Whale watching - Humpback whales

Although Humpback whales arrive in our waters as from April through to October, we only organize whale watching trips in August and especially in September, if weather permits. This is the time where the cow Humpback whales give birth to their calves and are calm and stable.

Booking Conditions : We need advance deposit to validate booking. Booking made without advance payment will not be registered and shall not be taken into consideration. 

We are sorry to impose such strict conditions  because of some indelicate people making booking and not showing on the day of departure because they have had too much beer the night before.

We want to make sure that everybody who books and comes to the boat be able to go out.

There shall be no refund for cancellation of less than 48 hours before the trip.

 

Humpback whales migration in Mauritius occurs between April and October.

                         It is then possible to sea mothers and calves on the surface or jumping out of the water.

Whale watching - Sperm whales

Between November 29 and December 07 2014, Blue Water Diving Center collaborated with  Marine Megafauna Conservation Organisation (MMCO) and its partners to the tagging of sperm whales off the West coast of Mauritius in order to study this population of resident sperm whales.

Follow the sperm whales by clicking on the following link: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1060


Voeux MMCO 2015

A population of female Sperm whales is resident off the South and West coast of Mauritius

The best months to observe them are February through April although it is possible to see them all year around if the weather conditions are good.

In November the sea is calm but the big males are here for mating and therefore the sperm whales are very mobile and cover large distance during the day.

The big males stay in Mauritius usually until March; the calves are born the next year (16 months gestation time)

 

Regulation on Whale Watching

As of November 1st 2012, the Whale and Dolphin Act has been implemented to regulate the observations and interactions with the Cetaceans (whales and dolphins):

  • The observation of the Cetaceans must be respectful to the animals in order NOT to stress or hurt them

  • The approach must be done at slow speed, on the side and at a distance between 50 and 300 meters

  • Water entry is NOT permitted except for scientific studies, education or media goals with the authorisations of the Authorities. Only specialised NGO can obtain these authorisations

  • All interactions with the Cetaceans must stop at noon (12h00)

  • Some lucky participants can join the surveys organised by the NGO M2CO and observe those beautiful creatures in their natural environment. The non-volunteers participants pay a contribution to the costs and accept to give their images right (photo & video) to the organisation.

  • During the authorised water entries, the maximum number of persons in the water must not exceed 3.

  • The number of persons on a boat is controlled and depends on the size of the boat

 

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