Discover the biggest Coral Garden Reserve from Mauritius in a Glassbottom Boat. It´s the easiest way to observe corals and fishes up close in the shallow water.
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The Blue Bay Marine Park, located in the South-East of Mauritius, is the biggest Coral Garden Reserve on the island. Since 1985 it is a official nature reserve and is under state protection.
The best way to visit this unique Coral Reserve, is the excursion in a Glassbottom Boat. This way you are able to watch many different kind of corals and fishes. Even sea turtles are living in the protected area of the Marine Park.
A highlight for many customers is to discover the Coral Garden by snorkeling. The clear and shallow water in the Blue Bay Marine Park is the perfect spot for snorkeling in Mauritius.
If you don´t have your own snorkeling equipment, all of our boats are fully equipped. Please feel welcome to ask our crew.
At the end our crew will bring you back to the Blue Bay Public Beach.
The Blue Bay Marine Park is the largest coral garden and largest marine reserve in Mauritius. The 353 ha large area is located in the southeast of Mauritius near the town of Mahebourg. Through the protected location and the perfect water conditions inside the lagoon more than 38 different types of corals and 72 different fish species have been discovered so far. The most common corals are the table coral, the stag horn coral, the stone wash coral and the fire coral. The most famous coral in Blue Bay is the giant, white brain coral with a diameter of 5m. The coral is more than 1,000 years old and grows only about 5 mm per year and is the largest known brain coral in the entire Indian Ocean. Since 1997 the Blue Bay Marine Park has been under the permanent protection of the Mauritius Fisheries and Port Authority. Through this it has become the most important retreat and breeding area for many fish species. Regularly seen fishes are the butterfly fish, the rainbow fish, the parrot fish or the trumpet fish. But also barracudas with a length of 2m are living in the up to 13m deep environment. Another highlight is that even sea turtles have returned to the Blue Bay Marine Park. Up to know, 7 sea turtles are known and regularly seen.