Cruises from Fort Dauphin
The first French settlement of Madagascar, Fort Dauphin (since 1975 Tôlanaro or Taolagnaro) is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on three sides - is located on one of the island’s most beautiful stretches of coast. The newly built Port d’Ehoala provides easy access to the colonial town that is the gateway to a whole host of great excursions and activities. Locally known as the ‘place of dreams’, its lush setting with clear waters and green mountains will hold particular appeal for nature-lovers. A number of excellent ecotourism projects make it relatively easy to take in the lush, semi-tropical landscapes, stands of spiny forest, and wild beaches.