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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

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 Cerfs’ 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. 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 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.

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 à La Car: Full-Day Tour with Chauffeur Guide

3. Mauritius à La Car: Full-Day Tour with Chauffeur Guide

Experience the best of Mauritius for a full day with the independence of having a comfortable private car and experienced local chauffeur at your disposal. You’ll plan your own itinerary with your driver’s guidance, and see the places that you would most like to visit. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the island’s stunning natural beauty. The duration of this private excursion is around 8 hours, which is sufficient time to take in a good part of Mauritius. Your driver will provide some recommendations on the best restaurants for sampling the local cuisine at lunch. Note that English, German, and French speaking drivers are available.

Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

4. 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.

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.

Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

6. Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

Book your transfer from one hotel to another hotel or from your residence to another villa or resort. Relax as your professional driver assists you with your luggage before helping you into a private, contemporary vehicle. Settle into your seat, relax and enjoy a comfortable ride straight to your destination. This service operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The maximum amount of passengers in a car is 3 person. If 4 persons, then an SUV shall be sent, and if more than 5 persons you will ride in a minivan. 

Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

7. 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.

Mahebourg Village Food Tour

8. Mahebourg Village Food Tour

Located in the south-east of Mauritius, Mahebourg is one of the oldest villages of the island dating back to the early Dutch and French periods. Mahebourg has preserved a lot of its authenticity and charm; with its colorful Creole homes, friendly faces in the streets, and tasty dishes. During the Mahebourg Village Food Tour, you will stop at various cozy restaurants and street food vendors to eat some local Mauritian food. As you wander through the village, you will learn about the history of the region and discover what makes Mahebourg so authentic. You may also get the chance to jump aboard a pirogue, a local boat, for a short ride on the La Chaux River.

Mauritius: Private Full-Day Tour of the North Coast

9. Mauritius: Private Full-Day Tour of the North Coast

The north of the island has plenty of beaches, each one more beautiful than the next. The most popular ones among Mauritians and tourists are Trou aux Biches and the long curvy beach of Mont Choisy, which continues from Pointe aux Canonniers to Grand Bay and to the divine Pereybere public beach. In Mauritius, when the north is spoken of, Grand Bay is the first thing that comes to mind. Grand Bay, through sustained development, has become the premier tourist destination of Mauritius. Another picturesque village in the north of Mauritius is Cap Malheureux, with its famous red-roofed church, its view of the northern islands and its important fishing community.

From Point Maurice: Private Speedboat to Ile Aux Cerfs

10. From Point Maurice: Private Speedboat to Ile Aux Cerfs

Enjoy a private Speedboat trip from Pointe Maurice, the perfect day out for your group. Feel the thrill of the waves lapping against your boat, the sea spraying your face, and the ocean surrounding you. Choose this option (as opposed to the catamaran cruise) if you wanna enjoy the excitement of a faster ride on Mauritius crystal clear waters. You will cruise from the jetty of Pointe Maurice and, head for snorkeling. Discover the incredible marine life around this sandy bank. Sip a cold drink while admiring the scenery and allow yourself to be seduced by the beauty of the lagoon, framed by mountains. Head to Ile aux Cerfs where lunch will be served in a quiet corner of a private beach. Sunbathe on the beach and enjoy a swim in the clear blue water before cruising back in Trou d’Eau Douce, where you’ll arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Mahébourg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 667 reviews

A heavenly day, nothing more to complain about! We were accompanied by Jordan, an extraordinary skipper, kind, generous, with an overflowing joie de vivre and above all endowed with great professionalism! He made us visit heavenly and wonderful places that will remain engraved! The observation of fish through the glass bottom of the boat or even through snorkeling sessions are really worth the detour! It was a wonderful sight to see! Thanks to Jordan and the Totof Tour team for these unique moments! Thanks also and especially to Virginie's mom for these delicious meals! To those who still hesitate: GO FOR IT AND ENJOY!

Very professional experience from start to finish, including fast responses from the admin team. Our guide Ibrahim was a fantastic host and took us to the spots we hoped for, like the seven coloured earth, while also throwing in some unexpected surprises, like special plants and even guavas picked fresh off the bush (despite apparently being out of season). He was a hugely knowledgeable guide and a very friendly companion with answers to all our questions. I would happily recommend this tour as a great way to get to know the island.

Knowledgable, friendly driver (sorry I’m hopeless at remembering names!)who, as well as taking us around the sights we wanted to see, gave us a real insight into the real 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.

Very nice excursion, the team was at the Top from A to Z, the barbecue lunch on board the Catamaran was very good. I highly recommend