Things to do in Tamarin

Our most recommended things to do in Tamarin

Tamarin: Guided Kayak Tour with Dolphins

1. Tamarin: Guided Kayak Tour with Dolphins

Go dolphin watching off the coast of Mauritius on this guided kayak tour. Paddle into Tamarin Bay and get the chance to see bottlenose and spinner dolphins in their natural habitat. Meet at the activity provider's office in the morning to get started. Learn about the basics of kayaking from your guide before you set off. Admire the sunrise over Tamarin beach as you paddle out into the bay. Dolphins spend the night in the bay, so the morning is the best time to catch a glimpse of them. Spend two hours kayaking around the bay. If you spot dolphins, follow the instructions of your guide to observe these animals in a respectful way. There is a chance that you won't see any dolphins. If this happens, enjoy an alternative route exploring the Tamarin River and its rich wildlife.

Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

2. Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is 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 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 Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

3. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Meet your guide at the Henrietta Bus Station and start with a short briefing about the hike. Then begin your 3-hour hiking experience by walking through sugarcane fields to reach the entrance to the canyon, admiring the stunning landscape around you. Make your way down to the canyon, and after 30 minutes of walking you’ll reach the first of many waterfalls. Take the chance to swim in the natural pools carved out of the rock. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point.

Mauritius: Guided Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

4. Mauritius: Guided Kayak Tour on Tamarin River

Explore Tamarin river on this guided kayak tour. See the various wildlife that resides in the river, and watch the sunset as you paddle along untouched nature and calm waters. Start kayaking at the very spot where the river meets the ocean, also known as Tamarin Bay, which is famous for its mythical wave. Paddle upstream the calm waters and discover the two main arms of the river. On one side the Rempart and the Trois Mamelles mountains, and on the other, the magnificent mountain of La Tourelle. The surrounding natural habitat boasts lush greenery as well as abundant wildlife. Throughout your journey, we may encounter moorhens, ducks, long-billed birds, flying foxes, or even monkeys. As you kayak along the bay, you might also come across dolphins before they head out to the open water. Towards the end of your adventure, marvel at the breathtaking sunset as the sun goes down the horizon of the river.

Tamarin: Exploration Dive

5. Tamarin: Exploration Dive

Experience marine life and get a chance at underwater encounters on a dive for qualified divers around Tamarin, Mauritius. Marvel at various reef fishes and, if you’re lucky, see eagle rays, stingrays, green turtles, and possibly dolphins. Arrive at the diving center, then proceed to filling out forms and getting equipped for your dive. Get briefed on the way to the dive spot, then start your underwater adventure. There is sometimes the option to do two dives in a day. After your dive, head back to the diving center.

Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

6. Tamarin Bay: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience

Be prepared for an incredible morning of diving. After arriving at the diving center, fill out medical forms, and learn about safety precautions before the dive begins. Get equipped and have a briefing about dive equipment and basic exercises. This will give you an opportunity to get familiar the activity, ask questions, and learn more about scuba diving. Your first dive is done in the swimming pool to help you get acquainted with breathing underwater with the all your equipment. Next, board the boat to go to the dive sites and get ready for an underwater adventure. A short exploration is done under constant supervision of the dive instructor, where many reef fish can be seen. After your dive, board the boat and head back to the dive center.

Mauritius: Overnight Catamaran Cruise along the West Coast

7. Mauritius: Overnight Catamaran Cruise along the West Coast

After boarding and the captain's briefing, you will set sail to enjoy magnificent views of the island. Admire the glorious sunset for which the West coast of Mauritius is known for.  The catamaran will drop anchor for the night in the lagoon of Ile aux Benitiers, with Le Morne Brabant in the backdrop. Dinner will be served and then you will have free time before going to bed.  The following morning a delicious breakfast will be served. It is then entirely up to the guests if they want to go for another sail or stay in the lagoon for the whole day to relax and enjoy the sun, tan on the sun loungers or on the trampolines or go for a snorkel. After a delicious BBQ lunch the vessel will return to the marina.

Tamarin: PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification

8. Tamarin: PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification

Get certified as a diver through the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to independently dive. The course consists of a theory module, a theoretical exam, five swimming pool sessions, and four open water dives. No prior experience of scuba diving is required. Theory module: at the end of each chapter, answer questions about the material to ensure you understand it. At the end of the course, take a final exam that ensures you have a thorough knowledge of scuba diving basics. Learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate, or cold water. Test your knowledge through plenty of swimming pool sessions and open water dives.

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What people are saying about Tamarin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Vincent and Emmanuel were fantastic guides, very knowledgeable about all the plants, the falls, their origin and were very helpful with some of the more challenging parts of the hike. The hike itself was fantastic, in amongst the indigenous trees and plants on paths which would’ve been difficult to find without them. The falls were beautiful, we went from lower to upper falls, staying at the almost last one for a well earned swim in the huge pool, with or without rock jumping! You need to be reasonably fit to manage the climbs at times steep and narrow but well worth it.

An excellent trip. Our guide Jeremie briefed us well before the trip on what to expect and led the group at a sensible pace on the steep descents and ascents. His choice of swimming location was superior to that chosen by some other guides.

Loved it! Superb crew, they make both both adults and babies feel very welcome. Tasty food and over all a great experience to enjoy beautiful Mauritius from a catamaran.

A really great experience at a fantastic price. The crew was super friendly and attentive. Everything is as described and was one of the best days for us in Mauritius

Amazing experience! Would do it again. Lucas was great, very safe, great choice of paths.