Full day catamaran boat excursion to the northern islands (Coin de Mire, Flat Island, Gabriel Island) from Mauritius inclusive BBQ / Lunch and drinks.
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Your fullday boat excursion with a catamaran starts at around 8:30 am from Grand Baie in the north of Mauritius. From there we head to the smaller islands, placed not far away from the coast.
After about 45 minutes you will reach the first island Coin de Mire, where the catamaran will place the anchor. If the sea conditions allow it, you will have the possibility for snorkeling on a nice spot. The decission will be taken from the Skipper on the day of your excursion. Therefore, we can´t give you a promise or an information about this in advance.
Afterwards, the catamaran continues to the islands of Flat Island and Gabriel Island, which are about 3 km away. Here you will get offered a delicious lunch. The BBQ with fish, chicken and sausages will be prepared and served directly on the catamaran. Of course, various types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are inclusive during the entire excursion.
After your meal you can choose again between swimming / snorkeling in the water or visiting Gabriel Island.
At around 2:30 pm we start our way back to Grand Baie where your excursion ends around 3:30 p.m.
Please bring your own snorkeling equipment (or try to borrow these, from your Hotel), if you would like to go for snorkeling, during the excursion.
Additionally, (especially during the winter season), please bring a wind- and/or rain jacket, because it may start to rain, at any time, in a tropical country.
Cap Malheureux is the name of a village in the district Riviére de Rempart in the north of Mauritius. Cap Malheureux is also the name of the North Cape, the northernmost point of the main island of Mauritius, which lies within the area of the village. The place is known for the Catholic chapel: Chapelle-Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice with its showy red roof.
Coin de Mire is a small, uninhabited volcanic rock island. The island has an area of 76 hectares and is located 8 km off the north coast of Mauritius (in front of the village Anse la Raie). The highest point on the island reaches a height of 167m above sea level. The submerged cliffs dropping steeply (The Wall), are an attractive spot for diving and for snorkeling. The reef is home to many different fish species like the Butterflyfish, Surgeonfish, Damselfish and large Trumpetfish. Whales are also regulary spotted in the vicinity of the island. Furthermore, many native birds are nesting in the cliffs and can be spotted flying around the island. Some of the most known bird species are the Wedge-tailed shearwater, Sooty terns as well as the Red-tailed and White-tailed tropicbird. The island is a natural reserve and entering the island is not allowed for tourists.
Flat Island is a small uninhabited island, belonging to the state of Mauritius. With an area of 2.53 km², it is the largest of the direct beside islands of Mauritius and is located 11 km off Cap Malheureux, the northernmost point of the main island of Mauritius. The island’s highest point is located in the southwest at a height of 95m above sea level. At this place, it is the location from one of the two lighthouses in Mauritius, that are still active till today. There is also a 19th century cemetery on the island when the Britain used the island as a quarantine island. People who died of malaria, smallpox or other diseases during this period were buried here.
Gabriel Island is a small 42.2 hectare large island. The island belongs to the state of Mauritius and is located about 11 km northeast off Cap Malheureux from the mainland. In the immediate vicinity and only 300m away, is located the by foot at low tide reachable island, Flat Island. More islands in the surrounding from Gabriel Island are: Round Island, Ile aux Serpents, Coin de Mire and the small rocky island of Pigeon House Rock.