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20 Best Water Sports in Mauritius

  • If you are bored with the same old getaways, Mauritius will surely find some adrenaline rush. To pump in some more adventure, you can try some water sports which require the least of the training. To start with, Parasailing gives you a spectacular view of the lagoons which is sure to provide the unmatched thrill. For people who are getting into the waters for the first time, let them start with an easy water sport such as cave sea kayaking where you can see the gorgeous basalt rock gardens. When in Grand Baie and Trou d’eau Douce, hit the waters with the high octane sport-water skiing. You can thrill with some more amazing water sports which will keep you entertained all the time.

    Here are some of the best water sports to try in Mauritius:

  • 01Scuba Diving

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    How about going underwater and experiencing real life. It can be one of the most rewarding moments of life and can leave you truly relaxed. It is one of the most spectacular way of get closer to the natural beauty.

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    Highlights: You can definitely visit Reunion Island, Rodrigues and St-Brandon which is not only an island with incomparable beauty. One of the best diving sites are Colorado and Roche Zozo which is located close to Blue Bay.

    Best time to visit: Summer months are considered to be the best time to visit since the waters are the warmest and attracts a number of fish too. So you can visit from March to April.

    Difficulty Level - High
  • 02Snorkelling

    If you want to experience the world of underwater then there is absolutely nothing better than Snorkelling. It allows you to get closer to the marvellous realms of underwater which makes it one of the finest adventure sport in the world. It lets you relax and will allow you to set yourself free from the monotony of the routine.

    Highlights: Blue Bay Marine Park is an ideal place for snorkelling in Mauritius where you will get a chance to witness angel fish, damselfish and many others. It is the best place for snorkelling for beginners so the difficulty level is not so high.

    Difficulty Level – Medium.

    Best time to visit- October to December and March to April.
  • 03Kite Surfing at Belle Mare in Mauritius

    Kite Surfing at Belle Mare in Mauritius
    • h2 Hours
    • lBelle Mare
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      Code: 9707284
     About the Activity:
    • Ride waves with style and elan at Belle Mare as you equip yourself with the amazing skills of kite surfing in C Beach Club at Bel Ombre.
    • The training sessions will teach you how to ride the waves using a surfboard that are specially designed for this activity. 
    • Each training session lasts for 2 hours and can last up to 10 hours to learn the art of kite surfing like never before.
    • The activity is suitable for experienced kite surfers as well as amateurs and beginners, as everyone will be trained before the activity.
    • Timing slots for the activity are 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM,12:30 PM to 02:30 PM and 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM respectively.
    • You can access the point of activity by any local transport as the site is located in the heart of the city.
  • 04Parasailing

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    Flying in the air like a free bird is everybody’s dream. Go for parasailing which will let you float in the cloud where you can fly in the air with the other birds. It is a thrilling activity which even lets you witness some of the most beautiful places that you wouldn’t have otherwise seen.

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     Highlights: Ile Aux Cerfs is one of the best place for parasailing in Mauritius.

    Best time to visit: December to April is the best time to sail in the wind.

     Difficulty Level: High, although can still do it with the help of a trainer.
  • 05Deep-sea fishing

    If you want to have a pulse racing experience then it is best to try deep sea fishing. it is best to try deep sea fishing in Mauritius. It lets you witness some of the most amazing and beautiful looking fishes. The rich marine fauna of the Mauritius attracts a lot of tourists. 

    Highlights: You have the chance to see the giant Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Mako sharks. Location: The north coast of Mauritius is considered to be one of the top destinations for deep sea fishing.

    Best time to visit: November to April.

    Difficulty Level: High, but you can do deep see diving with the help of professional trainers.
  • 06Experience a Luxury Catamaran Cruise in Mauritius

    Experience a Luxury Catamaran Cruise in Mauritius
    • h6 Hoursh30 Minutes
    • lRivière Noire
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    • Pascal Henry
      Pascal Henry
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    About the Activity:
    • Join a comfortable Madiana Cruise and set sail towards Gabriel Islanda in a 6 hour cruise over the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Mauritius.
    • Climb on a catamaran at 09:00 AM and set sail towards the west coast bay to see the unexpected. The skipper gives a brief instruction which you must abide during the trip.
    • In the high seas you can view playful dolphins in their natural habitat cruising along the beautiful ocean with breathtaking views.
    • Indulge yourself in a snorkeling experience near the reef with breathtaking views of the Black River Mountain Range.
    • The trip starts from Black River and ends at the same place.
  • 07Dolphin Watching

    How about an outing with the dolphins? After all, who doesn’t love dolphins? If you are crazy to watch dolphins then it is best to visit Mauritius. It is the best time to explore the lives of these magnificent and spectacular looking dolphins. It is important to soak yourself in the real adventure by having an incredible experience of both whales and dolphins.

