MANGROVE AND CETACEAN - 7:30 a.m. -
75 € / ADULT
35 € / CHILD (-13 years old)
meals included - 8 pers. max
The Rotours Canal
Dug at the beginning of the 19th century century (1826-1830),
the Canal des Rotours, in the town of Morne-à-l'Eau
mobilized the energy of several hundred
of slaves and free men.
Originating at the landing stage,
it ends at Pointe à feuille 5 km further.
From an essential economic role, it is with its openness
that the commune organized itself.
Along the banks, the mangrove with its mangroves
and meadows that accompany up to the mouth,
open to the large cul de sac marin.
Magnificent tongue of protected blond sand
by the coral reef, it is suitable for swimming
and a few moments of rest in the shade
coconut palms and grapes by the sea.
It owes its name to the old chapel which was once established there
The tip of the Grande Vigie
Pointe de la Grande Vigie is the northernmost point
Its limestone cliffs reach 80 meters in height
and recall those of Normandy or Brittany.
8:00 am departure back 15 h 30
Direction Petit Canal, the ROTOURS canal , Vieux Bourg and the sandy beach.
Lunch break in a restaurant by the sea.
Then we will head back to Bertrand Cove and La Grande Vigie to try to observe cetaceans, whales and dolphins (from January to May) if the weather permits, otherwise visit the Fajou islet and its magnificent coral reef. (mask and tuba)