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Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

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Take a trip to Tamarin Bay, an attractive stretch of coastline with plenty to do on land and in the water. Enjoy a boat ride out into the bay to spot dolphins, and dip into the water to swim with the friendly creatures: the guides know the area well and take you straight to the animals. Popular with surfers, the area enjoys some of the best waves around. Otherwise, you can simply lie on the sandy beach, watching all the activity while enjoying a snack from the beachfront food stalls. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tamarin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • During our tour booked directly with our hotel, we were able to swim with the dolphins. Departure from the hotel at 6: 00 for arrival in Tamarin at 7:45 for the boat. In this one, we were 10 people. A few kilometers from the beach of boarding, we joined other boats (6/8) for the dolphins. The first stop is not conclusive, we went further and surprise we could see who swam to the surface. We again move in order to be in their path and can dive to see under water. You have to be very fast because they move very fast. I found afloat there was 7/8 dolphins, but underwater they were at least forty. It was a magical experience. After 4/5 dives, we were taken to an area of coral where we could see a few fish, nothing transcendent but relaxing. From other reviews, you will see this tour mind dolphins but it would seem that these cetaceans are fleeing this area when they feel the need.
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  • This beach was a short walk from where we were staying. The best time to go there (for me) was just before sunset...the sky is transformed into the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.  more »
  • We booked the tour swimming with dolphins with Kissen. Disappointed by Kissen yet recommended in guides... Departure at 6: 00 and here surprise loading the ships! It was approx 10 in ours. It looks like a factory there were 6-8 boats, shame. Arrived on the scene there were approx 10 boats. No information was gave us about behavior to have toward dolphins, simply the "Go go go" to take the plunge and hope to see them... The boats follow them, some (fortunately not ours) of very close to please tourists. Then snorkeling, very disappointing, the coral is ruined and few fish. Cap on Crystal Rock where we stop, no information yet... Island to the holy water and dine on the... Beach, corner nice but honestly without interest. Back at 12:45 (normally 2 pm). Dear summary paid and not top, really disappointed by Kissen. A choice we refer only the excursion of the dolphins and with another agency.
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