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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

5 Things To Do On Mauritian Waters

Mauritius, which is a subtropical island off the coast of East Africa, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Not only does it have a beautiful natural environment, as well as a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse population, but it is also home to some of the best water sport activities in the world.

To really experience everything that Mauritius has to offer on the water, you’ll be wanting to go to as many coasts as possible. For this reason, it’s important to plan your routes and make sure you’re in a specific place for the right amount of time. For instance, if you’re planning on going deep-sea fishing off the coast of Grand Bay, then it would probably be best to book accommodation for at least a few days. Vice versa, if you’re planning to go wakeboarding in Port Louis, then a single day could suffice – visit routeperfect.com for a coherent and useful trip planner.

Before booking anything, however, it is first important to know exactly what Mauritius has to offer, and whether it is the right destination for you. With this in mind, here are five of the most popular activities to do on Mauritian waters and how you can make the most out of them:

Parasailing At Grand Bay

Grand Bay is one of the perfect spots for fast-paced water activities, including wakeboarding, waterskiing and, of course, parasailing. Parasailing, in particular, is a great watersport for beginners. All you have to do is strap yourself in tight and watch the world glide past you! 

Cave Sea Kayaking At Pointe Aux Sable

One of the best things about the waters of Mauritius is the amount of hidden islands and secret caves that you can come across. Cave sea kayaking has become one of the must-experience activities here, especially when it comes to couples who want a shared activity – rather than rushing around on a pair of wakeboards! If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination in East Africa, then something like this might just tip the edge in Mauritius' favour! 

Deep Sea Fishing At Grand Bay

We mentioned deep sea fishing earlier, and the reason we spoke about booking accommodation for a number of days is because, quite simply, fishing involves patience. Not everyone lands a great catch on their first go, and the best way to make the most out of the activity is to give it plenty of tries and give yourself the best chance to get lucky!

Dolphin Spotting Under Trou Aux Cerfs

Trou Aux Cerfs is one of the largest volcanoes in Mauritius, and just beside the coast, there are a number of boat tours that are designed for dolphin and whale spotting. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close to dolphins in their natural habitat, then this is the adventure for you.

Scuba Diving Off Blue Bay

Speaking of getting up close and personal, you can’t get more personal than actually being down in the depths with all the aquatic wildlife that exists beneath the waves. For beginners and pros alike, this is a great way to really explore the expanse of the seabed. If getting deep into Mauritian water is not really your thing, however, you can also try an activity known as “snuba diving”. This is essentially a hybrid of scuba and snorkelling, allowing you to swim as deep as you want whilst connected to an oxygen tank on the boat.