Private Traditional Mauritian Boat Trip To Coin de Mire
|Operating Hours||08:30 - 16:00|
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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Private Traditional Mauritian Boat Trip To Coin de Mire - Overview
This private Traditional Mauritian boat trip is about discovering the Mauritius northern coastline and best snorkeling site. As part of a great exclusive day package, it also includes lunch in a truly traditional Mauritian style.
You will enjoy a relaxed sailing on a Traditional Mauritian boat across the crystal clear water of the beautiful lagoons of the North of Mauritius with breathtaking scenery all around.
Highlights of this activity:
- An exciting boat ride aboard a traditional vessel
- Hours at sea discovering the northern coast
- Feast on an exquisite Mauritian Lunch with drinks
- Leisure time on Coin de Mire Island (Also known as Gunner’s Quoin)
- Explore the rich marine life by snorkeling at prime spots at Coin de Mire Island
The Traditional Mauritian Boat trip to Coin de Mire Island includes:
- Private Trip for just you and your group
- Cruising along the north coasts of Mauritius in a traditional boat
- Visit and relaxation time on Coin de Mire Island
- Snorkeling breaks at Coin de Mire Island
- Many bird watching opportunities
- Delicious BBQ lunch with drinks and Mauritian snacks
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
|Operational Days:||All Days|
|Activity time:||08:30 - 16:00|
Private Traditional Mauritian boat trip at the North of Mauritius to Coin de Mire
This unique 6 hours private Traditional Mauritian boat trip departs at 9.00am from the coast of Grand Bay where you will enjoy a relaxed cruise admiring the remarkable scenery all around before reaching Coin de Mire.
You will get to spend about 1.5 hours along the Coin de Mire Island with free time for snorkeling in this amazing snorkeling site. Discover the amazing underwater marine world found among the island waters - one of the most prime snorkeling sites in Mauritius.
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.
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.
After the Snorkeling trip, you will sail to the private beach of Hibiscus, which is only accessible by boat. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in an amazing and calm setting.
In order for you to experience the local cuisine, a selection of typical Mauritian snacks and a special alcoholic punch cocktail (specialty of the Captain) will be provided while the wonderful cooks will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the beach - all that in a joyful and friendly atmosphere.
You will be eating a delicious BBQ lunch prepared using the freshest local ingredients for a truly Mauritian culinary experience.
Additional information on this traditional Mauritian day trip package
About the boat
It is a very spacious Traditional Mauritian boat (25ft), sits up to 8 passengers very comfortably with 2 boat staff.
The boat is a Traditional Mauritian boat used for centuries by the locals for fishing in the lagoons. In creole, it is called “pirogue”; it is a shallow- draft boat ideal for fishing as well as shallow lagoon cruising. The “Pirogues” in Mauritius are very colourful, reflecting our unique multi-cultural Mauritian population.
About Coin de Mire 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.
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 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.
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.
- Camera (or underwater camera)
- Snorkeling Gear
Private Traditional Mauritian Boat Trip To Coin de Mire - Food and Beverages
- Snorkeling Gear is not provided for sanitary reasons. Participants are requested to bring their own.
|Private Traditional Mauritian Boat Trip To Coin de Mire|
|Exclusive boat rental for the day (bare boat):||130 Euros|
|Price per Passenger (max. of 8 passengers):||25 Euros /Passenger|
I had a wonderful time on the tour with the Ashoks. They were so very kind and caring, and it was a very relaxing tour. The lunch was the best meal I had in Mauritius!