Mauritius Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Mauritius Outdoor activities

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: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to the Northern Isles

2. 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 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 in the afternoon. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

Black River Swim with Dolphins Speedboat Tour

3. Black River Swim with Dolphins Speedboat Tour

Explore the west coast of Mauritius and the Black River area on a guided speedboat trip from Grande Riviere Noire. Admire views from the water and search for dolphins in their natural environment. Discover the underwater world while swimming and snorkeling. Climb aboard a speedboat and start your tour along the unforgettable west coast of Mauritius. Get a detailed briefing from your skipper before you take off to see wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat. Enter the water in groups of 2 at a time to get close with these special marine mammals. Encounter native spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and more in the coastal waters off of the Black River region. Round off your trip with a snorkeling session by the colorful coral reef to see the amazing ecosystem up close and personal.

Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

4. Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

Spend the day cruising through the crystalline waters off Mauritius on a luxurious catamaran. Sunbathe, swim and enjoy a tantalizing BBQ lunch on board. After a morning departure from Trou D’eau Douce, set sail on a well-appointed catamaran through the crystal-clear water of Mauritius. Bound for the stunning GRSE waterfalls, you’ll glide through the sea, taking time to sunbathe and relax on the deck of the broad catamaran. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see some monkeys on the way over. After gazing at the splendor of the waterfall, you’ll hop into the water for some snorkeling at a perfect, hidden spot. Then, indulge in a BBQ lunch on board en route to the paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs, where you can spend some time relaxing on the pristine beach. Amble around on the tropical wonderland before heading back to the boat to head back to the dock.

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

5. Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Climb aboard a speedboat with a capacity for no more than 8 people plus 2 skippers and set off an amazing speedboat trip along the Black River coast of Mauritius. Benefit from a detailed briefing to learn how to respect the environment and hear the rules of approaching the dolphins to cause them minimum disturbance. Get the chance to enter the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to get up close to the magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Encounter native spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, and end with a snorkeling session at the amazing coral reefs. Then, look for whales and get a 60% chance of seeing them. Encounter majestic humpback whales between June and October and resident sperm whales all year round.

Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

6. Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

Begin the excursion with pickup at the hotel at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM depending on where you are on the island. Then head out on an adventure for your encounter with dolphins in their natural environment. Watch dolphins swimming around the speedboat and join them in the water for a swim. Afterwards, spend some time snorkeling along a coral reef with the beautiful colors of the tropical fish. Continue your excursion with a visit to Benitiers Island, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal. The driver will return at your hotel safely after the excursion.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

7. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

The Riverine Trail is a 2-hour ride along rugged tree-lined trails, leading to the L'Abattis des Cipayes. It is the perfect trail for off-road enthusiasts, as well as those who are adventurous at heart. L’Abbatis des Cipayes is the Creole name of the Sepoy camp set up along the Jacotet River to protect the Jacotet military outpost. You will have time to explore this locality, laden with 300 years of history. You will be able to walk around the grounds, imagine Indian "Cipayes" constructing their Abbatis (fortification). Make the most of the tour of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and indulge in the rich diversity of landscape and wildlife. Amongs all the great activities in Mauritius to choose from, this trail is the perfect opportunity to learn more about local ecotourism on the island of Mauritius.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

8. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

Visit the Bel Ombre Nature Reserve in Bel Ombre, Mauritius, and get to go on a safari while enjoying your island holiday. Discover the incredible biodiversity of this 1,300-hectare park from the back of a 4x4 safari vehicle on a guided tour. Meet your guide and hop into a 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin your safari adventure. Drive through the park and enjoy the natural beauty of the pristine reserve nestled between the Indian Ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. The park's location and range of ecosystems provide a diverse habitat for a number of rare plants and birds. Amid the wealth of nature, you'll also find vestiges from the region's history of human settlement, which spans nearly 3 centuries. Learn about the native fauna and flora from your guide and discover the spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a sanctuary for endemic species. Leave your Mauritian safari tour with a deeper understanding of the island's natural beauty and an appreciation for the park's conservation efforts.

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

9. Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

After the hotel pickup, you will be visiting the town of Curepipe and Floreal. You will visit the crater of Trou aux Cerfs and the Indu temple of Grand Bassin. Here you will have the chance to learn about the Indu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From here, you will then drive to Black River, where you will be able to admire fantastic landscapes and views of the mountains. Finally you will be travelling to Chamarel, where you will visit the Waterfalls, the park of Seven coloured Earths, and pay a visit to the Giant turtles in the park. From here you will be driving back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off.

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

10. Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius and taste the local rum before savoring a delicious lunch at a restaurant. See the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, and more with a guide.  Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, 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. Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

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What people are saying about Mauritius

Overall a great and exciting experience! Very professional and the instructor made everyone feel safe during the climb. If you are considering going on this guided climb I definitely recommend getting Bryn as your guide - he made sure everyone felt safe and made useful instructions on how to climb some of the tricky parts of the mountain. Besides that he made sure to take amazing photos and videos of everyone! Definitely a 10/10 experience from us.

Fabulous trip! We had a great family day - beautiful sea, LOADS of dolphins, great snorkelling, super food, and plenty of drinks all day! The crew were fabulous - really friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommended!

Really loved the hike. Our guide Kevin was incredible: attentive, motivating and fun. Would be very happy to try other hikes with him.

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The most wonderful day in the island Thank you guys Everything was really perfect ! Keep going