Bluebay Marine Park, Mahebourg

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Explore the underwater diversity at Bluebay Marine Park, a protected stretch of water including the lagoon and an impressive crest of coral. Take a glass-bottomed boat out into the depths to spot damselfish, butterfly fish, and large trumpet fish swimming in colorful schools. Enjoy snorkeling in the calm, clear waters and opt for a guided tour to further explore the wealth of habitats here, from white sandy beaches to mangroves. Take underwater photos of over 50 different species of coral in the park. Make Bluebay Marine Park a centerpiece of your Mahebourg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mahebourg route maker website .
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  • Beautiful marine reserve near international airport; I was in blue Bay, and then several times or visited the beautiful reserve. With excellent snorkeling. Boat trips from blue bay port
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  • We have previously read much of Blue Bay and therefore also with put it on our list of places we wanted to visit Mauritius. But the disappointment was all the greater. Hundreds or thousands people on the beach and in the adjacent Park. Many sellers of cruises and drinks. While snorkeling, you can see only dead corals and a few fish. A "must see" on Mauritius - in our opinion definitely not (more).
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  • We took a boat to snorkel in Blue Bay. There are plenty of operators, so be sure to shop around. There were a lot of fish, including Moorish idol, trumpet fish and multiple schools of other fish. Howe...  more »
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  • The snorkeling is incredible. There are thousands of fish who swim right upto you. . The coral is not as good as at the Crescent which also has underwater Hindu statues. There are boats for hire which can be hired individually or in groups. The price is negotiable and they take you out for about an hour. It is best to bring your own mask and flippers as they are not always available . There are also glass bottom boats for people who are not keen to swim. Sundays are very busy at Blue Bay so it is better to go during the week. The boat drivers do a certificate in underwater life and are interesting to talk too.
  • Very nice spot for snorkeling. Some places are dangerous better let some one that knows the take you.
  • Nice place. But if possible bring your own snorkling equipment. What you otherwise get is so so and no fins.. Trip a little short timewise if you are a more experienced snorkeler.
  • Excellent snorkelling, although the coral damage is extensive from too many boats. Saw many reef fish, and even a 1.5m hound needlefish (I fled). Negotiate a good price with boats for the best snorkelling spots, expect to pay 200 to 400 rs for 45m in the bay depending on your haggling skills, group composition and time of day.
  • Amazing place for snorkeling, unfortunately the coral reefs are drying.

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