Boat Tours & water sports in Mauritius

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Boat Tours & Water Sports in Mauritius

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  • Carlos P
    2 contributions
    Good good, better cooker. We were lucky and showed two whales. The Dolphin activity is a bit crazy with tens of boats following them
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Ilanza K
    Parkhurst, South Africa30 contributions
    Was an awesome trip, saw a lot more than expected. Take an extra pair of clothes for after the dolphin trip. Was raining on the day we went so we were soaking wet. Otherwise good. Can go in sandals. No need for closed shoes.
    Dolphins were amazing. Have Fun, the scenery is beautiful!
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • MissMannersApril
    Hartbeespoort, South Africa93 contributions
    The undersea walk and parasailing were special and first-time activities for us - we loved them. The tubing was fine - but we're used to much rougher tubing. UNFORTUNATELY, after paying Aquacity extra for photos (which is fine), Anoush forgot to download the photos of the parasailing - and we're really so sad about that.

    Our driver, Samad, man - that dude won't be late for anything. Even though I felt nauseous after the morning drive (and I never get motion sickness), I have to add that he delivered us safely to all our destinations for the day.

    The catamaran cruise was nice. If I had known it was going to be that crowded, I would have had another think... I don't like being packed tightly into a small space with lots of strangers (especially drunk-ish strangers). Ten fewer people would have made quite a difference - and would probably have made a difference to the state of the one and only WC... It became a bit yucky.
    We enjoyed the snorkelling and the speed boat trip up to the waterfall. The barbeque lunch was enjoyable too. (Unfortunately, they didn't serve sparkling water.)
    I have to commend the crew for doing a really difficult job seamlessly - with a constant smile and loads of humour.
    The stop at Ile Aux Cerfs was special and I wouldn't have missed that for the world! There were also clean bathrooms - and a place I could get COFFEE AND sparkling water.
    The catamaran trip is a bit of a booze cruise. If that's not your thing, I'd recommend you find another way of doing the activities and going out at sea without subjecting yourself to sharing a small space with lots of (drunk-ish) strangers.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Charlotte_alice_m
    brighton6 contributions
    Absolutely amazing day! The catamaran was really clean and comfortable, the lunch was so good and we also got to see a pod of dolphins which was an added bonus.

    There was a stop off for snorkeling and we saw some incredible fish, there was even equipment on board for us to borrow.

    Ile aux cerf was beautiful, the water was so blue and clear.

    The crew were the best - so friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