    Highlights: Tamarin Bay is the best place to watch these beautiful looking dolphins in Mauritius.

    : 75 Euros.

    Difficulty Level: Medium, you will have to take the help of a trainer.

    Best time to visit
    : July is the best month to spot a dolphin.
  • 08Underwater sea walk

    It is a lifetime experience which will allow you to have an underwater sea walk. It is one of the most fascinating experience which one can never forget. You can see some of the most beautiful reefs, corals and different variety of fishes too.

    Highlights: You can try the underwater sea walk near the Grand Bay which allows you to witness a wide variety of attraction.

    Prices: 37 Euro per person.

    Difficulty Level:
    High, you have to be in the water for good 15 to 25 minutes and therefore, hydrophobic people shouldn’t be trying it. However, for people who are not well versed with underwater sea diving you can take the help of a trainer.

    Best time to visit: June can be the best time to try underwater sea walk.

  • 09Whale Watching

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    Wouldn’t it be beautiful to see beautiful whales in their natural habitat? Experiencing the magnificent marine life will leave you truly jaw dropped. Moreover, you can witness some incredible sights too. There are some peculiar species of whales you might have never seen before. Don’t miss the chance to have a magnificent view of Le Morne Mountain. You will find some big and mysterious dolphins which are hard to be seen anywhere else.

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    Highlights: Most of the whales are found in west coast of Mauritius which makes it an attractive tourist spot for many.

    Rs 1700 per person.

    Difficulty Level:
  • 10Underwater Sub Scooter Trip in Mauritius

    Underwater Sub Scooter Trip in Mauritius
    • h2 Hours
    • lTrou-aux-Biches
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    • Warima

    About the Activity:

    • On your next holiday in Mauritius, experience a sub-scooter ride with your friends and explore the deep ocean.
    • You can ride your sub-scooter solo or seated one behind the other, two people on one of the sub scooters is twice the fun..
    • You both breathe naturally under water through a shared bubble which gives you a 360 degree view through the glass.
    • See colorful tropical fish and other marine life swim through colonies of vibrant coral
    • You will be taken out to an old wreckage, the Star hope, where Zebra Fish, Eels and other sea life nourishes.
    • Travelling at a leisurely 3 km per hour speed you will be able to marvel the wonderful marine life.
    • This trip starts from Trou-aux-Biches and is can be availed from 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM.
  • 11Wind Surfing

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    If you would have asked any wind surfer for the best wind surfing spot, without a second he would have simply said that it is Mauritius. The most reliable wind along with the flat water surface that it has to offer makes it an ideal wind surfing spots for many. You will definitely enjoy the scenic view of the sugarcane trees swaying in the wind along with the lovely blue waters.

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    Highlights: If you want to try one of the best wind surf centre then it is Le Morne or even Dinarobin.

    Best time to do:
    May to November.

    Difficulty Level:
    High, you should have good swimming skills and should be a trained wind surfer too.
  • 12Sea Kart Ride in Black River

    Sea Kart Ride in Black River
    • h1 Hourh20 Minutes
    • lRivière Noire
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    • Marie
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    About the Activity:

    • Explore the beauty of the beautiful Black River in Mauritius as you ride on a sea kart ride.
    • Start your activity at La Balise, Black River, in front of Black River Church on the river side.
    • Then board the sea kart which is a 2m long and wide inflatable jet boat that is powered by a 110 HP Engine.
    • Be safe in the boat which is unflappable and offers maximum stability and ease of maneuvering.
    • Relish the activity that lasts for 1 hour and is preceded by 20 minutes safety briefing.
    • Two adults and a child aged between 6 and 12 can board on a sea kart.
    • The activity can be availed between 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
  • 13Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Belle Mare

