Mauritius is a volcanic island off the coast of East Africa. It’s well-known for its unique landscape, including beautiful beaches, lagoons, forests, waterfalls and coral reefs surrounding the entire island. There is no shortage of things to do and places to visit when you travel to this beautiful country.
The great news is that Mauritius will become one of your new favourite places if you’re the kind of tourist who loves to spend all day on the water. Whether you’re lounging on the net of a catamaran or watching the whales in their natural habitat, you’ll be surrounded by the wonders of nature in a truly breathtaking environment. As this is most important, let’s look at what kinds of water tours await you in Mauritius.
A catamaran is a kind of watercraft often used in tourist-driven countries to provide tours on the water. It allows visitors to see what it’s like to be at sea, enjoying the natural habitat of beautiful sea creatures. Several different tour companies in Mauritius provide tourists with catamaran cruises. Everyday activities that you will be doing on these tours include swimming, snorkelling, feeding the fish in the coral reefs, eating delicious lunches and enjoying the open bar. If you’re travelling with a loved one, a great date night idea would be to take a romantic sunset catamaran cruise with dinner and wine.
Sure, you can go to Sea World and watch dolphins swim back and forth in their small enclosures, but there is something to be said about watching these beautiful sea creatures in their natural habitat. Mauritius has plenty of dolphin tours available to tourists, some of which will take you swimming and snorkeling in dolphin habitats.
Dolphin tours will often start with exploration at sea, so you’ll get the best of both worlds – a water tour and a close encounter with dolphins.
There are a few different species of whales that one might see around the island of Mauritius. The two most prominent whales (and the ones you’ve probably heard of, include the humpback whale, usually observed between July and November, and sperm whales which you can typically see all year round. Whale-watching tours are a favourite all or half-day excursion for tourists that will, at the very least, provide you with a day out on the water. There is no guarantee that you will see a whale on the day you go on your tour, but you can bet that the guide guiding you will know where to find them if they’re out.
Regardless of what kind of activity you decide to do on your trip to Mauritius, being in a place Mark Twain referred to as the place Heaven was modeled after will make your trip memorable.