Black River
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Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

1. Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Climb aboard a speedboat with a capacity for no more than 8 people plus 2 skippers and set off an amazing speedboat trip along the Black River coast of Mauritius. Benefit from a detailed briefing to learn how to respect the environment and hear the rules of approaching the dolphins to cause them minimum disturbance. Get the chance to enter the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to get up close to the magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Encounter native spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, and end with a snorkeling session at the amazing coral reefs. Then, look for whales and get a 60% chance of seeing them. Encounter majestic humpback whales between June and October and resident sperm whales all year round.

Private Swim with Dolphins

2. Private Swim with Dolphins

After enjoying a small breakfast, it is time for a magic dolphin encounter. Welcome on board a speed boat. The skippers will be at your entire service during this private tour.  After sailing for a few minutes, admire the dolphins swimming around you. Time to go in the water for a swim with them: a magical moment. And as this excursion is an exclusive activuty, you can 100% enjoy these 3 hours during the trip. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, you will have a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of this excursion. At the end of the excursion, a snorkeling session on the coral reef is offered The excursion is from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

3. Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

Explore the crystalline waters off the coast of Mauritius on this exciting speedboat adventure. Swim with dolphins, snorkel along the coral reef and see the majestic humpback whales. After a briefing by the crew, your tour on board a speedboat begins. The skippers will be at your entire disposal during this private boat excursion. After a few moments of cruising, observe the dolphins swimming around the boat. You can even enjoy a swim surrounded by the dolphins. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, there will be a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of the excursion. The dolphin encounter ends with a snorkel on the coral reef. Next, go for a 3-hour whale watching trip. In Mauritius humpback whales can be observed between June and October/November and Sperm whales can be seen the whole year. There is a 60% chance to see the whales. There's no refund in case of no observation. During the trip water and soft drinks are served. The excursion takes place from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

4. Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

Step aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in the direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Île aux Benitiers. There is a boat at your disposal to take you to the island: sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Conclusion: an unforgettable day !! At first we were a bit skeptical because the whole thing looked a bit like mass processing and there were a lot of boats in the dolphin bay. Thanks to our guide, however, it was an incredible experience, the dolphins swim right under, next to and in front of us. You actually had the feeling that they were having fun with all the snorkelers. After that we went out to sea and we were lucky enough to see some whales from very short distance four times. The final snorkeling in the coral reef was also great.

The half day tour organized by Dolswim, was truly memorable. From the start the team is very professional. The swimming with the dolphins is of course questionable as it does have probably some effect on the animals however that said the team allows only two people with a guide into the water trying to minimize the stress. The second half our whale watching tour was also fantastic with a great deal of luck we saw 5 sperm whales; snorkeling after also super.

Very nice tour, well organized. Unfortunately, it was a pity that the guide only ever went into the water with two people for safety reasons. So only two of 5 people could see the dolphins properly, the others only from a distance, because unfortunately they were already swimming away on the second round. The other boats next to us all went into the water together. But otherwise nice guide, nice tour.

Just incredible, Tom and Sidney as host were listening to us and I really thank them for making this trip unforgettable for everyone.

Excellent trip with very knowledgeable, competent and friendly crew.