Blue Bay Marine Park
Blue Bay Marine Park
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DavePons
Durban, South Africa26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
mmm coral died. Nice boat trip and small fish to see. Maybe sailing trip is better than diving. plenty accommodation in blue bay
Written 8 November 2023
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wow, this marine park is just amazing. We first took a boat ride over to the lighthouse and got a beautiful view of the reef from above the water. The next day we donned our snorkel Mask and fins and spent the next 2 days exploring. Beautiful coral formations and lots and lots of fish.
Written 19 October 2023
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Henrique C
Cascais, Portugal55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Worth visiting especially if you like fish and snorkelling. Protected nature reserve with beautiful Indian Ocean fish in a coral reef
Written 23 January 2023
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AddieT-Oz
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We drove down the coast road from Belle Mare to Blue Bay beach to do some snorkeling. The drive was quite pretty. We had not pre-booked a snorkeling trip, and hoped to try our luck when we got there. It was a Sunday, so lots of locals were at the beach, and finding parking was a bit challenging, but it worked out fine. We immediately found someone to take us out on a glass-bottom boat into one of the designated reef areas. I'd read some comments that the reef was quite damaged, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much we saw. There was new coral growth, and we saw tropical fish we had not seen in other areas of Mauritius. Also a sea turtle!
Written 16 December 2022
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany520 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Keep out.
The corals are dead. There are a few fish swimming around and that's it.
It's not for the money for the glas-bottom-boat or snorkeling but for the nature.
It should be given the opportunity to recover.
Written 26 October 2022
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Kev_sig2002
London, UK170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Simply amazing ! Had the glass bottom boat trip. Well worth it.
The skipper knew exactly the best places to see those beautiful corals and fishes.
Written 25 August 2022
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Juma
Bochum, Germany37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wr visited Blue Bay during a tour through the South-East of Mauritius. Blue Bay Marine Park itself is a natural heritage and protected by the Republic of Mauritius.

We went for a short snorkelling trip and the amount of colourful fish was amazing.
Unfortunately, most corals were bleached out because of man made climate change, but there are still some colourful corals and some even get colourful again, because the bay is protected.

The bay is protected by the great reef around Mauritius and two islands in the bay, so snorkelling conditions are great.

But there also is a huge problem: when entering the beach, a horde(!) of boat owners gather around you to sell extremely expensive rides to the snorkelling zones, because it is forbidden to swim to two zones by your own. Authorities say, it would be too dangerous to swim there. But there is only one source of danger: all the boats. If you are a decent swimmer, there o isn't any problem to walk the beach westway to swim along to the corals and even to the reef.
One zone is entirely reachable by beach and you don't need boats.

But if you want to go by boat, you have to negotiate with the boat owners. Some want 3.000 rupees and that is way too much! The trip isn't worth more than 500 rupees andjehw Mauritian authorities should forbid those boat tours entirely, because the boats aren't good for thw corals and it would be much better to have two or three lifeguard boats in the bay and give people the chance to swim along to the corals.

It is a natural heritage and if the bay will not be protected more (no more boats!) there wont be anything left to inherit.
Written 22 August 2022
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Richard_W_Clements
Wirral, UK59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
You need to get a boat out to the decent snorkeling areas. This will cost R750-R1000 per person. The marine park was established in 2008, and as coral grows quite slowly, it is still recovering from prior exploitation. There is a lot of dead coral, but a lot of new living coral too, and a wide variety of fishes, generally larger than seen elsewhere. We were based near to Palmar in Flacq district, and travelled to Blue Bay specifically to snorkel the marine park. I'm glad that we did, but the quality of the reef was a little disappointing. Toilets and showers at Blue Bay are a nice bonus, plus food and drink being available.
Written 5 May 2022
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Oriell
Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
What an pleasant experience!
Who ever said the coral is dead obviously does not know what live coral looks like. At least 80%is still alive and there are only small patches that are damaged.
Even though it was overcast almost the entire week we were there, we were still able to see quite a lot.
There are all types of fish, shells(big ones), LIVE coral and the guys that went the previous day even saw turtles.
The oil spill did not seem to affect it to much(not sure why it looked like before) but the spill happened on the other side of the island.
Agreed there are better places to snorkel in the world but this is defenately on my top 10! Well worth a visit.
Regarding the ankers damaging the coral, it seems the boats have made a designated area to lover their ancers to avoid any more damage to the coral.
Would love to go back when the weather plays along.
Written 15 March 2022
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St. Albans, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited with Peter Pan boat tour (Sylvian - located on the beach at Shandrani hotel). We had an amazing day and smirked here plus further up the coast. Visited wrecks, reef and lighthouse.
Written 29 October 2021
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