Mauritius Swimming with Wild Dolphins

Swimming with wild dolphins is one of the most popular activities in Mauritius. We have several options for swimming with dolphins in Mauritius including a Wild Dolphin Swim & Lunch on Benitiers Island excursion, a Wild Dolphin Swim & Whale Watching trip and our popular Dolphins & Volcanic Wonders Tour. When you swim with dolphins in Mauritius you’ll have the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close, in their natural environment. Book your Mauritius wild dolphin swim trip today as spots will up quickly!

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Swimming with Wild Dolphins 

Mauritius beckons those seeking the extraordinary experience of swimming with wild dolphins. As the sun rises over the turquoise waters, the opportunity to encounter wild dolphins in their natural habitat is a breathtaking adventure that travelers cherish. Mauritius tours offered through Bonjour Mauritius include dolphin swimming excursions, a popular choice that allows you to witness these amazing creatures in their marine environment. With the warm waters and the chance to share the ocean with dolphins, it’s no wonder that Mauritius is a sought-after destination for both a unique and unforgettable aquatic encounter. 


Why swimming with dolphins in Mauritius is a must-do experience

Swimming with dolphins in Mauritius is a must-do experience, captivating adventurers from all stretches of the globe. The thrill of wild swimming with dolphins in Mauritius provides an unrivaled connection to nature. In the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, you’ll share moments with these gentle marine beings. Plus, the chance to witness them in their natural habitats, unspoiled, is a privilege—offering a unique and rare opportunity for travellers. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer, the magic of swimming with dolphins in Mauritius leaves behind an experience that can be cherished the rest of your life. 


Types of swimming with dolphins tours in Mauritius

Many day trips in Mauritius include swimming with dolphin tours. Some popular options are included below:

  • Dolphin watching boat tours: These tours allow people to closely observe wild dolphins from the boat, then once a pod is located, you have the option to hop into the water 
  • Dolphin swim and snorkeling tours: These tours focus on getting you up close and personal with dolphins in their natural habitat. These experiences often include snorkeling gear and a chance to swim and interact with the dolphins under the guidance of experienced instructors.
  • Sunrise dolphin encounters: Early morning tours give you the chance to witness dolphins when they’re most active.

All of the above Mauritius tours allow you a chance to spot wild dolphins. However, keep in mind that they also vary in terms of duration, group size, and specific areas where dolphin sightings are likely. If you want this magical experience to be customized to meet your vision or simply be private to your small group, there are custom tours available upon request.


Ideal locations in Mauritius for dolphin encounters

This tropical paradise offers several ideal locations for unforgettable encounters where swimming with dolphins is possible. The crystal-clear waters of Tamarin Bay on the West coast are renowned for frequent dolphin sightings, as well as Flic en Flac, Black River, and Le Morne making other popular stopping points. Numerous tours in Mauritius depart from these locations for swimming with dolphins, providing opportunities to witness these graceful creatures in their home. Plus, the serene lagoons and coral reefs are worth the visit on their own. 


Frequently Asked Questions about swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius

1. Where is the best to swim with dolphins in Mauritius?

The best place to swim with dolphins in Mauritius is along the west coast, particularly in the areas of Tamarin Bay, Flic en Flac, Black River, and Le Morne, where dolphin encounters are frequent and tour options are readily available.

2. What time of year are dolphins best in Mauritius?

Dolphins are observed off of the coast of Mauritius throughout the entire year. 

3. What time of day is best to see dolphins?

In the early morning, shortly after sunrise, is the best time to see dolphins in Mauritius.

4. How long does it take to swim with dolphins?

Tours are typically around two to three hours, including boat travel to the dolphin-rich areas.