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Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

Activity provider: Oceane Cruises Mauritius

From US$ 1,142.19 per group up to 6

Enjoy a sunny getaway on the West Coast: the light ocean breeze will ensure a stunning day with a most welcoming crew.

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Duration 6 hours
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Host or greeter
French, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in the blue lagoon
  • See wild dolphins from the boat
  • Visit the famous Crystal Rock and Benitiers Island
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and unlimited drinks
Full description
Step aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in the direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Île aux Benitiers. There is a boat at your disposal to take you to the island: sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.
Includes
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
    • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
    • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Le Morne Anglers' Club, Colonel Dean Avenue, Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Due to current COVID-19 measures, snorkeling masks & snorkels are only available for purchase
    • Alcoholic drinks will be served after snorkeling and the management reserve the right to cancel the snorkeling activity if alcoholic drinks are consumed beforehand
    • There could be up to 20 people on the shared catamaran
    • Kindly reach the meeting point 15 minutes in advance
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    The boat ride, the snorkeling, the food, the whale sighting - all just perfect! Beautiful 6 hours! Only the island of Benetiers was too commercial for us and we didn't like it! But we had 30 minutes more for snorkeling and swimming! We would do the trip again in a heartbeat!

    October 6, 2022

    A very nice trip with a super cool crew! We saw dolphins, whales and sea turtles. The crew was very attentive. We stopped at nice swimming spots and were able to watch the fish while snorkeling. At lunchtime there was an incredibly good barbecue; with chicken, fish and lobster. We have never eaten such good grilled lobster! Plus lots of side dishes and a delicious dessert! Unfortunately, the island of Benetiers was of little interest. Hundreds of souvenir stalls and many tourists. The sea there is unfortunately only max knee deep and not suitable for swimming. We could have saved ourselves that. But apart from that, it was a wonderful trip that we can absolutely recommend!

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    September 9, 2022

    Product ID: 291140