Catamaran Cruise - See Dolphins + Visit Benitiers Island
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 15:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.|
Dolphin Encounter in the South West + Visit Benitiers Island (Full Day Catamaran Trip) - Overview
Mauritius Attractions offers you a Full day catamaran cruise to see Dolphins, including a visit to Crystal rock and Benitiers Island. The cruise is done on a great 44ft catamaran along the South West coast of Mauritius which is considered one of the most beautiful areas, and a place of unique wildness and tranquillity that one must absolutely visit when in Mauritius.
Discover dolphins in their natural habitat, have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk along the endless beaches of Benitiers Island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs which are in close proximity to the beach.
- Catamaran cruise tour to discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay
- Seize the opportunity to see wild dolphins
- Lunch and leisure time on Benitiers Island for relaxation on its beautiful sandy beaches
- Swim and snorkel in the sea, or enjoy the sun and drinks on board
- Visit the famous Crystal Rock which has a spectacular view of 3 Mountains.
Catamaran Cruise in the South West - See Dolphins & Visit Benitiers Island - Inclusions
- Cruise on 44ft catamaran
- Discovery of dolphins along Tamarin bay
- Visit of the famous Crystal rock in the middle of the ocean
- Visit to Benitiers Island
- Light Breakfast menu
- BBQ lunch buffet on the catamaran
- Safety equipment and Security measures
- Music - CD Player upon request & from own selection
Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any place / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers
Black River, Mauritius
|Meeting Time :||09:00|
|Duration:||The duration of this trip is about 6 hours|
|The Catamaran cruise is operational all days|
- Depart towards Tamarin Bay
- Sail along the coral reefs
- Breaks in some key locations including Crystal Rock
- Snorkeling breaks to discover the underwater world of Mauritius.
- Lunch onboard
- Head to the beautiful Island of Benitiers
- Leisure time to explore the island and its beach
- Return to black river
About the Full Day Trip - See Dolphins and Visit Benitiers Island
As part of this cruise tour, you will discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay, visit the famous Crystal Rock which stands out in the middle of the lagoon, and visit Benitiers Island for relaxation on its beautiful sandy beaches.
Starting at 09:00, you will have a short pre-departure briefing by the boat’s captain, followed by a light breakfast, including coffee, milk, tea and buttered bread with exotic marmalade.
Then the catamaran will depart heading to Tamarin Bay area where you can encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat.
The cruise will continue along the coral reefs. During the cruise, the catamaran will stop for breaks in some key locations, where you can enjoy a swim, snorkel in the sea, soak in the sun and sip on refreshing drinks aboard the catamaran. Snorkelling is a great way to have a glimpse into the mesmerising marine life and the underwater world of Mauritius.
Eventually, the catamaran will head to the beautiful Island of Benitiers. Before arriving at the Island, you will visit the famous Crystal Rock and will have a spectacular view of the Rempart Mountain, the Black River mountain range, and the magnificent Le Morne Mountain. For lunch, you will have a delicious BBQ buffet on the catamaran. The menu includes fresh fish, chicken, rice, pasta and potato salad, a variety of salads and a dessert.
Once you go ashore, you’ll get to bask in pure relaxation - have the leisure to tan under the glorious sun, walk along the pristine beaches of Benitiers Island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs which are in close proximity to the beach.
Following the visit to Benitiers Island, the catamaran will head back to Black River. During the cruise, the crew members will make your time enjoyable, they will tell you about local folklore, and play Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of everyone on board.
Please note that if the catamaran cruises off the projected itinerary to ensure that you see dolphins, then the visit to Benitiers Island and Crystal Rock will not be possible.
A little information about Dolphins in Mauritius
Dolphins are perhaps the most fantastic of all the creatures that live in the ocean. The dolphins, cheerful and playful, are a symbol of intelligence and grace.
In Mauritius, the dolphins live in pods of about 20 individuals or more and can be observed swimming from Tamarin Bay (on the west coast of Mauritius), on their way to the deep sea off the coast of the Le Morne peninsula.
The most common dolphins in Mauritius are the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin.
The Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin have chosen the West Coast of Mauritius as their place for rest and sleep before heading to the deep sea for their fishing.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in color and measure between 2 to 4 meters (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups called pods that typically number about 15 dolphins, but group size varies from solitary bottlenose dolphins up to groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 dolphins. Their diet consists mainly of small fish.
The Spinner Dolphin is dark grey, with darker patches in the tail stock, back and throat. Usually it has creamy-white patch on the belly though this varies considerably. The beak is distinctively long and thin, with a dark tip. The fins too are lengthy for dolphins of this size. Adults vary in size from 120 cm to 235 cm and weight from 23 kg to 78 kg. Individuals reach maturity at 4-7 years (females) and 7-10 years (males). The Spinner Dolphins congregate in groups that vary from just a few dolphins to great schools numbering thousands.
- Sun block cream for sun protection
- Spare set of clothes and towel
- Snorkeling gear
Enjoy selection of foods and drinks on-board the catamaran:
|Price per Adult||59 Euro|
|Price per Child (ages 3-11)||39 Euro|
|Price per Baby (ages 0-2)||Free of Charge|
Easy to book, consultant were available when I called for additional information. Very pleasant time on board with welcoming and nice team.