Day Trip To Ile Aux Chats & Hermitage Island
Enjoy a perfect day of relaxation on Ile Aux Chats and Hermitage Island!
Ile Aux Chats and Hermitage Island, found in the south of Rodrigues, are beautiful islets. As you visit them, you will enjoy the clear waters of the blue lagoon, snorkel and feast on a delicious BBQ!
The day trip starts at 9.00am from the village of Songes, in the south-east of Rodrigues where you will embark a small boat. At the start of your journey, the boat will set sail towards Ile aux Chats. Half way to Ile aux Chats, it will stop at “ Couzoupa”, where you can swim and snorkel among marvellous corals and colourful fish.
Next, you will head to Ile aux Chats for lunch While the cook will prepare your lunch, you can stroll around the island or simply lie back and relax joining the simple and harmonious lifestyle of Rodrigues.
After lunch, you can opt to find the treasure of the famous pirate LEMOINE or visit the two beautiful beaches of Ile aux Chats. At around 14h00, your journey will continue to Hermitage Island. If you wish, you can enjoy the climb to the hill top to having a spectacular view of the turquoise lagoon and the surrounding islets. Otherwise, you will be able to swim and sunbath as you wish.
After the visit to Hermitage Island, as you sail back, you will appreciate the hidden beaches and breathtaking coastal views of the cliff tops. The expected arrival time back to the shore is 16h00.
As part of the Day Trip, the following is included:
- Visit to Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Islands
- Travelling on a small boat of 24ft by 4.5 ft
- Opportunity to enjoy some swimming and snorkeling at L'aquarium - Palme - masque - Tuba, which is one of the best snorkeling sites Rodrigues Island has to offer
- BBQ Lunch buffet set on the beach of Hermitage Island
- A guide will provide you a personal service throughout the day
As part of the trip, you will also get to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch served on the Ile Aux Chats island. Below, you can have more information about the lunch menu.
The BBQ lunch includes:
- Chicken and Sausage
- Fresh fish
- Green salad and cooked salad
Note: If you are a vegetarian, please advise us before, so that we can arrange for vegetarian dishes to be added to the menu.
Drinks includes (offered in moderation)
- Local wine
- Mineral water
- Soft drinks
- Fruit juice
Operating days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Activity Time: 09.00 - 16.00
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation: Offered as supplement of Rs 380 per persons.
Maximum boat capacity: 12 passengers
What to bring: Snorkelling equipment, Sunscreen, bathing suit, beach towel, camera, sunglasses and hat
About Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island
Ile Aux Chatsis a nature reserve known for colonies of noddies birdss. Ile Aux Chats is surrounded by a coral reef and is popular for its diving and snorkeling sites. The Island is one of the main islands in the vast deserts lagoon where you can get to enjoy swimming in the calm waters of the lagoon and also where you can enjoy great snorkeling experience, discovering the underwater marine life, rich with various sea creatures and colors
Hermitage Island is a small island located next to the Ile Aux Chats to the south west of Port Sud-Est village. It is reputed to be the location of buried treasure and it is one of Rodrigues most popular island destination. Hermitage Island invites its visitors for a true Robinson Crusoe treasure hunt experience.