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Mauritius Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Mauritius Sailing trips & boat tours

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, and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake upon arrival at the catamaran Wind Dancer, then depart from Grand Baie Public Beach 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 in the afternoon. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

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

2. Full-Day Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with BBQ Lunch Included

Soak in the beauty of Mauritius on a full-day Isle aux Cerfs catamaran cruise, with the option to book hotel transfers. Admire the scenery as you sail to a quiet spot. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and walk along Isle aux Cerf's beaches, and enjoy a barbecue lunch with drinks.  Enjoy a light breakfast and then climb aboard the Island Hopper catamaran. 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. Take in the sunshine, or simply relax away from the crowds. Then, enjoy a delicious bbq lunch prepared and served by the friendly crew onboard 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

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

Spend the day cruising through the crystalline waters off Mauritius on a luxurious catamaran. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy a tantalizing BBQ lunch on board. After a 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 deck of the broad catamaran. 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. Then, 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 the dock.

Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

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

Board your catamaran in the bay of Trou d’Eau Douce and spend an amazing day under the tropical sun. Enjoy some time for snorkeling, a tasty BBQ, attentive service, and breath-taking landscapes. Visit the Grand River South East Waterfalls in a ferryboat. 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 picture-perfect moments.

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.

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

6. 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 enjoying a small breakfast, together with coffee and cool drinks. During the excursion you will move along the marvellous seaside from Point d´ Esny in the direction of Ile-Aux-Aigrettes. Let your expert guide decide which snorkeling spot is best for the conditions of the day. After an exciting snorkeling excursion, return to the Blue Bay beach in time for lunch.

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

7. 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.

Mauritius: Amber Island Kayak Expedition

8. Mauritius: Amber Island Kayak Expedition

Discover Amber Island from the water and on land as you paddle across the blue waters of the lagoon. The islet is known for its rich flora which creates shady waterways perfect for exploring by kayak, including the mangroves. Tour the island with a guide and learn more about its history. Start off with a 15-minute kayak expedition from the northern coast of Mauritius (the embarkation point is Bain De Rosnay beach) towards Amber Island. During the paddle, you have the opportunity to explore a floating mangrove forest by kayak. Upon reaching Amber Island, join a guided tour of the isle which also includes a nature walk, and see ruins dating back to 1750. Before heading back to shore, swim in the crystalline waters of Ilot Bernache or stay dry and just take in the beautiful views. This tour is experienced via kayak and a small boat depending on your level of comfort and fitness. The team of professionals will guide you and ensure your experience is safe and memorable.

Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

9. 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.

Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

10. 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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4.5 / 5

based on 264 reviews

Cozy full-day excursion on the Catamaran. The island is great but exploited, going "tube" and or parasailing costs almost twice as much as on "land". Nice guides on the boat who fix everything, perfectly ok food and soft drinks, beer, wine on the boat. Would easily do it again but if I had to choose I would prioritize Flat Island. The excursions cost the same, but the prices are the same everywhere, even if you book on the spot. Good to book in advance so you get a seat on the days you want to go. The only downside really was that there were quite a lot of people on the boat, about 30.

Wonderful experience, great service from the crew members, especially Scott who was just very accommodating and making sure everyone was ok. Food was good too, and they accommodate dietary restrictions. If your main wish is to snorkel, please be aware that the snorkel session is rather short. Definitely recommend this trip!

The perfect Kayaking adventure in the mangroves and on Amber Island. Our guide Christopher was awesome- very knowledgeable, fun, at one with nature AND provided delicious snacks along the way. Highly recommend! The geckos and seeing the old settlement were a highlight as well as swimming with the fish in the mangroves.

We are a family of 4, 2of us are vegetarian... We ve sent an email the night before the activity, and they sorted out Awesome vibe during the trip fasonating places

Delphine, Schnorcheln, gute Stimmung und Essen, sehr freundliche Skipper: alles sehr gut!