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Aride Island Nature Reserve


Departure at 08:45hrs, Aride is perhaps the most pristine island in the Inner Seychelles.

It is located 10 km north of Praslin and is also known as the Seabird Fortress of the

Indian Ocean. Visiting Aride is an ornithological treat and an unforgettable experience.

The island has been a bird sanctuary since 1973 and has been cleared of rats, since then

seabird numbers have multiplied. Today more than 1 million seabirds breed on Aride.

In addition to tern colonies, you will also find white tailed tropic birds, frigatebirds and the

world's largest colony of lesser noddies. The extremely rare Seychelles Warbler found a

safe home here. If the weather permits, you will be guided to the breathtaking clifftops

where you may observe hundreds of frigatebirds soaring above the turquoise sea.

Aride also has one of the densest lizard populations in the world and a unique flora.

Some of the native plants are only found on Aride. You may also find the critically

endangered Wright’s Gardenia which is endemic and naturally grown only on

Aride Island.


Return about 13:30hrs

Price: € 120 per person | € 65 per child (4 to 11 years)

Included: Landing fee, water, soft drinks, guided tour approx. 2.5 hours

Recommended to bring with on this tour: Towel, anti-mosquito, comfortable
shoes or sandals for walking, sunscreen protection, 1 Liter of water per person,
hand sanitizer

This excursion is only possible on weekdays as Aride Island is closed on
weekends and public holidays

Aride Island is closed annually from June to September

Kindly avoid dark colored clothes (it attracts mosquitoes)

Aride Island
Aride Island
Aride Island, Seychelles
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