Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg -Private Tour
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||8 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||08:00 - 16:30|
|Transportation||Included in price|
|Comment||On Sunday Ile aux Aigrettes closes at 12:00|
Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg Tour - Overview
Enjoy a Full day Tour of over 8 hours to the beautiful South East area of Mauritius. Nature and sea lovers will not want to miss this tour!
Relish this astonishing tour in an air-conditioned vehicle for your comfort, including a glass bottom boat ride of one hour, a guided visit and snorkelling break in Blue Bay Marine Park, arguably the best snorkelling location in Mauritius. You will also visit the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island, the volcanic islet with many endemic animals/plants and explore the Mahebourg city which is famous for its historical sites. At the end of this trip, you can choose to savour a delicious 3-course lunch at the Belle Creole Restaurant which is famous for its Mauritian cuisine.
As part of this package, you will be able to:
- Experience the unique underwater world and diversity of the Blue Bay Marine Park
- Enjoy great views of the fish and corals through the glass-bottom boat or by snorkeling for one hour
- Stop by Ile aux Aigrettes to discover and learn about the endemic plants and animals
- Visit Mahebourg historical sites and shop at the market for souvenirs and artisanal products
- Learn about the History of Mauritius and the epic naval battles
- Delicious lunch menu at the Belle Creole Restaurant (Optional)
Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg Tour includes:
- Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay Marine Park including snorkeling for 1 hour
- Guided visit to the marine park
- Snorkelling gear provided (though it is highly recommended to bring your own for sanitary reasons)
- Visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island
- Stop at Blue Bay beach
- Visit the Mahebourg town
- Visit of the Naval Museum of Mahebourg
- All excursions charges (Blue Bay Marine Park, Ile Aux Aigrettes)
- Pick up and drop off from any hotel/place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
- Private transportation to all the sites
- Optional lunch menu at the Belle Creole Restaurant
Transport is included in this package and includes pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages).
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
|Duration:||8 hours 30 mins|
|Departure Time:||08:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation|
|Return Time:||16:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation|
- Pick up from your accommodation at 08:00
- Snorkeling at Blue Bay Marine Park
- Visit to Ile Aux Aigrettes
- Explore the Mahebourg city
- Visit the National Naval History Museum of Mahebourg
- Enjoy a delicious Lunch at the Belle Creole Restaurant ( Optional )
- Drop off to your accommodation by 16:30
*Itinerary subject to change
Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg - Tour
As part of this package, you will get to explore the southeast area of Mauritius. A coastal region rich in history and where you will depart to explore the magnificent marine park and Ile Aux Aigrettes - a real treat for sea and animal lovers.
This full-day tour will also have you enjoy a visit to the Mahebourg town, Blue Bay beach, and you will get to travel by Glass Bottom Boat to explore Blue Bay Marine Park where you will be able to snorkel.
1 hour Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay Marine Park
The Blue Bay Marine Park, situated on the South East coast of Mauritius near Mahebourg, is one of the best places to see the beautiful marine life and to go snorkelling in Mauritius. At the Marine Park, you can decide to see the underwater world onboard the boat through its glass bottom or to jump into the water for some swimming and snorkelling.
Snorkelling at the park is highly recommended as the colourful fauna and flora found at the park are absolutely stunning. At an average depth of 5.5 meters, with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkelling conditions are ideal. You will have a great view of the reef, fish and the large selection of corals (there are more than 50 different species of corals at the park!).
Blue Bay Marine Park is home to mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. There is also a wide variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterflyfish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish. All these make the glass bottom boat trip at the Marine Park a wondrous experience.
After the Glass bottom boat trip, you will have some free time to enjoy lunch at the Belle Creole Restaurant for an additional cost, or at Mahebourg (optional).
The Glass Bottom boat trip: This 1-hour glass bottom boat trip departs every day directly from the Blue Bay public beach, offering very easy and quick access to the Blue Bay Marine Park. The boat trip takes less than 5 minutes each way, offering you maximum time to enjoy at the Blue Bay Marine Park.
