You will be picked up at your hotel in a private taxi or minibus and taken to the departure location, where you will enjoy a full day island hopping in the south/southeast of Mauritius. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Blue Bay Marine Park, explore the stunning scenery of Ile de La Passe (Pass Island) and Ile du Phare (Lighthouse Island) and visit the famous Grand River South East waterfall. Indulge a delicious barbecue lunch and plenty of drinks on Ile aux Cerfs and finish the day with a stop by Ile aux Aigrettes to swim and relax. At the end of the day, your private driver will talk you back to your accommodation.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blue Bay Marine ParkThis fantastic, fun-filled day begins with a snorkelling stop at Blue Bay. As your speedboat approaches the marine park, you will begin to understand why this beach is called Blue Bay: the water is a multitude of shades of blue. You will want nothing more than to put on your mask and flippers and hop in the water to discover the abundance of colourful tropical fish, including the trumpet fish, diverse coral formations and other marine creatures that call this park home.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ile du PhareThen you will head off to Ile de la Passe and Ile au Phare, where your knowledgeable and friendly skipper will provide you with educational commentary on the historical significance of these two islands. From your boat, you will be able to view the ruins of old buildings, including a prison, dating back to 200 years! You will learn about the great naval battle of Grand Port that took place in the South East. You will stop at Ile au Phare, also known as Ile aux Fouquets and have some time to visit the island, which is a photographer’s dream. It has an abandoned lighthouse, beautiful cliffs where you can see powerful waves crashing against the rocks, and you can come across many interesting and rare creatures such as lizards and tropicbirds.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Grand River South East WaterfallsYou will then visit the Grand River South East waterfall, and on the way, see the curious monkeys jumping through the big old trees on the river banks if you’re lucky. You can see the Mauritian fruit bats resting perched on the highest trees as you approach the waterfall. Your skipper will offer you a drink and you’ll be on your way again!Stop At: Ile aux CerfsYou will head to the wild side of Ile aux Cerfs for a delicious barbecue lunch, prepared and served right on the beach in the shade of the casuarina trees.Lunch Menu on Ile aux Cerfs:- Barbecue: chicken, fresh fish, lobster (250g) or scampi (400g), bread, rice, mixed salad- Dessert: flaming bananas- Drinks: red, rosé, and white wine, beer, rum, Coca Cola, fruit juice, mineral waterAfter that you will head to the postcard-perfect side of Ile aux Cerfs where you can spend an hour lazing in the sun on the golden sand beaches. There are other activities on the island that you can partake in once you’re there. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ile aux Aigrettes Nature ReserveYou will get to finish the day by going for a dip near the Ile aux Aigrettes.Duration: 30 minutes