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Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching

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Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Learn about the diverse marine life in the waters near Mauritius during this roughly 6-hour trip which includes snorkeling, whale-watching, and swimming with wild dolphins. Head to Tamarin Bay by speedboat for a chance to swim around untamed dolphins that call these waters home. After stopping by a popular snorkeling site called "The Aquarium," thanks to its colorful collection of fish, spend your afternoon spotting humpback and sperm whales off the Mauritian coast. This unforgettable marine adventure also includes a guide, snorkel gear, and lunch.
  • Swim with dolphins, go snorkeling, and whale watching in a day
  • Frolic in the water around the untamed dolphins of Tamarin Bay
  • See colorful fish on a snorkeling excursion at "The Aquarium" marine site
  • Search for humpback and sperm whales on an afternoon whale-watching cruise
  • Perfect excursion for lovers of marine life visiting Mauritius
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Swimming with wild dolphins excursion
Whale watching excursion
Transportation to/from the departure location
Breakfast & Lunch
Snorkeling equipment

Departure Point

Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius

The exact meeting location, including a map, will be sent to you upon booking. Please note that this activity starts at 6:45am on the west coast of the island.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years of age
  • In almost all cases (at least 90%), you will see dolphins, but if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge for the dolphin viewing only (2.5 hours). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity
  • There is a 60% chance that you will see whales, but if that is not the case, the local tour operator is unable to provide a refund due to the high fuel costs, so please consider this before making a booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bonjour Mauritius
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Dolphins Yay, Whales Meh. Food is _awful_
Eric_D
, Jun 2019
tl;dr skip the whale-watching and/or bring your own food 1) Breakfast is some fruit and sad pastries. Tea and coffee provided. 2) Our dolphin-swimming experience was amazing. Guides were great. Dolphins were great. We got lucky and didn't have to venture out super-far to find them. 3) After the dolphins, they take you back to shore and you have to wait for the rest of the people who are doing the whale-watching. It took 30 minutes, which felt like a total waste of time. 4) We got unlucky with whales, through no fault of the guides. They give you a 60% chance of seeing whales. So it goes. 5) The seas were pretty calm the day we went, but the choppiness of a small boat is still pretty rough on your back. Would definitely not recommend for older folks or people with back issues. 6) "lunch" was among the most unappetizing food I've ever ingested: a white bread sandwich with a single slice of lunchmeat (turkey?), some mayo, lettuce, and sad tomato. I was starving so I ate it all, and was immediately sad.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi, thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed the swimming with wild dolphins portion of the excursion. Regarding the food, we generally try to keep both breakfast and lunch fairly light (especially lunch), as the whale watching takes place on the open seas and can be a little choppy. However, we do appreciate your feedback.
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It was awesome to swim with wild...
Rocio L
, Mar 2017
It was awesome to swim with wild dolphins with the help of two fellows coming with us. I would like to thank to the one called Flipper that really made sure we were having a good time and get the most of the swimming and it was awesome to see a group of 20 hunchback whales and about seven sperm whales. Also our appreciation to Miguel and Emmanuel, they put their full effort for us to see them perfectly! Thank you viator to deal with the bests tours on site.
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This was a really well organised...
AlanC_T
, Dec 2016
This was a really well organised trip. Managed to swim with wild dolphins which is one a unique experience and the guides were really experienced and timed the trip perfectly. To add to a really fantastic day a whale watching expedition whereby we got really close was also a highlight of this trip. Confidently recommend this trip to all that visit Mauritius.
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VGood dolphin experience - but other...
Susan_L
, Nov 2016
VGood dolphin experience - but other boats not as organised and rather haphazard in their approach. didn't seem they wanted to go out looking for whales and refund promised.
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Fabian, our guide was fabulous! He...
Cheryl W
, Nov 2016
Fabian, our guide was fabulous! He and his co-guide made sure we saw whales. Fabian took 2 swimmers at a time into the water with dolphins, which assured we were with the Dolphins and that we were safe at all times. Highly recommend!!
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Positive: - a lot of dolphins...
Diana C
, Oct 2015
Positive: - a lot of dolphins in the bay - friendly and skilled skippers - beautiful snorkeling place, although the water was quite deep and you couldn't see much of the corals - we were lucky to see sperm whales, and the skippers hung around for quite a while. - despite the specifications of this trip, we did get free drinks on board, and a sandwich too Negative: - no training about wearing the snorkeling equipment to those who needed it. I had trouble breathing properly, so I missed seeing the dolphins. - it was hard to get back up into this particular boat no thing to hold on to, to lift yourself up
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