Dolphin Excursion in the Bay of Saint-Gilles in Reunion Island

Organized by Excelsus
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Spoken languages: English, French
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Come and meet dolphins and other cetaceans living in the Indian Ocean during a boat trip from Saint-Gilles in Reunion Island!

The Excelsus team invites you to join them at the port of Saint-Gilles on Reunion Island to go out to sea and meet the dolphins and other cetaceans that can be seen in the area! Once aboard their boat, which welcomes a small group of people, you will leave for the Bay of Saint-Paul at low speed so as not to impact the animals with the noise of the engine and to allow a better visual search. Keep your eyes open not only to enjoy the coastal scenery of Reunion Island, but also to spot any marine animals in the area!

When you are lucky enough to see dolphins or whales, a surface observation phase will be necessary to study their behavior, as well as the feasibility of getting into the water while respecting the charter for approaching cetaceans in Reunion Island and the animal welfare. If it is possible to get into the water, it will be time to put on your palms, mask and snorkel to live a waking dream and swim with dolphins or whales!

At the end of this snorkeling session, you will get back on the boat to return to the port of Saint-Gilles. During the trip, which will be close to the coast of Reunion Island, you may have the opportunity to see sea turtles, while enjoying a beautiful view of the beaches of Saint-Gilles, its lagoon and the mountains of the center of the island in the background.

Swimming with dolphins in Reunion Island is an experience not to be missed if you know how to swim and are comfortable in the deep blue, so don't wait any longer to book this excursion from Saint-Gilles!

Course of events

Dolphin excursion lasting 4 hours:

- Meeting with the instructor on the parking lot of the restaurant Sauvage, then a short walk to the boat at the port of Saint-Gilles

- Slow speed navigation with briefing during the first 10 minutes (briefing at the dock if the sea is rough)

- Once the animals are found, observation phase from the boat

- If possible, snorkeling session of 15 minutes if other boats are waiting, otherwise 45 minutes if you are the only ones

- Return to the port of Saint-Gilles with debriefing during the navigation and hot tea

Activity requirements

Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity, as well as have already had a snorkeling experience.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Not recommended for pregnant women.

A minimum number of 6 participants is required for this activity to take place.

⚠️ No delay will be accepted for organizational reasons.

Special terms

The 10.30 a.m. slot will only be open if the 8.30 a.m. slot is full.

Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity.

This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.

  • All the snorkeling equipment: palms, mask and snorkel
  • Tea at the end of the excursion
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
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Meeting point
Port of Saint-Leu, on the quayside in front of the Post Office, Saint-Leu, 97436, Reunion Island Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


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