Dolphins & Whales Encounter
Start the day early and say 'good morning' to our Dolphins. The Spinners and the Bottlenose dolphins have chosen the West coast as their privileged place to rest and play before going into the deep sea to hunt. Dolphins live in pods of 20 or more and can be observed early in the morning, swimming casually from Tamarin Bay towards the deep sea off the coast of Le Morne Peninsula.
Dolphin watching is a major tourist attraction worldwide. In Mauritius, such attraction helps to diversify our tourist offering and create business opportunities for the locals. However, it has been noted that such activities are carried out in an unsustainable manner. DolSwim highly regards the environment and prides itself on its eco-friendly approach. The skipper will give you an in-depth briefing on the type of dolphins you will see and their habits, guidelines on sustainable dolphin watching, security measures on board and swimming procedures for a truly privileged moment.
It's time to venture further out on the open water to find the Whales.
Humpback whales can be observed off the Mauritian West coast from July to November when they move from the poles to warmer waters near the equator for the mating season before getting back to the Arctic. They only eat in polar waters and build up a reserve of fat before migrating up to 25,000 kilometres each year. So, during our winter, when they are near the Mauritian coast, they are in fasting mode and live off their fat reserves.
Sperm Whales, on the other hand, are considered residents and can be found in our waters all year round. They tend to be even larger than Humpback whales and will surely impress you immensely.
- Continental Breakfast provided at the meeting location (tea, coffee, water, juice, croissants, chocolate croissants and fruits.)
- 2h in the open sea to observe dolphins in their natural habitat
- 3 hours in the open sea to observe whales in their natural habitat
- Children under 5 years are welcomed free of charge
- The meeting time is at 7.00 am at La Jetée Road, Black River