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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.

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.

Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

3. 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: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

4. 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

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.

Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

6. 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.

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.

From Point Maurice: Private Speedboat to Ile Aux Cerfs

8. 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.

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 SSR International Airport: 1-Way Airport transfer

10. From SSR International Airport: 1-Way Airport transfer

Enjoy a private one-way transfer from the SSR International Airport of Mauritius to your accommodation. Relax knowing that your driver will track your flight and allow for delays and early arrivals at the Mauritius airport. Book a private transfer from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to your hotel and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective option that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This convenient option takes all the hassle out of renting a car or paying for a taxi after a flight. Just enter your details when you book and your private transfer will be confirmed instantly. When you land, show your voucher to the driver and hop inside the vehicle. 

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What people are saying about Mahébourg

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4.7 / 5

based on 893 reviews

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

This was really lovely. My first time snorkeling and I loved it! I went as a solo traveller. The guides were friendly, we snorkeled 3times, had a nice swim near the island, the food was also very lovely and I would definitely go again...

A great tour ! Ibrahim was an Excellent guide - who told us a lot about the history of places we went to. Highly recommend Destination Soleil.

Great tour, great guides. We enjoyed our day very much! Many thanks for the unforgettable day!