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Changuu Island also known as Prison Island lies about 30 min by boat from Stone Town. The island was formerly owned by an Arab and saw use for the confinement of refractory slaves but no prisoners were ever housed here instead the island became a quarantine station for yellow fever epidemics. It was bought by General Lloyd Mathews. The jail (goal) which still stands was built in 1893 and hence the name "Prison island".

In 1919 the British governor of Seychelles sent a gift in form of four Aldabra giant tortoises to Changuu. Presently this species is considered vulnerable and has been placed on the IUCN Red List. There is a dedicated foundation on the island which looks after the tortoises' welfare. This tour includes a visit to the historic Prison Island with its giant land tortoise. While on the island you will be able to observe and feed the tortoises, swim, sunbathe and snorkel.

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Explore Changuu Island
View historic Prison Island
View giant tortoises
Enjoy a swim, sunbathe and snorkel
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Guests will be picked up from the hotel. Customers must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.