Boat Tours & water sports in Mauritius

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Boat Tours & Water Sports in Mauritius

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  • Anya S
    9 contributions
    This tour was the highlight of our trip, cannot recommend it more. We started with a breezy ride to the reef, where we saw 2 families of dolphins and managed to swim close to them multiple times ( our skipper was great with finding dolphins and guiding us so that we could enjoying the experience of swimming couple of meters always from them) Then we headed to a beautiful snorkeling location and the final touch was delicious sea food BBQ with oysters shrimps and lobster. The boat was very nice and having it just for the 2 of us made for a romantic experience. We had a great time and lots of fun, 10/10!
    Review of: Lydia Boat Dolphin Watching, Private boat tour(lunch included)By(Skipper Navy)
    Written May 31, 2023
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  • IvettD
    Tewkesbury, UK1 contribution
    Amazing day trip, great people and service. Visited beautiful island ile aux cerfs then went snorkeling and seen on the way dolphins.
    Review of: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs with BBQ Lunch
    Written May 30, 2023
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  • Sylvie L
    1 contribution
    The 3 of us were picked up at our hotel on the East coast by a friendly taxi driver-guide. Swimming with the dolphins was very special and worth the very early start. However, we found ourself uncomfortable as at some point we were around 20 boats following and circling the poor animals. Unfortunately, weather changed after and we did the rest of the tour under tropical rain. So, Chamarel 7 colours earth were a little dull and we barely saw Alexandra waterfall. Grand Basin Hindu temple setting was impressive. Would highly recommend this full on day with a nice weather for energetic ones. Very good to discover Mauritius natural wonders with a little of culture.
    Review of: Full-Day Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming with Wild Dolphins
    Written May 9, 2023
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  • Joanna R
    3 contributions
    The tour went smoothly, it took over nine hours including the transfer (from and to La Gaulette) for what we have not been charged extra.
    First we visited the waterfront in Port Louis, then the citadelle (Port Adelaide) then the tea factory (which was more of a tourist trap since at the end of the visit you were expected to buy a veeery expensive tea) then botanic garden (which was definitely a highlight - we spent an hour there but one could easily be three hours inside, it is so beautiful). The last sightseeing stop was the Red Church. Afterwards we headed for the Biches beach (no pan intended ;)) to board a small motor boat and see the turtles. Unfortunately the turtles were there in the forenoon that day (but in the afternoon the previous day - they do not have a fixed schedule ;) and the skipper had to guess the best time to meet them the next day with no guarantee of course). Instead we were offered another try free of charge the next day (which we had to decline due to organisational reasons) and if not - a snorkel and dolphins watching in a glass bottom boat (this one was a success - we saw dolphins and did snorkeling in a nice place; you have to keep in mind though that a large part of the reef is dead due to bleaching events in the last twenty years). At the end we had to skip the lunch due to longer activities at the beach which was not a problem.
    Overall the tour was OK, our taxi driver was a very nice man and could speak English feeding us from time to time with some insiders knowledge about living in Mauritius.
    The support from Bonjour Mauritius was quick to responde and helpful, they do not however have and phone number on their web site which is a bit irritating.
    Review of: Snorkeling with Giant Turtles, The Red Church, Pamplemousses Garden & Port Louis
    Written November 18, 2022
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  • Eva J
    2 contributions
    The boat ride was quite choppy as the current was quite rough but it was completely worth it for seeing so many whales really close up. Pascale was amazing at finding and reading the animals, we lost count of how many we saw! We’ve never been so close to whales, an unforgettable experience.
    Review of: Whale watching
    Written April 25, 2023
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  • Atul W
    London, UK65 contributions
    We booked this tour directly through trip advisor . Our pick up from north of island was on time .. driver Aniket was friendly and dropped us at the flic n flac beach where we boarded the speed boat! The staff on the boat were friendly and took us to the first stop for swimming with dolphins.. there were large number of boats there chasing pods of dolphins- we were lucky enough to swim with a large pod initially but after that it was difficult .. but a dream come true to swim so close to so many wild dolphins!! Then we went to the Benitier island for chilling.. love island and we’re served some amazing lunch - chicken, fish, sausages, salad and drinks.. lovely day trip but a bit on the pricier side though
    Review of: Dolphin Encounters, Ile aux Benitier & Crystal rock: Full-Day (Lunch & Transfer)
    Written December 15, 2022
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  • KTusler
    1 contribution
    We loved this trip!
