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Address: Riviere Noire, Island Sports Club, Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
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Swimming with Dolphins and Snorkeling with a fun and friendly crew

Staying in the North of Mauritius we had to get up early to be there at 7, but it was worth the trip. The crew was friendly and guided us well to swim with the dolphins. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
Dan M
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Wattwil, Switzerland

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Wattwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Staying in the North of Mauritius we had to get up early to be there at 7, but it was worth the trip. The crew was friendly and guided us well to swim with the dolphins. The snorkeling later on was more peaceful but also great after the somewhat crowded dolphin area.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We took the dolphin swimming tour with DolSwim at 07.00 am. The trip started off with breakfast at the hut, good croissants and coffee. Then we went on the speed boat. The skippers Kevin and Fabrice were amazing and very informative. We had the impression that they were very conscious of the environment and their main concern was how to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a combined big game fishing and snorkelling day and we're not disappointed! Kevin and Fabrice (our crew for the day) did everything they could to get us onto the fish however none of the boats caught anything today. That's just the way fishing goes, otherwise it would be called catching! One black marlin did have a go at... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Booked the dolphin swim Tour. Day started at 0700 with a nice little breakfast. Great croissants! Straight to the dolphin, which they found quickly. Very calm and controlled Tour, compared to some of the other boats. 2 persons at a time, swimming with one of the guides. Got really close twice, nice. Short stop on the way back for snorkling.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I recently went with Dolswim as part of an excursion on holiday. On arrival there was coffee available while you changed and then we were taken out on a power boat to where the dolphins were that day. The two lads who took us out were very knowledgeable about dolphins and gave us a quick safety brief once we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why there are such negative reviews. We arrived early (which you are supposed to do as it is the best time to see the dolphins). Breakfast was all laid out - tea,coffee,orange juice and croissants. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. We had a group of 14 of us including children and a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Booked through Solis. An eco friendly excurshion with dolphins. Whales and tortoises. Well nothing eco friendly about this trip as there is oil in the water where they launch the boats. No whales or tortoises but a dolphin chase by boats and swimmers. 15 to 20 boats at one time chasing. We were not offered water on the boat although... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We signed up for a dolphin swimming experience. This had been a lifelong dream for me. We had to rent a car to get to the other side of the island, so this was n huge day for us. I knew something was off when we got to reception and they charged other tourists almost double than what we had... More 

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Dolswim, Owner at Dolswim, responded to this review

Hi, i do understand your frustration, but there was really an alert on that day concerning the sharks in the tamarin bay and unfortunately on that day the dolphins were only in the tamarin bay please follow the link: http://inside.news/2016/12/21/des-requins-apercus-a-tamarin/ we were not prepared to risk the security of our clients on that day and did not allow the swim... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Went out to sea after the crew was late and we had to stand in the sun and whate .We were then called to the boat and away we went.We then got to deep water. The crew gave a bit of info on the dolphins and then I asked why are you allowed to swim with the dolphins .Because we... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were sold this excursion as a marine safari but what we got was nothing of the sort. We arrived on time at the offices and we're told there is water on the table for us and that's it, no more information. The staff were late and unfriendly. After being given life jackets we were led to the water to... More 

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