The most popular activity in the area is an excursion by boat to the offshore islands (Île aux Aigrettes, Île de la Passe, Île aux Vacoas and Île au Phare) or the über-popular Île aux Cerfs further north. Most of the trips involve snorkelling and include lunch. Scores of boatswains park along the shores of Mahébourg and Blue Bay awaiting customers and all offer relatively similar experiences.