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84% Level of Satisfaction Based on 8 reviews
Location South East
Operating Days All Days
Duration 8 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 08:00 - 16:30
Transportation Included in price
Comment On Sunday Ile aux Aigrettes closes at 12:00
from 60€

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Overview & Highlights
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Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg Private Tour - Overview

Enjoy a Private Full day Tour of over 8 hours to the beautiful South East area of Mauritius. Nature and sea lovers will not want to miss this tour!

Relish this astonishing tour in an air-conditioned vehicle for your comfort, including a glass bottom boat ride of one hour, a guided visit and snorkeling break in Blue Bay Marine Park, arguably the best snorkeling location in Mauritius. You will also visit the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island, the volcanic islet with many endemic animals/plants and explore the Mahebourg city which is famous for its historical sites. At the end of this trip, you can choose to savor a delicious 3-course lunch at Le Belle Creole Restaurant which is famous for its Mauritian cuisine.

As part of this package, you will be able to:

  • Experience the unique underwater world and diversity of the Blue Bay Marine Park
  • Enjoy great views of the fish and corals through the glass-bottom boat or by snorkeling for one hour
  • Stop by Ile aux Aigrettes to discover and learn about the endemic plants and animals
  • Visit Mahebourg historical sites and shop at the market for souvenirs and artisanal products
  • Learn about the History of Mauritius and the epic naval battles
  • Delicious lunch menu at La Belle Creole restaurant (Optional)

What's Included
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Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg Private Tour includes:

  • Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay Marine Park including snorkeling for 1 hour
  • Guided visit of the marine park
  • Snorkelling gear provided (though it is highly recommended to bring your own for sanitary reasons)
  • Visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island
  • Stop at Blue Bay beach
  • Visit of the Mahebourg town
  • Visit of the Naval Museum of Mahebourg
  • All excursions charges ( Blue Bay Marine Park, Ile Aux Aigrettes)
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights
  • Optional lunch menu at La Belle Creole restaurant

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Transportation & Driver Details
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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 organize 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
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Meeting Point:

Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Duration:  The duration of the private shopping tour is 8 hours 30 mins
Operational Days:  Everyday
Departure Time:  08:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return Time:  16:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Pick up from your accommodation at 08:00
  • Snorkeling at Blue Bay Marine Park
  • Visit to Ile Aux Aigrettes
  • Explore the Mahebourg city
  • Visit the National Naval History Museum of Mahebourg
  • Enjoy a delicious Lunch at La Belle Creole Restaurant ( Optional )
  • Drop off to your accommodation by 16:30

*Itinerary subject to change

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Full Description
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Ile Aux Aigrettes, Blue Bay Marine Park, Mahebourg - Private Tour

As part of this package you will get to explore the southeast area of Mauritius. A coastal region rich in history and where you will depart to explore the magnificent marine park and Ile Aux Aigrettes - a real treat for sea and animal lovers.

This full day private tour will also have you enjoy a visit to the Mahebourg town, Blue Bay beach, and you will get to travel by Glass Bottom Boat to explore Blue Bay Marine Park where you will be able to snorkel.

1 hour Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay Marine Park

The Blue Bay Marine Park, situated on the South East coast of Mauritius near Mahebourg, is one of the best places to see the beautiful marine life and to go snorkeling in Mauritius. At the Marine Park, you can decide to see the underwater world onboard the boat through its glass bottom, or to jump into the water for some swimming and snorkeling.

Snorkeling at the park is highly recommended as the colorful fauna and flora found at the park is absolutely stunning. At an average depth of 5.5 meters, with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal. You will have a great view of the reef, fish and of the large selection of corals (there are more than 50 different species of corals at the park!).

Blue Bay Marine Park is home to mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. There is also a wide variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish. All these make the glass bottom boat trip at the Marine Park a wondrous experience.

After the Glass bottom boat trip, you will have some free time to enjoy lunch at the Belle Creole Restaurant for an additional cost, or at Mahebourg (optional).

The Glass Bottom boat trip: This 1 hour glass bottom boat trip departs every day directly from the Blue Bay public beach, offering very easy and quick access to the Blue Bay Marine Park. The boat trip takes less than 5 minutes each way, offering you maximum time to enjoy at the Blue Bay Marine Park.

Once at the Blue Bay Marine Park, you can choose to stay on-board the glass bottom boat, or to enjoy some swimming and snorkeling. Since this trip departs directly from the Blue Bay beach you are sure to save precious time on travelling by boat, making it the ideal option for families with young children or for those with very little time to spare.

Comments

  • The Glass Bottom Boat trip from Blue Bay departs every day between 8.30am and 4.00pm, with the last boat departing at 3.00pm.
  • The experience and snorkeling time for both trips is the same.
  • Snorkelling mask and scuba are provided but you are highly advised to bring your own for sanitary reasons.

Visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island

The Ile aux Aigrettes tour includes a short boat trip to the island (about 10 minutes each way) and a 1.5 hours tour of the animal sanctuary of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.

Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island (25 hectares) just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg. The island has been declared a nature conservation site and today is being preserved by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.

The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and half hours with an additional 10 minutes each way for the boat trip. As part of this tour you will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with an expert guide alongside leading the way. You will discover plants and animals, unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world. Some of them have come close to extinction like the pink pigeon, a bird that was in danger of extinction for many years.

You will also visit the indigenous plant nursery. There you should look out for the rare pink pigeon, the Mauritius Kestrel, endangered skinks and of course the giant tortoises. When visiting Ile aux Aigrettes you will get to see breath-taking scenery of the South East of Mauritius, and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius. You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.

At the end of the tour, you will get to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop at the Visitors’ Centre. All revenues from the tour and from the gift shop are reinvested in the restoration and preservations of Ile aux Aigrettes. Following the tour to Ile aux Aigrettes, you will travel by motor boat back to Pointe Jerome.

Blue Bay Beach

Blue Bay Beach located near the town of Mahebourg. One of the most striking features of the blue bay beach is its crystal clear waters with the light tinge of blue that gives it a feeling of glow and purity. The beach has very soft powder like sand and is a great place where you can sunbathe lying down. The studies have identified more than 50 different types of corals and many different types of marine life in the waters of the Blue bay Beach.

The beach is also a very well maintained and peaceful place. There are plenty of food outlets where you get food like burgers, fries, sandwiches etc. many local shops are also located where you can buy artifacts and collect souvenirs.

Visit to Mahebourg Town

Mahebourg is named after Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, who was one of the most successful governors of the French occupation of the island. The well-planned wide streets in the old section of Mahébourg still bear testimony to the Dutch and French colonial past.

In Mahebourg you will have free time to visit the Historical Naval Museum, travel the city streets and enjoy shopping at the town center.

Visit to the National Naval History Museum

In Mahebourg you will have free time to visit the Historical Naval Museum. The Museum is inside a beautiful colonial mansion dated from the French occupation. It contains historical gems and artifacts. A visit to the museum will surely take you back in time, when the island was still a vast land of forests and free walking dodo birds and giant tortoises.


Food & Beverages
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As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful La Belle Creole Restaurant. Ideally located on the beachfront, you will come across a charming Mediterranean-style deck, which proposes delicious dishes prepared with much skill by the chef to offer you a relaxed dining experience with beautiful scenery. La Belle Creole Restaurant is inspired by local Mauritian touches and using the freshest quality products.

You can choose a 3- course set menu from the selection detailed here below:


Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of vehicles do you offer for sightseeing tours? minus_icon

Mauritius Attractions offers a selection of transportation for the sightseeing tours and you can choose from these vehicles types:

  • Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
  • 6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
  • Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
  • Minibus - Up to 22 passengers
Can the tours be customized accordingly to our preferences? minus_icon

Mauritius Attractions offers various sightseeing tours in private transfers with professional drivers who will show you around and inform you on each of the sights. You can customize and visit many sights as per your preferences but note that its should be under the time limitation and travel distance. We do provide additional hours at additional cost if you would like to extend your sightseeing tours or if ever you exceed your hours for the tour.

Can we be pick up and drop off at different location? minus_icon

The sightseeing tours which Mauritius Attractions does offer in a private vehicle includes a pick up and drop off ( same hotel ) from anywhere in Mauritius. But if you swapping hotel and booking a sightseeing tour with a drop off to another hotel, then note that there is an additional fees to be paid either with our drivers or online with a link being provided to you. Same can be informed by contacting our customer service

Does the driver accompany us at each sight? minus_icon

A personal driver guide is here to show you around and inform you on each of the sights. but not accompanying you inside a particular attraction.

Are the entrance tickets included in each sightseeing tour? minus_icon

All the sightseeing tours include the entry tickets to all the sights whicch is as part of each tour. Unless mentioned on the sightseeing that Only the transportation is included.

Can we visit different regions' sights in the same day? minus_icon

Mauritius Attractions always make sure that to meet each client's expectation and our commitment is to provide good customer service. For the convenience of our clients, we have the Mauritius Tour Package Planner which allows to choose attractions from any region of the island.

Do you have the option to book lunch as part of the sightseeing tours? minus_icon

All the sightseeing tours included the Option to book lunch unless mentioned on the sightseeing tour that the lunch is included. We always recommend to have lunch at the mentioned/chosen restaurants as you will not have any hassle to look for any other restaurants and this will save you time.

