Private Dolphin Sunrise Excursion
On the West Coast of Mauritius, we are lucky enough to have wild dolphins that come near the shore to socialize, rest & play every morning. We can encounter two types of dolphins: spinner & bottlenose. We normally see one or the other, except if you are very lucky and meet both species, which happens sometimes!
We love these sea creatures and our goal is to guide our customers through this lifetime experience; passion and respect are our priority. The crew will start the excursion with their briefing and give you details about: security, respect of the dolphins, different spots that you will visit etc…
The departure & arrival is from the L'Estuaire in Black River (refer to location point).
We encourage a very early departure for a peaceful & respectful swimming experience with the mammals; 6:15am in Winter season & 5:30am in Summer season. We observe and swim with them for approximately 60min to 90min. Then we cruise to our favorite snorkeling in the Natural Aquarium to see the tropical sea life: clams, fishes, starfish, corals... Last stop of the trip will be the famous Crystal Rock, in the White Lagoon. A fragile coral formation in the middle of crystal clear water.
For your comfort, snorkeling equipment is provided on board as well as soft beverages and homemade banana bread. Please bring along your beach towel
Pssst… Stay calm & positive, the dolphins can feel your energy as they have cerebral & emotional ratios very close to us, humans!
*Please note that the number of dolphins on the spot and the animals' behaviour change everyday. We do not control these two factors as they are wild and cannot predict the encounters in advance. Our team adapts and do their best to offer you a memorable interaction.
Rs 14500 per boat (1-4 people)
Rs 3750 per person
* based on 4 people
You have to rent out the whole boat
Book your personal Underwater Pictures and Videos with the dolphins.
The pictures' final result will basically depends on the dolphins interaction and your swimming abilities. After verification and your approval, all files will be given to you on an SD card after the trip.
Rs 2500 for 2 people (enquire with us)
Two kinds of dolphins can be observed in Mauritian waters: the Spinner and the Bottlenose. The peers do not like to share the same spot and you will never see them together: If the Spinners are around and the Bottlenose dolphins arrive, the Spinners will leave the bay, heading to the open sea.
Being one of the most common species, the Bottlenose dolphin is known all over the world. It is also the biggest amongst the different species of dolphins with a weight of up to 650 kg and a length of up to 12 feet! They are famous for their intelligence, very gentle and willing to approach humans.
In Mauritius, they live in groups of 2 to 15 members and can be observed early in the morning until 11:30 a.m. Sometimes, with a bit of luck, you may see them in the afternoon, swimming in the crystal clear lagoon, in 1.5 meters depth water.
The most playful of the dolphins, the Spinners, live in large groups of up to 100 members. Much smaller than their fellow peers, the Bottlenose, they grow up to 80 kg and 8 feet. Famous for being very active, they play together as the morning is their time to train the calves which are generally about 1 feet long and weigh not more than 3 kg.