Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg

Port Louis, Mauritius
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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg
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You will embark on a small boat at Pointe Jérome, which will take you across the turquoise waters to Ile aux Aigrettes, a small coralline limestone island situated in the South East of Mauritius. Since 1965, Ile aux Aigrettes has been declared a nature reserve, and it arguably the best place to see flora and fauna endemic to Mauritius.

Upon arrival, you will meet one of the trained guides who will accompany you on an easy hike around the island (1.5h to 2h in length). You will have the opportunity to view unique species such as the Mauritian Fody, Pink Pigeon, giant Aldabra Tortoise, and the Ornate Day Gecko in a safe and protected environment. You will also discover the original trees and vegetation that, before the arrival of man, covered Mauritius and its surrounding islands.

After exploring Ile aux Aigrettes, you will visit Blue Bay for a few hours of relaxation. Blue Bay is known to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, and has some of the most blue water of any beach on the island. 

Just a few minutes from Blue Bay lies the village of Mahébourg. Now a quiet, laid-back coastal village, Mahébourg is full of history and charm. During your drive through the village, you will discover the old buildings and streets, reminiscent of the colonial era. In Mahébourg, you have the chance to visit the National History Naval Museum and discover the fascinating history of Mauritius through a collection of curated artifacts, historical documents. Please note that the museum may be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Boat transfer for your group to and from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Entrance and visit fee for Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.

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Pickup provided at your hotel
Departure Time:
The pickup time will depend on your location and the daily schedule of the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes, but will be between 7:30am and 9:00am. The exact pickup time will be provided upon reservation.
Return Details:
Dropoff provided at your hotel


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