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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

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Ile aux Aigrettes is a small (27 ha) island situated in the Mahebourg Bay, about 850 m off the south-east coast of Mauritius. Unlike the mainland which is of volcanic origin, Ile aux Aigrettes is made up of coralline limestone. It is home to the...more
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Mahebourg Bay lagoon, Mahebourg, Mauritius 00230
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We learn a lot about plants and animals, and how they are doing to protect it. The trip into the boat was amazing. Wonderful sights. The only thing that I think it could be better is the museum and souvenirs shop. The museum is too...More

Thank anabal2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place, with nice guide. You can see plants and animals (birds, giant turtles, etc) that you can't see in other part of Mauritius. We were there with baby 1y old, and everything was ok. You cannot walk with baby stroller, but with backpack is...More

Thank MaGoldrake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 5 minute boat ride from the main land. As a bird watcher I was thrilled to see 3 Mauritius endemics - Mauritius Olive White-eye, Pink Pigeon and Mauritius Fody. Our guide Rose was interesting and very good and we saw endemic plants and wildlife....More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The second stop of our boat tour was at the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve a really beautiful place especially for those who like to see and feed exotic local birds from the palm of their hands. A very nice experience. But beware the very...More

Thank malshaibi2018
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The conservation efforts of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation are very impressive and the 2+ hour tour of Ile aux Aigrettes was a great experience. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable - and the giant tortoises, plants, and birds were fantastic.

1  Thank christianfj2018
Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you hope to see you soon

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour around the island with the excellent guide Melanie. It was really interesting and informative. We saw the tortoises, Mauritian fody bird, pink pigeon and lots more. The short boat ride out to the island was lovely too. Well worth doing...More

2  Thank champkis
Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Overall we had a great experience, the tour took exactly the right amount of time, the guide was very sympathetic and knowledgable and the work you do there is admirable. I was overwhelmed by all the animals I met on the island, the big tortoises...More

1  Thank Monca77
Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit, they do a lot for the environment and endangered species. Please consider the environmental health of our island and support them. The tour was great, very informative. Our guide was fantastic and adorable. We befriended some tortoises.

Thank reenar219
Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing visit to this beautiful island which has been restored with Mauritian flora and fauna. We saw all the protected species like the pink pigeon, Fody and olive white eyes. I really loved seeing the giant tortoises roaming free. Our guide Rose...More

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Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Jenny, Thank you, hope to see you soon

Reviewed June 29, 2018

A short boat ride in crystal clear water takes you to the island. Loved the guide, the tortoises, the birds... You learn a lot here. If you're on Mauritius as a nature lover, you can't miss this. Don't forget to make a donation to the...More

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Ile Aux Aigrett... N, Director of Sales at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

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Response from MikeFo | Reviewed this property |
There is a booking office - shall building by the side of the road where you can just drop in and book, the boat leaves directly opposite. You can park you car there too. This is at Point Jerome
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