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Choose from these amazing ‘optional adventures’ included in your holiday

What are optional adventures?

On Mauritius, the weather is almost always perfect for sailing and you are certainly welcome to spend every minute of your holiday on the water. But we do offer some spectacular optional adventures you can choose from. This is what makes a Wildwind Adventures holiday truly an experience like no other!

Depending on the length of your holiday, you may have 2, 3 or 4 days that you can dedicate to these optional adventures. Other than that, it’s completely up to you to decide what you like to do,and when. With some minor exceptions that require small supplements, all these amazing adventures are included in your holiday package. Do you want to know how many optional adventure days are included in your holiday package? Please check our pricing page.

Scooter Underwater Cruiser

The underwater scooter cruiser offers an unbelievable experience – it’s like riding a scooter, but 3 to 4 meters under the sea! You will enjoy a full view of the reef and the marine life of Mauritius.

Your own single motorized scuba bike is a cross between a scooter and a submarine. You’re fully in charge of your own trip, while your head and shoulders are covered by a clear dome with 270-degree vision, providing you oxygen from the scuba tank. Though your body is immersed in the water, your head remains dry and you breathe normally, without a mask or mouthpiece.

All along this adventure you can communicate with your partner using a build in microphone, so you can really enjoy this experience together. You do not need to be a diver or even a swimmer to control the scooter.

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Scuba Diving

The term ‘underwater paradise’ might be a cliché, but rarely has it been more appropriate than in the waters of Mauritius. If you are a diver, you simply cannot come to Mauritius without exploring the magnificent underwater landscape. Large areas of natural coral are bursting with sea life, while the warm water is exceptionally clear.

Mauritius is home to some of the world’s finest coral reefs and marine life ever to be seen. Teeming with hundreds of gaily-coloured fish, the underwater world of Mauritius can be deemed a natural wonder in its own right. There are about 430 different underwater creatures, including 200 different spices of coral. Some of the other uncommon water bodies spotted in Mauritius include Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.

For experienced divers, there are two 2 hour dives included in your holiday package.

Are you a novice diver? Our Discover Scuba Diving Experience offers initiation dives that will let you try and experience scuba diving for the first time. You’ll first have a lesson and a practise dive in the pool, and then you’re off for your first dive at sea. This is a great opportunity to discover a new adventure and see the wondrous world beneath the waves.

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Underwater Sea Walk

 If you’re not a diver but you would like to experience life under water, the underwater sea walk gives you a unique and safe experience. You’ll be walking at about 3-4 meters’ depth using an oxygen helmet with a transparent visor. Life guards assist you throughout the walk to guarantee your safety. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular tropical fish and other marine life while you experience how walking under water feels exactly like what you’d imagine walking on the moon would be like! Witness first-hand the magnificent marine life of Mauritius, the beautiful fauna, corals, and a wide variety of fish, all in their natural habitat.

You do not need to know how to dive or even swim and you are not required to remove your contacts or glasses.

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Swim with Dolphins in the wild

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience that many people find life altering. Unlike more ‘touristy’ swimming with dolphin experiences, this adventures take you to full sea where you will swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat. Snorkelling gear is provided.

The dolphin experience takes about 2.5 hours, but you’ll need to get up at the crack of dawn to catch them –the boat trip sets off from the South of the island and is a 45-minute taxi ride away.

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Canyoning at the Papaya River

This adventure is meant for real thrill seekers! Located at an elevation of 161 meters above sea level, the Papaya River lets you discover waterfalls surrounding the crystal clear ponds of the Rivière Papayes. This route allows abseils of 5 to 20 metres, including one through a succession of four waterfalls.

To allow beginners to come on the trip, it starts with a safety briefing and equipment introduction for an initiation circuit, so you’ll be well prepared for the abseiling activity taking place later on down the gorges.

While we’re at the Papaya River, we’ll obviously be going to enjoy some river trekking and swimming as well.

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Tropical Kite Surfing Experience

Mauritius is without doubt one of the best kite surfing locations in the entire world. If you are already an IKO Level 3 kite-surfer, you can make this an optional adventure of half a day kite surfing, including rental of professional equipment and safety cover, all included in your package.

If you are an avid kite surfer already, you simply must show off your skills in these unique and gorgeous surroundings. Are you new to kite surfing? Then Wildwind Adventures may just awaken a passion in you that you will pursue for the rest of your life.

Be aware that getting the hang of kite-surfing may well take you more than one day.

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Sea Kayaking Trip - Ile d'Ambre Island

This fun ecological excursion lets you discover the secret of Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels, and hidden beaches.

 Ile D'Ambre is an islet (a small island) inside the lagoon, covered by a very diverse vegetation. The flora creates small shady water alleys under which it is nice to paddle in kayaks.

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Catamaran Cruise

Join us on a spacious 45 ft. catamaran, sailing through the crystal clear water while taking in the breathtaking scenery all around. This trip is not so much an adventure as a day of relaxation and fun. On board, the delicious food and bar are a big part of the attraction, while crew members share local tales and explain regional jokes to you. The typical Mauritian live music will lift the spirits of everyone on board. You can enjoy a selection of drinks (beer, rum, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages) throughout the day.