    100% recommend this trip!
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Julian G
    1 contribution
    Great day, the guide was very helpful and nice ,we went around and enjoy the trip. The only thing we couldn't get close to the dolphin but we saw them from distance. The rest of the day was perfect 🖐🏼
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Elliott F
    Alton, UK7 contributions
    We had a young family (7&4) and recently did this tour. Our private hotel pick up was on time and clean, the communications before the tour are quick and efficient. No issues. The trip its self was a fun, clean and well run operation. The bbq was a high light considering it was made at sea! We did experience choppy water especially on the way out, it felt like a real adventure, our boys and a few others on board where sea sick but they were well looked after by the crew. August is winter so recommend bringing warm outfit. We had a blast and all slept well that evening. The beaches are amazing and are clearly the highlight. The boys both said that the trip was worth it even after being sea sick. The tour itself was perfect any issues would simply be due to the high waves and tide. Enjoy this! Even saw flying fish on the way home plenty of snorkelling to be done.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Arjan
    Hoorn, The Netherlands4 contributions
    Great tour and experience! After less than an hour we already spotted the first whale. In total we have seen three sperm whales. After that we went to the dolphins. Dolswim is really taking care of the dolphins and the people (not all the boats over there are doing that). We swam with groups of dolphins. It was amazing! Also the snorkeling later on was really nice. Dolswim is having an excellent crew that really knows what they are doing. Very well organized tour!
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Claire W
    High Wycombe, UK6 contributions
    Super trip, with two lovely crew members (25th July - sorry can’t remember names) We saw two female humpbacks and tracked them for about 30 mins. Total bucket list moment, my daughter ( age 9 ) said it was one of the most amazing things she has ever done. Thoroughly recommend, the crew were professional, friendly and really helpful. A thoroughly humbling and breathtaking experience
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • Paige
    3 contributions
    Amszing trip!!!!! We net our driver in the morning (San) who was friendly and very knowledgeable about his home country. We travelled to the beach for the turtles and met a lovely skipper who took us out. The water is not overly deep so you get very VERY close to the turtles which is so amazing. There can be wuite a few boats but the turtles dont seem bothered about people and just go about their own business.
    After this we got changed in the toilets which were quite nice and travelled to Pamplemousse Gardens. Be careful of guides offering you a tour around. You don't need it to make the most of your trip and it will slow you down massively. We ditched our guide and did a walk around ourself.
    We then travelled to Port Louis where San took us to so many places: the first prison with amazing 360 views of Port Louis, the harbour, the markets, a museum dedicated to immigration to Mauritius.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Natasha S
    2 contributions
    Amazing crew, weather was quite wet on arrival, went snorkeling saw alot of tropical fish but overall would reccomend this trip.
    Written June 10, 2022
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  • vickie t
    36 contributions
    We booked this tour and had a great time. Pick up was right on schedule and we had a lovely, professional and very patient driver Yassir who took care of us for the whole day. We visited Mahebourg seafront and spent some time st Mahebourg market where we picked up some souvenirs and some fresh produce. Then on to I'll aux aigrette for a very educational tour of the nature reserve. Our guide Rose Marie was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about all the bird and plant species on the reserve and really drilled home the point about conservation and protection of endemic species. The wild tortoises are very cute as well, look out for Big Daddy the very impressive alpha male on the island.
    We didn't have much time to spend at Blue Bay beach at all, but that was just how things worked out due to slight delays and was not the fault of the driver at all. Just how things pan out sometimes and anyway we had and are going to have plenty of beach time in Mauritius.
    The trip to I'll aux aigrettes is a must for plant and bird lovers but if you are not then you may want to skip this. Young children may also be bored. Further the terrain on the island is fully wild and the paths are very uneven so wear comfortable shoes. It may be a bit difficult for those who have balance or mobility problems.
    Written September 11, 2019
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  • Clairey
    Wakefield, UK11 contributions
    Just returned from the 7am dolphin chase with 10 other boats. One other couple on our boat who for some reason got to go in the sea 4 times but we only had 2, only one of those times actually seeing any dolphins which i dont think was very fair at all. There were far too many boats all chasing the same pod so im not surprised they were all diving deeper to avoid us all. On the plus side, the staff were very good, especially pasqal who took our sons hand and helped ease his nerves. We were the only boat wearing life jackets and the only boat not to get too close to the dolphins which i saw as a good sign, just a shame we werent all given equal time in the sea.
    You meet on the beach so theres nowhere to get changed, luckily theres a toilet on board.
    The maritius government really need to start doing something about this dolphin chase before one gets hurt. We have been swimming with dolphins in several places all over the world and i have never seen such disregard for their wellbeing as i did this morning by the other boats (not dolswim).
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Alex
    5 contributions
    Samad was a really good driver, waited for us when we were late but still got us there on time. Very friendly and have lots of information about the local area. Would definitely recommend and use again :)
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • Carly T
    7 contributions
    Seeing the whales was one of the best experiences of my life. Staff were very friendly and attentive.
    Written October 28, 2021
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  • TravelGuyToo_Hou
    Houston, TX35 contributions
    The trip lasted 830am to 4PM, which was plenty time. Went to two beaches and one area near a cliff to snorkel. Plenty of food, coffee and cake in the morning, and pretty much all you can eat for lunch. Same with drinks, bottomless. Good crew.

    Only negative was only enough snorkeling masks and fins for 10% of the boat. I couldnt go because they didnt have enough equpment, that was dissapointing. But, this is a nice trip to get off the island.
    Written December 28, 2019
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