Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos with Lunch
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||10:00 - 13:30|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Minimum 4 participants for this tour|
Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos with Lunch - Overview
Get ready for a fun day out with sun, sea and sand!
Mauritius Attractions offers you a marine adventure, allowing you to visit the South-East of the island. This package will allow you to enjoy a glass bottom boat trip, visit and snorkel in the marine park, relax on Ile des Deux Cocos island and relish a delicious lunch at Explora Prestige Guest House. Just come as you are, hop on board, jump in the water and explore the magical world of the south east coast.
Whether it’s a bonding family day out or a catchup session with friends - you decide!
Highlights of this package:
- Action packed package with activities on land, sea and underwater
- Guided tour of the Blue Bay Marine Park by glass bottom boat
- Snorkel in the crystal clear water around the marine park
- Take time to relax on the beach of Île des Deux Cocos
- Enjoy a delicious lunch in a quaint setting on the southeast of the island
Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos with Lunch - Inclusions
- 1 hour excursion on the glass bottom boat
- Guided tour of the marine park
- Snorkelling break
- Snorkelling equipment provided: Mask and snorkel
- 1 hour stop on the Île des Deux Cocos
- Relaxation on the beach of the island
- Lunch at the Explora Prestige Guest House restaurant
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
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.
Blue Bay, South East
|Duration:||3 hours 30 minutes|
|You are requested to arrive at least 15 mins prior to activity time|
About Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos with Lunch and Snorkelling Break
Prepare for pure fun, excitement and wonder on water, underwater and on land.
Your trip begins at 10:00 am at Blue Bay Beach where you will hop on board a glass bottom boat with your partner, friends or family. The trip will begin with a briefing on safety measures to be followed on board before the engine revs up and the boat will take you to the first location, the Blue Bay Marine Park! This prized marine park of the Mauritian lagoon is where you can feast your eyes on clear blue waters and a plethora of underwater creatures. During your guided visit to the marine park, you can observe different species of colourful fish and corals through the large glass panes at the bottom of the vessel.
After the guided tour of the Blue Bay Marine Park, you will be able to dive into the waters and meet the different species living around the marine park on a snorkelling break. All the necessary equipment such as mask, tuba and other safety gear will be provided for a safe and proper snorkelling session. Throughout your dive, you will encounter many wonderful species residing in the marine park and, if you are lucky enough that day, you may also encounter turtles!
Board the boat to continue your journey. The next destination will be Ile des Deux Cocos, where you can relax on this beautiful tropical island for an hour. Seize this opportunity to relax on the sandy beach, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters.
After all that fun and relaxation, it’s time for lunch. You will be brought back to the mainland, and head over to the Explora Prestige Guest House. For lunch a 2-course menu at the guest house's restaurant awaits. Choose from a Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian Menu plus dessert and the kids aren't forgotten either, with a special menu just for them. Enjoy the freshly prepared lunch by the local chef with all local and fresh ingredients.
After spending your day exploring and discovering the southeast coast of the island, sit back, relax and live life like an islander, sharing your experience with your loved ones around the table.
About the Blue Bay Marine Park
The Blue Bay lagoon is a very rich marine area due to its incredible fauna and flora. The park spans over 353 hectares of pure marine beauty which is recognised world over as one of the most beautiful underwater ecosystems.
Blue Bay marine park starts from the lagoon and extends about one kilometre seaward from the reef crest. It is home to mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals and other marine life. There is also a wide variety of fish species, including damselfish, surgeonfish, butterflyfish, juvenile tangs, tiny pipefish and large trumpetfish.
At an average depth of 5.5 meters, with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkelling conditions are ideal. You will have a great view of the reef, fish and a large selection of corals (there are more than 50 different species of corals at the park!).
The park is protected by the international RAMSAR Convention (Convention for the Protection of all the World's Wetlands) - second in fact to Rivulet Terre Rouge for migratory birds. In order to protect marine life from negative impacts (pollution, sedimentation), Blue Bay was declared a national park in 1997 under the Wildlife and National Parks Act and in 2000 it officially became a marine protected area under the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act of 1998.
In 2008, 38 species of corals and 72 species of fish were identified in the waters. A Glass bottom boat ride and snorkelling are the best possible ways for you to admire this marine sanctuary without disturbing the ecosystem.
About Îles des Deux Cocos
In the middle of the Blue Bay Marine Park, on the southeast coast of Mauritius, lies the majestic island of Deux Cocos (the island of coconuts) which rises from the ocean to welcome you to its tropical paradise.
Fringed with sandy beaches and clear waters, this small island is also rich with native vegetation which you can discover by following one of the many walking trails. Of course, you can also just relax beneath one of the many palm trees and watch the sparkling ocean. The south coast of Ile des Deux Cocos offers dramatic views of the ocean pounding against the reefs and of the mountain range of Mauritius’ east coast.
About the Explora Prestige Guest House
The newly renovated Explora Prestige Guesthouse is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed getaway at an affordable price.
The guesthouse is conveniently located in the Blue Bay coastal area, close to the beach. You can take advantage of this proximity to take a well-deserved break by the sea and relax in peace. Lunch is available at the onsite restaurant so you do not have to go hungry during your day! Relish the mouthwatering dishes served and enjoy a hassle-free day at Explora Prestige Guesthouse.
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Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos - Lunch Menu
|Glass Bottom Boat Trip to Ile des Deux Cocos with Lunch|
|Price per Participant||49 Euros|