Many boat trips allow to discover the coast. To watch the sea bottom, to play with dolphins or to watch the whales in season.
Sitting under the sea level, you’ll go through the reef where hundreds of corals and colorful fishes live. These ships are shaped by a marine architect in order to offer a better quality of vision than the one you usually get with traditional glass-bottom boats. You’ll able to get safely closer to the seabed. Locally known as the « helicopters of the sea », they are the best way to enjoy fully the wealth of the submarine life resting on a unique volcanic site. Indeed, among the fishes, the volcanic faults lead you through the heart of the coral reef, now part of the Marine Park. The lava flows of the Piton des Neiges support the coral reef for almost 8000 years: you will play with butterflies or angels fishes, surgeon fishes, Convict cichlid, trumpets, and the luckiest will be able to swim with dolphins, turtles and rays!
Timing: Morning departure is recommended after 8h, 40 min safari
From 1 person to 15 people per rotation every 40 minutes
Located in the Marina of Saint Gilles Les Bains, BATO PEI offers fishing trips in conviviality and authenticity.
Several tours offered :
DISCOVERIES AND SENSATIONS
1h15 combining one part to take time and discover the beauty of the island and one part for sensations with fifteen minutes of speed over 35 knots.
A drink will be offered on board.
On this tour it is not unusual to see turtles, dolphins and whales in season.
1h30 in search of dolphins the whole year and whales in season, this tour allows you to meet cetaceas crossing the island with a respectful approach of the animals. A drink will be offered on board.
Possible trips on request for events (groups, birthday, wedding…)
Possible tours from St Gilles, but aswell from St Pierre and the port of La Pointe des Galets, upon weather and availability.
This 32 passengers catamaran wasn’t only shaped to observe dolphins or whales in season but also for different activities such as early morning cruise, lazy midday cruise with refreshing lunch, sunset cruise with punch and appetizers.
Possibility of kayaking and swimming depending on the weather
Two cruises are combining swimming with kayaking in order to let you enjoy the sea. Anchorage in the Marine Nature Reserve where you’ll be able to go snorkeling to discover the seabed. Be ready to face the marine life and live an amazing experience.
At noon: lunch on board
A local meal will be served on board (according to your tastes) before going along the shore to see the western hills of the island.
Sunset time with cocktails
A local cocktail will be served while you’ll be admiring the colors of the sun setting on the see and the western hills of the island.
From 5 to 32 people
If you’ve always wanted to discover the west coast, see dolphins, admire the underwater world, experience a sunset over the lagoon and the mountain, this “Grand Bleu” Cruise trip is for you.
This fast cruise-boat can offer to 55 people a marine tour in the historical St. Paul’s Bay or a view of Saint-Leu and its famous surf spot in the south part of the island.
Shaped by the volcanic activities, the west coast offers astonishing and varied views such as steep cliffs, white and black sand beach, lagoons and also breathtaking views of the peaks of the Grand Bénard and Maïdo’s hills.
Day cruise (1h15) along the west coast over 20 km
Sunset cruise (1h30) with drinks served on board!
Thematic cruises can be planned on request such as « Love Boat » or « Head in the Stars »: contact us.
Minimum: 10 Pax / Maximum: 110 Pax
You’ll enjoy true moments of pleasure and escape in small groups with this catamaran cruise.
Hoist the sails out of the port and taste the sweetness of boating along the west coast where a wide range of activities is offered …The malicious dolphins of the Indian Ocean are likely to come play in the bow wave of the boat for your own pleasure. A moment of pure happiness!
Relax and meet the local marine life (dolphins, humpback whales in season, turtles…)
Anchoring in the Marine Nature Reserve for a fun stop with swimming (flippers, mask, snorkel) and kayaking.
Barbecue on board
By late afternoon, enjoy the sunset
Available every day with professional skippers and lifeguards
From 5 people
Maximum 12 people
À partir de 5 personnes / maximum 12 personnes
Catapassion is a 4 star catamaran that offers upscale cruises on the waters of the Indian Ocean. Between 12 and 16 people (depending on the cruises) will be able enjoy the following services:
– Cabins provided during the trip for changing clothes and showering (towel and shower kit available).
– Full equipment for swimming (towels, flippers, mask and snorkel, arm bands for children, lycra)
– Introduction to sailing and kayak driving, swimming (supervised by a lifeguard swimmer)
– Trolling and research and whale watching.
Several options are available:
– Cruise 1/2 day : 2 starts.
Morning: Departure 9am – Return 13h : Breakfast + drinks + Aperitif
Afternoon: Departure 14h – Back for the sunset: snack + cocktail + fresh drinks
– Full Day Cruise : Departure at 9am – Back for the sunset : Breakfast + unlimited drinks + aperitif + meals (included in the price) and cocktail + snack (evening)
From 5 people
Maximum 16 people