Full-Day Nature Tour: Dolphins & Tortoises

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Key Details
8 hours
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Live Guide
English, French

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What You'll Do
  • Swim with wild dolphins and snorkel near the coral reef in the morning
  • Take photographs at the stunning viewpoint of Macondé
  • Visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes giant tortoise and crocodile park
  • Admire the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris
  • Snorkel and swim at one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, Blue Bay (time permitting)
This full-day nature tour includes transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get to swim with wild dolphins, see the stunning viewpoint at Macondé, visit La Vanille crocodile and tortoise park, and admire Gris Gris and La Roche qui pleure.
What to Expect
Start your day with the experience of a lifetime swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Once you board the boat, the skipper will brief you on the types of dolphins that you will encounter, their habits, and guidelines for a sustainable dolphin encounter. You will then head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5-hours on the open sea viewing the dolphins and swimming with them. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to the Aquarium, a popular snorkeling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.

Now it's time to discover Macondé, one of the most photographed places in Mauritius. This picturesque viewing point is located in the southwestern part of Mauritius where the coastal road is built around a sharp curve along a cliff, giving it its dramatic and breathtaking appeal. Next, you'll visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, where you will discover beautiful palm and banana trees, giant bamboos, impressive animals, including 2000 Nile crocodiles and 1000 giant tortoises. You will also visit their insectarium which boasts one of the best private collections in the world with 23,000 species. Admire the true beauty of Mauritius by visiting the wild south. Witness the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris and La Roche qui pleure, a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit it.

Time permitting, the last stop on the itinerary will be Blue Bay. You can decide to just take it easy and relax at the beach or rent a spot on the glass bottom boat and explore the beautiful marine park. You can even go snorkelling and discover the abundance of colorful tropical fish, including the trumpet fish, diverse coral formations, and other marine creatures that call this park home.
What's Included
  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkeling near the coral reef (snorkeling gear provided)
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes (€ 10/ adult and € 5.50/ child weekdays or € 5.50/ adult and € 2.50/child weekends)
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
• The dolphin portion of this outing is not recommended for pregnant women
• All children under 12-years-old should be accompanied
• In almost all cases (90 % plus) you will see the dolphins. However, if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge (transportation to and from your hotel are not included for the second outing). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity
• This tour lasts up to 8-hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction (except for the dolphin portion). Depending on your group’s speed, you may not have time to see all the listed attractions
• You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included

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