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Grand Baie Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Grand Baie Cruises & boat tours

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.

Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

2. Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Sail off at a leisurely pace into Grand Baie’s spectacular sunset aboard a luxurious catamaran while you sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail. Meet your cruise captain at 4:45 PM for a pre-departure briefing. At 5:00 PM  set sail and pass Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux, and other important historical sites on your way towards Coin de Mire for views of its spectacular sea cliffs.  While cruising, have the chance to see large pods of dolphins, take photographs, eat tasty tropical snacks, or spend your time socializing with your travel companions. Enjoy complimentary beverages served throughout the duration of the cruise and dance to the tasteful music played from a top-of-the-line stereo system. ​Soon after sunset, at about 7:00 PM, head back to Grand Baie, where the skipper will anchor the catamaran in a quiet cove and begin the dinner preparations while festivities get under way.   ​

Grand Baie: Cocktail & Sunset Catamaran Cruise

3. Grand Baie: Cocktail & Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Discover why the sunsets on the north-west coast of Mauritius are legendary as you enjoy incredible ocean views. Meet the crew at 4:45 PM and receive a boarding and pre-departure briefing from your Captain. Climb aboard a catamaran with a large open seating area on deck and at the front and rear. These vessels are uniquely designed for sunset viewing, photograph taking, and socializing. Onboard, also find a bar facility, a top-of-the-line stereo system, and a tasteful music collection. At 5;00 PM, set sail into Grand Baie to appreciate the region's full splendor. Keep your eyes peeled for large pods of dolphins looking for rest and shelter for their young ones, which are often spotted at this time of day. Head out as far as Gunner’s Quoin and admire the spectacular sea cliffs and excellent views of the other northern isles and the central mountain chain of Mauritius. Sail past Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux, and other important historical sites. As you cruise, enjoy tasty tropical snacks and a wide selection of drinks (complimentary selected cocktail, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee) served throughout the cruise. Return to Grand Baie by 7:00 PM to end your experience.

Île aux Cerfs: Full-Day Cruise with Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

4. Île aux Cerfs: Full-Day Cruise with Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

From Trou d’Eau Douce bay, board your catamaran and spend an amazing day on the privately owned island of Île aux Cerfs. Soak up the warm tropical sun while enjoying snorkelling, a delicious Barbeque and stunning scenery. Take a ferryboat to see the Grand River Southeast Waterfalls.  After departing in the catamaran, the cruise will head along the shore towards the Grand River where you can travel by small speed boats 500m upstream to see the Waterfalls.  The next stop on the day cruise will offer a chance to snorkel inside the lagoon and see underwater marine life and swim with brightly colored tropical fish and striking corals.  After snorkeling, the catamaran will head in the direction of Ile Aux Cerfs Island but will make a stop close to the main beach allowing a delicious barbeque lunch and drinks to be served onboard the catamaran while you enjoy stunning views across to the island.  While the catamaran is anchored, relax and explore the paradise island at your leisure, soak up the warm tropical sun and see the luscious island vegetation.  The catamaran will then return you to Trou D’eau Douce where you began your day. 

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What people are saying about Grand Baie

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 6 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.

Everything was organised perfectly from the meet and greet and the small breakfast to the delicious barbeque lunch. Three dreamy locations visited during the day with lots of time to soak up the sun, snorkel and explore. Thank you to Marcel and his crew.

Great day to the Northern Islands! The islands are beautiful, the times granted on each were perfect. Brilliant crew, smiling, good humored and super attentive! Very good lunch and drinks throughout! The snorkeling spot at the end was superb!

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.