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Whale Watching at Black River
Activities in Mauritius

Whale Watching at Black River

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 5 hours 30 minutes

Experience the incredible opportunity of seeing some of the world's biggest marine mammals in their natural habitat off the Isle of Mauritius. Cruise the Indian Ocean on this whale and dolphin spotting safari.

Itinerary

Meet at the Dolswim office on the Black River coast, where marine life experts will tell you all about the aquatic mammals that you could spot on this excursion, as well as teaching you the rules to follow to ensure the well-being of these majestic animals. After a short safety briefing, you'll climb aboard the boat and set sail off the coast of Mauritius.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast on board the boat as you watch the island shrink into the horizon, before your first animal encounter. You'll see dolphins on the first part of this excursion. These beautiful creatures are habitual visitors to the Mauritian coast, and it's not unusual to see large pods of the two most common species: the sociable bottlenose dolphin, considered one of the world's most intelligent animals, and the spinner dolphin, famous for its acrobatics. Respecting the advice given regarding their well-being, you can watch the dolphins play and socialise with each other in complete freedom.

Continuing your boat trip, you'll cruise out into the open sea, where whales are more common. Throughout the year, you can see sperm whales, one of the largest species of whale in the world (they can reach over 50 feet in length and weigh over 50 tonnes). During the southern winter season (between July and September), it's also possible to see humpback whales, as they migrate to the warmer tropical waters to mate and give birth. In this area, the deep mating calls of the males of the species are often heard, sometimes lasting up to 20 minutes.

You'll return to the Dolswim offices in Black River around 1 pm.

Important information

Dolphins are very common on the west coast of Mauritius. Equally, sperm whales are considered a native species to the area as well. However, animals are unpredictable, and it cannot be guaranteed to see these species during the excursion.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 5 and 12 years old Children under 5 years old
Whale and dolphin spotting
US$ 80.20
US$ 49.50
Free

Whale and dolphin spotting

  • Adults

    US$ 80.20
  • Children between 5 and 12 years old

    US$ 49.50
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

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Duration

5 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Boat trip along the Mauritius coast.

Breakfast on board.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 80.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Dolswim. La Jetée Road.