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Grande Riviere Noire

Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Water activities
  • Multi-day trips

Our most recommended Grande Riviere Noire Cruises & Boat Tours

Black River: Dolphin Swim and Whale Watching by Speedboat

1. 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: Private Swim with Dolphins

2. 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.

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. 

Private Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching

4. 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

5. 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.

From Grande Riviere Noire: Ocean Sunset Cruise

6. From Grande Riviere Noire: Ocean Sunset Cruise

Watch the Mauritian sun as it sets over the ocean off the coast of Mauritius. Take a sailing trip along the island’s west coast to soak in the magnificent views. Choose from a private or a group 2-hour cruise. Or select the private 6-hour option, including a delicious BBQ dinner served on board. Meet on the pier at Black River Bay, then boat set sail for a peaceful and relaxing evening. As the catamaran glides over the tranquil water, sip on Mauritian cocktail made with local rum and enjoy some snacks. Sit on deck in the warm evening light and take photographs of the setting sun. End your tour back at the pier. 

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What people are saying about Grande Riviere Noire

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 101 reviews

You will be well received and assigned to one of the boats. All boats make a good impression and the skippers are nice. You have to wear a life jacket all the time, but this is in no way a hindrance when swimming with dolphins, it is more practical because you can stay more relaxed in the water. We saw several sperm whales directly and then we swam with dolphins, it is highly recommended. It has to be said that the skippers are very careful not to drive too close to the animals, but rather to wait until the dolphins swim to the boat.

A great experience!! We saw lots of dolphins and swam with them. The guide only ever went into the water with 2 people to ensure the safety of the swimmers. However, care has always been taken to ensure that everyone can see the dolphins in the water. The election observation was also great. We were able to observe 7 sperm whales in the immediate vicinity. All in all a well organized and unforgettable day!

Everything was super organized, nice, friendly and helpful team. The animals are not hunted but treated with respect. We saw quite a few whales and dolphins. Can only recommend the tour. Always my pleasure.

We had a perfect trip with a nice team and all the "sights" the coast has to offer. Great attention was paid to the necessary distances and the welfare of the animals. Just a great experience!

I can only recommend. An unforgettable result. Fits.