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Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
About Dolswim
Mauritius is more than an island of white sandy beaches surrounded by turquoise water. It has a rich and breathtaking marine fauna and flora. Our goal is to unveil you the secrets of this colorful island and to help you realizing your dreams. Swimming with dolphins: a dream of many people. Dolswim gives you the opportunity to swim with these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Our professional team will take you every morning to an unforgettable dolphin encounter. You will even have the opportunity to swim with them. Of course we will give you some regulations to respect these marine mammals and their environment. A second excursion: whale wathching: sperm whales, pilot whales, humpback whales ... some species you can see during our excursion. And top of the cake: don't miss our Blue Quest excursion. On board of a large boat you will discover the marine fauna of our island. Different types of dolphins, whales, pailles en queue, the typical birds of Mauritius, sea turtles, flying fishes and don't forget the beautiful coral reef ... our crew will try to show you as many marine mamals and other as possible and explain you everything about the rich marine fauna. A breakfast, fresh snacks and a delicious BBQ will make your day unforgettable. If you prefer a relaxing day, we propose, after swimming with the dolphins, a BBQ and a farniente on Benitier Island. And for the fans of fishing, we organize Big Game fishing outings, shared or in exclusivity: dorado, marlin, ... wishing you a good outing!
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Whale watching

See whales off the coast of Mauritius from a speed boat with your small group. Your guide will use a hydrophone in the water to locate where the whales are. Maintaining a safe distance to keep from disturbing the whales, you will be close enough to get some great photos on this late morning excursion.
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3 hours
from $71.41

Dolphins Encounter and Whale Watching

A remote Indian Ocean island, Mauritius draws a wealth of marine mammals. Join experienced spotters on this small-group adventure, which includes a simple breakfast and lunch. Cruise to Tamarin Bay, where you can expect to see dolphins—and enter the water (conditions depending). After a snorkel, your crew will use a hydrophone to listen for humpback and sperm whales: There’s around a 60% chance of seeing one.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $103.87

Blue Quest Discovery

Mauritius is known for its wealth of marine life, but knowing the best spots to see native species can be tricky. Optimize your chances of seeing dolphins, whales, turtles, and more on a boat tour from La Preneuse, and gain intimate insight into the Indian Ocean from your guide’s live commentary. Keep energized during a full day of wildlife watching with breakfast, lunch, and unlimited drinks included.
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7 hours
from $194.74

Shared Dolphin Encounter in Mauritius, Including Breakfast

Head out into the Indian Ocean from the Black River coast for a close encounter with wild dolphins in their natural environment. After breakfast, board your speedboat and zoom off in search of dolphins—with the chance to enter the water and watch them swimming and playing around you. Enjoy a snorkel session over a patch of coral reef before you return to shore.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $61.67

Whale and Dolphin Watching Private Boat Tour from Mauritius

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private dolphin- and whale-watching tour in Mauritius. With the guidance of your dedicated captain and crew, jump in and swim alongside the dolphins in their native environment. The crew provides guidance on how to safely be around dolphins and snorkeling equipment for exploring the surrounding coral reef. Head out to deeper waters in search of whales, where you can use the boat's hydrophones to hear their calls underwater.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from $649.15
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antony W wrote a review Aug 2020
19 contributions4 helpful votes
Brilliant well organised company, got to see both dolphins & whales close up another thing ticked off the bucket list. staff very friendly & professional awesome day out.
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Date of experience: October 2019
The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore10,014 contributions475 helpful votes
Review of: Whale watching
The whole experience was great. Saw some sperm whales for the 1st time in my life. There were also dolphins and turtles. The sea was a tad choppy though. Service was great and the BBQ lunch was nice.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Julie D wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Blue Quest were excellent. Just returned today from a trip to see the dolphins and whales. We were told it was only a 50/50 chance before we set off which we accepted as they are obviously wild animals. The crew were very polite and knowledgeable and said that other boats would notify them if dolphins or whales were sited. Within a few minutes two large pods of dolphins were seen and we joined other boats to watch them play and swim with people who were already in the water. We then went out to deep water to look for the whales. The crew tried to listen for them but persevered going further out until a diving boat radioed to say they were with a family of whales. The crew took as further than normal to see these amazing creatures swimming within feet of our boat. We then returned and they kindly took a mother and child back to shore who were sea sick before coming back out so that we could snorkel whilst they cooked us a lovely lunch. 10/10 for kindness and effort.
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Date of experience: March 2020
SwissTraveller1980 wrote a review Feb 2020
Buchs Aargau, Switzerland171 contributions134 helpful votes
Review of: Whale watching
We booked a whale encounter. And we did not see whales. They said chance is 60%. They said in the end the captain saw one, but it was too far away. I think: You might see whales in some seasons, but they keep doing their business also when the chance to see a whale is maybe 2%.
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Sam H wrote a review Jan 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
As amazing as this experience and company was It became very crowded when ever we found dolphins as boats would pop out from everywhere and people would be jumping in all over the place. All the guides were very friendly and knowledgable. And we were lucky enough to see a few sperm whales. Even got to do some snorkelling when we stopped for lunch on a reef.
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Date of experience: September 2019