SUNSET CRUISE AND DINNER
Sailing off at a leisurely pace into Grand Bay’s spectacular sunset aboard a magnificent catamaran while you sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail from the bar has to be one of the finest ways to end the day or begin your night. Sunsets here on the north-west coast of Mauritius are legendary, and the best way to experience one is from the ocean. Large pods of dolphins, looking for rest and shelter for their young ones, are often spotted at that time of day.
Our sunset cruises allow you to take in the full splendor of historical Grand Bay, and take you as far as Coin de Mire and its spectacular sea cliffs from where you get excellent views of the other northern isles and of the central mountain chain of Mauritius.
Our catamaran, with it's large open seating areas on deck and at the front and rear, are uniquely designed for sunset viewing, photograph taking and socialising. They also have a bar facility, a top-of-the-line stereo system and a tasteful music collection.
Tasty tropical snacks and a wide selection of drinks (complimentary selected cocktail, wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee) are served throughout the cruise.
Soon after sunset, we sail back to Grand Bay. The skipper will anchor the catamaran in a quiet cove near the Royal Palm hotel and begin the dinner preparations while festivities get under way
16h45: Boarding and pre-departure briefing by your Captain
17h00: Departure from Grand Bay. You will sail past Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux and other important historical sites on your way towards Gunner’s Quoin and its spectacular sea cliffs
19h00: Return to Grand Bay for dinner and festivities
21h00: End of Cruise
Rates on a private basis only:
Private hire of catamaran: Rs 15000
Appetisers, dinner buffet & drinks: Rs 1500 per person
Appetizers (served during the sunset cruise):
Smoked marlin canapés with cream cheese, served with lemon wedges
Grilled chicken Satay with spicy peanut sauce
Brochettes with Mozzarella, basil and cherry tomatoes
Tuna & cream cheese on toasts
Nuts and chips
Grilled dorado, marlin or tuna fillet marinated in lemon and olive oil
Grilled chicken marinated in ginger and olive oil
Grilled chicken sausages marinated in herbs and olive oil
Served with a variety of salads, sautéed vegetables and garlic bread
Dessert (fresh seasonal fruit)
For Vegetarians: the grilled meat and fish is substituted with a vegetable curry accompanied by rice and farathas.
Welcome cocktail (our signature tropical fruit punch), wine, beer, rum, juice, soft drinks, mineral water
Lobster (served with garlic butter sauce) – Rs 600 / 250g (half-lobster) or Rs 1,200 / 500g (whole lobster)
Jumbo prawns (served with garlic butter sauce) – Rs 700 / 350g
French Champagne – Rs 3,500 per bottle
Sparkling wine – Rs 1,750 per bottle
What to bring:
A soft carry bag, camera, binoculars, and a light sweater in the winter months of June to August.