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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 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.

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 picnic on Ile des deux Cocos. Start your excursion from the Blue Bay Public Beach and float down the seaside from Point d´Esny in the direction of Ile aux Aigrettes for your first opportunity to snorkel in the lagoon.Then, head to the Ile des deux Cocos private island for lunch. Relax on one of the public beaches with a Creole picnic. Choose between a traditional Creole meal with fish or chicken or enjoy the vegetarian option and a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks — don’t skip the famous Jungle Cocktail.   After lunch, relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then, the crew will pick you up and take you to the marine park, 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.

Blue Bay: 1 hour Snorkeling Excursion in the Marine Park

4. Blue Bay: 1 hour Snorkeling Excursion in the Marine Park

Enjoy a 1-hour Excursion, in a Glass-Bottom-Boat, to discover the underwater diversity of the Blue Bay Marine Park, including swimming and snorkeling. Your tour starts from the Blue Bay Public Beach, in the Southeast of Mauritius. In one of our Glassbottom-Boats, you will be brought to the spot for snorkeling. There, you can go on your own snorkeling journey, to discover the underwater world, as well as the diversity of the Blue Bay Marine Park. At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned, to the Blue Bay Public Beach.

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.

From Blue Bay: Ile aux Cerfs Speedboat Excursion with BBQ

6. From Blue Bay: Ile aux Cerfs Speedboat Excursion with BBQ

Your fullday speedboat excursion starts at 09:30am from the Blue Bay Public Beach, in the South-East of Mauritius. At the beginning you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the Blue Bay Marine Park, the largest Coral Reserve from Maurtius. Afterwards the excursion will move along the marvellous seaside from Point d´ Esny, in direction to Mahebourg, the former capital of the island and on to the island - Ile aux Phare. Here you will have time to visit the ancient lighthouse ruin or time to walk on the island. In connection the tour will continue in the direction to Ile aux Cerfs, where next you will enter the Grand-River-South-East, to visit the waterfall. In addition to the beautiful landscape it is the home of some cheeky monkeys. Be aware! For lunch time you will get offered a BBQ with fish and chicken, but if you prefer a vegetarian meal, please tell us this with your reservation. Of course a variety of alcoholic and soft-drinks are also included during the meal and the entire excursion. Enjoy your meal and have a break on a beach, located at the entrance to the lagoon from Île aux Cerfs. On the return way you will have another relaxing opportunity for swimming and snorkeling in the surrounding of Ile aux Aigrettes; before you move back to the Blue Bay Public Beach, where the excursion ends at around 16:00pm to 16:30pm.

Northern Treasures private tour

7. Northern Treasures private tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

Wild South West Private Tour with pick up

8. Wild South West Private Tour with pick up

You'll be heading to Trou Aux Cerfs which is a crater surrounded by a vast area of lush forest consisting of indigenous plant species and some giant green pine trees. Definitely, one of the main highlights is the 360-degree view of the town of Curepipe and the Mountain range Continue on to a local naval modeling workshop, renowned for designing historic, handmade ship models. Browse the museum's collection, watch as a craftsman carves a new project, or purchase your own souvenir for an original trip memento. Afterward, head to Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir which has the honor of being the largest reservoir on the island and is simultaneously a rather popular stop for tourists visiting the south of the island. From here, travel to the Grand Bassin, a sacred lake nestled around a volcano crater, embellished with a Hindu temple where a famous statue of Shiva resides. Then it's time to visit the Black River for an unforgettable panoramic view, where you can also catch a glimpse of the Black River Gorge. The drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and the curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow.

Private Tour.Discover typical life, local customs&traditions

9. Private Tour.Discover typical life, local customs&traditions

We pick you up at your hotel. We make you visit towns and villages. While the choice of the towns is relatively easy, the choice of villages will depend on your area of stay. but in any case we shall make a good selection so as you would discover the typical mauritian life both in towns and villages so that you know how life is on the island. Not every tourist has this chance. there is more than sea and sun. Discover a country is also through living and meeting its people. We make you meet people of different backgrounds, speaking different languages including languages of our ancestors. The population of Mauritius is multi-lingual, multi religious, multi ethnic, multi racial. Its a people with a warm hospitality. We will defintely make you have a guided tour of the Capital, Port Louis and will go through the history as we accompany you through the town, businesses and offices, Port, Harbour, Waterfront, House of Parliament, Central Market, local shops and street vendors etc etc... You will visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens with a specialised Guide- Entry ticket and paid guide included. This is among the best gardens of the world. We then make you visit the whole north coast. Discover the white sandy and crystalline beaches On your way, you will see sugar cane as well as fruit trees such as the mango tree, litchis tree, ananas banana cultivations and vegetable gardens etc... that would be a real discovery of a country and of its people.

Mauritius: Private Full-Day Tour of the North Coast

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Mahébourg

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!

Very nice boat trip. Visit of the island at the lighthouse, then snorkeling we saw beautiful fish, dolphins. The barbecue on Ile au Cerf was great, the setting is beautiful. We end the trip with a snorkel on the island of egrets. A great day, I recommend

Beautiful scenery, snorkelling was excellent. The swim in the waterfalls was amazing. Lovely lunch and Coco explained the history of the island really well. Highly recommend.

We had a really fun day filled with sun, beautiful views, and amazing food. Personal highlight was the snorkeling stop and seeing all of the colorful fishes

Excellent experience onboard the cruise. The family & especially the kids got to relax & enjoy the whole day.