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96% Level of Satisfaction Based on 3 reviews
Location South West
Operating Days Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration 2 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 10:00 - 12:30
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Location
South West
Operating Days
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time
10:00 - 12:30
Transportation
Offered as Supplement

from 65€

Contact Us

+230 269 1000
Overview & Highlights
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Whale Watching - 2.5 Hours Overview

The whale watching trip is a unique opportunity to explore the spectacular and magnificent marine mammals in their natural aquatic habitat. Watch these incredible aquatic giants ballet around the boat and listen to their wailing songs as they swim by.

When you see the whales, the sight is unbelievable, almost exhilarating. Everyone has their own way of describing this incredible sight but for most, words fail. Sometimes instead of the usual outbursts, it is the deafening silence of being lost for words as you hear the enormous whale take one last breath before a dive. A true experience to behold.

As part of this package you will enjoy:

  • A unique and incredible whale watching experience
  • 2.5 hours of pure sea bliss with the unique opportunity of seeing marine animals from up close
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of mountains and unspoiled landscapes
  • A thrilling speed boat ride in the rich blue ocean
  • Snorkelling in the lagoon
  • Strikingly beautiful backdrops, beaches and wonderful animals all in one package

What's Included
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  • 2.5 hours at sea
  • Speed boat trip along the west coast
  • Whale Watching in the Open Sea
  • Refreshments served on board: Water & Soft Drinks
  • Snorkelling break near the reef
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Life jackets provided

 

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

The Jetty Road, Black River, South West Region

Start & End times:
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Operational Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Activity time: 10:00 - 12:30
Note: Participants must arrive at least 15 mins before departure time

 


Full Description
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2.5-hour Whale Watching Trip on the West Coast

2.5 hours of sea escape for a memorable whale watching experience

Encountering whales is an incredibly moving experience. It is an encounter with one of the biggest animals on the planet and the feeling it brings you is as gigantic. It will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and an unforgettable encounter with the giants of the ocean.

Thrilling Speed Boat ride: You will get on a speed boat to take you to the whale watching site. Get comfortable, put your life jacket on and get ready for an exciting speed boat ride. Your skippers will tell you all you need to know about how the day will unfold. They will also gladly brief you on the whales and their habits, guidelines for sustainable whale watching, security measures on the boat and the kinds of whales you can encounter in the Mauritian waters.

Whale Watching: Encountering whales is an incredible experience - watch these remarkable mammals in the open sea as they swim beside the boat. With some luck, you may also see the whales jump out of the water or splash you with their huge tail, offering unique once-in-a-lifetime memories and picture-perfect moments. So get your camera ready because you will not want to miss a thing about this whole experience.

Refreshment & snorkelling: To make the happiness last longer, as part of this trip you will be able to snorkel near the reefs. You will discover the amazing underwater world where fish and anemones cohabit peacefully. Swim amongst colourful fishes, enjoy the surreal aquatic life which unfolds before you and live in the moment. Onboard you will be provided with refreshments, so whenever you feel a thirst coming up, ask your friendly skipper to throw you a bottle of water or fizzy drink. After your little snorkel activity, you will be taken back to Tamarin, feeling relaxed and still thinking of your whale watching experience.

A little information about Whales in Mauritius

It is possible to find many different types of whales in Mauritius. The most common whales are: Blainville's Beaked Whale, Gray's Beaked Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale, and the Sperm Whale which is the most famous whale in Mauritius.

The Sperm Whale is the largest species of toothed whale, with adults growing to be about 15-18 meters (50-60 feet) long, and weighing about 45-70 tonnes. The body of sperm whales is robustly proportioned, with paddled-shaped flippers. The lower jaw is always relatively small and thin relative to the upper jaw. The Sperm Whale dives to great depths to find food, and it eats squid, fish, and even sharks.


What to bring/wear
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We suggest you to bring the following:

  • Hats

  • Spare clothes

  • Extra sun block cream for sun protection

  • Camera

  • Swimsuits (already on)

  • Towels

  • Snacks/ Lunch Pack


Comments & Notes
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  • Maximum Boat Capacity: 6 pax
  • Note: there is a guarantee of 60% that you will see the whales. In case they are not spotted, there will be no money refund.
  • This trip is done on speed boats, as it is much easier to look for the whales in comparison to catamarans which take much more time to arrive at the whale watching sites.
  • Whale watching depends a lot on weather and sea conditions. If the sea is rough, it will be more difficult to see the whales.
  • Upon request we can arrange your transport from and back to your hotel
  • Snorkelling equipment is available onboard.
  • Children of any age can participate in the trip accompanied by their parent, unless they suffer from sea sickness

Please note that:

  • Participants must arrive at least 15 mins before departure time.
  • All clients must fill in and sign a Disclaimer Form before participating in this activity.
  • This trip is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Clients with limited mobility need to specify their weight.
  • Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants have to wear a life vest at all times.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel any reservation if bad weather prevails, whereby safety of clients would be at stake.

Prices
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Whale Watching - 2.5 Hours  
Price per Adult 65 Euros
Price per Child (ages 5-12) 39 Euros

Important Details to Submit

In order to process your booking, client MUST provide the following details at the comment box during the order process:

  • Name of each participant as per the passports

Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

1Select Attributes

Total Price

2Choose Booking Option

When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

OR

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

Reviews
96% Level of Satisfaction Based on 3 reviews

| reviewed by Lisa Avanzini – Germany | October 12, 2017
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Staff was very nice and respectful to the whales.


| reviewed by Chris Anderson – United Kingdom | September 22, 2017
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| reviewed by samantha amarasinghe – United Kingdom | May 27, 2017
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Efficient and friendly service - would be happy to use again


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