Sainte Anne Marine National Park

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Timings : 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM, closed on Sunday

Entry Fee : SCR 200

Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Seychelles Overview

Located about 5 km from the capital city Victoria, Sainte Anne Marine National Park is made up of six small islands. From dazzling turquoise, crystal clear water to stunning biodiversity, there is a lot to explore here. A fantastic snorkelling destination, this picturesque place is rich in its natural beauty and the oldest marine reserve in Seychelles. Its striking beauty makes it a unique place to visit and also makes it stand apart from other islands in Seychelles. This marine park was developed to protect and preserve the biodiversity and wildlife of the Indian Ocean. People come here for snorkelling, glass bottom boat excursions, scuba diving and several other fun activities. 

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Activities/Things to Do at Sainte Anne Marine National Park

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Glass Bottom Boat Rides
Glass bottom boat ride is a fun way to enjoy the aquatic life without getting underwater. This ride provides the participants with an opportunity to experience the diverse ecosystem of the Indian Ocean. However, the glass bottom boats are only allowed in specific locations.

Snorkelling
For those who want to explore the sea bed closely, there is no better option than snorkelling. The best snorkelling points lie between Moyenne Island and Sainte Anne Island. Equipment is also available for guests who are interested in this activity. Kindly note, water sports and fishing are strictly prohibited to protect the existence of the corals and other species living here.

Kayaking

Kayaking allows nature lovers to soak up the vast blue sea and its marine life. Kayaks are available for guests willing to experience the charm of the azure water at their own pace.

How To Reach Sainte Anne Marine National Park

There are many local tour agencies which offer half-day tours to Sainte Anne Marine National Park. These tours include one to three snorkelling points. Most of the tours start from Victoria and cost around EUR 50 per person. In case you want to arrive here on your own, you can take the boat services operated by Cerf Island to Mahe which are available on a regular basis.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Sainte Anne Marine National Park is from November to February. This is the time to witness the island at its enchanting best and savour extraordinary coral views.

History of Sainte Anne Marine National Park

Reputed as the first marine park and established in the year 1973, Sainte Anne Marine National Park aims at preserving the marine life in the Indian Ocean. Back in 2005, the six surrounding islands were used as picnic spots for the locals. However, the area was too expensive and later on, hotels and resorts were built.

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