50 € per adult

This is a full day cruise  starting at Grand Bay in the north of Mauritius towards Gabriel Island, located near Round Island and Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius.

First of all, just after you have embarked on the catamaran, there will be a briefing about the cruise, where you’ll be heading exactly and the travel time. Next we’ll head to Gabriel island from Grand Bay and coast throughout the beautiful blue lagoon. As the catamaran will get outside the coral reefs, soon at a very far distance you’ll spot some other islands as well.

We’ll pass by Coin de Mire island, a marvelous place where you’ll admire nature at its best and see the waves crashing again some parts of the island. Arriving nearer to our destination, you’ll then see flat island and round island also. At Gabriel island, a natural reserve, you’ll enjoy some snorkeling and swimming in the turquoise water, tanning on the white sandy beach and also discover endemic birds.

After that, you’ll head back to the catamaran where you’ll have a delicious barbecue lunch with typical mauritian rice, salads, chicken BBQ, fish BBQ, hot dogs and macaroni. Not to forget as you are eating, an artist will play some guitar and sing a few songs.  A very unique experience as you’ll be enjoying your meal. All along the trip, you’ll also enjoy listening to various music.

After lunch, we’ll head back to Grand Bay with snorkeling stop at Coin de Mire island where you will enjoy the clear sea water with unimaginable views of small fishes and if you’re lucky, spot sea tortoises.. You’ll also spot lots of endemic birds flying nearby.

 

 

Overview


Duration
  • 7 hours

Start time
  • The cruise starting time is 08:30

End time
  • The cruise ending time is 16:00

Operating days
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Transportation
  • Private transportation can be arranged, for an additional fee

Highlights
  • Catamaran cruise to Gabriel island and Coin de Mire
  • Briefing on board the catamaran before sailing off Grand Bay
  • Get close views of Flat Island, Round Island and other smaller islands in the north of Mauritius
  • Friendly crew members and captain
  • Swim in the turquoise beach waters of Gabriel island
  • Relax on the white sandy beach and enjoy some tanning also
  • Delicious BBQ lunch on the catamaran including unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Enjoy listening to music all along the trip, also listen to live music
  • Snorkel in clear water near Coin de Mire island and discover amazing aquatic life with colourful fish
  • Cruise back to Grand Bay

Itinerary


Board the catamaran at 08:45am
  • Briefing by the crew members which will take only 5 minutes, before departing to Gabriel island from Grand Bay. The staff will explain everything about the trip, where you’ll be heading exactly, what to expect. The trip duration to the island takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Start sail
  • Start sail at 09:00am to Gabriel island. The catamaran will pass by Coin de Mire

Arrival to Gabriel island
  • At about 10:30am, you’ll reach the island. You’ll disembark on a small boat to Gabriel. You can enjoy tanning on white sandy beach, swim in the blue turquoise lagoon and even enjoy some snorkeling too. Don’t forget to take some awesome photos too.

BBQ lunch on the catamaran
  • At approximately 12:30, you’ll start leaving Gabriel island and head back on board the catamaran. You’ll have a delicious barbecue lunch consisting of chicken, fish, hotdogs, fresh salads, typical Mauritian rice and bread. Listen to some live music by one of the crew members while enjoying your meal. Unlimited alcoholic drinks such as beers, wine and soft drinks are available all along the trip.

Sail back to Grand Bay
  • After lunch, at around 2pm, the catamaran will sail back to Grand Bay. It will stop at Coin de Mire, another awesome island with protected nature reserve. You’ll be able to enjoy snorkelling in the lagoon and spot marvelous aquatic life and colourful small fish. You’ll also spot lots of endemic birds flying all around the island. At last, at 4pm, you’ll arrive back to Grand Bay beach.

Useful Info


What to bring?
  • Hats
  • T-shirts
  • Sun cream
  • Swimsuits
  • Cameras
  • Snorkeling equipment (optional)

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

55 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)

A few hours in paradise

July 3, 2019

An essential outing if you like catamaran, sea, snorkeling. We were fortunate enough to be able to make this trip one day when the sky was gray on Mauritius and opened on the ocean.

Walter

Paradise again

April 29, 2019

Yes it is still paradise , the islet Gabriel, a moment out of time, exceptional colors, decors of turquoise , multicolored fish, ….. yes there are people but it’s still preserved … enjoy it From Grand Bay by catamaran direction Coin de Mire, a happiness, once past the Coin de Mire, it is more stormy (if you have seasickness, look at the horizon and / or take a medicine). Lunch on board very nice and in quantities ….

Mary Jane

Incroyable journée

April 16, 2019

Un tel plaisir lors de notre voyage à l’ilot Gabriel. C’est une petite île au large de la côte nord de l’île Maurice. Le personnel était gentil accueillant et divertissant. Nous voudrions remercier l’équipage pour le bon divertissement et les interactions des passagers. La nourriture était très savoureuse BBQ avec poisson, poulet, salade de pâtes et saucisses.

Pierrot