Coin de Mire - Private Snorkeling Trip
|08:30 - 16:00
|2 hrs 30 mins
|Offered as Supplement
Coin de Mire Private Snorkeling Trip - Overview
A Private Speedboat trip for just you and your loved ones to one of the most iconic islets in Mauritius! This is definitely a must trip for any snorkeling fan and for any visitor to Mauritius who is looking to discover the remarkable underwater marine world, home to some of the world's most breathtaking coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen.
You will enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water of the beautiful lagoons of the North of Mauritius with spectacular scenery all around, explore the rich marine life by snorkeling at Coin de Mire Island which is considered the best snorkeling site in Mauritius. As an added bonus, birdwatchers will be delighted to spot several endemic birds.
Highlights of this activity:
- Enjoy an exciting boat ride aboard a private speed boat
- Discover one of the best snorkeling sites in Mauritius at Coin de Mire Island
- Explore the breathtaking coral reefs and marine life
- Observe the large number of native birds flying around the island
- Enjoy selection of snacks and drinks on board the vessel
Coin de Mire Private Snorkeling Trip - Inclusions
- Private Speed Boat trip for up to 9 pax
- Enjoy snorkeling, swimming and relaxation along Coin de Mire Island
- Cruise along the north coasts of Mauritius
- Snorkeling break
- Snorkeling gear for each passenger (mask)
- Many bird watching opportunities
- Mauritian Snacks and Drinks (soft drinks, water, juice)
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation 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). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
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.
Grand Baie, North Region
|08:30 - 16:00
Note: You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated start time. The start and finish times are fixed. The activity will still end at the allocated time, even if you arrived late.
Private Snorkeling trip to Coin de Mire (Gunner's Quoin)
This private speed boat snorkeling trip is about discovering Mauritius' best snorkeling site and having many bird watching opportunities.
As part of this private speed boat trip to the North of Mauritius you will get to cruise along the Coin de Mire island and have several snorkeling breaks in a few key locations for you to discover the amazing underwater marine world found along the island.
The Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin, situated 8 km north of Mauritius, is well known by divers as one of the best diving sites of the north of Mauritius. At an average depth of 6 meters (depth ranges from 3-9 meters), with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal year-round.
When snorkeling at Coin de Mire you will have a great view of the reef, fish and a large selection of corals. You will explore the colorful fauna and flora of the Coin de Mire reef which is absolutely stunning.
The reef is home to a variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish. Also, with some luck you may see sea turtles as well as dolphins during the snorkeling.
For those who enjoy bird watching, a number of native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as the famous Mauritius national bird - the 'pailles en queue, as well as the Wedge tail shearwater, Red tailed tropic bird and the White tailed tropicbird. Common birds like sparrows, doves can also be seen on the island.
Additionally, refreshments such as soft drinks, juice, mineral water and light Mauritians snacks, will be served so you can enjoy your amazing adventure without going thirsty or hungry.
About the boat
It is a very spacious speedboat (25ft), and seats 8 passengers very comfortably. The boat is also equipped with a small diving platform with a swimming ladder, a small arch with canopy for protection from the sun, a GPS/Fish finder, a VHF radio and many other safety devices. It is powered with two 90hp Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines.
The boat offers excellent performances, comfort and reliability even in challenging ocean conditions, and is designed to cope with high seas. It is a multi-purpose boat, built for offshore travel as well as shallow lagoon cruising.
Camera (or underwater camera)
Coin de Mire - Private Snorkeling Trip - Refreshments
|Coin de Mire - Private Snorkeling Trip
|Price for up to 9 Persons
Great day, lovely staff, lovely water, great clarity in the water and lots of fish. Would do it again in a heartbeat.