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Mauritius: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to the Northern Isles

1. Mauritius: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to the Northern Isles

Explore Mauritius' 3 Northern Isles in just one day on this full-day catamaran cruise. Marvel at Mauritius' very own island getaways, government-declared nature reserves featuring pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful coral gardens, rich birdlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and a casual atmosphere. Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake upon arrival at the catamaran Wind Dancer, then depart from Grand Baie Public Beach at 8 AM after the captain's briefing. Cruise easily for approximately 1 hour on the way to the magical Flat Island. Visit the island before returning to the catamaran for a sumptuous BBQ lunch and drinks. After lunch, explore the beauty of Gabriel Island. Snorkel in the lovely lagoon, or simply laze in the sun on the beautiful sandbar that Gabriel Island is best known for. On the return journey to Grand Bay, make a stop at the natural aquarium of Coin de Mire and swim and snorkel among a multitude of colorful reef fish. The catamaran arrives back in the bay at 4:30 PM. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

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Full-Day Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with BBQ Lunch Included

2. Full-Day Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with BBQ Lunch Included

Climb aboard the 45-foot catamaran "Island Hopper" and cruise from Pointe Jerome to the privately owned island of Ile aux Cerfs. Arrive at an amazing snorkeling spot to either swim in the calm waters or snorkel with the colorful reef fish. Soak up the glorious sun or simply relax away from the crowds. Then, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared and served by the friendly crew on board the boat. Get some free time to explore Ile aux Cerfs independently. Go for a walk along the spectacular beaches or just sit back and relax before sailing back to Pointe Jerome with a chilled drink in your hand.

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Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

3. Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

Spend a full day discovering the beautiful island paradise of Mauritius by speedboat. Depart at 09:30 am and after a short while, stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the underwater marine life and swim amongst superb corals and brightly colored tropical fish. Snorkeling equipment is provided on the boat. Continue sailing and see the d' Alblair shipwreck of 1902 on the coral barrier, and make a brief stop  at the old Lighthouse island.  Afterwards the speed boat will take you along the east coast and then upstream along the Grand River (the longest river of Mauritius), ending at a beautiful waterfall. Next, a BBQ of grilled chicken and fish will be served on one of the picture-postcard beaches: Île aux Cerfs Island. Île aux Cerfs Island. Here you will have the time to relax and enjoy a swim before you cruise to the last stop at Ile aux Aigrettes. At Ile aux Aigrettes you will enjoy a last drink in a natural swimming pool accompanied by an abundance of starfishes. On board, during the whole day soft drinks, local beer and rum will be available. Arrival back at the beach of Shandrani Hotel is around 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

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South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

4. South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

Guided by a local instructor, discover all the secrets of the south of Mauritius, just a short distance for the airport. Learn more about the history of this part of the island with Suraj, a guide who knows the region like his pocket. With family or friends, this is a perfect opportunity to discover natural sites which are difficult to access by car. Choose from a variety of tour routes and programs which include beaches and unique sites such as the Natural Bridge (Le Pont Naturel), the beaches of La Cambuse, Le Bouchon Public beach, an optional swim in a freshwater river, and many other surprises.

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Three Islands of the North: Private Boat Trip & Beach BBQ

5. Three Islands of the North: Private Boat Trip & Beach BBQ

Get ready to discover the 3 islands of the North of Mauritius. Jump onboard a speedboat for an unforgettable and unique private boat trip. Leaving the coast of Grand Bay, arrive at Flat Island after 30 minutes of sailing and discover white sandy beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. Enjoy a relaxing time on the island before the arrival of groups of tourists. Be served morning drinks, refreshments, and taste a delicious BBQ prepared by the crew on the beach at noon to experience a real holiday sensation on a tropical island. Discover Gabriel island, the second island of the North that offers a stunning view of Coin de Mire. Stop at Coin de Mire to experience the most beautiful snorkeling spot on the island and admire the colorful marine fauna and flora of Mauritius.

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Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

6. Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

Find your own piece of paradise on a private catamaran cruise from Pointe Jerome to Ile aux Cerfs. Drop anchor to swim in the calm waters and snorkel with colorful reef fish. Soak up the glorious rays of the sun, or simply relax. Journey to the mouth of the Grand River South East, and marvel at the lush vegetation on either side of the river banks. Get the chance to spot monkeys and the giant bat colony on the tree tops before reaching the waterfalls. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the friendly crew before reaching Isle aux Cerfs. Once on the island, go for a walk on the beach before sailing back to Pointe Jerome with a chilled drink in your hand.

