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82% Level of Satisfaction Based on 33 reviews
Location South West
Operating Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Duration 2 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment 2 time slots are available and are subject to availability. The exact time of your activity will be confirmed at the time of booking.
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Overview & Highlights
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Swim With Dolphins - Overview

Plunge into the remarkable world of these incredible aquatic mammals and enjoy a deep sense of relaxation. Swimming with dolphins offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic and amazing experience for everyone!

Explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat with this unique activity. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime and swim with dolphins in crystal clear waters surrounding the paradise island of Mauritius.

As part of this package you will enjoy:

  • 2 and a half hours of pure sea bliss with the unique opportunity of seeing marine animals from up close
  • Cruising along the South West Coast of Mauritius
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of mountains, beach and rich blue ocean
  • A thrilling speed boat ride
  • An exhilarating experience swimming with dolphins
  • Snorkelling in the lagoon

What's Included
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Swim With Dolphins Includes:

  • 2 ½ hours at sea
  • Cruising inside the lagoon on speed boat
  • Swimming with the dolphins in their natural surroundings
  • Refreshments offered on board - Soft Drinks & Water
  • Life jackets provided
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Transportation from other areas offered as supplement

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Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

The Jetty Road, Black River, South West Region

Start & End times:
1st Slot: 7hrs to 9hrs30
2nd Slot: 10hrs to 12hrs30
  Participants must arrive at least 15 mins before departure time
Operational Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Activity Duration: 2 ½  hrs
Note: 2 time slots are available and are subject to availability. The exact time of your activity will be confirmed at the time of booking. 

 


Full Description
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Swim With Dolphins - Once in a lifetime Activity

A unique experience swimming with dolphins in their natural surroundings creating memories to last for a lifetime!

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience which will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful marine animals.

Your Speed Ride: You will get on board a speed boat to take you on this beautiful journey to meet your favourite sea animal, the dolphins. Get comfortable, put your life jackets on and get ready for a thrilling speed boat ride. Your skippers will tell you all you need to know about how the day will unfold. They will also gladly brief you on the dolphins, guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching, security measures on the boat and the swimming with dolphins procedures.

Swim with the dolphins: The west coast is particularly renowned for whales and dolphin watching. As part of this package you will do more than just watch them, you will get to swim amongst the friendly dolphins. Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience which will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful animals. Plunge into the remarkable world of these marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. Unlike many other dolphin facilities that limit a swim with dolphins to pools or shallow water encounters, you will have the unique opportunity to enter the dolphins’ natural environment and enjoy an encounter with the dolphins in the open sea for 2.5 hours!

Complimentary refreshments & Cruising back: You will be provided with water and soft drinks on the boat. After a nice swim, you would want to gulp something other than salty sea water. The skippers will be glad to tend you a bottle of water or soft drink to quench your thirst. Get back onboard, settle down with your drink and sip away happily thinking of your most recent encounter. If you are lucky enough, your newly found friends might even swim along the boat while you are on your way back. You will be heading back to the departure point where your journey will end, on a dolphin-tastic note!

A little information about Dolphins in Mauritius:

Dolphins are one of the most fantastic creatures that live in the ocean. The dolphins - cheerful and playful, symbol of intelligence and grace.

Dolphins live in pods of around 20 individuals or more and can be observed swimming casually from Tamarin (on the west coast of Mauritius) on their way to the deep sea off the coast of le Morne peninsula, early in the morning.

The Dolphins, the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin, have made the 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 color and 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 gray, 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 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:
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  • Lunch box/ snacks

  • Hats

  • Spare clothes

  • Sunscreen lotion for sun protection

  • Camera

  • Swimsuits (already on)

  • Towels

  • Snorkelling gear 


Comments & Notes
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  • This trip is very popular, so please make sure to book this activity enough time in advance.
  • Note: there is a guarantee of 90% that you will see the Dolphins, but if that is not the case, there will be no money refund.
  • This trip is done on speed boats, as it is much easier to look for the dolphins in comparison to catamarans which take much more time to arrive at the Dolphins sites.
  • Snorkelling equipment is available onboard.

Please note that:

  • Participants must arrive at least 15 mins before departure time.
  • All clients must fill in and sign a Disclaimer Form before participating in this activity.
  • This trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants have to wear a life vest at all times.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel any reservation if bad weather prevails, whereby safety of clients would be at stake.

Prices
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Swim With Dolphins - 2.5 Hours  
Price per Adult 39 Euros
Price per Child (ages 5-12) 29 Euros
Price per Child (ages 0-4) Free of Charge

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When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. 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.

Reviews
82% Level of Satisfaction Based on 33 reviews

| reviewed by Tammy Bywater – South Africa | January 13, 2020
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We had DJ and Sydney take us out They were exceptionally kind to all especially my little 3 year old nephew who was very sea sick We were all super impressed that our safety was so important and that they have a huge respect for the doplhins and the sea life in general Amazing guys ! THANK YOU, ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES

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| reviewed by Kim van Zyl – South Africa | October 01, 2019
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| reviewed by Jackie Botha – South Africa | August 22, 2019
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