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Location South West
Operating Days Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration 5 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 07:30 - 13:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement

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Swim With Dolphins & Whale Watching - Overview

If you are an animal lover and love the sea, you will fall in love with this activity! Brace yourself for a unique experience of Swimming with Dolphins and watching Whales in their natural surroundings!

This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime, swim with dolphins in crystal clear waters and encounter whales in the open sea. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel near the reefs and witness the magical underwater world.

As part of this package you will enjoy:

  • Over 5 hours of pure sea bliss with the unique opportunity of seeing marine animals from up close
  • Cruising along the South West Coast of Mauritius
  • A thrilling speed boat ride
  • A memorable swim with Dolphins
  • Incredible Whale watching experience
  • Snorkelling in the lagoon

What's Included
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Swim With Dolphins & Whale Watching - Includes

  • Over 5 hours at sea
  • Exciting Speedboat ride in the Mauritian Lagoon
  • Swimming with Dolphins
  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling near the reef
  • Refreshments offered: Water & soft drinks
  • Life jackets for each person

Note:

  • Clients are strongly recommended to bring their own snorkeling equipment - mask, snorkel and fins due to sanitary measures. Otherwise snorkeling equipment (Masks and Tubas) can be rented for a small supplement

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Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

Tamarin, South West Region

Start & End times:
Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins
Operational Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Activity Time: 07:30 - 12:30/ 13:30 
  Participants must arrive at least 30 mins before departure time

 


Full Description
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Swim With Dolphins & Whale Watching Adventure

An experience of a lifetime, whale watching and swimming with dolphins!

Both Swimming with dolphins and encountering whales undoubtedly offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic and amazing experience for everyone! This is the kind of activity which will make your trip to Mauritius one worth remembering for a lifetime.

Thrilling Speed Boat ride: You will get on a speed boat to take you to the whale watching site. Get comfortable, put your life jacket on and get ready for an exciting 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 whales & dolphins and their habits, guidelines for sustainable whale and dolphin watching. They will also elaborate on the kinds of whales you can encounter in the Mauritian waters and tell you more about the procedures of swimming with dolphins.

Swim with the dolphins: The west coast is particularly renowned for 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. You’ll 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.

Whale Watching: After the outing with the dolphins, you will be taken further out to the deep sea for whale watching. Everyone has their own way of describing this incredible sight but for most, words fail. Sometimes instead of the usual outbursts, it is the deafening silence of being lost for words as you hear the enormous humpback whale take one last breath before a dive. Watch these remarkable mammals in the open sea as they swim beside the boat. With some luck, you may also see the whales jump out of the water or splash you with their huge tale, offering unique once-in-a-lifetime memories and picture-perfect moments. So get your camera ready because you will not want to miss a thing about this whole experience.

Refreshments & snorkelling: To make the happiness last longer, as part of this trip you will be able to snorkel near the reefs. You will discover the amazing underwater world where fish and anemones cohabit peacefully. Swim amongst colourful fishes, enjoy the surreal aquatic life which unfolds before you and live in the moment. Onboard you will be provided with refreshments, so whenever you feel a thirst coming up, ask your friendly skipper to throw you a bottle of water or fizzy drink. After your little snorkel activity, you will be taken back to Tamarin, feeling relaxed and still thinking of your whale watching experience and your new dolphin friends.

A little information about Whales and Dolphins in Mauritius

Dolphins and whales are perhaps the most fantastic of all the creatures that live in the ocean. It is possible to find many different types of whales in Mauritius. The most common whales are: Blainville's Beaked Whale, Gray's Beaked Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, and the Sperm Whale which is the most famous Whale in Mauritius is the Sperm Whale. 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 Sperm Whale is the largest species of toothed whale, with adult bulls(males) growing to be about 15-18 meters (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 dived to great depths to find food, and it eats squid, fish, and even sharks.

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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  • Sun cream

  • Towels

  • Swimming suit (already on)

  • Hats

  • Spare clothes

  • Snorkelling equipment 

  • Lunch Pack/ Snacks 


Comments & Notes
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  • There is a guarantee of 90% that you will see the Dolphins but if that is not the case, there will be no money back.
  • There is a guarantee of 60% that you will see the Whales but if that is not the case, there will be no cash refund as the costs for such outings are too high in terms of fuel used.
  • The trip is not recommended to pregnant women.
  • The max capacity of the boat is 8 passengers.
  • This trip is done on speed boats as it is much easier to look for the dolphins and the whales in Mauritius as compared to catamarans who will take more time to arrive on the site and will allow you less time in the tour itself instead of the time spent to get there and back.
  • Upon request we can arrange your transport from and back to your hotel.
  • Note: clients with limited mobility need to specify their weight
  • Children of any age can participate in the trip accompanied by their parents, unless they suffer from sea sickness.
  • Clients are strongly recommended to bring their own snorkeling equipment - mask, snorkel and fins due to sanitary measures. Otherwise snorkeling equipment (Masks and Tubas) can be rented for a small supplement

Prices
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Swim With Dolphins & Whale Watching  
Price per Adult 70 Euros
Price per Child (ages 5-12) 50 Euros

Important Details to Submit

In order to process your booking, client MUST provide the following details at the comment box during the order process:

  • Name of each participant as per the passports

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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
88% Level of Satisfaction Based on 15 reviews

| reviewed by Farkas Tamas – Hungary | February 16, 2020
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| reviewed by Nataska Stoian – Italy | October 15, 2019
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| reviewed by Sarah Rocke – United Kingdom | September 22, 2019
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Incredible trip to see dolphins and whales. Very relaxed and the whole group had a lot of fun. We saw whales first then onto swimming with dolphins. We got 2 jumps in each and it was really incredible, the skippers were fantastic! My only comment is dont expect a 'breakfast' so much as a quick bite to eat in the boat.


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