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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour, Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg provided by Bonjour Mauritius Day Tours & Excursions

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

Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour, Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg
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About
Note: This is a private tour, except for the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve portion.  This is a full-day tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver, with the highlight being the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve. You will be treated to a guided 1.5 to 2 hour easy hike around the island where you will be able to discover the unique flora and fauna endemic to Mauritius. You will also have the chance to visit the white sandy beach, and have a dip in the beautiful lagoon, of Blue Bay and wander around the historical village of Mahébourg.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9433P23
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Lunch or snacks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at. Note that the schedule of the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes changes daily, but the boat typically departs between 10am and 10:30am. Your pickup time will depend on where you are staying, but will typically be between 8am and 10am. We will let you know your exact pickup time upon booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that the Mahebourg Museum and many of the shops in Mahebourg are closed on Sundays
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees
Exclusions
  • Lunch or snacks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at. Note that the schedule of the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes changes daily, but the boat typically departs between 10am and 10:30am. Your pickup time will depend on where you are staying, but will typically be between 8am and 10am. We will let you know your exact pickup time upon booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that the Mahebourg Museum and many of the shops in Mahebourg are closed on Sundays
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour, Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg
Clients should bring their own mask, if possible. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Blue Bay Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Mahebourg Waterfront
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Mahebourg Museum
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ilgimi
Jerusalem24 contributions
great nature tour, welcome change from the beach routine
Oct 2019
Guided tours in French and English start from the Pointe Jerome Visitor Center and are limited to 20 people, so you have to sign up a day or two in advance. Experienced guides show you the endemic and indigenous flora and fauna of Mauritius, including the endangered Pink Pigeon that has been barely saved from extinction and Giant Tortoises imported from the Seychelles who roam freely along your trail...Walking is relatively easy and included 4-5 years old children in our group. Access is by a short boat ride and the embarkation point at Pointe Jerome offers, itself, attractive views of the coast
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bonjour M
Hi, thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve tour and you were able to see the pink pigeon, and of course, the giant tortoises. We hope you enjoy your stay in Mauritius!
Written 7 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vickie t
36 contributions
Lovely visit for plant and bird lovers
We booked this tour and had a great time. Pick up was right on schedule and we had a lovely, professional and very patient driver Yassir who took care of us for the whole day. We visited Mahebourg seafront and spent some time st Mahebourg market where we picked up some souvenirs and some fresh produce. Then on to I'll aux aigrette for a very educational tour of the nature reserve. Our guide Rose Marie was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about all the bird and plant species on the reserve and really drilled home the point about conservation and protection of endemic species. The wild tortoises are very cute as well, look out for Big Daddy the very impressive alpha male on the island.
We didn't have much time to spend at Blue Bay beach at all, but that was just how things worked out due to slight delays and was not the fault of the driver at all. Just how things pan out sometimes and anyway we had and are going to have plenty of beach time in Mauritius.
The trip to I'll aux aigrettes is a must for plant and bird lovers but if you are not then you may want to skip this. Young children may also be bored. Further the terrain on the island is fully wild and the paths are very uneven so wear comfortable shoes. It may be a bit difficult for those who have balance or mobility problems.
Written 11 September 2019
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Bonjour M
Hi, thanks for your detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and your time on Ile aux Aigrettes. It's nice you were able to meet "Big Daddy", the giant tortoise as well!
Written 11 September 2019
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Anni L
4 contributions
Wonderful day
May 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day especially at the islands. The guides were quite nice and it is amazing to see how much effort they put in rebuilding a natural environment.
Our guide/ driver was very nice, always punctual and explained all the activities and helped us wherever necessary.
Same for the back office during booking they really respond fast.

The only really little minus was that nearly all explanations in the museum are written in French - but the house itself looks amazing.

Overall we would really recommend this tour (with mosquìto protection on the island) especially with this provider!

Thank you all for the lovely and nice day!
Written 27 May 2019
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Bonjour M
Thank you for the nice comments Anni! Thanks for brining up that mosquito protection could be helpful, as sometimes us Mauritius forget about this, as we are so used to mosquitos. We're glad you had a great day!
Written 27 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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D1935HKelliec
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Great day out
Great experience, would highly recommend, safe and secure with brilliant service, special thank you to our driver K
H5572ORclaires
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Brilliant Trip!
This trip was brilliant! Really well organised from the start and a wonderful day! All the staff really friendly an
S9671TVolgaa
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Great full day worth the money
Akash was a brilliant guide. He was friendly and shared generously of his wealth of knowledge about the island. Hig
SugYar
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Fantastic and worth it
Fantastic driver in Ahmed from Grand Bai, very nice and informative. Beautiful scenery and experienc
Jeff L
Jeff L
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Can't wait to go back and do this again!
Dreaming of this little island now that I'm all cooped up with shelter in place. Probably our best day in Mauritius
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Surprise!
It is a fantastic artwork by the nature! I and my wife had visited the place on 1st February this year and loved it
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Mauritius 2 Days Highlights
It was good experience however not true value for money, we had to purchase all passes ourselves and despite that w
Roger K
Roger K
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Tour arrangements missrepresented
The North Tour was not as advertised or as detailed in our confirmation. There was no professional guide, just a ta
happygonggong
happygonggong
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Good value for money
Just returned from our tours and curising holidays from Mauritius. The 3 days North, South and Southwest Tours is g
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Great way to learn a little about Mauritius
We both had a very enjoyable day on this tour, mainly thanks to our driver Keshaven. He was knowledgeable, informat
661vimalg
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Excellent Service
Well planned tours, our driver was on time. He shared local knowledge of all places we visited. Excellent communica
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Taxi
our drive said nothing the hole time (just a taxi driver), but he was polite . Some attractions where closed.
Tourist590388
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Beach hopping
I managed to go to Mont Choisy, Pereybere, Balaclava, Tamarin, La Prenuese and Flic en Flac beaches. Each beach has
TRW984
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Pleasant experience
The collection from the hotel was a pleasant addition of the tour. The taxi arrived as stated and a comfortable sc
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Question
We arrive by Cruise Ship Norwegian Spirit in Port Louis on 31st March 2020 at 08.00 and depart Port Louis at 17.00
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