Our Mauritius whale watching trips offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Humpback or Sperm Whales up close, and is one of the most popular activities in Mauritius. Whales are most active in Mauritius between July and November but can be seen during all months of the year. Whale watching in Mauritius is done outside of the lagoon, in the open seas. We also offer the option to combine your Mauritius Whale Watching Excursion with a Wild Dolphin Swim for a truly amazing day.
Whale watching in Mauritius is experienced in the open seas, outside of the lagoon (unlike swimming with wild dolphins). For this reason, larger, more powerful boats are used, and sea conditions become more of a factor. Since the Since the whale watching takes place on the open seas, outside of the lagoon, it is not recommended for pregnant women, or children under 5.
Between July and November, Humpback whales make their way from the cold Antarctic waters, to the warner waters close to the equator. These Humpback whales then give birth and breed before heading back to the colder waters. Humpback whales are typically observed between July and November, and Sperm whales can be seen throughout the year. Humpback whales range in length between 12m and 16m and weigh up to 35,000 kg, while Sperm whales are similar in length, but typically weigh between 35,000 and 50,000 kg.
Whales can be seen throughout the day, and there is about a 60% or 70% chance of seeing whales on any given day. . For many, seeing these majestic creates in the wild is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.