Sitting adrift between Mozambique and exotic Madagascar is a tiny slice of France, in the form of stunning Mayotte island. This French overseas territory bathes in glorious sunshine for much of the year, and boasts pretty white coves and quiet, isolated beaches. Even the island capital, Mamoudzou, leads an uncomplicated, un-hassled existence. Visit to enjoy evocative tastes of the ocean, in the form of seared scallops and filleted fish, plucked fresh from the waves just hours earlier. View more
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Sea horse-shaped Mayotte is the oldest and most southerly of the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean. It is split into Grande Terre, the large central island, and the tiny islet of Petit Terre. Mamoudzou on Grande Terre is the island's only town and the major port. Travelers who have discovered this remote and tropical hideaway can expect to experience a laid-back lifestyle, unspoiled natural beauty and deserted beaches for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
Enjoy a morning of touring the waters surrounding Mayotte, launching from Mamoudzou port. Be guided by local experts who know all about your destination, the famous "Passe en S," a dedicated, protected reserve. Discover this famous spot well known by divers around the world, without getting wet, and admire this natural marine reserve with its colorful fish and the brilliant variety of corals.
Return to the pier.
Please note: There is minimal activity on this tour, making it suitable for guests with limited mobility who are able to embark and disembark a smaller boat. Guests are recommended to wear casual clothes, non-slip shoes, hat, and sunscreen.
Experience the undersea treasures of Mayotte without getting wet during this scenic and memorable glass-bottom boat excursion.
Depart the pier aboard a glass-bottom boat for the picturesque ride to the Barrier Reef. Upon arrival, proceed to the 'Pass en S', a renowned diving location situated directly along the Barrier Reef. As your captain plies the ancient riverbed, learn about this natural marine reserve and view its abundant coral species, colourful fish and diverse marine life. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the return ride back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to transfer from the wheelchair to the boat with minimal assistance. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with boat shoes, and bring sun protection, raingear and insect repellent from the ship.
Enjoy a morning of snorkelling out of Mamoudzou port, guided by local experts specializing in snorkel tours. Stop first at Bouzy islet with its brilliant reef teeming with many varieties of colorful fish, and then discover the famous "Pass en S," a protected reserve also referred to as "Tortue Paradise," or "Turtles Paradise." Discover wonderful, colorful underwater worlds in both of these rarely visited places; lucky visitors may spot a sea turtle.
Snorkelling equipment provided including flotation vest.
Please note: This tour is only suitable for guests with adequate fitness and the ability to swim well and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Snorkelling equipment is provided, including a flotation vest, though guests that have a lycra vest are encouraged to bring their own.