Once at the Blue Bay Marine Park, you can choose to stay on-board the glass bottom boat, or to enjoy some swimming and snorkeling. Since this trip departs directly from the Blue Bay beach you are sure to save precious time on travelling by boat, making it the ideal option for families with young children or for those with very little time to spare.
- The Glass Bottom Boat trip from Blue Bay departs every day between 8.30am and 4.00pm, with the last boat departing at 3.00pm.
- The experience and snorkelling time for both trips is the same.
- Snorkelling mask and scuba are provided but you are highly advised to bring your own for sanitary reasons.
Visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island
The Ile aux Aigrettes tour includes a short boat trip to the island (about 10 minutes each way) and a 1.5 hours tour of the animal sanctuary of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.
Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island (25 hectares) just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg. The island has been declared a nature conservation site and today is being preserved by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.
The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and half hours with an additional 10 minutes each way for the boat trip. As part of this tour you will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with an expert guide alongside leading the way. You will discover plants and animals, unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world. Some of them have come close to extinction like the pink pigeon, a bird that was in danger of extinction for many years.
You will also visit the indigenous plant nursery. There you should look out for the rare pink pigeon, the Mauritius Kestrel, endangered skinks and of course the giant tortoises. When visiting Ile aux Aigrettes you will get to see breath-taking scenery of the South East of Mauritius, and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius. You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.
At the end of the tour, you will get to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop at the Visitors’ Centre. All revenues from the tour and from the gift shop are reinvested in the restoration and preservations of Ile aux Aigrettes. Following the tour to Ile aux Aigrettes, you will travel by motor boat back to Pointe Jerome.
Blue Bay Beach
Blue Bay Beach is located near the town of Mahebourg. One of the most striking features of the Blue Bay beach is its crystal clear waters with a light tinge of blue that gives it a feeling of glow and purity. The beach has very soft powder-like sand and is a great place where you can sunbathe lying down. The studies have identified more than 50 different types of corals and many different types of marine life in the waters of Blue Bay Beach.
The beach is also a very well-maintained and peaceful place. There are plenty of food outlets where you get food like burgers, fries, sandwiches etc. Many local shops are also located where you can buy artefacts and collect souvenirs.
Visit to Mahebourg Town
Mahebourg is named after Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, who was one of the most successful governors of the French occupation of the island. The well-planned wide streets in the old section of Mahébourg still bear testimony to the Dutch and French colonial past.
In Mahebourg you will have free time to visit the Historical Naval Museum, travel the city streets and enjoy shopping at the town center.
Visit to the National Naval History Museum
In Mahebourg you will have free time to visit the Historical Naval Museum. The Museum is inside a beautiful colonial mansion dating from the French occupation. It contains historical gems and artefacts. A visit to the museum will surely take you back in time to when the island was still a vast land of forests and free walking dodo birds and giant tortoises.
As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful Belle Creole Restaurant. The Restaurant is inspired by local Mauritian touches and uses the freshest quality products.
You can choose a 3-course set menu from the selection detailed here below:
Mauritius Attractions offers a selection of transportation for the sightseeing tours and you can choose from these vehicles types:
- Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
- 6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
- Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
- Minibus - Up to 22 passengers
Mauritius Attractions offers various sightseeing tours in private transfers with professional drivers. You can customize and visit many sights as per your preferences but note that its should be under the time limitation and travel distance. We do provide additional hours at additional cost if you would like to extend your sightseeing tours or if ever you exceed your hours for the tour.
The sightseeing tours which Mauritius Attractions does offer in a private vehicle includes a pick up and drop off ( same hotel ) from anywhere in Mauritius. But if you're swapping hotel and booking a sightseeing tour with a drop off to another hotel, then note that there is an additional fees to be paid either with our drivers or online with a link being provided to you. Same can be informed by contacting our customer service
A personal driver will bring you around to the sites but not accompany you inside a particular attraction.
All the sightseeing tours include the entry tickets to all the sights which is as part of each tour. Unless mentioned on the sightseeing that Only the transportation is included.
