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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.

Mauritius: Seabob Diving Experience

2. Mauritius: Seabob Diving Experience

Enjoy an exhilarating Seabob activity which allows you to move through the ocean with the agility and speed of a dolphin. Grab onto the submersible device and maneuver through the ocean at your own pace. Choose from 6 power different power levels and explore the ocean floor and surface. This is an easily accessible activity and suitable for all ages. Get to grips with your new ergonomic device within a few minutes. Make your way into the ocean and brush up against schools of fish. Discover the colors and wonders of the ocean floor. Once you finish up, enjoy a fresh juice to complete the activity.

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.

Coin de Mire 2-Hour Private Snorkeling Trip

4. Coin de Mire 2-Hour Private Snorkeling Trip

Depart from Grand Bay Beach at 9am (morning session) or 1.30pm (afternoon session). After being welcomed aboard a private speedboat, sail to Coin de Mire, one of the most beautiful snorkeling spots of Mauritius. On board, the crew will provide you with snorkelling equiment, snacks and drinks.  Admire the amazing marine fauna and flora and their wonderful colors as your swim and snorkel through the water.

Mauritius: North Coast Scuba Experience

5. Mauritius: North Coast Scuba Experience

Upon arrival, you'll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. Practice your skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Then, set off on a supervised, open-water dive to see the underwater wonders of Mauritius.  The northern coast of Mauritius is said to have some of the best scuba diving in the area. Enjoy crystal-clear water, warm temperatures, and plenty of exciting underwater sights, from colorful coral to 18th-century shipwrecks.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

6. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

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What people are saying about Grand Baie

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A great experience. I would have loved to drive it all day. Very nice staff. Meeting point at the jetty, from there we went out on the water with a glass-bottomed boat, short briefing and off we went. My girlfriend didn't want to at first, and in the end she didn't want to stop at all. Diving with the Seabob was also great fun. 5 Stars

Everything went as planned without improvisations or reductions of the proposals. All the crew members are very kind, professional and discreet. Since my husband forgot his wet swimsuit on board we got in touch and 2 days later they gave us an appointment to get it back. Very kind!!!

The 3 northen islands are beautiful! The trip was great, the conditions, the food, everythig. Looking at the others catamaran the Wind Dancer was the best

Relaxed day tour with dream islands. Unfortunately, there weren't any turtles or dolphins to be seen.

Comfortable catamaran, caring crew, hearty meals and paradise islands