Thanks to the itinerary, you will have an unforgettable experience, alongside a professional crew. Experienced divers will admire the richness of the underwater flora and fauna, but also the shipwrecks scattered in the Indian Ocean. Non-divers can relax, admire the panoramic view of Mauritius, swim or snorkel.
DAY 1 : Black River
The crew will meet you at the Marina de la Balise at 1pm. You will meet your skipper and your hostess. After settling into your cabin, the captain gives a brief on the itinerary and safety instructions. Enjoy you first Mauritian meal on board. Overnight at the port.
DAY 2 : Black River - Flic-en-Flac
This morning you set sail for Flic-en-Flac. Sheltered from the wind year-round, this magnificent fishing village is very popular with locals who have weekend picnics on the beach. Your instructor will then take you to the Cathedral to dive. Thanks to its excellent visibility and sea cave, this is the most popular on the island. You will then have the afternoon to stroll the beach or roam the city. We suggest you have your optional lunch at the Chamarel rum factory, then ride an electric bike and finish the day with a visit to Case Noyale hunting reserve. Dinner and overnight aboard.
DAY 3 : Flic-en-Flac - Port-Louis
You sail to Port-Louis today. Admire the Indian Ocean during your crossing. You will have 2 dives in the best sites on the west coast to discover extremely diverse marine fauna and flora. After lunch, visit the capital of Mauritius’ central market. Back on the boat, set sail for Balaclava and anchor at Turtle Bay, classified as a historical. Those who do not dive will be happy to snorkel. Dinner and overnight on board. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 4 : Port-Louis - Mont Choisy
The captain weighs anchor to reach Mont Choisy. Your instructor will take you to dive sites. During your descent to land, we recommend visiting the Garden of Pamplemousses. This 33-hectare botanical garden houses plant species from the 4 corners of the world where local fauna moves freely. A little further north, you will find the Chateau de Labourdonnais surrounded by its orchards. Recently turned into a museum, this building traces the life of Mauritians in the 19th century. Back on board you can watch the sunset over the ocean. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 5 : Mont Choisy- Gunner's Quoin - Flat Island
The sails are hoisted towards Coin de Mire, a small island located only 8km from the Mauritian coast. Classified as a nature reserve, it is not possible to explore, however, you will appreciate the reefs that shelter lionfish, barracudas, spotted tetrodons and more. Enjoy your Mauritian lunch in front of the cliffs. You sail back out to sea and sail to Flat Island. You anchor west of the uninhabited island, where you will dine and spend the night.
DAY 6 : Flat Island - Freshwater Hole
After breakfast, you will be welcomed by your instructor who will take you to a sheltered lagoon between Flat Island and Gabriel Islet. Back on the catamaran, you begin a long navigation (4 to 6 hours depending on weather conditions) to reach Trou d’eau Douce. This fishing village features a turquoise lagoon and white sandy beaches. This is the starting point to reach Surf Island, home of a magnificent golf course. The island owes its name to the natural phenomenon of the encounter between fresh and saltwater on one of the shore of the village, call Belle Island. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 7 : Freshwater Hole - Grand Port Bay
The skipper hoists the sails early headed for Grand Port Bay. During your dives, you may see the wreck of the Sirius with its cannons and cannonballs. This English warship sank in 1810, after a naval battle, and now lies in the Mahébourg Pass. In the afternoon, visit the city of Vieux Grand Port and visit its museum to learn more about the island's history. The most courageous will walk through the Ferney Valley and contemplate the view of Mahébourg. For your farewell dinner, the crew will take you to town.
After dinner, you can either disembark at Trou Moutou or spend the night on board and disembark the next morning at Rivière Noire.
Rivière Noire > Flic en Flac > Port-Louis > Mont-Choisy > Coin de Mire (Gunner's Quoin) > Flat Island > Baie de Grand Port ou Rivière Noire
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions