Swim with wild dolphins under the guidance of The Dolphin Centre at Gozo Azul in Ponto do Ouro

The Dolphin Centre

The Dolphin Centre at Ponto do Ouro promotes Responsible Marine Mammal Tourism with their sustainable, eco-friendly approach to swimming with wild dolphins.

As with all wild animals feeding and touching is not allowed but The Dolphin Centre has formed some profound bonds and inter-relationships with the dolphins that are regular visitors to Ponto Do Ouro.

Their wild dolphin swim program is regulated by a responsible Code of Conduct, manifested from years of experience of swimming with wild dolphins. The Dolphin Centre is one of only two authorized dolphin operators within the Ponta Partial Marine Reserve.

It is the in-shore Bottlenose Dolphins whose home range is close to shore that are most often encountered.  As their home range is approximately a 50km stretch of the coastline, the chances of meeting with them are reasonably high.

The dolphins are most often found behind the back line of the waves. Typically they are found surfing the waves, traveling, socializing resting, hunting, or mating.  

As dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, The Dolphin Centre at Gozo-Azul recommends that you stay in Ponto Do Ouro for a couple of days and book multiple excursions over this period.

A typical Dolphin Excursion Tour

Dolphin Excursions last approximately two and a half hours and include a pre-launch briefing on boat safety, marine life and responsible interactions.

Even if dolphins are not encountered the trip is still plenty of fun as it includes snorkeling over one of the shallow reefs that are home to a myriad of fish, coral and other marine life.  Turtles are frequent visitors to these reefs too.

Humpback Whales are regular visitors to this coastline from June to October and, if they are in the region, The Dolphin Centre make the most of this opportunity for you.

Being able to swim efficiently is a prerequisite to in- water dolphin interactions. If you cannot swim, sightings from the boat are often just as amazing, dolphins are air -breathers and spend a lot of time on the surface.

The Dolphin Centre Contact Information

The Dolphin Centre is located on next to the Petrol Station within Gozo Azul Dive Centre, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) +27 63 613 0367 or +258 84 242 9864; email info@thedolphincentre.com or visit them online at www.thedolphincentre.com today. Follow them on Facebook HERE, on Instagram Here and on Youtube HERE.


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