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Full Day Private Cruise to Ile Aux Bénitiers

Yacht Charter and Boat Rental in Rivière Noire

Adventure Provided by: Christophe D. · Charter Agency

What to expect

About 500 metres off of the coast at La Gaulette in the south-west of Mauritius, sits lIe aux Bénitiers, a large coral sand island approximately 2 kilometres long and 500 metres wide. When you reach the island, an unusual rock formation coming out of the sea that resembles a clam shell (bénitier) will catch your eye, this is where the island gets its French name. 

The Benitier Island and the Crystal Rock are a must visit if you are in Mauritius, and on board our vessel you will have the opportunity to do that while enjoying the sense of total freedom and absolute privacy.

We set sail from Black River in the morning, cruising towards Tamarin Bay through the crystal blue waters outside the reef. Sailing down on the west coast of the island, we will have a great chance for a close encounter with dolphins. 

Our adventure includes a snorkelling session near the reef of La Preneuse, which is known for its diverse and vibrant marine life with an abundance of corals. You may choose to snorkel, swim or just relax on board while sipping on a drink and soaking some sun, enjoying the stunning backdrop of the Black River Mountain Range, which consists of La Tourelle du Tamarin and Le Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, the highest mountain in Mauritius, rising to 828 metres above sea level. 

We then head towards the famous Crystal Rock that emerges out from the middle of the lagoon where our sumptuous BBQ buffet lunch will be served on board. We will then move to our main destination, Benitiers Island, famous for its pristine, white sandy beaches with the jaw-dropping background of Le Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Our friendly and experienced crew will take care of all your requirements and needs, making sure that you will enjoy an unforgettable adventure. To entertain you, our friendly team will also play séga music, the renowned music in Mauritius.

Come aboard and join us on an incredible full-day cruise exploring this hidden gem in the middle of the Indian Ocean! 

Please note: This cruise includes the BBQ buffet lunch and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. There will be a full refund for cancellation up to 2 days prior.

For more info don't hesitate to contact the operator!
Who is this for?

Package includes

  • BBQ lunch buffet
  • Alcoholic/Non alcoholic beverages throughout the day
  • Snorkelling equipment
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