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La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins

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Flic En Flac, Mauritius
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About La Pirogue - Swim with the Dolphins
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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Pankaj K wrote a review Feb 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain100 contributions33 helpful votes
Great visit to watch the dolphins swimby. Tried to swim with the dolphins but the only problem is that when you are told to jump in the sea by the time you do that the dolphins would have gone and you won't get to see them. Water is not very clear at the stage where you get to see the dolphins on the speedboat! Bring your own food because you are not served breakfast and lunch is late until you reach another island. The only thing provided to you after repeatedly asking for food would be a small slice of bread. The speedboat wouldn't leave on time even after being told to come at 8 in the morning the boat left an hour later. Big problem for vegetarians because all food served would be non vegetarian. Please be informed prior to avoid problems later
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Terryw wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa115 contributions7 helpful votes
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We arranged an excursion through Mauritius Attractions and met the boat crew (Robbie and Michael) on the West Coast near Tamarin. These guys know their stuff. A +-25 minute boat ride to where the spinner dolphins were on the day and we all had a chance to don a mask and snorkel and dive into the sea to swim with the Dolphins in their natural surroundings. Just awesome 😎. On the way back to the shore, Robbie took us closer to the shore past the reef where they dropped anchor and we were able to snorkel for about 15 minutes on the coral reefs. Absolutely brilliant and as a diver, I had a blast eyeing the reef fish 🐟 that were present. A trip that is worth every penny and I encourage everyone considering this excursion to “Just do it”. Thanks Mauritius attractions, Robbie and Michael.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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wormiq wrote a review Oct 2019
Wroclaw, Poland102 contributions62 helpful votes
I had the chance to swim somehow along with dolphins, but it is not so easy and as there are many boats you need to be very cautious about your safety. Think twice before going for this trip.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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rainbow16 wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada133 contributions35 helpful votes
Do NOT swim with any of the places advertising swimming with the dolphins. Yes you will see them along with a couple of hundred people. The day I went out, there were at least twenty small boats, carrying an average of 10 people. The boats surrounded the dolphins and everyone dove into the water to see them. As the dolphins tried to get away the boats followed and basically rounded them up so more tourists could dive in and “swim with the dolphins”. As this activity is done everyday, you can imagine the stress the dolphins are under. Currently there are NO regulations protecting the dolphins. The snorkelling also done on this trip is similar to what you can see on the main beach in Flic en Flac. There need to be alternative job opportunities for the local people.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Frank R wrote a review Sep 2019
Athens, Greece1 contribution
A wonderful trip, once time in life experience. I recommend it, worth it! We've got a geat time there.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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