Catamaran Cruise - Gabriel Island + Lunch

A little about the Gabriel Island

Also known as Îlot Gabriel. Located in the extreme north of Mauritius, near the Round Island and the Flat Island. Approximately ten km north of Cap Malheureux.

Gabriel Island and Flat Island are only 750 meters apart. The island is only 42 hectares in size. It is much smaller than the Flat Island, and the highest point is only 28 meters.

Gabriel Island is a protected landscape area. The island has less vegetation than its neighboring Flat Island. Gabriel Island is best known for its beautiful, untouched sandy beaches. It is a popular snorkeling destination with excellent diving spots and a paradise for sun seekers.


A 6.5-hour tour from Grand Baie takes you on a catamaran cruise around Gabriel Island. Famous for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear water.

Make the most of the best swimming and snorkeling spots along the way. Drop anchor and explore the island before enjoying a BBQ lunch and drinks. This cruise is designed to provide you with a full day of true relaxation and fun.

  • Catamaran Cruise North Coast – Gabriel Island, Gunner’s Quoin, Flat Island.
  • Package includes BBQ lunch, unlimited drinks, and live on-board entertainment.
  • Snorkeling breaks to discover the remarkable underwater marine world.
  • Cruise experience on a 45 ft long catamaran


The catamaran cruise departs from Grand Bay at 9h15.

The crew ensure that all guests have a good time. They enjoy cracking jokes, telling local stories, and playing Sega Mauritian. They will set the tone for the rest of the day and lift everyone’s spirits.

Around 12h30 a full delicious BBQ lunch will be served on the catamaran.

The menu includes grilled fish, BBQ chicken thigh, grilled chicken sausages, rice salad, pasta salad, potato & egg salad, mixed vegetable salad, bread, seasonal fruits, afternoon tea/coffee. Vegetarian lunch available upon request. Kindly let us know!

As part of the cruise, you will pass by an incredible lagoon, where swimming and snorkeling are a must.

You may see whales and dolphins during this excursion. If this occurs, the crew will come to a complete stop so that you can observe these magnificent creatures.

Of course, you can choose to relax on the beautiful white sand beaches of Gabriel Island, take a sunbathe, or go for a walk around the island. This amazing paradise island is the ideal setting for a relaxing day of sun worship. This is no doubt a great place to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches. 

Witness the iconic Gunner’s Quoin surrounded by graceful Pailles en Queue birds.

You will leave Gabriel Island around 14h15 and return to Grand Bay. Light snacks, bar services, and live music are available during the return sail. The expected time of return to Grand Bay is 15h30.

Tour Information

Start & End times:
Duration: Cruise of 6.5 hours.
The Catamaran cruise is operational all days.
Departure Point: Grand Bay Sunset Boulevard.                Itinerary: Sail cliffs of Gunner’s Quoin, Flat Island, Gabriel Island.
Departure time: 09h15
Return time: 15:30 


In the event of rough or impassable sea conditions, we may alter the routes to take you to Gunners’ Quoin and Casita beach instead.

Essentials to bring: swimsuit, waterproof bag or backpack, sunscreen, hat/cap, towel, sunglasses, cover-up & change of clothes, non-slip shoes, insect repellent, motion sickness pills if necessary and a waterproof jacket.

Tour Price

Catamaran Cruise = 65 EUR per person

Pick-up & drop-off from/to your accommodation can be organized. Kindly contact us for quotation.

Exclusive Catamaran 

Sunset Cruise (private only)

Start: 16h45 / Finish: 19h00

Evening Cruise (private only)

Start: 17h15 / Finish next day: 09h30

Please contact us for quotation for exclusive catamaran cruises. 

You may also interest in the Catamaran Cruise Northeast where you discover Ambre Island (Mangroves) and Bernaches Island.

All Catamaran Cruises also available as private cruises. 

We also provide a powerful speedboat which offers exhilarating excursions to the most beautiful and tranquil spots in the region.

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Frequently Asked Question

  • Bathing suits, flat shoes, and an extra set of clothes are always advised.
  • Sunscreen is must to avoid sunburn.
  • After the sun goes down, it may become a little chilly, so bring a pashmina or light jacket just in case!
  • There is a chance you will see dolphins at sundown, so get prepared to this amazing if this occurs.

According to Expedition Tour users, the best Catamaran Cruises in Mauritius are:
Catamaran Cruise – Gabriel Island – Luxury Catamaran Cruise – Catamaran Cruise southeast – Catamaran Cruise Dolphins Watch – Visit Benitiers Island Mauritius.

Mauritius does not allow dolphins in captivity. Therefore, the dolphins are wild and free in the open ocean. Swimming with wild dolphins can be incredible stressful for the animals. Getting the best view of their acrobatic display you should observe them from a distance. You may try a swim with a wild dolphin under the supervision and advice of the skipper.

Dolphin pods frequent at Tamarin Bay in Mauritius. Early morning is the best time to see dolphins in Mauritius. The dolphins return to the shore to rest and play after spending the night in the deep sea in search of food.

Between July and November, Humpback Whales are more common. Sperm Whales can be seen all year and have been observed congregating in warm waters.

The Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins can be found in Mauritian waters. Peers dislike congregating in the same place, so you will never see them together.

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