Sailing in Mauritius
It’s magic!

Sailing in Mauritius is simply wonderful. Don’t miss out! Are you a little hesitant because you’ve never been on a boat? Then take a gentle catamaran cruise in our lagoon and discover our island's outer beauty. Sea excursions can be a full day cruise, a romantic sunset sail, an overnight stay on board …  

Catamaran sailing in the lagoon

catamaran sailing in the lagoon

Most sailing tours are offered in the comfort of a catamaran. Her large deck has lots of room. Swim or snorkel among our tropical fish and visit our laid back islets.
The views are spectacular. 

South West lagoon at Riviere Noire or Black River

South West lagoon with Ile aux Benitiers

Below you’ll find a map of Mauritius plus an overview of some cruises. You can charter a boat or share a cruise. Up to you!

Where can you go sailing in Mauritius?

You have the choice between two lagoon sailing and one deep sea sailing. 

  • South West from Black River to Tamarin near Flic en Flac
  • South East from Mahebourg to Ile aux Cerfs
  • Deep sea sailing beyond our coral reefs to the northern islets in the Indian Ocean. Boats set sail near Grand Baie. 

Sailing in Mauritius - Map with islets

Mauritius Map with islets

One day shared catamaran cruises 

Famous Ile aux Cerfs on the East coast

aerial view of ile aux Cerfs

The full day cruises are the most popular cruises in Mauritius. Snacks, snorkeling equipment, barbecue lunch and drinks are included in these sea excursions. You might even come across dolphins or whales!
You can either take a lagoon cruise or a deep sea cruise. Sailing in the lagoon is as exciting as sailing the deep sea. Before you decide which sailing tour to book look at my cruise guide. 

View our one day cruise guide

Romantic Sunset Cruises

Sunset in Black River

Le Morne mountain at sunset

Enjoy a memorable evening watching our colourful tropical sunset from the comfort of a catamaran. Two hours of pure bliss whilst sipping a delicious cocktail with tasty snacks. 

View our sunset cruise guide

Sunset Dinner Cruises

Sailing into the sunset ...

Sailing into the sunset

You can also book a sunset cruise with dinner. These boat tours are offered on a charter basis in Mauritius. For five hours you’ll have the boat, skipper and crew at your disposal! A great opportunity to entertain your family and friends. Other tourists could hire the boat with you and share the cost. 

When you hire the catamaran you’ll have the choice between bringing your own supper and beverages or order a meal and drinks on the booking form. 

View our sunset dinner cruise guide

The most popular islets

During your boat tours you’ll either visit or cruise alongside these islets:

  • The South East: Ile aux aigrettes, Ile de la Passe, Ile au Phare, Ile aux Cerfs
  • The South West: ile aux Benitiers
  • The North: Coin de Mire or ‘Gunners Point’, Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel

Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel have their own lagoon in the North

Islets off the North coast of Mauritius

The weather for sailing in Mauritius

You might be surprised to learn we have a ‘winter’ season. That’s June, July and August. Don’t panic! All you need to do is pack a windbreaker. Being close to water always feels slightly cooler.

Cruise tours are popular and I would advise you to book as soon as your holiday flights and accommodation are confirmed.
Keep a day free for sailing in Mauritius. An attraction you simply can’t miss. Ready to embark on your sea excursion? Let’s set sail!

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