Benitiers Island, or Île aux Benitiers as the locals call it, is a beautiful formation that looks a bit like a clamshell when approaching it from a distance. Bonjour Mauritius offers the opportunity to combine swimming with wild dolphins with a barbecue lunch, and an afternoon of swimming or relaxing on this island paradise. The Mauritius Swimming with Wild Dolphins & Lunch on Benitiers Island excursion is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beach and a barbecue lunch and drinks, after spending the morning swimming with wild dolphins. In case you're looking for a more adventurous afternoon, try our Swimming with wild Dolphins & Whale Watching trip!
Swimming With Wild Dolphins & Lunch on Benitiers Island
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime: swim with dolphins in their natural environment, snorkel in the crystal clear waters near the coral reef, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on Benitiers Island.
You’ll start your day with a delicious complimentary breakfast, which includes croissants, pains au chocolat, sandwiches, fruits, tea, coffee, and water.
Once you get on board the speedboat, the professional and qualified skippers will start by briefing you on the most important aspects of this experience, including
- The types of dolphins that you will encounter and their habits
- Guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching
- Security measures on the boat
- Swimming procedures
You will then enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea, swimming with wild dolphins and snorkelling near the coral reef (time permitting).
After you swim with dolphins, you will head to Benitiers Island. You will go across the Crystal Rock and have a magnificent view of Le Morne mountain. Once on the island, the crew will start preparing a delicious barbecue lunch, and it will be served at around noon. Afterwards, you will have the leisure to tan, relax and enjoy the lagoon and island while enjoying some live music.
Lunch Menu on Ile aux Bénitiers:
- Barbecue: Seafood skewer, fish, chicken sausages, garlic bread, and various salads
- Dessert: Grilled Banana
- Drinks: Soft drinks, water, fruit juice, wine, rum, and beer
- Note: A vegetarian menu can also be proposed on demand