    Our guides couldn’t do more for us; we enjoyed the amazing scenery of the beaches, volcanic bridge and rain forest; whilst having fun riding the quad bikes.
    Blue Bay is stunning and an excellent way to end a fabulous day.
    Our two teenage boys loved it, as did we!
    Review of: South Mauritius Day Trip: Quad and Sea
    Written May 30, 2023
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  • Melissa Jordaan
    10 contributions
    Wonderful experience. Will highly recommend it for anyone visiting the north of Mauritius. The staff was fabulous and the food was very tasty.
    Review of: Luxury Catamaran Cruise: The Northern Islands
    Written March 28, 2023
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  • Rachelle G
    72 contributions
    Excellent trip on boat number 3! As with transport was quite expensive but definitely worth it. We saw whales and dolphins so were v v lucky. In Nov and good weather the chance for seeing whales 65 %. Dolphins 95%. This was evident as the day before they did not see any whales. The crew where great and tried v hard to get us the best vantage point . The boat could hold 10 people but we where not crammed in and only 6 on the boat which was great.
    The private transport was great too. The driver stayed until we got back.
    Not very descriptive in the detail of trip. If not on east side be prepared to get up v v early. Our pick up was 5.15 am. You set off in boat around 7am and you can not wear any shoes on the boat. Our boat gave us access to toilet and free drinks of water etc. Not sure if this is always case for the other boats. You try for whales first and this is out to sea (around 20 mins ) so quite choppy . They have a system where the boats split to locate them they also use local fishermen Info too . We where lucky and the fishermen told us where to find them so dropped on the site quickly. Had to wait around as the whales can stay under for 1 hour! But we saw around 15 whales in a hour period. Then came the dolphin stop. Be prepared to literally drop quickly of side of boat as the dolphins move fast. If you have your own fins etc I would take them. The fish / snorkeling last stop was ok but not the best area for snorkeling in area. We got back on shore at midday
    Review of: Swimming with Wild Dolphins and Whale Watching (Private Transportation Optional)
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • sue_lloyd64
    Walsall, UK2 contributions
    An excellent day, would highly recommend. Under sea walking is a great experience, speed boat was mad, waterfall was amazing, monkeys very cute food good. Pick up was a bit late but the day just went with the flow and we had a great day on our 30th wedding anniversary!
    Review of: Mesmerizing Ile aux Cerf: Speed Boat, GRSE, Lunch & Undersea walk (Full Day)
    Written May 2, 2023
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  • Shanade S
    2 contributions
    Lovely staff and team on board, although we did depart 1 hour late and was expecting more from the food, not quite a 3 course meal as lead to believe. Overall experience was nice as we saw the dolohins in the sea.
    Review of: Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Bénitiers: Dolphin watch, Crystal Rock & Transfer
    Written May 5, 2023
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  • Dbrown0913
    6 contributions
    The people running the operation are very nice and interested in you having a good time. You ride around on a Catamaran boat with about 20 people plus the crew of 4. The food and drinks were good and plentiful. The sites on the boat are nice.
    The activities like parasailing are cool, but it last for 4 minutes start to end. The parasailing should have been at least 10 min if not 20min. They cancelled the tube riding and instead dropped us off on an island bar that was not included. The undersea walk was amazing. We got great video of from the experience. Overall it was a nice day.
    Review of: Catamaran to Ile aux Cerf: Undersea walk, Parasailing, Tube Riding, Lunch, GRSE
    Written December 11, 2022
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  • Clairey
    Wakefield, UK15 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).
    Review of: Shared Dolphin Encounter in Mauritius
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Patrick Scanlon
    Letchworth Garden City, UK5 contributions
    Good crew. Nice boat lovely BBQ very professional. Could maybe do with another stop of snorkeling instead of 1 and then the island.
    Review of: Mauritius : Full day All inclusive Ile aux cerfs Catamaran cruise
    Written May 5, 2023
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  • Ria D
    1 contribution
    we had a fantastic experience with Havanah Boat! we booked extremely last minute but Sandrine & Vinesh were happy to take us even on new
    years day, while all the other companies were closed. They took us to swim with dolphins 5 minutes after arriving at the meeting point. They provided food & beers during the boat ride. Highly reccomend!
    Review of: Le Havanah Boat/sunrise watching & swimming Dolphins /Lunch on Benitier island
    Written January 2, 2023
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