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

1. 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

2. 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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Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

3. 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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Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

4. 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: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

5. Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

For a lovely relaxing day at sea, spend a full day on this catamaran excursion to the heavenly island of Ile aux Cerfs. Sail within the safety of the largest turquoise lagoon in Mauritius along the historic wild east coast of the island. Your catamaran departs from Pointe Jerome, near the authentic village of Mahebourg and the Marine Park of Blue Bay, which is protected under the International Ramsar Convention. You can snorkel and swim before visiting the Grande Riviere Sud Est waterfall in its beautiful natural setting.  Here, some 18th-century ramparts can still be seen. They were witness to some tough corsair activities and naval skirmishes. In 1810, tis was the scene of the ”Battle of Vieux Grand Port” between the French and the English.  Enjoy a BBQ buffet prepared and served on board by your friendly crew. This consists of the famous smoked marlin mousse, grilled fish, chicken and sausages, rice and potato salads, crudités, freshly baked bread, fresh fruits, and coffee.

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Mahébourg: Blue Bay Marine Park by Glass-Bottom Boat

6. Mahébourg: Blue Bay Marine Park by Glass-Bottom Boat

On this 1-hour excursion, discover the underwater diversity of the Blue Bay Marine Park through the windows of a glass-bottom boat, and even closer with snorkeling gear. Your tour starts from the Blue Bay Public Beach in the southeast of Mauritius, where you’ll board the small but comfortable glass-bottom boat, through which you can take in the Marine Park’s 72 species of fish and 38 types of corals. This park is the biggest coral garden and marine life reserve in Mauritius, so you’ll be amazed at the abundance of life. Even sea turtles live in the Marine Park and have been known to be curious about the boats.   The highlight of your trip will be the chance to snorkel in these beautiful waters and discover the Marine Park on your own. Jump into the clear, turquoise waters and get up close and personal to the colorful fish, corals, and turtles. At the end of the journey, you’ll be returned to Blue Bay Public Beach.

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Blue Bay Mauritius: Snorkel Blue Bay with Glass-Bottom Boat

7. Blue Bay Mauritius: Snorkel Blue Bay with Glass-Bottom Boat

Start from Blue Bay beach, in the early morning, when the sea is calm and most of the best spots are still free of tourists. Set off to the first of three spots in a glass-bottomed boat. Discover the rich variety of colorful marine life for 45 minutes at each stop. Survey the lovely surroundings between each stop while eating some delicious snacks and sipping cool drinks. Visit an old shipwreck and move along the marvellous seaside from Point d´ Esny in the direction of Ile-Aux-Aigrettes. Let your expert guide decide which excursion is best for the conditions of the day. After an exciting snorkeling excursion, return to the Blue Bay beach in time for lunch.

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Mahebourg Village Food Tour

8. Mahebourg Village Food Tour

Located in the south-east of Mauritius, Mahebourg is one of the oldest villages of the island dating back to the early Dutch and French periods. Mahebourg has preserved a lot of its authenticity and charm; with its colorful Creole homes, friendly faces in the streets, and tasty dishes. During the Mahebourg Village Food Tour, you will stop at various cozy restaurants and street food vendors to eat some local Mauritian food. As you wander through the village, you will learn about the history of the region and discover what makes Mahebourg so authentic. You may also get the chance to jump aboard a pirogue, a local boat, for a short ride on the La Chaux River.

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Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

9. Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

Embark on a trip to the Blue Bay by speedboat and visit the entirety of Mauritius' southeast coast and the nearby islands in one day. The tour includes not only a visit to the famous Ile aux Cerfs island and the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East, but also to Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe, providing an opportunity to learn a bit of the history of Mauritius in the colonial period. The site of Ile aux Phares is where, as the name suggests, an old lighthouse dating back more than 200 years stands, now declared a historical monument. In 1810, Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe were the theater of a battle between the French and the British, known as the naval battle of Grand Port, which is the only victory of the Napoleonic Navy and is also listed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In addition to the historic aspect of the islands, you will be made privy to a striking sight within the water. The contrast between both sides of the island is breathtaking: on one side you will find the lagoon turquoise and calm, and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smash against the breakers of the island. You will then go to Ile aux Aigrettes for a swim then back to Ile aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served. Relax and sunbathe or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water of Ile aux Cerfs before returning to the meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce.

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Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

10. Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

On this half-day speedboat tour get to know the idyllic southeast of Mauritius and its nearby islands. Have time to spend on the beach, see marine life in Blue Bay, and visit historic points of interest. Meet your guide and board your speedboat. Head into the sea along the southeast coast of Mauritius and make sure to check out the marine life in Blue Bay. Visit the islands like the famous Ile aux Cerfs to see the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East. Also, visit Ile au Phare and Ile de la Passe. Learn about their colonial history and see a lighthouse dating back to more than 200 years. As you hear about the history of the area, having a striking view of the island between two contrasting scenes. On one side see a calm and turquoise lagoon and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smashing against the breakers of the island. Move on to Ile aux Aigrettes to enjoy a swim and then head back to Ile aux Cerfs where lunch will be served. Relax, sunbathe, or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water as your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Grand Port District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

This trip has to be on your “to do” list. The tour operator, the taxi pick up and drop off, the boat operator were very professional, kind, and informative throughout the whole day. It is a full day of activities, the food was fantastic, the rum tasting was an added bonus. You will not be disappointed if book with this operator. 5 star from start to finish.

Our family had a great time on a private catamaran tour. The staff was extremely friendly and kind and made our trip very comfortable. We've visited a beautiful snorkelling spot and the amazing Cerf Island which has a perfect bay with warm and shallow water even for young children.

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!

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.

Very nice excursion. Deer Island is sublime… It's very nice to see the other islands. The staff are friendly and the food is great. I recommend.