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91% Level of Satisfaction Based on 8 reviews
Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 2 hrs
Activity Time 08:00 - 10:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement

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Location
South West
Operating Days
All Days
Duration
2 hrs
Activity Time
08:00 - 10:00
Transportation
Offered as Supplement

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2-Hour Swim with Dolphins (Budget Trip) - Overview

Once-in-a-lifetime moments that take your breath away are what most people only dream of - so make the most of this incredible opportunity and discover the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals, in the crystal-clear waters of Mauritius.

Dolphins are very energetic mammals that love to show off their playful nature. Instead of a short swim confined in a pool or a quick encounter in shallow waters, you will have the chance of jumping into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and be as close as possible with the dolphins.

This activity offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic and amazing experience for everyone!

Highlights of this activity:

  • 2 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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2-Hour Swim with Dolphins Budget Trip inclusions:

  • 2 hours at sea on a boat
  • Cruising inside the lagoon on speed boat
  • Swimming with the dolphins in their natural surroundings
  • Snorkelling around the reef
  • Experienced Guides to accompany you
  • Safety equipment provided

Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask,snorkel and fins.

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Transportation & Driver Details
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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
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Meeting Point:

West Coast area of Tamarin

Start & End times:
Activity Time: 08:00 - 10:00
Activity Duration: 2 hrs
Departure time: 08.00 Participants must arrive at least 15 mins before departure time

 


Full Description
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About the 2-Hour Swim with Dolphins Budget Trip

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. 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 for 2 hours!

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 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.


Comments & Notes
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  • This trip is very popular, so please make sure to book this activity well in advance.
  • The trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • This trip is done on speedboats, as it is much easier to look for the dolphins in comparison to catamarans which take much more time to reach 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.
  • Note: clients with limited mobility need to specify their weight

Prices
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2-hour Swim with Dolphins Budget Trip  
Price per adult: 29 Euros
Price per child (ages 4-10): 19 Euros
Price per baby (ages 0-3): Free of Charge

 

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 and date of birth of each participant as per the passport

Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

1Select 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.

OR

(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
91% Level of Satisfaction Based on 8 reviews

| reviewed by Sandrine & Benoit – France | February 15, 2023
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| reviewed by Maciej Lomako – Poland | December 26, 2022
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| reviewed by Nadja Thoma – Switzerland | December 12, 2022
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Awesome operator staff / guides. They did have much respect for the animals and wouldn't force anything just for the tourist's sake - which I appreciate very much.


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