Whales - so big, so mysterious and so amazing! This trip of a lifetime will leave you in awe…
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.
Given that these mammals don’t eat for months while they migrate, they are undoubtedly in a very intense time of their life. It is important to respect the great Humpbacks and to be cautious and gentle when observing them.
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.
- 3 hours in the open sea to observe whales in their natural habitat
- This excursion is not recommended for children under 5 years
- Departure at 9:30 am at La Jetée Road, Black River
- A continental breakfast is provided (tea, coffee, water, juice, plain and chocolate croissant and fruits)