Seize this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch and even swim with Dolphins as part of your cruise to a private island, Benitiers Island, off the south west coast of Mauritius.

Dolphins are the most playful and social animal and watching them in their natural habitat or swimming with them is an experience you will never forget. Best of all, this activity is suitable for all ages and will be monitored by our experienced guides and skippers. As part of the boat cruise you will also be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the shoreline. We will also make a close approach to a crystal rock – an isolated rock formation in the ocean.

Your boat will then drop you on the island of Benitiers where you can enjoy the relatively calm lagoon and the long stretch of sand beach. If you are into snorkeling, this is the place to be. The island is also home to several protected birds and marine species. Also included in your package is a free BBQ lunch with unlimited drinks.

Overview


Duration
  • Full day cruise

Highlights
  • Speedboat cruise
  • Dolphin watching & swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Visit and swim at the Crystal Rock
  • Relax at Benitiers Island
  • BBQ lunch and drinks at Benitiers Island

Why choose us
  • Guaranteed lowest rates
  • Insured and safe boats, handled by experienced captain and skipper
  • Guarantee to see the dolphins throughout the year
  • Snorkelling equipments provided
  • We care for the environment and ecology

Start time
  • 08:00

End time
  • 14:30

Operating seven days a week throughout the year
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Itinerary of your full day cruise on the west coast of Mauritius


Speedboat trip
Your day will start by embarking on a speedboat at 08:00 and you will start the search for the wild dolphins. The speedboat can accommodate up to eighteen persons.

Swim with dolphins
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 bottlenose dolphins. They are usually found in groups of 5-20 dolphins at once.

Snorkeling
During the snorkelling 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. Snorkelling gear will be provided to you if you don't have those. Swimming jackets are available if required (if you find it hard to swim). You may also request the assistance of the skipper to help you swim.

Visit and swim at the Crystal Rock
The crystal rock is a natural formation which has raised above the ocean's surface near Le Morne. You can swim near the crystal rock taking beautiful pictures

Lunch at Benitiers Island
You will be served a delicious lunch: BBQ on the Benitiers Island. The lunch will consist of fish, chicken, sausage, pasta and salad. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided as per your choice. You can explore the island, walk along the beach, enjoy the warm sunlight and relax. At about 14:00 in the afternoon, you'll head back to the shore from Benitiers Island

General Info


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

Is this suitable for infants or small children
  • The cruise is designed to accommodate the needs of every participant from babies to the elderly.

Transportation Services
  • We can also organise a private transfer from your accommodation to the starting site of the dolphins cruise and the back in the afternoon. A professional licensed driver will drive and accompany you during the journey from your hotel and back. An additional fee is applicable for this service.

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

4.94.9 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)

Wooowww!!!

October 9, 2019

Loved this days so much

Alan R

Combination Trips

July 3, 2019

Swimming with dolphins in Mauritius can be combined with other activities With the agency Prestige Holidays, for example, it is possible to go and swim with the dolphins in Mauritius and then go wander at sea to the islands around for lunch, etc

Ronald

Nice day

April 20, 2019

We tried this trip on the recommendation of a friend and loved it. The dolphins were at large in the ocean and not in pen cages. Amazing how fast they swim. We could not catch up with them but a very nice experience

Jonathan