 There are two different catamaran cruises available, taking you to different islands: Gabriel Island or Ill aux Cerfs.  Both are famous for their beautiful, picture-perfect white sandy beaches and their lagoons that are absolutely perfect for snorkelling and exploring local marine life.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – Northern Mauritius

The North of the island contains many sights and attracting, including the Mauritius National Botanical garden, the Sugar estate and museum, Fort Adelaide (aka La Citadelle) and of course Port Louis, the vibrant capital of Mauritius and Africa’s wealthiest city with markets and shopping centres.

 A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. Its up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 8 hours.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – South East Mauritius

Discover the serenity of the South East of Mauritius, an area known for its beautiful lagoons, virgin beaches, and green scenery. Stops on this tour include the Eureka Creole House, the town of Mahébourg with its Historical Naval Museum, the Blue Bay beach and Pointe du Diable.

A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. It’s up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 8 hours.

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Private Mauritius Island Tour – South West Mauritius

 The South West of Mauritius is famous for its beautiful virgin beaches, untouched nature, small villages, nature reserves and high mountain peaks. In this private tour by airconditioned car, your guide takes you to the Casela Nature Park, the viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers,The village of Chamarel with its spectacular waterfall and wonderous seven-colored earth, the black River Gorge (from where you’ll have a great view of the Alexandra waterfalls), the Mangal Mahadev Shiva Statue, the sacred lake Grand Basin and Hindu temple, Mare aux Vacoas and the Mauritius famous crater Trou aux Cerfs.

A personal guide will show you around in a private air-conditioned car, informing you on each of the sights. It’s up to you how long you want to make the tour, with a maximum of 9 hours.

All along, you will travel in maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car.

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Create-Your-Own-Adventure Tour

For those who think we’re not offering enough choice in our selection of optional adventures, we first like to say: ARE YOU KIDDING? :)

That being said: if you do have specific wishes, you are of course more than welcome to create your own tour as part of our optional adventures. You will have your own personal driver and guide to take you wherever you want to go.

Another alternative is to have your own personal car hire vehicle to explore the beauties of the island without the time limitations that come with travelling with a guide on an organized tour.

How many optional adventures can I choose?

Do you want to know how many days of your Mauritius holiday you can dedicate to your choice of optional adventures? Please check our price list.

Ash Lacy

'I joined the WW team in 2008 as an instructor mainly teaching mono-hulls. After a season though, I was hooked on the cats and over the past 6 years have gained considerable experience especially on the Hobie16! By 2009 I was asked to be the chief instructor which was a fantastic opportunity for me and I've been in this role ever since, working with Joe Bennett (centre manager for 18 years in Vassiliki) from whom I have learnt so much. To now have set up and be running the brand new WW centre with an elite team of instructors is an amazing opportunity, and between myself and the guys we are sure that you'll have an excellent holiday experience that will have you coming back for more.

Before WW I worked on a muddy puddle in Cheshire for 4 summers teaching sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Following this I went out to Australia for 2 seasons, also working as a multi-activity instructor and started to use my Senior instructor ticket. Through colleagues out there I ended up on the WW doorstep.

I started kayaking and sailing around the age of 12 and windsurfing by 16. Since learning to windsurf I've been in the industry every summer and loved every minute of it.

I'm really looking forward to introducing you to the sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding that happens every day on the beautiful Indian Ocean.'

Dave Barker

'I joined the WW team in 2008 prior to spending two seasons as a sailing instructor in Antigua. I was introduced to WW by a colleague and by 2009 I was a senior instructor teaching all abilities and types of boat. When I was offered the opportunity to work in Mauritius I just had to go for it.

Sailing since I was around 8 years old I started with the usual Optimists, Toppers and Lasers, and then moved onto more high performance mono-hulls. Like a lot of people, sailing at WW moved me onto sailing cats, the precision of the 18s and the thrill of the 16s really hooked me. Playing with the Hobie 16s and the RS500s in Mauritius is a lot of fun and I hope you can come and experience this too.

Whilst at WW my high wind sailing has been taken to the edge. I hope you can join me in pushing the limits and taking advantage of our full range of activities from scuba diving to the rum factory tour. Hopefully see you here!'

Steve Spearman

'After 16 seasons teaching windsurfing and sailing across the world, this year I have joined the WW team in Mauritius. I've a broad range of experiences from India to Indonesia, Australia to the Middle East, Europe and now Africa. Having started sailing and windsurfing at a young age in Manchester I realised it was a hobby that I wanted as a career, but not based in the chilly UK!

I am never off the water no matter what the conditions are, whether it's sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding or surfing. I hope to pass on to everyone my passion for water-sports as well as honing my own catamaran skills on the crystal blue waters. If you fancy an escape from sailing in the rain and having to wear dry suits, why not come and visit us in sunny Mauritius with its white beaches, sunny skies and bikini weather.'

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