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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, 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.

Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

2. Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

Begin your 7 to 8 hours tour: Dolphin swimming, Crystal rock, Benitier islet & lunch with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, we will set off at La preneuse/ flic en flac, a village nestled in the west of Mauritius. Arriving there, you will board to your speed boat & start cruising to the open sea to see & swim with the dolphin. While cruising, our skipper and guide will explain to you how to approach these beautiful mammals and swimming rules to respect these lovely dolphins and their natural environment. Arriving at the spot, you will have the opportunity to swim with dolphins which is an incredibly moving experience that will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes, and wonderful animals. You’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. After swimming with the dolphin, you'll be heading to the famous and natural Crystal rock. Over there, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the pure crystal lagoon and take great pictures. The crystal rock is a beautiful natural phenomenon occurring in the southwest of the island in the lagoons of Le Morne. This subliminal rock formation sits just a couple of hundred meters away from the shore and offers a splendid view to anyone who lays their eyes on it. After swimming, you'll be heading to Benitier islet to savor a 3-course lunch, The wonderful cooks will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the island, and within an hour you will be eating a delicious menu of Grilled Seafood and Fish, Chicken, Sausages, Garlic Bread, Salads, Dessert: Banana Flambe. You will have a wide selection of unlimited local Drinks which will be available on the island during lunchtime. After lunch, you can enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk around the endless beach of the island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs around the island. A unique experience of swimming activity with dolphins in their natural surroundings! We certainly focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and we make sure that no animal is harmed during snorkeling sessions. Swimming with dolphins offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic, and amazing experience for everyone!

Mauritius: Ile Aux Cerfs Catamaran Trip w/ Lunch & Transfer

3. Mauritius: Ile Aux Cerfs Catamaran Trip w/ Lunch & Transfer

Your adventurous Catamaran trip to Ile Aux Cerf begins with a hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off to Trou D'eau Douce. Arriving at there at 09.15 A.M, you will board to your Catamaran to enjoy this memorable catamaran cruise from Trou D'eau Douce to Ile Aux Cerfs. The catamaran cruise starts at 09:30 a.m., departing from Trou D’eau Douce on the East coast of Mauritius. The crew members will ensure that you have an enjoyable time, and they will be happy to tell you about local tales, jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of all on board. You will start your trip with a visit to the waterfall at Grand River South East before setting sail for the island of Ile Aux Cerfs. Then, when reaching the Grand River, you will go by speed boat to visit the waterfalls which are found about 500m upstream. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the curious monkeys jumping through the big old trees on the river banks. Watch the Mauritian fruit bats resting perched on the highest trees as you approach the waterfall. Following the visit to the waterfall, you will head back to the catamaran. The catamaran will then sail inside the crystal-clear water of the lagoon until stopping for a snorkeling & swimming break, where breathtaking coral reefs & tropical fish are on prominent display. After snorkeling you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch set on the beach or on the catamaran. We served a 3-Course menu onboard. You’ll also be treated to a selection of local drinks, including soft drinks, Juice, water, beer, wine & local rum. Then, you will be heading to Ile aux Cerfs Island which is a beautiful island near the east coast of Mauritius. This amazing island is the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship. As you approach the island by the catamaran, you will see the swaying palm trees and the pure white beaches framed by the vivid turquoise waters. At Ile aux Cerf, there are a variety of invigorating activities are awaiting you such as parasailing, tube riding, and undersea walk (Optional). After doing your activities, you can take a stroll and absorb the pristine natural environment, sit back and relax on the white sandy beaches. At Ile aux Cerfs Island you are sure to have some relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches or enjoy a swim in the azure sea. With its luminous flora and fauna, uninhibited wind and sun, and myriad facilities to cater to your whims, Ile Aux Cerfs is the perfect getaway for anyone seeking an uncommonly comfortable escape. After the visit to Ile aux Cerfs, you will enjoy the beautiful sail back to Trou D’Eau Douce. You are expected to arrive back to Trou D’Eau Douce at 16:00 P.M. Then, our driver will drop you back to your hotel.

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

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

Soak in the beauty of Mauritius on a full-day Isle aux Cerfs catamaran cruise, with the option to book hotel transfers. Admire the scenery as you sail to a quiet spot. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and walk along Isle aux Cerf's beaches, and enjoy a barbecue lunch with drinks.  Enjoy a light breakfast and then climb aboard the Island Hopper catamaran. 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. Take in the sunshine, or simply relax away from the crowds. Then, enjoy a delicious bbq lunch prepared and served by the friendly crew onboard 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.

Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

5. Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

Visit the Original 7 Coloured Earth in Chamarel and drink in the lunar-like spectacle of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow sand dunes set in the middle of lush green vegetation, with the Black River mountain range in the background. On your way to 7 Coloured Earth, you can also admire the majestic Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100 metres high. You can also wander to the tortoise park to see the tortoises called Toto, Tizean, Rosette, Nini, Tizom and Tifam up close — a great activity for the family. Originally from Aldabra in Seychelles, the species can reach up to 1 meter in length with an average lifespan of more than 150 years. During your visit to the Geopark, you can also stop for a snack or lunch at the Coffee Shop. There you'll find themed products such as the Seven-Coloured Macaroons or Gourmet Popsicles. The Coffee Shop also serves Chamarel Coffee; the only locally grown and roasted coffee in Mauritius. Its taste is unique... maybe because it is grown on volcanic soil.

GrandBay: 3 North Islands Catamaran Cruise & Lunch on Island

6. 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.

Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

7. Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

Spend the day cruising through the crystalline waters off Mauritius on a luxurious catamaran. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy a tantalizing BBQ lunch on board. After a morning departure from Trou D’eau Douce, set sail on a well-appointed catamaran through the crystal-clear water of Mauritius. Bound for the stunning GRSE waterfalls, you’ll glide through the sea, taking time to sunbathe and relax on the deck of the broad catamaran. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see some monkeys on the way over. After gazing at the splendor of the waterfall, you’ll hop into the water for some snorkeling at a perfect, hidden spot. Then, indulge in a BBQ lunch on board en route to the paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs, where you can spend some time relaxing on the pristine beach. Amble around on the tropical wonderland before heading back to the boat to head back to the dock.

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

8. 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.

Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

9. Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

::: ITINERARY - Pick up hotel or any provided location at 09:00 - Le port (ships model) - Trou aux Cerfs crater - Grand Bassin known as Ganga Talao - Alexandra falls - Black River Gorge - Chamarel 7 colour earth and waterfalls (entrance fees not included) - View of benitier - Drop at 17:00 at pick up location Note: Driver can stop at Chamarel Rum Distillery if time available, tickets not included. (on request only) See the sights of south Mauritius with a private driver and guide on a full-day tour exclusive to you and your group. Continue to the mountain village of Chamarel to look at the amazing sand dunes of different colors at the Seven Coloured Earths. Get panoramic views of the rural landscape of the Black River district and peaks of Le Morne Brabant mountain.   Visit the Alexandra Falls viewpoint in Gorges National Park, and then look inside an ancient volcanic crater at Trou Aux Cerfs, where the lush vegetation and tropical plants will take your breath away. End with a trip to the crater lake of Grand Bassin – also known as Ganga Talao – to see statues of different deities sacred to Hindus.

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

10. Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

After the hotel pickup, you will be visiting the town of Curepipe and Floreal. You will visit the crater of Trou aux Cerfs and the Indu temple of Grand Bassin. Here you will have the chance to learn about the Indu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From here, you will then drive to Black River, where you will be able to admire fantastic landscapes and views of the mountains. Finally you will be travelling to Chamarel, where you will visit the Waterfalls, the park of Seven coloured Earths, and pay a visit to the Giant turtles in the park. From here you will be driving back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 14 reviews

It was a fantastic tour with a great guide. The tour is very demanding, with climbing parts and certainly not for the faint of heart. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. Bryn, our guide, pulled everyone along, motivated them and helped them overcome the last few games together. You can tell that he absolutely loves what he does and knows every stone of the road by heart. You feel safe and in good hands with him. We can 100% recommend this tour, a once in a lifetime experience, not least because of Bryn who does a great job.

It was amazing. Bryn is such a great guy and guide and our safety and us having fun was his priority at all times. He also takes the most amazing photos! We are so glad we chose this tour and not any other provider. You start early but it is so worth it! We were alone on the mountain and got a beautiful sunrise. Thank you Bryn!

Top crew, we were able to see the dolphins, we ate well, it's a large, very spacious and comfortable catamaran! I recommend

We saw everyhing we could, several sper whales and a lot of dephins! The boat crew was very kind and helpful.

An absolutely perfect day at sea - don’t hesitate to book this tour!