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Karlos was one of the first licensed tourist Boat Operators in Mauritius. In the 1988, he started organising boat services and folkloric picnics on Ile aux Bénitiers, in the South West of Mauritius. 

Our difference resides in our passion for sharing the Mauritian cultural heritage with Sega performance and music; comfortable set up on Bénitiers Island in the picturesque Le Morne scenery; and our commitment to the protection of Bénitiers Island. 

Karlos

Karlos

Karlos is the founder and Director of Karlos Excursions. On a daily basis, he personally meets guests on the RIU & ST Regis hotels on Le Morne beaches to promote boat services, while also welcoming guests from all regions for excursions. Over the past 35 years, he has organised excursions on a regular basis for small groups, mixed or in private; and has also for several private big groups of up to 300 people. Karlos shares his time between his passions: his work and social activism, with a special interest in dispossession of land; preservation of the coastal areas; and contributed to the recognition of Le Morne Mountain as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Karlos is also the President of the Association of professional fishermen and pleasure Crafts Operators and secretary of the Federation of Pleasure Craft operators, specially advocating for the protection of the small operators and the good functioning of activities at sea.
Virginia

Virginia

Virginia, Karlos’s daughter, has grown up in the sea tourism industry, going on excursions from a very young age. Virginia handles the online bookings and is working on business development and continuous improvements at all levels. Virginia's travel experience has given her more insights in travellers' needs. She has visited France, Italy, England, Madagascar, Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Chad, Rodrigues island and Reunion island. At Karlos Excursions, Virginia finds every aspect of her job at Karlos Excursions stimulating in different ways. She loves communicating with guests be it online or face to face and feeling that she has been able to help them. She enjoys planning & implementing improvements. What she loves above all, though she cannot do it often, is sharing & witnessing the guests’ enjoyment of the excursion and dreams come true.
Jordas

Jordas

Jordas, assistant Skipper, cook and Musician, also started working on Bénitiers island since teenage- alternating between excursions and fishing Octopus during low season. From a young age, he has learned to play Sega with the Ravanne- traditional Mauritian instrument. What he loves about his job? Being at sea, preparing food and seeing that guests enjoy it. He also enjoys playing the Ravanne with his colleagues, while guests dance along.
Surd

Surd

Surd, dancer and waitress, learned dancing sega through observation and practise. She started her career with Karlos, while also dancing in hotels or night events and stewarding in hotels. What she loves about her job? demonstrating how to dance our local dance and seeing guests master the skills. During her free-time, Surd enjoys playing Board games and picnicking on the public beaches with her family and friends.

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