Water activity

Mauritius: Ocean Swim with Dolphins & Benetiers Island Tour

4.2 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: tripndiscovery

Mauritius: Ocean Swim with Dolphins & Benetiers Island Tour

Activity provider: tripndiscovery

From US$ 82.03 per person

Enjoy a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins in a natural setting. Head out on a morning boat ride to greet a pod of spinner and bottlenose dolphins, then stop on Benetiers Island for lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • swimming with Dolphins
  • Snorkeling in the Aquarium
  • Crystal Rock
  • BBQ lunch on Benetiers Island
Full description

Start your adventure at 7:30 AM with a light breakfast before embarking on the speedboat and heading out to sea to observe the Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Once the dolphins are spotted you can observe these aquatic specialists from the boat or even jump in for a closer look before setting course for some snorkeling around the “Aquarium” a coral barrier known to be one of the best snorkeling spots in Mauritius. After some enjoyable snorkeling we head in the direction of Ile aux Benitiers island, along the way we include a stop at Crystal rock, a famous geological quirk. This is a great place to take some photographs with the gorgeous view of Le morne mountain as its backdrop. Finally, we make our way to Benetiers Island for our long-awaited BBQ lunch, and a little relaxation time before heading back to the mainland.

Includes
  • Light breakfast
  • BBQ Lunch with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Please note that if you are using your own transportation to get to the meeting point there is plenty of parking space in the area. Once you are at the meeting location, please walk towards the beach. There is a kiosk on your left - there's only one kiosk so it will be easy to find. If you happen to arrive early at the meeting location point, feel free to sit down at the kiosk and enjoy the light breakfast on offer while the crew gets the boats ready for departure.

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Felt like a bit of a disorganised start with regards to who went in which boat etc but once we started it was fine. We were lucky to share with a lovely Turkish couple and 2 guides (Benji and the other guy who's birthday it was but don't remeber his name ‍♀️). Benji was great, chatty and entertaining. They danced and provided music. Swimming with the dolphins is hard work be ready to jump when they tell you to and if you can use fins then do otherwise you'll never keep up with them. Even so the boys kept trying for us to swim with them and on the 4th attempt I managed it. It wasn't for long but it was a beautiful memory. Then we travelled to a snorkeling spot, visited crystal rock and spent the rest of the time on the island chilling. The boys made a lovely bbq lunch and kept us well supplied with drink All in all it was a good day but don't be mislead by the title. Swimming with dolphins was a very small part of the day but worth it

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November 16, 2022

Beautiful esperience both with the dolphins and at Benitiers. Unfortunately the weather was awful on the experience day so se barely could swim and on the way back we got heavy Rain, a bit challenging.. Anyway, apart from the weather, which could have been a reason to cancel/post pone the experience, we enjoyed It and would recommend It (preferably on a Sunny Day).

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November 6, 2022

Just awesome!!! We recommend!!! We not only swam with dolphins but also with whales and were able to observe and accompany them for a long time. It was just fantastic to be so close to the animals. It is important for me to say that the crew NEVER chased or harassed the animals. We always kept a respectful distance and yet the animals crossed our path and swam around the boat and came close to us on their own.

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September 8, 2022

Product ID: 417465