BOOK A SHARED Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Benitiers Island
- Cruise Time: 9.15 AM – 3.45 PM
- Package includes: BBQ Lunch, Unlimited Drinks (Soft & Alcoholic) & Live on-board entertainment.
- Snorkeling Gear: Bring your own equipment or use the shared on-board equipment (limited)
- Free Cancellation: up to 48-hours in advance
Set Sail to Paradise: Hop on Our Catamaran Cruise to Ile aux Benitiers Island on the West Coast of Mauritius
Ahoy, mateys! Join us on a full-day catamaran cruise to Ile aux Benitiers island on the West Coast of Mauritius. Discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay in this catamaran cruise to ile aux Benitiers. Enjoy snorkeling & stay on Benitiers Island for BBQ lunch & live local music and relax on its beautiful beaches.
Prepare to set sail on an epic adventure to discover the breathtaking beauty of Mauritius. Discover the west coast in all its splendor! Our playful and unforgettable catamaran cruise to Îlot Benitiers is a must-do activity for fun-loving travelers.
What to Expect
Our cruise departs at 9.15 AM in Black River and lasts until 3.45 PM, so make sure you’re ready to embrace the excitement of the day ahead. The package includes a mouth-watering BBQ lunch, unlimited drinks (both soft and alcoholic), and live onboard entertainment. So, kick back, relax, and let the good times roll.
Our catamaran cruise to Ile aux Benitiers island has a lot to offer! Bring your snorkeling gear, use the limited shared onboard equipment, and get ready to explore the colorful underwater world. Chase after butterfly fish, tease passing trumpet fish and admire the stunning coral outcrops spread on the white sand.
Transport is available as a supplement, so don’t worry about how you’ll get here. Please choose from our selection of large cars, minibusses (in 3 sizes), coaster buses, VIP cars, and SUVs. And if bad weather comes our way, no worries; we’ll reschedule or offer you a full refund.
Our first stop is Tamarin Bay, where you might glimpse spinner or bottlenose dolphins swimming along the western coastline. Get ready to witness their acrobatics, which could be the highlight of your tropical holiday.
Next, we’ll head to Black River, all sails hoisted. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and explore the colorful fish and small crustaceans that call the patch reef home.
Once you’ve reached an appetite, our crew will prepare a mouth-watering lunch featuring local cuisines such as grilled fish and chicken, with various salads and bananas flambéed in rum for dessert (depending on the season).
After lunch, we’ll sail towards the famous Crystal Rock, which stands tall over the turquoise lagoon. Anchor as close as possible, depending on the tide, and snap a photo next to this mysterious outcrop often featured on Mauritian postcards.
Although the island may attract a crowd during peak season, don’t worry, we’ll hop onto a fisherman’s boat to take you to the island’s sandy beaches, where you can relax in the sun or start exploring on foot. A few hawkers around the beach sell straw hats, seashell jewelry, sarongs, and other souvenirs.
Or, you can stay on the catamaran and jump off the deck into the warm, crystal-clear, calm Indian Ocean. You might even find yourself tempted to stay indefinitely.
As the day winds down, we’ll set sail back to shore, with the wind picking up in the sails and the sun descending. Enjoy the final moments of the beautiful atmosphere with a drink and a few inside jokes with the other passengers on board and the friendly crew members. Read more >>
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN the BENITIERS ISLAND CRUISE?
- Unlimited Drinks: Mineral Water, Tropical Juices, Soft Drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta), and a selection of alcoholic beverages: Beers, Rum & Wine.
- BBQ Buffet Lunch: A delicious BBQ Buffet lunch with a selection of chicken, fish, brochettes, and sausages, pasta Salad and coleslaw salads. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request.
- Snorkeling Equipment: Flippers, mask, tuba. You can also bring your own equipment.
WHAT TO BRING
- Swimsuits + change clothes
- Beach towel
- Sun cream
- Cap or hat
- Snorkelling Gear (also available onboard)
- Shoes will need to be removed once onboard the catamaran.
- Life vests are available on all our catamarans.
SHARED CRUISE PRICE: CATAMARAN CRUISE TO Ile aux Benitiers (Excluding Transport)
- ADULTS @ EUR 70 (MUR 3100)
- CHILD (3 to 11 YRS) @ EUR 35 (MUR 1600)
- BABY (0-2 YRS) is FREE OF CHARGE
Important if you’re going on your own:
- Please don’t drink & drive!
- Google Map directions to La Balise Marina, Black River can be found here.
- Please reach the embarkation point at least 15minutes before.
Transport Prices (Optional)
We provide professional & reliable chauffeur services to the embarkation point & back in the afternoon at affordable prices. Please find the rates below.
Prices are per group, not per person.
Discover the Beauty of Ile aux Benitiers: A Catamaran Cruise on the West Coast of Mauritius
Embarking on the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island promises a day filled with memorable experiences. As the catamaran leaves the bay, you can enjoy stunning views of the Black River mountain range and Morne Mountain, both named as part of World Heritage by UNESCO. Keep an eye out for pods of spinner or bottlenose dolphins in the western coastline waters as the catamaran heads towards Tamarin Bay, which is the first stop of the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island.
Snorkelling in the patch reef about two meters deep is a great opportunity to admire the colorful fishes and small crustaceans during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island. With the vigilant and trained eye of the crew, you can safely chase after butterflyfish or tease passing trumpet fish while admiring the coral outcrops spread on the white sand. The saltiness of the water will enhance your experience as you swim with the marine creatures during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island.
