Tour structure / What to expect

what to expect

Approximately 200m before you reach Cousin Island, you will be transferred to one of the Warden boats, skippered by one of the Reserve’s specialist boat handlers. From there, you will make the final 200m journey to the island and be amazed by the landing process of driving the boat right onto the beach. The strict transfer process to the island on board one of the Reserve boats is a measure implemented to prevent the accidental introduction of pests onto the Reserve.

what to expect

You may have a short wait in one of the dedicated waiting shelters where you can relax after your journey and begin to take in the abundance of wildlife. You will then set off on a guided tour of the island with one of the Reserve’s Wardens who will explain the special biodiversity and highlights of Cousin Island. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and are conducted in English and in French. Dependent on group size and ability, tours may take in the hillier section of the island as well as the highlights of the plateau. Please contact the Chief Warden if you have any special mobility requirements.