Catamaran Full Day Cruise To Bernaches Island & Ile D’ambre
Catamaran Full Day Cruise To Bernaches Island
- Full Day Catamaran Cruise to the pristine Bernaches Island & Ile d’Ambre on shared basis
- A 45-minute snorkelling break
- BBQ Lunch on board
- Unlimited Soft Drink, Juice & Alcoholic Drinks
- Snorkelling equipment will be provided on board
10h00 - 16h00
Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel & Spa, Grand Gaube
Conditions & Additional info
Maximum capacity: The catamaran fleets can accommodate up to 20 passengers
- You are requested to arrive at the embarkation point at 9:45.
- You must produce the receipt of your booking to the skipper before embarking.
- This catamaran cruise is suitable for any age, except on Mondays (adults-only cruise)
- Snorkeling equipment (masks, palms and tubas) and life jackets will be provided
- Trips are still carried out under rain unless the safety is compromised and the itinerary may change due to weather conditions
- For a vegetarian lunch, you are requested to inform us in advance so we can arrange the necessary additions to the lunch
- What to bring: We suggest bringing beach towels, hats, extra sun block cream for sun protection, cameras, and swimsuit.
- Required 48 hours in advance by phone & subject to availability
- Mauritian ID card or Resident Permit must be shown upon arrival
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Catamaran Full Day Cruise To Bernaches Island Package Description
Spend a wonderful time with your family and friends by choosing this catamaran full day cruise to Bernaches Island, situated off the North Eastern Coast of Mauritius.
Your journey starts from the Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel in Grand Gaube, where you will receive a short briefing before embarking on the catamaran. The catamaran will set sail to a snorkelling site, in the vicinity of the Bernaches Island, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy 45-minutes of snorkelling.
If weather conditions are unfavourable, you will get to enjoy a swim break at Ile d’Ambre and venture around the unspoiled nature reserve of the island. This gorgeous little haven of serenity is blessed with a luxuriant green Mangrove ecosystem.
After this rejuvenating break, get ready to savour a delicious BBQ lunch offered on the catamaran, including salads & rice as accompaniments and fresh fruits & cake for dessert. Enjoy unlimited local spirit drinks, which include beer, jungle juice with rum as well as non-alcoholic soft drinks (Coca, Fanta, Sprite diet) and juice. For vegetarian guests, an alternate lunch will be served upon request only.
After your lunch, you can relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you until 3.00 p.m. The catamaran will return to Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel in Grand Gaube at 4.00 p.m.
Important: On Mondays the cruise is offered as adult-only cruise.
Catamaran Full Day Cruise To Bernaches Island - BBQ Lunch
The Catamaran Full Day Cruise to Bernaches Island includes a delicious BBQ meal Lunch.
The BBQ Lunch includes:
- Main Course: Grilled fish, grilled chicken, grilled chicken sausages, pasta salad, cabbage & carrots salad, mixed green leaf salads, rice with onions
- Dessert: Fresh fruits Salad & Cake
- Drinks include: soft drinks, beer, wine and jungle juice with rum
NOTE: For vegetarian guests, upon request an alternate lunch will be served. Please do specify while booking.
About the Islands
Located off the North Eastern Coast of Mauritius, Ile D’Ambre is a reserve of lush mangroves consisting of 140 hectares. The islet does not have any sandy beaches, except for the Bernache island which is practically close and can be considered as part of it. It is under the responsibility of Forestry Services of the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources.
Ile D’Ambre has a rich flora and fauna. Long back before the island was covered by a range of native palm species and a lowland endemic forest. Later, a commercial forest plantation consisting of Tecoma and Pine trees was established on the island. In the north east a very small colony of ten endemic palm trees (Latania loddigessii) still exists but there appears to be no regeneration. You can also spot the Grey White Eye bird which is considered as being endemic. It is surprising to note that there is a very good population of butterflies on the island, some of which are also endemic.
The Bernaches island is less than 2 acres of area. This incredible islet is also known as Pointe Bernache or as Ilot Bernache which is part of Ile D'Ambre. Its white sandy beaches and scintillating turquoise water tempt you for a refreshing swimming.
You will likely spot a few of casuarinas trees and some species of grass and shrubs. There are one or two beautiful stretches of sandy beaches and it is often visited by tourists for the day. The rest of the island's beaches are made up of rocks and boulders.