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Belle Mare
    • h1 Hour
    • lBelle Mare
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      Code: 9707284

    About the Activity:

    • Feel the excitement of stand-up paddle boarding on the waves of Belle Mare beach as a skilled instructor teaches you techniques like forehand turns, paddling and wave riding.
    • Embark on the thrilling adventure of stand up paddle boarding at Belle Mare in Mauritius from C Beach Club in Bel Ombre.
    • Once you collect your surfboard and put on your wet suit, follow your expert guide through a basic warm-up and a sand session that covers the fundamentals of surfing.
    • A variation on the traditional methods of surfing, paddle boating employs an upright stance on their boards and uses a paddle to propel the rider forth.
    • You can choose duration of activity such as 1 Hour, 2 Hours or 6 Hours as per your requirement.
    • Engage yourself in this adventurous activity with your family and friends as the activity can be availed between 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • 14Submarine Safari in Trou Aux Biches

    Have you ever thought of the idea of getting into diving and not getting wet? Well, welcome to the world of Blue Safari Submarine. You will find gorgeous stretches of sand which will leave you completely relaxed and will let you have some of the finest restaurant. It is roughly a two hours diving which will leave you completely relaxed. The beaches are both pleasant and uncrowded which will make safari even more interesting. Highlight: The best way to experience the amazing coral reef is through the sub scooter.

    Prices: Rs. 4400 per person.

    Best time to visit:
    May to early December.

    Difficulty Level:

  • 15Fishing

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    How about a thrilling experience of catching a bigger fish? Isn’t it exciting! You can just sit back, relax and listen to the calmness and serenity of waters. The adrenaline rush will leave you truly mesmerized throughout the moment. They are fun, relaxing and even challenging which will make you feel completely relaxed.

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    Highlights: Black River is considered to be the best fishing spot in Mauritius. You can get hold of some amazing fishes you haven’t seen before.

    Best months to visit
    : November to April are considered to be the best fishing months for Mauritius.

    Difficulty Level: Low.
  • 16Cave Sea Kayaking

    If you are tired of old monuments, beaches and crowded towns then it is best for you to discover the Albion Caves. You can even feast your eyes on some of the most spectacular landscapes. You will get a time to chisel your skills and put them into practice.

    Highlights: You can take a turn from Pointe aux Sable riding your kayak where you can see some spectacular looking cliffs.

    Difficulty Level
    : Medium, minimum of 18 years or above is requires to try this sea kayak.

    Prices: 79 Euro per person.

    Best months to visit: October is the best time for such water sports.
  • 17Water Skiing

    If you are looking for some more adrenaline rush then you should definitely try your hands on water skiing. You might find it difficult at the inception but after a point of time it becomes a smooth sail. Look for calm waters which are considered to be appropriate for water skiing.

    Highlight: Trou d’eau and Grand Baie is considered to be ideal place for water skiing.

    Difficulty Level:
    High, don’t forget to have the life jacket before trying this adventure sport.

    Best months to visit: December to April
  • 18Sailing

    Sailing is a nice experience to have in Mauritius. If you are looking for a Catamaran boats then you have it in Mauritius where you can experience the scenic landscape with which you will be surrounded most of the times. You also let yourself experience motor speed boats, and luxury yacht too.

    Highlight: If you want a real luxury then it is best to try Harris Wilson which is a 18 meter long catamaran. You can experience the thrilling experience of sailing.

    Best months to do
    : May to December.

    Difficulty Level: Low.
  • 19Surfing

    If you are a hard core surfer then you simply can’t miss the chance to be in Mauritius. It will make all the forceful and positive energy flow in. Let the adrenaline rush flow inside as you surf in the blue waters of Mauritius.

    Highlight: Le Morne, is considered to be the best place for surfing in Mauritius.

    Difficulty Level
    : High, you need to be trained to try surfing in Mauritius.

    Best season: March to April is the best time for surfing.

    Prices: Rs 1400 per person.
  • 20Sea plane Ride

    It is once in a lifetime opportunity where to get to feel the excitement of take-off and landing. You can enjoy the breath-taking views of Mauritius and moreover, it is the best water sport for those who suffer from sea sickness.

    Highlight: You can get a chance to see the beautiful coral reefs and the deep blue waters too.

    : 320 Euro per person.

    Difficult Level: High