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Location South West
Operating Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Duration 4 hrs
Activity Time 06:00 - 10:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment The trip is not recommended for pregnant women and persons with medical issues.
South West
Operating Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
4 hrs
Activity Time
06:00 - 10:00
Offered as Supplement
The trip is not recommended for pregnant women and persons with medical issues.

from 115€

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Overview & Highlights

Encounter with Whales in the South West - Half Day Trip - Overview

If you think you’ve done all the exciting sea activities, then this package will make its way to your bucket list. For the first time ever, Mauritius Attractions brings you a brand new experience in the Mauritian waters; not your usual encounter with dolphins or whale watching activities. This package offers a fresh take on encountering with mammals - this time in the natural habitat of whales!

This thrilling whale activity is a unique opportunity to discover the spectacular marine mammals and explore their natural aquatic habitat with maximum safety and precautions. Get up close and watch these incredible aquatic giants ballet around and listen to their wailing songs as they swim by; the sight is unbelievable, almost exhilarating and a true experience to behold. To fuel up, you’ll be served a light breakfast on board!

Highlights of this package:

  • Enjoy a delightful sea trip aboard a comfortable boat
  • Experience 4 hours of pure bliss amidst the vast blue ocean
  • Indulge in a unique and incredible encounter with whales
  • A unique chance to safely admire the mighty mammals
  • Explore the bewildering underwater world on your snorkelling break
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of mountains, beach & azure sea
  • Satiate your hunger with a light breakfast on board

What's Included

The Memorable Whales Encounter in Mauritius (Half Day Trip) includes:

  • 4 hours at sea on a shared basis
  • Exciting boat trip along the west coast
  • Encounter with whales in their natural habitat
  • Snorkelling break
  • Light Breakfast served on board
  • A selection of local delights & drinks
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Safety and security measures

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

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.

Meeting Point & Times
Meeting Point:

Rivière Noire, South West Region

Start & End times:
Duration 4 hours
Operational Days: Monday to Saturday
Activity time:  06:00 - 10:00


Full Description

About the Whales Encounter in Mauritius with Breakfast

Encountering whales is an incredibly moving experience and probably one of those which marks us forever! In just 4 hours, you’ll go from admiring strikingly beautiful scenery and unspoiled landscapes to having the time of your life with the giant mammals of the ocean.

Get on the boat and feel the excitement build up as you move closer to the whale watching site. The cheerful skipper will tell you more about the activity as well as gladly brief you on the whales and their habits, guidelines for a sustainable whale encounter and security measures during your boat trip. Moreover, you’ll be informed on the types of whales you can encounter in the Mauritian waters.

Live this unforgettable moment at sea, taking in each and every second, soaking in some vitamin sea, feeling the cool breeze in your hair and exhaling the negativity. More than just a sea trip, this is a moment for you to sit back, relax and contemplate life as you watch the water move up and down, crashing with rage at times and flowing serenely at others.

With some luck, you may also see the whales jump out of the water or splash you with their huge tail, offering unique once-in-a-lifetime memories and picture-perfect moments. However, even if the giants of the sea are shying away on that day, you’ll still be able to spot rainbow-coloured schools of fish through the crystal-clear water on your snorkelling break. Either way, you get to be in the midst of the vast ocean and bask in pure tranquillity away from the mainland.

Once you’re back onboard, you will be served a nice, light breakfast to replenish your energy. Savour the tastiest cakes, flaky samoussas, chilli bites, fresh pineapples and quench your thirst with some hot or cold beverages.

By the end of the trip, you will be taken back to the point of embarkation, feeling content and grateful, still thinking of your whale encounter.

A little information about Whales in Mauritius

It is possible to find many different types of whales in Mauritius. The most common whales are: Blainville's Beaked Whale, Grey's Beaked Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, and the Sperm Whale which is the most famous whale in Mauritius.

The Sperm Whale is the largest species of toothed whale, with adults growing to be about 15-18 metres (50-60 feet) long, and weighing about 45-70 tonnes. The body of sperm whales is robustly proportioned, with paddled-shaped flippers. The lower jaw is always relatively small and thin relative to the upper jaw. The Sperm Whale dives to great depths to find food, and it eats squid, fish, and even sharks.

What to bring/wear
  • Sun cream
  • Towels
  • Swimming suit
  • Hats
  • Spare clothes

Food & Beverages

Encounter with Whales - Half Day Trip in the South West : Breakfast Menu

Comments & Notes
  • Minimum age requirement: 5 years old
  • Maximum boat capacity: 10 pax
  • Health restriction: The trip is not recommended for pregnant women and persons with medical issues.
  • There's a high probability of seeing whales but in case they’re not spotted, there will be no money refund or rescheduling.
  • Note: This activity is done on a shared basis.

Encounter with Whales - Half Day Trip in the South West + Breakfast  
Price per Participant: 115 Euros


Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.


(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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