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Location Rodrigues
Operating Days All Days
Duration 7 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 16:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Maximum number of participants: 12
from 55€

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Overview & Highlights
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Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues Island - Overview

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 islets belonging to another era, where time has come to a halt, offering a haven of peace- a day in idyllic scenery that breathes serenity and well being!

Beyond small villages nestled in a valley, tiny isolated coves on the west coast of Rodrigues Island, you will find deserted islets bordering an emerald-green lagoon that will soon fascinate you - Welcome to Ile aux Cocos & Catherine Island! The trip begins  in the Northwest of Rodrigues Island. Enjoy a boat trip cruising the calm waters of the Rodriguan lagoon, discover the beautiful Ile Catherine and enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by your skipper before stopping by the popular Ile aux Cocos.

Highlights of this Activity:

  • A marvellous 7-hour sea trip on a fisherman’s sailboat
  • Opportunity to visit 2 famed Rodriguan Islets - Ile Catherine & Ile aux Cocos
  • Explore the colourful marine life and stunning seascapes on your snorkelling break
  • Discover the thousands of species of rare and endemic seabirds at the Ile aux Cocos nature reserve
  • Spend some leisure time on the picturesque islets - choose to swim or laze on the beaches
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch set complete with drinks
  • A friendly expert guide to give you interesting insights throughout the day

What's Included
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Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues Island includes:

  • Exciting Boat trip in a traditional fisherman’s boat
  • Visit to Ile Catherine
  • Visit to Ile aux Cocos and the bird sanctuary
  • Leisure time on the islets
  • Swimming and snorkelling break
  • Delicious BBQ lunch served
  • A selection of drinks
  • Experienced and professional guide

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Rodrigues island.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

The car / vehicle will depend on the number of participants
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French. The drivers, citizens of Rodrigues, will be happy to provide you with information about Rodrigues and each of its sights.

There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

North-west region, Rodrigues

Start & End times:
Operational Days: Everyday
Duration: 7 hours
Activity time: 09:00 - 16:00 (Depending upon sea conditions the trip’s starting time may vary)

 


Full Description
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About the Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues Island

Enjoy a fun 7-hour trip to two of Rodrigues’ most beautiful islets, departing from the North-west region of Rodrigues. Cruise the magnificent coastlines, sailing through the clear lagoons, viewing stunning seascapes on your way to Ile Catherine and Ile aux Cocos.

Hop into a fisherman’s sailboat and enjoy your sea trip in a traditional and original way, heading towards the bejewelled Ile Catherine. 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 this lovely islet. Relax and take pleasure in this peaceful environment together with the cool sea breeze and picturesque scenery. Nothing seems to be able to disturb the peace of the place.

Your friendly skipper will make a stop at Ile Catherine for you to explore the sensational marine life at high tide. Choose to swim in the lagoon or bring your snorkelling equipment and seize this chance to explore the stunning marine life during a fascinating snorkelling session. Discover an array of bright coloured fish and rainbow-hued corals amidst the crystal waters of Rodrigues- a signature marvel of the island.

At around noon, a delicious BBQ lunch will be served. Satisfy your cravings with the tasty barbecue lunch served with salads and quench your thirst with the refreshing beverages. Dine with an exceptional view of the lagoon, in a truly secluded setting.

After your stopover at Ile Catherine, you’ll head to Ile aux Cocos which is 1.5 kilometres long and 250 metres wide, taking in more of the unique seascape until you reach the shores. A golden beach bordering the emerald waters, dotted with lush palm trees and other breathtaking creatures, unique to the islet is what you’ll come across at first. A small path travels through the centre of the island allowing you to discover the different species of birds. If you’re an avid birdwatcher, this is the time to look out for the sea birds flying around!

You will head back to the mainland of Rodrigues. Soak in the Vitamin Sea, feel the wind in your hair and watch the vast ocean just doing its thing. As you return to the shore, appreciate the sun casting long shadows across the virgin sands.

About Ile Aux Cocos

Ile aux Cocos is undergoing a growing craze - it has become the main tourist attraction of Rodrigues.

Located 4 km to the west of Rodrigues mainland, Ile aux Cocos emerges from the lagoon, creating a strip of sand where thousands of seabirds have sought shelter. When visiting the island you are sure to encounter various of birds such as the White schooners (Goélettes blanches), the virgin bird (z’oiseaux la vierge), Sooty terns (yéyé), and “macouas, maleines” - there are thousands of birds to discover making it the ideal destination for any bird watcher.

Ile aux Cocos Island is covered with coconut trees, casuarina trees and a great variety of prickly shrubs all scattered along its beautiful long sandy beaches. The voyage sometimes turns into an adventure when the tide is low. At certain places, corals and rocks are just above the surface of the water, while at others, you need to steer clear of a sandbank to avoid being stranded. The lagoon at Ile Aux Cocos is so shallow that a big part of the sailing trip to this island can be covered on foot walking in the shallow water.

About Ile Catherine

Ile Catherine, 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 particularly interesting; it is rocky and wild, offering a magnificent view of the Western coast from its peak.

Completely deserted, it is a perfect corner to find peace and tranquillity. Retreat to a secluded spot, surrounded by the turquoise lagoon - a long stretch of the crystal beach and the remains of the spectacular volcanic activity for a serene moment to refuel your soul.


What to bring/wear:
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  • Snorkelling equipment

  • Sunscreen

  • Bathing suit

  • Beach towel

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Spare clothes


Food & Beverages
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Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine (Rodrigues Island) - Lunch Menu


Comments & Notes
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  • Minimum number of participants: 12
  • Depending upon sea conditions the trip’s starting time may vary
  • The exact time of the trip will be confirmed a few days before.

Prices
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Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch  
Price per Person (Min 3 pax) 55 Euros

 


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