Turtles & Tortoises: Three Island Cruise


Full Day


Cousin, Curieuse, St Pierre


Friday, Tuesday



Turtles & Tortoises: Three Island Cruise

An unforgettable sailing adventure around Praslin’s satellite islands: Enjoy island-hopping between Cousin, Curieuse and St. Pierre islands – each with its own unique biodiversity and natural charm! This full day excursion takes you to two nature reserves and is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts that are interested in learning more about Seychelles’ indigenous fauna and flora.

During a guided nature walk on Cousin Island Special Reserve you are sure to encounter turtle nests and endangered species of rare endemic birds. On Curieuse you will meet inquisitive giant tortoises and are invited to learn more about one of Seychelles’ keystone species. Relax with them on the beach before lunch is served onboard our catamaran. In the afternoon you’ll head to St. Pierre islet, where snorkelling amongst a kaleidoscope of tropical fish will leave you with vibrant memories of your time in paradise.

Includes hotel transfers, boat transfers, entrance fees lunch, water, soft drinks, guided nature walk at Cousin Special Reserve (wet landing), meeting giant tortoises at Curieuse, snorkelling at St. Pierre

This tour is only available to clients staying on Praslin.


Enjoy a sailing adventure from Praslin as you island hop between Cousin, Curieuse, St.Pierre islands – each with its own diversity and beauty!

Your first stop is Cousin Island. This beautiful nature reserve and pristine ecosystem plays host to some of Seychelles rarest birds and other endemic species. Experienced guides will share all the secrets of this magical island with you.

Then hop on to Curieuse Island National Marine Park where a unique island eco-system awaits. Anchored here, enjoy the scenery whilst savouring a delicious Creole lunch onboard.

Next on the list is Isle St. Pierre. This little island offers you the perfect chance to swim or snorkel in the crystal waters surrounding the island, offering a unique perspective of the colourful life beneath the surface.

Finally, Catalina will slowly make her way back to Praslin as you enjoy a relaxing cruise to end off the day.


Available Tuesdays and Fridays – this tour is only available to clients staying on Praslin
Mahe: Departs 07:00 / Returns 18:30
Praslin: Departs 08:30 / Returns 16:30
Lunch, park fees, hotel transfers and guided tours included


Children (aged 2 to 11 years old) benefit from special rates on our excursions. Failure to verify your child’s age will result in the child being charged as an adult on site. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

Departure from:

You will be collected from your hotel. Departure from Mahé at Inter-Island Quay. Departure from Praslin at Jetty.


Guided Tours, Bird Watching, Ecological Interest, Nature Walk, Snorkelling, Swimming

Points of Interest:

Nature walk at Cousin

Giant tortoises at Curieuse

Snorkelling at St Pierre

Package includes:

Lunch served onboard our Catamaran

Water + Soft Drinks

Guided Tours

Park Fees

Inter-Island Ferry

What to Bring:

Swimwear + Beach Towel

Reef-friendly Sunscreen

Natural Insect Repellant



Tour Map


The schedule displayed below indicates estimated times. Actual timing may vary on the day.

Collection from hotel | Time to be advised

Hotel transfers are included in this excursion. You will be advised of your collection time before the excursion.

07:00 - Departure from Mahé at Inter-Island Quay

Transfer to Praslin.

08:30 - Catalina departs Praslin for Cousin Island

Sail around the southern point of Praslin to Cousin Island

09:00 - Guided tour of Cousin

Enjoy a guided tour of this protected area with its walking trails, nature reserve and pristine ecosystem.

11:30 - Creole Lunch served onboard Catalina

Enjoy a decadent lunch en route to Curieuse.

12:30 - Guided tour of Curieuse

Visit Curieuse island – home to free-roaming giant tortoises and the legendary coco de mer palm.

13:30 - Catalina anchors at St Pierre

Snorkel and swim over the vibrant reefs surrounding this protected ilslet.

18:30 - Return to Inter-Island Quay | Transfer to hotel

A coach will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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    Our Little VIPs – Notice to Parents

    Children (aged 2 to 11 years old) benefit from special rates on our excursions.
    Parents please note: At the entrance to various points of interest, your child may be requested to provide proof of their date of birth.

    Parents, or accompanying guardians, are asked to carry their children’s ID with them, at all times. Failure to verify your child’s age will result in the child being charged as an adult on site.

    Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Our tours include English and French speaking guides – other languages are available upon request.
    • As your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone an excursion due to bad weather, or if the minimum number of participants has not been reached.
    • Some excursions may include a wet landing. Please request a bag to protect your valuable items.
    • Please advise us of any medical conditions you may have, prior to confirming your excursion.
    • Parents must carry a copy of their child’s ID. Failure to verify your child’s age on the day of the excursion will result in that child being charged as an adult.
    • Click here to view our cancellation policy

    Your Wellbeing is our Priority

    • Our operations are Covid-safe certified by the Public Health Authority and Ministry of Tourism
    • Our boats and vehicles are thoroughly sanitised before and after each excursion
    • We use eco-friendly cleaning products that are not harmful to you or the environment
    • Our staff wear a mask at all times to protect you – please wear yours when asked to
    • Hand sanitiser available throughout the day