Jean-Claude Farla information
Our operator of choice is local legend Jean-Claude Farla, a six-time national swimming champion who competed in the Indian Ocean games. He is the only person to offer outings on a traditional 22ft pirogue (others have souped-up boats with motors). Figure on €20 for a half-day trip, gliding through the blue and stopping periodically to snorkel and free dive.
It's €50 for a full-day excursion to Île aux Cerfs, with a stop at Île de Flamant and a BBQ lunch on Île aux Mangénie. It's best to call at least two days ahead to ensure that he's available (there's a six-person minimum).