A catamaran cruise with the Coral Belle to Gabriel island in Mauritius is the best day cruise that you can have during your holiday in Mauritius.
Among all sea excursions being practice in Mauritius, the best, which will remain for a long time vivid in your mind about your stay in Mauritius, is a one day cruise on a catamaran to Gabriel island.
For 1 1/2 hr , you will sailing with the Coral Belle from Grand-Baie, the tourist center of Mauritius, up to an island call Gabriel Island which is situated about 17 kms north of Mauritius. On its way the boat Coral Belle will pass by a first island, the Gunner's Coin, huge whale-like mountain in the sea. Straw-tails birds, which is the symbol of the national aviation, had chosen its cliff as their nesting place. Group of playful dolphins are often seen accompanying boats.
The catamaran cruise to Gabriel island in Mauritius with Coral Belle will anchor between two islands, Flat island and Gabriel island.
During the day you'll have barbecue party and drinks on board, live music animation, and you'll stay on an uninhabited island for about 3 hours, doing snorkeling, sun bathing, or wandering around the island, admiring its wilderness
Meeting at least 15 minutes before boarding on the Coral Belle.
9:00 - Boarding
9:15 - Departure of the Coral Belle. Presentation , in the Bay of Grand Bay , of the crew members followed by a briefing about the boat and the trip . Alcoholic and fresh drinks are served as per requirement during sailing toward Gabriel Island .
11:00 - Anchoring in the lagoon of Gabriel island of the Coral Belle.
Presentation of the surrounding environment followed by a transfer of passengers from the catamaran to the beach .
Swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling for guests. Cleaning of the catamaran Coral Belle and lunch preparation by the crew .
12:30 - Back on the boat for lunch. On the menu various raw and cooked salads . Grilled fish and chicken served with pasta, rice and bread. Blazed banana for dessert. Meal will be accompanied wine, rum or homemade punch. Vegetarian menu on the Coral Belle is available upon request. There will be live music session during lunch . After lunch, sega dance will precede resting time for the skippers
14:30 - The Coral Belle start moving back to Grand Bay .
16:00 - Landing in Grand Bay. End of the tour
Note that the timing of this excursion may flunctuate by half an hour
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