Water activity

Mauritius: Private South Side and Dolphin Adventure Tour

Activity provider: The Friendly Dodo

Mauritius: Private South Side and Dolphin Adventure Tour

Activity provider: The Friendly Dodo

From US$ 189.10 per person

Swim with the dolphins in the early morning and then explore the many highlights of the South Side of Mauritius on a private guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 9 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Spend the morning learning about dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Admire the unique beauty of the 7-colored earth found in Chamarel
  • Visit incredible viewpoints like the Grand Bassin and Alexandra Falls
  • Travel by motorboat and take in breathtaking views of the south coast
Full description

Experience the magic of swimming with dolphins in the wild and discover the stunning beauty of South Side of Mauritius on a private tour taking you to popular sites like Chamarel’s village seven-colored soils, Grand Bassin, and Alexandra Fall.  Start the beginning of a truly amazing day with an early-morning departure on a motorboat to experience the sunrise behind the mountains. Enjoy an ethical swim amongst dolphins in the wild. Feel at ease knowing that these beautiful creatures are not held in captivity or are cornered off by large boats.  Travel to the see the Tamarin Waterfalls, the Trou aux Cerfs crater, the holy lake (Grand Bassin), the Alexandra Falls, the Black River Gorges View Point, and the village of Chamarel with its seven-colored earth soils.  Continue down the south coast, around the Maconde (hairpin curve) before heading back to your accommodation.

  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Dolphin encounter
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please be advised that, for safety reasons, the tour is subject to weather conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Today we were first with Roman at the dolphins, and after 5 minutes we were able to admire the first ones, just beautiful, then we continued with Petra, we skipped breakfast and went to a small local street food snack bar.. .. very very tasty, the rest of the tour was also super informative and we always had enough time to walk around and take pictures ourselves... Petra gave us great tips from which side the photos are best, she explained everything to us answered all questions very carefully and really took his time. We can only recommend this tour with Petra ... many thanks for everything Petra .... and of course many thanks also to Roman.

Read more

September 6, 2022

Amazing trip. Picked up early and was on the boat by sunrise. Lovely swim with the dolphins and then stopped at cafe for breakfast. Informative trip around all the sites. The driver was very knowledgeable and gave interesting information throughout the route. Combining the dolphin trip along with seeing the holy Lake, coloured earth and the beautiful views of the Black river gorge and waterfalls made for a very memorable day out. Would certainly recommend this trip to any visitors in South Mauritius. Vehicle was extremely comfortable, driving was very safe and the driver was extremely nice. Thank you

Read more

July 30, 2022

You start here early in the morning and drive out along the coast at sunrise to find a school of dolphins. If this is successful, you can snorkel to see the dolphins swimming in the wild. Afterwards there is a small breakfast and the driver and tour guide take you to the sights. A lot about the island is explained here on the way to and with them. All in all a successful trip!

Read more

July 3, 2022

Product ID: 389484