Water activity

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

4.6 / 5

93 reviews

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD

From US$ 63.95 per person

Swim with spinner and bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment on an amazing speedboat tour of the Black River coast of Mauritius. Look for resident sperm whales and migrating humpback whales in season.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, French


  • Swim with spinner and bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment
  • Look for resident sperm whales and migrating humpback whales in season
  • Snorkel with the tropical fish of the colorful coral reef
Full description

Climb aboard a speedboat with a capacity for no more than 8 people plus 2 skippers and set off an amazing speedboat trip along the Black River coast of Mauritius. Benefit from a detailed briefing to learn how to respect the environment and hear the rules of approaching the dolphins to cause them minimum disturbance. Get the chance to enter the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to get up close to the magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Encounter native spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins playing in the ocean, and end with a snorkeling session at the amazing coral reefs. Then, look for whales and get a 60% chance of seeing them. Encounter majestic humpback whales between June and October and resident sperm whales all year round.

  • Speedboat excursion
  • Professional skipper and guide
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Food (you're welcome to bring a packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at La Jetée Road, Black River, Mauritius.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There is a 60% chance you will see whales
  • Swimming is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please bring towels, sun cream and your swimming costume
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

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An excellent trip! Crew were knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky to see whales very soon after we departed, then had the chance to swim with dolphins. As the weather conditions weren’t great, we were able to finish the tour early as we had successfully seen everything we wanted to.

September 22, 2022

Great tour. Everything well organized. Were assigned to a boat immediately after arrival and then it started. Our two skippers did really well. They told and explained a lot and you can tell that this provider clearly pays attention to the welfare of the animals. Unfortunately, there are also other boats out there that you can tell don't show that much consideration. We were lucky enough to encounter the humpback whales right at the beginning of the day. Just breathtaking. Then it was on to the dolphins. Also here just incredible. The moment in the water with the dolphins is something very special. We can only recommend the tour.

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August 31, 2022

An unforgettable experience. The trip was very well organised with great communication with the other boats that were out there. Swimming with wild dolphins was just incredible and we were lucky enough to see two types of whale. Our skipper was very informative and also mindful with regards to the welfare of the animals - he didn't chase after the humpback whale and her calf we saw and made sure not to disturb the pod of dolphins we saw that were resting. An added bonus was snorkeling at the coral reef where we saw an amazing variety of fish.

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August 13, 2022

Product ID: 134811