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Catamaran dolphin watch in Mauritius

"Enjoy a full day catamaran dolphin watch tour in the south-west of Mauritius and a visit of Benitiers island."

Awesome full day catamaran dolphin watch tour in the west of Mauritius

Dolphin watch had always been an interesting attraction both for adults and children alike.
Nature and animals lovers will appreciate this catamaran dolphin watch trip in Mauritius.
This cruise takes place along the south-west coast of Mauritius which is the only place of the island where certainty of encounter with dolphins can be as high as 99.9%.
This catamaran tour starts with a light breakfast. Afterwards the crew members will start looking for dolphins. The search time varies between 10 minutes to half hour depending the location where the dolphins will be located.
Once dolphins found, guests will be allowed sufficient time to enjoy the views. Following activity will be a stop near the coral reef for snorkeling among the many fishes and corals.
At lunch time guests will enjoy a delicious barbecued onboard the catamaran.
The cruise ends with some free time on Benitiers island after having a look at the Crystal Rock.

The rate for this catamaran dolphin watch in Mauritius included free transfer to and from the boat for guests staying from the north to the south of the island

About dolphins in Mauritius

The south-west part of Mauritius is the place to be for guests who want to see dolphins. Tamarin Bay harbours large groups of dolphins, mainly two species; Bottlenose and Spinner.

Spinner dolphins are known for their acrobatics and aerial behaviors. A spinner dolphin comes out of the water front first and twists its body as it rises into the air. When it reaches its maximum height, the dolphin descends back into the water, landing on its side. A dolphin can make two to 5.5 spins in one leap; the swimming and rotational speed of the dolphin as it spins underwater affects the number of spins it can do while airborne. These spins may serve several functions. Dolphins may also make nose-outs, tail slaps, flips, head slaps, "salmon leaps", and side and back slaps.

Bottlenose dolphins are grey, varying from dark grey at the top near the dorsal fin to very light grey and almost white at the underside. This countershading makes them hard to see, both from above and below, when swimming. Adults range from 2 to 4 metres (6.6 to 13.1 ft), and 150 to 650 kilograms (330 to 1,430 lb). Males are, on average, slightly longer and considerably heavier than females. In most parts of the world, the adults are about 2.5 m (8.2 ft), and 200 to 300 kilograms (440 to 660 lb).

Swimming with dolphins in Mauritius

Catamaran dolphin watch in Mauritius is a nice marine excursion to live but swimming among them is these mammals is just a thrilling experience!

Transfers for catamaran cruise.

Free transfers include for guests staying in the north, west and south of Mauritius. Transfers can be organize, on demand, at extra charge for other regions.

Lunch during catamaran cruise.

Lunch include barbecued fish, chicken and sausage accompany by rice, pasta, bread cooked and raw salads. Season fruits for dessert.

Drinks during catamaran cruise.

Local beers, wine, rum, punch, water and other non-alcoholic fizzy drinks available at will throughout the day.

Special meal request.

We provide vegetarian meal on demand. Client with special needs must inform us about it with sufficient time prior to cruise date so that we can bring necessary modification.

Program (7 hours)

Our program for the dolphin watch catamaran tour start by picking guest at their accommodation. Pickup time vary from 6h30 to 8h30 depending on location.

Boarding starts at 9h00 on the south west coast at Petite Rivière Noire bay. The catamaran will sails along the south west coast for dolphin watch follow by snorkeling stop. Afterwards the catamaran will, then dock in the lagoon near near Benitiers island for lunch.

After lunch, guests will have possibility to enjoy swimming and free time on Benitiers island. Transfer to the island will be by shutle attached to the catamaran. After enjoying the beach and facilities on the island, guests will re-embark on the catamaran and sail back to the departure point.

*Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program below can be slightly modified without notice

  • 1

    Morning activities

    Breakfast onboard. Sailing in search of dolphin. Dolphin watch and snorkeling. Sail towards Benitiers island. Anchor inside the lagoon of Benitiers island for lunch

  • 2

    Lunch time

    Lunch time on the catamaran where guests will enjoy a nice barbecued meal in the beautiful paradise environment of the south-west coast of Mauritius.

  • 3

    Enjoy beach of Benitiers island

    Free time on the catamaran and on Benitiers island

  • 4

    Sailing back

    Back to departure point where our bus wait for you to drive you back to your accommodation if you have transfer included options. End of dolphin watch catamaran cruise


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Alexander – March 12, 2016:

Lovely memories!

Angie – May 09, 2016:

My kids enjoyed it. Lots of dolphins!

Sebastien – April 28, 2017:

What a wondeful day! We recommend it.

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By public bus /Rented car

Contact us for more information if you prefer to come to us by public bus or by a rented car .

By our bus

We provide free transfers for hotels from the north, west and south region of Mauritius. You are entitle for free transfer if your accommodation is between Bel Ombre and Grand Gaube

By Taxi

Your taxi driver will know where to drop you off. Else, ask to call us.

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