Mauritius: Catamaran Cruise in the West with Dolphin watching, Snorkeling & BBQ Lunch – Shared

Shared Full day Catamaran DAY CRUISE: (in the West) : 09h00 – 15h30

Dolphin watching, Snorkeling, BBQ lunch and Drinks

  • Boat capacity between  14 and 23  depending on the Catamaran

The West Coast Catamaran cruise is an enjoyable day filled with relaxation and fun. Cruise along and discover the beautiful scenery of one of the most beautiful but least populated touristic areas of Mauritius.

Your trip starts from Black River Bay where we sail along the coastline to Tamarin Bay, this is where the Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins can be found. After observing these aquatic specialists playing in their backyard we head beyond the reef of La Preneuse for some snorkelling in crystal clear water where you can explore the coral reef and see many species of tropical fish swimming by.

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite we set sail towards the coves and stunning lagoon of Le Morne, where it will be time to relax and enjoy a mouth-watering seafood barbecue, on board the Madiana, in total comfort next to Benitier Island. Once you have digested lunch there will be time to explore the Island before returning to the mainland.


What’s Included:

Starting 09:00
Returning 15:30
7 hour Shared Catamaran Cruise
Snorkelling outside the reef
Short visit of Benitier Island
All snorkeling equipment provided
Dolphin watching
Benitier Island

BBQ lunch : Prawns, fish skewers, chicken, sausages, coleslaw salad, parsley rice
Desert: tropical fruit platter
Drinks: beer, local rum, soft drinks, fruit juice, white and rosé wine


What’s Not Included:

Transportation to and from the meeting point but it can be arranged as a supplement


What to Bring:

Small (Soft) bags
Sand shoes
Sun screen
Beach towel


Additional Info:

Two kinds of dolphins can be observed in Mauritian waters: the Spinner and the Bottlenose. They do not like to socialize with each other therefore you will never see them together: If the Spinners are around and the Bottlenose dolphins arrive, the Spinners will leave the bay, heading to the open sea.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common species and is known all over the world. It is also the biggest amongst the different species of dolphins with a weight of up to 650 kg and a length of up to 12 feet! They are famous for their intelligence, very gentle and willing to approach humans.
In Mauritius, they live in groups of between 2 to 15 members and can be observed early in the morning until 11:30 a.m. Sometimes, with a bit of luck, you may see them in the afternoon, swimming in the crystal clear lagoon, in depths of 1.5 meters.
The Spinners are the most playful and active of the dolphins and live in large groups of up to 100 members. They are much smaller than their cousins, the Bottlenose, who only grow up to 80 kg and 8 feet. They are famous for being very active, especially in the morning as this is their time to train the calves which are generally about 1 foot long and weigh no more than 3 kg.


Starting Address:

L’Estuaire, La Balise Marina, Black River