Sunseeker Luxury Day Cruise - Ile Aux Benitiers Island Mauritius
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||08:30 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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Private Luxury Sunseeker Cruise In Mauritius
Set sail to the South-Western Coast of Mauritius in the spectacular and luxurious sunseeker, where you will have the chance to feast your eyes on the strikingly beautiful views, meet the dolphins and spot the breathtaking Crystal Rock!
Discover the splendid South-Western Coast of Mauritius in the luxurious Sunseeker Superhawk, and experience an elegant, unique sea venture to the tropical and isolated Ile aux Benitiers. Mauritius, being an island of volcanic origin has some of the best landscapes to offer you, and the south-western coast has one of the best surreal seascapes. Besides its striking turquoise-blue sea, you will also have the chance to spot the adventurous dolphins.
This incredible full day private cruise will begin at Mont Choisy, a bay in the north of Mauritius, where you will be greeted by friendly staff with a refreshing welcome cocktail and a continental breakfast to set you in the mood.
You will depart in a jetty to the Sunseeker and once aboard you will be introduced to the skipper or assistant skipper who will provide you with a safety brief, as you set sail.
Enjoy all the amenities inside the gorgeous Sunseeker where cruising is a totally different experience. Unwind and appreciate the blissful vast sea around you!
On your way to the Benitiers Island do not miss the chance to click some pictures of the magnificent Ilot Crystal (Crystal Rock), notably a piece of coral reef which is shaped as a diamond. With the le Morne Brabant in the backdrop and the turquoise blue ocean, Ilot Crystal is simply breathtaking
Upon reaching the Benitier Island you will be offered drinks to appreciate the warm sun and striking views of the islet. Take your time, relaxed in the luxurious and elegant setting while sipping your drink. This is the perfect time to connect yourself with the blissful surroundings.
At around 12h00, have a gourmet lunch served by the staff and savour on a wonderful culinary experience. In the afternoon, you will have some leisure time where you lay back and enjoy some downtime before returning to the dock.
The Sunseeker Private Cruise to the Ile aux Benitiers includes:
- Cruise to the tropical and secluded Ile aux Benitiers Island
- Spectacular backdrop of the UNESCO site, Le Morne Brabant
- Amazing scenery along the western coast including Crystal Rock
- Incredible views of the Black River Gorges Mountain range
- Opportunity to spot dolphins and whales
- Welcome cocktail
- Continental Breakfast
- Gourmet Lunch on board- 3 course lunch menu
Itinerary - Sunseeker Luxury Day Cruise – Ile aux Benitiers
8:30 - Arrival at the departure point, enjoy a welcome cocktail
8:45 - Breakfast is served
9:30 - Boarding of the Sunseeker for the excursion
- Boat cruise along the western coast line
- During the cruise, skippers will point out places of interest
- If possible, dolphins may be seen along the ride
- Mooring on the reef, snorkel and discover the natural fauna and flora
- Leisure time
11:30 - Departure for Benitier Island and crew will attempt to moor close to Crystal Rock
12:00 - Lunch is served
13:00 - Leisure time
16:00 - Back to departure point
Meal Plan for the Sunseeker Private Cruise to Ile aux Benitiers:
Savour on a delicious breakfast at the luxurious beach club and a gourmet lunch on board surrounded by the glistening turquoise-blue ocean:
The Breakfast includes:
- French vienoiseries
- Fresh fruits
- Homemade jams
- Tea, coffee & juice
Savour a delicious gourmet lunch on board surrounding the glistening turquoise blue ocean:
The Gourmet Lunch includes:
Smoked marlin and potato salad & hard-boiled eggs with spring onions
Vegetables couscous salad with mint and Argan Oil with poached prawns
- Main Course:
Roasted chicken with banana chips & grilled vegetables served with tuna and sweetcorn bruschetta, arugula leaves and roasted garlic
Roast beef with banana chips, grilled vegetable served with tuna and sweetcorn bruschetta arugula leaves and roasted garlic
Seasonal fruits with cottage cheese and Eucalyptus honey topped with sunflowers seeds
Chocolate cake served with St Julien vanilla sauce
Coffee or tea & Delicacies
- Drinks include:
Welcome Cocktail, Flat & Sparkling Water, Soft drinks ( Coca-Cola, Fanta & Sprite), Fruit Juice, Wine( Red, White or Rose), Beers and Schwepps Tonic
NOTE: For vegetarian guests, upon request an alternate lunch will be served.
Information about Ile aux Benitiers
Located in the South Western Coast of Mauritius, precisely 500 metres away from the coast of La Gaulette, Benitiers Island is a large coral sand island approximately two kilometres long, 500 metres at its widest point and 65 hectares in area.
The island itself has very little biodiversity value since it has a highly modified vegetative cover and is used as a coconut plantation. On the northern tip of the island there is a small colony of migratory sea birds.
The lagoon is vast and shallow with large coral fields in relatively good health. The region around the island is the fishing ground of locals who for years have used the islet for leisure purposes and a stopover when fishing in the lagoon.
The sea is shallow and almost calm throughout the year. The majestic Le Morne Brabant gives an absolutely incredible view in the backdrop. You can also have the chance to spot the dolphins and even whales on the scenic trip between the mainland and Benitiers.
About the Sunseeker Speedboat
True to its renowned brand name, the famous Sunseeker Superhawk 50 offers you a luxurious cruising experience with high standards. It is the absolute perfect combination of performance and comfort. The Superhawk is 50 feet long and has an impressive targeted top speed of 50 knots. The luxurious speedboat has proved to excel in quality, style and performance.
Type: Sunseeker Superhawk 50
Length: 15, 29 metres (50 ft)
Water Tank: 300 litres
Engine: Triple Turbo Diesel (Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 420Hp) with Tri-Max Surface Piercing Drives
Maximum Speed: 36 knots
Cruising Speed: 24 Knots
Features: 1 Double Cabin, en-suite bathroom and toilets, Kitchen, lounge, air-conditioned
Cabin Crew: 2
Maximum Capacity: 6 people
Departure Time: 08h30
Return Time: 16h00
Maximum capacity: The speedboat can accommodate up to 6 passengers
Meeting Point: Mont Choisy, Trou aux Biches
Reservation: Required 48 hours in advance (Monday to Friday) by phone and is subject to availability
What to bring: We suggest bringing beach towels, hats, extra sun block cream for sun protection, cameras, and swimsuits.
Note: This excursion/itinerary depends solely on climatic conditions. An alternate route or date will be proposed should the weather be unfavorable.
Bare Boat: 750 Euro (Minimum 2 Pax)
Price per person (lunch & drinks) 75 Euro