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Duration 5 hours  

 Lunch at “La Case du Pêcheur” in Bambous Virieux.

A unique rustic guest house restaurant and its fresh products from the lagoon

(A la Carte and Payment directly at the restaurant).

Departure: 10:30 a.m.  Mahébourg Waterfront

(Comments by a story narrator)


We follow the coast going up towards the north and the Pointe du Diable. Entering the La Chaux River estuary to the Cavendish bridge. From the sea, we discover the historic sites of the Grand Port. La Falaise Rouge, the islets of the Monkey and the Mouse, the Salle d'Armes coral cave in which the French officers fought duels, Fort Frederick Henrick where the Dutch had built their first fort in 1638 followed by the French and then the English, Vieux Grand Port, First French Chapel (1722), the Queen's Battery, the Bois des Amourettes and its pier built in 1940 to supply boats and seaplanes during the Second World War, Anse Jonchée, where Abbé Charlot , priest and educator but also manufacturer of arak had his domain, Bambou Virieux

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Departure from Bambous Virieux. A look at the Pointe du Diable and the Passe Danois.

Crossing and physical visit of Île aux Fouquets (Lighthouse)

A look at Île de la Passe…and its history

2:00 p.m.

Crossing to Ile aux Aigrettes (Natural Reserve)

Comments on the Combat du Grand Port


1:30 p.m.

Back to the Sea Front

  • La Case du Pecheur
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