Day Trip To Ile Catherine
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||8 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||08:00 - 16:30|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Depending upon sea conditions, the trip may start at 08:00 / 09:00 / 10:00 in the morning|
Day Trip to Ile Catherine
A day in idyllic scenery that breathes of serenity and well being
Once every while, we all seek for a place to withdraw from the hectic noisy world around and Mauritius Attractions offers you to discover an island belonging to another era, where time has come to a halt, offering a haven of peace.
With the villages hidden away in a valley, in the small abandoned creeks bordering the emerald-green lagoon along the west coast of Rodrigues, you will find a deserted islet sprouting from the foaming coral reef belt that will soon fascinate you – Welcome to Catherine Island!
The trip departs close from the capital of Rodrigues – Port Mathurin on a pirogue, the Rodriguans local boat with sails.
Along the way to the Island, you will also get the chance to fish with the fishing line available on board.
Once you arrive on the Island, the choice is yours! Let time pass by in a sweet languor, putting aside all the stress and worries of the usual busy life and appreciate the discovery of Ile Catherine. Relax and take pleasure in this peaceful environment together with the sweet chirping of birds, and the melodious crashing of the waves, or the buzzing of the cool sea breeze. Nothing seems to be able to disturb the peace of the place.
Sometimes you may see the few fishermen who come to the island, looking for shelter at times to rest.
During your time on Ile Catherine, you can also decide to swim in the lagoon, relax on the beach, sunbathe, or have a tour around the island.
At around noon, a delicious BBQ lunch will be served on the beach.
On your way back to Rodrigues, you can enjoy diving nearby the coral reef and have an amazing time discovering its colourful marine life. After the snorkeling break, as you will head back to the shore, appreciate the sun casting long shadows across the virgin sands.
At around 16:30 Pm, you will be back to Port Mathurin.
About Ile Catherine
Ile Catherine: Ile Catherin, off the west coast of Rodrigues is also known as Catherine Island and is part of the 18 islets of Rodrigues which are sheltered by the vast lagoon. The island’s geography is particular; it is rocky and wild, offering a magnificent view of the Western coast from its peak.
The Island has an elevation of -9999 meters above sea level. Completely deserted, it is a perfect corner to find peace and tranquility. Surrounded by the blue mesmerizing lagoon, you will feel like the lost wanderer you have so long seen only in your dreams.
What is Included? A lot! - (all included in price)
BBQ Lunch menu
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled sausages served
- Green and potato salads
Selection of complimentary drinks during the day: Beer, Rhum, Wine, Coke, Water and Coffee
- Included in the price: Snorkeling equipment including flippers, masks and tuba - available onboard.
- A Delicious BBQ lunch and drinks served on the beach of Ile Catherine
- Depending upon sea conditions, the trip may start at 08:00 / 09:00 / 10:00 in the morning.
- The trip is done on a pirogue, which is a native dugout boat with sails which can accommodate up to 15 persons.
- Price per adult: 49 Euro
- Price for children (7-10): 39 Euro
- Price for children (3-6): 20 Euro
- Price per baby (0-2): Free of Charge