Private Speed Boat Snorkeling Trip to Coin de Mire
This private speed boat snorkeling trip is about discovering Mauritius best snorkeling site and having many bird watching opportunities.
As part of this 2 hours private speed boat trip at the North of Mauritius you will get to spend about 1.5 hours along the Coin de Mire island and having several snorkeling breaks in few key locations for you to discover the amazing underwater marine world found along the island.
The reef is home to variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish. Also, with some luck you may see sea turtles as well as dolphins during the snorkeling.
For those who enjoy bird watching, a number of native birds can be seen flying around the Coin de Mire or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as the famous Mauritius national bird - the 'pailles en queue, as well as the Wedged tail shearwater, Red tailed tropic bird and the White tailed tropic bird. Common birds like sparrows, doves can also be seen on the island.
About the Coin de Mire
The Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin, situated 8 km north of Mauritius, is well known by diverse as one of the best diving sites of the north of Mauritius. At an average depth of 6 meters (depth ranges from 3-9 meters), with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal year-round.
Full with hundreds of bright-colored fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder, and Coin de Mire is the best place to discover this underwater wonder without the requirement of going diving.
About the boat
It is a very spacious speedboat (25ft), sits 8 passengers very comfortably. The boat is also equipped with a small diving platform with swimming ladder, a small arch with canopy for protection from the sun, a GPS/Fish finder, a VHF radio and many other safety devices. It is powered with two 90hp Evinrude E-Tec outboard engines.
The boat offers excellent performances, comfort and reliability even in challenging ocean conditions, and is designed to cope with high seas. It is a multipurpose boat, built for offshore travel as well as shallow lagoon cruising.
You will enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water of the beautiful lagoons of the North of Mauritius with breathtaking scenery all around, explore the rich marine life by snorkeling at Coin de Mire Island, observe the large number of native birds flying around the island, and enjoy selection of snacks and drinks.
The snorkeling trip to Coin de Mire Island includes:
- 1.5 hours to enjoy snorkeling, swimming and relaxation along Coin de Mire Island
- 1/2 hour cruising along the north coasts of Mauritius
- Many bird watching opportunities
- Snorkeling gear for each passenger
- Snacks and drinks
For the benefit of all participants selection of refreshments and snacks are provided during the trip.
Refreshments included as part of the trip
- Soft drinks
- Mineral water
Operating Days: All Days
Operating Time: Flexible, 8:30- 16:00
This speed boat trip is suitable for any age.
What to bring: We suggest bringing towels, hats, t-shirts and extra sun block cream for sun protection, cameras or underwater camera, and swimsuits.