Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Vieux Grand Port

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Take a boat out 850 m (2,789 ft) from the mainland to visit Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, a limestone island and important conservation project. Declared a nature reserve in 1965, the island's managed ecosystem includes restored native forests and reintroduced indigenous species. The coralline limestone here still has some patches of the dry coastal forest that once covered the majority of the country's territory. Enjoy a guided tour across the island to spot bronze dodos, giant tortoises, ornate day geckos, and pink pigeons, all in an environment reminiscent of the country before human discovery, habitation, and industry. Put Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Vieux Grand Port tour itinerary app.
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  • We booked this eco tour to the Ile aux Aigrettes and were not disappointed. The staff at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation were all very friendly and helpful. After the short boat ride across the... 
    We booked this eco tour to the Ile aux Aigrettes and were not disappointed. The staff at the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation were all very friendly and helpful. After the short boat ride across the...  more »
  • The tour started with a brief (10min) boat journey to the island (amazing sea colours!). In the island we were shown a few species (fruit bats, turtles, lizards, trees, pink pigeon) depending on what....  more
    The tour started with a brief (10min) boat journey to the island (amazing sea colours!). In the island we were shown a few species (fruit bats, turtles, lizards, trees, pink pigeon) depending on what....  more »

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