5-Day Luxury Shared Catamaran Cruise along North & West Coast
|Operating Days||Wednesday, Saturday|
|Comment||For 4 Nights and 5 Days, you will enjoy a luxurious stay in a private cabin aboard a shared catamaran.|
5-Day Luxury Shared Catamaran Cruise along the North & West Coasts of Mauritius
Spend an unforgettable week with your friends or partner cruising along the splendid North and West coastlines of Mauritius aboard a lavish catamaran.
Experience a fun-filled 5-day journey and enjoy a completely stress-free trip with a professional crew assisting you onboard from dawn to dusk.
Once you step aboard, you will be welcomed by an amazing crew who will provide you with a highly personalised service throughout your stay. After a short briefing on safety and the adventure that awaits you, the catamaran will set sail along the scenic northern lagoon.
Make the most of your time onboard by sunbathing, trying out fun watersports or simply by spending quality time with your loved ones in an utmost intimate setting while taking in gorgeous surrounding views of the beautiful north and west coasts of Mauritius.
You will also be able to relish 3 complimentary meals, featuring a selection of flavoursome dishes, on each day of the trip. On the third day of your trip, the catamaran will set sail to the West coast of the island, one of the most stunning areas of Mauritius. As the catamaran glides smoothly over the calm waters of the western lagoon, you will have the chance to have a splendid view over its impressive shoreline.
This catamaran cruise will be an incredible adventure that will undoubtedly leave you with very fond memories to look back on after your days under the tropical sun are over.
Included in your 5-Day Shared Cruise along the North-West Coast of Mauritius:
- Accommodation in private double cabin with private bathroom
- Full board meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Steward/cook onboard
- 1 set of linen, towels and beach towels offered per person/week
- Snorkelling equipment & sea kayak offered
Note: all consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water) and insurance for the yacht and passengers are also included in the package.
Itinerary of The 5-Day Shared Luxury Catamaran Cruise along the North Coast of Mauritius
Day 1 Saturday: Grand Baie - Cap Malheureux (North Coast)
Upon your arrival at noon, you will be warmly welcomed aboard the catamaran in Grand Bay, located in the north of the island. After a briefing on safety measures and your daily schedule of the 5-day catamaran cruise, you will get to enjoy lunch onboard before the catamaran heads towards the northern tip of the island.
Enjoy sailing along the north coast until sundown, when the catamaran will dock in the lagoon of the charming coastal village Cap Malheureux bay for the night, with its famous red-roofed church standing guard.
Day 2 Sunday: Cap Malheureux –Gabriel Island (North Coast)
In the morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate with its palace, beautiful gardens, old orchards and rum factory (as part of the optional excursions). On your way back, you will visit a world-renowned factory of model boats, which will surely leave you amazed.
After lunch on board, you will set sail to Flat Island and Gabriel Island. Depending on the meteorological conditions, you might get to enjoy a snorkelling break in the bay of Palissades or on the west coast of Flat Island. Afterwards, the catamaran will be moored in the lagoon of Gabriel Island. You will then spend the afternoon Robinson Crusoe style- discovering the beauty of the secluded and quiet place located in the middle of the calm blue lagoon, between Flat Island and Gabriel Island.
Day 3 Monday: Gabriel Island – Black River (Northwest Coast)
After an early swim and spending a beautiful morning lazing around on the beautiful exotic islets of Mauritius, you will be sailing southwest, towards the bay of Black River. This once very quiet coastal village is now an increasingly-visited spot by locals and tourists alike because of its picturesque landscapes and exquisite sunsets.
The catamaran will be docked in the Black River Bay, protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range that will be your scenery for the night. The Black River district is a good place to go shopping with several shopping centres and souvenir shops or you can choose to enjoy the buzzing nightlife in the West with the several nightclubs and restaurants present in the area.
Day 4 Tuesday: Black River (West Coast)
After a hearty breakfast, during the optional excursion you will visit the village of Chamarel where you will discover the magic of the coloured earths and the fantastic view on the lagoon. You will then visit a rum distillery and enjoy a delicious typically local lunch.
Then, the catamaran will sail along the southern part of the island so that you can explore the wondrous snorkelling and swimming spots of the area. Depending on sea conditions, you will either get to disembark at the mythical beach of Tamarin or explore the mouth of the Rempart River with a sea kayak.
After this adventurous day, spend a quiet night at La Balise Marina, ready to pack your souvenirs and the wonderful memories of this cruise.
Day 5 Wednesday: Black River (West Coast)
Enjoy your final breakfast onboard before disembarking at 8 a.m.
About the Northern Islets of Mauritius:
About Gabriel Island
Gabriel Island is also known as Îlot Gabriel, located near Round Island and Flat Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius - about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat Island is only 750 meters. The size of the island is 42 hectares, making it much smaller than Flat island, with the highest point at 28 meters.
Gabriel Island is a protected natural reserve. In comparison to Flat Island, Gabriel Island has less flora and vegetation. The island is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island. It is a very popular site for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites.
About Flat Island
Flat Island, known as Île Plate in French, is located near Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux - the mainland's northernmost point. It houses one of the two working lighthouses in Mauritius.
Flat Island is the largest of the northern islets, an area of 253 hectares and is mostly flat, aside from a single hill topped by a lighthouse. North of Flat Island is Pigeon Rock, a spectacular bare rock stack, were many seabirds come for nesting.
