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Dolphin Swim and Bénitiers Island Day Trip with Lunch

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Mauritius, Mauritius, Port Louis
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Overview

Swim with wild dolphins off Mauritius on this life-affirming 8-hour trip! Traveling by speedboat, head for waters that dolphins are known to favor, and watch or swim around these intelligent mammals in their natural habitat — the open sea. Afterward, cruise to the gorgeous Bénitiers Island (L’Ile aux Bénitiers) for a scrumptious barbecue lunch on the beach, complete with alcoholic drinks and sodas. Then, lounge on the sand, swim or snorkel in the turquoise lagoons, visit clam-shaped Crystal Rock, or absorb the epic views over Le Morne Brabant Mountain.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


What You Can Expect

Make your own way to the departure point at the Black River on the west coast to begin your tour. On arrival, hop onto your speedboat and listen to a safety briefing and details about the trip ahead from your skipper.

Then, waft past Mauritius’ palm-packed shores and enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and biscuit as you jet toward waters known for their resident dolphins. With luck, you’ll spot pods of these beautiful animals as they play and skim around the boat. Then, watch from deck or jump in to swim in the ocean with the dolphins nearby. 

After your dolphin encounter and around two hours on the boat, cruise to the island of Bénitiers (L’Ile aux Bénitiers) a paradise-like islet fringed by pale sand and shallow, turquoise lagoons. Here, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch with complimentary soda, beer, rum, wine, fruit juice, water and coffee. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Afterward, swim or snorkel around the lagoons and coral beds, and perhaps join your boat to visit Crystal Rock, a clam-shaped rock rising up from the sea. Alternatively, laze on the sand and ogle the views over Le Morne Brabant, the rugged mountain that dominates southwest Mauritius.

In the mid-afternoon, cruise back to the departure point, where your tour concludes, and make your own way back to your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

First course:
  • Grilled seafood skewer with grilled fish, chicken and sausages, served with garlic bread and mixed salad
Dessert:
  • Banana flambé

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Light breakfast of tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Complimentary soda
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ lunch including alcoholic drinks, water and tea/coffee

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please note that sightings of dolphins can never be guaranteed
  • Please note: All persons on board are required to wear a life vest. Life vests will be provided by your local supplier

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Black River, Mauritius

Departure Time

7:15am

Duration

8 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options

Trip in English

Code: ENGLISH

Dolphin Swim and Bénitiers Island Day Trip with an English-speaking guide

User's Reviews

Image - 12 Dec 2014 -

Emily R

Fantastic tour! Really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins and lunch. Staff were great.

Image - 06 Oct 2015 -

Diana C

Positive:
- lots of dolphins
- friendly and skilled skippers
- the island was very pretty, and Crystal Rock is a really nice sight
- the lunch was tasty

Negatives:
- poor snorkeling site, few things to see, and the water was deep, so you couldn't see the corals well
- upon arriving on the island, we were told to wait for the lunch instead of going for a walk, we understood that it would be served shortly, instead we ended up waiting for an hour, instead of using the time to explore the island

Image - 10 Apr 2015 -

pmjee2002

It was an awesome experience. First time in my lifetime. My sons were super excited and loved swimming with the dolphins. Fantastic afternoon spent on an island with some delicious food. Definitely recommend it!!

Image - 03 Dec 2014 -

Arun Prakash K

We got to the Mid-sea on time and there were Dolphins and Dolphins and Dolphins to welcome us.
When my four year old daughter refused to enter the sea, the Crew kindly agreed to take care of her while I snorkelled. I shall Never forget this favor.
For the first time, I saw that the Dolhins swim in Perfect Geometric Patterns. And they they Change these Patterns flawlessly as they change directions or come to the surface......
The Dolphins are soo soooo Disciplined, I finally understood why they are called "A SCHOOL of Fish"!!!!
I am a Vegetarian and the Crew had packed a seperate delicious veggie lunch for my and my kids.
What I appreciate the Most {Aside from the Dolphins} is the fact that they did Not take us anywhere other than what was told......
NO NO NO Useless / unwanted stops at some Mall or Handicraft Factory.... ONLY Dolphins and Lunch ....
The Crew speaks passable English and Good French.

Image - 17 Dec 2016 -

Vishal C

A very good tour. Would highly recommend that hotel pick up and drop offs should be included in the tour inclusions.

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