4-Day Shared Luxury Catamaran Cruise along West & North Coasts
|Operating Days||Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||For 3 Nights and 4 Days, you will enjoy a luxurious stay in a private cabin aboard a shared catamaran.|
4-Day Shared Luxury Catamaran Cruise along the West & North Coasts of Mauritius
Spend an unforgettable week with your friends or partner cruising along the splendid North and West coastlines of Mauritius aboard a luxury catamaran.
Once you step on board, you will be welcomed by an amazing crew who will provide you with a highly personalised service on your 4-day trip. After a short briefing on safety and the adventure that awaits you, the catamaran will set sail along the scenic west coast.
Experience a fun-filled 4-day journey and enjoy a completely stress-free trip with a professional crew assisting you onboard from dawn to dusk. Spend your time on the catamaran sunbathing, trying out fun watersports or simply by spending quality time with your loved ones in an utmost intimate setting while taking in gorgeous surrounding views of the beautiful north and west coasts of Mauritius.
You will also be able to relish 3 complimentary meals, featuring a selection of flavoursome dishes, on each day of the trip. On the second day of your trip, the catamaran will set sail to the North coast of the island, one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius. As the catamaran glides smoothly over the calm waters of the lagoon, you will have the chance to have a splendid view over its impressive shoreline. Should you opt for the excursions package, you will have the amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins, as well as visit one of the most iconic gardens in the Southern Hemisphere.
This luxury catamaran cruise will be an incredible adventure that will undoubtedly leave you with very fond memories to look back on after your days under the tropical sun are over.
Included in your 4-Day Shared Cruise along the West & North Coasts of Mauritius:
- Accommodation in private double cabin with private bathroom
- Full board meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Steward/cook onboard
- 1 set of linen, towels and beach towels offered per person/week
- Snorkelling equipment & sea kayak offered
Note: all consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water) and insurance for the yacht and passengers are also included in the package.
Itinerary of the 4-Day Shared Luxury Catamaran Cruise along West & North Coasts of Mauritius
Day 1 Wednesday: Black River – Benitiers Lagoon (West Coast)
Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed aboard the catamaran at La Balise Marina, in Black River located in the west of the island. You will embark on the catamaran at 1 p.m., where you will receive a briefing on safety measures and your daily schedule of the 4-day catamaran cruise. The catamaran will then head towards the lagoon of Benitiers.
You will spend the afternoon in this beautiful spot, admiring the sunset and in clear weather conditions, you will even have the chance to see the highest point of Reunion Island on the horizon, should weather conditions permit.
Day 2 Thursday: Benitiers Lagoon –Mont Choisy (North Coast)
In the morning you will have the opportunity to swim with dolphins (offered for a supplement).Unlike other services that limit a swim with dolphins’ to shallow water encounters, we provide the unique opportunity to enter the dolphins’ natural environment and enjoy an encounter with the dolphins in open sea. Dolphins are one of the most fantastic creatures that live in the ocean - a symbol of intelligence and grace.
After this delightful early adventure, you will get back to the catamaran for breakfast, before the catamaran sets sail to the lagoon of Mont Choisy. You will enjoy the rest of the day in this wonderful mooring where a beautiful beach shaded by filaos welcomes you for an idyllic afternoon with refreshing swim breaks. At dusk, you will get to enjoy a beautiful sunset with the Moka mountain range in the background.
Day 3 Friday: Mont Choisy – Grand Baie (North Coast)
After breakfast, relax and spend the morning exploring the beautiful lagoon of Mont Choisy; enjoy swimming, snorkelling and kayaking in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
If you booked the optional excursions package, you will then have the opportunity to visit the sugar museum and the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Discover the lush vegetation and exceptional flora of the oldest botanical garden in Mauritius, whilst also learning more about the history and culture of sugarcane, that helped shape the identity and economy of the island.
After this excursion, the catamaran will sail further north, and depending on the meteorological conditions, will moor at the bottom of the Coin de Mire cliff or in the Merville lagoon for you to have a splendid snorkelling session and explore the exotic marine life of the Mauritian lagoon.
You will spend the night in the calm lagoon of Grand Baie – you will have the choice to get off the catamaran and enjoy the vibrant nightlife Grand Baie is known for or spend a quiet evening onboard.
Day 4 Saturday: Grand Bay (North Coast)
Enjoy your final breakfast onboard before disembarking at 8 a.m.
About the Northern Islets of Mauritius:
About Coin de Mire
Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin, situated 8 km north of Mauritius, is well known by divers as one of the best diving sites of the north of Mauritius. At an average depth of 6 meters (depth ranges from 3-9 meters), with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal year-round.
