Mauritius is listed among the best countries where you can watch the dolphins in a serene atmosphere. On the west coast you’ll have the chance to watch dolphin pirouetting in the water. The skippers will take you to the right place where they can be seen. They can often be seen in the morning and in the late afternoons. The Tamarin Bay, Le Morne and Flic en Flac are the most popular spots where you can encounter with those magnificent animals. Get the chance to experience a wild dolphin in these beautiful waters of Mauritius.
You will be amazed to discover these magnificent marine mammals in their natural aquatic habitat. The dolphin watch has become the most popular form of ecotourism in Mauritius and we feel totally concerned by this This is how by respecting them and their habits that skippers come to meet them not by interfering on their trajectory. You will surely be amazed and have fun during this educational tour.
Types of Dolphins in Mauritius
Dolphins lived in pods of around 20 individuals or more and can be observed swimming casually from Tamarin, on the west coast of Mauritius, on their way to the deep sea off the coast of le Morne peninsula, early in the morning. Dolphins enjoy socializing and playing. They have been seen playing with small objects and with other dolphins. They play with seaweed or with other members of the pod. Sometimes, they will tease other living creatures in the water.
The Dolphins, the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin, have made of the West Coast of Mauritius a place for them to rest and sleep before going to the deep sea for their fishing. The Bottlenose Dolphin is one of the most common and well-known dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are grey in color and can be between 2 and 4 meters (6.6 and 13 ft) long, and weigh between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups called pods that typically number about 15 dolphins, but group size varies from solitary bottlenose dolphins up to groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 animals. Their diet consists mainly of small fish.
The Spinner Dolphin is dark gray, with darker patches in the tail stock, back and throat. Usually it has creamy-white patch on the belly though this varies considerably. The beak is distinctively long and thin, with a dark tip. The fins too are lengthy for dolphins of this size. Adults have varied in size from 129 cm to 235 cm and weight from 23 kg to 78 kg. The gestation period is 10 months. Individuals reach maturity at 4-7 years (females) and 7-10 years (males). Longevity is unknown. Spinners congregate in groups that vary from just a few dolphins to great schools numbering in the thousands.
These dolphin trips can also be combined with a delicious lunch on ile aux benitiers island and a swim in the turquoise lagoons with the possibility to discover some other amazing marine animals while doing some snorkelling.
So make the best of your holiday and don't miss out this exceptional opportunity in the paradise island of Mauritius.
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