Seaplane Tour of Mauritius
On my visit to the beautiful island of Mauritius, I had one great wish… to see the island from above. This is a one of a kind experience! You get to see the island from a whole new perspective.
I went on the seaplane tour of Mauritius with a company called Island Wings and it was one of the most stunning experiences I have ever had! This was a perfect way to explore Mauritius and it was so exciting to see the amazing landscape of the island from above.
We arrived at the Lux Grand Gaube Hotel, on the North site of the island, where the seaplane tour took place. Bruno and his pilot were both friendly, professional and with lots of knowledge and experience flying the seaplane. We chatted for a few minutes before our seaplane ride started. We decided to go up in the air at the same time with two different seaplanes. Ultra small seaplane has space for just one passenger at a time, so sharing the sky on two seaplanes, was an unforgettable experience.
The take off went very smoothly and we were up in the air, flying above the breathtaking island of Mauritius.
You can choose from different tours.
1. Albatross (25 minutes)
You will depart in front of LUX* Grand Gaube, overflying both land and sea of the North East coast.
2. Corbijeau (1 hour)
The departure will be in front of LUX* Grand Gaube and the tour will take you to one of the most beautiful lagoons of the island (going through Roches Noires, and all the way down to L’île aux Cerfs).
3. A full day tour
You can even opt for a full day’s seaplane tour with lunch and several stops along the way.
Our tour lasted around 30 minutes and the views from the seaplane were fantastic. We even spotted big sea turtles swimming around the ocean. You can see the coast with beautiful crystal clear turquoise water, the reef, the land and amazing scenery from a totally different perspective.
The Ekolot Junior
The Junior is a Polish aircraft, made out of carbon fiber and vinester resin. It’s a very modern, sleek aircraft, very comfortable for sightseeing.
The X-Air is an amphibian seaplane. It is a preferred aircraft for the water and has over 2 800 hours of flying in the past 10 years. The X-Air is from Randkar, France.
We had a lovely weather with great visibility, so it was a perfect day for the seaplane tour. The highlights of the tour were definitely the amazing views of the island and the sea. The views from above were really unforgettable and the journey over the azure clear waters was spectacular.
Why You Should Book…
If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure, then taking a seaplane ride with Island Wings is definitely for you. It is a thrilling experience from the moment you take off to the minute you land back on the sea.
Without a doubt, you will have a great time and a lasting memory. We loved the tour and would definitely recommend it to everyone who is seeking something different and unique while on vacations.
You can book a seaplane ride at their website Island Wings!
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