Water activity

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD
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From US$ 96.83 per person

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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 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 123 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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The whole ride was amazing Although it started with a little disappointment as our group got a different boat as we expected (we call speed boat something else), and the smell of petrol was making us sick, BUT with this amazing staff we had a wonderful experience we saw whales so close to us , swam with dolphins - even touched them , saw turtles, flying fishes and did snorkeling with a group of amazing fishes We finally enjoyed the whole day so much as the guys on the boat were super helpful and entertaining All together we highly recommend this company as they really respect nature but help you to see all the beauties of the ocean (Other boats were chasing the whales that was really annoying!!!)

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November 10, 2022

An unforgettable experience - everything was fabulous. We saw two humpback whales (mother and baby) even though it’s not the season, got close whilst keeping a respectful distance. We then swam with countless dolphins, they swam right up to us and we got to see them playing around us. Snorkelling was a fun way to finish the trip too. Our two guides were excellent and friendly, and the whole day was well worth it. You can’t guarantee you’ll see whales but it’s worth it in case you do.

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November 8, 2022

A professionally run trip, the highlight of which was the Dolphins. Our crew was skilful and careful in getting us into the best positions to successfully swim with them. Unfortunately, partly because of the season we didn't see Whales and consequently we spent a lot of time chasing around in a rough sea. Based on this experience I'd recommend only doing this part of the trip when the Humpbacks are around to increase the chances of success although another boat saw three whales on this day. The snorkelling location was poor with a small amount of coral in poor condition and not many fish. We had seen more at other shore based locations. Overall we had an enjoyable day in the hands of an expert crew.

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November 7, 2022

Product ID: 134811