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Beitragvon kentricho » Mo Dez 17, 2007 4:44

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would know if my fiance and I could hire a boat for a day or half a day in Mauritius anywhere?

We're just looking for a small boat that we can drive ourselves around the island.

I have an Australian Boat Operator Licence.

Many thanks,
Kent

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Beitragvon MariPauri » Mi Dez 19, 2007 14:29

Hi,
last year I wasn't able to find someone, who is officially hiring boats, but near St Geran Hotel near Belle Mare there were some small (private) boats anchoring.
I simply asked someone living there, who owned one. After a nice conversation he gave me his boat for 2 days, he was OK with 100€ (about 145USD) and a refuel, which was pretty much fair.
I have a german offshore-licence for sail- and motorboats.

btw: if you find someone officially hiring boats let me know...
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Beitragvon ud » Di Dez 25, 2007 10:50

Hello again kentricho,

There are a few locals offering boat hiring facilities at Grand River South East which is near Mahebourg, a couple of miles from the airport. If you visit this village, I'm quite sure I recall having seen advertising leaflets stuck on walls of shops here and there. I'll try looking into this and come up with some phone numbers.

I don't really know if they will accept to let you hire the boat. The boat comes with the skipper who knows all the spots if you know what I mean!

Hope this helps. Stay tuned!

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Beitragvon kentricho » Di Jan 08, 2008 5:18

Hi there Udester,

Thank you for the information. We were hoping to hire a self-drive boat around the island, rather than have a skipper drive for us.

If you know of any one that could do this, please let me know.

Otherwise, I will try MariPauri's idea of visiting some locals and see if they could hire out to us.
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Beitragvon cab » Sa Feb 16, 2008 19:03

Hi there did you have any luck hiring a boat - i will be visiting in March and was looking to do something very similar.

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Beitragvon ud » So Feb 17, 2008 19:57

Hey guys,

Sorry for the late reply!!! I completely forgot about this post and it's only by seeing cab's comment that I realised!!! :Q :Q :Q Sorry

Here is a list of all the boat hiring companies/people with contact details
found on the Yellow Pages

http://www.teleservices.mu/yellowpages/listing.php?heading=0000000101

Try doing a search on Google to find out if they've got a website or not or simply ring them to enquire...


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Beitragvon kentricho » Mo Feb 25, 2008 6:39

Hi CAB, no I didn't have any luck finding any boat hire places. I tried asking the hotel I'm staying at and they said they only hire boats with skippers. We don't really want to be taken with a skipper, just want to self drive a speed boat and have a bit of fun.

UD - Thanks for your suggestion RE YellowPages. I tried googling all of those names but didn't come up with anything.

That's okay, we'll just see what happens when we get there. It isn't the end of the world if we don't find a boat.
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Beitragvon MmeTortue » Mo Feb 25, 2008 9:37

Hello Kentricho,

Quite frankly: at this time of the year I wouldn't do it. At the moment the sea outside the lagoon is very rough and in almost all daily weather reports you find the warning not to venture out in the open sea.

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Beitragvon ud » Mo Feb 25, 2008 13:29

kentricho,

That's what I was on about - you see it's kind of difficult to find a boat hiring service who will lend you a boat for hire just like that and without a skipper. That's because of security reasons as you don't know the passageways to leave the lagoon. Also, bear in mind that in Mauritius, the reefs are quite a problem compared to the Great Barrier reef in Australia. They do stick out at a certain height even at high tide. If you manage to find one company which accepts, it's gonna be quite expensive I would assume.

Wish you better luck

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Beitragvon kentricho » Mi Feb 27, 2008 4:16

No problems everyone, I think I'll stay away from the ocean and stay safe :-)

Thanks for your valuable advice!
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