Blue Bay Marine Park Visit by Glass Bottom Boat + SUP
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||6 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||09:30 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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Blue Bay Marine Park Visit by Glass Bottom Boat + Stand Up Paddle & Lunch
Mauritius Attractions offers you this great opportunity to discover the beauty of the South East lagoon of Mauritius and experience fun water activities like the glass bottom boat ride and stand up paddle. Bring your friends and family along for the fun ride. You will also enjoy a wonderful eco tour of the Blue Bay Marine Park to explore the magnificent marine ecosystem it houses.
You will be accompanied by a professional guide on the glass-bottom boat tour for a guided visit of the Blue Bay Marine Park, where you will get to learn more about the thriving marine eco system and different species. Discover an array of tropical fish and with a bit of luck you may even encounter a turtle or a manta ray, among other curious marine creatures.
As part of this package, you will also get to enjoy a relaxing day at the charming Chantauvent guesthouse located on a private beach in Pointe D’Esny, near the Blue Bay Marine Park. Here you will get to enjoy the Stand-Up Paddle activity in a secure environment. All the necessary equipment will be provided on the spot along with a safety briefing on how to manoeuvre the paddle board. Plus, a safety boat will be on standby throughout the session.
You will be pampered by one of the top ten chefs on the island who will help you sample an excellent blend of flavours with a 3-course meal served in the garden or on the veranda overseeing the sea.
Suggested plan of the day
- Arrival at the guesthouse situated at Pointe D’Esny (South East of Mauritius) where you will be served a welcome cocktail and receive the briefing for the day.
- Snorkeling close to the Dalblair ship wreck, and return using the Stand-Up Paddle (SUP)
- Eco-guided tour of the Blue Bay Marine Park by glass bottom boat
- Lunch will be served from the guesthouse’s terrace or garden facing the lagoon.
- Relax on the beach or use any on the Boathouse equipment such as the kayaks, wind surfers, SUP and many others.
Included in the package
- Professional guide
- A welcome cocktail
- Snorkelling equipment/Kayaks/SUP/Windsurf
- A 3-course meal
- A private beach in Pointe D’Esny, part of Chantauvent Guesthouse
- Access to the Blue Bay Marine park by glass bottom boat
About Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is a water sport originating from Hawaii, inspired by surfing. It enables surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than usual. Paddlers race on lakes, large rivers and canals, ride breaking waves, and slide over long distances along sea coasts, often using tail winds (blowing in the direction of the trip).
Stand up paddle is a fun and adrenaline-pumping activity for everybody- whether alone, with friends, or family, including children- after only a few minutes of learning! Stand up paddlers wear a range of wet suits and other clothing, depending on both water and air temperature as most of their time is spent standing on the board.
Stand Up Paddle in Mauritius: Mauritius is a real paradise for SUP, and SUP is equally one of the best way to discover Mauritius on the green side. What is more interesting is that Stand Up Paddle can be enjoyed as from 5 years old. Mauritius Attractions takes you to one of the most beautiful spots: the largest lagoon in South East Mauritius, with an incredible marine eco-system and bright sandy beaches all around. This site is the best location for Stand-Up Paddle all year long with nice temperatures and waves!
Glass Bottom Boat at the Blue Bay Marine Park
The Blue Bay Lagoon –the bay with a mixture of stunning deep blue and turquoise colors in South East of Mauritius is a MUST see amongst all the locations in Mauritius. And the best way is through the glass-bottom boat activity to visit one of the largest lagoons in Mauritius!
Blue Bay lagoon is a very rich marine area related to its incredible fauna and flora. To protect the marine life from negative impacts (pollution, sedimentation), Blue Bay was declared a National Park in 1997 under the Wildlife and National Parks Act and in year 2000, it became officially a marine protected area under the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 1998. The park covers an area of 353 hectares and is protected under the International RAMSAR Convention (convention related to the protection of all wetlands throughout the world) - the second one actually on the island after Rivulet Terre Rouge for migratory birds.
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, Butterfly fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish. As per 2008, 38 coral species and 72 fish species were identified in the waters.
- For babies, there are no meals prepared
- Drinks during the lunch can be available at an extra cost.
- The Glass Bottom boat trip is offered for a supplement
- Price per adult:77 Euro
- Price per child (ages 3-12):55 Euro
- Price per baby (ages 0-2):Free of charge
- Glass Bottom Boat: 8 Euros /person
- Tahitian Paddling: 16 Euros /person