Water activity

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

4.7 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

Activity provider: Dolswim LTD
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From US$ 67.17 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 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

4.7 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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You will be well received and assigned to one of the boats. All boats make a good impression and the skippers are nice. You have to wear a life jacket all the time, but this is in no way a hindrance when swimming with dolphins, it is more practical because you can stay more relaxed in the water. We saw several sperm whales directly and then we swam with dolphins, it is highly recommended. It has to be said that the skippers are very careful not to drive too close to the animals, but rather to wait until the dolphins swim to the boat.

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July 1, 2022

Actually it was a really nice tour. We must have seen 25 dolphins and five whales. Unfortunately, the waves were much too high during the whale inspection! The small boat has jumped over it and often crashed into the water. Five of the eight guests got seasick, which of course spoiled the experience.

June 26, 2022

A great experience!! We saw lots of dolphins and swam with them. The guide only ever went into the water with 2 people to ensure the safety of the swimmers. However, care has always been taken to ensure that everyone can see the dolphins in the water. The election observation was also great. We were able to observe 7 sperm whales in the immediate vicinity. All in all a well organized and unforgettable day!

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June 9, 2022

Product ID: 134811