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
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,
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)