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Things to do in Tamarin

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Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

1. 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. 

Mauritius: Guided Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

2. Mauritius: Guided Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

Explore Tamarin river on this guided kayak tour. See the various wildlife that resides in the river, and watch the sunset as you paddle along untouched nature and calm waters. Start kayaking at the very spot where the river meets the ocean, also known as Tamarin Bay, which is famous for its mythical wave. Paddle upstream the calm waters and discover the two main arms of the river. On one side the Rempart and the Trois Mamelles mountains, and on the other, the magnificent mountain of La Tourelle. The surrounding natural habitat boasts lush greenery as well as abundant wildlife. Throughout your journey, we may encounter moorhens, ducks, long-billed birds, flying foxes, or even monkeys. As you kayak along the bay, you might also come across dolphins before they head out to the open water. Towards the end of your adventure, marvel at the breathtaking sunset as the sun goes down the horizon of the river.

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

3. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Meet your guide at the Henrietta Bus Station and start with a short briefing about the hike. Then begin your 3-hour hiking experience by walking through sugarcane fields to reach the entrance to the canyon, admiring the stunning landscape around you. Make your way down to the canyon, and after 30 minutes of walking you’ll reach the first of many waterfalls. Take the chance to swim in the natural pools carved out of the rock. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point.

Tamarin: Guided Kayak Tour with Dolphins

4. Tamarin: Guided Kayak Tour with Dolphins

Go dolphin watching off the coast of Mauritius on this guided kayak tour. Paddle into Tamarin Bay and get the chance to see bottlenose and spinner dolphins in their natural habitat. Meet at the activity provider's office in the morning to get started. Learn about the basics of kayaking from your guide before you set off. Admire the sunrise over Tamarin beach as you paddle out into the bay. Dolphins spend the night in the bay, so the morning is the best time to catch a glimpse of them. Spend two hours kayaking around the bay. If you spot dolphins, follow the instructions of your guide to observe these animals in a respectful way. There is a chance that you won't see any dolphins. If this happens, enjoy an alternative route exploring the Tamarin River and its rich wildlife.

Guided Sundowner Kayak Tour

5. Guided Sundowner Kayak Tour

The west coast is known for its beautiful sunsets, which adorn the late afternoon sky with its warm colors of all shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. Experiencing the kayak trip in the late afternoon on the Tamarin River is exceptional. As the sun approaches the horizon, we row toward the heart of the river, towards the North. Everything calms down, and this silence is only interrupted by the last songs of birds. With a cold drink in hand, we marvel at the thousands of colorful reflections. Then the show can begin with the golden sunset and the genesis of a sweet tropical night.

Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

6. Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

Be prepared for an incredible morning of diving. After arriving at the diving center, fill out medical forms, and learn about safety precautions before the dive begins. Get equipped and have a briefing about dive equipment and basic exercises. This will give you an opportunity to get familiar the activity, ask questions, and learn more about scuba diving. Your first dive is done in the swimming pool to help you get acquainted with breathing underwater with the all your equipment. Next, board the boat to go to the dive sites and get ready for an underwater adventure. A short exploration is done under constant supervision of the dive instructor, where many reef fish can be seen. After your dive, board the boat and head back to the dive center.

Tamarin: Exploration Dive

7. Tamarin: Exploration Dive

Experience marine life and get a chance at underwater encounters on a dive for qualified divers around Tamarin, Mauritius. Marvel at various reef fishes and, if you’re lucky, see eagle rays, stingrays, green turtles, and possibly dolphins. Arrive at the diving center, then proceed to filling out forms and getting equipped for your dive. Get briefed on the way to the dive spot, then start your underwater adventure. There is sometimes the option to do two dives in a day. After your dive, head back to the diving center.

Mauritius: West Coast Catamaran Cruise from Black River

8. Mauritius: West Coast Catamaran Cruise from Black River

Board the catamaran at La Balise Marina located in Black River at 9:00 AM. Sail towards Tamarin Bay or to Le Morne Brabant peninsula, and try to spot the pods of dolphins who inhabit the area. Stop at a coral reef where you can take some time for snorkeling. See bright corals and a variety of colorful tropical fish. Continue towards the magnificent Ile Aux Benitiers and enjoy a break for lunch onboard (available as an add-on). After lunch, be dropped on Ile Aux Bentiers and explore its beautiful quiet beaches. Sail back towards Black River and be dropped off at the marina at approximately 3:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Tamarin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Vincent and Emmanuel were fantastic guides, very knowledgeable about all the plants, the falls, their origin and were very helpful with some of the more challenging parts of the hike. The hike itself was fantastic, in amongst the indigenous trees and plants on paths which would’ve been difficult to find without them. The falls were beautiful, we went from lower to upper falls, staying at the almost last one for a well earned swim in the huge pool, with or without rock jumping! You need to be reasonably fit to manage the climbs at times steep and narrow but well worth it.

The excursion was delightful. Our guide Emmanuel was very knowledgable and patient; his passion for nature is evident. The kayaking on the sea as well as the river was easy. Seeing the dolphins up close and experiencing them from the kayak was fabulous!

An excellent trip. Our guide Jeremie briefed us well before the trip on what to expect and led the group at a sensible pace on the steep descents and ascents. His choice of swimming location was superior to that chosen by some other guides.

Loved it! Superb crew, they make both both adults and babies feel very welcome. Tasty food and over all a great experience to enjoy beautiful Mauritius from a catamaran.

A really great experience at a fantastic price. The crew was super friendly and attentive. Everything is as described and was one of the best days for us in Mauritius