Dreaming of a life at sea? Get ready for five fun-filled days in God’s own country. Set course for the Mauritius seas in Croisières Australes’ landmark night charter offering and experience life on the island that Mark Twain famously compared to a sojourn in paradise.
What could be a better start to your weekend than finding yourself in the historically rich capital city of Port Louis with it's vibrant Caudan waterfront on a sunny Saturday morning? Next, step aboard our luxurious Catamaran and dive deep into all the treasures of the sea - the adrenaline-pumping Mon Choisy beach, the pristine Bain Boeuf lagoon, the touristy Grand Bay and the emerald waters of Turtle Bay. Your dream vacation culminates with the surreal view of a stunning sunset at the idyllic Le Morne beach, with the equally stunning Le Morne mountains in the backdrop.
PORT LOUIS – MON CHOISY (2 hours)
Arrive in Mauritius to a warm welcome on your catamaran at Caudan Waterfront in the capital city of Port Louis. Boarding is at 1 pm followed by a safety briefing and detailing of the cruise program. Then, head for 2 hours at sea to reach the bustling Mon Choisy lagoon. The beautiful sandy beach shaded by lush casuarina trees will beckon you for a first idyllic swim. Admire the sunset with the Moka mountain range in the background followed by dinner on the boat at anchor.
MON CHOISY – BAIN BOEUF (1 hour 45 minutes)
After breakfast, enjoy swimming, snorkelling and kayaking at the adrenaline-pumping Mon Choisy beach, with a wide plethora of adventure activities on offer. At the end of a fun-filled afternoon, the boat will set course for an hour and a half to reach the Bain Boeuf lagoon. Those opting for a day excursion get to visit the Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate with its historical castle and expansive grounds that boast beautiful gardens and lush orchards.
BAIN BOEUF – ISLANDS OF THE NORTH - GRAND BAY (2 hours)
After breakfast, the catamaran will take you around the islands of the North. The boat will drop anchor at the foot of the Coin de Mire cliff for snorkelling. During the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to visit both the Pamplemousses gardens as well as the Sugar Museum. Discover the lush vegetation and exceptional flora of this oldest botanical garden of the southern hemisphere even as you gain an understanding of the importance of sugarcane cultivation in the context of the island’s rich history. The boat will next drop anchor at the famous Grand Bay after being at sea for about an hour. Enjoy the famous nightlife of this touristy beach destination followed by dinner and overnight stay in Grand Bay.
GRAND BAY – TURTLE BAY (1 hour 30 minutes)
In the morning, the Grand Bay Dream passengers will disembark and the Benitier Dream clients will be welcomed on board for the remaining cruise. Before the catamaran leaves Grand Bay, a leisurely tour will allow you to experience the bustling streets and colourful shop displays that this tourist destination is famous for. After lunch, the catamaran will set sail for Turtle Bay. A lazy afternoon with swimming and kayaking beckons you.
TURTLE BAY – LE MORNE (4 hours)
Set sail for a four hour cruise to the lagoon of Le Morne, which plays host to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Spend the afternoon at this enchanting beach and visit Benitier island by speed boat at your leisure. Admire the stunning sunset that marks the surreal end of a dream vacation at sea. As an added bonus, if weather conditions permit, you might see the high summit of Reunion Island on the horizon. Another day, another island vacation...