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

1. 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.

Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

2. Mauritius: Full-Day Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs & BBQ

Spend a full day discovering the beautiful island paradise of Mauritius by speedboat. Depart at 09:30 am and after a short while, stop to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the underwater marine life and swim amongst superb corals and brightly colored tropical fish. Continue sailing and see the d' Alblair shipwreck of 1902 on the coral barrier, and make a brief stop at the old Lighthouse island. Afterward, the speed boat will take you along the east coast and then upstream along the Grand River (the longest river in Mauritius), ending at a beautiful waterfall. Next, a BBQ of grilled chicken and fish will be served on one of the picture-postcard beaches: Île aux Cerfs Island. Île aux Cerfs Island. Here you will have the time to relax and enjoy a swim before you cruise to the last stop at Ile aux Aigrettes. At Ile aux Aigrettes you will enjoy a last drink in a natural swimming pool accompanied by an abundance of starfishes. On board, during the whole day soft drinks, local beer and rum will be available. Arrival back at the beach of Shandrani Hotel is around 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise from Bluebay to Ile aux Cerfs

3. 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.

Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

4. Oceane Cruises Mauritius Île aux Cerfs Full-Day Cruise

Board your catamaran in the bay of Trou d’Eau Douce and spend an amazing day under the tropical sun. Enjoy some time for snorkeling, a tasty BBQ, attentive service, and breath-taking landscapes. Visit the Grand River South East Waterfalls in a ferryboat. Lunch is served on the catamaran, at anchor behind Île aux Cerfs. Make sure to visit the island for some sunbathing, or a walk to capture those picture-perfect moments.

Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

5. Trou d'Eau Douce: Southeast Coast Island Adventure

Embark on a trip to the Blue Bay by speedboat and visit the entirety of Mauritius' southeast coast and the nearby islands in one day. The tour includes not only a visit to the famous Ile aux Cerfs island and the pristine cascade of the Grande River South East, but also to Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe, providing an opportunity to learn a bit of the history of Mauritius in the colonial period. The site of Ile aux Phares is where, as the name suggests, an old lighthouse dating back more than 200 years stands, now declared a historical monument. In 1810, Ile aux Phares and Ile de la Passe were the theater of a battle between the French and the British, known as the naval battle of Grand Port, which is the only victory of the Napoleonic Navy and is also listed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In addition to the historic aspect of the islands, you will be made privy to a striking sight within the water. The contrast between both sides of the island is breathtaking: on one side you will find the lagoon turquoise and calm, and on the other, the big waves of the Indian Ocean smash against the breakers of the island. You will then go to Ile aux Aigrettes for a swim then back to Ile aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served. Relax and sunbathe or just chill out on the beach or in the crystal clear water of Ile aux Cerfs before returning to the meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce.

From Trou d'Eau Douce: Group Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs

6. From Trou d'Eau Douce: Group Speedboat Tour to Ile aux Cerfs

Meet your guide at the central meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce. Receive a short briefing on the day's itinerary and make your way to the jetty. Climb aboard the speed boat and jet off towards the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs. Ride at high speed along the coast to the lagoon. Then, travel inland to the magnificent Grande Rivière South East waterfall. Admire the beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush green mangroves of the entire island. Enjoy a delicious beach barbeque as you take in the beauty of your surroundings, before returning to Trou d'Eau Douce.

Sirene d'or Boat Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with Lunch

7. Sirene d'or Boat Cruise to Ile aux Cerfs with Lunch

Meet your guide at the central meeting point in Trou d'Eau Douce. Receive a short briefing on the day's itinerary and make your way to the jetty. Depart at 9:30 AM and sail towards Ile aux Cerfs. Upon arrival at the island at approximately 11:00 AM, stop for some snorkeling in a beautiful lagoon, where you can explore the vibrant underwater world. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch, with drinks and live Sega music on board. After lunch, head to Grande Rivière South East waterfall. Admire the beauty of this tranquil location, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools. Then, return to the jetty in Trou d’Eau Douce at approximately 4:00 PM.

Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

8. Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

Book your transfer from one hotel to another hotel or from your residence to another villa or resort. Relax as your professional driver assists you with your luggage before helping you into a private, contemporary vehicle. Settle into your seat, relax and enjoy a comfortable ride straight to your destination. This service operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The maximum amount of passengers in a car is 3 person. If 4 persons, then an SUV shall be sent, and if more than 5 persons you will ride in a minivan. 

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

9. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

10. Mauritius: Private Speed Boat or Catamaran to île aux Cerfs

Climb aboard the private speed boat or catamaran and jet off on an exciting excursion in the east of Mauritius to discover the beautiful île aux Cerfs. Discover the beauty, explore the Grande Rivière South East waterfall, and taste a Mauritian-style barbecue. Ride along the coast to the lagoon, and take in the views of the picturesque landscapes. Travel inland to the magnificent Grande Rivière South East waterfall, where you can admire the beautiful white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Bedazzled by the spectacular landscape, the filaos, and the thick mangroves. Enjoy the mountain range, the wild plant life, and lush rainforests that lead to the pristine beauty of the waterfall. After your sweet escape into the wild of Mauritius, head back to île aux Cerfs, where lunch will be served on the beach. Soak up the amazing views of the blue lagoon, along with a typical Mauritian animation, an occasion for you to learn more about the folklore of Mauritius.

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What people are saying about Flacq District

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 263 reviews

First we sailed for a long time to the waterfall and then we put the ink so that those who wanted to could explore the seabed for an hour. After eating, we went to Ile aux Cerfs where we were free to walk around for 1h45. Very good atmosphere on the boat. Very friendly and caring staff. Room for everyone on board. Barbeque directly eaten on the boat which was excellent. Everything you can expect from a great day at sea.

Great tour, super nice guide. Highly recommended to explore the beautiful beaches and snorkel spots in private, away from the mass tourists. We saw a lot of fish, monkeys and had an excellent lunch on the beach. We would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you Jean Paul for the wonderful day!

We had the most amazing trip, Genaro and Ashley were amazing at giving us Mauritian history, and making sure we were all having an amazing time. They even took the time to go and show us a sperm whale mum and her calf in the lagoon. Unforgettable trip, Thankyou!! xx

Island hopping was amazing. The food at the BBQ was so tasty and we even got to see starfish, dolphins and turtles on our trip. The boat guide was lovely and so informative.

Very nice trip. Guides very friendly and helpful. Lunch on the catamaran top. We have seen and experienced a lot.