Things to do in Grande Riviere Noire

Our most recommended things to do in Grande Riviere Noire

Black River Swim with Dolphins Speedboat Tour

1. Black River Swim with Dolphins Speedboat Tour

Explore the west coast of Mauritius and the Black River area on a guided speedboat trip from Grande Riviere Noire. Admire views from the water and search for dolphins in their natural environment. Discover the underwater world while swimming and snorkeling. Climb aboard a speedboat and start your tour along the unforgettable west coast of Mauritius. Get a detailed briefing from your skipper before you take off to see wild dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat. Enter the water in groups of 2 at a time to get close with these special marine mammals. Encounter native spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and more in the coastal waters off of the Black River region. Round off your trip with a snorkeling session by the colorful coral reef to see the amazing ecosystem up close and personal.

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

2. Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

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.

Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

3. Mauritius: Full-Day Cruise with BBQ Lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Mauritius: Private Swim with Dolphins

4. Mauritius: Private Swim with Dolphins

Encounter friendly dolphins in their natural habitat on board a private speed boat. With your skippers and guide, enjoy swimming with these fascinating creatures in a safe and respectful way. After cruising for a few minutes, watch as the curious dolphins swim in the ocean around you. Learn about their behavior with a short safety briefing. Then, hop in the water for a swim with the dolphins and enjoy interacting with them in their natural environment. At the end of the excursion, embark on a short snorkeling session at a vibrant coral reef, before returning to land.

Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

5. Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

Explore the crystalline waters off the coast of Mauritius on this exciting speedboat adventure. Swim with dolphins, snorkel along the coral reef and see the majestic humpback whales. After a briefing by the crew, your tour on board a speedboat begins. The skippers will be at your entire disposal during this private boat excursion. After a few moments of cruising, observe the dolphins swimming around the boat. You can even enjoy a swim surrounded by the dolphins. To respect these fascinating marine mammals and their environment, there will be a briefing explaining the approach and swimming rules before the start of the excursion. The dolphin encounter ends with a snorkel on the coral reef. Next, go for a 3-hour whale watching trip. In Mauritius humpback whales can be observed between June and October/November and Sperm whales can be seen the whole year. There is a 60% chance to see the whales. There's no refund in case of no observation. During the trip water and soft drinks are served. The excursion takes place from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

6. Ile Aux Benitiers: Private Full-Day Cruise

Step aboard a luxury catamaran and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from The Morne Anglers Club at 9:15 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in the direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Île aux Benitiers. There is a boat at your disposal to take you to the island: sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.

Mauritius: Overnight Catamaran Cruise along the West Coast

7. Mauritius: Overnight Catamaran Cruise along the West Coast

After boarding and the captain's briefing, you will set sail to enjoy magnificent views of the island. Admire the glorious sunset for which the West coast of Mauritius is known for.  The catamaran will drop anchor for the night in the lagoon of Ile aux Benitiers, with Le Morne Brabant in the backdrop. Dinner will be served and then you will have free time before going to bed.  The following morning a delicious breakfast will be served. It is then entirely up to the guests if they want to go for another sail or stay in the lagoon for the whole day to relax and enjoy the sun, tan on the sun loungers or on the trampolines or go for a snorkel. After a delicious BBQ lunch the vessel will return to the marina.

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What people are saying about Grande Riviere Noire

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 286 reviews

A great experience! We were very lucky to see some humpback whales in addition to many dolphins. Among other things, a mother and her cub, which we were able to observe very well during its numerous jumps. The guides were great. We felt safe the whole time. Although swimming with whales is forbidden in Mauritius, people from other boats have bathed in the sea while watching whales. Our crew expressly warned us about this. The leaping whale calf weighs about a ton and just wants to play... I would like to particularly emphasize the great respect that our crew has shown for both the whales and dolphins. There are many rules to protect animals. For example, care is taken to ensure that very few people are in the sea with the dolphins at the same time. And they don't swim with them when they're sleeping. In our case the dolphins were sleeping, but we didn't care. The happiness of seeing all these animals outshined everything else.

It was a wonderful experience. We saw Dolphins very close to our catamaran. Glad we were not allowed to jump but enjoy the view of the wild dolphins from the boat without disturbing them too much. We also did snorkelling and saw the Crystal Rock and visited the island of Ile Le Benetiers. The crew were very friendly and very helpful. The food was awesome, although it said BBQ, it was very vegetarian and vegan friendly and really tasty. The hospitality was great and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Totally worth it!

Saw four whales a shark and so many dolphins !! an amazing company which respects the laws surrounding whales and marine life unlike other companies on the water. snorkelling was also amazing. overall couldnt recommend enough was a trip of a lifetime !

Rigtig god tur. Guiderne var gode til at informere om turforløbet og vi syntes de tog meget hensyn til delfinerne/hvalerne når de sejlede efter/rundt om dem ift. mange af de andre både, hvor det virkede som om man nærmest jagtede dem og stressede dem.

Fabulous trip! We had a great family day - beautiful sea, LOADS of dolphins, great snorkelling, super food, and plenty of drinks all day! The crew were fabulous - really friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommended!