Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Rivière Noire District, Mauritius
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  • 6 hours
  • Mauritius
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy a morning of viewing and swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment in the waters of Mauritius, and spend the afternoon spotting humpback or sperm whales in the open seas. You'll have the chance to snorkel among coral and tropical fish, plus feast on an included breakfast served at a beachside restaurant.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Breakfast included

Itinerary

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime, a truly unique experience of swimming with wild dolphins and observing majestic whales, in their natural environment in Mauritius. You’ll start your day with a delicious complimentary breakfast, which includes croissants, pains au chocolat, sandwiches, fruits, tea, coffee, and water.

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

After breakfast, you will get on board the speedboat, and the professional and qualified skippers will start by briefing you on the most important aspects of this experience, including:
- The types of dolphins that you will encounter and their habits
- Guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching
- Security measures on the boat
- Swimming procedures

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

You will then head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea viewing and swimming with dolphins. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to The Aquarium, a popular snorkelling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

You will then head back to the shore for a short period of time, and then start your 3 hour whale watching tour on the open seas to view these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat.
The skippers will brief you on the types of whales that you will encounter and the guidelines for sustainable whale watching.
Humpback whales can be sighted off the Mauritian coast between July and September/October when they move from the South pole to warmer seas near the equator to reproduce, give birth and breed before getting back to the antarctic while the Sperm whales can be observed almost all year round. During your expedition, you will hear educational commentary by our skippers, and you will see the magnificent whales in their natural habitat. Whale watching is a different and more difficult outing as you will have to go further out to sea and the success will depend a lot on the weather and sea conditions. If the sea is rough, it will be more difficult to see the whales.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Drinks and sandwiches

Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from the departure location
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years of age
  • In almost all cases (at least 90%), you will see dolphins, but if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge for the dolphin viewing only (2.5 hours). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity
  • There is a 60% chance that you will see whales, but if that is not the case, the local tour operator is unable to provide a refund due to the high fuel costs, so please consider this before making a booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

6 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 08 Mar 2017 -

Rocio L

It was awesome to swim with wild dolphins with the help of two fellows coming with us. I would like to thank to the one called Flipper that really made sure we were having a good time and get the most of the swimming and it was awesome to see a group of 20 hunchback whales and about seven sperm whales. Also our appreciation to Miguel and Emmanuel, they put their full effort for us to see them perfectly!
Thank you La Vacanza Travel to deal with the bests tours on site.

Image - 06 Dec 2016 -

Alan C T

This was a really well organised trip. Managed to swim with wild dolphins which is one a unique experience and the guides were really experienced and timed the trip perfectly. To add to a really fantastic day a whale watching expedition whereby we got really close was also a highlight of this trip. Confidently recommend this trip to all that visit Mauritius.

Image - 03 Nov 2016 -

Cheryl W

Fabian, our guide was fabulous! He and his co-guide made sure we saw whales. Fabian took 2 swimmers at a time into the water with dolphins, which assured we were with the Dolphins and that we were safe at all times. Highly recommend!!

Image - 07 Oct 2015 -

Diana C

Positive:
- a lot of dolphins in the bay
- friendly and skilled skippers
- beautiful snorkeling place, although the water was quite deep and you couldn't see much of the corals
- we were lucky to see sperm whales, and the skippers hung around for quite a while.
- despite the specifications of this trip, we did get free drinks on board, and a sandwich too

Negative:
- no training about wearing the snorkeling equipment to those who needed it. I had trouble breathing properly, so I missed seeing the dolphins.
- it was hard to get back up into this particular boat no thing to hold on to, to lift yourself up

Image - 14 Nov 2016 -

Ian1

VGood dolphin experience - but other boats not as organised and rather haphazard in their approach. didn't seem they wanted to go out looking for whales and refund promised.

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