Swimming with Dolphins in Mozambique - Ponta do Ouro

Swimming with Dolphins in Mozambique is located in Ponta do Ouro. Find out more about Ponta do Ouro here.

To ensure our motto for the love of dolphins is incorporated into everything we do.

To create a sustainable world for marine mammals through education, research and conservation.

To operate in integrity and strive towards creating a safe environment in which inter-species relationships can be explored.

To facilitate a dolphin swim program that is profoundly educational and beneficial to being human.

A number of swim programs are available for families, individuals, the holistically minded and researchers. Special needs tours can be arranged on request catering for the physically and mentally challenged. All programs are based on our Dolphin Eco-Tour and include the below.

Snorkelling workshops and safety briefing

This prepares you for in water encounters, ensuring confidence and grace while swimming with the dolphins. A comprehensive boat briefing ensures guests know what to expect on board Avalon, our dedicated dolphin boat!

Dolphin Etiquette and Ecology Workshop

Understanding wild dolphin behaviour ensures guests are prepared for the unexpected. A specially developed code of conduct ensures one understands how to behave during the many different behaviours they could encounter whilst swimming with wild dolphins.

 Respect for the dolphins is a priority.

Dolphin Program Presentations

Exploring Dolphins includes presentations and audio visual displays that are interesting and informative. Viewing of past Dolphin Diaries takes you on a journey of awe into the dolphins watery realm.

DCA Gift Pack

Includes a booklet and other goodies. Dolphin Encountours supports dolphincare.org, whereby income generated goes towards research and conservation in Southern Mozambique.


Swim Facilitation + Floatation Devises

Leave your worries & the chaotic energy of the city behind as you remove your shoes and walk on the soft beach sand. This unique style eco-village is situated right on the beach and it is here that one will drift off into peaceful slumber with dolphin experiences guiding you into dream-time with the gentle ocean rhythm lulling you to sleep.

Magical and quaint there is direct access to the beach where early mornings are spent watching magnificent golden sunrises and searching for dolphins while sussing out the waves, wind and water conditions.

Rustically constructed out of reed and wood, wind-chimes and hammocks adorn this little island style paradise that has been decorated with a splash of trendy hipness encompassing all that is dolphin! A wonder for kids, taking them into a space of nature, Robinson Crusoe  style...no TVs, no play station or computer games. Just the beach, the dolphins and you. Stylish ablution facilities are within, have hot water showers and are serviced regularly. Casitas come with linen and mosquito nets, wood casitas with the addition of plug points and fans.

Meals are served at the camp, either on the beach or in the main area and are prepared fresh by our resident chefs Roxy, Tina and Olinda. Vegetarians are catered for and sustainable sea food initiatives are followed. A small Trust Bar is on site for your convenience, selling local cool drinks, water and beer. Please bring along spirits and fancy potions!

Ideally placed, the Dolphin Beachcamp is a perfect event venue, catering from holistic dolphin retreats to sport events as well as island style dolphin weddings and school functions.

The Dolphin Research Center is on site and houses an impressive number of interesting and informative dolphin and marine related books, scientific publications and visual productions that have been collected and donated over the years.

From: R310 p/p

A number of eco-activities are available in and around Ponta. When the wind blows or the surfs up visit Moya Kite/Surf.

On site instructors offer lessons in both kite boarding and surfing,

with gear hire and purchase available. Moya stocks clothing as well

as a number of dolphin and seaside goodies.

Southern Mozambique is famous for its pristine coral reefs and

scuba diving is a must for those qualified, please bring along a valid

sea card. Dives range from the shallowness of Crche at some 12 meters to deep shark dives at Pinnacles 35 meters. A number of concessions operate in the area and both gear hire and dive courses are available.

Therapy sessions offer various therapies, full body aromatherapy massage, back and neck as well as reflexology.    

Kite Boarding, 2 hour lessons are available on site when the on shore is blowing. One generally needs 3 lessons to get up and riding. Gear included R375 p/lesson

Kite Boarding gear hire per set per day R450 Surfing: hour lessons including board

Hire R250. Surf and Body-board hire per day R50-R100

Scuba Diving per dive no gear From R300 Ocean Journey - Snorkelling Trip - 3

lower bays of southern Mozambique by boat with dolphin/whale viewing -

No dolphin swimming guarantee.

R300 Adult / R250 u12s

Therapy Sessions R130-R300

Please bring CASH for additional activities. There are limited Credit card facilities in the area. Most establishments accept SA Rands and Mozambique Meticais






  • Breakfast Included
  • Lunch Included
  • Supper Included

3 Nigh Bed and Brunch /3 Launch/2 Dinner /Return Transfer 9 or 11am R3850
R3080 U 12
4 Night Bed and Brunch /4 Launch/3 Dinner/Return Transfer 9 or 11am
R4200 R3360 U12