Grand Port District Nature & adventure

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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.

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

2. 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.

Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

3. Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

Begin your 8-hour day of adventure on Mauritius with convenient pick-up at your hotel anywhere on the island. Pick-up time varies according to your location On this scenic trip around the south of the island, you will discover spectacular changes of scenery, revealing some of the island’s unique natural assets. The day starts with a stop at the Shop of Ship Models, where you can see skilled craftsmen at work on ship miniatures, some of which take months to complete. Enjoy a 360-degree view over the island from Trou aux Cerfs, admire Grand Basin Lake, then travel to a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park. Arrive at Chamarel Waterfall, the country's tallest, which plunges 328 feet (100 meters) against a natural backdrop and makes for impressive photos. Finally, see the famous Seven Coloured Earth, a rainbow of striated volcanic rocks.   End your full day of exploration with drop-off back at your hotel.

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

4. 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.

Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving Adventures

5. Blue Bay: Discover Scuba Diving Adventures

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.

Mauritius: Padi Open-Water Diving Course

6. 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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What people are saying about Grand Port District

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50 reviews

We had already done a quad tour 3 days before but this is simply a lot better. If you do a quad tour in Mauritius then this should be a great route with a lot of variety and with the stops it takes 3 hours as stated. For us it was the highlight in Mauritius.

Enjoyable trip. Snorkelling was fantastic-felt like I was swimming in an aquarium. Even saw a turtle. Lovely lunch on a beautiful beach. Well worth it.

Great trip. Three stops for swimming and diving, lovely curry lunch, and chilled crew. All in all a great day out. Highly recommend it.

This was an excellent excursion to the South of the island with our very knowledgeable driver/guide Ibrahim.

The snorkeling was incredible, and it was so good seeing the ship wreck and beautiful islands.