Nature Discovery Guided Tour: Dolphins, Tortoises, Crocodiles and the Wild South


Roll out of bed and enjoy convenient early morning pickup at your hotel in the morning. Transfer to the seaside, where you'll board a boat bound for the dolphin habitat. Please note, this portion of the tour is with other participants. Watch the scenery drift by on the way, then get an orientation from the skipper on what to expect from dolphins. Learn how to behave in the water as not to disturb the dolphins in their natural environment. Spend the next few hours swimming around the dolphins and viewing them from the deck of the boat. If time allows, continue to a nearby popular snorkeling spot called The Aquarium.  Back on land, you are back on your own with your guide as you head to Macondé, arguably the island's best viewpoint. Take in the sights and snap photos before heading to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, home to 1,000 giant tortoises and 2,000 Nile crocodiles. Peruse the more than 23,000 species of insects in the insectarium.  In the wild south of Mauritius, take the in the rugged scenery and the powerful waves at Gris Gris, where you can see the rock formation known as the La Roche Que Pleure. The tour concludes back at your hotel.

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Note: This tour is private, except for the swimming with wild dolphins portion. The Nature Discovery Tour is a full-day excursion, including hotel pickup and dropoff in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver: • Experience swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment and snorkelling near the coral reef in the morning • Visit the stunning and picturesque viewpoint of Macondé, which is one of the most photographed sceneries of Mauritius • Discover beautiful flora and impressive fauna, including Nile Crocodiles and giant tortoises, at La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes nature reserve • Admire the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris.

What’s included?

  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea

  • Snorkeling near the coral reef (snorkeling gear provided)

  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver

  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach

  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel

  • Waiting time

  • Parking Fees

  • Entrance fees to La Vanille are Rs. 500 (10 Euros) per person

  • Lunch or snacks

  • Entry/Admission - La Vanille Nature Park

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Clients should bring their own mask, if possible. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Bonjour Mauritius Day Tours & Excursions

About operator:

Bonjour Mauritius has a selection of tours and excursions covering the entire island. Choose from the classics, like our North, South or Southwest Mauritius tours, or our unique Dolphins & Volcanic Wonders or Nature Discovery tours. Our Mauritius tours include private transportation in an air-conditioned taxi or minibus, with a licensed driver. Explore Mauritius with Bonjour Mauritius!

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