Swim with Dolphins in Mauritius

An Unforgettable Encounter with Marine Majesty at Tamarin Bay (West Coast)
Prepare for an extraordinary encounter as you enter the captivating world of dolphins in their natural environment.

Availability

Available all days except on Sundays.

Activity Time

7 AM to 09.30 AM &
10 AM to 12.30 PM*

Transport

Offered as supplement. Affordable Taxi Rates.

Bad Weather

Re-schedule or obtain a full refund

Swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius

Prepare for an extraordinary encounter as you enter the captivating world of dolphins in their natural environment. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Tamarin Bay and come face to face with these enchanting creatures. Our experienced crew ensures your safety while providing a rewarding and educational experience. Discover the dolphins’ habits, learn about sustainable dolphin watching practices, and embrace the wonders of the ocean.

This tour promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

PRICE FOR SWIM WITH DOLPHINS ACTIVITY (SHARED TOUR)

This is a very demanding activity during the period of October & March each year. Please book enough time in advance to ensure availability.


Adult

EUR 51

per person


Child

EUR 36

5 to 12 years old


Baby

Free Access

0 to 4 years old

*Activity ticket prices are per person. Transport is not included in the price.

Round-trip Taxi Rates to Tamarin Bay

We provide early-morning chauffeur services from any location in Mauritius to the embarkation point in Black River & back at around 10.15 AM. Our rates are up to 45% cheaper than hotels & individual taxis. No hidden fees.


as from

EUR 83

Standard Family Car with Large Trunk

  4 people max.

Standard Car


as from

EUR 115

Family-Minivan, usually a 10-seater but we accommodate up to 6 pax with luggage

  7 people max.

Family Minivan


as from

EUR 125

Standard Minivan, great if you are 4-6 traveling and have large luggage.

  10 people max.

Standard Minivan


as from

EUR 131

Executive Minivan, our largest minivan, perfect for 10 pax traveling with luggage.

  14 people max.

Executive Minivan


as from

EUR 198

  22 people max.

Coasters / Buses


as from

EUR 135

  4 people max.

SUV

*Transport prices are per group, not per person.

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Embrace the Wonder: Experience the Thrill of Swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius!

Availability:All days except on Sundays
Embarkation:Jetty Road, Black River ~ Get directions
Activity time:07 AM to 9:30 AM OR 10 AM to 12.30 PM
Note:2 time slots are available and are subject to availability. The exact time of your activity will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Swim with Dolphins in Mauritius Island

Mauritius, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant marine ecosystems. Besides its idyllic beaches and luxurious resorts, the island offers a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. This magical swim with dolphin encounter allows visitors to connect with these intelligent creatures and create memories that last a lifetime.

Swim with dolphins is a popular activity in Mauritius, attracting adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the world. It offers a unique opportunity to observe dolphins in their natural habitat, experiencing their grace and intelligence up close. The experience of swimming alongside these magnificent creatures is both awe-inspiring and humbling, leaving visitors with a profound appreciation for marine life.

During this tour, you will have the chance to witness strikingly beautiful scenery, untouched landscapes, and the incredible marine life of Mauritius. As you plunge into the turquoise waters, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the majestic dolphins that call these seas their home. Unlike many other swim with dolphin programs that confine these incredible creatures to pools or shallow water encounters, we provide an authentic experience where you can interact with dolphins in their natural habitat.

What to bring

  • Sun Cream
  • Towel
  • Swimming suits (should be put on already before the tour start)
  • Snorkeling Equipment – Masks, Tubas & Fins

Available onboard:

  • Life Jackets for each participant to wear during the whole outing.
  • Water & Soft Drinks

Best Time for Dolphin Swimming in Mauritius

To make the most of your dolphin swimming experience in Mauritius, planning your visit during the optimal time of year is essential. The best time to swim with dolphins in Mauritius is generally from May to September when the sea conditions are calm and the chances of encountering dolphins are higher. During this period, the waters are also more transparent, offering better visibility for an unforgettable experience.

