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Brief description of the holiday
Our Mauritius cruise offers the quintessence of the week in paradise.
Stroll the beaches of Mon Choisy and Tamarin and admire the sugar museum and the famous Pamplemousses garden. Snorkel in Coin de Mire and maybe meet the dolphins in the bay of Grand Rivière Noir.
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY: RIVIERE NOIRE - LAGON DU MORNE
Arrival in Mauritius and welcome to your catamaran in La Balise Marina in Rivière Noire, located south west of the island. Boarding at 13.00, for a briefing on safety and the cruise program.
Departure for the Benitier lagoon , half an hour away. You will spend the afternoon in this beautiful place, you will admire the sunset and in case of clear weather conditions you will also have the chance to see the high top of Reunion Island on the horizon.
DAY 2 THURSDAY: LAGON DU MORNE - MONT CHOISY
When you wake up we will offer you to go and meet the dolphins on a motor boat, if you have booked the excursion package. Back at the catamaran, after breakfast, the crew will sail to the Mont Choisy lagoon.
Enjoy the rest of the day in this wonderful mooring. The beautiful beach shaded by the filaos welcomes you for a wonderful bath. Enjoy another sunset with the Moka mountain range in the background.
DAY 3 FRIDAY: MONT CHOISY - CAP MALHEUREUX
After breakfast, relax and take advantage of the splendid Mont Choisy lagoon: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking.
If you have booked the excursion package, you will have the opportunity to visit the sugar museum and the Pamplemousses Garden . You will discover the luxuriant vegetation and the exceptional flora of this ancient botanical garden in the southern hemisphere and you will understand the importance of the cultivation of sugar canes for the history of the island of Mauritius.
After this excursion, the catamaran will sail north and, depending on weather conditions, will dock at the bottom of the Coin de Mire cliff or in the Merville lagoon for a snorkeling session.
We will stop for the night in Grand Baie, a renowned seaside resort with a rich nightlife to discover, unless you prefer to spend a quiet evening on board.
DAY 4 SATURDAY: GRAND BAIE - CAP MALHEUREUX
Saturday morning, Grand Baie will wake up slowly with you. After a well-deserved rest and a rich breakfast, take advantage of this morning to discover the Grand Baie shops and stroll slowly following your own pace.
On this 4th day the passengers of the Morne Dream cruise will descend and we will welcome the boarding of the guests for the Gabriel Dream cruise.
Your catamaran will sail to the far north of the island and stop in the bay of Cap Malheureux for the night, with the famous church with red roofs as a sentinel.
DAY 5 SUNDAY: CAP MALHEUREUX - ÎLOT GABRIEL
In the morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Domaine de Labourdonnais estate with its castle and its beautiful gardens, the old orchards and the rum factory (in the excursion package). On the way back you will be amazed by the visit of a world-famous model factory.
After lunch on board, we will start sailing towards L'Île Plate and Îlot Gabriel . Depending on the weather conditions we will stop to snorkel in the bay of Palissades or on the west coast of L'Ile Plate.
Your catamaran will then moor in the Îlot Gabriel lagoon. You will spend the afternoon at Robinson Crusoe, discovering the beauty, the isolation and the tranquility of this place located in the middle of the blue lagoon, between L'Île Plate and Îlot Gabriel.
DAY 6 MONDAY: ÎLOT GABRIEL - RIVIERE NOIRE
After an early swim and a beautiful morning on these secluded islands, we will sail south-west to the bay of Rivière Noire.
Quiet evening at anchor in this beautiful fishing village now transformed into a privileged tourist destination. A beautiful bay, protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range, will be your setting for the night.
DAY 7 TUESDAY: RIVIÈRE NOIRE
After a hearty breakfast, during the optional excursion you will visit the village of Chamarel where you will discover the magic of the colorful lands and the fantastic view of the lagoon. You will also visit a rum distillery and enjoy a delicious typical lunch.
Then the catamaran will sail in this southern part of the island so that you can see the best places for snorkeling and swimming. Depending on the sea, you can go down to the mythical Tamarin beach or discover the mouth of the Rempart river with a sea kayak.
After this sparkling day, you'll spend a quiet night at La Balise Marina, ready to pack your souvenirs and the wonderful memories of this cruise.
DAY 8 WEDNESDAY - RIVIÈRE NOIRE
Landing after lunch at 8 am.
PACKAGE OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
€ 264 per person
(Including transfers from the boat to the place of the excursion and return. Price valid for a participation of at least 4 people)
- Day 2: dolphin sighting from a motor boat.
- Day 3: visit to the Pamplemousses Garden + Sugar Estate Museum
- Day 5: visit of the Labourdonnais sugar estate with its castle in the nature
- Day 7: excursion to Chamarel with its colorful land, visit of a rum distillery and lunch.
Our trip starts here
Rivière Noire, Mauritius
Wednesday 4 March from 13:00 until Wednesday 4 March at 13:00
Our trip ends here
Rivière Noire, Mauritius
Wednesday 11 March from 8:00 until Wednesday 11 March at 8:00
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Other important information
Special reimbursement conditions
In case of cancellation request for this experience the following reimbursement policies apply:
* Within 90 days before departure date: 65% of the price paid back
* Between 89 and 60 days before departure date: 40% of the price paid back
* Between 59 and 30 days before the departure date: 15% of the price paid back
* Less than 29 days before the departure date: no refund.
What does the quota include:
- Accommodation in a private double cabin with air conditioning and private bathroom
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Crew: 2 people (commander, hostess / cook)
- 2 sets of sheets, towels and beach towels per person / week
- Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
- Insurance for the yacht and passengers
- Water sports on board: snorkeling equipment and sea kayak
What does NOT include the fee:
- Airport or hotel transfers - catamaran - airport or hotel (optional)
- Soft drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Common fund (obligatory): 145 euros per person per cruise payable in cash upon arrival
- Excursion package (optional): 264 euros per person (price valid for a participation of at least 4 people), to be paid locally.
Payment and conditions
The booking and cancellation policies are applied to all listed experiences. They are in place to create a fair platform and best protect both travellers and skippers.
Book your experience now by authorising the payment via debit or credit card.
Cancellations: if the holiday has not been confirmed, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
You have to cancel a holiday that has already been confirmed? Please contact us, and we will do our best to help.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Meals onboard
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.