Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Bénitiers: Dolphin watch, Crystal Rock & Lunch

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Flacq District, Trou d'Eau Douce

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Enjoy a full-day catamaran cruise to see the rare spinning Dolphins on the west coast of Mauritius including a visit to Crystal rock and Benitiers Island.
You will set sail to the magical cruise to Ile aux Benitiers. During this catamaran cruise, you will discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay. Anchoring at Ile aux Benitiers, take advantage of the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches while snorkeling or just lazing around.

We make sure that you will enjoy a fun and exciting full day at Ile aux Benitiers including a catamaran trip, Dolphin watch, The crystal Rock, Snorkeling and a 3-course lunch with a selection of unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at Benitier Island.

This catamaran west coast cruise offers a great combination of nature, beautiful lagoons, encountering dolphins in their natural habitat and enjoying the cruising experience.

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Stop At: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

Your adventurous Catamaran trip to Ile Aux Benitiers ( Full day including Dolphin watch, Crystal Rock, Snorkeling, Lunch & Transfer) begins with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off to Tamarin, a fishing village nestled on the West Coast of Mauritius.

On our way to Tamarin village, our guide will give you the Freshverde holidays’ bag where you will get your bottled water and some Mauritian dry snacks where you can enjoy eating on the marvelous island.

The cruise is done on a great 40 feet catamaran along the South West coast of Mauritius which is considered one of the most beautiful area, and a must place to see when visiting Mauritius – it is a place of unique wildness and tranquility.

As part of this cruise tour, you will discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay, visit the famous Crystal rock which stands out in the middle of the lagoon, and stay on Benitiers Island for relaxation on its beautiful sandy beaches.

The cruise itself starts at 09:00 am. You will have a short pre-departure briefing by the boat’s captain.

Then the catamaran will depart heading to Tamarin Bay area where you can encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat.

From Tamarin bay the cruise will continue along the coral reefs to the lagoon of La Preneuse. During the cruise, the catamaran will stop for breaks in some key locations, where you can enjoy a swim and some snorkeling in the sea, or enjoy the sun and drinks onboard the catamaran. Snorkeling is a great way to have a glimpse into the mesmerizing marine life and the underwater world of Mauritius.

Then the catamaran will head to the beautiful Island of Benitiers. Before arriving at the Island you will visit the famous Crystal Rock and will have a spectacular view of the Rempart Mountain, the Black River mountain range, and of the magnificent Le Morne Mountain.

You will have a delicious BBQ lunch on the catamaran. The menu includes fresh fish, chicken, chicken sausages, rice, pasta salad, a variety of fresh salads and a dessert.

Enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk along the endless beaches of Benitiers Island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs that are in close proximity to the beach.

During the cruise the crew members will make your time enjoyable, they will tell you about local folklore and play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of everyone on board.

Following the visit to Benitiers Island, the catamaran will cruise back to Tamarin. Expected arrival time to Tamarin is 15:30 - 16.00 pm.
Arriving at Tamarin, you will board back to your vehicle to go back to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner.

An added bonus for this excursion is that you can enjoy a full open bar service for free, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks This catamaran trip is all about having a relaxed and fun moment aboard a catamaran while enjoying the company of your loved ones or friends.

Duration: 7 hours

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at any hotel or accommodation in Mauritius
  • Private transportation in a full A/C vehicle
  • 3-course lunch (Veg & non-veg Meals) (Starter-Main Course-Dessert). Note: all our foods are Halal.
  • Bottled water & Mauritian Dry Snacks
  • A wide selection of unlimited locally drinks at Ile aux Benitiers (Wine, Beer, Soft & local Rhum)
  • Dolphin watch in the open ocean
  • Snorkeling at The Crystal Rock
  • Snorkeling equipment are provided
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Visit to Ile aux Benitier islet
  • Entry/Admission - Tamarin Bay

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise of any food allergies or illness.
  • In case of bad weather you will receive a refund if cancellation is made by operator
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If tour is curtailed during excursion due to bad weather, you will receive a partial refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide Hotel Pick-up and drop-off all around Mauritius. Please state or message us your hotel name! Our representative will receive you at the reception. You will recognize him by his uniform and "Freshverde Holiday badge."
Our pick up time:
North: 06.45 A.M to 07.00 A.M
South: 07.15 A.M to 07.30 A.M
East: 06.45 A.M to 07.15 A.M
West: 07.15 A.M to 07.30 A.M

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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