Whales Watching Mauritius

Whales Watching Mauritius


Our Mauritius whales watching cruises are one of the most popular activities in Mauritius, providing an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe Humpback or Sperm Whales up close.

Whales are most active in Mauritius between July and November, however they can be observed year round. Whale watching in Mauritius is done on the open waters, outside of the lagoon. You can also combine your Mauritius Whale Watching Excursion with a Wild Dolphin Swim for a truly unforgettable day.

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Whale watching in Mauritius takes place in the open oceans outside of the lagoon, as opposed to swimming with wild dolphins. As a result, larger, more powerful boats are deployed, and sea conditions become more important. Because whale watching takes place on the open sea outside of the lagoon, it is not suitable for pregnant women or children under the age of five.

The briefing will cover topics such as

  • The kinds of whales you’ll see
  • The habits of whales
  • A code of conduct to follow to exit successfully
  • Boat safety precautions

The observation of whales is an enriching, educational, therapeutic, and sensational experience for everyone!

A little information about Mauritius Whales Watching


Mauritius is home to a diverse range of whale species. The most well-known whales in Mauritius include:
The Blainville’s Beaked WhaleGray’s Beaked WhaleDwarf Sperm Whale, and Sperm Whale. These are the most well-known whales in Mauritius.

Whale Watching season in Mauritius:

Whales can be spotted throughout the day, with a 60% to 70% probability of sighting one on any given day. For many, viewing these magnificent sculptures in the wild is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

There is always a chance to view whales in Mauritius if the weather is good. Sperm whales are visible all year and are known to congregate in warm seas.
So what is the Whale season in Mauritius? The best time of year is from July to November.

Some information on Mauritius’ whales

The temperate environment makes it a perfect habitat for a variety of whale species. Mauritius has three different varieties of whales. The sperm, pilot, and humpback whales, in particular. Whales migrate south to mate and return to the Antarctic Ocean in the winter.


Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are among the world’s largest whales. Its adults can weigh up to 35 tons and have a length of up to 15 meters. That’s roughly equal to a 62-seater school bus. They have a black back with white on the underside in various shades.

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Sperm Whales

Sperm whales are significantly larger than humpback whales. It’s capable of weighing up to 60 tons and stretching up to 18 meters in length. Their heads are block-shaped, and they are dark grey in hue. Throughout the year, sperm whales can be seen in the Mauritius seas.

Pilot Whales

Pilot Whales

Pilot whales are the smartest whales, capable of forming strong friendships. Members of a social group might stick together and defend one another. Pilot whales have wide, rounded heads and are brown or black in color. They are smaller than the preceding two, reaching a length of 7 meters.

Dolphin Swimming and Whale Watching

Activity Location: West Coast of Mauritius
Duration: 5.5 Hours (7am – 12:30pm)
Highlights (Detailed Description Below):

  • From 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., take a 5.5-hour expedition off Mauritius’ west coast.
  • Spend the morning swimming and observing wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
  • While snorkelling at a popular dive site, discover gorgeous coral and tropical fish.
  • Spend the afternoon in the open waters looking for Humpback and/or Sperm whales.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

What’s Included?

  • A 2.5-hour encounter in the open water with wild dolphins
  • Snorkelling at a popular diving location
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • A 2.5-hour open-sea whale-watching excursion.
  • (Optional) private transportation
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Professional skipper

What to Bring:

  • A towel and sun cream
  • Swimsuits (already put on)
  • Optional food


Private swimming with wild dolphins & whale watching (maximum 6 people). €575.00.

Location of activity: West Coast of Mauritius.
Duration: 5.5 hours (7 – 12:30 p.m.).
Highlights (detailed description below):

  • Enjoy a 5.5-hour PRIVATE excursion off the west coast of Mauritius, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Spend the morning watching and swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment
  • Spend the afternoon discovering Humpback and/or Sperm whales in the open seas

A once-in-a-lifetime experience

What’s included?

  • A 2.5-hour private encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkelling at a popular diving location
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • A 2.5-hour private whale-watching excursion in the open sea
  • (Optional) private transportation
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Professional skippers

To Bring:

  • Sun cream and a towel
  • Swimsuits (already put on)
  • Food (optional)

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