Ask the Mauritians

What better way to get help with your queries than to ask the locals

Join Community
Ask the Mauritians
1271 members 1770 topics 5966 posts

Blue bay marine park activities and fees

last updated
2 replies
2.9K views
2 users
0 likes
anonymous_4 03 Jan 2011
Does anyone know what sort of activities are available at the Blue Bay Marine Park and how much they cost?

2 Comments

saleinah 18 Apr 2011
Enjoy a 2 hours Glass Bottom Boat trip to Blue Bay including snorkeling at the Blue Bay Marine Park.
This glass bottom boat trip departs every day at 10:00am from Pointe Jerome (south east of Mauritius) and it takes about 20 minutes to arrive to Blue Bay marine park.

The Blue Bay marine park, situated on the South East coast of Mauritius near Mahebourg, is one of the best places to see the beautiful marine life and to go for snorkeling in Mauritius.

The total area of the Marine Park is 353 hectares; it includes the lagoon and extends about one kilometer seaward from the reef crest.

Once you reach the bay of Blue Bay you will feast your eyes on some of the bluest waters and most breathtaking white sandy beaches you will ever see. When you see the turquoise blue color of the lagoon you will understand where the name comes from. The colors of the sea are incredible and are of variety of many different blues.

At the Marine Park, you can decide to see the underwater world onboard the boat through its glass bottom, or to jump into the water for some swimming and snorkeling.

The Snorkeling at the park is highly recommended as the colorful fauna and flora found at the park is absolutely stunning.

At an average depth of 5.5 meters, with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal. You will have a great view of the reef, fish and of large selection of corals (there are more than 50 different species of corals at the park!).

The Blue Bay Marine Park is home to mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. There is also a wide variety of fish species that include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish.

All these make the glass bottom boat trip at the Marine Park a wondrous experience.

OR

what you can do is go to Blue Bay then hire a glass bottom for only 150 to 250 Rs to drop you at the Marine Park, bring your own snorkeling gears ... and there are other activities you can sign up to ( banana ride, parasailing etc)
saleinah 18 Apr 2011
Apparently ist about 15 euros for adults and 12 euros for children (3-12 years old).. babies are free :)).