Do you make arrangement for people with dietary restrictions ? minus_icon

Should you have any dietary requirements, kindly notify our customer service for all your request in advance in order to do the necessary.

Do you offer baby seats for the sightseeing tours? minus_icon

Sightseeing tours are one of the best activities in Mauritius which allow to explore natural environment, man-made attractions, the multi-ethnic and cultural diversity of the population among others. This activity can be done by all age group. Families who have small babies and want to book the sightseeing tours, they do not have to worry about the comfort of the toddlers as we do offer baby/child seat which is provided at a supplement. Please do contact our customer service who will be happy to arrange it for you and you can either pay online or directly with our drivers.

Are all the sightseeing tours operational everyday? minus_icon

All the sightseeing tours which are displayed on our wesbite are offered everyday unless mentioned about the Operating days of each tour.

Which sightseeing tour is the best for families? minus_icon

All the sightseeing tours which we offer are good for the families yet we do recommend these below ones which are best where each of the family member can enjoy:

Which sightseeing tour allows to discover the historical side of Mauritius? minus_icon

Each sightseeing tour has its own places of interest which allows you to discover Mauritius accordingly. Every person has its own preferences and Mauritius Attractions makes sure to meet the expectations of each client. As part of the Heritage Tour - History Tour Of Mauritius, you will have an unique opportunity to go back in time and discover the secrets of Mauritius from its very early days.

As Mauritius is a multicultural island, do you offer a sightseeing tour to discover the religious sites? minus_icon

Mauritius is a multicultural and ethnically diverse country. Mauritius Attractions offers you the priviledge to experience the rich Mauritian culture and heritage of the people through a tailor-made tour that will take you through the most popular holy sanctuaries in the North. You can discover the history and religious significance of Mauritius by booking the Private Cultural Sightseeing Tour in the North of Mauritius.

In case, we prefer to stay longer at a particular sight, does it affect the whole sightseeing tour? minus_icon

All the sightseeing tours which Mauritius Attractions offer, have already been planned accordingly to the time limitation. Yet, note that if you spend extra time at a particular sight, this might change the whole itinerary. And in between you have less time at other sights or miss any of the mentioned sights, then please note Mauritius Attractions is not held responsible. That is why we recommend to book either the Mauritius Tour Package Planner or Customize Private Tour In Mauritius where you have your flexibility to plan your itinerary.

How many days in advance should we book any sightseeing tours? minus_icon

For the sightseeings tours, we do recommend finalizing the booking enough time at least 5-6 working days in advance during any period during the year.

Are the sightseeing tours cancelled during bad weather? minus_icon

If there is light rain and it does not affect the sightseeing tours, then the tours are maintained. Sightseeing tours are cancelled Only if the weather is bad which is only during cyclone and we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible. We will try our best to reschedule your trip.

Do you offer a tour where we can explore the nature side of Mauritius? minus_icon

The Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour is a specially designed tour for nature lovers where they experience the breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, and beautiful fauna and flora of Mauritius. As part of this tour, you will visit to the island of Ile aux Aigrettes and explore the Ebony Forest alongside enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Takamaka restaurant.

Which tour allows to discover the making of local rum? minus_icon

The Mauritius Wine & Rum Tour is all about to discover the manufacturing of local rum and local wine.


Comments & Notes
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  • Minimum no. of pax for the trip: 2
  • The private tour is done in a private car / minivan (for bigger groups) and includes full transportation to all the sights, pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mauritius and a driver to show you around.
  • On Sunday Ile aux Aigrettes closes at 12:00

Prices
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Excursions & Entry Tickets Packages

When ordering this day package you benefit from a special discounted package price on these trips and excursions.

Included in the price: visit of the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island, Glass Bottom to the Blue Bay Marine Park, Visit of the Mahebourg city and visit to the Blue Bay Beach. The special discounted price for this package:

Price per Adult 39 Euro
Price per Child (ages 3-12) 29 Euro

NOTE: 2 pax minimum required for this package

Transportation

The Transportation prices are per vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.

Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people) 85 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people) 95 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 10 people) 120 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people) 170 Euro

The transportation charges are per vehicle (and not per person) referring to the number of passengers applicable for each vehicle type.

Total Tour Price Per Person

No. of Participants Total Price Price per Person
2 Adults 163 Euro 82 Euro
4 Adults 241 Euro 60 Euro
6 Adults 329 Euro 55 Euro
12 Adults 588 Euro 49 Euro
2 Adults + 2 Children 221 Euro 55 Euro

 

Lunch Menu

Price per Person 35 Euro

 


Booking Attributes

1 Select Attributes

Total Price

2 Choose Booking Option

When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. 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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| reviewed by Chloe Pearson – Australia | May 13, 2019
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