Grand Port District
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Our most recommended Grand Port District Day Trips

South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

1. South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

Guided by a local instructor, discover all the secrets of the south of Mauritius, just a short distance for the airport. Learn more about the history of this part of the island with Suraj, a guide who knows the region like his pocket. With family or friends, this is a perfect opportunity to discover natural sites which are difficult to access by car. Choose from a variety of tour routes and programs which include beaches and unique sites such as the Natural Bridge (Le Pont Naturel), the beaches of La Cambuse, Le Bouchon Public beach, an optional swim in a freshwater river, and many other surprises.

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Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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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Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving

5. Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving

Discover the most beautiful dive sites of Mauritius with a team of well-trained divers who are eager to teach you about the beauty of breathing underwater. You'll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. Practice the needed skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Then get ready to enjoy a supervised open water dive to see the underwater wonders of Mauritius.  If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, this Discover Scuba Diving course is for you. This is not a scuba certification course, but a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

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Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

6. 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

7. 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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Mauritius: Padi Open-Water Diving Course

8. Mauritius: Padi Open-Water Diving Course

After being collected from your accommodation, you will be driven to the site where your dive course will take place. Your Padi open-water diver course is a full-fledged diving course, after which you will receive certification. You will learn basic and technical skills whilst in the pool, and will also discover more about your diving equipment. Following that, everything learned in the pool will be applied throughout 4 sea-training dives. You will not only learn the skills to practice, but will also discover more about the sea and its aquatic life. You will be taught how to protect the ocean and spread the word all over the world, telling your friends how to treasure this most valuable natural asset. At the conclusion of your underwater experience, your driver will return you back to your hotel.

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Padi: Advanced Continue Education

9. Padi: Advanced Continue Education

Up your diving game with this PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Try out different specialties, gain more experience under the supervision of a licensed PADI instructor, and advance your dive-planning skills. Start this course right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. Log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are 2 required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other 3, for a total of 5 dives. Learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving.

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What people are saying about Grand Port District

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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!

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.

Very beautiful day with Virginie who made us decorate the Blue Bay maritime park. A huge variety of fish, corals and even a turtle!

Everything great, 4 islands and a waterfall, great lunch and everything more than we expected.