Mauritius Catamaran Cruises. Liveaboard Yacht Cruises in Mauritius
Mauritius Catamaran Yacht Charters. Liveaboard cruises around the island of Mauritius. Charter a private yacht for a Mauritius sailing holiday vacation.
Mauritius Catamaran Yacht Charters
Mauritius Catamaran Cruises - Liveaboard Yacht Charters
Charter a catamaran in Mauritius to sail and explore this Indian Ocean island paradise.
Our charters depart from our home marina base at Riviere Noire on the west coast of Mauritius. From here, you can explore and sail around the whole island on a catamaran. We have a range of fully crewed yachts to choose from, all with professionally qualified skippers as well as crew and chefs on board.
The most popular yachts in Mauritius are catamarans because their shallow draft makes it much easier to navigate the extensive coral reefs and get in close to the best beaches.
Mauritius – Islands and Lagoons
Mauritiusoffers extensive coral reefs and beautiful lagoons with other smaller islands surrounding the main island to explore, including Gabriel Island, Flat Island, Coin de Mire, Ile aux Cerf’s and Benitier Island.
It is the perfect place to charter a catamaran and offers protected crystal-clear waters and opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, diving and a whole lot more.
Although Mauritius offers well-developed luxury tourism, when it comes to yachts it is uncrowded and is therefore a great destination for travellers seeking new experiences where there are fewer yachts to compete with for the best mooring spots.
Mauritius - On Land
On land, Mauritius is sophisticated and offers a mix of experiences with everything from spa treatments to exotic restaurants, and top beachfront golf courses designed for every level of player. The destination is popular and suitable for honeymoon couples, families with older children and active as well as laid-back travellers.
While on a Mauritius catamaran charter, you will have the opportunity to be as adventurous or as laid back as you like. Take a helicopter flight, trek into the mountains, go skydiving or enjoy art galleries, botanical gardens and museums dedicated to the country's history with sugar plantations, tea and rum.
Mauritius has plenty to offer and its developed travel industry makes it easy to get around on land to experience the very best it has to offer. Mauritius offers the perfect balance of adrenaline adventure and relaxation, ensuring that everyone in your group will be entertained.
Excursions and activities can be pre-booked or you can decide as you cruise what to do, as the mood takes you. Either way, our team and crews will assist you.
Luxury Catamaran Yachts
Extensive coral reefs
Large beautiful lagoons
Uncrowed bays and coves
Coin de Mire
Gabriel Island to Palissade Bay
Le Morne Lagoon
Day 1. Black River – Balaclava (sailing time approx. 4 hours)
Embark at 1 pm from L’Estuaire at la Balise marina. Sail to Balaclava for 1st night on anchor.
We recommend having lunch at Il Padrino restaurant right on the pier where you will embark from. Our Friendly crew will take all your belongings on board while you sit back and relax before boarding. See facebook link for Il Padrino Restaurant. Il Padrino Restaurant "Al Porticciolo" - Home - Black River, Black River, Mauritius - Menu, Prices, Restaurant Reviews.
During the sail towards Balaclava you may spot dolphins that usually come and play with the bows of the catamaran. We will sail past Tamarin bay, Flic en flac, the cliffs of Albion and the lighthouse, then Port Louis & finally Baie du Tombeau before arriving at Balaclava before sunset where we will drop anchor for the first night onboard. Snacks will be served at sunset followed by dinner.
Activities at Balaclava anchorage: Snorkelling, SUP, Walk on beach, Spa Treatments at nearby hotels ( Maritim, Ravanella attitude) Diving
Day 2. Balaclava to Coin de Mire (approx. 2 hours sailing time).
Wake up in Balacalva and go for a morning swim/snorkel or a Stand Up paddle ride or a dive. After breakfast, set sail to Coin de Mire. There you will be able to snorkel/dive at Confetti Bay which is one of the best snorkelling spots on the island. Lunch will be served on board and then after we will set sail to Northern Islands of Ilot Gabriel and Flat Island.
Activities at Coin de Mire anchorge: Snorkelling, Diving the wall or Djabeda
Activities at Lagoon of Gabriel & Flat Island: walkaround Gabriel Island or relax on the beach, Great snorkelling in the lagoon, take a hike to the lighthouse on Flat island.
Day 3. Lagoon of Gabriel Island to Palissade Bay
Leave the lagoon to go to Palissade bay which is on the west coast of Flat Island for some snorkelling/diving there. Swim to the wild beach which is not easy to access by boat and go for a walk on the wild side of flat island. We will have lunch there and then set sail to Coin de Mire which 4.2 NM, about 50 mins sail. You can choose to snorkel at Coin de Mire then after we will take the catamaran to Casita for the Night.
Activities at Coin de Mire & Casita : Stand up paddle, snorkelling, diving.
Day 4. Casita to Grand Baie (1.44 NM , 17 mins sail)
After breakfast, we can take you to a snorkeling/ diving spot. We can set sail to Grand Baie.
Optional activities: Visit Chateau Labourdonnais/ Pamplemousses Garden and/or, stroll at your own rhythm and discover the village , its shops, arcades, worship places in Grand Baie. Experience night life / restaurants in Grand Baie.
Day 5. Grand Baie to Tamarin Bay / Benitiers Island
After breakfast, we can take you to a snorkeling stop then set sail to Tamarin Bay. This is long sail back and you will spend most of the day Sailing 5 hours. You will reach Tamarin bay for lunch. After lunch Stand Up paddle at the River’s Mouth/ and or snorkelling stop.
Sail to Benitiers Island which is at 5.12 NM, 1h sail ( you may choose to have a walk on the island or snorkel near the famous Crystal rock.
We will then drop anchor in a safe haven protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range which will be your scenery at this anchorage. Dinner and Night on anchor
Day 6: Benitiers to Tamarin and back to Black River
In the morning, after breakfast sail to Tamarin Bay to see dolphins and back to embarkation at La Balise at around 10h00.
Activities: Stand Up Paddle, snorkelling, dolphin encounter.
When is the best time to go sailing in Mauritius?
Mauritius enjoys a generally tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 25-33°C (77-91°F) in the summer (December – April) and 18-24°C (64-75°F) in the winter time.
The best time to see Mauritius is between the months of May to early December.
The cyclone months thare January and February tough the cyclones barely strike the island itself.
How to get to there?
The major airlines flying to Mauritius include Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air France, South African Airways, Condor, Air Mauritius, and others.
On arrival at the airport you will be met and tranfer by road to the marina base or to your resort if you have pre-charter nights booked.
This is a guide itinerary only. There is no set cruise time frame or route we take, as it all depends on the conditions at the time and the wishes of the guests.