Both Spinners and Bottlenose dolphins are seen playing in the bay in the early morning before going back to the open sea.
Our explorer speedboat will bring you to them and you will be provided with all the snorkelling equipment for this magical, experience of a lifetime, swimming with the dolphins. Our speedboat seats up to 6 persons and you can either join a group or rent it privately.
From May to October, wintertime in Mauritius, the dolphin swimming is operated from 7:00a.m to 8:30a.m but in summertime, an earlier departure, as from 6:00a.m can be requested from us as, from our experience, we know that the earlier you go, the greater time you will spend.
Join us in the morning for an exciting tour on our explorer speedboat from 7:00 to 8:00 and enhance the experience by spending the day for a cruise on board our catamaran, the “Madiana”, from 9:00 to 15:30.
The day cruise on board the “Madiana” starts with the magical meeting with the dolphins, followed by snorkelling outside the beautiful reef of “La Preneuse”. From there, we will sail towards “Le Morne”’s mind-blowing turquoise lagoon where we will stop for a fabulous, mouth watering, seafood BBQ lunch.
Two kinds of dolphins can be observed in Mauritian waters: The Spinner dolphin and the Bottlenose dolphin. The peers do not like to share the same spot and you will never see them together: If the Spinners are around and the Bottlenose dolphins arrive, the Spinners will leave the bay, heading to the open sea.
Being one of the most common species, the Bottlenose dolphin is known all over the world. It is also the biggest amongst the different species of dolphins with a weight of up to 650kg and a length of up to 12 feet! Very gentle and quiet, they are the easiest to swim with and are famous for their intelligence and willingness to approach humans.
In Mauritius, they live in groups of 2 to 15 members and can be observed starting early morning until 11:30 a.m. Sometimes, with a bit of luck, it may happen that we see them in the afternoon, swimming in the middle of our crystal clear lagoon, in 1.5 meters depth water.
The most playful of the dolphins, the Spinners, live in large groups of up to 100 members. Much smaller than their fellow peers, the Bottlenose, they grow up to 80 kg and 8 feet. Famous for being very active, you will enjoy seeing them play together as the morning is their time of celebration and training for the calves who are generally about 1 feet long and weigh not more than 3kg.
For safety reasons we will not operate any dolphin swimming after 8:30 a.m. as there is a large number of boats coming at this time for the dolphin watching. This crowded movement in the water enhances the risk for accidents and chase the dolphins away as the other boats will come closer each time we will drop you in the water. Customers have to use the safety rescue tube provided and are accompanied in the water by a guide with a rescue can.
We guarantee the dolphins! If, for any reasons, there are no dolphins, we will postpone or refund 100% of the trip!