Mauritius Attractions always make sure that to meet each client's expectation and our commitment is to provide good customer service. For the convenience of our clients, we have the Mauritius Tour Package Planner which allows to choose attractions from any region of the island.
All the sightseeing tours included the Option to book lunch unless mentioned on the sightseeing tour that the lunch is included. We always recommend to have lunch at the mentioned/chosen restaurants as you will not have any hassle to look for any other restaurants and this will save you time.
Should you have any dietary requirements, kindly notify our customer service for all your request in advance in order to do the necessary.
Sightseeing tours are one of the best activities in Mauritius which allow to explore natural environment, man-made attractions, the multi-ethnic and cultural diversity of the population among others. This activity can be done by all age group. Families who have small babies and want to book the sightseeing tours, they do not have to worry about the comfort of the toddlers as we do offer baby/child seat which is provided at a supplement. Please do contact our customer service who will be happy to arrange it for you and you can either pay online or directly with our drivers.
All the sightseeing tours which are displayed on our wesbite are offered everyday unless mentioned about the Operating days of each tour.
All the sightseeing tours which we offer are good for the families yet we do recommend these below ones which are best where each of the family member can enjoy:
Each sightseeing tour has its own places of interest which allows you to discover Mauritius accordingly. Every person has its own preferences and Mauritius Attractions makes sure to meet the expectations of each client. As part of the Heritage Tour - History Tour Of Mauritius, you will have an unique opportunity to go back in time and discover the secrets of Mauritius from its very early days.
Mauritius is a multicultural and ethnically diverse country. Mauritius Attractions offers you the priviledge to experience the rich Mauritian culture and heritage of the people through a tailor-made tour that will take you through the most popular holy sanctuaries in the North. You can discover the history and religious significance of Mauritius by booking the Private Cultural Sightseeing Tour in the North of Mauritius.
All the sightseeing tours which Mauritius Attractions offer, have already been planned accordingly to the time limitation. Yet, note that if you spend extra time at a particular sight, this might change the whole itinerary. And in between you have less time at other sights or miss any of the mentioned sights, then please note Mauritius Attractions is not held responsible. That is why we recommend to book either the Mauritius Tour Package Planner or Customize Private Tour In Mauritius where you have your flexibility to plan your itinerary.
For the sightseeings tours, we do recommend finalizing the booking enough time at least 5-6 working days in advance during any period during the year.
If there is light rain and it does not affect the sightseeing tours, then the tours are maintained. Sightseeing tours are cancelled Only if the weather is bad which is only during cyclone and we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible. We will try our best to reschedule your trip.
The Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour is a specially designed tour for nature lovers where they experience the breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, and beautiful fauna and flora of Mauritius. As part of this tour, you will visit to the island of Ile aux Aigrettes and explore the Ebony Forest alongside enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Takamaka restaurant.
The Mauritius Wine & Rum Tour is all about to discover the manufacturing of local rum and local wine.
The Transportation prices are per vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.
|Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people)||85 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people)||95 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people)||120 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people)||170 Euro|
The transportation charges are per vehicle (and not per person) referring to the number of passengers applicable for each vehicle type.
Excursions & Entry Tickets Packages
When ordering this day package you benefit from a special discounted package price on these trips and excursions.
Included in the price: visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island, Glass Bottom to the Blue Bay Marine Park, Visit of the Mahebourg city and visit to the Blue Bay Beach. The special discounted price for this package:
|Price per Adult||39 Euro|
|Price per Child (ages 4-11)||28 Euro|
|NOTE: 2 pax minimum required for this package|
Total Tour Price Per Person
|No. of Participants||Total Price||Price per Person|
|2 Adults||163 Euro||82 Euro|
|4 Adults||241 Euro||60 Euro|
|6 Adults||329 Euro||55 Euro|
|12 Adults||588 Euro||49 Euro|
|2 Adults + 2 Children||221 Euro||55 Euro|
|Price per Person||36 Euro|