Snorkeling with Giant Turtles

The shallow lagoons of Mauritius are home to a variety of sea life, including giant turtles. Giant turtles in Mauritius can reach up to 1.2m in length and weight up to 200kg! You'll have the opportunity to snorkel with these beautiful creatures in their natural environment. After the adventure, whether you're looking to continue exploring the North of Mauritius, have a relaxing afternoon on the beaches of the Northwest coast, or visit the Odyseo Aquarium and the bustling capital of Port Louis, we've got you covered. You won't find these unique excursions anywhere else!

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Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is renowned for its pristine beaches and otherworldly marine life, including giant turtles. Moreover, you can imagine that snorkeling in Mauritius unveils a world of wonders beneath the waves, where vibrant Mauritius coral reef teems with marine biodiversity. But what truly makes this experience magical is the opportunity to swim alongside giant turtles. Swimming with giant turtles in Mauritius is a one in a lifetime experience that is sure to be an unforgettable highlight of your vacation.  

There are two main types of giant turtles in Mauritius: the Hawksbill Turtles and Green Turtles. The Hawksbill Turtle is the more rare of the two, and unfortunately it's population size has decreased by approximately 80% over the last century. Always remember to never touch or interact with these wild sea turtles! Mauritian sea turtles generally spend their entire lives in the water, except when the females return to the beach to lay eggs.