Snorkelling


At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Swim with wild dolphins
  • Snorkel at the coral reef
  • See the stunning viewpoint of Macondé
  • Visit La Vanille crocodile and tortoise park
  • Admire Gris Gris and La Roche qui pleure

Mauritius Nature Discovery Tour: Dolphins, Giant Tortoises, Crocodiles and the Wild South

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

From 118.00


At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Swim with wild dolphins
  • Snorkel at the coral reef
  • See the stunning viewpoint of Macondé
  • Visit La Vanille crocodile and tortoise park
  • Admire Gris Gris and La Roche qui pleure

Product Description

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

Step 1: Select the number of people in your group (above). The calendar and booking form will appear.

Step 2: Select your date in the calendar. The price will be shown at the bottom of the booking form. Fill in the required information in the booking form.

Step 3: Select ‘Add to Cart’ and then select ‘Proceed to Checkout’.

Step 4: Fill in the required billing information and select ‘Proceed to Paypal’ to pay securely with your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or Paypal account. You will receive an immediate confirmation of your reservation.


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a stress-free full-day Mauritius excursion, including transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver
  • Head out to the open sea to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment in the morning
  • Discover beautiful coral and tropical fish while snorkelling near the reef
  • Drive by and take photographs at the stunning viewpoint of Macondé
  • Visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes giant tortoise and crocodile park
  • Admire the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris

DESCRIPTION:

Get ready for a day of discovery when you book our 8-hour Mauritius nature discovery tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below.

You will start your day with the experience of a lifetime, and one of the most popular activities in Mauritius, swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. 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 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 the dolphins and swimming with them. 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.

After this memorable experience, your driver will take you to discover one of the most photographed sceneries of Mauritius: Macondé. This picturesque viewpoint is located in the south-west part of Mauritius, where the coastal road is built around a sharp curve along a cliff, giving it its dramatic and breathtaking appeal.

Then your driver will then take you to visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes where you will discover beautiful palm and banana trees, giant bamboos, impressive animals, including 2,000 Nile Crocodiles and 1,000 giant tortoises. You will also visit their insectarium which boasts one of the best private collections in the world with 23,000 species.

In the afternoon, you will discover more of the wild south while admiring the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris. A few metres away, you will see La Roche qui pleure, a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit it.


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkelling near the coral reef (snorkelling gear provided)
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees

WHAT’S EXCLUDED:

  • Entrance fees to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Additional Info

The dolphin portion of this outing is not recommended for pregnant women. All children under 12 years old should be accompanied.

Important:
This is an early morning activity that begins at 7:30am on the west coast of the island. When you book this product you will receive an immediate confirmation email, as well as a second email within three days with your exact pickup time (between 5:30am and 6:30am depending on the location of your hotel).

In almost all cases (90%+) you will see the dolphins. However, if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge (transportation to and from your hotel are not included). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity.

This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.

If your dropoff location is different than your hotel, please let us know in the ‘Notes’ section, and we will let you know if there will be an additional cost involved.

We do not collect the payment fees for La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, so that gives you the possibility to skip this attraction should you wish to.

1 review for Mauritius Nature Discovery Tour: Dolphins, Giant Tortoises, Crocodiles and the Wild South

  1. 5 out of 5

    We had the pleasure of taking this excursion with our 2 boys, aged 8 and 10. The taxi driver was not only extremely safe, but also an excellent guide, very patient and keen to share his knowledge with us. Our children loved seeing the dolphins in the morning (they are still talking about it) and it was a great way to spend quality time together as a family and experience something new at the same time.

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