Enjoy a great package of the most recommended sea trips Mauritius has to offer. As part of this package you will enjoy a unique sailing trip onboard a beautiful 42 feet catamaran to the amazing Gabriel Island at the very north of Mauritius, have an unforgettable experience swimming with dolphins in their natural surroundings and and indulge yourself on a relaxing day on the beautiful and very famous Ile aux Cerfs Island.
As part of this trip you will sail through the crystal clear water, breathtaking scenery all around, stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside the lagoons exploring the local marine life, and enjoy delicious food and bar services. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.
Enjoy an unforgettable excursion - cruising experience on a luxury 42 ft Catamaran. This Catamaran is very spacious, has 4 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, and a big living room. It has large (and very popular!) flat decks and trampolines for lounging in the sun, a huge shaded cockpit with seating for all passengers, and it offers 360 degree views of the surrounding.
The crew members will make sure to make your time enjoyable, and they will be happy to tell you about local folklore and jokes, and play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of all the people on board.
The sailing time from Grand Baie to Gabriel Island is approximately 1.5 hours. Gabriel Island is most famous for if its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island.
Sometimes during the cruise you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins. If this happens, the crew will stop the boat, in order for you to observe these great animals from close in their natural environment.
At around 12.30 you will enjoy full delicious BBQ lunch buffet set on the main beach of Gabriel Island. Please note that the menu includes fresh fish, chicken, sausages, pasta, selection of fresh salads and deserts. If you are a vegetarian, please inform us in advance, so we can arrange the necessary additions to the lunch.
After lunch you can choose to stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, enjoy a sun bath or a nice walk on the 1 hour hiking trail surrounding the Island. This amazing paradise island is the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship.
This is no doubt a great place to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches or enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the sea. At around 1500, you will leave Gabriel Island, heading back to Grand Bay. During the sail back you will enjoy light snacks, the bar services and the live music. Expected arrival time back to Grand Bay is 1630. An added bonus for this excursion is that it includes a full open bar service including a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Trip duration 0900am – 1630pm.
Gabriel Island known also as Îlot Gabriel, is located near the Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. Gabriel Island is a protected natural reserve. It is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island. It is a very popular site for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites.
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