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Address: Riviere Noire, Island Sports Club, Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
Phone Number: +230 5422 9281
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Great day with Dolphins and whales

It was a great experience. We searched for the whales for long time and another boat called our captain (Micheal, I hope I remember correct). He did his best to take us to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ozlemonol
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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience. We searched for the whales for long time and another boat called our captain (Micheal, I hope I remember correct). He did his best to take us to the whales before they are gone. It was magnificant to hear their breathing so close by. He and his budy was great to catch the dolphins but... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ambition achieved as I got to swim with wild dolphins. This is not a show and there is always a risk that the dolphins won't show (the are wild!) but we were lucky. Fantastic and the guides couldn't do enough for us.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our trip for a bit later in the day rather than early morning, there were told that the would be less boats so was more "intimate" than the early morning session. From reading the other reviews on here I guess that's true. Overall we thought it was a well organised activity and a memory that we will always... More 

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have always dreamt of swimming with dolphins and did not want to do so with those who aren't wild as I would feel as though I was taking advantage of their captivity. I now wonder whether a better regulated swim in captivity would be kinder than this. Dolswim's 2 young men on the boat were fun but also responsible... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Best day ever deep sea fishing caught loads of fish just five of us on the boat great crew, they knew exactly what the were doing kept us informed safe and yes we caught fish. Then went snorkelling had a BBQ which the food and drink was very good, got to shore a little tipsy I might add. Great value... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Although this was an absolute dream, I personally feel that it was a bit over-priced considering the experience as a whole.

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Thank Nico V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was really looking forward to the prospect of watching Dolphins and Whales in Mauritius , unfortunately we didnt see Whales but thats nature for you. We did however see hundreds of wild dolphins. Im a diver and im keen to observe the wonders of nature but i was alarmed at the practice and approach of other companies to interact... More 

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Thank Jarvis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

These guys were amazing! They were very knowledgable on the local area and very respectful to the natural environment (unlike some of the other companies) in the way they approached and left areas with the dolphins and coral reefs. We saw lots of dolphins and they helped us swim with them and track them. After we headed to a small... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were probably hoping for a slightly more tranquil experience dolphin spotting, but there are quite a lot of operators offering the same activity so there were probably around 30-40 boats all circling around dolphin spotting and it ended up feeling slightly more like dolphin chasing. Apparently the first trip of the day, early morning, is quieter. Still, we enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the best days you can book on the island of Mauritius. Nothing could be done better. They can't guarantee you will see whales and dolphins but we were very lucky and saw both, as well as lots of other sea life while snorkelling. When we return to the island we will be booking again.

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