Speed boat excursion on the South East coast (Fullday)
Our itinerary is as follows:
09h00am departure from Blue Bay on a glass bottom boat for a 45 minutes ride on the Blue Bay marine park, which faces the Shandrani resort & Spa.
We then head on to the South East coast and on our way to Ile aux Cerfs, we will be going through the following highlights:
Le Dalbair shipwreck.
This ship, was the first steel ship ever built, in 1894 in Scotland. It got stuck in a violent cyclone when going close to the Mauritius coast in 1902 and on the 7th of February, it lost its way on the reef, in front of Pointe d'Esny.
Lighthouse island, also known as Ile aux Fouquets is another stop which has its history. This historical site is situated right on the border of the ocean and the lagoon. The scenery is just amazing with the contrast between the 2 seas.
Lighthouse island, which also overlooks the Grand Port Bay, has been the witness of the naval battle in 1810 between the French and the English, the only naval battle won by the French under Napoleon.
Grand River South East, the longest river in Mauritius with its waterfall is a must during this excursion. Guests will be impressed by the monkeys which are on the branches next to the bank, awaiting to be fed.
We will reach Ile aux Cerfs at around 12h15 where we will have a stop of about 1h15m on its busy side before heading to its wild part for lunch.
At around 14h45, we will head back to Blue Bay. On our way, guests will have the opportunity for a swim or snorkelling (equipment are provided). Our excursion will end around 16h00.