Half-day excursion, starts at 09:00am, 3 hours maximum, you may choose your desired time of departure.
It is advisable to wear walking shoes and a hat or cap and to bring your swim gear, towel and sunscreen.
Food and beverages can be purchased on the island.
Prison Island also known as “Changuu Island” lies just 5km off the coast of stone town, Earning it’s name from the idea of making it as a prison, in fact it ended up being used as a quarantine center for yellow fever epidemics that once raged through the region, however, The old prison’s crumbling cells can still be seen today
The island is popular half day trip destination. It takes about 25 min driving by boat from the city, the island offers beautiful snorkeling spot, white sandy beach and a giant tortoises sanctuary.
One can take a footpath through the woodland, spotting birds, various butterflies and duiker antelope( as long as you tread quietly ).
You will also have the chance to get very close to the Aldabra Giant tortoises by feeding and touching them directly with your hands.
The Tortoises are not indigenous but were brought in the island in the 20th century by the governor of the Seychelles. They are magister creatures, weighting an average of 200 kg, and some are older than 150 years.
The trip can also be combined with Bawe Island which the best spot for snorkeling in Stone town.