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Pickup info

Guests will be picked up at the hotel and dropped back after the excursion.

Cousin island - bird sanctuary

Enjoy an experience of nature at its purest on pristine Cousin Island, a bird nature reserve since 1968, and embark on the extraordinary opportunity to see the white-tailed tropicbird, the different species of terns and noddies as well as the hawksbill turtles.

With its varied habitats and diverse flora and fauna, Cousin Island is home to endemic species of land birds and hawksbill turtles coming to nest. Cousin Island has both coastal and in-land vegetation where mostly land birds can be spotted.

One quarter of a million birds nest on Cousin every year among whose number can be counted the Seychelles Fody, Seychelles Sunbird, Moor-hen, Red Turtle Dove, Terns, Frigate Birds and Shear waters. A birdwatcher’s paradise. Our excursion will bring you to the island by boat, taking in the spectacular sight of Cousine Island and provides a one-hour tour of Cousin followed by an opportunity for swimming in limpid waters.

Once a coconut plantation, a visit to this island is a splendid experience displaying the efforts that have gone into protecting and preserving bird life as well as other endemic species in Seychelles.

A landing fee is required.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 2 to 12 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Guests will be picked up at the hotel and dropped back after the excursion.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Drop-off at pick up location.

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM)

Itinerary

Days of operation: Subject to availability

- Short boat rider to Aride Island from Praslin
- Guided tour on Cousin Island.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation without penalty must be 3 days before departure date.

Children policy

- land excursions: Holidays Seychelles does not recommend land excursions longer than one km for children below six years
- up to one year: included free of charge
- from two to 11 years: included as per children’s rate
- 12 years and above: included at adult rates