about 85€ per person and includes the Marienpark fee and the BBQ. Travel time to Curieuse is about 15 minutes, to St. Pierre 5-10 minutes.

Opening hours:
All marine national parks are open daily, even on public holidays.
Curieuse Island Ranger Base: daily 08:00 to 17:00 Victoria: Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00

~ Adults: SCR 200,00
~ Children under 12: free

All non-resident adults entering the Marine National Park must be in possession of a valid ticket purchased from one of the listed outlets. Tickets must be kept and handed over to the daily patrolling rangers when requested.

Anchorage fee: 10 EUR per yacht is valid for one night at anchor.

Filming fee: 200 EUR for film crews and professional photographers. However, written permission must be obtained from the Marine Park Authority (MPA) prior to commercial filming

The following Payment methods are accepted:
Cash (EURO, Rupees (SCR), US Dollar, Swiss Franc)
Traveller's Cheques

Karl Schnürch
Author: Karl Schnürch

In 2007 I started the website to write everything I experienced from my head. Since then I have been constantly optimizing and expanding to eventually present a complete picture of Seychelles on this site.

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