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Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

1. Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Climb aboard a speedboat with a capacity for no more than 8 people plus 2 skippers and set off an amazing speedboat trip along the Black River coast of Mauritius. Benefit from a detailed briefing to learn how to respect the environment and hear the rules of approaching the dolphins to cause them minimum disturbance. Get the chance to enter the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to get up close to the magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Encounter native spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, and end with a snorkeling session at the amazing coral reefs. Then, look for whales and get a 60% chance of seeing them. Encounter majestic humpback whales between June and October and resident sperm whales all year round.

Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

2. Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Mauritius: Private Swim with Dolphins

3. Mauritius: Private Swim with Dolphins

Encounter friendly dolphins in their natural habitat on board a private speed boat. With your skippers and guide, enjoy swimming with these fascinating creatures in a safe and respectful way. After cruising for a few minutes, watch as the curious dolphins swim in the ocean around you. Learn about their behavior with a short safety briefing. Then, hop in the water for a swim with the dolphins and enjoy interacting with them in their natural environment. At the end of the excursion, embark on a short snorkeling session at a vibrant coral reef, before returning to land.

Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

4. Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

Explore the crystalline waters off the coast of Mauritius on this exciting speedboat adventure. Swim with dolphins, snorkel along the coral reef and see the majestic humpback whales. After a briefing by the crew, your tour on board a speedboat begins. The skippers will be at your entire disposal during this private boat excursion. After a few moments of cruising, observe the dolphins swimming around the boat. You can even enjoy a swim surrounded by the dolphins. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, there will be a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of the excursion. The dolphin encounter ends with a snorkel on the coral reef. Next, go for a 3-hour whale watching trip. In Mauritius humpback whales can be observed between June and October/November and Sperm whales can be seen the whole year. There is a 60% chance to see the whales. There's no refund in case of no observation. During the trip water and soft drinks are served. The excursion takes place from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

5. Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

Be prepared for an incredible morning of diving. After arriving at the diving center, fill out medical forms, and learn about safety precautions before the dive begins. Get equipped and have a briefing about dive equipment and basic exercises. This will give you an opportunity to get familiar the activity, ask questions, and learn more about scuba diving. Your first dive is done in the swimming pool to help you get acquainted with breathing underwater with the all your equipment. Next, board the boat to go to the dive sites and get ready for an underwater adventure. A short exploration is done under constant supervision of the dive instructor, where many reef fish can be seen. After your dive, board the boat and head back to the dive center.

Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

6. Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

Step aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in the direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Île aux Benitiers. There is a boat at your disposal to take you to the island: sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.

Tamarin: PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification

7. Tamarin: PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification

Get certified as a diver through the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to independently dive. The course consists of a theory module, a theoretical exam, five swimming pool sessions, and four open water dives. No prior experience of scuba diving is required. Theory module: at the end of each chapter, answer questions about the material to ensure you understand it. At the end of the course, take a final exam that ensures you have a thorough knowledge of scuba diving basics. Learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate, or cold water. Test your knowledge through plenty of swimming pool sessions and open water dives.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 117 reviews

Great tour. Everything well organized. Were assigned to a boat immediately after arrival and then it started. Our two skippers did really well. They told and explained a lot and you can tell that this provider clearly pays attention to the welfare of the animals. Unfortunately, there are also other boats out there that you can tell don't show that much consideration. We were lucky enough to encounter the humpback whales right at the beginning of the day. Just breathtaking. Then it was on to the dolphins. Also here just incredible. The moment in the water with the dolphins is something very special. We can only recommend the tour.

It was an unforgettable experience. The organization was perfect and we were very lucky to see dolphins. Watching the dolphins in their natural habitat and being so close to them - that was a magical moment for us. After swimming with the dolphins we stopped for snorkeling - highly recommended! The private tour was perfect for us!

A beautiful experience with two super friendly and funny guides. Attention was paid to everyone's safety and wishes were taken into account, at the same time care was taken to ensure that this experience did not end as a hunt for the animals. A very, very great experience!

Perfect tour. Saw whales up close and were able to swim with dolphins. Very pet-friendly.. in Egypt it was horror and perfect here in Mauritius with this provider! Anytime again and highly recommended!

Very nice sea trip with a great crew. A surprisingly good lunch, barbecue on the boat. Wonderful stops