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“The best bit of our trip to Reunion”

Croisieres & Decouvertes - Le Grand Bleu
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Owner description: Welcome on board !Our competent and dynamic team of professionals welcomes you with a large choice of cruises according to what you feel like doing. You will have a pleasant and magical time, discovering the Reunion sea life. Our boat crews, professional trained guides, will share with you their knowledge on the local fauna and flora. You'll have the opportunity to participate in the local scientific program by sending photos of the cetaceans you'll have observed.Bienvenue a bord !Notre equipe de professionnels competents et dynamiques vous accueille avec un large choix de croisieres adaptees a vos envies. Vous vivrez un moment agreable et magique a la decouverte du milieu marin reunionnais. Nos equipages, guides professionnels formes sur la faune et la flore marines locales vous feront partager leurs connaissances. Vous pourrez participer au programme scientifique local en transmettant vos photos de cetaces observes.
Reviewed 3 September 2017

If you are going to Reunion, DO THIS TRIP

We took the "Cata Passion" tour - a 3 hour trip on a Catamaran to see the whales and enjoy the sunset on a good sized catamaran with about 14 guests only.

Yes, we saw several whales, but that's never a guarantee and not really fair to rate this company on. What we can say is that the Cata Passion trip is one of their most expensive options (about 60 Euros each) but you get drinks, food, a limited number of guests and a fabulous experience for your money. Reunion is not a cheap island, so to be fair the price was really good in relation to the whole island too (for example, it's 250 Euros for a 50 minute helicopter trip).

The other major positive was the crew. Both of the chaps (Franck and Olivier) spoke English and were wiling to talk to myself and my wife independently to the rest of the guests who were French.

If you don't book at the marina with the company, then make sure you know where exactly to go. We didn't ask the booking agent at the hotel and then cut it a little fine trying to find the marina and the company (it's not hard to find if you know).

Ultimately, the message is just do it, particularly if there is a good chance you will see whales.

Thank Alex L
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Gaëlle H, Responsable commercial at Croisieres & Decouvertes - Le Grand Bleu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a catamaran tour to see whales. During our 3h tour, we could witness multiples whales, while the crew offered some drinks and appetizers. What an experience! Certainly worth the money!

Thank Lien C
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I booked the catamaran trip and it was an outstanding experience! The crew were professional sailors and know the sea like the back of their hands! Security and service level was worth the money let alone the experience sailing the ocean under set sails sipping champagne and dolphins joining swimming, jumping around us... just great!

Thank dieter h
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our group of 16 did the safari circuit. We were able to enjoy beautiful views and In addition we had the chance to see several dolphin and to our delight, two wales. We also note that the rum punch and samosas were very good and a must in the service. The point I wish to emphasize is the quality of personnel on board ... they are welcoming, pleasant and available, and that makes the trip even more enjoyable.
A magical moment aboard this boat is to enjoy this beautiful underwater landscape thanks to a transparent shell.
Thank you from Portugal

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We went on the Dolphin Safari trip. The first warning sign was the fact that non-French bank cards were not accepted for payment and there was no warning sign regarding this. We thought this was rather odd given that it was a tourist attraction catering for (we thought) international tourists. Then once on board we were shocked to see that all communication was done solely in French. There were more than 12 non French speakers on board, including children who would have benefited from the safety introductions as well as the information shared about the marine life. So although it was a nice experience overall, it could have been much better if it was bilingual.

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