Parasailing in Mauritius - Top 3 Places, Best Time, Cost & More

Parasailing is a popular activity in Mauritius, with breathtaking views of the azure water and lagoons. It is especially loved by people on a family vacation or those who love adventure. Parasailing in Mauritius is primarily available at 3 locations - Grand Baie, Belle Mare and Ile Aux Cerfs. Usually, the total duration of the entire parasailing excursion is about 25-30 minutes, which includes 5 to 12 minutes of parasailing flight at a height of 60 meters. It costs between 25 and 35 euros. In the case of Ile Aux Cerfs Island, the parasailing is done at the island, and the access to the island requires a boat ride back and forth, which costs an additional EUR 12. Generally, a 9 meter long Boston Yellow Whaler boat is used for parasailing with an engine of 140 horsepower. In addition, solo rides, touch and go, and tandem flights are available in Mauritius.

Best Time for Parasailing in Mauritius

Mauritius is famous for its tropical climate throughout the year. However, hanging out on the beaches might be not very pleasant during the summer because of the heat and humidity. October - November is ideal for a trip and a perfect time to enjoy parasailing in Mauritius. The wind speed and the dry weather around this time is favourable. The fun-packed adventure is usually 5-15 minutes; however, the duration can be customised as per the participant's requests.

Top 3 Places for Parasailing in Mauritius

1. Grand Baie

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Grand Baie is a fishing village in northwest Mauritius famous for its sandy beaches and water sports like parasailing. It is a popular activity here that is done under an experienced instructor's guidance. Parasailing in Grand Baie provides an excellent opportunity to catch breathtaking views of its beaches, the coastline, and surrounding mountains while 60m high in the sky. All essential information regarding the activity is provided beforehand, and it lasts for about 20-30 minutes, including transfer to the launch pad and putting on safety gear. There is only the option to go solo, as tandem rides are not permitted here. The “touch and go” experience is also available. One does not require to steer the parachute moves with the boat itself.

Price: Approximately EUR 35 per participant
Parasailing duration: About 12 minutes (excluding boat ride)

2. Belle Mare

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Belle Mare is situated on the east coast of Mauritius and is synonymous with parasailing. Although a relatively shorter experience, parasailing in Belle Mare takes participants as high as 60m. It offers spectacular views of the waves below, the sandy beaches and the surrounding beauty. It takes about 30-35 minutes, including the ride to the launch pad and the safety checks. One can opt for a solo ride or a tandem flight here and a “touch and go”. All of this is done under the guidance of experts, and there is no need to steer the parachute as it is connected to the boat and moves accordingly.

Price: Approximately EUR 29 (Single), Approximately EUR 38 (Double)
Parasailing duration: About 6 minutes (excluding boat ride)

3. Ile Aux Cerfs

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Île aux Cerfs off Trou d’eau Douce is another well-known parasailing destination situated on the east coast of Mauritius. The area is known for its dense vegetation, and therefore parasailing here at the height of about 60 m provides one with a marvellous bird’s eye view of the clear waters, the lush greenery all around and the beaches. There is an option to either go solo or fly solo, and one can also opt for “touch and go.” It takes about 30-35 minutes in total, including a safety briefing by the instructors, riding to the launch pad and putting on the harness. The parachute is connected to the boat, so there is no need to steer it. 

Price: Approximately EUR 24 per participant, EUR 12 (Round-trip boat ride)
Parasailing duration: About 5 to 7 minutes (excluding boat ride)

Tips and Additional Information about Parasailing in Mauritius

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  • The minimum age requirement for the activity is eight years and above
  • The participants should cross the weight limit of 90 kilograms
  • There should be no physical conditions
  • The operator will provide a life Jacket. 
  • Parasailing capacity at Grand Baie is 1 and at Ile Aux Cerfs are 2.
  • The activity starts with the necessary safety briefing, after which the participants are taken to the launch pad by the same boat, which will later be used for parasailing.
  • On reaching the launch pad, the participants are connected with the safety harness and then to the boat.
  • Once the professional instructors and ground assistants check the harness and the rig, they give the driver a green signal to start the engine and gradually increase the acceleration.
  • The boat gains its momentum; the participants find themselves floating in the air in the fresh blue waters.
  • There is no voluntary steering required as the sails follow the boat's direction.
  • Those who aspire to experience the 'touch and go' have an option.
  • It is nothing but going down near the water's surface instead of floating in the air, which is followed by a dip into the ocean for a refreshing dive.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and experience the thrill of being a bird - well, at least for a few minutes!

This post was published by Bibek Bardhan

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FAQs on Mauritius

Will spectacles/contact lenses be a problem during parasailing?

Not; the gear comes along with a proper set of goggles to protect the spectacles and contact lenses

Should I eat before parasailing

It is advisable to have a light meal, nothing rich or heavy.

What should I wear for parasailing in Mauritius?

It is recommended to wear comfortable and light clothes to enjoy the ride in a hassle-free manner

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