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Dolphin Encounters in Mauritius

By Viator, December 2017

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Fringed by white sand beaches and lapped by the warm waves of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius makes a prime destination for dolphin watching—indeed, it’s possible to spot the majestic creatures around the island year-round. Here are your options for seeing dolphins in their natural environment.

Dolphin Watching Cruises
Dolphin watching cruises run year-round, but the best time for sightings is between December and March. Hop aboard a catamaran or speed boat, and set sail along the west coast of Mauritius, where pods of spinner and bottlenose dolphins can be found around Benitiers Island, Tamarin Bay, and the Black River area. Tours can last anywhere from 2.5 hours to a full day, and some tours include hotel pickup and breakfast or lunch on board. 
 
Swimming and Snorkeling
Many day cruises offer the chance to snorkel around the coral reefs of Crystal Rock and Benitiers Island. It’s also possible to swim and snorkel around the dolphins, offering a rare chance to admire the beautiful creatures up close. Dolphin swims are always closely supervised by an experienced guide to ensure the natural environment is not disturbed, and touching or interacting with the dolphins is prohibited.

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Shared Dolphin Encounter in Mauritius, Including Breakfast, Mauritius, null
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Shared Dolphin Encounter in Mauritius, Including Breakfast

Don't miss this unique experience to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Every morning your team is ready to offer you an unforgettable moment. ...  Read more

Location: Black River, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.54
Full-Day Dolphin Watching Cruise in Mauritius, Port Louis, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Full-Day Dolphin Watching Cruise in Mauritius

Swim with dolphins during a full-day tour along the west coast of Mauritius. You'll cruise to Tamarin Bay, whose calm waters attract playful spinner ...  Read more

Location: Black River, Mauritius
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.40
Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching, Port Louis, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a morning of viewing and swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment in the waters of Mauritius, and spend the afternoon spotting humpback ...  Read more

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $121.07
Dolphin Swim and Bénitiers Island Day Trip with Lunch, Port Louis, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin Swim and Bénitiers Island Day Trip with Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Swim with wild dolphins off Mauritius on this life-affirming 8-hour trip! Traveling by speedboat, head for waters that dolphins are known to favor, and ...  Read more

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.32
Full-Day Bénitiers Island and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch, Port Louis, Dolphin & Whale ... 
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Full-Day Bénitiers Island and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Take to the open sea and relax on idyllic Bénitiers Island (L’Ile aux Bénitiers) off Mauritius on this 8-hour catamaran cruise! Set off from the west ...  Read more

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.39
Full-Day Mauritius Marine Discovery Tour with Snorkelling from Grand Riviere Noire, Port Louis, ... 
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Full-Day Mauritius Marine Discovery Tour with Snorkelling from Grand Riviere Noire

Treat yourself with a 7-hour marine life discovery tour, where you will discover rich marine life such as dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Snorkel in a world ...  Read more

Location: Tamarin, Mauritius
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $240.00

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