Sperm Whale Watching in Mauritius

Mauritius is home to many resident Sperm Whale pods.

 

They are found in the deep sea, where they dive to feed.

Females and young males live together in family groups, the mature males migrate alone.

The mature male's average size is 15 meters, but some big specimens can be 20 meters long and weigh 50 tons!

This is the biggest toothed cetacean and the largest predator on the planet.

Sperm whales can dive up to 2000 metres and stay up to 2 hours underwater. These amazing mammals go to this depth to find their preferred food, the giant squid, who can weigh up to 500 kg .

Males migrate to Mauritius to breed with the resident females.

Unfortunately, hunted during many years for their oil, sperm whales are now protected by the international whaling commission.

 

Learn more about our sea excursions.