Discover the spectacular worlds of dolphins by watching them in their natural environment. You can even enjoy swimming with dolphins!

This is once in a lifetime adventure where you’ll watch dolphins in their natural habitat. Swimming with dolphins is another amazing experience while you’ll discover the scenery, come in contact with other marine creatures and admire the beautiful landscape. Encounter with dolphins in the open sea is another exciting thing to do as compared to dolphins swimming in pools or shallow waters. You’ll also be able to enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear water and explore stunning aquatic life!

Dolphins are the most amazing creatures of the world, they are cheerful and playful, which symbolizes intelligence. They are often seen in groups of 20 swimming from Tamarin, heading to the deep waters of the coast of Le Morne. They are usually spotted early in the morning. The dolphins rest in the west coast of the island before heading to deep sea for fishing.

Overview


Duration
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Start time
  • The starting time is 08:00

Highlights
  • Watch dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Speedboat trip
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Snorkeling in crystal clear water

Itinerary


Speedboat trip
  • Your day will start by embarking on a speedboat at 08:00 and start the hunt for the wild dolphins
  • The speedboat can accommodate up to 18 passengers
  • We have a preference for using a speedboat (over a catamaran) for this cruise as it will be a lot easier to watch the dolphins from the speedboat and to also jump into the water should you wish to swim with the dolphins

Dolphins watching and swimming
  • The dolphins come for feeding in the morning into the south west bay of Mauritius. This becomes an ideal opportunity to observe these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat and also get closer to them by swimming with them
  • There are two types of dolphins that visit the bay, namely the spinner and the bottle nose dolphins. They are usually found in groups of 5-20 dolphins at once

Snorkeling
  • During the snorkeling activity, you will be able to explore the underwater world. The guide will give you a few tips so that you can enjoy your experience in the crystal clear water near the coral reef
  • Snorkeling gear will be provided to you if you don't have

General Info


Private speedboat
  • You can choose to travel in a private speedboat

Swimming
  • You'll have skipper assistance to help you swim
  • For non swimmers, you'll be provided with a swimming jacket
  • Snorkeling gear can also be given

What to bring?
  • Hat
  • Sun cream protection
  • Camera
  • Swimsuits
  • Towel

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

55 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)

Magnificent

October 9, 2019

We went on a catamaran cruise with a stopover at Ile aux Cerfs. The beaches are just beautiful. We wandered around and discovered some beautiful and uncrowded beaches. In general, there were not many tourists so we enjoyed the island. A must in Mauritius!

Marc Dubois

Great Value for Money

May 14, 2019

Once in the sea, adrenalin pumps as we wait for dolphins to surface again and again … It was worth to lose sleep just to catch a glimpse of these heavenly creatures. We didn’t mind the 1.5 hours of driving from The Residence Hotel. Dolphin watching changed my perspective on Mauritius. This was super fun and the best stop ever.

Jose

Fabulous

April 29, 2019

Thanks a lot to Steve and crew, exceptional guides for a wonderful sea trip. Everything is done for our comfort and our safety. We swam with the dolphins, a real happiness and a moment of exception. The meal on the Ile aux Benitiers was delicious, we feasted. Thank you again for this wonderful moment !!!

Hubert