Flat Island is a very popular venue for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites. The island offers beautiful beaches with crystal clear turquoise water.
Optional Excursions Package(at a supplement) :
Day 2: Visit of Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate
Tour of the Château de Labourdonnais
Situated in the North part of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile orchard and splendid garden lies The Château de Labourdonnais, where endemic plants and large varieties of exotic trees grow in harmony.
The Château de Labourdonnais was owned by Christian Wiehe, an influential figure of nineteenth century Mauritius. The construction started in 1856 and three years later, the Wiehe family moved into one of the most beautiful colonial houses of the island.
Inspired by Italian neo-classical architecture, the residence stretches out on two levels. The house was built mainly from teak wood and has a double colonnaded gallery. The layout of the house follows that of the private mansions of the nineteenth century, with a central hallway leading on one side to the dining room and on the other to the main lounge. The bedrooms are situated upstairs.
After visiting the château, you can stroll through the lush gardens and old orchards where large fairways invite you for a promenade, displaying the horticultural wealth of the region.
Visit of the Château de Labourdonnais Gardens and Orchards
As part of the tour of the gardens you will get to see hundred-year-old mango trees, spice trees such as nutmeg and clove, as well as several exotic fruit trees such as the pomme jacot, the sapote, the jamalac and the Kythira plum.
Rum Factory - Rhumerie des Mascareignes distillery.
The Rhumerie des Mascareignes was built in 2006. A new industry on the domain which exemplifies the diversification of the sugarcane industry. The distillery operates during the sugarcane harvest.
As part of the visit of the distillery you will learn about the old techniques of agricultural rum and the production of this treasured spirit.
Two different rum labels, Rhumeur and La Bourdonnais, produced by the distillery are available at the tasting bar and the boutique at the château.
Day 4: Chamarel Visit: Coloured Earth, Rum Distillery and Lunch
Seven Coloured Earth
The “Seven-Coloured Earth” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. It is a small (7500 m2) area of strikingly bare landscape located within a large, dense forest. The earth is particularly unusual as it was created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, allowing the earth to form beautiful patterns of colour on the exposed hillsides. When visiting the park, you will be able to walk between the many sand dunes and contemplate this unique sight.
Rhumerie de Chamarel
Situated in the South West part of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel which is surrounded by vast sugarcane plantations growing in harmony with pineapples and other tropical fruits.
Displaying a unique sense of warmth and authenticity, the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery welcomes visitors for an all-encompassing tourism experience ranging from a guided visit of the distillery and rum tasting to a tasty meal at L’Alchimiste, its own stylish and creative “A la Carte” restaurant. As a visitor of the Rum Distillery you can marvel at its unique design which blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings where wood, natural stone and water provide a sense of communion with nature.
Food & Beverages on-board
The 5-Day Luxury Catamaran Cruise’s Daily Menu includes:
- Egg, Bacon, Bread, Butter, Jam, Fruit
- Option 1 – Pasta Salad
- Option 2 – BBQ Chicken, Fish & Sausages and salad
- Option 3 – Paned Chicken
- Option 4 – Carbonara
- Option 5 – Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce
- Option 6 – Bread with ham and salad
- Option 1 – Rice with Fish curry
- Option 2 – Meat with either rice or bread
- Option 3 – Rice with lamp
- Option 4 – Rice with Octopus
- Option 5 – Rice with lentils and beef sausages
- Option 6 – Bol Renversé (Magic Bowl)
- Option 7 – Rice or bread with Chop suey
Beverages - Tea, Coffee, Water and Juice
About the Catamaran – Lagoon 440
The Lagoon 440 is a 13,6 m catamaran with plenty of room for lounging, dining and sunbathing on the deck. This perfect boat for a sailing holiday features 4 cosy cabins and 4 ensuite WCs to accommodate 8 guests and 2 crew members.
The Lagoon 440 has a reputation for being an ideal catamaran cruiser with an excellent combination of performance, innovative layout and ergonomics. The saloon offers a 360-degree panoramic view while large hull fixed windows bring in lots of natural light, offering an unequalled view on the outside while being discrete for its occupants.
Catamaran Lagoon 440 - Specifications
Model: Lagoon 440
Length: 13,6 Meters
Beam: 7,70 Meters
Electrical Equipment: Solar Panels & Wing Generator, Battery Bank
Electronic Equipment: Autopilot, Radar, Chart plotter, Wind Speed & Direction, Dept Sounder, Vhf Radio, Epirb
Catamaran Lagoon 440 - Facilities on board
- 4 Double Cabins
- 4 En-suite bathrooms
- Deck shower
- Electronic equipment: Autopilot, Radar, Chart Plotter Wind Speed & Solar Panels
- Gear provided: kayaks, snorkeling equipment & safety equipment
- Activity Time: Saturday 13:00 - Wednesday 08:00
- Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
- Embarkation point: Sunset Boulevard - Grand Bay
- Disembarkation point: La Balise Marina - Rivière Noire
- The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of comfort and service.
- Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for technical and/or weather reasons
Mandatory Cash Box: 105 euros per person (payable onsite)
- Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
- Mooring fees
- Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products
- Miscellaneous: repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures, etc.
For technical maintenance purposes, the cruise will not be available as from:
- 15th April 2020 to 27th May 2020
- 30th September 2020 to 25th November 2020
- Single Cabin: 1470 Euros /person
- Double Cabin: 1050 Euros /person
Mandatory Cash Box: 105 Euros per person (payable onsite)