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Swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius

  • All you need is your bathing suit
  • Swim with two types of dolphin, both very playful and intelligent
  • One of the most popular activities on Mauritius
  • Enjoy a speedboat ride across the waves from Tamarin
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Swimming with wild dolphins is an incredibly special and moving experience and Mauritius is one of the best places in the world to try out this bucket-list activity.

Being in the presence of dolphins is truly magical, watching them glide with you through the water and communicating via their characterful whistles and clicks. These are moments to treasure, especially when you are swimming just millimetres from a dolphin’s smiling face! The west coast of Mauritius is home to two types of dolphin – the bottlenose and the spinner. The bottlenose is one of the commonest dolphins and tends to live in pods of approximately 15 individuals, all medium grey in colour and fond of small fish. The spinner is a darker grey, with contrasting cream patches on its belly. It has a longer beak and fins than the bottlenose, so telling the two apart is not a tricky task. Both catch their food in the deep seas, returning to the coast to rest and sleep. And both are highly intelligent!

With its elegantly curved back, prominent dorsal fin, and endearingly comical flippers and tail, the dolphin is among the world’s most beautiful animals. And not only are these mammals lovely to look at, they have a charmingly cheerful spirit so they are wonderful company too!

The experience of swimming with dolphins

  • The experience begins early in the morning, at Tamarin.
  • A speedboat carries you across the waves while the boat’s skipper supplies ample information about the encounter to come. Usually it is possible to locate the dolphins as they start to swim to the waters around Le Morne Peninsula, where the fishing is particularly good.
  • Snorkelling equipment is provided free of charge, so all you need is your bathing costume
  • Just jump in!
  • In total, the trip lasts for two-and-a-half hours.

If swimming with dolphins is something that you would like to experience during a post-safari break in Mauritius, then don't hesitate to contact us here for more details on this activity. 

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