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Ile Plate: Our most recommended tours and activities

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, and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake upon arrival at the catamaran Wind Dancer, then depart from Grand Baie Public Beach 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 in the afternoon. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

GrandBay: 3 North Islands Catamaran Cruise & Lunch on Island

2. GrandBay: 3 North Islands Catamaran Cruise & Lunch on Island

This is a must-do experience. Full of sensations and vibes. Fabulous and fantastic right from the start. The cruise in itself is a great pleasure. Enjoy the different colours of the ocean. See what you cannot see from the ground. Spectacular sea views and views on the islands already before landing on the islands, Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel. Our catamaran will drop the anchor near the islands up to where it can go as per the water depth. We shall then transport you in a dinghy to Ilot Gabriel for about more or less 45-60 minutes. Will then pick you up and bring you to the Ile Plate where we take care of you and serve you food and lunch. This is fabulous. We offer the chance not only to land on the island, but also eat on the island. Be in full rhythm and tuned to nature and green environment. Drinks also provided. After that, feel free to to snorkel as per your wish and as per your abilities and aptitudes. Relax and enjoy. Have siesta on the island before embarking again on the catamaran to sail to Coin de Mire, the third island. The catamaran will pass nearby, as close as possible. Setting foot on the island is not done. Then we continue our way. The enjoyment at sea will continue and upon arrival inland, you will be more than happy for having spent a day, unique and memorable.

Grand Baie: 3 Islands Catamaran Cruise w/ Lunch & Snorkeling

3. Grand Baie: 3 Islands Catamaran Cruise w/ Lunch & Snorkeling

Explore untouched islands with serene beaches on this catamaran cruise from Grand Baie. Lands on the paradisical islands of to Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel and pass by the breathtaking island of Coin de Mire. Stay refreshed along the way with unlimited drinks like beer, juice, water, and cocktails. Hop aboard a comfortable boat at the beach in Grand Baie and begin your adventure. Take in spectacular sea views on the way to the island of Ilot Gabriel. Drop anchor and take a dinghy to the islands. Have about 1 hour of free time to soak up some sun or go for a swim, snorkel or have a stroll on the virgin beach of both Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel. We want you to simply relax in whatever way you wish as this is your long desired and well deserved holiday. Beach with soft and powdery sand. Have some time to enjoy the beach and the surrounding greenery. Meet us back onboard for a Bbq lunch that includes grilled fish, chicken, sausages, pasta, rice, bread, and a green salad. Snorkel and swim around the catamaran. Unwind with a siesta on the island before embarking again on the catamaran to the island of Coin de Mire, which is our 3rd island. This is like a curious mountain in the middle of the sea. We do not set foot on the island. There is here one of the best spots for snorkeling, beautiful fish and corals. Its now time for some snorkeling. Additional pleasure. Sailing close and admiring the spectacular view already constitutes a marvel, by the way. Cruise near this island for some mesmerizing views before making your way back to Grand Baie. A wonderful day. A dream becoming true on the island of paradise.

Grand Bay: Catamaran Cruise to Flat Island with BBQ Lunch

4. Grand Bay: Catamaran Cruise to Flat Island with BBQ Lunch

Get into our catamaran from the beach of Grand Bay in a small boat to them climb onto our catamaran. we sail to the island ile plate . Flat Island, known as Île Plate in French, is located near Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux fishermen village. Enjoy the scenery as the boat glides up the coast of northwest Mauritius, and keep your camera handy for photo ops of Cap Malheureux, Pereybere, and Grand Bay. When arriving to Flat Island you will have free time to stay on the beach to relax and tan, to walk along the island trails, to swim inside the lagoon. Barbecue lunch, that is, fish & chicken, is served with bread, salad, and dessert. Sip the provided beer, wine, local rum, water, or coke along with your meal. Juice and soft drinks are also available. Spend some time after lunch exploring the island or lounging on the beach. See the endemic magnificent bird called Paille en Queue. Sail back and if meteo conditions and sea are good, we can at times do some snorkeling at sea as well. Kindly note that while we pass closest possible to the 3rs island, Coin de Mire, we do not set foot on it. However around the island, you will have time to do snorkelling on your own, at your own desired pace. This is a superb cruise to the islands. A special day. Come and enjoy!!!

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.

Luxury Full Day Cruise on shared basis to Northern Islands

6. Luxury Full Day Cruise on shared basis to Northern Islands

Embark on a lagoon 380 catamaran at 09h45 from Coin de Mire Attitude hotel located in Bain Boeuf in the north of the island. Set sail towards Ilot Gabriel & Flat island for the day. Enjoy time snorkelling in the lagoon on flat Island before a delicious BBQ lunch is served on board. After lunch is served discover ilot Gabriel. On the sail back the catamaran will stop at Coin de mire to allow you to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the natural aquarium. Scheduled return time is at 15h45.

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What people are saying about Ile Plate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 270 reviews

We really enjoyed the excursion. Before all the boats, we arrived first on Gabriel Island and were able to take photos and sunbathe there. We then had a barbecue on the boat and then crossed over to Flat Island, which is across from Gabriel Island. Flat Island has a beautiful lagoon for swimming and the beach is gorgeous too. Overall, we thought Flat Island was nicer and would have loved to have stayed longer. Finally, a snorkeling stop was made in front of the rocky island of Coin de Mire. It is best to pack a thin jacket for the catamaran crossing, which can also get wet because it can get wet in strong waves :-) We would also only recommend the tour for people who have no problems with seasickness etc. have, because the swell should not be underestimated. The guides took great care of us and provided good music and a good atmosphere.

The tour was excellent. The guides were friendly and helpful. The locations we were taken to were wonderful and the guides ensured we got good snorkelling. We noticed too that our tour left earliest and got back to harbour latest, meaning we were out for the longest. The bbq lunch was incredibly generous and genuinely delicious. Our only feedback would be a recommendation to wear swim shoes as the beaches have a lot of loose coral on them, and a sign on the beach indicating the meeting point.

Samir is very kind and profissional. Better with a private boat than with 30 or more people in a catamaran We left very early to arrive before the other catamarans (16 in all) we had the island just for us. I saw turtles. The food was very good. Then we went snorkeling at Coin de Mire, arriving before everyone else, we were able to enjoy and see the fish. The boat was clean. Everything was perfect.

Sameer is very friendly and outgoing without being intrusive. Very professional and secure. It has one of the only shaded gazebos and its lunch was simple but excellent. Even my children who were moderately excited were delighted at the end of the day!

had a perfect day with the Wind Dancer Catamaran crew. from start till end, they made sure we have all we need and fell perfect. the cruise was super smooth. food and drinks were delicious. recommend this tour to everyone visiting Mauritius.