Water activity

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 68.79 per person

Swim with spinner and bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment on an amazing speedboat tour of the Black River coast of Mauritius. Look for resident sperm whales and migrating humpback whales in season.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Swim with spinner and bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Look for resident sperm whales and migrating humpback whales in season
  • Snorkel with the tropical fish of the colorful coral reef
Full description

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.

  • Speedboat excursion
  • Professional skipper and guide
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Food (you're welcome to bring a packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at La Jetée Road, Black River, Mauritius.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There is a 60% chance you will see whales
  • Swimming is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please bring towels, sun cream and your swimming costume
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We went on this tour on 5/13/22 and it was worth every penny! The skippers have individually adapted the daily schedule to the local conditions. So we only drove to the whales when the news came that some had been sighted, and then to the dolphins. Here, too, we were at a different spot than planned, where there were far fewer people. The guides were so patient and careful not to put any unnecessary stress on the animals. But you definitely need a strong stomach for the ride - getting seasick is easy with the rocking! Would recommend everyone to choose this experience!

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May 16, 2022

We had an amazing tour on May 9th, 2022 starting with whale watching, then snorkeling with dolphins and finally snorkeling in a great reef. The entire crew was very friendly and professional. This was the only way we were lucky enough to be able to get so close to so many sperm whales! We can only recommend the tour. 5* and thank you for the unforgettable experience!

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May 10, 2022

Maybe the wrong time to see whales we haven't seen. However many dolphins, I regret that the Tour Operators do not talk to each other there were 30 boats in pursuit of the dolphins which frightened were saved with in addition the danger of the boats which did not pay attention to the swimmers. This does not apply to our driver who paid him very close attention.

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January 7, 2020

Product ID: 134811