Devils Island, French Guiana
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Approximately 1½ Hours
Meals not included
Exciting, exhilarating, memorable -- welcome to Expedition Experiences by Seabourn. Zodiac, kayaking or hiking activities enable you to experience the wonders of nature up close; in-depth cultural, ethnographic and archaeological discoveries connect you to the human and natural history of Seabourn's world. Each Expedition is expertly planned, professionally operated, and escorted by skilled expedition staff.
It's no coincidence that the Salvation Islands, a small volcanic archipelago off the coast of French Guiana, are also known as the infamous Devil's Islands. Join your expedition team as you visit St. Joseph Island, the venue of solitary confinement for the violent inmates of the French penal colony that operated in Guiana between 1852 and 1946. Today, the ruins are being taken over by tropical vegetation, creating an eerie ambience. A short guided tour shows you the ruins and then you will have free time to explore on your own. There is shade on the island and the Zodiac landing area is on a concrete slipway that may be slippery if wet. It is necessary to climb uneven steps for about ten minutes to reach the area of the prison.
Please note: This tour operates weather permitting although rain is typically not a deterrent. There is no shade on the Zoat and temperatures and humidity can be high. Wear long sleeves and trousers with cooling fabrics to protect your skin from sunburn and shoes that you do not mind getting wet. Bring water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars, as well as suitable protection for your camera. Although temperatures are hot, tropical showers are likely, therefore we recommend bringing a waterproof jacket. Minimum age is 6 years and guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.