Getting Around La Digue

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    Rent a bike

    by kyoub Written Aug 13, 2004

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    There are very few cars and trucks on La Digue. Most tourists and locals alike, ride their bikes everywhere.
    They have bikes that you can rent near the dock where you arrive.
    You can also take an ox-cart ride to your hotel
    if you have a lot of luggage.

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    the ferry from Praslin to La Digue

    by globetrott Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    the ferry from Praslin

    There is a fast and efficient Catamaran-Ferry from Baie Ste Anne/Praslin to La Digue and it will take about 30 minutes to take you over one way.
    There is enough space for 200-300 passangers with lots of seats and also some great spaces out on deck in order to watch the sea from there. I had booked a tour with the ox-charts in the touroffice of the cruiseship and we were taken first by the ships tenders to Praslin , where we changed to the public Ferry. On our way back the Ferry made an extra stop at our cruiseship in order to unload all passangers easily without returning to Praslin first.
    Read more about fares and timetables of the Ferry when you click on the link below !

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    On a cruise to Praslin & La Digue

    by globetrott Written Aug 28, 2014

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    On a cruise to Praslin & La Digue

    The port of La Digue and also of Praslin is much too small for cruiseships, and therefore Cruiseships have to anchor between the islands of La Digue and Praslin.
    Calculate about 30 minutes for tender-transfertime from your ship to shore and in case you want to go to La Digue it even takes longer, as the tenderboats of the cruiseships are not allowed to go directely to La Digue, BUT have to take their passangers to Praslin first, where they have to take the ferry to La Digue.

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    the walking distances in La Digue

    by globetrott Written Aug 28, 2014

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    the walking distances in La Digue

    The walking distance from the pier of La Digue to the famous beach is a bit more than 30 minutes, BUT it will give you the chance to see a lot of things in better details and you will find lots of photo-opportunities that you will miss, when you just "rush through" in one of the ox-charts or on one of the tourist-trucks.You will have the possibility to see more of the cemetery and the church interior and some lovely local houses.
    The population is friendly and relaxed towards tourists.

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    No airport, but a Heliport

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    The Island of La Digue is much too small to have its own Airport, BUT they have a small Heliport like you can see it in my Picture.Island transfers and scenic flights are offered by a Company that is based in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles and below you will find their Webpage and telephone-numbers.
    You will pass by the Heliport, when you go an the mainroad from the Pier through the village in direction to the famous beach "Anse Source D'Argent"
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    In order to give you an idea about the prices for the helicopter:
    Seychelles Int Airport/Victoria to Praslin is 191,- euro pp
    Seychelles Int Airport/Victoria to La Digue 191 ,- euro pp

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    Rent a bicycle

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    Rent a bicycle

    At the pier of La Digue you will find the possibility to rent a bicycle for half a day or a full day, but I am not sure if that really makes a lot of sense for a cruise-passanger.
    For ordinary tourists, who stay in La Digue for more than just a few hours on the beach it might make sense, but when you just want to get to the beach and backwards it might be better to walk or take one of the funny ox-charts.

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    Ox Carts

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 4, 2008

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    For those who do not wish to explore the island on foot or bicycle the traditional way of transport is available - ox carts. Those travel to the main attractions and are also used mainly when tours are offered on the island.

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    Ferry to La Digue

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 4, 2008

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    One of the most convenient ways to reach La Digue is by ferry. Two ferry services are on offer a fast ferry taking about 15 minutes from Praslin or a slower service that takes around 30 minutes.
    The ferrys are modern and comfortable and allow splendid views of the island group. Tickets can be purchased via your ground operator or in the port.

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    You need a bicycle!!

    by Kisu Written Oct 30, 2006

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    There are no cars on La Dique but a lot to see!! It's easy to rent a bicycle when you arrive by boat and return it to the harbour when you leave. The whole island isn't accessible even with a bike, but that's the fastest way to see everything! On the other side of the island, there are very beautiful beaches, but they are difficult to reach.

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    Absolutely the taxis...driven by oxes !

    by lox Written Jun 26, 2003

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    The island is pretty small, there are some 3/4 std taxis and the rest are taxis driven on foot by men using oxes...maybe slow, but so nice ! To go around don't miss to rent a mountain bike...useful and nice !

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    Bicycle Hire

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 4, 2008

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    The island almost has no cars. To explore the island on your own the best way is to hire a bicycle. Hire companies are avaible right at the exit of the harbour.

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    Ox cart

    by kyoub Written Aug 19, 2004

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    When you arrive or leave the island you can get a ride on an ox cart to carry your luggage.
    It is very slow and bumpy but sometimes beats walking.

    Ready to carry the load
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