Day Trip To Ile Aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||6 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||09:30 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Minimum number of participants: 3|
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 at Pointe Diable located in the Northwest of Rodrigues Island. Enjoy a boat trip cruising the calm waters of the Rodriguan lagoon, discover the popular Ile aux Cocos and once you’ve made landfall on Ile Catherine, enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by your skipper on the island.
Highlights of this Activity:
- A marvellous 6..5 hour trip to 2 famed Rodriguan Islets - Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine
- Discover the colourful marine life and stunning seascapes on your snorkelling break
- Spend some leisure time on the picturesque islets - choose to swim or laze on the beaches
- Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch set on the beach complete with drinks
- A friendly expert guide to give you interesting insights throughout the day
Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues Island includes:
- Boat trip
- Visit to Ile aux Cocos
- Visit to Ile Catherine
- Leisure time on the islets
- Swimming and snorkelling break
- Delicious BBQ lunch served on the beach of Ile Catherine
- A selection of drinks
- Experienced and professional guide
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Rodrigues island.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
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.
Pointe Diable, Rodrigues
|Activity time:||09:30 - 16:00 (Depending upon sea conditions the trip’s starting time may vary)|
About the Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch - Rodrigues Island
Enjoy a fun 6.5 hours trip to one of Rodrigues’ most beautiful islets, departing from Pointe Diable. Cruise the magnificent coastlines, sailing through the clear lagoons, viewing stunning seascapes on your way to Ile aux Cocos and Ile Catherine.
Your friendly skipper will make a stop at some point for you to explore the sensational marine life. Discover an array of bright coloured fish and rainbow-hued corals amidst the crystal waters of Rodrigues- a signature marvel of the island.
You’ll then continue your journey towards 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.
After your stopover at Ile aux Cocos, you’ll head to 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.
At around noon, a delicious BBQ lunch will be served on the beach. Satisfy your cravings with the tasty barbecue lunch and quench your thirst with the refreshing beverages. Dine with an exceptional view of the lagoon, in a truly secluded setting.
During your time on Ile Catherine, you can choose to swim in the lagoon or if you wish to snorkel onsite; we suggest bringing along your own equipment. Sometimes you may see the few fishermen who come to the island, looking for shelter at times to rest.
You will head back to Pointe Diable. 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.
|Day Trip To Ile aux Cocos & Ile Catherine with Lunch|
|Price per Person (Min 3 pax)||45 Euros|