The island is a nature reserve and as such it is not possible to go on the island. For those who enjoy bird watching, a number of native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as the famous Mauritius national bird - the 'pailles en queue. Coin de Mire’s highest point is at 142 meters.
Optional Excursions Package (at a supplement):
Dolphins live in pods of around 20 individuals or more and can be observed swimming casually from Tamarin (on the west coast of Mauritius) on their way to the deep sea off the coast of le Morne peninsula, early in the morning.
Explore the spectacular lives of dolphins in their natural aquatic habitat by immersing yourself in the adventure of a lifetime and swim with these magnificent marine mammals in crystal clear waters.
Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience which will not only bring you into contact with wonderful animals but will also allow you to admire the strikingly beautiful lagoon and unspoiled underwater landscapes.
Day 3: Visit of the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens + Sugar Estate Museum
The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius.
The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousses.
The botanical garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later to become the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. It is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among which are the famous Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more.
One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also exhibited here.
By following the trail of the Sugar Adventure with over 250 years of history, you can trace the history of the whole country.
The tour of the old sugar mill, which has been transformed into a modern museum, lasts about an hour and a half.
The adventure starts behind the facade of the factory building, with tales woven around the life story of sugar, which for long period of time has been the main product of Mauritius.
You will then visit the enormous factory, its decade-old machines decked with a thousand lights. A sugarcane hedge leads the way to the fully restored and converted sugar factory where films evoking the early years of Mauritius appear on giant screens.
The factory was used until the 1970s to transport sacks of sugar in the port. Today you can see how the docks used to be in those times and discover their importance to Mauritius.
Food & Beverages on-board
The 4-Day Shared Luxury Catamaran Cruise’s Daily Menu includes:
- Egg, Bacon, Bread, Butter, Jam, Fruit
- Option 1 – Pasta Salad
- Option 2 – BBQ Chicken, Fish & Sausages and salad
- Option 3 – Paned Chicken
- Option 4 – Carbonara
- Option 5 – Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce
- Option 6 – Bread with ham and salad
- Option 1 – Rice with Fish curry
- Option 2 – Meat with either rice or bread
- Option 3 – Rice with lamp
- Option 4 – Rice with Octopus
- Option 5 – Rice with lentils and beef sausages
- Option 6 – Bol Renversé (Magic Bowl)
- Option 7 – Rice or bread with Chop suey
Beverages - Tea, Coffee, Water and Juice
About the Catamaran – Lagoon 440
The Lagoon 440 is a 13,6 m catamaran with plenty of room for lounging, dining and sunbathing on the deck. This perfect boat for a sailing holiday features 4 cosy cabins and 4 ensuite WCs to accommodate 8 guests and 2 crew members.
The Lagoon 440 has a reputation for being an ideal catamaran cruiser with an excellent combination of performance, innovative layout and ergonomics. The saloon offers a 360-degree panoramic view while large hull fixed windows bring in lots of natural light, offering an unequalled view on the outside while being discrete for its occupants.
Catamaran Lagoon 440 - Specifications
Model: Lagoon 440
Length: 13,6 Meters
Beam: 7,70 Meters
Electrical Equipment: Solar Panels & Wing Generator, Battery Bank
Electronic Equipment: Autopilot, Radar, Chart plotter, Wind Speed & Direction, Dept Sounder, Vhf Radio, Epirb
Facilities on board
- 4 Double Cabins
- 4 En-suite bathrooms
- Deck shower
- Electronic equipment: Autopilot, Radar, Chart Plotter Wind Speed & Solar Panels
- Gear provided: kayaks, snorkeling equipment & safety equipment
- Activity Time: Wednesday 13:00 - Saturday 08:00
- Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days
- Embarkation point: La Balise Marina – Black River
- Disembarkation point: Sunset Boulevard - Grand Bay
- The shipowner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran offering the same conditions of comfort and service.
- Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for technical and/or weather reasons
Mandatory Cash Box: 105 euros per person (payable onsite)
- Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
- Mooring fees
- Possible re-fills of water, fuel, gas, fresh products
- Miscellaneous: repurchase of broken crockery, lost fishing lines or lures, etc.
For technical maintenance purposes, the cruise will not be available as from:
- 15th April 2020 to 27th May 2020
- 30th September 2020 to 25th November 2020
- Single Cabin: 1,106 Euros /person
- Double Cabin: 790 Euros /person
Mandatory Cash Box: 105 Euros per person (payable onsite)
- Swim with Dolphins: 42 Euros/ person
- Visit To The Mauritius National Botanical Garden: 8 Euros /person
- Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory: 10 Euros /person