The Swimming with Wild Dolphins & Whale Watching trip is one of the most popular activities in Mauritius: enjoy a morning of swimming with wild dolphins and an afternoon of whale watching, off of the west coast of the island. Dolphins and Sperm Whales are spotted off of the coast throughout the year, while Humpback Whales are most common between July and October. Make sure you book this popular Mauritius activity early, as spots fill up quickly!
Swimming With Wild Dolphins & Whale Watching
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime, a truly unique experience of swimming with wild dolphins and observing majestic whales, in their natural environment in Mauritius.
After you get on board the speedboat, and 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 head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea viewing and swimming with dolphins. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to The Aquarium, a popular snorkelling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.
You will then head back to the shore for a short period of time, and then start your 3 hour whale watching tour on the open seas to view these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat.
The skippers will brief you on the types of whales that you will encounter and the guidelines for sustainable whale watching.
Humpback whales can be sighted off the Mauritian coast between July and September/October when they move from the South pole to warmer seas near the equator to reproduce, give birth and breed before getting back to the antarctic while the Sperm whales can be observed almost all year round.
During your expedition, you will hear educational commentary by our skippers, and you will see the magnificent whales in their natural habitat.
Whale watching is a different and more difficult outing as you will have to go further out to sea and the success will depend a lot on the weather and sea conditions. If the sea is rough, it will be more difficult to see the whales.