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Whales Encounter

Whales Encounter

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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. 

  • Experience:
    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: 
    Not included. 
  • 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.


  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • fantastic experience!!
We decided on the dolphin & whale experience, we had already been dolphin swimming 4 day's previous with another company, but we only saw 4 dolphins. Dolswim was recommended by our first company for the whale watching. Dolswim was by far the better company, not just for the way it was run, but also the respect for the Dolphins and whales. We arrived at 7am & left at 7.15 after a light breakfast that was supplied, to do dolphin watching first. At this time there were only about 3 boats on the quest for Dolphins, and 2 of the boats belongs to dolswim!! Both skippers were brilliant on each boat , working together getting in front of the dolphins. With dolswim you are only allowed in 2 at a time which doesn't scare the dolphins, other boats unfortunately allow the whole boat maybe up to 10 people in with a lot of shouting, 'go, go, go! And then a lot of girlie screaming of people jumping in, needless to say the Dolphins didn't hang around. So while it was just the three boats at sea we had a good view of the dolphins, one in particular a spinner Dolphins really gave us a show jumping out and spinning round. Jason & Stewart - boat 3, were very professional with how they looked after their passengers and mostly of course the Dolphins. We were lucky another to see at least 40 dolphins!! About an hour after we were out at sea the rest of the boats appeared up to about 10 of them but they literally chase the Dolphins, it is almost like hunting! Whilst this is a good trip and it is lovely to get in the water with the dolphins, unfortunately it is not being monitored correctly and too many boats are going out in an area where the dolphins come in to rest, sleep and reproduce, without this 'rest time' the Dolphins begin not to 'play' and interact, by chasing them we are not giving them the time to rest and sleep!! We headed back for 10 and got on another bigger boat for the whale watching. It got quite choppy so you may want to take some travel sickness tablets, and it was quite a bumpy ride, but it was worth it!! You are given a 60% chance of seeing the whales but we were so lucky as we saw at least 6 including a mum with her calf. Again the blokes that took us out (21/9/17) were brilliant and very respectful of the whales, once we had seen their plume they speeded to catch up but reduced speed and coasted nearer so as not to scare them off. We even saw one surf in the high swell. We were on board with whale conservationist, who was on holiday, and she had never seen a whale do this just the Dolphins, she was also very very impressed with the respect the skipper and his mates gave to the whales. We arrived back in land (In gentle water)where we were offered a lovely fresh baguette. On both trips we were offered water, coke or sprite. We were very lucky, but this company also know there stuff and try very hard for you to get the experience you are after.
  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Swimming with dolphins and whales watching trip highly recommend
The trip started very early in the morning to avoid crowds as the dolphins come to the area early & each couple have chance to swim twice & get close to dolphins. The whale watching experience was amazing & we were lucky to see 5 in a group with young whale & a giant size one. The staff are well trained and do take care of your safety and they go into water with you. This is definitely one of the highlight in Mauritius & must do thing.

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