Day Trip To Ile Aux Cocos (Rodrigues Island)
Ile Aux Cocos is one of the most valuable treasures of Rodrigues Island. With its rare sea birds and magnificent beaches, it is the most popular nature reserve visited by Mauritians and tourists alike.
As part of the Ile Aux Cocos trip, you will first be picked up from your place of accommodation (included in the trip’s price) and will be taken to the fishing village of Pointe Diamble on the west coast or to Pointe Palmiste. From there, you will start a sea trip to Ile Aux Cocos on-board a 26 feet sailing boat or a motor boat.
The duration of the boat trip to the Island is about 1.5 hours. Upon your arrival to Ile Aux Cocos, you will have a guided tour of the island which is about 1.5 km long and 250 m wide. A small path travels through the centre of the island and allows you to discover the different species of birds. The most elegant one is, undoubtedly, the rare white tern (Gygis Alba).
It is estimated that about 4500 birds can be seen on Ile Aux Cocos at any moment, guaranteeing a very unique experience for Mauritians visitng the island.
Included in the Day Trip to Ile Aux Cocos:
- Boat trip to Ile Aux Cocos (Sailing Boat or Motor boat)
- Guided tour of the island
Note: Transportation is not included in the price but is offered at an additional cost of Rs 380 per person sharing a family car.
As part of this trip, you will enjoy a delicious lunch. The lunch mostly consists of sea food, salads and side dishes and is served on the main beach of Ile Aux Cocos.
- Fresh Octopus
- Fish in Various sauce
- Green vegetable salad
- Cooked vegetables
Note: If you are a vegetarian, please inform us before so that we can arrange for vegetarian dishes to be added to the menu.
Drinks (offered in moderation)
- Mineral Water
- Soft drinks
- Fruit juices
- Local wine
Operating days: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday
Activity Time: 10.00 – 16.00
Duration: 6 hours (out of which you will get to spend about 3-4 hours on the island. The rest of the time will be dedicated for land transportation and the sailing to and from the island)
Note: Due to the low tide during winter period, the boat often cannot reach all the way to the Island and thus some walking is required to reach all the way to the island’s main beach
What to bring: Sunscreen, sun glasses and hat
Ile Aux Cocos is located 4 km to the west of Rodrigues Island.
It is a nature reserve with different plants and bird species. Some of the species are migratory birds, like the sooty terns, which the people of Rodrigues have nicknamed “yéyé” due to their thundering cheeping; they come to stay on the island during the summer.
The Ile aux Cocos Island is covered with coconut trees, casuarina trees and a great variety of prickly shrubs all scattered along its beautiful long sandy beaches.