Underwater exploration & cruise in Maritius aboard a catamaran

An exclusive cruise with a professional crew
Explore the seafloor!
Departure Black River (Mauritius)
Private Cruise
7 days, 6 nights
You will love:
  • • Diverse sealife
  • • Turtle Bay and its protected marine park
  • • Garden of Pamplemousses
from
6 900 €
(863 € per person)

Welcome to the small and sublime island of Mauritius! Located east of Madagascar, the Republic of Mauritius is composed of several islands: Mauritius, which hosts its capital Port-Louis, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Saint-Brandon. You will have one week and 12 dive sites to scan the seabed and explore the reefs. Cross path with hundreds of fish and devote your free afternoons to discovering the island.
The best time to dive in Mauritius is from April to November.

Please note: for comfort and space reasons, the compressors are not on board the boat. The dives are carried out via local partners who work hand in hand with the shipowner.

Your Boat

Boat

Go on an adventure aboard this splendid Nautitech 40 Open launched in 2019. This catamaran, nearly 12 metres long and 7 metres wide, perfectly combines comfort and sailing performance. Designed with excellent material, the interior of the boat is both stylish and modern. Particularly bright thanks to its large windows, the cockpit offers a 360° panoramic view. The covered lounge area is perfect for lunch and sharing friendly moments with all passengers. Relax on the trampolines and admire the sunset. At the back, the large swimming platforms will allow you to explore the seabed in complete safety.

Specifications
Boat Model :Nautitech 40 Open
Type :Catamaran
Number of Cabins :4
Maximum Capacity :8
Crew Members :2
Comfort onboard :

Air conditioning
Solar panels
Equipped kitchen
Refrigerator
Audio system
Snorkeling equipment
Fishing equipment
Solar panels
Generator
Watermaker
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin

With 4 cabins and 2 bathrooms, this catamaran can accommodate up to 8 passengers. All the cabins are spacious and illuminated thanks to their large windows.

Itinerary

Map

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.

Your stops :

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

Prices

Departure / ReturnPrivatization of the catamaranPrice incl. VAT/week with crew
December 2019
Sunday 01 Dec
Tuesday 31 Dec
6 900 €
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Price includes• Privatization of the catamaran
• Crew services (skipper and hostess / cook)
• Beverages: water, tea, coffee and juice
• Bedding, towels and napkins
• Snorkeling equipment
• Fishing equipment
• Diesel, water and electricity for the boat
• Gasoline for the boat
• Port taxes, marina and other logistics costs
• Guaranteed departure
Price does not include• Flights
• Roundtrip transfers from the airport to the marina
• Full board obligatory (60 € /person/ day)
• Alcoholic beverages
• Package of 12 dives supervised by a professional instructor (600 € /person) (minimum 4 participants)
• Optional excursions or activities
• Personal expenses
• Wi-Fi connection according to the navigation area

FAQ

For EU and non EU residents, check with the consulate of their country of origin for information on formalities.
Your flight tickets can be booked by the GlobeSailor team. All you have to do is specify it to your advisor when you book your cruise.
Your transfers are not included in your package. However, they can be arranged by your Globe Sailor advisor and the base chief by taxi or minibus. Payment for this service is generally to be made to Globe Sailor at the time of payment of the balance or directly on site in cash. Don't forget to forward your arrival times to your advisor.
All the skippers we offer are registered and hold the necessary professional certificates. They speak French and English fluently. If you have any special requirements regarding the skipper, please let us know. The skipper is responsible for navigation and your safety on board. Concerning the organisation, the skipper sleeps on the boat, either in a separate cabin or in the saloon. The skipper is not responsible for cooking or washing dishes. On request, a hostess (or cook) can prepare your meals, clean the saloon, your cabins and more generally ensure that the boat is in good order.
During your cruise, you benefit from full board package. This includes: breakfasts, lunches and dinners not including alcoholic beverages. Verify the terms and conditions of your quote. On request, your advisor can send you the menus proposed on board. They are often prepared with fresh and local products. Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to any food or if you are on a special diet.
You are awakened by the crew who call you for breakfast. It's time to recharge your batteries for the adventure of the day. Your dive master welcomes you for the first dive briefing. The catamaran has approached the dive site and the fast boat joins it with the compressed air cylinders ready for use. You put on your wetsuit, take your fins, mask, dive computer and BCD and board the fast boat for a short navigation to the dive site. After the standard check-up of yourself and your partner and the last instructions, you enjoy a fantastic experience. It is time to return to the surface after the mandatory ascent and safety stop. Leave your diving equipment in the outboard, the crew will prepare it for the next dive. You go back aboard the catamaran.

In the meantime, you will sail towards the second dive spot. Once you are ready for the second dive, your dive master will give you the new dive briefing and the whole process will start again. Depending on the time of the second dive, lunch may take place before or after the dive.

After this second dive and lunch, you can take a nap. In the afternoon, the catamaran will approach the coast and you will stop over in the nearest town. It is the time for visits, shopping and shopping that ends with a dinner on board or in town. We will focus on the experience of local cuisine.
All your dives will be supervised by a qualified diving instructor. He will join the catamaran every morning with the diving equipment (tanks, suits, masks...).
To make the dives more fluid, the instructor will make groups according to the level of each one.
The first dive will take place early, after a light breakfast. Back on the boat, you will have about 1h30 to rest (snack, nap...) until the catamaran approaches the next dive site.

Important :
The realization of the dives is subject to a minimum of 4 participants.
  • Depending on the navigation zones, your instructor may change.
  • In order to dive during the cruise you must be in possession of, at least your level 1.
  • Depending on the availability of the boat, you will be free to choose your departure day. Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can make an offer adapted to your needs.
    The local currency is the Mauritian rupee (Rs). It is divided into pennies.
    Private money changers generally offer a slightly better rate than banks, always without commission. Still, check the receipt and recount the money given.
    To confirm your booking you should inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will put an option (hold) on the cabin for a certain time until we receive your down payment.
    The booking will only be considered final once your down payment has been recieved (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card) which is 50% of the total amount. A 100% down payment is required for any booking made less than one month before departure.
    The balance should be paid no later than one month before boarding.
    If you wish to make a cancellation, you should contact your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the circumstances, you will be charged the following cancellation fees, depending on when the cancellation is made: up to 90 days before departure = 25%; 89 to 60 days before departure = 50%; 59 to 30 days before departure = 75%; 29 days or less before departure = 100% of the total cost of your booking. We recommend that you sign up for cancellation insurance with your personal insurance provider.

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