Exclusive Half Day Catamaran Cruise-Dolphins+Snorkelling
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Activity Time: 10h00- 13h00 or 13h00- 17h00|
Treat yourself to a Half Day Private Catamaran Cruise to see Dolphins on the West Coast of Mauritius and enjoy a snorkelling session in the Indian Ocean.
The private catamaran cruise takes you along the South West coast of Mauritius which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and serene areas of the island.
Starting from Black River, you will cruise along the West coast for about 4 hours, where you will be able to choose between a morning and an afternoon session, depending on your preference. Spend a relaxing time onboard admiring the spectacular coastal views on the West side. This trip is all about enjoying a tranquil and relaxing time away from work and your daily routine. With this private catamaran you can revel in good company as you cruise the idyllic Mauritian coast.
During the cruise, the catamaran will head towards a specific area where you can encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a unique chance to see these magnificent marine mammals swimming and occasionally leaping.
Dolphins are highly social animals, and in Mauritius they often live in pods of up to a dozen individuals. They can be observed swimming from the west coast of Mauritius, on their way to the deep sea off the coast of the Le Morne peninsula.
The catamaran will then stop for in a key location, for you to enjoy an enriching snorkelling experience in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy exploring the rich diverse marine ecosystem in our crystal-clear waters. Don’t be surprised if you come across turtles and a range of colourful fish including angelfish, damselfish and clownfish, amongst others.
During your trip, you will also come across Crystal Rock, a well-known natural formation that can be seen off the South West Coast. It is a piece of coral reef, shaped like a diamond and with the le Morne Brabant in the backdrop it makes for some great photos.
For your convenience, this package also includes an optional lunch with all-inclusive drinks, against a supplement.
As part of this tour, you have the flexibility of choosing any of the following lunch menus:
Option 1: BBQ Lunch Menu (On the Grill)
- Grilled Chicken drumsticks
- Olive oil, garlic and ginger marinated fish
Option 2: Lobster Menu
- 350 grams of lobster served with a Garlic & parsley butter sauce
Option 3: Vegetarian
- Mixed vegetables skewers on the grill
All above menus are Accompanied with:
- Rice Salad
- Potato salad
- Mixed Green salad & Dressing
- Garlic Bread
- Seasonal fruits for dessert (such as Pineapple or Bananas)
Beverages on board are All inclusive
- Beer, Soft drinks, Coke, sprite, Diet coke, Fanta, Water & Fruit Juice
- Rhum, Rose & White wines
- Tea and Coffee
Selection of upgraded wine and champagne upon request
Additional 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 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 their place for rest and sleep before heading for the deep sea for their fishing.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in colour 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 dolphin 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 tailstock, 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.
About The Catamaran
A luxurious 44 feet catamaran offering comfort and space along with numerous other features. A sunshade is part of the catamaran for you to protect yourself from the sun. Also, you can enjoy some music played on a Hi-Fi Stereo (MP3).
- Luxurious Catamaran 36 Feet (DEEN 440)
- Two steering stations
- Lounge-Dining Room
- 3 Luxury Cabins
Additional equipment and gear includes: Radar, Fish finder, VHF Radio, G.P.S, Pirogue with 15hp.
- Activity Times: 10:00 -13:00 or 13:00 – 17:00
- There is a higher chance of spotting dolphins during the morning cruise
- What to bring: We suggest bringing hats, t-shirts and sun block cream for sun protection, cameras, swimsuits and spare clothes.
- Maximum number of participants: 13
- Boat charter (up to 13 persons): 479 Euro
- Supplement for Lobster BBQ & Drinks: 55 Euros
- Supplement for BBQ Lunch & Drinks: 35 Euros
- Supplement for Vegetarian Menu: 32 Euros