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Location South West
Operating Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Duration 7 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 07:00 - 14:30
Transportation Offered as Supplement

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Private Swim With Dolphins Trip with Visit to Benitiers Island & Lunch - Overview

Enjoy an Exclusive and Private Full-day activity the islander way! Experience a thrilling boat ride, a once in a lifetime experience by swimming with dolphins, a visit to Benitiers Island and a delicious lunch.

Treat yourself and your friends / family / partners to a special day of adventure and fun specially tailored for your full satisfaction and enjoyment! This is definitely one of the best things to do in Mauritius.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Full Day Exclusive Sea Trip onboard a speed boat
  • Live an experience of swimming with dolphins
  • Trip to the beautiful Benitiers Island for an extraordinary beach day
  • Cruising on the South West Coast of Mauritius
  • Visit the Crystal Rock and have a magnificent view of the le Morne Mountain
  • A delicious lunch on the island
  • Enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach or else walk around the endless beach of the island
  • Explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs around the island

What's Included
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Private Swim With Dolphins Trip with Visit to Benitiers Island & Lunch - Inclusions:

  • Full Day Exclusive Sea Trip on the West Coast
  • Private swim with dolphins in the open sea
  • Leisure time on Benitiers Island
  • Delicious Private Lunch
  • Visit the Crystal Rock

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: 7 hrs
Operational Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Activity Time: 07:30 - 14:30

 


Full Description
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Exclusive Trip to Swim With Dolphins with a Visit to Benitiers Island & Lunch

Enjoy an Exclusive and Private Full-day activity of swimming with dolphins in Mauritius, including a visit to the Island of Benitiers and a delicious lunch.

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience which will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful marine animals. Imagine having a boat to yourself with only the people you love the most onboard, about to experience a unique feeling while swimming with dolphins. You will enjoy sharing this day with your special people and have a common memory of it to last you forever.

A moment to bond: Experiences like swimming with dolphins are probably the ones which mark us forever. The best way to make it more memorable is by sharing it with people who matter to us. Live this unforgettable moment together and feel this mutual happiness and sense of peace this trip will provide you with.

Early morning for calm waters: You will begin this day early in the morning. That is because early morning is when the sea is the most calm and when the dolphins come around to play, not shying away. Once you get on board the speed boat, the skipper will brief you on the experience you are about to have and on the day itinerary. Then you will be off for a wonderful two and half hours in the open sea with the dolphins! For 2 and a half hours you will be at sea, completely disconnected from worldly worries and just admiring the vast blue ocean.

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. 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.

Next Stop, Benitiers Island! After the 2.5 hours outing with the dolphins, you will be traveling to L’ile aux Benitiers (Benitiers Island). On the way to Benitiers Island the boat will stop for you to enjoy some snorkeling and swimming inside the lagoon. As part of the snorkeling you will be able to discover the reef from close, see many corals and plenty of colorful fish. Then the boat will continue its cruise heading south for a visit to the famous Crystal Rock which stands out in the middle of the lagoon. You will then get off the boat at Benitiers Island where you will have lunch and free time for you to enjoy on this beautiful Island. After lunch you will enjoy relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk around the endless beaches of the island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs surrounding the island.

Lunch like a real Islander: As part of this activity package you will be treated to a real BBQ feast! BBQ chicken, fish, sausages, seafood skewers and salad, everything that screams Welcome to Paradise island through taste and flavour. As soon as you land on Benitiers Island, the cooks will start preparing your lunch while you get to explore around, or chat with them if you enjoy talking about food. The food is prepared using local fresh ingredients and is full of flavour!

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 lived 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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  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Sun cream

  • Towels

  • Swimming suit (already on)

  • Hats

  • Spare clothes


Food & Beverages
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Exclusive Swim With Dolphins - Food & Beverages

After the 2.5 hours outing with the dolphins, you will be traveling to L’ile aux Benitiers for lunch and spend the afternoon in a magnificent lagoon. The wonderful cooks will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the island and within an hour you will be eating a delicious menu comprised of:


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 back.
  • The trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • 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. With a catamaran you will have less time to spend with the dolphins and more time will be spent on the journey there and back.
  • 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
  • Note: clients with limited mobility need to specify their weight
  • Depending on the conditions, lunch may be served aboard the vessel or on the island

Prices
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Exclusive Swim With Dolphins + Visit Benitiers Island + Lunch  
For up to 8 Participants 395 Euros
Lunch per Participant 29 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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(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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91% Level of Satisfaction Based on 1 review

| reviewed by Rose-Marie van den Bogert – South Africa | September 27, 2019
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Amazing excursion and experience. The team was very helpful and we had an amazing day. Thank you Dolswim for always delivering


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