Among all sea excursions being practice in Mauritius, the catamaran cruise with Tamamsa to Flat island in Mauritius is the one which will remain for a long time vivid in your mind about your stay in our island. It is a day cruise by catamaran to Flat island; a snorkeling paradise. The catamaran cruise include food, drinks and snorkeling gears.
For 1 1/2 hr , you will sailing with the Tamamsa from Grand-Baie, the tourist center of Mauritius, up to an island call Flat Island which is situated about 17 kms north of Mauritius. On its way the boat Tamamsa 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 Tamamsa will anchor at Flat island.
Barbecued lunch and drinks will be served on the island. You will stay on an uninhabited island for some hours where you will be free to do snorkeling, sun bathing, or wandering around the island, admiring its wilderness.
Meeting at least 15 minutes before boarding on the Tamamsa.
8:30 - Boarding
8:45 - Departure of the Tamamsa. 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 Flat Island .
11:00 - Anchoring in the lagoon of Flat island of the Tamamsa.
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 Tamamsa and lunch preparation by the crew .
12:30 - Lunch time on the island. 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 Tamamsa is available on request at extra cost. After lunch, the catamaran (maybe) will leave Flat Island for a snorkeling session near the Gunner's Coin.
14:00 - The Tamamsa start moving back to Grand Bay with a snorkeling stop at the Gunner's Coin.
16:00 - Landing in Grand Bay. End of the tour
Note that the timing of this excursion may flunctuate by half an hour
- Adult rate- 1,500 MUR
- Child rate ( 3 to 11 yrs) - 750 MUR
- Infant rate ( less 3 yrs) - 400 MUR
- Boarding - 8h45 am , North of Mauritius
- Free transport - No, at extra cost.
- Pick up time - Depend on location
- Duration - full day
- Lunch and drinks included
- Vegetarian menu on demand
- Availability - Daily (online booking only)
Another great alternative to catamaran Tamamsa to Flat island in Mauritius is the cruise to Gabriel island