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88% Level of Satisfaction Based on 88 reviews
Location North
Operating Days All Days
Duration 7 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 16:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.
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Overview & Highlights
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A Day full of sun, drinks, good food and a lot of fun and relaxation!

Explore Ilot Gabriel via a catamaran cruise on this 7-hour tour from Grand Baie. Gabriel Island is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island.

Along the way make the most of the best swimming and snorkeling spots, then drop anchor to explore the island before eating a barbecue lunch and sipping drinks from an open bar. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

  • Cruise to nearby islets off the north coast of Mauritius
  • Sail in a huge 45ft catamaran
  • Swim and snorkel in the blue lagoon
  • BBQ buffet lunch included lunch on the sandy beach of Gabriel Island

What's Included
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  • Cruise experience on a 45 ft long catamaran
  • Visit to Gabriel Island
  • BBQ lunch on the Island’s beach or aboard catamaran
  • A selection of drinks including alcoholic (beer, rum, cocktails…) and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day.
  • Safety equipment aboard catamaran
  • CD Player upon request & music from own selection

Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask,snorkel and fins.

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / 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 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:

Public Beach, Grand Baie, Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Meeting Time: 09:00
End time:  16:00 
Duration:  7 hours

 


Full Description
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Treat yourself to a memorable day, which will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Mauritius. Enjoy an unforgettable excursion to Gabriel Island.

Enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water, breathtaking scenery all around, stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside the lagoons, explore the local marine line, and enjoy delicious food and bar services. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

The catamaran cruise starts at 09:00, departing from Grand Bay.

The crew members will make sure to make your time more enjoyable, and they will be happy to tell you about local tales, jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of all the people on board.

The sailing time is around 1.5 hours before reaching Gabriel Island. The island is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island.

At around 12.30 you will enjoy a full delicious BBQ lunch buffet set on the catamaran. Please note that the menu includes only fresh fish, fresh chicken and a selection of fresh salads. If you are a vegetarian, please advise us before, so we can arrange the necessary additions to the lunch.

As part of the cruise you will pass by an amazing lagoon, where swimming and snorkeling are a must.

Sometimes during this excursion you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins. If this happens, the crew will stop the boat, in order for you to observe these great animals from close in their natural environment.

Of course you can choose to stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, enjoy a sun bath or a nice walk on the Island. This amazing paradise island is the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship.

This is no doubt a great place to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches or enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the sea.

At around 15:00, you will leave Gabriel Island, heading back to Grand Bay. During the sail back you can enjoy light snacks, the bar services and the live music. Expected arrival time back to Grand Bay is 16:00.

An added bonus for this excursion is that you can enjoy a selection of drinks including alcoholic (beer, rum, cocktails…) and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day.

Gabriel Island

Known also as Îlot Gabriel, located near Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat island is only 750 meters. The size of the island is only 42 hectares, making it much smaller than Flat island, and the highest point is 28 meters.

Gabriel island is a protected natural reserve. In comparison to Flat Island, Gabriel Island has less Flora and vegetation. The island is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island. It is a very popular site for snorkelers, and also offers great dive sites.


What to bring/wear:
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  • Hats
  • T-shirts
  • Extra sun block cream for sun protection
  • Cameras
  • Swimsuits

Food & Beverages
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BBQ Lunch menu


Comments & Notes
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Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.


Prices
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Price per Adult 39 Euro
Price per Child (ages 3-10) 20 Euro
Price per Baby (ages 0-2) Free of Charge

 


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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.

Reviews
88% Level of Satisfaction Based on 88 reviews

| reviewed by Peris Kailemia – Kenya | January 21, 2020
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| reviewed by Nancy Diaz – United States | December 31, 2019
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The staff were great, friendly, fun. Would have enjoyed the cruise a little more if they did the singing and getting clients to join towards the beginning of the cruise rather than at the end but overall the staff was great.


| reviewed by Dimo Georgiev – Bulgaria | December 27, 2019
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