Île Aux Aigrettes flora and fauna two-hour tour
Day trips & excursions

Île Aux Aigrettes flora and fauna two-hour tour

Availability: Monday - Saturday
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover plants and animals, unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world
  • Learn about the early history of Mauritius
  • Visit the gift shop at visitors' center where the revenue goes back to the restation of Ile aux Aigrettes
What to expect

The boat trip to Ile aux Aigrettes departs from Pointe Jerome (near Mahebourg) and operates on a daily basis. Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island (25 hectares) just off the coast of the town of Mahebourg. which has been declared a nature conservation site and is being preserved today by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.

The tour on Ile aux Aigrettes takes about one and a half hours with an additional 20 minutes for the round-trip boat trip. As part of this tour, you will discover Ile aux Aigrettes and enjoy original Mauritian nature with an expert guide alongside leading the way. You will discover plants and animals, unique to Mauritius and found nowhere else in the world. Some of them have come close to extinction like the pink pigeon, a bird that was in danger of extinction for many years. You will also visit the indigenous plant nursery., where you should look out for the rare pink pigeon, the Mauritius Kestrel, endangered skinks and of course, the giant tortoises.

When visiting Ile aux Aigrettes you will get to see the breathtaking scenery of the South East of Mauritius and will be given a glimpse of the early history of Mauritius. You will also get to see beautiful trees with strange names like Ox wood, Pipe wood, Rat wood, and Bottle palm. There is also the chance to see a rare orchid in full bloom.

At the end of the tour, you will get to purchase souvenirs at the gift shop at the Visitors’ Centre. All revenues from the tour on the islands and from the gift shop are reinvested in the restoration and preservations of Ile aux Aigrettes. Following the tour at Ile aux Aigrettes, you will travel by motorboat back to Pointe Jerome.

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What's included
  • Boat ride Pointe Jerome to the island return
  • Entrance to Ile aux Aigrettes
  • Guide
What's not included
  • Drink and food
  • Transfer
Reduced price
  • Child (3-12 years)
  • Free for infant 3 month - 2 years
Where

Please be ready to board the boat 15 mins before at Pointe Jerome Embarkation Point

Meeting point:

Pointe Jerome Embarkation Point, Mahebourg, Mauritius

What to remember
  • Bring sun cream, flip flops, and cap
  • Please be ready for pick-up at least 15 mins before
  • Please contact our local operator about your pick-up location and time whose information can be found after booking
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When
  • Monday - Saturday
  • Boat is available at 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 2.00pm
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Provider
SummerTimes
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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