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Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

7. Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

On the East coast, the clear waters of the longest lagoon of Mauritius beckon you… Board your catamaran in the bay of Trou d’Eau Douce and spend an amazing day under the tropical sun. Snorkeling, tasty BBQ, attentive service, & breath-taking landscape - this is what “heavenly holidays” are made of! Lunch is served on the catamaran, at anchor behind Île aux Cerfs. Make sure to visit the island for some sunbathing, or a walk to capture those ‘Instagram picture perfect' moments. Enjoy your desserts on the private beach of Ile aux Cerfs. We’ll be back in Trou D’Eau Douce by 4 pm.

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Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

8. Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

Explore the Blue Bay Marine Park by glass-bottom boat and snorkeling in the largest marine life and coral reserve in Mauritius, including a relaxing lunch on a private beach. Your half-day excursion starts from the Blue Bay Public Beach in the southeast of Mauritius. Board the glass-bottom boat and head out into the Blue Bay Marine Park to observe its underwater diversity. Sail along the marvelous seaside from Point d’Esny to visit the old shipwreck, located in the turquoise lagoon of the Marine Park. Here, you’ll have your first chance to go snorkeling and discover this underwater world for yourself.   Then, head to the private island Ile de deux Cocos for lunch. Relax on one of the public beaches on the island where you’ll be offered a delicious typical Creole picnic. Choose between a traditional Creole curry prepared with fish, chicken, or vegetables served with rice and salad. A large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served as well—don’t skip the famous Jungle Cocktail.   After lunch, take up to 2 hours to relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful environment on this private island. After your break, the crew will pick you up and take you back to the Marine Park lagoon, where you’ll have another opportunity to snorkel among the fish and coral, before heading back to the starting point.

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Mauritius: Amber Island Kayak or Small-Boat Tour

9. Mauritius: Amber Island Kayak or Small-Boat Tour

Discover Amber Island from the water and on land as you paddle across the blue waters of the lagoon. The islet is known for its rich flora which creates shady waterways perfect for exploring by kayak, including the mangroves. Tour the island with a guide and learn more about its history before enjoying a delicious BBQ lunch. Start off with a 15-minute kayak expedition from the northern coast of Mauritius (the embarkation point is Bain De Rosnay beach) towards Amber Island. During the paddle, you have the opportunity to explore a floating mangrove forest by kayak. Upon reaching Amber Island, join a guided tour of the isle which also includes a nature walk, and seeing ruins dating back to 1750. Before heading back to shore, swim in the crystalline waters of Ilot Bernache or stay dry and just take in the beautiful views. This tour is experienced via kayak and a small boat depending on your level of comfort and fitness. The team of professionals will guide you and ensure your experience is safe and memorable.

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Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

10. Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

Climb aboard the private speed boat or catamaran and jet off on an exciting excursion in the east of Mauritius to discover the beautiful île aux Cerfs. Discover the beauty, explore the Grande Rivière South East waterfall, and taste a Mauritian-style barbecue. Ride along the coast to the lagoon, and take in the views of the picturesque landscapes. Travel inland to the magnificent Grande Rivière South East waterfall, where you can admire the beautiful white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Bedazzled by the spectacular landscape, the filaos, and the thick mangroves. Enjoy the mountain range, the wild plant life, and lush rainforests that lead to the pristine beauty of the waterfall. After your sweet escape into the wild of Mauritius, head back to île aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served on the beach. Soak up the amazing views of the blue lagoon, along with a typical Mauritian animation, an occasion for you to learn more about the folklore of Mauritius.

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What people are saying about Mauritius

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 113 reviews

What a fabulous day. If you want to while away 8 hours being on a boat can be enough. The crew where polite informative and helpful. Chatting with us to dispense necessary info and jovial interaction. I cannot rate the barbecue lunch highly enough and have to say was not my expectation. Lovely chicken and tuna fish with pasta and salad all cooked perfectly. Drinks where available on request water soft drinks and alcohol. I stuck to non alcoholic as I went snorkeling at the last island of the 3 we visited and that’s off the boat straight into the sea, another great experience. I didn’t go to the second island choose to just lay onboard and take in the day of which the weather was faultless. Altogether an excellent trip I would highly recommend. Take sunscreen and shade yourself a bit that’s the dad in me talking, your out for 8 hours. Thank you to the Skipper and crew of the Wind Dancer.

Our family had a great time on a private catamaran tour. The staff was extremely friendly and kind and made our trip very comfortable. We've visited a beautiful snorkelling spot and the amazing Cerf Island which has a perfect bay with warm and shallow water even for young children.

Very nice experience at sea! We were able to benefit from the tranquility of being alone on a catamaran and very well supervised by the crew of 2 really very nice people! Ile aux Cerfs is good but ... the experience of sailing with sails is quite another thing!

It was a really well organized and relaxed day. The crew was very friendly and you had enough time everywhere. The food on the boat was super fresh and delicious, including grilled fish, chicken and sausages. Fresh salads and fruit and garlic baguette.

Excellent trip. GetYourGuide states that there are some pick-up points not included in the booking. Ignore this, the local guide confirmed that all locations on the island are included.