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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, and beautiful coral gardens. 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.

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

2. 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: Amber Island Kayak or Small-Boat Tour

3. Mauritius: Amber Island Kayak or Small-Boat Tour

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.

Three Islands of the North: Private Boat Trip & Beach BBQ

4. Three Islands of the North: Private Boat Trip & Beach BBQ

Get ready to discover the 3 islands of the North of Mauritius. Jump onboard a speedboat for an unforgettable and unique private boat trip. Leaving the coast of Grand Bay, arrive at Flat Island after 30 minutes of sailing and discover white sandy beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. Enjoy a relaxing time on the island before the arrival of groups of tourists. Be served morning drinks, refreshments, and taste a delicious BBQ prepared by the crew on the beach at noon to experience a real holiday sensation on a tropical island. Discover Gabriel island, the second island of the North that offers a stunning view of Coin de Mire. Stop at Coin de Mire to experience the most beautiful snorkeling spot on the island and admire the colorful marine fauna and flora of Mauritius.

Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

5. Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

Spend the first part of the day exploring the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Climb up to Fort Adelaide, known as 'The Citadel', a 19th-century military fortress which features a walled courtyard and panoramic city views. Then head into the central market, the Grand Port Louise Bazaar & China Town for a stroll around. Marvel at the impressive array of clothing, local vegetables, and exotic spices. Continue your shopping excursion at the splendid Caudan Waterfront. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the beautiful gardens at the Grapefruit Botanical Paradise. Then continue along the northwest coast via the Tamil Temple, Choisy Beach, and Grand Baie. Make a stop at Cap Malheureux, a village located in the Rivière du Rempart District to see The Palatial Red Church, a Roman Catholic Church famous for its vivid red roof against the bright turquoise sea and azure sky. Opt to pop into L'Aventure Du Sucre or the Sugar Factory Museum, where you can discover the history of sugar production in Mauritius and taste local products. Or perhaps make a stop at the majestic Chateau de Labourdonnais, one of the most beautiful colonial houses of the island inspired by Italian neo-classical architecture. Lunch fees are not included in the tour, however, your driver will provide you with a variety of restaurant suggestions according to your tastes. Feel free to request a stopover at any other restaurant of your choice at any point during the day.

Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

6. Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

Uncover and experience the real Grand Baie; a charming and authentic village full of history and delicious Mauritian food and drinks. Whilst here you will discover that few locals even know about the history of this coastal town. Grand Baie was once a wild coast where escaped slaves would hide and live off the land and sea. It later became a port of commerce for French landowners, and eventually the landing site for the English invasion. Explore the back streets of Grand Baie and experience the local life. You can discover some of the locals' favorite restaurants and food spots, and at each food spot taste a variety of local dishes. You can try the typical Mauritian rougaille, as well as tasty Creole curries and a pizza with a Mauritian twist. Towards the end of the tour you will even be treated to a fruity surprise for dessert. As you taste the delicious dishes and sip on refreshing local drinks, your guides will chat with you as you get to know one another.

Mauritius: Seabob Diving Experience

7. Mauritius: Seabob Diving Experience

Enjoy an exhilarating Seabob activity which allows you to move through the ocean with the agility and speed of a dolphin. Grab onto the submersible device and maneuver through the ocean at your own pace. Choose from 6 power different power levels and explore the ocean floor and surface. This is an easily accessible activity and suitable for all ages. Get to grips with your new ergonomic device within a few minutes. Make your way into the ocean and brush up against schools of fish. Discover the colors and wonders of the ocean floor. Once you finish up, enjoy a fresh juice to complete the activity.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

8. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing 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.

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.

Grand Baie: Cocktail & Sunset Catamaran Cruise

10. Grand Baie: Cocktail & Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Discover why the sunsets on the north-west coast of Mauritius are legendary as you enjoy incredible ocean views. Meet the crew at 4:45 PM and receive a boarding and pre-departure briefing from your Captain. Climb aboard a catamaran with a large open seating area on deck and at the front and rear. These vessels are uniquely designed for sunset viewing, photograph taking, and socializing. Onboard, also find a bar facility, a top-of-the-line stereo system, and a tasteful music collection. At 5;00 PM, set sail into Grand Baie to appreciate the region's full splendor. Keep your eyes peeled for large pods of dolphins looking for rest and shelter for their young ones, which are often spotted at this time of day. Head out as far as Gunner’s Quoin and admire the spectacular sea cliffs and excellent views of the other northern isles and the central mountain chain of Mauritius. Sail past Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux, and other important historical sites. As you cruise, enjoy tasty tropical snacks and a wide selection of drinks (complimentary selected cocktail, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee) served throughout the cruise. Return to Grand Baie by 7:00 PM to end your experience.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 388 reviews

A wonderful tour. The mangrooves at Amber Island are a wonderful place. Just fantastic to go kayaking through the mangrooves. Balm for the soul. Tour guide Christopher just did a great job. Greetings at this point. When the tour was actually over, Christopher offered us to join another group. So we had the opportunity to extend the tour by 2 hours free of charge and drive to the beach L'îlot Bernache. Simply fantastic to visit this beautiful beach far away from the coast with the kayak. Great tour and can only be recommended.

2 came, the driver and a tour guide..... They were at the hotel on time. The trip was very entertaining and very instructive. The tour guide spoke very good German and gave us a lot of knowledge about Mauritius. I can recommend everyone to take a couple of euros and book such a tour

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.

Very nice excursion to discover the north of the island! The BABOO guide was perfect, very friendly, very good explanations, I recommend Samtours voyages

We saw a whale during our trip! We were 16 people on the boat, the right number to not be overcrowded, The islands and the beaches were amazing