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Location North
Operating Days All Days
Duration 4 hrs
Activity Time 08:00 - 12:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Maximum number of participants: 10
Operating Days
All Days
4 hrs
Activity Time
08:00 - 12:00
Offered as Supplement
Maximum number of participants: 10

from 395€

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Overview & Highlights

Private Speed Boat Trip to Coin de Mire, Gabriel Island & Flat Island (Half Day) - Overview

Mauritius Attractions brings you this Private Speed Boat Trip to cruise the alluring waters of the Indian Ocean, headed to 3 beautiful northern islets; Coin de Mire, Gabriel Island & Flat Island! Enjoy an exciting speed boat trip along the stunning Northern coastline of Mauritius island with your squad.

Make the most out of this 4-hour trip and soak in some Vitamin Sea on your brief stop at Gabriel Island & Flat Island; swim in the crystal clear lagoons, or sunbathe on the sandy beaches swaying to the tropical islander vibes. You’ll have a breathtaking snorkelling break at Coin de Mire as well as an opportunity to spot our unique endemic birds. Sail back to the shores in style, taking in the picturesque views of the blue sky and turquoise waters with a drink in hand- living the dream island life.

Highlights of this package:

  • Create memories at sea exclusively with your close ones on this 4-hour boat trip
  • Sail along the stunning Northern coastline on a private speed boat
  • Explore the vibrant marine life during your snorkelling break
  • Discover the 3 beautiful Northern islets - Coin de Mire, Gabriel Island & Flat Island
  • Enjoy a wonderful bird-watching experience
  • Sip on your beverages as you cruise the shimmering lagoon

What's Included

Private Speed Boat Trip to 3 Northern Islets (Half Day) - Inclusions

  • Private Speed Boat Trip with your favourite people (up to 10 pax)
  • Cruise along the North Coast at high speed
  • Relax at Gabriel Island & Flat Island’s main beach
  • Swim in the pristine lagoon
  • Snorkelling break at Coin de Mire
  • Snorkelling gear for each passenger
  • Bird watching opportunities
  • Juice, Water and Soft drinks served on the speed boat

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / 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 organise 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:

Grand Baie, North Region

Start & End times:
Starting Time 08:00 (you are to arrive at least 15 minutes before)
End time:


Operating Days: Everyday

4 hours


Full Description

About the Private Speed Boat Trip to Coin de Mire, Gabriel Island & Flat Island 

Embark on a half day cruise along the northern coastline of Mauritius. This day package will allow you to spend an exclusive moment with your loved ones at sea, discovering the panoramic sceneries. You will have a marvellous time cruising the Mauritian waters, snorkelling at the reefs, bird watching and admiring 3 beautiful islets of the north.

The private speed boat departs from the jetty from Grand Baie at 08.00 heading towards Gabriel Island & Flat Island. Feel the excitement rising as the engine roars, marking the beginning of a beautiful day.

After 30-40 minutes of cruising at high speed in the company of your favourite people, admiring the amazing Northern coastline on the way, you will reach your first destination - Flat Island. If time permits, you'll also get to visit Gabriel Island. Get ready for stunning views emanating real tropical vibes as you near the shore; lush greenery contrasted with the white sandy beach for you to relax, unwind and let the waves carry your stress away as you swim in the pristine lagoon.

As it is a private trip, you can decide how you would like to spend your leisure time on Gabriel Island or Flat Island. Those who are not keen on swimming can spend more of their time relaxing and sunbathing. Snorkelling fans can decide to spend less time on Flat Island or Gabriel Island and more time at Coin de Mire to maximise time in one of the best snorkelling spots.

Following the peaceful break on the islets, you will be heading to Coin de Mire Island for a snorkelling session that will leave you speechless; this is a must place to snorkel for anyone looking to discover our lagoon’s marine life. Colourful fish, vibrant corals and more bewitching aquatic creatures await you in the clear blue waters at Coin de Mire.

For those who enjoy bird watching, several native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as our famous national bird- the 'pailles en queue. Make sure to capture these alluring sceneries that you can never find elsewhere in the world.

During your trip, you will be served some refreshing drinks onboard. And of course, you’ll have postcard-worthy views from start to finish! This exclusive speedboat experience is one you will remember for a lifetime so enjoy it to the fullest and capture the beautiful memories with your friends and family so you can revisit them time and again.

About the Islets

Gabriel Island

Known also as Îlot Gabriel, Gabriel Island is located near Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux and 15km north east of Grand Baie.

The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat island is only 750 meters. The size of the island is only 42 hectares, making it much smaller than Flat island, and the highest point is 28 meters.

Gabriel island is a protected natural reserve. 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, where you can discover very rich marine life by snorkeling along the island’s beaches.

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 metres (depth ranges from 3-9 metres), with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkelling conditions are ideal year-round. The island is a nature reserve and as such it is not possible to go on the island. A number of native birds have made Coin de Mire their home so you can often find them soaring in the area or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs. Keep an eye out for the famous Mauritius national bird - the 'pailles en queue. The Coin de Mire highest point is at 142 metres.

Flat Island

Also known as “Île Plate” in French, it is located near Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometres 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
  • Towels

  • Hats

  • T-shirts

  • Extra sun block cream for sun protection

  • Cameras or underwater camera

  • Swimsuits

  • Fins

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.

  • Maximum number of participants: 10 pax
  • Minimum age: This speed boat trip is suitable for any age
  • Only the Snorkeling Set (Mask) is provided. Fins are not included; customers are recommended to bring their own.
  • Activity not recommended for pregnant women
  • The activity is subject to availability and weather conditions.

Private Speed Boat Trip to Coin de Mire & Flat Island - Half Day
Up to 10 Persons  345 Euros


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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.


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