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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, beautiful coral gardens, rich birdlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and a casual atmosphere. Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake upon arrival at the catamaran Wind Dancer, then depart from Grand Baie Public Beach at 8 AM 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 at 4:30 PM. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

2. Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Climb aboard a speedboat with a capacity for no more than 8 people plus 2 skippers and set off an amazing speedboat trip along the Black River coast of Mauritius. Benefit from a detailed briefing to learn how to respect the environment and hear the rules of approaching the dolphins to cause them minimum disturbance. Get the chance to enter the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to get up close to the magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Encounter native spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, and end with a snorkeling session at the amazing coral reefs. Then, look for whales and get a 60% chance of seeing them. Encounter majestic humpback whales between June and October and resident sperm whales all year round.

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

3. 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

4. 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 Cruise with BBQ Lunch

5. Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Private Swim with Dolphins

6. Private Swim with Dolphins

After enjoying a small breakfast, it is time for a magic dolphin encounter. Welcome on board a speed boat. The skippers will be at your entire service during this private tour.  After sailing for a few minutes, admire the dolphins swimming around you. Time to go in the water for a swim with them: a magical moment. And as this excursion is an exclusive activuty, you can 100% enjoy these 3 hours during the trip. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, you will have a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of this excursion. At the end of the excursion, a snorkeling session on the coral reef is offered The excursion is from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

7. Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

Explore the crystalline waters off the coast of Mauritius on this exciting speedboat adventure. Swim with dolphins, snorkel along the coral reef and see the majestic humpback whales. After a briefing by the crew, your tour on board a speedboat begins. The skippers will be at your entire disposal during this private boat excursion. After a few moments of cruising, observe the dolphins swimming around the boat. You can even enjoy a swim surrounded by the dolphins. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, there will be a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of the excursion. The dolphin encounter ends with a snorkel on the coral reef. Next, go for a 3-hour whale watching trip. In Mauritius humpback whales can be observed between June and October/November and Sperm whales can be seen the whole year. There is a 60% chance to see the whales. There's no refund in case of no observation. During the trip water and soft drinks are served. The excursion takes place from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

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

8. 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.

Mauritius: 3-Hour East Coast Scuba Diving Adventure

9. Mauritius: 3-Hour East Coast Scuba Diving Adventure

The adventure begins with a safety briefing and an introduction to diving. Under the direct supervision of a PADI professional, learn how to scuba dive then get kitted out with the necessary gear and practice your new skills in shallow water. Once you’re feeling confident, follow your guide on a supervised, open-water dive to explore the underwater world of Mauritius. On the trip, discover the wonders of Mauritius’ East Coast, which boasts some of the best scuba diving sites in the area. Swim in crystal clear waters, admire the array of exciting underwater landscapes, see tropical marine life and colorful coral reef, and visit fascinating shipwrecks.

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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What people are saying about Mauritius

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 117 reviews

A great day. We started at 07:45 and drove straight to Flat Island. We were the first and had the island to ourselves for an hour. After that it got full. If you want to be alone for longer, you can also arrange the start time flexibly. For example, at 6 a.m. the skipper had a tour the next day. A super BBQ buffet with sea views in the middle of paradise just for the two of us. Nothing was missing. All salads were made in-house. Drinks, what you want and you're always asked, you don't evaporate on the tour. The third island was a great snorkeling spot. We have not experienced so many colorful fish and dreamlike water ourselves while diving in Mauritius. The view was great. Fins, masks and snorkels are available on the boat. The tour was definitely worth it, just fantastic ;)

Very nice experience. The diving instructors were great. I was quite scared, but thanks to a lot of humor and the way the teachers dealt with it, it quickly went away. And then under water... fantastic... the teacher was always by our side, pointed out many great animals to us... highly recommended

The 3 northen islands are beautiful! The trip was great, the conditions, the food, everythig. Looking at the others catamaran the Wind Dancer was the best

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

Superb experience!!! Super welcoming and attentive team .... well done ... we saw dolphins it was great