Full Day Private Luxury Yacht Cruise - Dolphin Watching & Lunch
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||10:00 - 16:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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Full Day Private Luxury Yacht Cruise – Dolphin Watching & Lunch
Treat yourself to a full day private, luxury cruise with your loved ones aboard the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40, cruising along the south-west coast of Mauritius.
Glide on the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean to discover the wonderful coastal landscapes of Mauritius and take in stunning views of the turquoise blue sea while having a great time onboard. The lavish Beneteau GT 40 yacht was meticulously designed by the talented pair Nuvolari & Lenard to offer guests utmost comfort paired with unrivalled elegance in a boat.
While cruising, you will have the splendid chance of spotting the pod of dolphins that have made the south-west coast of Mauritius their resting place before going back to the deep sea. A delicious lunch will also be served onboard, complemented by a selection of beverages.
You and your guests will be the only ones aboard and are guaranteed exclusivity and privacy with friendly attendants to personally cater for your every need.
Full Day Cruise Itinerary
- Departure at 10 a.m. from La Balise Marina, Black River
- Sail to La Preneuse
- Sail near the Crystal Rock or Le Morne Brabant (depending on weather conditions)
- Sail back to Tamarin Bay at 4 p.m.
Additional Information on the Full Day Private Luxury Yacht Cruise – Dolphin Watching & Lunch
The cruise begins with you boarding a first-class yacht at La Balise Marina, in the bay of Black River at 10 a.m. You will sail along the south-west coast through Tamarin Bay, into the stunning lagoon of La Preneuse.
The state-of-the-art yacht is equipped with a large sunroof and sliding side windows that can be pushed back, allowing you to fully enjoy the surrounding coastal views with the sensation of the warm sun and cool sea breeze on your skin. On the other hand, should you wish to unwind in a cool and sheltered setting, the cockpit of the lavish vessel conceived as a huge living space, offers the utmost comfort and luxury while cruising.
Setting sail towards Crystal Rock, near Benitiers Island, with some luck you might be able to spot dolphins in the vicinity of the yacht. This is a splendid chance to witness these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to take out your camera to immortalize this special moment.
The vessel will then set sail to the south west tip of the island as you enjoy a relaxing time onboard, enjoying a taste of unsurpassed luxury and first-class treatment. While sailing along, you will be able to catch breathtaking views of the majestic Le Morne Mountain, together with the surrounding stunning coves and lagoon.
Relish on a delightful lunch featuring a varied range of delectable dishes served on-board along with a selection of beverages, before heading back to Tamarin Bay at 4 p.m.
This full day cruise will surely be a memorable experience that you will cherish.
Food & Beverages Onboard
- Homemade black pepper beef jerky
- Scone with cream
- “Poisson Noble” with capers, tomato and olives in papillote
- Princess prawn’s brochette with ginger, lemon and coriander
- Five spices beef brochette
- Brochette calamari steak with black bean
- Beetroots and goat cheese salad
- Couscous salad with dried fruits and mint
- Roasted eggplant salad
- Baguette with spicy tomato chutney and olive tapenade
- BBQ Fruit brochettes with mint
Tea Time Snack
- Flavoured popcorn
Premium Lobster (for a supplement)
- ½ spiny Lobster (approximately 300 - 350 grams)
- Grilled on the BBQ with pineapple, cherry tomatoes and lime salsa
Beverages: A selection of drinks
About the Vessel
The Gran Turismo 40 recreates the sport cruiser concept. Designed by the talented Nuvolari and Lenard, this novel variation offers as much pleasure to the eye as sensations and driving. The slender line of the Gran Turismo 40, underlined by a hardtop and well-designed side glazing, emphasize its pronounced “sporty character”.
The upper deck is an ideal place for spending the day, enjoying the great views all around, or for sunbathing. Facing the spacious saloon, a proper fully-fitted galley complements the deck galley. The Gran Tursimo stands out for its habitability with two rooms and a bathroom with separate shower.
The conversion of the cockpit seating into huge sun-loungers increases the relaxation space, adding to the already generous 4m² sunbathing area with removable backrests up on the fore deck. Lowering to just below the water's surface, the motorized swim platform stabilises the boat at anchor, holds the dinghy when underway and offers easy access to the water for leisure activities.
All this and many more great facilities are available on-board, guaranteeing a top luxurious cruise experience and maximum comfort, fun and entertainment.
Vessel type: Monohull
Number of pax: 10 Max
- Electric bathing platform
- BBQ facilities
- Teak on cockpit floor and bathing platform
- Forward sunbathing mattresses
- Lounge in cockpit area
- Complete fusion sound system
- Air conditioning
- Led underwater lights
- Beach towels
- Snorkelling equipment
- WiFi onboard
- The cruise departs from La Balise Marina, Black River, on the south-west coast.
- The maximum capacity of the boat is of 10 passengers.
- Note: This excursion/itinerary depends solely on climatic conditions
- This day cruise is offered on private-exclusive basis only
Dolphins in Mauritius
Dolphins are one of the most fantastic creatures that live in the ocean. The dolphins, while cheerful and playful are also a symbol of intelligence and grace. Dolphins live in pods of about 20 individuals or more and can be observed in the early morning, swimming along the west coast of Mauritius- from Tamarin to the deep sea, off the south coast of Le Morne Peninsula. The Dolphins, the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin, have made the southern-west Coast of Mauritius a place for them to rest and sleep before going to the deep sea for their fishing.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are Grey in colour, can be between 2 and 4 meters (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups called pods that typically are of 15 dolphins, but it is also possible to find groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 dolphins. Their diet consists mainly of small fish.
The Spinner Dolphin is dark grey, with darker patches in the tail stock, back and throat. Usually it has creamy-white patch on the belly though this varies considerably. The beak is distinctively long and thin, with a dark tip. The fins too are lengthy for dolphins of this size. Adults have varied in size from 129 cm to 235 cm and weight from 23 kg to 78 kg.
The gestation period is 10 months. Individuals reach maturity at 4-7 years (females) and 7-10 years (males). Longevity is unknown. Spinners congregate in groups that vary from just a few dolphins to great schools numbering in the thousands.
- Price for the boat: 1590 Euros
- Price per Participant (Food & Beverages included): 60 Euros
- Lobster Supplement: 39 Euros
Important Details to Submit
In order to process your booking, you MUST provide the following details at the comment box during the order process:
- Name of each participant as per their passports