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La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins

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Bois Des Billes Avenue, Black River, Flic En Flac, Mauritius 90618
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We did just that was great.also went on day trip with catamaran was awesome food was excellent... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Annie En Frans L
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I had mixed feelings about this before booking a trip and I still have mixed feelings now. The... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Selina_J_W
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Dolphin swimming can be done all year round between 7h00 till 8h30. It is, for the nature lovers, the most existing experience on the island. Early morning the dolphins will be seen playing in the Black River or Tamarin bay till around 10h30, they will then swim along the reef to the open sea where they will work as a team to harvest fish schools. Both the spinner and bottlenose dolphins can be observed.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bois Des Billes Avenue, Black River, Flic En Flac, Mauritius 90618
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We did just that was great.also went on day trip with catamaran was awesome food was excellent staff just as great.was a day to remember always.

Thank Annie En Frans L
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jphcharters2014, Owner at La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mrs Annis, We appreciate your positive comment and rating and thank you for using our services. i hope we will be able to welcome you on board again soon. Kind regards, Pascal Henry

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I had mixed feelings about this before booking a trip and I still have mixed feelings now. The feeling of being in the water with the dolphins is indescribable and such an experience but there are so many boats crowding round them that you do...More

1  Thank Selina_J_W
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jphcharters2014, Owner at La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, I understand your feelings and it is a fact that there are too many boats at the same time and the same spot. swimming with the wild dolphin in their natural environment such such an amazing activity that everyone want to make it...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I read alot of reviews and had mixed thoughts on doing this tour, we did do this day trip and I did feel these poor dolphins are being harrassed by humans. The day we went out there were only about 15 boats near the dolphins...More

Thank Pam M
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jphcharters2014, Owner at La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Mrs Pam, Thank you giving your thoughts on the cruise. It is a fact that there are lots of boats chasing the dolphins but please keep in mind that in the event dolphins want to get away it will only take them a few...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you like to go on stinky motorboats and surround together with 30 up to 40 other boats a school of dolphins, few of them with babies you are right there. If you enjoy jumping like a group of fanatics into the water (or onto...More

3  Thank wgilhofer
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This was amazing experience but you have to lucky enough to see as many as dolphins If you go in early morning you can see many.

1  Thank NishantRaj14
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We were picked up from our hotel at 6.50 am. "Full day Dolphin Cruise ile aux Benitiers " tour was by far the best tour we took. What an experience to swim with the dolphines in turquise waters. We could have stayed and swim all...More

1  Thank Nilgun13
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I stayed for 2 weeks on this amazing place. We had a half board and it was a great choice as during the day we went to explore different places and had lunches there. The hotel has the best buffet ever with a plenty of...More

1  Thank MilaJo11
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Its truly breath taking. The dolphins appear out of no where then the speed boats rush to where they are and you jump in and snorkel right beside them.

1  Thank Tiisetso T
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

A friend said, I would rather swim in a contained environment, at leas that way you get to touch them. In my opinion, that may have been the only drawback (if you consider that a realistic drawback). First contact Fred. He is professional, prompt, reasonable,...More

3  Thank Battuta_v2
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience with dolphins. Nice way to start a morning. You will see lots of dolphins swimming and it give pleasure to eyes. Good for photography.

Thank Ashish J
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Frances G
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Response from jphcharters2014 | Property representative |
You can contact us on pascal@jph.mu
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Response from Ashish J | Reviewed this property |
there is no age requirement we went with a child
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