The Watersports centre is located in front of the Manor House next to the beach and is open every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. With decades of experience, our Watersports centre partner will assist you with pleasure and flair. Guests can enjoy complimentary activities such as snorkelling, water skiing, glass-bottom boat trips, kayaking, windsurfing and pedal boats.
Guests can enjoy complimentary activities such as snorkelling, water skiing, glass-bottom boat trips, kayaking, windsurfing and pedal boats.
The South West coast of Mauritius has lagoons rich in wildlife, and ours is no exception. Once you have explored the shoreline, regular boats can take you every day to special spots along the reef for even more fascinating snorkelling encounters.
Schedule: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM on a reservations-only basis. Excursion hours may vary depending on tides and weather conditions.
Glass-Bottom Boat Trips
If donning a plastic mask and breathing through a tube is not your thing, take a ride in our glass-bottom boats to have a glimpse of the underwater world.
Excursion schedule: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on a reservations-only basis. Glass-bottom boat trip availability and schedules depend on tides and weather conditions.
Easy to learn and do, not to mention that it will grant you a whole new perspective from which to admire the unique Le Morne Mountain.
Hours: Between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM subject to availability of Kayaks.
If you wish to learn Water Skiing, trust our kind instructors to turn you into a pro fairly quickly. If you're already a master, just make your reservation and have some fun!
Hours: At high tide, on a reservations-only basis.
Perfect for a leisurely exploration of the lagoon, just a different spot for some sun and breeze soaking. Ideal for taking the children along!
Hours: Between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM subject to availability of pedal boats.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
A no-wind day doesn’t necessarily mean a lost day! Take out a Stand Up Paddle board and paddle yourself around in the clear waters of the shallow Le Morne lagoon.
Hours: Between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at high tide only, on a reservations-only basis, and subject to availability of Stand Up Boards as well as weather conditions.
The Watersports centre crew will be happy to show you the ropes of this pleasant sport or just let you ride the breeze to your heart's content if you're a connoisseur.
Hours: Between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at high tide only, on a reservations-only, basis and subject to availability of Windsurfing equipment as well as weather conditions.
Catamaran Cruises, Deep Sea Fishing Charters and Swimming with Dolphins
Our Watersports centre partner offers memorable experiences including luxury deep sea fishing charters, a variety of catamaran cruises along the coastline and activities such as swimming with dolphins, picnics on Benitiers Island, and much more. Their fleet of world-class boats, professionally manned and equipped, will realize all your angling dreams.
Swimming With The Dolphins
Going out on a sunny morning to swim with wild dolphins has never been so reviving! Human fascination with these intelligent creatures is as old as humanity itself, and all those who have experienced a close encounter with them will carry these memories for a lifetime. Many operators around the planet offer dolphin interactions, but few involve truly wild dolphins, in their natural habitat, and even fewer will show more consideration for the dolphins than our partners in Mauritius do. One of the best spots around the island to observe wild dolphin behaviour and interact with them is on the West Coast, in the bays of Black River and Tamarin, where the pods come to play, socialize and feed, attracted by the waters teaming with their favourite fishy breakfast.
You can see the dolphins throughout the morning, but swimming with dolphins cruises only operate between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. By 10:30 AM, the dolphins start to move beyond the reef to hunt for schooling fish. The two species you will meet during this cruise are spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
The spinner dolphin is generally seen in large pods, up to one hundred of them in the same spot; they like playing and are very active underwater, giving you a good hour of sport. Spinner dolphins will not exceed 80 kg and 8 feet in length, and it is common to see babies just other a foot long and weighing no more than 3 kg.
The bottlenose dolphin is the most common of the dolphin species worldwide. In Mauritius, they live in smaller groups, between 2 to 15 individuals. Much larger than the spinners, they will weigh between 150 kg to 650 kg and will reach up to 12 feet long. Their behaviour patterns are slightly different, as they tend to spend more time in the bays, sometimes until around 11:30 AM, but it may also happen that we see them in the afternoon in the middle of the lagoon, in 1.5 meters of crystal clear water. They are very quiet and much easier to swim with, you might as well have them swimming around you.
The two species will never be found in the same spot, once the bottlenoses arrive the whole group of spinners will leave the bay to the open sea, they will not share the same spot.
We would recommend you to plan this experience at the beginning of your stay or at least 24 hours prior. For more information please contact the Watersports Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speed Boat Trips
You can enjoy the huge lagoon around the "Bénitiers" Rock or cruise over the shallow waters to Bénitiers Island. You can even go shopping in Grand Bay in the Explorer speedboat, a much more enjoyable way than road transport.
Hours between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at high tide on a reservations-only basis and subject to availability.
For more information please contact the Watersports Centre on email@example.com.
Big Game Fishing
The island is renowned for being one of the best big game fishing destinations. With perfect conditions prevailing throughout the year the possibilities to fight giant Blue and Black Marlin, various sharks, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna as well as many more exciting fish are made available to experienced anglers and also beginners. Be game for an exhilarating adventure out in the open ocean! Our guests can experience the thrill of the big catch, with a comprehensive big game fishing service, including return transfers from the resort to the boat pick-up spot.
Big game fishing trips are also a lot of fun because you never know what exactly is lurking underneath your boat, and the anticipation of what may strike your line is almost as exciting as catching a fish. Even if you don't catch the fish you are looking for, it's still more than likely you will catch all kinds of accidental species that are still fun to reel in.
The pursuit of getting the biggest fish you can find is not limited to personal glory or fishing tournaments. Big game fishing world records are hallowed accomplishments that will have your name forever enshrined next to a specific species. This is especially true for species notoriously hard to set a record for.
JP Henry Charters, our trusted partner, operates from a fishing centre located in the South-West of the island. For any further information regarding the season and rates please feel free to contact the Watersports centre on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A day full of fun on board the Madianas, our partner’s luxury catamaran fleet.
Explore the coves and stunning lagoons of the Mauritian coastline, where dolphins are often to be seen and do some snorkelling in crystal clear waters. Then sail on to the famous "Bénitiers Island" where you will relax and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood barbecue in total comfort. For more information please contact the Watersports Centre at email@example.com.
This cruise departs at 9:00 AM from Black River and heads for the spot where you can watch the famed Mauritian dolphins. This spot, just off the mouth of the Black River, is the one place where these fascinating animals feed regularly, creating an opportunity to see them, not to be found elsewhere around the island, and definitely not to be missed.
At 10:30 AM the boat stops right outside the reef for swimming and snorkelling and then sails on, into the lagoon of Le Morne for a stop near Bénitiers Island. The crew will cook and serve a delicious seafood barbecue lunch on board. While the grill sizzles, you'll have another opportunity to explore crystal clear waters and have a swimming competition with the fish, to work up an appetite. The return is scheduled for 3:30 PM.
For more information please contact the Watersports Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catamaran Champagne Sunset Cruise
This romantic cruise departs at 5:00 PM from Black River. It sails towards Tamarin Bay, where it stops for a sip of champagne! The wild scenery and quiet atmosphere of the bay, with its gleaming sunset on one side and the dark mass of the Rampart Mountain, has always been a fascination for artists and provides the perfect canvas for romance. The return is scheduled for 5:00 PM. For more information please contact the Watersports Centre at email@example.com.
Catamaran Starlight Dinner Cruise
This evening cruise departs at 6:00 PM from Black River; the skipper will sail in quiet waters along the coast until he finds a wild and shelter cove for a cosy starlit seafood grill dinner. The return is scheduled for 10:00 PM
For more information please contact the Watersports centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.