Mauritius - cabin cruise

Discover Mauritius on a cabin cruise

Clear waters, white sandy beaches, translucent seabed... Mauritius is not only sun, beach and sand. Volcanic island, Mauritius is also a natural paradise with a magnificent lush vegetation. An ideal destination for a cabin cruise in Mauritius from Black River.

Itinerary in Mauritius

Here are the details of the itinerary taken by your yacht and its crew during your cabin cruise in Mauritius :

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 1 - Wednesday - La Balise Marina, Black River - Lagoon du Morne 

Arrival in Mauritius and welcome on your catamaran at the Balise Marina de Rivière Noire (south-west of the island). Embarkation at 1pm, installation on board and briefing on security and the cruise program.

Departure towards the lagoon of Bénitier (one of the most beautiful lagoons of the island) at only half an hour of navigation. You will spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying this magnificent site and admire the sunset. If the weather conditions are good, you will even be able to see the high peaks of Reunion Island on the horizon. 


Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 2 - Thursday - Lagon du Morne - Mont Choisy 

When you wake up, your guide will propose you to go to meet the dolphins on a motor boat (excursion pack). Back on the boat and after breakfast, the crew will hoist the sails for a sail to the lagoon of Mont Choisy.

You will enjoy the rest of the day in this wonderful anchorage. The beautiful sandy beach shaded by filaos welcomes you for an idyllic swim. A new sunset is offered to you with the Moka mountain range as a backdrop. 

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 3 - Vendredi - Mont Choisy - Cap Malheureux 

After breakfast you can freely enjoy the beautiful lagoon of Mont Choisy with the program: swimming, lazing around, snorkeling and kayaking. 

For those who have opted for the excursion pack: our guide will take you to visit the Sugar Adventure Museum and the Grapefruit Garden. You will be able to discover the lush vegetation as well as the exceptional flora of the oldest botanical garden in the entire southern hemisphere and understand the importance of the cane culture in the history of Mauritius. 

On return from this excursion, the catamaran will head north and depending on the weather, will anchor at the foot of the Coin de Mire cliff or in the Merville lagoon for a snorkelling stopover. 

Today's itinerary will end in Grand Bay where you will discover the various tourist facets of this famous seaside resort. 

You will have the choice of spending a peaceful night on the boat or partying in the bars and nightclubs surrounding this anchorage. 

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 4 - Saturday - Grand-baie - Cap Malheureux

After a well-deserved sleep and a hearty breakfast, you will take advantage of the morning to discover the Grand-Baie boutiques and to stroll at your own pace. 

Your catamaran will head for the northernmost point of the island and will stop in the bay of Cap Malheureux for the night, with the famous red-roofed church as a sentinel. 

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 5 - Sunday - Cap Malheureux - îlot Gabriel

In the morning, you will set off to discover the Domaine sucrier de Labourdonnais with its castle in the middle of nature, its magnificent gardens, its old orchards and its rum distillery. On the way back, you will be amazed to visit a world famous model ship factory. 

On your return to the boat and after a well-deserved lunch, you will start sailing towards Plate Island and Gabriel Islet. Depending on the weather, you will make a diving stopover in Palisades Bay in the west of Plate Island. 

Your catamaran will then anchor in the lagoon on Gabriel Island. Once the boat is moored, you will spend the rest of the afternoon in Robinson discovering the beauty and solitude of this anchorage located in the middle of a small blue lagoon between Gabriel Islet and Plate Island. 


Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 6 - Monday - îlot Gabriel - Rivière noire 

After an early morning swim and a beautiful morning in these wild islands, you will set sail again: this time heading south-west for a long sail to Black River Bay. 

Peaceful night at anchor in this beautiful fishing village now converted into a privileged tourist destination. A pretty bay, well protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range, will be your setting for the night. 

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 7 - Tuesday - Rivière noire 

After a hearty breakfast, you will have the chance to visit the village of Chamarel where you will discover the magic of the colored land with a breathtaking view of the lagoon. You will then visit the rum distillery and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. 

Your catamaran will sail in this south-western part of the island in order to make you discover diving and swimming sites. Depending on the state of the sea, you will be able to disembark on the mythical beach of Tamarin or discover the mouth of the Rampart River by sea kayak. 

After a beautiful day of adventure, you will spend a peaceful night at the Marina de la Balise, ready to pack your bags without forgetting to store the marvellous souvenirs of this cabin cruise in Mauritius

Croisière à la cabine - Île Maurice

Day 8 -  Wednesday - La Balise Marina, Rivière Noire

Disembarkation after breakfast at 8 am.

Optional excursion package (264 € per person, including transfers to and from the places of the excursions). Price valid for participation of at least 4 people

  • Day 2: Dolphin watching from a boat
  • Day 3: Discovery of the Grapefruit Garden and the Sugar Museum.
  • Day 5: visit of the Domaine Sucrier de Labourdonais with its castle in the countryside.
  • Day 7: Excursion to Chamarel Terres des 7 Couleurs + visit of a rum distillery and lunch

NB : Itinerary subject to change without notice, depending on weather conditions and/or technical reasons. The sailing times indicated above are based on an average cruising speed of 6 knots. They may vary according to sea state, wind speed and weather conditions. Our partner reserves the right to allocate another type of catamaran to this cruise, offering the same level of comfort and service.

Croisière à la cabine - île Maurice

Itinerary 8 days from Black River.

  • Rivière noire, Le Morne, Mont Choisy, Cap Malheureux, Grand Baie, Îlot Gabriel, Rivière Noire.


Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate, i.e. beautiful and warm all year round. The ideal bathing period is in April and May, followed by October, November and December. 

There are two main periods in the year : 

  1. A hot and rainy season, from November to April, which corresponds to summer. The weather is very irregular during this summer period. The air temperature is around 30°C and the water temperature is around 27°C. From mid-January to March the risk of rain is greater. The month of February is in principle the month of cyclones, i.e. heavy rains accompanied by wind, and also the hottest month. During this month, it can rain 15 days in a row non-stop. The east coast is in principle more pleasant during this period. 
  2. The dry season, from June to September, is a cooler period corresponding to winter. August is the "coolest" month. The air and water temperature is then around 24°C. During this period, the risks of wind and overcast weather are greater on the east coast. The rest of the island keeps in principle clear skies and pleasant temperatures. 

The time difference is 2 hours in summer and 2 hours in winter +3h in winter.

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