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Catamaran cruise in La Réunion from Saint-Gilles : Rates, Reviews, Options.

Enjoy your vacation on the island of La Réunion by treating yourself to a catamaran outing from the port of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains and take the opportunity to relax and participate in one of the many activities offered on board!

A catamaran outing in La Réunion for an unforgettable experience on the open sea.

The Indian Ocean and the west coast of La Réunion have some beautiful surprises in store for you. With its abundant flora and fauna, as well as the stunning colors offered by the various lagoons, taking a cruise on a luxurious catamaran is an ideal way to discover both the deep blue sea and the island’s stunning landscapes from the sea.

In this activity, you will be on board a spacious and comfortable catamaran for a half-day trip from the port of Saint-Gilles.

Some important information about the catamaran outing in La Réunion:

  • Average duration : 3 hours.
  • Difficulty : easy (no physical condition required).
  • Time : 3 different slots during the day.
  • Price : 53 € per person.
  • Meeting point : port of Saint-Gilles les Bains, Réunion.
  • Included in the package : cruise, unlimited cold drinks, appetizers and fresh fruit, initiation to sailing and trolling fishing.
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How does a catamaran outing from Saint Gilles les Bains in La Réunion take place ?

After booking your spot until the night before, the meeting point will be agreed upon at the port of Saint-Gilles les Bains, Réunion, where you can easily park on the day of the activity at the time you chose during your reservation.

Once on site, you will meet the crew of the boat as well as the rest of your group and it will be time, after a short briefing, to board a magnificent and luxurious catamaran to head offshore and enjoy a beautiful setting for 3 hours.

During your sailboat catamaran outing, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful panoramas of the bay of Saint-Paul from the sea and will not fail to fill your collection of sublime photos of the Réunion coastline.

The crew will take care of you and offer you unlimited fresh fruit juices as well as a selection of appetizers (samosas, fresh fruit, etc.), but also a choice of beers, punch and other cold drinks to make this moment unforgettable.

During these 3 hours, if you wish, you will also have the opportunity to learn some basics of sailing navigation, as well as the basics of trolling fishing.

The boat crew will keep a watchful eye on the horizon to spot dolphins and whales wandering along the coast, and if you are lucky enough to see them, you can immortalize this moment by approaching the cetaceans, while respecting their approach charter.

If you book your activity in the middle of the afternoon, you will also have the chance to admire the sun setting over the Indian Ocean from the sea.

At the end of these 3 hours of dream, you will return to the port of Saint-Gilles, with your camera and your head filled with unforgettable memories.

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A sunset cruise on a catamaran in Reunion Island

If you are a fan of magnificent sunsets, you made the right choice by coming to Reunion Island! Almost every evening at dusk, the colors of the sky become enchanting and the contrast between the red-orange of the sun and the blue of the sea is strikingly beautiful!

By opting for a catamaran cruise departing at 4 pm, you can enjoy this magnificent spectacle in the middle of the sea, all while sipping a delicious punch or a cool drink and savoring delicious samosas.

An unforgettable moment whether you are a couple, with family, or friends.

What are the prices of a catamaran cruise in Reunion Island?

The development of this activity on the island has allowed the cost of such an activity to be significantly reduced over the years.

Thus there are several prices for a 3-hour cruise, depending on whether you opt for the classic or premium version:

The first solution, the classic (which, for me, has little to envy the second apart from a wider selection of drinks and snacks) is offered at €53 per person with a choice of 3 time slots (10 am, 12:30 pm, or 4 pm).

The second option, the premium, will take you on a slightly more luxurious catamaran and you will have access to a wider choice of drinks, including mojitos, planters, and other cocktails, all unlimited. This option is also available during three moments of the day (8:45 am, 12:30 pm, and 4 pm) for a price of €75 per person.

Different reviews on the Catamaran in Reunion Island

Having had the opportunity to experience these magnificent catamaran cruises several times, with friends or family, I can assure you that it is a magical and exceptional moment.

The crew is always very attentive and will do everything to make this moment as enjoyable as possible. You can relax on the nets at the front of the boat, learn the basics of piloting and sailing, and even go fishing if you wish.

Another big advantage of this activity is its price, which is very low considering all the services offered on board and the duration of the activity!

The big bonus is that it is not uncommon to come across schools of dolphins or even whales when it is the season, a dream!

My rating for the catamaran outing: 5/5

Apart from my personal opinion, it seems important to share with you the opinion of other travelers who have had the chance to experience this activity. Below you will find various comments and you will see that they all agree, it is a true moment of happiness !

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What to do in Saint-Gilles les Bains in the west of Réunion?

The region of Saint-Gilles offers a multitude of things to do.

You could take advantage of your sailboat catamaran outing to discover all the activities to do in this area.

To stay within the theme of boat outings, a must-do activity from the port of Saint-Gilles is an initiation to big game fishing with an experienced fisherman who will teach you the fishing techniques for the large fish inhabiting this part of the ocean.

If you want to discover cetaceans in a different way, you could also be tempted by a swimming excursion with dolphins and whales to explore these marine mammals in fins, mask and snorkel.

Additionally, you could simply stroll around the pretty town center offered by this seaside resort. You will find many shops, as well as bars and restaurants near the port and the seafront.

Saint Gilles is also the main area for nautical activities in Réunion. By touring the port, you can reserve numerous aquatic activities such as scuba diving or big game fishing.

Moreover, you can organize a whole host of excursions throughout the island with pick-up directly from your hotel.

Where to stay after a catamaran cruise in Saint Gilles Les Bains?

The region of Saint Gilles les Bains is worth spending at least a few days during your trip to Réunion.

Many accommodation options are available in the area.

For lovers of beach sunsets and sunrises, you could pitch your tent or hammock for the night on one of the most beautiful bivouac spots on the island: the Choka spot next to Trou d’Eau.

A low-cost option that offers excellent quality of service is the Hotel de la Plage, located in the heart of the town, just a 2-minute walk from the fine sand. You will also be close to shops and the marina. The very comfortable double rooms with terrace will cost you around 60 euros per night.

For a more luxurious and elegant style, the Ermitage Boutik Hotel / Blue Beach offers rooms with a private terrace overlooking the garden or the outdoor pool, where you can go for a refreshing swim. Located just 100 meters from the lagoon, this hotel also has access to the beach in less than 10 minutes on foot. The double room will cost you around 95 euros per night.

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