DOLPHIN RETREAT

8 PEEPS MINIMUM

Dolphin Retreats are best mid week in low season and include a 6 night stay in Ponta do Ouro and 5 boat excursions (may be combined for longer sea-time depending on group). It is an extended stay intended to harness best weather days for our sea travel where we will be spending time in search of and observing our local dolphins of ponta. Retreats are about submerging ourselves in everything dolphin and this includes maximising our time at sea and submerging ourselves in their element.

 

Retreats are intended to be a fun, relaxed, wellness experience that can be adjusted to suit your needs depending on your requirements.


Below is an itinerary outline based on a group of 8! Please note that times and itinerary will change due to working with the elements. This is out of our hands and flexibility is required.

DAY ONE

  • Group Transfer from Maputo International airport to Lodge in Ponta do Ouro ±2hrs.

  • Arrive and settle in at accommodation.

  • 15:00 Meet and greet; gear allocation and dolphin snorkel course with practical session. This prepares you for your time in the open ocean; familiarise yourself with gear and learn how to observe and engage with marine mammals in a calm and respectful way. After a quick shower and change we meet back for an introduction to our resident dolphins, behaviour in the wild and the DolphinCare Code of Conduct.

  • 18:30 Dinner at Lodge


DAY TWO

  • 05:00 Meet to welcome in the sunrise, coffee and snack up (rusks and muffins/breads supplied pre-trip) and embark on our first sea journey in seek of our finned friends.

  • 08:00 Breakfast at lodge 

  • 11:00 Second sea journey

  • 14:00 Lunch in the village and free time to visit the beach or explore the village.

  • 18:30 Dinner at Sapphire Sands


DAY THREE

  • 05:00 Meet to welcome in the sunrise, coffee and snack up (rusks and muffins/breads supplied pre-trip) and embark on our third sea journey in seek of our finned friends.

  • 08:00 Breakfast at lodge 

  • 11:00 Fourth sea journey

  • 13:30 Lunch in the village and free time to visit the beach or explore the village.

  • 18:30 Dinner at Love Cafe


DAY FOUR

  • 05:00 Meet to welcome in the sunrise, coffee and snack up (rusks and muffins/breads supplied pre-trip) and embark on our fifth sea journey in seek of our finned friends.

  • 08:00 Breakfast at lodge 

  • 13:30 Lunch in the village and free time to visit the beach or explore the village.

  • 15:30 Lighthouse hike and casual reserve talk

  • 18:30 Dinner at Lodge


DAY FIVE

  • 05:30 Muffins and Coffee/Tea/Juice

  • 06:00 Guided day trip to visit the Maputo Special Reserve. Have a look at the PPF’s re-wilding project for yourself. Elephants, zebras, giraffes, hippopotami, crocodiles and a variety of antelopes and birdlife can be experienced. A light picnic lunch will be served and one can expect to be back in Ponta do Ouro by 2pm.

  • 18:30 Dinner


DAY SIX

  • 08:00 Breakfast at Lodge

  • Free day to swap out in the event weather keeps us off the ocean one day! Today you can just chill, take a quad bike drive, go for a scuba dive or simply just have a beach day!

  • 15:00 Review Dolphin Diaries (images and video) from previous days at sea with our local dolphins and whales.

  • 16:00 Sunset 4x4 sundowner cruise followed by Dinner at Sky Island.


DAY SEVEN

  • 08:00 Breakfast at Lodge

  • 09:00 Departure

 
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