Types of Dolphins in Mauritius

Mauritius is home to several species of dolphins, each with unique characteristics and behavior. Mauritius’s most commonly encountered dolphins include the Spinner Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, and Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin. Each species has its distinct markings, feeding habits, and social dynamics, making the encounter even more captivating.

Ethical Considerations

When swimming with dolphins, it is crucial to prioritize their well-being and ensure ethical practices are followed. Responsible tour operators in Mauritius adhere to guidelines that protect the dolphins and their habitat. These guidelines include maintaining a safe distance, limiting the number of swimmers, and avoiding behaviors that could disturb or harm the dolphins. Choosing a reputable operator committed to sustainable and respectful dolphin encounters is essential.

Preparing for the Experience

Before embarking on your swim with dolphins adventure, making the necessary preparations is essential. This includes checking the weather conditions, wearing appropriate swimwear, applying eco-friendly sunscreen, and staying hydrated. Familiarize yourself with the guidelines provided by the tour operator to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for you and the dolphins.

The Dolphin Swimming Experience

As you embark on your swim with dolphins adventure in Tamarin Bay, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking beauty of Mauritius’ coastal waters. Accompanied by experienced guides, you’ll board a boat and venture into the ocean searching for dolphins. Once spotted, you’ll have the opportunity to enter the water and swim alongside these magnificent creatures. Being in their presence, hearing their clicks and whistles, is an extraordinary experience that will leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.

Other Activities in Mauritius

While swimming with dolphins is a highlight of any trip to Mauritius, the island offers many other activities to enrich your stay. There are endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation, from exploring vibrant coral reefs through snorkeling or scuba diving to indulging in water sports like kiteboarding and windsurfing. Additionally, immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting historical sites, trying traditional cuisine, and exploring the vibrant markets. Dolphins can also be seen during our Catamaran Cruise to Benitiers Island if you are looking for a full day trip on the west coast of Mauritius. The catamaran cruise starts at 9am in Black River. 

THE BRIEFING

To ensure your safety and enhance your understanding of dolphins, our knowledgeable crew members will provide a comprehensive briefing. During this session, you will learn about the various types of dolphins you’ll encounter, their habits, guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching, and the security measures implemented on the boat. Additionally, you’ll be briefed on the swim with dolphins procedures, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Additional Information

For your safety and convenience, the supply of snorkeling equipment on-board has been temporarily suspended. However, feel free to bring your own snorkeling gear to enhance your experience.

Engaging in a swim with dolphins activity offers more than just an adventure; it is a rewarding, educational, therapeutic, and awe-inspiring experience for everyone involved. Witnessing the grace and agility of dolphins up close is a truly humbling encounter that will leave a lasting impression.

At Taxi Service Mauritius, we aim to make your experience as seamless as possible. We offer affordable taxi rates to transport you from any location in Mauritius to the embarkation point and back in the evening. Please refer to our transport rates for more details.

Swimming with dolphins in Mauritius is a magical experience that allows you to connect with these incredible creatures in their natural environment. The island’s pristine waters and diverse dolphin species create the perfect setting for an unforgettable adventure. By choosing a responsible and ethical dolphin swimming experience, you can ensure the well-being of the dolphins while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Sanitary procedures: Please bring your own snorkeling equipment & breakfast as it won’t be provided onboard until further notice.
  • The service provider reserves the right to cancel any reservation if bad weather prevails whereby the safety of clients would be at stake. Boats will not be allowed to venture at sea in case the local authorities issue a high waves warning. Choose to re-schedule the tour for another day or receive a full refund in case of such a warning.
  • All participants must fill and sign a Disclaimer Form provided by the licensed service provider before embarking.
  • The service provider guarantees a 90% probability to encounter dolphins and a 60% probability to encounter whales.
  • Outings are not recommended for pregnant women.
  • All children under 18 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is very important and mandatory to listen to and act as per directives given by the skippers during the whole outing.
  • This trip is very popular, so please make sure to book this activity at least 48 hours in advance during the busiest times (October to March)
  • Transport: The first child seat ordered is Free of charge. An additional child seat is EUR 10 per seat. You can also bring your own.
  • Transport not included in the price of EUR 51
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity.

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