Ile Aux Aigrettes Island – Visit & Tour

Family adventure to Ile Aux Aigrettes with Boat Trip

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Access To Nature Reserve

Boat Trip To Ile Aux Aigrettes

Entrance to the island reserve

Visit The Indigenous Plant Nursery

Important Info:

Region: South East

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Hours: 09:00 - 16:30

Age Restriction: Suitable for any age

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: The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and half hours with an additional 10 minutes each way for the boat trip.

Package Summary

Inclusions

Ile Aux Aigrettes Island – Visit & Tour Inclusions:

  • 1 hour 30 minute tour of the island
  • Boat trip from Pointe Jerome to Ile aux Aigrettes Island (takes about 10 minutes)
  • Entrance to the Island Reserve
  • Discovery of plants and animals species - unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world
  • Visit the Indigenous Plant Nursery

Operating Days

Everyday

Activity Time

Monday - Saturday: 09:30| 10:00| 10:30| 13:30| 14:00

Sunday: 09:30| 10:00

Duration

1 Hour 30 minutes

Meeting Point

From Point Jerome Boat Jetty

Price Validity

Until 31/10/2020

Conditions & Additional Info

Booking the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Tour:

  • You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated start time. The start and finish times are fixed.
  • The activity is subject to availability
  • Mauritian ID card or Resident permit must be shown upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy

As per Deals.mu

Activity Details

Activity Details

The Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Experience

Enjoy a visit and a 1.5 hours tour of the animal sanctuary of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.

Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island (25 hectares) just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg. It is an internationally important conservation site that was declared a Nature Reserve in 1965. Ile aux Aigrettes got its name from a colony of Egrets, which inhabited the island during the 1600’s.

What to Expect?

Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Tour - What to Expect:

  • The boat trip to Ile aux Aigrettes departs from Pointe Jerome. The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and half hours with an additional 10 minutes each way for the boat trip.
  • As part of this tour you will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with an expert guide alongside leading the way.
  • You will get to see breath-taking scenery of the South East, and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius.
  • You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.
  • At the end of the tour, you will get to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop at the Visitors’ Centre. All revenues from the tour on the islands and from the gift shop are reinvested in the restoration and preservations of Ile aux Aigrettes.
  • Following the tour to Ile aux Aigrettes, you will travel by motor boat back to Pointe Jerome.

Additional Information

Important Information

Age Restriction: Suitable for any age


Visiting Time

  • Monday - Saturday: 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 13:30, 14:00
  • Sunday - 09:30 and 10:00

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel (in case you get wet)

Island’s history

During the Second World War, Ile aux Aigrettes was used by the British as a military base and at this time much of the native forest was cleared. Following this period Ile aux Aigrettes was privately leased and was used for the breeding of goats.


In 1985, the Mauritian Wildlife Appeal Fund (MWAF) established a habitat rehabilitation and management project on Ile aux Aigrettes to restore the vegetation and fauna of the island to its original state.

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Package Summary

Inclusions

Ile Aux Aigrettes Island – Visit & Tour Inclusions:

  • 1 hour 30 minute tour of the island
  • Boat trip from Pointe Jerome to Ile aux Aigrettes Island (takes about 10 minutes)
  • Entrance to the Island Reserve
  • Discovery of plants and animals species - unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world
  • Visit the Indigenous Plant Nursery

Operating Days

Everyday

Activity Time

Monday - Saturday: 09:30| 10:00| 10:30| 13:30| 14:00

Sunday: 09:30| 10:00

Duration

1 Hour 30 minutes

Meeting Point

From Point Jerome Boat Jetty

Price Validity

Until 31/10/2020

Conditions & Additional Info

Booking the Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Tour:

  • You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated start time. The start and finish times are fixed.
  • The activity is subject to availability
  • Mauritian ID card or Resident permit must be shown upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy

As per Deals.mu

Activity Details

Activity Details

The Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Experience

Enjoy a visit and a 1.5 hours tour of the animal sanctuary of Ile aux Aigrettes Island.

Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island (25 hectares) just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg. It is an internationally important conservation site that was declared a Nature Reserve in 1965. Ile aux Aigrettes got its name from a colony of Egrets, which inhabited the island during the 1600’s.

What to Expect?

Ile Aux Aigrettes Island Tour - What to Expect:

  • The boat trip to Ile aux Aigrettes departs from Pointe Jerome. The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and half hours with an additional 10 minutes each way for the boat trip.
  • As part of this tour you will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with an expert guide alongside leading the way.
  • You will get to see breath-taking scenery of the South East, and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius.
  • You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.
  • At the end of the tour, you will get to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop at the Visitors’ Centre. All revenues from the tour on the islands and from the gift shop are reinvested in the restoration and preservations of Ile aux Aigrettes.
  • Following the tour to Ile aux Aigrettes, you will travel by motor boat back to Pointe Jerome.

Additional Information

Important Information

Age Restriction: Suitable for any age


Visiting Time

  • Monday - Saturday: 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 13:30, 14:00
  • Sunday - 09:30 and 10:00

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel (in case you get wet)

Island’s history

During the Second World War, Ile aux Aigrettes was used by the British as a military base and at this time much of the native forest was cleared. Following this period Ile aux Aigrettes was privately leased and was used for the breeding of goats.


In 1985, the Mauritian Wildlife Appeal Fund (MWAF) established a habitat rehabilitation and management project on Ile aux Aigrettes to restore the vegetation and fauna of the island to its original state.

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