Nosy Be Activities & Excursions

Experience magical days full of surprises with Baleines Rand'eau

Board with us and join our excursions to encounter whales, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles who stay in tropical waters of our small corner of paradise which is Nosy Be.
Come discover a magical world with passion, safety and friendliness!

Our strengths

Excursions à Nosy Be avec Baleines Rand'eau

Our team

Spend a wonderful day, make unforgettable encounters accompanied by passionate guides who will share with you their love and respect for the sea!

Excursion à Nosy Be avec Baleines Rand'eau

Our boats

Our three boats are open Vandam hulls. They are 8m long and 2.5m wide. Equipped with a awning for sun protection, storage case for your bags, a shelf and a fin racket, these boats are perfectly designed for our activity. It's very easy to get in the water and to come back on the boat. Equipped with a 150hp Yamaha engine, we can quickly get to the area of observation.

Whale hydrophone in Nosy Be

Hydrophone: listen to the whalesong!

Thanks to our hydrophone, you may have the chance to hear humpback whalesong or listen to dolphins communicate. "The world of silence" is not that silent!

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Our sightings success rate: more than 90 %!

Our strength is also to have excellent success rates in species sightings: for humpback whales and whale sharks it is more than 95% of chance to spot them, 99% for turtles, 85% for dolphins. This success can be explained by our experience and our network!

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Waterproof identification sheet on fauna and flora

It is always a magical time to see marine mammals and fish in their environment. It is also important to have explanations and information on fauna and flora. Therefore, in addition to a specialized guide on each excursion, you can find out more by consulting the documentation available on our boats.

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Our commitments

Aware of the impact we have on the environment through our activities, we want to minimize it and are committed to protecting and raising awareness of the marine biodiversity of Nosy Be!

When you board on our boats, you also participate since a part of the tariff that we apply is used to finance the various associations and projects that we support!

"The sense of Wonder is the first step towards respect", come on board with us to experience encounters in a still preserved marine paradise!

Code of conduct

Briefing and Code of conduct

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In order to limit our impact on animals, we respect the animal approach charters. Adopting codes of good conduct and informing our passengers through a clear briefing is essential in our work philosophy! 

Swimming with humpback whales is prohibited in Madagascar, so whale watching is only possible from the boat. However, swimming with whale sharks, rays, turtles and others species is possible

Our actions & associations

MADAMegafauna association

As a complement to this tourist activity, the "MADA Megafauna" association was created in 2015. Its purpose is all actions about observation, awareness, improvement of knowledge and protection of cetaceans, whale sharks, turtles and more generally marine biodiversity in Nosy Be and the Mozambique Channel. Its flagship awareness project "GUARDIANS OF THE OCEAN" implemented since 2019 is very successfull! More information :

Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Mis en place en 2016 par Stella Diamant, en partenariat avec l’association MADAMegafauna, ce projet vise à une étude de la population de requins baleine qui évolue autour de Nosy Be. Recensement, photos Identification, sensibilisation, mise en place et suivi des chartes d’approche sont les objectifs de ce magnifique projet qui aujourd’hui est incontournable. Nous accueillons dans notre structure la fondation et nous embarquons  volontaires et scientifiques sur nos bateaux pendant la saison requins baleine. Plus d’informations :

No plastic

Reducing plastic bottle use: alu drinking bottle on our boats

In order to reducing plastic bottle use, we have set up a filtration system (UV filter + OSMOSER) to ensure good quality water available in aluminium drinking bottle on our boats


Book your excursions

Whether in fins/mask/snorkel (snorkeling) or from our boat, accompanied by a specialized guide, experience days full of wonderful surprises!