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Choose from these amazing ‘optional adventures’ included in your holiday

What are optional adventures?

On Mauritius, the weather is almost always perfect for sailing and you are certainly welcome to spend every minute of your holiday on the water. But we do offer some spectacular optional adventures you can choose from. This is what makes a Wildwind Adventures holiday truly an experience like no other!

Depending on the length of your holiday, you may have 2, 3 or 4 days that you can dedicate to these optional adventures. Other than that, it’s completely up to you to decide what you like to do,and when. With some minor exceptions that require small supplements, all these amazing adventures are included in your holiday package. Do you want to know how many optional adventure days are included in your holiday package? Please check our pricing page.

Requirements, limitations and surcharges

  • Minimum number of participants: 2
  • Each underwater scooter is suitable for two people (a pilot and a passenger). You can choose to go on your own exclusive underwater scooter, or to ride it together with your partner as a couple. For single use, a surcharge of € 45 applies.
  • You have to be 8 or above as a passenger, and older than 16 to pilot the underwater scooter.
  • You can be no taller than 2 meters.
  • The activity is accessible to anyone in good physical condition, not suffering from cardio vascular, hearing or respiratory problems. The underwater scooter adventure is not suitable for pregnant women.
  • On the scooter it is advisable to wear flat-heeled shoes and swimwear.
  • Please bring your own bathing towel, shorts or swimwear.
  • You do not need to know how to swim or how to dive.
  • Do you wear contact lenses or glasses? No problem, just use them like you would on land and get to see underwater life in full detail.
  • No lengthy training is required; you can get underwater within minutes.

Scuba Diving

The term ‘underwater paradise’ might be a cliché, but rarely has it been more appropriate than in the waters of Mauritius. If you are a diver, you simply cannot come to Mauritius without exploring the magnificent underwater landscape. Large areas of natural coral are bursting with sea life, while the warm water is exceptionally clear.

Mauritius is home to some of the world’s finest coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Teeming with hundreds of gaily-coloured fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder in its own right. There are about 430 different underwater creatures, including 200 different spices of coral. Some of the other uncommon water bodies spotted in Mauritius include Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.

For experienced divers, there are two 2 hour dives included in your holiday package.

Are you a novice diver? Our Discover Scuba Diving Experience offers initiation dives that will let you try and experience scuba diving for the first time. You’ll first have a lesson and a practise dive in the pool, and then you’re off for your first dive at sea. This is a great opportunity to discover a new adventure and see the wondrous world beneath the waves.

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Requirements, limitations and surcharges

  • The underwater walk is suitable for everyone who is 10 years or older.
  • Wetsuits and soft underwater shoes are provided free of charge. All you need to bring is your swimming costume and a towel.
  • There’s a maximum of 16 participants, this is a great adventure for groups!
  • The sea walk adventure takes place between 9:00 and 14:30h.
  • This adventure is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Non-diving participants can join on board the underwater sea walk diving platform and accompany their diving partners for a charge of € 15/person

Swim with Dolphins in the wild

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience that many people find life altering. Unlike more ‘touristy’ swimming with dolphin experiences, this adventures take you to full sea where you will swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat. Snorkelling gear is provided.

The dolphin experience takes about 2.5 hours, but you’ll need to get up at the crack of dawn to catch them –the boat trip sets off from the South of the island and is a 45-minute taxi ride away.

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Canyoning at the Papaya River

This adventure is meant for real thrill seekers! Located at an elevation of 161 meters above sea level, the Papaya River lets you discover waterfalls surrounding the crystal clear ponds of the Rivière Papayes. This route allows abseils of 5 to 20 metres, including one through a succession of four waterfalls.

To allow beginners to come on the trip, it starts with a safety briefing and equipment introduction for an initiation circuit, so you’ll be well prepared for the abseiling activity taking place later on down the gorges.

While we’re at the Papaya River, we’ll obviously be going to enjoy some river trekking and swimming as well.

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Tropical Kite Surfing Experience

Mauritius is without doubt one of the best kite surfing locations in the entire world. If you are already an IKO Level 3 kite-surfer, you can make this an optional adventure of half a day kite surfing, including rental of professional equipment and safety cover, all included in your package.

If you are an avid kite surfer already, you simply must show off your skills in these unique and gorgeous surroundings. Are you new to kite surfing? Then Wildwind Adventures may just awaken a passion in you that you will pursue for the rest of your life.

Be aware that getting the hang of kite-surfing may well take you more than one day.

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Sea Kayaking Trip - Ile d'Ambre Island

This fun ecological excursion lets you discover the secret of Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels, and hidden beaches.

 Ile D'Ambre is an islet (a small island) inside the lagoon, covered by a very diverse vegetation. The flora creates small shady water alleys under which it is nice to paddle in kayaks.

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Catamaran Cruise

Join us on a spacious 45 ft. catamaran, sailing through the crystal clear water while taking in the breathtaking scenery all around. This trip is not so much an adventure as a day of relaxation and fun. On board, the delicious food and bar are a big part of the attraction, while crew members share local tales and explain regional jokes to you. The typical Mauritian live music will lift the spirits of everyone on board. You can enjoy a selection of drinks (beer, rum, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages) throughout the day.

 There are two different catamaran cruises available, taking you to different islands: Gabriel Island or Ill aux Cerfs.  Both are famous for their beautiful, picture-perfect white sandy beaches and their lagoons that are absolutely perfect for snorkelling and exploring local marine life.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – Northern Mauritius

The North of the island contains many sights and attracting, including the Mauritius National Botanical garden, the Sugar estate and museum, Fort Adelaide (aka La Citadelle) and of course Port Louis, the vibrant capital of Mauritius and Africa’s wealthiest city with markets and shopping centres.

 A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. Its up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 8 hours.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – South East Mauritius

Discover the serenity of the South East of Mauritius, an area known for its beautiful lagoons, virgin beaches, and green scenery. Stops on this tour include the Eureka Creole House, the town of Mahébourg with its Historical Naval Museum, the Blue Bay beach and Pointe du Diable.

A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. It’s up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 8 hours.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – South West Mauritius

 The South West of Mauritius is famous for its beautiful virgin beaches, untouched nature, small villages, nature reserves and high mountain peaks. In this private tour by airconditioned car, your guide takes you to the Casela Nature Park, the viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers,The village of Chamarel with its spectacular waterfall and wonderous seven-colored earth, the black River Gorge (from where you’ll have a great view of the Alexandra waterfalls), the Mangal Mahadev Shiva Statue, the sacred lake Grand Basin and Hindu temple, Mare aux Vacoas and the Mauritius famous crater Trou aux Cerfs.

A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. It’s up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 9 hours.

All along, you will travel in maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car.

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Create-Your-Own-Adventure Tour

For those who think we’re not offering enough choice in our selection of optional adventures, we first like to say: ARE YOU KIDDING? :)

That being said: if you do have specific wishes, you are of course more than welcome to create your own tour as part of our optional adventures. You will have your own personal driver and guide to take you wherever you want to go.

Another alternative is to have your own personal car hire vehicle to explore the beauties of the island without the time limitations that come with travelling with a guide on an organized tour.

How many optional adventures can I choose?

Do you want to know how many days of your Mauritius sailing holiday you can dedicate to your choice of optional adventures? Please check our price list.

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