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Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

1. Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

Spend a full day discovering the beautiful island paradise of Mauritius by speedboat. Depart at 09:30 am and after a short while, stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the underwater marine life and swim amongst superb corals and brightly colored tropical fish. Continue sailing and see the d' Alblair shipwreck of 1902 on the coral barrier, and make a brief stop at the old Lighthouse island. Afterward, the speed boat will take you along the east coast and then upstream along the Grand River (the longest river in Mauritius), ending at a beautiful waterfall. Next, a BBQ of grilled chicken and fish will be served on one of the picture-postcard beaches: Île aux Cerfs Island. Île aux Cerfs Island. Here you will have the time to relax and enjoy a swim before you cruise to the last stop at Ile aux Aigrettes. At Ile aux Aigrettes you will enjoy a last drink in a natural swimming pool accompanied by an abundance of starfishes. On board, during the whole day soft drinks, local beer and rum will be available. Arrival back at the beach of Shandrani Hotel is around 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

2. Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

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.

Ile aux Aigrettes: Private Sunset Cruise Tour

3. Ile aux Aigrettes: Private Sunset Cruise Tour

Depart from Point Jerome, on Mauritius East Coast, and admire the beauty of the coast from a premium catamaran boat. Depending on tides and wind conditions, either cruise towards the remains of the shipwreck Dalbair, which sank in 1902, or cruise towards the Grand Port and cross the historical scene where the naval battle of the Old Grand Port took place back in 1810. Our crew will set anchor in front of Isle aux Aigrettes nature reserve and allow you to enjoy the breathtaking scenery all around. There you will watch the sunset over the mountain tops and the colors progressively change. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks onboard.

Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

4. Mauritius: Private Half-Day Southeast Coast Speedboat Tour

On this half-day speedboat tour get to know the idyllic southeast of Mauritius and its nearby islands. Have time to spend on the beach, see marine life in Blue Bay, and visit historic points of interest. Meet your guide and board your speedboat. Head into the sea along the southeast coast of Mauritius and make sure to check out the marine life in Blue Bay. Visit the islands like the famous Ile aux Cerfs to see the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East. Also, visit Ile au Phare and Ile de la Passe. Learn about their colonial history and see a lighthouse dating back to more than 200 years. As you hear about the history of the area, having a striking view of the island between two contrasting scenes. On one side see a calm and turquoise lagoon and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smashing against the breakers of the island. Move on to Ile aux Aigrettes to enjoy a swim and then head back to Ile aux Cerfs where lunch will be served. Relax, sunbathe, or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water as your tour concludes.

From Blue Bay: Ile aux Cerfs Speedboat Excursion with BBQ

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Ile aux Aigrettes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 136 reviews

A day we are not ready to forget!!! The speed boat allows you to see a lot more: dolphins - waterfall + monkeys - snorkeling - ile aux aigrettes... and then there were only 8 of us on board, a real privilege compared to the catamaran!!!! Everything was perfect from start to finish. The skippers were just brilliant, good atmosphere, friendliness always concerned that we didn't miss anything!!!! 1000 thanks to them it is thanks to them that we had such a beautiful day. The meal was excellent, half lobster and unlimited drinks as during the day and again greg who took care of us on the island of the deer was at the top! It was my spouse's birthday, they even planned cake + candles, it was awesome!! Finally in short go for it with your eyes closed INCREDIBLE day

C'était une journée exceptionnelle grâce à vous merci ! Contrairement aux concurrents, les bâteaux ne sont pas trop remplis ce qui permet de profiter un maximum de la journée mais aussi grâce aux personnels que nous recontront toute la journée. Merci Ashley, Jean et toute l'équipe !

Genaro and Ashley were both brilliant hosts - very knowledgeable, entertaining, funny and always willing to provide the best possible (and flexible) experience to their guests. Amazing tour with so many incredible memories. Thank you Genaro and Ashley!

It was a super super trip and was so much fun. Thanks to the crew and Ashley who accompanied us. All we can say is you are missing out if you want to have fun and make good memories.

One of the best and recommended experiences at Mauritius! I urge everyone to book it... and Patrice (our guide/skipper/captain/gotoguy) is an absolute star!!!