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Location North
Operating Days All Days
Duration 7 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 16:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement

Did you know?

Tamarin Bay is home to hundreds of dolphins and whale which you can discover through one of our many Dolphins and Whales’ trips.
Operating Days
All Days
7 hrs
Activity Time
09:00 - 16:00
Offered as Supplement

Did you know?

Tamarin Bay is home to hundreds of dolphins and whale which you can discover through one of our many Dolphins and Whales’ trips.

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Overview & Highlights

Enjoy a VIP personalized cruise experience with your family or partners while sailing in an exclusive private catamaran along the north coast of Mauritius.

During your cruise, enjoy access to the sophisticated equipment available on board as you lounge in the sun and take in all the panoramic views of the islets. Above all a delicious barbecue prepared with the freshest products of Mauritius, by the skilled chef will be served to you.

The catamaran is relatively smaller than the bigger commercial catamarans, making it ideal for groups of up to 8 people to enjoy a cruise in maximum comfort.

  • Private Catamaran Cruise off the North Coast
  • This is an all-inclusive cruise is offering all that you need to enjoy a great day
  • Snorkeling breaks to discover the remarkable underwater marine world
  • Breathtaking scenery all around as you cruise - views of Coin de Mire & Flat Island
  • Lounge on the picture-postcard beaches of Flat Island
  • Delicious Lunch prepared by a skilled chef using fresh quality products.

What's Included

  • Private Catamaran Cruise
  • Delicious Lunch Menu on board by qualified chef (lunch menu can be changed as per your wishes)
  • Non-stop supply of all drinks such as: water, soft drinks (Diet Coke, coke, soda, Fanta, Sprite), Island Rum, Phoenix local Beer, white wine, rose wine (possible to provide additional drinks as per client preferences)
  • Safety equipment and Security measures
  • Music - CD Player
  • Shaded seats on board
  • Access to various facilities on board such as: lockable room, toilet etc

Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any place / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

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.

Meeting Point & Times
Meeting Point:

Cap Malheureux - North Region

Start & End times:
Duration:  The duration of this trip is 7 hours
  The Catamaran cruise is operational all days
Departure time:  09:00 from Red Church, Cap Malheureux
Return time:  16:00 at Red Church, Cap Malheureux


Day Itinerary

As part of this cruise you will enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water of the beautiful lagoons of the North with breathtaking scenery all around.

  • The cruise starts at 09:00 from the beach of Cap Malheureux.
  • The cruise will anchor for about 30-45 minutes in the small lagoon of Coin de Mire for a snorkeling break.
  • The catamaran will then depart from Coin de Mire and will head to Flat Island where you can spend time swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.
  • Make sure to bring along your favourite food and drinks so you can enjoy a picnic on the island with your loved ones. There will also be some music to enhance the atmosphere.
  • You will Spend some more time on the catamaran as it cruises back to shore. Back around 16:00
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Full Description

Exclusive – Private Catamaran Cruise to Coin de Mire Island & Flat Island

This is an ideal cruise choice for those looking to enjoy an intimate cruising experience in your own private-exclusive 32 feet catamaran.

As part of this cruise you will explore the rich marine life by snorkeling at Coin de Mire Island which is considered the best snorkeling site in Mauritius, observe the large number of native birds flying around the island, have pure relaxation on the beautiful paradise Flat Island and enjoy delicious food prepared by the skilled chef as well as the bar services available for you throughout the day.

This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of real relaxation and fun in the privacy and comfort of cruising in your own exclusive catamaran.

Due to the unique catamaran design and its size, this vessel has better maneuverability and the possibility to reach locations not accessible by the bigger catamarans. The catamaran can drop anchor at the internal lagoon of Coin de Mire Island and also anchor directly on the beach of the romantic Flat Island where you will be surprised by mostly untouched nature and great snorkeling locations.

Private Cruise Description

The cruise starts off from the beach of Cap Malheureux just beside the very famous church “Eglise de Cap Malheureux”. This beach is one of the most scenic spots of the island and undoubtedly worth a visit. Cap Malheureux is the most northern place in Mauritius, very close to the small vibrant town of Grand Baie (about 10min drive).

You will start the day with a warm welcome. Upon boarding the catamaran the experienced staff will first show you the catamaran and its facilities, will provide a safety briefing, and then explain on the cruise course and the day itinerary.

Then after, you will enjoy a welcome drink (juice, soft drink, coffee or tea as per your likings).

The catamaran will first head to Coin de Mire Island. After a 45 minutes cruise you will reach the islet Coin de Mire. There the catamaran will anchor for about 30-45 minutes in the small lagoon of Coin de Mire where you will enjoy snorkeling, discovering the unique rich underwater world.

This is definitely a must 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.

Full of hundreds of bright-colored fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder, and Coin de Mire is the best place to discover this underwater wonder without the requirement of going diving. The catamaran will depart from Coin de Mire at around 10:30 and set sail for Flat Island.

Around 11:15 you will arrive at Flat Island. You will get to stay on one of the picture-postcard beaches of Flat Island and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful lagoon surrounding the Island. Now it is the time for relaxation and pleasure on the beautiful Flat Island.

At around noon lunch is served. You will get to enjoy a delicious dining experience. Lunch consists of Garlic bread, green salad, couscous salad, pasta salad, chicken skewers, BBQ fish fillet and dessert. All the food is prepared by the skilled chef using fresh quality products.

After lunch you will have some more time to enjoy relaxation on the catamaran or on the island before heading back. Departure from Flat Island is at around 14:30 sailing back to Cap Malheureux.

Back on shore. An unforgettable day ends.

About the Islands

Coin de Mire

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. The island is a nature reserve and as such it is not possible to go on the island. 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. The Coin de Mire highest point is at 142 meters.

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 Mauritius' mainland's northernmost point. It houses one of the two working lighthouses in Mauritius.

Flat Island (size of 253 hectares, is the largest of the northern islets) is mostly flat, but has a single hill topped by a lighthouse. The vegetation is heavily modified.

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.


What to bring/wear
  • A high SPF sunscreen
  • Beach towels
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Swimsuits
  • Spare set of clothes and towel
  • Optional: CDs of your favourite music

Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.

Food & Beverages

Delicious Lunch Menu

Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring along for the cruise? minus_icon

We highly recommend a high factor sunscreen, beach towels, sun hat or cap and lots of happy cheerfulness…

Are there shady seats on board? minus_icon

Yes, the catamaran’s main deck is covered

Do you serve soft drinks as well? minus_icon

Yes of course, Cola, Fanta and water and served throughout the day.

Is there flexibility regarding the lunch menu? minus_icon

As this is a private cruise, there is maximum flexibility regarding the lunch menu and we respond to your individual wishes. For vegetarians we can provide a vegetarian lunch menu, for meat lovers to include extra meat and so on.

Is there a toilet on board? minus_icon

Yes there is.

Can we change clothes on board? minus_icon

Yes, there is a lockable room under the deck.

Is the cruise suitable for kids? minus_icon

Of course it is, children are most welcome but for the younger ones we suggest staying in the shaded deck

Life jackets are on board? minus_icon

Yes, we do have a sufficient number of life jackets on board.

Comments & Notes

In the event of low tide levels preventing access, the visit to Flat Island may not be possible and an alternative itinerary will be proposed. Kindly note that there won't be any refund or rescheduling in such circumstances.

  • This activity is recommended for children as from 3 years old.

Price for Exclusive Catamaran hiring for the day 329 Euro
Price per Passenger (Maximum of 8 Passengers) 35 Euro


Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.


(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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