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Dolphin Encounter & Benitiers Island

    What to Expect
    Dolphin Encounter -2h Excursions - West Coast Mauritius

     A unique experience: swimming near the dolphins in their natural environment.

    Once you get on board of any of our boats, our skippers will do a briefing on the experience you are going to live.

    The briefing will also include such aspects as:

    Type of dolphins that you will encounter

    Their habits

    Guidelines for Sustainable Dolphin watching

    Security measures on our boats

    Swimming procedures

    Then you will be off for two wonderful hours in the open sea

    Swim near the Dolphins + Lunch on L’ile aux Benitiers:  7.30 to 14.30

    About 500 metres off the coast at La Gaulette (South West of Mauritius) is l'ile aux Bénitiers. It is a large coral sand island approximately two kilometres long and 500 metres at its widest point and 65 hectares in area. The island itself has very little biodiversity value since it has a highly modified vegetative cover and is used as a coconut plantation.

    After the 2 hrs outing near the dolphins you will be going to L’ile aux Benitiers for lunch and stay up to the afternoon in a magnificent lagoon. You will go across the Crystal Rock and have a magnificent view on le Morne mountain. Our guys will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the island and within an hour you will be eating a delicious menu. After lunch you will have the leisure to tan on the beach or else walk around the endless beach of the island.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point will be provided on booking confirmation
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pick up time will be forwarded on booking confirmation
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Destination Soleil
    266 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Ian K
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Brilliant private tour
    We arranged a full day private tour including hindu temple, waterfall, seven coloured earth, Port Lois and SSR
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    Perfect 5 days of excursions
    When we arrived at Mauritius we were picked up by Sailen who was punctual and polite, as he drove us to our hotel
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    Mohammed Shumon A
    Incredible views and fun and informative tours
    Destination Soleil is a great company with friendly staff and great service. The prices are very reasonable when
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    Wokingham, United Kingdom
    Definitely recommend Authentic South tour
    My husband and I went on the Authentic South tour with Sailen on Saturday 29th June. Everything was arranged via
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    Kettering, United Kingdom
    A must visit
    This is a must visit area in Mauritius, so relaxing and some great views, just make sure you give yourself enough
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    The wonderful experience in Mauritius!
    I contacted with Destination Soleil to arrange 3 days trip in Mauritius. Swimming with Dolphin, hiking on Mount.
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Destination Sailen!
    16th November - 2nd December Emirates had arranged our hotel transfers with Destination Soleil, Sailen greeted us
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    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Wonderful tour with Hans
    We had really great experience with Destination Soleil. We first met them at the airport, our transfer was
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    Helen F
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    South Tour with Airport Drop Off - Excellent
    This was an amazing end to the holiday. We were met at the Cruise Terminal by Hans, who took upon amazing 7 hour
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    We booked as a transfer from the airport but we were so impressed with Hans we booked him for a tour of the south
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    United Arab Emirates
    Sightseeing toir
    We first used Destination Soleil to transfer us from the airport to our hotel- at half the cost quoted by our
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    Escursioni isola dei cervi e Casela park
    We want to thank particularly Arnauld Francois, very professional and available. We therefore take the opportunity
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    Bogdan C
    They are a very nice company! Trustable, respectable, they keep their word and theit drivers are the best from the
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    Jaroslaw K
    Superb service.
    We have booked this company via Agoda website. Casual. We have used their services few times. Most often Mr Hans
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    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    Great reliable service
    We have used this Destination Soleil for airport transfers a few times now and always reliable and efficient
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    • Duration: 7h
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