Early in the morning, rendezvous in Black River to board one of the boats offering a trip that you are not going to forget any time soon. The skippers communicate across boats to locate the dolphins. Once spotted, we slowly approach them. Equipped with mask, snorkel and fins, you can even venture into the water to observe them in their natural environment. Admire spinner dolphins and other whistlers, mothers looking out for their calves and males hunting jacks. An overwhelming and exciting moment where one gets to share their space.
An aquatic encounter in Mauritius
From July to October, humpback whales and other sperm whales can be observed offshore. Their powerful breaths make it easier to spot them from a distance. As they trail along a migratory route to our warmer waters to give birth, you may be lucky enough to observe a calf, closely followed by its mother. You can only watch from the boat but it remains a mesmerising sight. A huge caudal fin lifted one last time towards the sky, a farewell sign, and the whales dive and disappear beyond the horizon.