Embark on a boat to the incredible Ile aux Aigrettes, where a splendid visit to the animal sanctuary awaits!

The tiny coral island is located in the South East and has been declared a nature conservation site, therefore allowing you to see incredible bird and other animal species. The Mauritian Wildife Foundation aims to conserve and protect the endemic species of Mauritius, and with this excursion you can have a glimpse of their work. Your tour will begin with a 10-minutes boat tour, taking you to Ile aux Aigrettes. Over here your guide will show you around the islet during a 1.5-hour tour. You will discover plants and animals, most of them unique to Mauritius, from up close. See the pink pigeon, the Mauritian Kestrel and the giant Aldabra tortoises living happily and free on the island.

Location South East
Operating hours 09.00 – 16.30
Operating days All days
Duration 1hour 30mins
Activity time Flexible
Transportation Offered as supplement
Remark Tour times: 09.30 , 10.00 , 10.30 , 13.30 , 14.00.

Tour time at Sunday: 09.30 and 10.00

During the second world war, Ile aux Aigrettes was used by the British as a military base. It was only in 1985 that a habitat rehabilitation project was introduced, which has turned out to be successful. When visiting the islet, you will thus learn more about the history of Mauritius, as well as about the many endemic species. After your visit you will for example be able to recognize the Ox Wood, the Pipe wood, Rat wood and the Bottle Palm. Of course, there will be the opportunity to buy some souvenirs at the locally establishes gift shop, with the turnover being used to reinvest in the park.

What is included

  • The tour includes the boat trip, entrance to the park and a 1.5-hours tour of the island.


  • The starting point of this tour is Pointe Jerome, from where a boat will take you to the island.
Benitiers island
Pink Pigeon

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