Mauritius is an idyllic location for Sea Kayaking. It ‘s beautiful vast protected lagoons offer great paddling experiences.
From mangroves mazes to river mouths, as well as huge crystal clear lagoons & isolated islets. And for the more experienced paddlers, open water crossings are available.
Paddle through the mangroves of ile d`Ambre & soak in the peace and quite. Learn about this fascinating plant and it’s vital role in the marine eco system. Visit the ruins & forest of this tranquil islet and discover its history. The full day will continue for a picnic lunch and a swim at Bernache island.
Found inside the lagoon off the north east coast of Mauritius, Ile D'Ambre is about 140 hectares in total area. Its nearest point is only about 400 metres from the coast line. The island is under the responsibility of the Forestry Services of the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources. Much of the coastline of l'ile d'Ambre is surrounded by mangrove trees or rocks. There practically are no sandy beaches, except on ilot Bernache which is very close to ile d'Ambre and can be considered to be part of it. The Mangrove on this island is doing well and new seedlings canbe seen growing out of the sand. In certain parts of the island, outgrowth of Aloe plants, Furcraea foetida is a threat to the forest floor as it is to the few remaining stretches of lowland forests on the main land. On the island, there are a few interesting features like a small and old stone building most probably erected when the island was French, an inland salt lake and a marshy salt pond.