Exclusive Catamaran Cruise - Coin de Mire & Flat Island
Exclusive Catamaran Cruise to Coin de Mire & Flat Island Package
- A safety briefing and explanation on the cruise course and the day itinerary.
- Sailing through the crystal clear water of the beautiful lagoons of the North of Mauritius
- Snorkeling at Coin de Mire Island, considered the best snorkeling site in Mauritius,
- Relaxation on the beautiful Flat Island
- Bar services available throughout the day.
- Snorkeling equipment
Eglise de Cap Malheureux at 09:00 am
Conditions & Additional info
Minimum age: This private catamaran cruise is suitable for any age.
Maximum Participants: 8
What to Bring: A high factor sunscreen, beach towels, sun hat or cap and lots of happy cheerfulness.
Mauritian ID card or Resident permit must be shown upon arrival
- Please note that in case of low tides, the Catamaran will not be able to go on the Coin de Mire & Flat Island hence the boat crew will still maintain the activity and sail around the Northern Lagoon.
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Exclusive Catamaran Cruise - Coin de Mire & Flat Island - Package Description
This is the best cruise choice for those looking to enjoy an intimate cruising experience in your own private-exclusive 32 feet catamaran, ideal for families and small groups of up to 8 passengers.
The cruise embarks at 9.00 am from the beach of Cap Malheureux just beside the famous church “Eglise de Cap Malheureux” with its well known red-tiled roof.
After the safety briefing, you will be welcomed on-board with welcome drinks (juice, soft drink, coffee or tea as per your likings). After 45 minutes cruise, you will reach Coin de Mire where the catamaran will anchor for about 30-45 minutes in the small lagoon for snorkeling.
The catamaran will then depart from Coin de Mire and will reach Flat Island around 11:15 am where you can spend time for swimming, snorkeling and relaxation on the beach. Afterwards you will have some more time to enjoy relaxation on the catamaran or on the island before heading back at around 14:30 pm.
At approx. 4.00 pm you will be back on shore.
About Coin de Mire & Flat Island
Coin de Mire: The Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin, situated 8 km north of Mauritius, is well known by divers as one of the best diving sites of the north of the island. The island is a nature reserve and as such it is not possible to go there. For those who enjoy bird watching, native birds can be seen flying around or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as our famous- the “Pailles en queue”. The Coin de Mire highest point is at 142 meters.
Flat Island: Flat Island, known as Île Plate in French, is located near the Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux, the Mauritius' mainland's northernmost point. It houses one of the two working lighthouses in Mauritius.
Flat Island (size of 253 hectares, is the largest of the northern islets) is mostly flat, but has a single hill topped by a lighthouse. The vegetation is heavily modified. North of Flat Island is Pigeon Rock, a spectacular bare rock stack, were many seabirds come for nesting.
More Information about the Catamaran Cruise
Is there any snorkelling equipment on board?
Yes there is, we provide flippers, diving masks and snorkel.
Are there shady seats on board?
Yes, the catamaran’s main deck is covered.
Do you serve soft drinks as well?
Yes of course, Cola, Fanta and water and served throughout the day.
Is there flexibility regarding the lunch menu?
As this is a private cruise, there is maximum flexibility regarding lunch menu and we respond to your individual wishes. For vegetarian we can provide vegetarian lunch menu, for meat lovers to include extra meat and so on.
Is there a toilet on board?
Yes there is.
Can we change clothes on board?
Yes, there is a lockable room under deck.
Is the cruise suitable for kids?
Of course it is, children are most welcome but for the younger ones we suggest staying in the shaded deck.
Life jackets are on board?
Yes, we do have a sufficient number of life jackets on board.