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Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 3 hrs
Activity Time 08:00 - 11:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement

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When booking the Kids Adventure Park, while your children enjoy their activities, you can have a great adult’s excursions such as Quad Biking, Zip Lines and Horse Riding.
South West
Operating Days
All Days
3 hrs
Activity Time
08:00 - 11:00
Offered as Supplement

Did you know?

When booking the Kids Adventure Park, while your children enjoy their activities, you can have a great adult’s excursions such as Quad Biking, Zip Lines and Horse Riding.

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Overview & Highlights

Exclusive Half Day Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip including Breakfast + Snorkelling - Overview

Treat yourself to a half-day luxury cruise with your loved ones aboard the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40, cruising along the south-west coast of Mauritius.

Enjoy an adventurous break cruising on the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean to spot the friendly creatures of the sea - dolphins. Pods of dolphins are often seen along the south-west coast of the island, which is where they rest and recharge before going back to the ocean.

Enjoy this amazing experience with your favourite people only and create lifelong memories.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Treat yourself to a half-day luxury cruise with only your loved ones
  • Enjoy a sea trip along the west coast whilst onboard a luxurious vessel
  • Spot the friendly dolphins in their natural habitat
  • An English and continental breakfast will be served onboard
  • Opportunity of snorkelling in the lagoon of La Preneuse

What's Included

Exclusive Half Day Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip - Inclusions:

  • Private half-day luxury cruise
  • Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip
  • Welcome coffee upon arrival
  • English & Continental breakfast 
  • Beverages
  • Snorkelling at La Preneuse
  • Cruise along the south-west coast of Mauritius
  • Onboard Facilities on the Fully equipped cruise to use at your convenience

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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:

La Balise Marina bay, Black River, South West Region

Start & End times:
Duration: 3 hrs
Operational Days: All Days
Activity time: 08h00 - 11h00
Departure: 8 a.m. You are requested to arrive at least 15 mins beforehand 


Day Itinerary
  • Departure at 8 a.m. from La Balise Marina
  • Welcome coffee on board
  • Sail to Look for Dolphins + Snorkelling
  • Sail to La Preneuse snorkelling spot where breakfast will be served
  • Snorkelling around the reef
  • Sail back at 11 a.m.
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Full Description

Exclusive Half Day Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip (including Breakfast + Snorkelling)

You and your guests will be the only ones aboard and are guaranteed exclusivity and privacy with friendly attendants to personally cater for your every need. Spend a half day aboard a luxurious vessel with all the facilities you need for maximum comfort. You will be provided with a light breakfast to set you in the right mood to appreciate this day even more.

Additional Information on the Exclusive Half Day Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip 

Board the first-class yacht at La Balise Marina in the bay of Black River. You will be welcomed on-board with a cup of steaming coffee.

You will then sail along the south-west coast through Tamarin Bay, offering stunning panoramic views of the open sea and the mountain ranges in the distance. The state-of-the-art yacht is equipped with all essential facilities and luxury amenities including a large sunroof, which can be pushed back for you to enjoy the cool sea breeze and warm sun. The cockpit of the lavish vessel, conceived as a huge living space, offers the utmost comfort and luxury while cruising.

You will keep on cruising towards the south of the island to spot dolphins swimming in the Mauritian lagoon. This is a splendid chance to witness these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to take out your camera to immortalize this special moment.

After this amazing experience, the yacht will set sail to the beautiful and calm lagoon of La Preneuse where a continental breakfast will be served. Sample a selection of cold cuts and viennoiserie along with beef or chicken sausages and different types of egg that match different tastes. To wash it all down, you will have an unlimited supply of water, tea, coffee and juice.

After breakfast, gear up to go snorkelling around the reef and explore the rich, diverse marine ecosystem of the crystal-clear lagoon. Don’t be surprised if you come across turtles and a range of colourful fish including angelfish, damselfish and clownfish, amongst others. The yacht will sail back to Tamarin Bay at 11 a.m.

About the Vessel

Boat Specifications

The Gran Turismo 40 recreates the sport cruiser concept. Designed by the talented Nuvolari and Lenard, this novel variation offers as much pleasure to the eye as sensations and driving. The slender line of the Gran Turismo 40, underlined by a hardtop and well-designed side glazing, emphasize its pronounced “sporty character”.

The upper deck of the luxurious yacht is an ideal spot for soaking up the sun and taking in the breathtaking views all around. With amenities like an electric bathing platform and a BBQ area, you can enjoy leisurely activities and dining in style. Teak flooring adds a touch of elegance to both the cockpit and bathing platform, while forward sunbathing mattresses invite you to relax and unwind.

Inside, the spacious saloon offers a comfortable lounge area, complemented by a fully-fitted galley for all your culinary needs. The yacht boasts two rooms and a bathroom with separate showers, ensuring ample accommodation for you and your loved ones.

One of the standout features of the yacht is the convertible cockpit seating, which transforms into expansive sun-loungers for ultimate relaxation. Additionally, the motorized swim platform provides easy access to the water for activities and stabilizes the boat at anchor.

Complete with a fusion sound system, air conditioning, LED underwater lights, beach towels, and snorkeling equipment, the yacht offers everything you need for a luxurious cruise experience. Get ready for unparalleled comfort, fun, and entertainment on the water.

Vessel type: Monohull

Year: 2018

Number of pax: 8 Max

Length: 12.67m

Onboard Facilities

  • Electric bathing platform
  • BBQ facilities
  • Teak on cockpit floor and bathing platform
  • Forward sunbathing mattresses
  • Lounge in cockpit area
  • Complete fusion sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Led underwater lights
  • Beach towels
  • Snorkelling equipment

Dolphins in Mauritius

Dolphins are one of the most fantastic creatures that live in the ocean. The dolphins, while cheerful and playful, are also a symbol of intelligence and grace. Dolphins live in pods of about 20 individuals or more and can be observed in the early morning, swimming along the west coast of Mauritius- from Tamarin to the deep sea, off the south coast of Le Morne Peninsula. The Dolphins, the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin, have made the southern-west Coast of Mauritius a place for them to rest and sleep before going 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 colour, can be between 2 and 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 are of 15 dolphins, but it is also possible to find 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 have varied in size from 129 cm to 235 cm and weight from 23 kg to 78 kg. The gestation period is 10 months. Individuals reach maturity at 4-7 years (females) and 7-10 years (males). Longevity is unknown. Spinners congregate in groups that vary from just a few dolphins to great schools numbering in the thousands.

What to bring/wear
  • Sun cream
  • Swimming suit (already on)
  • Hats
  • Spare clothes
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Towels

Food & Beverages

Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip - Food & Beverages Onboard

Comments & Notes
  • The cruise departs from La Balise Marina, Black River, on the south-west coast.
  • The maximum capacity of the boat is 8 passengers.
  • Note: This excursion/itinerary depends solely on climatic conditions.
  • This day cruise is offered on private-exclusive basis only.

Exclusive Half Day Dolphin Watching Yacht Trip + Snorkelling  
Price for the boat (Up to 2) 990 Euros
Price per Participant (Food & Beverages included): 45 Euros


Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

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2Choose Booking Option

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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