After a refreshing swim in the sea during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island, the crew will prepare a delicious lunch that will satisfy your appetite. You can feast on grilled fish and chicken with various salads, as well as bananas flambéed in rum for dessert, depending on the season. The mouthwatering aroma of local cuisine will make your mealtime an unforgettable experience during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island.
The infamous Bénitiers Crystal Rock is a must-see attraction during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island. As the boat anchors as close as possible, depending on the tide, be sure to snap a picture next to this mysterious outcrop that features endlessly on Mauritian postcards. The turquoise lagoon and the aqua water will make you feel serene, and you can enjoy the world that is all blue and green as far as the eye can see, except for the Benitiers Island, laden with coconut trees. You can then hop onto a fisherman’s boat, which will ferry you to the island’s sandy beaches, where you can laze around in the sun or start exploration on foot. A few hawkers scattered around the beach sell straw hats, jewellery made out of seashells, sarongs and other souvenirs. While the island may attract a crowd during peak season, you can hope to find an almost deserted beach on a quiet day during the catamaran cruise to Benitiers Island.
A little bit about us
Established since 1977 in Quatre-Bornes, Taxi Service Mauritius, is the first local taxi-hailing company in Mauritius depatching vehicles to pick-up guests around the island on a 24/7 basis. Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Benitiers Island is a popular tour & is one we know the most. We’ve also learn to excel in providing a friendly service to tourists visiting the island. Our online platform & Taxi App is dedicated to visitors coming from over the world & provide them with a reliable transport solution that is both easy to pre-book & pay. We’ve succeeded in building a very positive 5-Star reputation in the last years on our TripAdvisor & Trustpilot profiles thanks to our fantastic, friendly & dedicated staff. Unlike the competition, we believe that each & every transfer needs planning & briefing. Based on your special requests, we know who we have to send to you & we won’t just send a driver who was just roaming around your pick-up location. At Taxi Service Mauritius, trips are planned in advance to ensure a high-level of service & the driver details are sent to customers at least a day before the tour. That is also why we also urge customers to book at least a day in advance. To cut short, we are the ones that offer great tours at a reasonable price in Mauritius (usually 30-50% cheaper than hotels).
WE EXCEL IN:
- Airport Transfers Mauritius
- Minibus Airport Transfers
- Luxury Airport Transfers Mauritius
- Sightseeing Tours in Mauritius
- Activities & Tour Packages Mauritius
All Cruises in Mauritius that we provide:
- Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Benitiers (West Coast)
- Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Gabriel (North Coast)
- Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Cerfs (East Coast)
- Swim with Dolphins in Mauritius
- Ile aux Cerfs Island Speedboat Tour incl. BBQ Lunch & Drinks
Our contact details are as follows:
Taxi Service Mauritius
Phone: (+230) 59 55 03 05
Whatsapp: (+230) 57 15 74 74
Email: [email protected]
Looking forward to ride with you soon.
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Everything was so well arranged, the staff was absolutely fantastic and drinks kept flowing with the punch and beers. Our day couldn't have been more perfect. And we even got to see dolphins swimming freely! Even though we returned back to the island a bit late our driver was waiting for us. Kudos to taxi service Mauritius for this wonderful day out
The catamaran to Ile Aux Benitier was the highlight of our trip. The view of the crystal Rock surrounded by the clear blue water was mesmerising. Had so much snorkelling in the waters. I can't wait to be back. Thank you taxi service mauritius!
Perfect day out. Our driver was very friendly and on time. The staff was friendly and lunch was also delicious especially the banana flambee! We also saw dolphins on our way that were quite close. Overall a great experience!
An absolute must-do in Mauritius! From the moment we set sail, the stunning views of the Black River mountain range and Morne Mountain had us mesmerized. The island's beauty was a perfect blend of tranquility and vibrant turquoise waters. Whether lounging on the beach or wandering around, it was a day of blissful escape.
Ile aux Benitiers Cruise FAQs
How much time in advance can I book a catamaran cruise to Ile aux Benitiers?
Please aim to reserve your seats at least 7 days before, especially during the busiest times (JULY to JANUARY).
What's in the lunch menu?
A delicious BBQ Buffet lunch with a selection of chicken, fish, brochettes, and sausages, pasta Salad and coleslaw salads. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request.
If I need a tour within the next 12 hours, can I book it online?
If you require a tour within the next 24 hours, we highly recommend you to speak to someone at Taxi Service Mauritius either by Phone/Email/Chat or WhatsApp. Do not book it online. Note that we cannot confirm bookings out of office hours.
Are snorkeling equipment provided on board the catamaran?
Yes, but equipments are limited. We highly recommend you to bring your own Flippers, mask & tuba.
Where is the meeting point?
We will have to be at La Balise Marina in Black River at least 15mins before the cruise start time. In case you are going on your own transport, Whatsapp us on 58018712 so that we can send you the Gooogle Map location pin.
Terms & Conditions
- All bookings are subject to availability & should be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
- Children below 5 years old: Free of charge
- The first child seat ordered is Free of charge. An additional child seat is EUR 10 per seat. You can also bring your own.
- Transport not included in the price of EUR 70.
- Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity.
- Bad weather: Boats will not be allowed to venture at sea in case the local authorities issue a high waves warning. Choose to re-schedule the tour for another day or receive a full refund in case of such a warning.
- Bring your own snorkeling gear or use the shared on-board equipment.
- If you require veg meals, please mention it in the special request section of your booking.
All bookings are subject to availability & should be booked at least 48 hrs in advance.