Boat trips in Reunion Island
Although Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean, its people is somewhat not naturally turned towards the sea. That has not stopped some enthusiasts to offer peaceful sea excursions on cruising catamarans, glass bottom boat, comfortable motorboats... Another way of contemplating Reunion from afar.
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With LA TOULINE, go out at sea safely for a half day or a full day on a 22 foot Jouandoudet boat (for up to 7 people), with the latest 115HP Selva engine! Enjoy the facilities of la Pointe des Galets in Le Port, and go whale watching! You can also pass your coastal and offshore boating permits and various water courses in our sailing school.
In addition to big game fishing trips from St Gilles les Bains, REUNION FISHING CLUB offers boat rentals without crew for fishing and cruising. At your disposal 3 Pangas 26 Deluxe (possible loan of basic fishing equipment), and two two semi-rigid boats for diving and cruising. Rental of banana boats and wake-boards.
Boats for fishing
St Gilles les Bs
BATO PEI offers to discover the coast and marine life of Reunion island of in a friendly and authentic atmosphere. Our 9m long semi-rigid boat with two 150 hp engines will take you in search of dolphins all year round and whales in season. Installed on 12 jockey seats, you will be comfortably seated with maximum safety.
Dolphins and whales
From the marina of Saint Gilles, discover our sea cruises onboard the GRAND BLEU, the DAUPHIN SAFARI, the CAT'ANANAS and CATA PASSION. Guided tours, underwater tours, whale or dolphin watching, aperitif at sunset. Custom cruises tailored to your request: privatization of ships, celebration of an event, everything is possible ...
Tours at sea
St Gilles les Bs
From the marina of Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, live your passions for fishing, cruising and diving with CREOLIALOC! This fully equipped bareboat, a Beneteau Antares 620, can take 6 people fishing, diving, exploring the seabed, observing marine life and the coral reef ... for unforgettable moments in the Indian Ocean! Rental by the hour, half day or whole day.
Embark in a small group (10 people max) aboard the EXPLORUN, a semi-rigid boat ideal for approaching cetaceans! Our pilot will strive to approach, but always with respect, these majestic marine mammals that evolve in the bay of St Gilles. The whales, the stars of the show, only come out in the austral winter, but turtles and dolphins seldom fail to appear…
Whale & dolphin watching
THIM NAUTIQUE, on the marina of St Gilles les Bains, offers recent rental boats from 12 € / person / half day (excluding weekends and public holidays). Possibility of providing optional equipment for water sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing ...) and fishing. / / We also offer a boat training school for all motor boat licenses.
Boat rental &
Boat training school
If you decide to go out at sea, you can choose among several options:
Boat trips with a skipper
- Scuba diving repels you?
You can still admire the coral beds and their myriad of colorful fish if you go aboard a motor boat, usually with a glass bottom boat. The smaller boats are equipped with a Plexiglas bubble under their hull, which allows passengers (maximum 5) to observe the seabed off the coast of St Gilles or St Leu for thirty minutes. The larger boats offer the same sight but go further to the bay of St Paul and off the Boucan Canot beach. You may come across some dolphins, and you might even meet whales ... Anyhow, a trip with lunch or "cocktails at sunset" at sea is very nice and highly recommended!
- If you choose to go out on a sailing trip, let yourself be gently rocked by the waves on those big cruising catamarans which also offer lunch or an evening drink at sea, but also swimming, sea kayaking , trolling or introduction to sailing, it's up to you to decide what to do during your few hours at sea ... Those who prefer the charm of an old ship will surely have spotted the red square sails that regularly criss cross the bay of St Paul. This old Norwegian fishing boat takes on a privileged few upon reservation.
Through a cruise around the island, others may discover Reunion from the sea while learning how to sail at the helm of a cruising sailboat with the advice of a skipper.
Boat trips without a skipper
If you want to go to sea on a boat without a skipper, you will find rentals of motorboats. You will be asked to have a boating license to rent one by the half-day or full day. Fishing equipment is often offered when renting.
Sailing schools in Reunion Island
The athletic of you will not be outdone since several sailing clubs exist mainly in the west and offer courses and initiations: Optimist or windsurfing for children, small single-hulled dinghies or catamarans to bring you even more sensations.
To get started or grow an autonomous on the water, a sailing school offers trips ranging from half day to several days.