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Half Day Boat Excursion with Snorkeling & Lunch in Blue Bay

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  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Price: RS1,800

Enjoy a wonderful Halfday Excursion to discover the Blue Bay Marine Park, inclusive snorkeling and a traditional “Picnic Creole” on Île des deux Cocos.


  • Halfday Excursion in a Glassbottom Boat
  • Vsiting the Blue Bay Marine Park
  • 2 Spots / Opportunities for snorkeling
  • Appetizers & Snacks at Île aux Aigrettes
  • Lunch / Picnic Creole on Île des deux Cocos
  • Drinks inclusive


  • Creole Food prepared with lobster


  • Departure Port: Blue Bay Public Beach
  • Duration: half day, 4 hours
  • Reservation required
  • Price: Adults 1.800 RS p.p.
  • Youth (5-12 years) 1.200 RS p.p / childs (1-4 years) are free of charge
  • Price for Creole Food with lobster: 500 RS p.p.

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Vanessa Schmitz

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I speak english, german and french.

Marcel Schmitz

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I speak english and german.


Tour Description:

Enjoy a wonderful Half Day Excursion in a Glassbottom-Boat to discover the Blue Bay Marine Park, inclusive a traditional “Picnic Creole” on Île des deux Cocos.

The tour starts at 10:30 from the Blue Bay Public Beach in one of our Glassbottom-Boats.

At the beginning the excursion will move along the marvellous seaside from Point d´Esny into the direction of Ile aux Aigrettes, where the crew will offer you a first opportunity for snorkeling inside the lagoon.

Next, you will continue up to a small beach in front of the coral island – Île aux Aigrettes. While the crew will offer you appetizers & snacks, you will have some time to swim & relax.

Afterwards you will head to the island – Île des deux Cocos, where the crew will prepare a typical “Creole Picnic” for lunch.

You can choose between a traditional creol-meal prepared with chicken or fish. For an additional charge we could also offer you the creole food prepared with lobster. Alternatively, a vegetarian option would also be possible.

With the drinks you can choose out of a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

After lunch you will have some time to enjoy the atmosphere on this lovely private island together with your partner, family and friends.

Afterwards the tour will continue with another opportunity for swimming & snorkeling inside the Marine Park, before you will move back to the Blue Bay Public Beach at around 14:30.

Please note:

The “Picnic Creole” will be prepared on the beach and not in the Restaurant, on Ile des deux Cocos.

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.


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Worth knowing about:


Blue Bay Marine Park

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.

Île aux Aigrettes

Île aux Aigrettes is the biggest Coral-Island, in the South-East from Mauritius. The Island is located inside the riff from Blue Bay and is about 26 hectar large. The history from Île aux Aigrettes can be traced back till the first Dutch settlement in the year 1598. The Dutch name from Île aux Aigrettes was „Visschers Eiland“ and during their colonization they have cut down the entire ebony forest for the export to Europe. During the 2nd World War, the British administration has built a military base on the Island. Some remaining buildings and a restored cannon can be still visited today. The originally for the sheep-breeding used forage plant, Giant Acacia (Leucaena leucocephala), has rapidly spreaded over the whole island and repressed the original flora. Since 1965 Île aux Aigrettes has the status of a nature reserve, but first with the takeover and protection through the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation in the year 1985, the reculturing process of the original flora and fauna has started. The result from this protection and the lasting effort through the Wildlife Foundation is, that Île aux Aigrettes is nowadays homeland and rearing station from some endemic birds, animals and plants, which were almost extinct in Mauritius. The most known animal is the pink-pigeon (Streptopelia mayeri), but also important to mention are the Aldabra-Giant-Turtle (Aldabrachelys) as well as the Telfair-Skink (Leiolopisma telfairii). The todays name from the island: Île aux Aigrettes, goes back to the in the 17th century in Mauritius extinct silver egret – „Aigrettes“.

Île des deux Cocos

Île de deux Cocos is a tiny island placed on the edge of the marvellous lagoon of the Blue Bay Marine Park, in the South-East of Mauritius. Along the westside from the island, not far away from the mainland, a small passage leads out from the inside turquoise lagoon to the deep blue ocean. At this place the current is very strong. Another highlight is, that huge waves are hitting against the riff on the South side, while the white sandy beaches on the North side from Île de deux Cocos are lieing quiet in the bay from Blue Bay. During the administration time from Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell, the 21st gouvernor of Mauritius (1916-1924), he was living in his private 252m² large Villa on Île de deux Cocos, which was constructed around 1920. Today the island is uninhabited and is privately owned by the LUX Resort Group. Accordingly to the Mauritian law, the visit on the island is forbidden, but the access to all beaches remains allowed for the public.



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