Catamaran Cruises Mauritius : Discover and book the Best Cruises on the North Coast of Mauritius
North coast catamaran cruises to Ilot Gabriel
Discover and book the Best Cruises on the North Coast of Mauritius with Catamaran Cruises Mauritius. Enjoy an unforgettable cruising experience on board on of our catamarans based in the north, Wind Dancer 1 & Wind Dancer 2″, to Ilot Gabriel. During this excursion enjoy lunch and a full open bar service including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The catamaran cruise starts at 8:30 am, departing from Grand Baie. The catamaran motors out of Grand Baie before hoisting its sails. Then heading for the islands, passing Gunners Coin, before reaching the lagoon between Ilot Gabriel and Flat Island. The sailing time to reach Ilot Gabriel is around one and a half hours. Ilot Gabriel is most famous for its beautiful unspoiled beaches and its crystal clear water surrounding the entire island. As one of the crew’s mission is to ensure that our guests have a memorable time, they like to crack a few jokes, tell local tales, answer questions and play Mauritian séga which will set the ambiance for the rest of the day and lift the spirits of everyone on board. If you are lucky, you may see whales and dolphins during this fun adventure; in this case, the crew will stop the boat to allow you to observe these great animals from close in their natural habitat during the excursion.
When the catamaran reaches Ilot Gabriel it will set anchor in an amazing lagoon. Swimming and snorkeling are a must before lunch is served. At around 12.30 you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch buffet on board. Vegetarians are catered for too : notification should be given upon booking. You can then go and discover the white sandy beaches of Ilot Gabriel, enjoy a sun bath and simply relax. Indulge in this perfect setting before embarking on board to sail back to Grand Baie. During the sail back you can enjoy light snacks, the bar services and the live music. Expected arrival time back to Grand Baie is around 4 pm.
Also known as Ilot Gabriel, this island located near Round Island and Flat island at the extreme north of Mauritius and about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat island is only 750 meters. The size of the island is 42 hectares, making it much smaller than Flat island, and the highest point is 28 meters. Gabriel Island is a protected natural reserve. In comparison to Flat Island, Gabriel Island has less flora and fauna. The island is a very popular site for snorkelers and divers.