• Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Set sail on the turquoise waters that surround Mauritius on this full-day Benitiers Island and dolphin watching cruise with lunch. You’ll float along the west coast in search of playful wild dolphins, then make stops to swim and snorkel. An on-board barbecue lunch followed by sunbathing on the white sands of Benitiers, with an option to explore quiet blue lagoons or snorkel a bit more insures there’s plenty of underwater fun during this all-day tour.

Highlights

  • 8-hour catamaran cruise to Bénitiers Island off Mauritius’ west coast
  • Laze, swim or snorkel on this white-sand islet lapped by turquoise waters
  • Watch for wild dolphins as you cruise
  • Stop to swim and snorkel amid beautiful shallows and coral reefs
  • Enjoy a delicious included BBQ on board with complimentary drinks
  • Ogle glorious views over Mauritius’ mountain-studded west coast
  • Relax with an included hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Bénitiers Island and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Cruise to Benitiers Island and watch for dolphins on route on this full-day trip

A friendly driver will collect you from your Mauritius hotel and transport you in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to the west coast of the island for this full-day sightseeing cruise. Board your sleek catamaran, where you’ll meet your professional crew and listen to a safety briefing before setting sail on the turquoise waters.

Enjoy incredible views of Mauritius’ mountainous west coast. Your expert guide will share information about local sea life and area dolphin colonies. If you’re lucky enough to spot some of these playful creatures your boat will follow them (at a safe, respectful distance) so you can watch them frolic in the waters alongside your catamaran. 

You’ll cruise through placid waters for about 1.5 hours before stopping at some coral reefs for an opportunity to snorkel. Explore underwater life and get up close to hundreds of tropical fish, or relax on the boat’s sundeck and soak up some rays. 

Once you’ve had your fill your crew will transport you to the main destination—Benitiers Island—a tiny inlet flanked with towering palms and white sandy beaches. Savor an onboard lunch of barbecue, plus complimentary alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. You’ll drop anchor and travel by dingy to shore, where you’ll spend two hours relaxing on this picture-perfect island. Travelers can also opt to stay on the boat and snorkel from the catamaran. 

Relax on the sundeck while you sip coffee or tea and enjoy fresh cake while you cruise back to the main island’s west coast, set foot on land and return to your Mauritius hotel. 

Please note: Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

TASNEEM K

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was nice, but perhaps too long, my husband and i got bored towards the end of the day out and really wanted to get back to the hotel. It was a lovely boat, but the day was too long to be spent on it with two dozen or so people, especially when we'd done watching dolphins , had a swim and done lunch.

Michael D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2017

The weather was appalling which could not be helped but there was little protection on board from the rain so everybody was soaked. We only saw six dolphins and then the search was abandoned. It was a six hour excursion and 10 minutes looking for dolphins was inadequate. Also we were landed on the jetty 45 minutes before departure. My other grumble is that the snorkeling was hopeless with no visibility and no fish. Most people gave up after 5 minutes. On the plus side, the crew were attentive with no shortage of refreshments and the food was ok

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