Seychelles Helicopter Tour of Cousin Island
Seychelles Helicopter Tour of Cousin Island allows you to discover one of the first internationally owned reserves of Seychelles. This island is called Cousin Island.
Cousin Island – This 27 hectares granitic island is located 2 kilometers west of the island of Praslin. Formerly a coconut plantation until the highly extinct Seychelles Warbler was discovered. To save the remaining population of these birds, this island has been restored to became a wildlife sanctuary. Thereafter, it was then declared a Special Nature Reserve of Seychelles in 1975. The island is now home to many indigenous flora and fauna, endemic lizards, freshwater turtles and giant tortoises. The most famous and friendliest being the Hawksbill Tortoise called George.
Cousin island is only accessible by sea from Praslin or from the other neighboring islands. Upon arrival you anchor off-shore and you’ll be ferried over to Cousin island on a smaller boat. This is to avoid the importation of pests and to keep the wildlife safe and undisturbed.
Included on this tour is a 90 minutes guided walking tour. You will discover the abundance of wildlife that Cousin Island has to offer. You will also be introduced to some conservation programs of the island and as a site for good practice in environmental management. International Research Organizations and Universities have created a research and demonstration base on the island.
Enjoy your Seychelles Helicopter Tour of Cousin Island. It is a true home of animal refugees in Seychelles! This tour is ideal for travelers who are animal and eco-lovers! Note that there is no accommodation or restaurant on the island. So guests have to bring along their own lunch picnic basket and refreshments. Cousin island is only open to visitors from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and midday.