I had the privilege of spending 6 months in Mauritius from Sept 2011 to Feb 2012. During my stay I sailed with Passion Oceane (Windancer I and II) at least 10 times. I cannot imagine how the "Cutiedoggy 13" group could have had such an experience ???? I only ever experienced smiley, happy professional crew who would go put of their way to make your stay aboard as pleasurable as possible. The food was always good and the BBQ chicken or marinated Tuna or Marlin steaks were only "blackened" due to the marinade. The beers were always cold and plentiful yet the crew had a good way of ensuring that no one would over endure and perhaps be a safety risk for the return journey. I do agree that the island (Gabriel) is in an unacceptable state due to all the litter, however one must ask themselves "who left the litter there in the first place" ??? Passion Oceane are extremely conscious of the environment and I noticed all their litter was returned to the mainland and disposed of there through the normal refuse removal.
A highlight of the trip is definitely the short stopover in a secluded cove on the South side of Coin de Mire. Amazing water to just relax in, cool snorkeling and coffee and cake served when on board again. Of course the final stretch back with a party feeling , good music, smiley happy cheerful people just enjoying what life has to over outside of the concrete jungle.
In all I am sure I would have been with around 175-250 on these trips and I cannot remember one person not having enjoyed themselves - even those that had to take a lie down due to sea sickness !!
If you Go or Don't Go will not change my Life - trust me though , if you do GO , it will change yours and leave you with fond memories of a day well spent.
Thanks to Nato, Patato, Sean, Babbu, those days with you guys I will treasure for a lifetime !!!
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