Day Trip To Ile Catherine
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||The exact time of the trip will be confirmed a few days before.|
Day Trip to Ile Catherine
A day in idyllic scenery that breathes of serenity and well being
Every once in a while, we all feel like running away, to escape the daily grind and rejuvenate ourselves. Mauritius Attractions offers you an exotic getaway to discover an island belonging to another era, where time has come to a halt, offering a haven of peace.
Beyond small villages nestled in a valley, tiny isolated coves on the west coast of Rodrigues Island, you will find a desert islet bordering an emerald-green lagoon that will soon fascinate you - Welcome to Catherine Island!
The trip begins at the Pointe Diable located in the Northwest of Rodrigues Island. You will take a small motor boat, and on the way to the island you can also enjoy line fishing. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy barbecues prepared by your skipper on the 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.
uring your time on Ile Catherine, you can choose to swim in the lagoon or have a tour around the island, visiting key places like the slaves’ tomb. If you wish to snorkel onsite, we suggest bringing along your own equipment.
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 16:00 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
- Octopus curry
- Grilled fish
- Grilled sausages
Selection of complimentary drinks during the day: Beer, Rum, Lemon Juice, Grenadine Juice, and Punch
- Minimum number of participants: 2
- Meeting point: Pointe du Diable
- Boat trip duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- A Delicious BBQ lunch and drinks served on the beach of Ile Catherine
- Depending upon sea conditions the trip’s starting time may vary
- 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