Curieuse Island (Seychelles)

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Region
Africa - Indian Ocean Islands

Coordinates
-4.27817 S, 55.72481 E

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Curieuse Island (aka Ile Rouge) is a small island in Seychelles, located near the north coast of Praslin Island. Curieuse covers a total area of just 2,9 km2 (1,13 ml2) and population less than 10 people. The isle is most famous with its bare red soil and the coco de mer palms. These trees are Seychelles' cultural icons and grow only on two islands in the world - Praslin and Curieuse.Curieuse Island (Seychelles) cruise port

Curieuse Island was originally named "Ile Rouge" because of its red coloured soil. The French claimed possession in 1768. They named the isle after the the schooner ship "La Curieuse" - commanded by the explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (1724-1772). Like a number of islands in the Seychelles, Curieuse had a native giant tortoise population which was quickly destroyed.

Sailors set fire to the island in 1771, with the intention to make harvesting of coco de mer nuts much easier. The fire eliminated many of the native trees. Between 1829-1965, the island was used as leper colony. . This helped to protect its ecosystem from human influence. Nowadays, ruins of the leprosarium still remain, as well as former physician's residence at Anse St Joseph (today a museum and educational center).

A fire destroyed much of Curieuse's vegetation in 1967, including over 150 coco de mer palm trees. After this accident, the Seychelles government took ownership of the island and introduced various conservation and restoration projects.

In 1979, the island and the surrounding waters were declared "Curieuse Marine National Park" in an effort to protect native wildlife. Between 1978-1982, a conservation project moved a giant tortoise speciaes to Curieuse from Aldabra. Today, the island is the home of over 300 Aldabra giant tortoises.


Highlights: Beaches, coco-de-mer palms

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Port Curieuse Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Curieuse Island, Seychelles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Thursday
2 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 02 Mar - departing at 03 Mar)
Friday
3 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 03 Mar - departing at 04 Mar)
Saturday
4 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 04 Mar - departing at 07:00)
Thursday
9 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 09 Mar - departing at 10 Mar)
Friday
10 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 10 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
Island Sky(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 07:00)
Thursday
16 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 16 Mar - departing at 17 Mar)
Friday
17 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 17 Mar - departing at 18 Mar)
Saturday
18 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 18 Mar - departing at 07:00)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 23 Mar - departing at 24 Mar)
Friday
24 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 24 Mar - departing at 25 Mar)
Saturday
25 March, 2017
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 25 Mar - departing at 07:00)