A friendly driver will collect you from your Mauritius hotel and transport you in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to the west coast of the island for this full-day sightseeing cruise. Board your sleek catamaran, where you’ll meet your professional crew and listen to a safety briefing before setting sail on the turquoise waters.
Enjoy incredible views of Mauritius’ mountainous west coast. Your expert guide will share information about local sea life and area dolphin colonies. If you’re lucky enough to spot some of these playful creatures your boat will follow them (at a safe, respectful distance) so you can watch them frolic in the waters alongside your catamaran.
You’ll cruise through placid waters for about 1.5 hours before stopping at some coral reefs for an opportunity to snorkel. Explore underwater life and get up close to hundreds of tropical fish, or relax on the boat’s sundeck and soak up some rays.
Once you’ve had your fill your crew will transport you to the main destination—Benitiers Island—a tiny inlet flanked with towering palms and white sandy beaches. Savor an onboard lunch of barbecue, plus complimentary alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. You’ll drop anchor and travel by dingy to shore, where you’ll spend two hours relaxing on this picture-perfect island. Travelers can also opt to stay on the boat and snorkel from the catamaran.
Relax on the sundeck while you sip coffee or tea and enjoy fresh cake while you cruise back to the main island’s west coast, set foot on land and return to your Mauritius hotel.
Please note: Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed.