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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.

Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

2. Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

After morning departure from Trou D’eau Douce, set sail on a well-appointed catamaran through the crystal-clear water of Mauritius. Bound for the stunning GRSE waterfalls, you’ll glide through the sea, taking time to sunbathe and relax on the broad catamarans deck. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see some monkeys on the way over. After gazing at the splendor of the waterfall, you’ll hop into the water for some snorkeling at a perfect, hidden spot. Afterwards, you’ll indulge in a BBQ lunch on board en route to the paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs, where you can spend some time relaxing on the pristine beach. Amble around on the tropical wonderland before heading back to the boat to head back to dock.

Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

3. 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.

Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

4. 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.

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

5. 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.

Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

6. 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.

Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

7. Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

On the East coast, the clear waters of the longest lagoon of Mauritius beckon you… Board your catamaran in the bay of Trou d’Eau Douce and spend an amazing day under the tropical sun. Snorkeling, tasty BBQ, attentive service, & breath-taking landscape - this is what “heavenly holidays” are made of! Lunch is served on the catamaran, at anchor behind Île aux Cerfs. Make sure to visit the island for some sunbathing, or a walk to capture those ‘Instagram picture perfect' moments. Enjoy your desserts on the private beach of Ile aux Cerfs. We’ll be back in Trou D’Eau Douce by 4 pm.

Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

8. Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

Climb aboard the private speed boat or catamaran and jet off on an exciting excursion in the east of Mauritius to discover the beautiful île aux Cerfs. Discover the beauty, explore the Grande Rivière South East waterfall, and taste a Mauritian-style barbecue. Ride along the coast to the lagoon, and take in the views of the picturesque landscapes. Travel inland to the magnificent Grande Rivière South East waterfall, where you can admire the beautiful white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Bedazzled by the spectacular landscape, the filaos, and the thick mangroves. Enjoy the mountain range, the wild plant life, and lush rainforests that lead to the pristine beauty of the waterfall. After your sweet escape into the wild of Mauritius, head back to île aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served on the beach. Soak up the amazing views of the blue lagoon, along with a typical Mauritian animation, an occasion for you to learn more about the folklore of Mauritius.

Sirene d'or Boat Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with Lunch

9. Sirene d'or Boat Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with Lunch

Meet your guide at the central meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce. Receive a short briefing on the day's itinerary and make your way to the jetty. Depart at 9:30 AM and sail towards Ile aux Cerfs. Upon arrival at the island at approximately 11:00 AM, stop for some snorkeling in a beautiful lagoon, where you can explore the vibrant underwater world. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch, with drinks and live Sega music on board. After lunch, head to Grande Rivière South East waterfall. Admire the beauty of this tranquil location, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools. Then, return to the jetty in Trou d’Eau Douce at approximately 4:00 PM.

From Trou d'Eau Douce: Group Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs

10. From Trou d'Eau Douce: Group Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs

Meet your guide at the central meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce. Receive a short briefing on the day's itinerary and make your way to the jetty. Climb aboard the speed boat and jet off towards the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs. Ride at high speed along the coast to the lagoon. Then, travel inland to the magnificent Grande Rivière South East waterfall. Admire the beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush green mangroves of the entire island. Enjoy a delicious beach barbeque as you take in the beauty of your surroundings, before returning to Trou d'Eau Douce.

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What people are saying about Ile aux Cerfs

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 382 reviews

Best of the whole trip! Friendly staff, good food, nice boat and fantastic surroundings. So glad we booked the trip for it lifted the holiday to another level!

everything was amazing, the crew member of the blue dolphin were so nice and caring. no complaints, worth it 100%

The crew is very nice and helpful. For the physical well-being is sufficiently provided.

We had an incredibly great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

The tour operators were very friendly and helpful.