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Aldabra Seychelles Cruise Port Guide


As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore.

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The Aldabra group of islands lie in the outer islands of the Seychelles, in the most remote part of the chain. Here in the Aldabra Group, you will find the largest raised coral atoll. It's 34 km long, running east to west, and it has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are four main islands in the atoll, surrounding a tidal lagoon. It's the Aldabra Atoll, and the whole Aldabra area is managed by the Seychelles Island Foundation, out of Victoria, the capital of The Seychelles. There are over 100,000 giant tortoises here, which may make it one of the most interesting spots in all of the Seychelles, especially for nature-lovers on vacation here. Along with the giant tortoises, visitors will find turtles, migratory birds, frigate birds by the thousands, giant crabs, and the white-throated rail. The white-throated rail is a flightless bird, and flightless birds are highly rare in the Indian Ocean. In fact, the white-throated rail is the only species left in the Indian Ocean area.

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The islands' currency is the Seychelles rupee (SCR). ATM machines usually have the best conversion rates, however, airports and banks also conveniently exchange money. 1 Euro= 8 rupees.

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Languages spoken in the Seychelles are Creole (the official language), English and French.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0800-1200. Some shops close weekdays 1200-1300.

• January 1st and 2nd - New Year
• Good Friday and Easter Sunday - Easter holiday
• May 1st - Labour Day
• June 5 - Corpus Christi
• June 18 - National Day
• June 29 - Independence Day
• August 15 - Assumption Day / La Digue festival
• November 1 - All Saints' Day
• December 8 - Immaculate Conception
• December 25 - Christmas Day

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