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.
Whale watching in their natural habitat.
- Price description and maximum participants:
Shared boat/per person:
Adult 55 Euro per. person.
Child 35 Euro per. person. (5-12).
Max. 8 participants.
Exclusivity of the boat:
Exclusive boat 8 participants 430 Euro.
- Included in the price:
Whale watching, breakfast and drinks.
- Opening days for activity:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Start time, end time and duration:
Starts at 09.30am, ends 12.30pm. Approx 3 hours.
- Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
Tamarin, West. Meeting at La Jetee Road, Grand Riviere Noire.
- To bring:
Sunscreen, rain jacket, sun hat and camera.
- Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
As from 5 years old and above. Children under 18 should always be accompanied by an adult. The trip is not recommended for kids under 5 years old.
- Transport to location:
- Reservation policy:
Booking 24 hours in advance.
- Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the outing will be fully refunded.
DolSwim reserves the right to cancel any reservation if bad weather prevails the security of the trip. The outing shall be postponed or refunded in full.