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85% Level of Satisfaction Based on 48 reviews
Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 6 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 15:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.
from 55€

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+230 269 1000
Overview & Highlights
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Enjoy a Full day catamaran cruise to see Dolphins on the west coast of Mauritius including a visit to Crystal rock and Benitiers Island.

The cruise is done on a great 44ft catamaran along the South West coast of Mauritius which is considered one of the most beautiful areas, and a must visit place to see when visiting Mauritius – it is a place of unique wildness and tranquility.

Discover dolphins in their natural habitat, have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk along the endless beaches of Benitiers Island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs which are in close proximity to the beach.

  • Catamaran cruise tour to discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay
  • Seize the opportunity to swim near wild dolphins
  • Lunch and leisure time on Benitiers Island for relaxation on its beautiful sandy beaches
  • Enjoy a swim and snorkeling in the sea, or enjoy the sun and drinks on board
  • Visit the famous Crystal Rock which has a spectacular view of 3 Mountains.

What's Included
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  • Cruise on 44ft catamaran
  • Discovery of dolphins of Tamarin bay
  • Visit of the famous Crystal rock in the middle of ocean
  • Visit to Benitiers Island
  • Light Breakfast menu
  • BBQ lunch buffet on the catamaran
  • Safety equipment and Security measures
  • Music - CD Player upon request & from own selection

Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask, snorkel and fins.

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any place / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Meeting Time :  09:00
Duration:  The duration of this trip is about 6 hours 30 minutes
  The Catamaran cruise is operational all days
Departure time:  09:00 
Return time: 
 
15:00 

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Depart towards Tamarin Bay
  • Sail along the coral reefs to the lagoon of La Preneuse
  • Breaks in some key locations including Crystal Rock
  • Snorkeling breaks to discover the underwater world of Mauritius.
  • Head to the beautiful Island of Benitiers
  • Leisure time to explore the island and it’s beach
  • Back at Tamarin
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Full Description
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As part of this cruise tour you will discover the dolphins of Tamarin bay, visit the famous Crystal rock which stands out in the middle of the lagoon, and visit Benitiers Island for relaxation on its beautiful sandy beaches.

The cruise itself starts at 09:00. You will have a short pre-departure briefing by the boat’s captain. Your morning will also start with a light breakfast, including coffee, milk, tea and buttered bread with exotic marmalade.

Then the catamaran will depart heading to Tamarin Bay area where you can encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat.

From Tamarin bay the cruise will continue along the coral reefs to the lagoon of La Preneuse. During the cruise, the catamaran will stop for breaks in some key locations, where you can enjoy a swim and some snorkeling in the sea, or enjoy the sun and drinks on board the catamaran. Snorkeling is a great way to have a glimpse into the mesmerizing marine life and the underwater world of Mauritius.

Then the catamaran will head to the beautiful Island of Benitiers. Before arriving at the Island you will visit the famous Crystal Rock and will have a spectacular view of the Rempart Mountain, the Black River mountain range, and of the magnificent Le Morne Mountain.

You will have a delicious BBQ lunch buffet on the catamaran. The menu includes fresh fish, chicken, rice, pasta and potato salad, a variety of fresh salads and a dessert.

Enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk along the endless beaches of Benitiers Island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs which are in close proximity to the beach.

Following the visit to Benitiers Island the catamaran will cruise back to Tamarin. During the cruise the crew members will make your time enjoyable, they will tell you about local folklore, and play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of everyone on board. Expected arrival time to Tamarin is 15:00.

Please note that if the catamaran cruises off the projected itinerary to ensure that you see dolphins, then the visit to Benitiers Island and Crystal Rock will not be possible.

A little information about Dolphins in Mauritius

Dolphins are perhaps the most fantastic of all the creatures that live in the ocean. The dolphins, cheerful and playful, are a symbol of intelligence and grace.

In Mauritius, the dolphins live in pods of about 20 individuals or more and can be observed swimming from Tamarin Bay (on the west coast of Mauritius), on their way to the deep sea off the coast of the Le Morne peninsula.

The most common dolphins in Mauritius are the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin.

The Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin have chosen the West Coast of Mauritius their place for rest and sleep before heading for the deep sea for their fishing.

The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in color and measure between 2 to 4 meters (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups called pods that typically number about 15 dolphins, but group size varies from solitary bottlenose dolphins up to groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 dolphins. Their diet consists mainly of small fish.

The Spinner Dolphin is dark grey, with darker patches in the tail stock, back and throat. Usually it has creamy-white patch on the belly though this varies considerably. The beak is distinctively long and thin, with a dark tip. The fins too are lengthy for dolphins of this size. Adults vary in size from 120 cm to 235 cm and weight from 23 kg to 78 kg. Individuals reach maturity at 4-7 years (females) and 7-10 years (males). The Spinner Dolphins congregate in groups that vary from just a few dolphins to great schools numbering thousands.

 

Private or Exclusivity VIP option

The Activity can be done on both exclusivity as well as sharing basis; it's up to you to choose.

Get the ultimate VIP experience you deserve with personalised service, upscale treatment and maximum privacy. Call us on +230 269 1000 to Book this activity on a private-exclusive basis.


What to bring/wear:
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  • Hats
  • Sun block cream for sun protection
  • Cameras
  • Swimsuits
  • Spare set of clothes and towel
  • Snorkeling gear

Food & Beverages
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Enjoy selection of foods and drinks on-board the catamaran:


Comments & Notes
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  • This cruise is very popular, so please make sure to book this activity enough time in advance
  • This trip is done on a 44 feet catamaran
  • Note: In the event that the catamaran cruises off the projected itinerary to see dolphins, the visit to Benitiers Island and Crystal Rock will be skipped.
  • Note: Snorkeling equipment is not provided due to sanitary measures. Clients are requested to bring their own - mask,snorkel and fins.

Prices
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Price per Adult 55 Euro
Price per Child (ages 3-11) 39 Euro
Price per Baby (ages 0-2) Free of Charge

 


Booking Attributes

1 Select Attributes

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2 Choose Booking Option

When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

Reviews
85% Level of Satisfaction Based on 48 reviews

| reviewed by Esra Hayal – Avenue Les Cocotiers, Black River (483-7042) | December 30, 2019
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| reviewed by Gesa Schenkluhn – Germany | December 18, 2019
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| reviewed by Ivy Banerji – Germany | December 02, 2019
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