Praslin: Curieuse and St. Pierre Island Excursion
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 7 hours
It was an amazing trip given I had booked the trip only one day before. The pickup was arranged on time via whatsapp and the guide was good and could speak English and French both for our mixed group. We were 5 couples and the trip started off at around 9:30AM after all pickups. The first thing on the itinerary was a snorkeling dive. Then we went to cariuse island where we did a nature trail of around 1.7kms via beautiful forest area. Then we spent some time taking pics with the tortoises and had an amazing barbeque lunch where rice, lentil, barbeque chicken and fish were served along with salads and beer. After that we went for another snorkeling dive which was beautiful to see even from the glass bottom boat. And then capped it off with takamaka drinks on a secluded beach which is accessible only by boat. Overall worth the price.
Great day out. Due to weather, we needed to change from the glass bottom to a more high powered boat, but it was great we had this option so our tour could still go. Once we reached safe waters near our first destination, we snorkeled. Lots of fish to see! At Curieuse, there is a 1.7km gentle hike. It’s quite rocky so wear a light pair of trainers or water shoes. The tour, especially the mangroves, were fascinating. The tortoise sanctuary is a delight. So many gentle giants walking around. There’s also a nursery for tortoises from birth to 5yo. After a delicious lunch of grilled fish, chicken, and salads, we had some beach time. Then, it was off to snorkel again before ending our day with some rum and reggae on the beach. All in all, a great day!
The trip involves walking from Doc's House to the Turtles' beach so wear comfortable shoes (not flip-flops) due to multiple rocky steps along the way. Take umbrella if you plan visiting the island in the rainy season.
Boat in excellent condition and skipper very good. Had a great time and the team was very accommodating to bring me back in time for a presentation I had to do. Would recommend this team strongly.
The best experience. The guides were very kindly and helped us to relax and enjoy the trip. We are very happy!