Water activity

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

4.7 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Tino Boats

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

Activity provider: Tino Boats

From US$ 96.22 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip perfect for those who fancy thrilling experiences. Gaze at the picturesque landscape of Ile aux Cerfs, a must-see for all people visiting Mauritius. Discover two other, historically-significant islands.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the historic lighthouse island
  • Take a dip in the Blue Bay marine park
  • Visit Ile aux Cerfs island
  • Explore the Grse Waterfalls
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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We didn't leave until 9 am and lacked a bit of information here. Subsequently, the trip was fantastic - we had a good guide who told us along the way. Visited 4 islands that you wouldn't otherwise go out on - so beautiful! The BBQ was delicious and cozy with the group we were with. All in all great experience!

January 8, 2023

Had a great time, lots of fun. Only negative things I would have to say is the starting location is not the same as what is listed online. It's not Chez Tino, it's the Ile Aux Cerfs jetty that's a few blocks away. Also online lists the activity as starting at 0815 but we boarded the boat closer to 915-930, just a heads up.

December 7, 2022

Wonderful day trip. We saw and did much more than Ile aux Cerfs (visit of Ile au Phare, snorking, aperitif in the water at Ile aux Aigrettes and our guide even managed to spot dolphins and giant tortoises ). Thank you very much to Kevin, our guide for this wonderful day and for the Mauritanian “coffee” :)!

August 29, 2022

Product ID: 332531