Enjoy a marvellous half day afternoon Speedboat Excursion with Sunset & Party at Ile aux Aigrettes.
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Your half day afternoon Speedboat Excursion with Sunset at Ile aux Aigrettes starts at around 4:00 pm from Blue Bay or Pointe Jérome.
At the beginning of the excursion, you have the choice between visiting the island Ile aux Phare or to go for snorkeling at a nice spot in the surrounding.
After the crew has served you some cold drinks, the journey will continue to a nice location / beach in front of Ile aux Aigrettes. Here you will have time to relax, to swim and to enjoy the sunset over the Island.
After the sun has set, its time to switch on the “ambience light” on the boat and to enjoy some more cold drinks.
The rest of the evening is up to you now…
You can continue to chill in the water, enjoy the comfortable & generous space on the speedbaot and start to dance to the beat of the music.
If you like, you can add (as an additional option), a typical Creole Curry for dinner with Chicken or Fish, served with rice and salat.
At the end, the crew will bring you back to Blue Bay or Pointe Jérome, where your journey ends at around 9:00 pm to 09:30 pm.
The afternoon excursion is only possible on days, where the tidal conditions are appropriate.
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“.
Ile aux Fouquets is another small rocky island, located in the district from Grand-Port in the South-East of Mauritius. Together with Ile aux Vacoas and Ile de la Passe, Ile aux Fouquets is the third island inside this island chain. Discovered was Ile aux Fouquets together with the Dutch settlers in the year 1598. For a long time, Ile aux Fouquets hasn´t played a strategic role. The passage at the neighbour island, Ile de la Passe, was the entrance for bigger boats into the lagoon, along their way to Mahébourg. Mahébourg was founded as a small settlement of the first Dutch settlers in the year 1589. The current name comes from the French Admiral & Gouverneur Mahe de Labourdonnaisas during the French colonial time. For a long time, Mahébourg was an important port and the capital from Mauritius. To ensure a secure arrival in the harbour at night and to warn about the dangerous riff around the coast, the British administration has constructed a lighthouse on Ile aux Fouquets in the year 1864. Through this building the island has gained in importance and is since then known, under the todays more common name Lighthouse Island / Ile aux Phare. Since its construcion the lighthouse was continuously groomed and operated up to the early 20th century. With the move from all port operations from Mahébourg to Port Louis, the lighthouse building was given up and is since then falling apart. Today only a ruin is remaining.