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

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

After 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 broad catamarans deck. 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. Afterwards, you’ll 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 dock.

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Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

5. Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

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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

4.5 / 5

based on 264 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.

We had a great tour that went exactly as described. The crew was great - attentive, friendly and eager to give everyone a great time. Food and drinks were tasty and sufficient. The time was well allocated so that one could snorkel in peace and then explore the islands. Overall, an absolute recommendation!

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!

Friendly, dedicated ship crew. Nice to see the island from the sea and the waterfall. The stay on the island was very nice, we had enough time to swim. Lunch on the catamaran was good. Diving on the small reef was also great.

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.