Day Trip To Ile Catherine
Mauritians, welcome to Catherine Island – an islet bordering the emerald-green lagoon on the west coast of Rodrigues.
The trip departs close from Port Mathurin on a pirogue. Along the way to the Island, you will also get the chance to fish with the fishing line available on board. Once you arrive on the Island, the choice is yours! Let time pass by in a sweet languor, putting aside all the stress and worries of the usual busy life and appreciate the discovery of Ile Catherine.
During your time on Ile Catherine, you can also decide to swim in the lagoon, relax on the beach, sunbathe or have a tour around the island. At around noon, a delicious BBQ lunch will be served on the beach.
On your way back to Rodrigues, you can enjoy diving near the coral reef and have an amazing time discovering its colourful marine life. After the snorkelling break, as you will head back to the shore, appreciate the sun casting long shadows across the virgin sands. At around 16:30 Pm, you will be back to Port Mathurin.
The Day trip to Ile Catherine includes:
- Trip on-board a pirogue to Catherine island
- Snorkelling equipment including flippers, masks and tuba and fishing lines are available on-board.
- A bbq lunch served on Catherine island
- A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks
The BBQ lunch includes
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled sausages
- Green and potato salads
Drinks includes (offered in moderation)
Operating days: Everyday
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Activity Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Depending on the sea conditions, the trip may start at 08h00/09h00/10h00 in the morning.
Maximum boat capacity: 15 persons
Transportation: Offered as supplement
The trip is done on a pirogue, which is a native dugout boat with sails
Validity: Until December 2018
Ile Catherine is part of the 18 islets of Rodrigues which are sheltered by the vast lagoon. It is rocky and wild, offering a magnificent view of the Western coast from its peak.
The Island has an elevation of -9999 meters above sea level is completely deserted. There, you can relax and take pleasure in this peaceful environment together with the sweet chirping of birds, and the melodious crashing of the waves, or the buzzing of the cool sea breeze. Nothing seems to be able to disturb the peace of the place. Sometimes you may see the few fishermen who come to the island, looking for shelter at times to rest.