Nature Discovery Guided Tour: Dolphins, Tortoises, Crocodiles and the Wild South

Riviere des Anguilles, Savanne District

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Discover the natural beauty of Mauritius on this 8-hour private tour that includes a swim in a dolphin habitat. With your guide, visit the viewpoint at Macondé and the cliffs at Gris Gris. See the giant tortoises and crocodiles at La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes. Pickup and drop-off included.
  • 8-hour private tour of Mauritius' natural wonders
  • Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Visit the lookout point at Maconde
  • See the crocodiles, tortoises, and insects at La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
  • Visit Gris Gris and La Roche Qui Pleure
  • Pickup and drop-off at local hotels

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkeling near the coral reef (snorkeling gear provided)
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees


  • Entrance fees to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Entry/Admission - La Vanille Nature Park

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

What To Expect

Roll out of bed and enjoy convenient early morning pickup at your hotel around 7:30am. Transfer to the seaside, where you'll board a boat bound for the dolphin habitat. 
Watch the scenery drift by on the way, then get an orientation from the skipper on what to expect from dolphins. Learn how to behave in the water as not to disturb the dolphins in their natural environment. Spend the next 2.5 hours swimming around the dolphins and viewing them from the deck of the boat. If time allows, continue to a nearby popular snorkeling spot called The Aquarium. 
Back on land, head to Macondé, arguably the island's best viewpoint. Take in the sights and snap photos before heading to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, home to 1,000 giant tortoises and 2,000 Nile crocodiles. Peruse the more than 23,000 species of insects in the insectarium. 
In the wild south of Mauritius, take the in the rugged scenery and the powerful waves at Gris Gris, where you can see the rock formation known as the La Roche Que Pleure.
The tour concludes back at your hotel.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The dolphin portion of this outing is not recommended for pregnant women. All children under 12 years old should be accompanied.
  • In almost all cases (90%+) you will see the dolphins. However, if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge (transportation to and from your hotel are not included for the second outing). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity.
  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction (except for the dolphin portion). Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jul 2016

Sadly not 2.5 hours in the water with dolphins. the entire boat trip lasted under 2 hrs, with most of the time travelling. Lots of boats with you jumping in for 2 Min swim, then out, race ahead and repeated. +No snorkeling even thou had time. Rest of day was good, great driver and tortoise park was fun.

Gizem Y
, Feb 2016

This tour is definitely recommended! The private tour car picks you up at your hotel early in the morning. First we went to Tamarin Bay and from there, took a speed boat of 10 people into the depths of Indian Ocean to chase dolphins. It was an incredible experience to see wild dolphins swim around you in their natural habitat! From there, we went to Crocodile Park, where we saw animals wandering about freely inside a park, which is not like any other animal parks. We saw tortoises in free environment, deers walking around guests. It is a must-see place in Mauritius. We also went to see Gris-Gris, rocks with amazing landscape and waves. It was a tiring day but definitely worth doing. This tour is so recommended!


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