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Blue Bay Marine Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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.

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

2. Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

Embark on a trip to the Blue Bay by speedboat and visit the entirety of Mauritius' southeast coast and the nearby islands in one day. The tour includes not only a visit to the famous Ile aux Cerfs island and the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East, but also to Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe, providing an opportunity to learn a bit of the history of Mauritius in the colonial period. The site of Ile aux Phares is where, as the name suggests, an old lighthouse dating back more than 200 years stands, now declared a historical monument. In 1810, Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe were the theater of a battle between the French and the British, known as the naval battle of Grand Port, which is the only victory of the Napoleonic Navy and is also listed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In addition to the historic aspect of the islands, you will be made privy to a striking sight within the water. The contrast between both sides of the island is breathtaking: on one side you will find the lagoon turquoise and calm, and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smash against the breakers of the island. You will then go to Ile aux Aigrettes for a swim then back to Ile aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served. Relax and sunbathe or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water of Ile aux Cerfs before returning to the meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce.

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

3. 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.

Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

4. Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

For a lovely relaxing day at sea, spend a full day on this catamaran excursion to the heavenly island of Ile aux Cerfs. Sail within the safety of the largest turquoise lagoon in Mauritius along the historic wild east coast of the island. Your catamaran departs from Pointe Jerome, near the authentic village of Mahebourg and the Marine Park of Blue Bay, which is protected under the International Ramsar Convention. You can snorkel and swim before visiting the Grande Riviere Sud Est waterfall in its beautiful natural setting.  Here, some 18th-century ramparts can still be seen. They were witness to some tough corsair activities and naval skirmishes. In 1810, tis was the scene of the ”Battle of Vieux Grand Port” between the French and the English.  Enjoy a BBQ buffet prepared and served on board by your friendly crew. This consists of the famous smoked marlin mousse, grilled fish, chicken and sausages, rice and potato salads, crudités, freshly baked bread, fresh fruits, and coffee.

Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving

5. Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving

Discover the most beautiful dive sites of Mauritius with a team of well-trained divers who are eager to teach you about the beauty of breathing underwater. You'll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. Practice the needed skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Then get ready to enjoy a supervised open water dive to see the underwater wonders of Mauritius.  If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, this Discover Scuba Diving course is for you. This is not a scuba certification course, but a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

Mauritius: Padi Open-Water Diving Course

6. Mauritius: Padi Open-Water Diving Course

After being collected from your accommodation, you will be driven to the site where your dive course will take place. Your Padi open-water diver course is a full-fledged diving course, after which you will receive certification. You will learn basic and technical skills whilst in the pool, and will also discover more about your diving equipment. Following that, everything learned in the pool will be applied throughout 4 sea-training dives. You will not only learn the skills to practice, but will also discover more about the sea and its aquatic life. You will be taught how to protect the ocean and spread the word all over the world, telling your friends how to treasure this most valuable natural asset. At the conclusion of your underwater experience, your driver will return you back to your hotel.

Blue Bay Mauritius: Snorkel Blue Bay with Glass-Bottom Boat

7. Blue Bay Mauritius: Snorkel Blue Bay with Glass-Bottom Boat

Start from Blue Bay beach, in the early morning, when the sea is calm and most of the best spots are still free of tourists. Set off to the first of three spots in a glass-bottomed boat. Discover the rich variety of colorful marine life for 45 minutes at each stop. Survey the lovely surroundings between each stop while eating some delicious snacks and sipping cool drinks. Visit an old shipwreck and move along the marvellous seaside from Point d´ Esny in the direction of Ile-Aux-Aigrettes. Let your expert guide decide which excursion is best for the conditions of the day. After an exciting snorkeling excursion, return to the Blue Bay beach in time for lunch.

Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

8. Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

On this half-day speedboat tour get to know the idyllic southeast of Mauritius and its nearby islands. Have time to spend on the beach, see marine life in Blue Bay, and visit historic points of interest. Meet your guide and board your speedboat. Head into the sea along the southeast coast of Mauritius and make sure to check out the marine life in Blue Bay. Visit the islands like the famous Ile aux Cerfs to see the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East. Also, visit Ile au Phare and Ile de la Passe. Learn about their colonial history and see a lighthouse dating back to more than 200 years. As you hear about the history of the area, having a striking view of the island between two contrasting scenes. On one side see a calm and turquoise lagoon and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smashing against the breakers of the island. Move on to Ile aux Aigrettes to enjoy a swim and then head back to Ile aux Cerfs where lunch will be served. Relax, sunbathe, or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water as your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Blue Bay Marine Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 80 reviews

I can’t recommend this tour and company more! From the minute we reached out to set it up, Genaro and his team ensured we had a memorable experience. The boat was beautiful and well kept and the crew was unbelievably friendly! We had Ashley and Joel as our captains - who turned up the music, filled our glasses with rum and set sail for all that Mauritius had to offer. We stopped off to climb the lighthouse island, snorkeled among great wildlife and ate an incredible lunch on an island before boating to a waterfall. It was a truly unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to go back and do another tour with them.

It was a super super trip and was so much fun. Thanks to the crew and Ashley who accompanied us. All we can say is you are missing out if you want to have fun and make good memories.

One of the best and recommended experiences at Mauritius! I urge everyone to book it... and Patrice (our guide/skipper/captain/gotoguy) is an absolute star!!!

Really great day with many beautiful Islands and a good Captain. The Tour is not starting from the restaurant.

Very nice view of fishes and corals. Yannick was very helpful and friendly. Really to recommend.