Port Launay Marine National Park is famous for its whale shark sightings. In their season, these huge gentle giants of the sea can be seen swimming lazily around feeding on the rich plankton that accumulates in the park. The reefs on both sides of the bay provide a wonderful opportunity to use your mask and snorkel, while the beautiful sandy beach is quiet and inviting to both sun worshipers wanting to work on their tan or those who simply want to relax and read a book under the large shady Takamaka trees.
This park can be reached by land or sea providing great comfort after a morning of trawling in blue waters or hiking off the nearby Greater Morne Seychellois National Park.
Children under the age of 12: Free
All non-resident adults entering the Marine National Parks must be in possession of a valid ticket purchased from one of the ticket outlets listed. Tickets must be retained and surrendered on requests to park rangers performing daily routine patrols.
Mooring Fee: Euro 10 per yacht applicable for overnight mooring.
Filming Fee: Euro 200 for film crews and professional photographers.
However, written permission must be sought from the Management of the Marine Park Authority (MPA) prior to any commercial filming.
All Marine National Parks are open daily, including public holidays.
Port Launay Ranger Base: 0900hrs-1700hrs daily
SCMRT-MPA HQ, Victoria: Mon-Fri 0800hrs-1600hrs