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Location North East
Operating Days All Days
Duration 6 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 09:30 - 16:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment This trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
North East
Operating Days
All Days
6 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time
09:30 - 16:00
Offered as Supplement
This trip is not recommended for pregnant women.

from 67€

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Overview & Highlights

Full Day Trip to Bernaches Island aboard a Catamaran Cruise - Overview

Whilst holidaying on paradise island, why not explore one of the equally mesmerising neighbouring islets? Hop on a 6-hour catamaran cruise and head North East to the majestic Bernaches Island! This pristine islet is known for its ideal settings that guarantees a relaxing day in the sun and unwinding on one of the postcard-perfect beaches.

Along the way, make the most of the best swimming and snorkelling spots, then drop anchor to have a delicious barbecue lunch and sip drinks on the boat. Brought to you by Mauritius Attractions, this cruise is designed to give you a full day of relaxation and fun!

Highlights of this package:

  • Enjoy a full day catamaran cruise on a splendid catamaran boat
  • Relax and contemplate the natural beauty at Bernaches Island
  • Savour a delicious BBQ lunch on board, complemented with drinks
  • Jump in the magnificent azure sea for a snorkelling break
  • Opt for the Private Option for full exclusivity with your loved ones

What's Included

Full Day Catamaran Cruise along the Northern Coast to Bernaches Island (Mauritius) Package Inclusions:

  • Full day excursion at sea
  • Catamaran Cruise to Bernaches Island on a shared basis
  • Snorkelling break
  • Tasty BBQ Lunch
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Snorkelling equipment & life jackets
  • Optional: Special Group Offer on a Private basis available (excluding or including F&B)

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any place / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.

Meeting Point & Times
Meeting Point:

Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel Jetty, Grand Gaube, Northern Region

Start & End times:
Operating Days: Adults Only Cruise - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Only

Normal Cruise (Including Children as from 3 yrs) - Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Duration: 6 hrs 30 mins
Meeting Time: 09:30
Return Time: 16:00


Day Itinerary

Full Day Cruise to Bernaches Island - Itinerary

  • Meeting at 09:30 (Sharp) next to Paul & Virginie Public Beach for the embarking process
  • Departure at 10:00 from Paul & Virginie Hotel Jetty, Grand Gaube
  • Sail to the North East coast next to La Mangrove at Amber Island
  • Stop for swimming and snorkelling with crew assistance 
  • Lunch will be served on board before sailing to Bernaches Island
  • Stop on Bernaches Island to relax during the day and discover the Island's sandy beaches and lagoon
  • Set sail from Bernaches Island around 14:30 to reach Veranda Paul & Virginie' jetty around 16:00
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Full Description

About the Catamaran Cruise in Mauritius - Full Day Trip to Bernaches Island with Private Option

Treat yourself to an exceptional day, which will be one of the most exciting moments of your vacation in Mauritius - an unforgettable cruise to Bernaches Island. Grab the whole squad or your entire family and head to Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa in Grand Gaube for this unparalleled catamaran trip.

You can share the cruise with other guests or if your group is large enough in number, you can simply rent the whole catamaran with the private group offer available and cruise in exclusivity - with optional food & beverages for a supplement. 

Enjoy spending a day cruising through the crystal waters of the northern lagoon, breathtaking scenery all around, a fun snorkelling session, explore the local marine life, and savour a mouthwatering BBQ lunch. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true pure fun and relaxation.

Your journey will start from the jetty of Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa where you will embark on the sumptuous catamaran and sail to the North East Coast next to the mangroves. Bask in the warm sunlight and enjoy beautiful views of the lush green nature along the way.

You will eventually stop for a snorkelling break to dive into the clear and warm waters of the lagoon and discover the vivid marine life you've always heard about. Snorkelling equipment will be available on board so you can just relax and have fun.

After this rejuvenating swim, feast on a delicious on-board barbecue lunch featuring a variety of salads, grilled fish and chicken and garlic bread. To quench your thirst, gulp down soft drinks, water, fruit juices, rum, beer and wine. An alternative lunch will be served to vegetarian guests (upon request only).

Once lunchtime is over, you will stop at Bernaches Island to relax and take in the natural beauty surrounding you. Marvel at the stunning sea views, feel the salty breeze in your hair or go for a refreshing swim in the tantalising lagoon.

At around 14h30 you will board the catamaran and head back to the jetty with a heart full of memories that will last a lifetime…

About Bernaches Island

Bernaches Island is less than 2 acres. This incredible islet is also known as Pointe Bernache or as Ilot Bernaches and is part of Ile d'Ambre. Its white sandy beaches and scintillating turquoise water will tempt you for a refreshing swim.

You will likely spot a few casuarina trees and some species of grass and shrubs. There are one or two beautiful stretches of sandy beaches and the rest of the island's beaches are made up of rocks and boulders.

What to bring/wear
  • Bag
  • Swimsuits
  • Change of clothes
  • Sand shoes
  • Beach towels
  • Hats
  • Extra sunscreen
  • Cameras
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof jacket (light showers may occur)

Food & Beverages

Day Trip to Bernaches Island (Mauritius) - Lunch Menu

Comments & Notes

In June and July 2024, clients are required to access the jetty and embark on the catamaran via the public beach adjacent to Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa since the hotel will be under renovation.

  • Minimum number of participants: 6 pax
  • Shared Catamaran: If the minimum number of participants has not been met, your preferred date may change by the service provider and the new date will be communicated to you accordingly.
  • Private Catamaran: up to 21 participants
  • Children under 3 years old will NOT be accepted on the cruise.
  • Reservation required 48 hours in advance by phone & subject to availability
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on the catamaran. Clients may smoke when they are at the island/s.
  • Snorkelling equipment is provided and disinfected on a daily basis after each trip.
  • Beach Towels are not provided; you’re therefore advised to bring your own.
  • Customers are required to arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.
  • This trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Activity is still carried out under rain unless safety is compromised.
  • The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.
  • Note: Kindly inform us in advance if you are vegetarian so that a veg lunch can be prepared for you.
  • Special Group Offer on an exclusive basis available (excluding or including F&B). To be noted, the F&B supplement is only for Exclusivity Trips.

Catamaran Cruise to Bernaches Island - Full Day Trip (Shared Basis)  
Price per Adult 67 Euros
Price per Child (5-12 years) 37 Euros


Catamaran Cruise to Bernaches Island - Full Day Trip (Exclusivity)  
Bareboat Exclusivity (Up to 21 Persons) 769 Euros
F&B Supplement per Person 32 Euros

Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.


(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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