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Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins

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Belle Mare, Mauritius
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Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Combine some of Mauritius most important natural landmarks and features in this full-day private tour. Start the morning with snorkeling and swimming in a wild dolphin habitat, then head up to the top of Trou aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. Hit the crater lake at Grand Bassin, Black River Gorges, and Alexandra Falls, then wind up at the site of the 7-Coloured Earth. Round-trip hotel transport and use of snorkel gear included.
  • Combine the natural wonders of Mauritius in one tour
  • Visit Alexandra Falls, Grand Bassin, and the 7-Coloured Earth
  • Swim and snorkel in a wild dolphin habitat
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Round-trip hotel transportation
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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
Hotel pickup and dropoff
Entrance fees to Chamarel are Rs. 325 (6.5 Euros) per person
Lunch or snacks

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. Note that this excursion starts 7:30am on the west coast of the island, so your exact pickup time will depend on where you are staying, but will typically be between 5:30am and 7am. We will let you know your exact pickup time upon booking.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Bring swimwear for the dolphin's portion, and comfortable walking shoes for the rest of the tour
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins?
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
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins.

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star-5
Great all round trip!
Sarah_M
, Dec 2021
Great driver with a good mix of information and also very respectful of the time we had and struck the balance well of having good conversation but not constantly chatting the whole day!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Sarah, thanks for your wonderful comments! We're glad you enjoyed your trip and wish you a great rest of your stay in Mauritius!
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A tour made special by the guide
Stephen_C
, Nov 2021
The volcanic Wonders part of the tour was exceptional and made more so by our guide, Akash. He was friendly and enthusiastically shared his knowledge of the island. Nothing was too much trouble. HOWEVER, the dolphin swimming was awful. Too many boats with too many people causing the dolphins to become harassed and constantly trying to evade the encounter. There were even mother dolphins trying to protect their calves. It really was rather upsetting. It really was a trip off two halves. I would like to add that Akash was simply our driver and has no part in the dolphins swimming.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Stephen, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the afternoon portion of the tour, and we'll let Akash know you liked his service. Thanks for your feedback regarding the wild dolphins portion as well - at times, some boats do not respect the government-imposed guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching/swimming (although this is not the norm, it can happen). We wish you a great rest of your stay in Mauritius!
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star-5
Great way to see the island
James_B
, Nov 2021
An incredible morning swimming with the dolphins before seeing the beautiful views and culture the island has. A lovely lunch at La Cetronelle. Akash was a great guide with lots of knowledge and passion
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi James, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the trip, and had a great lunch stop. We'll let Akash know you liked his service as well. Have a great rest of your stay in Mauritius!
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Amazing experience
richard_C
, Oct 2021
Early start, however the dolphin swimming is out of this world. Initially I was a bit apprehensive at the number of boats around the pod. However they were always careful. Once in the water, look down and you see around 200 dolphins as far as you can see. An amazing experience when they are all around you. The 2nd part, unfortunately for us as a very rainy/cloudy day so we didn't get to see much. I suspect it would be better in a sunny day. Our driver was great and very knowledgeable. Id recommended this trip to people.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Richard, we're glad you enjoyed the swimming with wild dolphin experience, and found the driver knowledgeable! Sorry the weather didn't cooperate for the afternoon portion of the trip. We wish you a great stay in Mauritius!
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Brilliant tour guide!
Yusuf_S
, Oct 2021
Our driver Ahmed from Grand Bai, very informative and helpful. The dolphins and swimming was very beautiful and the nature parks were definitely worth it all!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi, thanks for the wonderful comments! We're glad you enjoyed the tour. We wish you a great rest of your stay in Mauritius!
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star-5
Komplette 8h ein Erlebnis. Delfin schwimmen aber grenzwertig
Swen_F
, Jan 2020
The communication with the guide was good. He was on time to pick us up. He speaks English and he was very friendly. The dolphin tour was ok. We saw dolphins but it was to crowded there with the other botes. The snorkeling was also OK but not much to see in the water. He took us to all the highlights within the given time. Nice tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi, thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and found the driver/guide friendly and helpful. We wish you a great stay in Mauritius!
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star-5
Nice day
Anette_L
, Jan 2020
The taxidriver that took us around was very nice. Beautiful places, the driver waiting for us att each place, no Harry. A lot of friendly monkeys in the viewpoint. Eat lunch at a nice restaurant in he mountain. The dolphinswim was a little to much for the dolphins I think, a lot of boats.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi, thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and were able to see some moneys at the viewpoint.
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Do not recommend
Liliya_D
, Oct 2019
The tour itinerary was really good. The places visited were really interesting. As a driver our guide was good. But as an English speaking guide he wasn't good at all. Maximum 200 words for 8 hours of tour, mainly naming the villages and mountains. Probably, the worst tour experience with Viator for the last 3 years. Definitely I do not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi, thanks for your feedback. We're glad you found the sites interesting. We'll follow up with this particular driver to determine why he was not more talkative, and give him feedback to prevent this from happening again. We apologize for the lack of communication.
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star-5
Le paysage du sud Maurice
Benjamin_J
, Oct 2021
Nous avons été accompagné par Ahmed tout le long du séjour, il a su nous conduire parfaitement entre les sites de l'excursion ainsi que nous guider et instruire sur l'histoire des lieux qu'on découvrait. Il a rendu les trajets si courts et amicaux. La première activité démarre en force avec plein de sensations en mer, les moniteurs ont été patients en nous aidant à localiser les dauphins. Les autres sites d'observations étaient à couper le souffle.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Bonjour Benjamin, Merci d'avoir partagé votre avis! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez aimé votre excursion avec nous. Nous transmettrons vos gentils commentaires au Ahmed.
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star-5
Super journée
elisaguerreiro
, Sep 2019
Le chauffeur était adorable, bienveillant et a su nous guider comme il fallait Une super journée, on recommande cette excursion et son tour opérateur
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Bonjour et merci de nous avoir laissé ce gentil commentaire! Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez aimé la gentillesse du chauffeur et le service client de notre bureau et que vous ayez aimé l’excursion!
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