Snorkeling with Giant Turtles & 4 Beaches in the North

Start the day with one of the most unique activities in Mauritius: snorkeling with giant turtles! Board a boat near the town of Trou aux Biches, in the northwest of the island, and let the adventure begin. Snorkeling gear is included!

Next, you'll have the opportunity to explore 4 beautiful beaches. The northern coast of Mauritius has the highest concentration of stunning beaches on the island. Spend the afternoon visiting Trou aux Biches, Mon Choisy, La Cuvette and Pereybere.

Note: Typically the swimming with wild turtles portion of the tour is done first, however this may change depending on the tides.

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Snorkeling with Giant Turtles & 4 Beaches in the North

Snorkeling with Giant Turtles

Start the day with one of the most unique experiences in Mauritius: snorkeling with wild, giant turtles! You will board a boat on the northwest coast of the island and have the opportunity to snorkel with turtles in their natural environment. These Giant Green Sea Turtles can reach up to 1.2m in length and weigh up to 200kg. Apart from the turtles, you can see a variety of marine life, including different varieties of tropical fish and coral. Snorkeling gear is included!

Trou Aux Biches

Located adjacent to the town of Trou aux Biches, this stunning beach offers great conditions for both swimming and snorkelling as it is blessed with calm water and gently shelving sands. There is an abundance of authentic street food stands, as well as a string of cafes next to the beach, so this is a great place to enjoy lunch if you’re hungry (note that the price of lunch is not included).

Mont Choisy

Welcome to one of the longest beaches on the island! Popular with locals on the weekend, but much quieter during the week, this beach offers shallow turquoise waters and a backdrop of casuarina trees. It also features several food options that you can savour while soaking in the beauty of the beach.

La Cuvette

Many visitors haven’t heard of this hidden jewel located near the town of Grand Bay. Just 80 meters in length, this beach is surrounded by hidden coves and rocky boulders.


Located next to the resort town of Pereybere, this is one of the island’s most popular beaches among Mauritians. The water tends to be slightly deeper here than most other beaches, but is still very calm. There are plenty of food stalls along be beach and cafes and restaurants in the town of Pereybere.

Insider Tip: All beaches offer snorkelling, but Trou aux Biches has the best snorkelling. Make sure you bring your snorkelling gear with you, as this is not provide. Ask your hotel staff for the best place to buy snorkelling equipment near you.

After the trip, your private driver will take you back to your hotel.