Let’s explore the barrier reef. We are far out at sea but still within the perimeter of Reunion Island’s Natural Marine Reserve which stretches 40km along the coastlines of Cap La Houssaye, Saint-Paul, La Roche aux Oiseaux, and to the Etang Salé. This is the kingdom of the cetaceans. On the boat, everyone is in awe of the majestic humpback whales who are migrating and pass quite close to the Reunion Island coastlines during the austral winter. A bit further out to sea, the dolphins are playfully keeping the recreational boaters entertained. Watching these superb mammals in the wild is something that we will never forget.
Do you want to go a little deeper? An exceptionally rich world awaits you underneath the surface of the Indian Ocean. A deep-sea diving experience will take you into the depths of this magical, yet fragile ecosystem. From the secret caves of Boucan Canot, to the flamboyant corals at the Cap La Houssaye, this experience of total weightlessness swimming alongside triggerfish, stingrays and sea turtles will leave you enchanted.
For children or those who don’t want to venture too deep, at the lagoon you can see some superb multi-coloured tropical fish, equipped with your snorkelling gear. From Ermitage to Saline, snorkelling is a completely free-of-charge, accessible, fun and family-friendly activity that the whole family will never forget.