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Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Gabriel

CATAMARAN CRUISE TO ILE AUX GABRIEL ISLAND

Full Day Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Gabriel

Also visit 2 other sister islands in this cruise namely Flat Island & Coin de Mire.  

  • Pick up & Drop-off: Available from any accommodation in Mauritius.
  • Tour Duration: Approx 8 hours
  • Tour Availability: Daily from 8.30am - 4pm
  • Embarkation Point: Grand Bay Public Beach
  • Pick up time: Between 7.00 - 07.30 am at your hotel/accommodation
  • Drop-off time: 5.00 - 5.30 pm back to hotel/accommodation
  • Baby Car Seat: On request (1st car seat is free of charge)

 

HOW TO PAY: Advance payment required via Paypal. Please book before 3pm (local time) if you want to cruise on the next day. 

*You can now pay with any credit card on Paypal even if you do not have a Paypal account.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Surrender to the serenity of the magnificent Northern Isles (Ile aux Gabriel, Flat Island & Coin de Mire aboard one of our brand new and stunningly beautiful catamarans (Wind Dancer 1 or Wind Dancer 2) with a chance to encounter dolphins and whales on this highly informative and unforgettable adventure cruise. 

Luxury Catamaran in the North of Mauritius namely Wind Dancer 1 & Wind Dancer 2

A major highlight of the voyage is the spectacular scenery of Coin de Mire and Flat Island, with high sea-cliffs towering into the sky which serve as nesting grounds to large colonies of tropicbirds that are seen soaring and gliding by. Built on Flat Island’s highest point is a historical white lighthouse which is still a beacon for fishermen and other seafarers entering Mauritian waters from the north. In the distance, the highly distinctive shapes and colours of Round Island and Snakes Island beckon. The northern isles are precious remnants of Mauritius’ former natural state and important refuges for the country’s rare and endangered species – many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

After approximately one hour of easy cruising you will discover the magic of Flat Island and Gabriel Island, Mauritius’ very own island getaways and Government-declared Nature Reserves featuring pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful coral gardens, a rich birdlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and a casual atmosphere.

A major attraction on Ilot Gabriel Island is a highly recommended 45-minute hike that circles the island along a well-marked coastal trail; this trail is layered with stunning viewpoints from which you will be able to observe the spectacular aerobatics of the graceful Tropic birds – don’t forget your camera! You can also snorkel in the lovely lagoon, or simply laze in the sun on the beautiful sandbar that Ile aux Gabriel is best known for.

Spectacular coastal scenery and a casual atmosphere at Ile Aux Gabriel

Spectacular coastal scenery and a casual atmosphere at Ile Aux Gabriel

If you are also interested in a visit of Flat Island – another popular hiking destination – we will be happy to take you there in our motorized dinghy and pick you up at the time of your choosing. You may also ask for our guide to lead you to some of the most spectacular viewpoints.

On the return journey to Grand Bay, we make a stopover at Coin de Mire and its natural aquarium where you get to swim and snorkel among a multitude of colourful reef fish. 

Whether you are looking for adventure or leisure, our aim is to make this the best day of your life!

ITINERARY

08h00 Arrive at the Grand Bay Public Beach for registration
08h15 Boarding and pre-departure briefing by your Captain
08h30 Guided cruise to the Northern Isles – Sail past Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux and other important historical sites, the high sea cliffs of Gunner’s Quoin and Flat Island’s lighthouse
10h00 Arrive at Flat Island and Ile aux Gabriel where you will be briefed on all the facilities and activities at your disposal.

Included in your package:

  • Open bar (wine, beer, rum, punch, soft drinks, mineral water)
  • 45-minute guided exploration hike of Ile aux Gabriel along a well-marked coastal trail with spectacular vistas – you can also choose to go on your own.
  • Water sports (swimming and snorkeling)

Optional activity: 

  • Exploration hike of Flat Island just across the lagoon
12h30 Lunch: BBQ Buffet
14h30 Sail to Coin de Mire
15h00 Arrive at Coin de Mire for swimming and snorkeling in a wonderful natural aquarium
16h00 Boarding - sail to Grand Bay
16h30 Arrive at the Grand Bay Public Beach

FOOD MENU

BBQ Buffet:

  • Variety of salads
  • Grilled dorado, marlin or tuna fillet marinated in lemon, wine & olive oil
  • Grilled chicken marinated in ginger, wine & olive oil
  • Grilled sausages marinated in herbs & oilive oil
  • Sautéed vegetables
  • Desserts (seasonal fruits, banana flambé, etc...)
  • Tea/coffee with cake

 

FREE from the bar:

  • White, Red and Rosé wine
  • Beer
  • Rum
  • Punch
  • Juice
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water

WHAT TO BRING

We recommend a soft carry bag, sand shoes, sun screen, a hat, a towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, a camera, binoculars, and cash for optional activities.

PHOTOS OF CATAMARAN CRUISE TO ILE AUX GABRIEL

   

GABRIEL ISLAND PRICE

  • Price per Adult: 58 Euro
  • Child (ages 3-12): 35 Euro
  • Baby (ages 0-2): Free of charge

+ Full Day Transportation

  • Standard Car €74 /vehicle (Rs2,900)
  • Minivan@ €89 /vehicle (Rs3,500)
  • Exec.Minivan @ €189 /vehicle (Rs7,000)

All bookings are subject to availability & should be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

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Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Gabriel October 10, 2017