Swim with DolphinsFAQS

Welcome to Halo Gaia

Living the dream since 1999


Wanderlust, wellness and adventure retreats

Since 1999, Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel has committed to creating a deeply relevant, life changing experience for our guests via swimming with dolphins and our collaborative dolphin retreats in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique.

We facilitate interactive, eco–friendly travel dolphin experiences that intimately unite and engage our visitors with the authentic spirit of Southern Africa. We strongly encourage responsible travel by stepping off the beaten track and embracing the WILD spirit of adventure within all of us.

Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel specialises in wild dolphin encounters, dolphin retreats, wellness adventures and ocean safari packages from the bay of Ponta Malongane / Complexo Turistico do Malongane in Mozambique. Respectful Marine Mammal Tourism is at the core of our mission and it is in this arena of awareness that a deep love for the diversity of our planet, ocean and indigenous cultures are shared by our host, Courtney Ward.

Swimming with Dolphins

OUR PROMISE: All dolphin interaction is respectful and conscious on the dolphins’ terms and natures’s conditions. 

swimming with wild dolphins


  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Wild dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Retreats and wellness vacations
  • Family holidays to remember
  • Adventure camps for schools and students
  • Corporate team building
  • Authentically-African Dolphin safari


  • Wild Dolphin retreats
  • Wellness retreats
  • In partnership with the best practitioners in their fields
  • Yoga, reflexology, music, dance, art, nature
  • Experience community and healing


  • Southern Africa’s pristine coral reefs
  • Diverse ocean wild life
  • Unsurpassed beauty of remote beaches
  • Warm Indian ocean temperatures
  • Exclusive dive rights

Make Memories

  • Rustic shaded beach forest camp
  • Safari tented camp
  • Wooden log huts, rondavels and chalets
  • Luxury tented lodge
  • Private luxury beachfront villas
  • Make connections for life with like-minded adventurers

Unsurpassed natural beauty awaits

Swimming with Dolphins in Ponta Malongane

Seasonal Whale Sharks, Humpback whales and nesting Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles, combined with the respectful magic of our wild Dolphin swims, make our Wild Dolphin Family Holidays in Ponta Malongane a true gift to the responsible traveller with a heartfelt passion for nature & conservation.

Meet your host


Courtney has been involved with Halo Gaia since 1999. Her personal history of extensive travel, ethnic music exploration, community living projects and completing her studies in Complementary Health at the Institute of Natural Health all played an important role in the inspiration to apply these gifts. For the past 19 years she has grown intimately close to the large pod of resident Bottle Nose Dolphins that swim the Southern Mozambique coastline.

Marine Conservation


Halo Gaia Adventure Travel / Complexo Turistico do Malongane are honoured to have been granted a Dolphin viewing and interaction permit in November 2011. This licence permits RESPECTFUL MARINE MAMMAL TOURISM and allows our water craft within close proximity to the dolphin pods, given that the behaviour of the dolphins is respected.

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Suspended in the sway of a silk cocoon..In a space out of time...A song draws close the heart of soul..Thank you THE YOGA REPUBLIC for this exquisite invitation to co create deep transformation today...Raw.. real.. Today's Medicine Song Journey followed a powerful breath work facilitated by Clint.."Unplug me - Vagus Nerve Urban Retreat " The flow .. the grow.. Humbled to call this my work 🥰#songjourney #soundhealing #medicinemusic #meditation #medicinesongs #soundjourney #soulsong #theyogarepublic #breathe108 ... See MoreSee Less
Today we close circle..The light of this new day carries with her a precious human tribe..13 magnificent souls..that gathered here for 11 days..they hailed from all over the earth..Spain..Scotland..France..America & England..Friends forever made.. ❤️Experience engraved into the folds of our enlivened hearts..It was truly amazing.. after the never forgotten years our planet shut down international travel..Halo Gaia once again held space..I treasure each one of you..My precious co creator & beloved friend Sally Claridge .. you made this possible.. thank you..Taryn Steyn your ever present love..support & all things delicious are a key ingredient in this pie of togetherness.. thank you ..Sandra Paprika oh my word.. you are one power chick.. I am honoured to weave such effortless flow with you.. thank you..Ernest Robbertse the wilds you are custodian to are a National treasure.. Thank you..Derek Wagner .. Castigo Augustino Mbanze Mbanze Johnny Moller .. you guys are my rock and anchor in this vast ocean .. thank you.. My heart is FULL.. Travel light beautiful friends ✨️💛🌍Lots of photographs to follow 💙Conscious Unity Safari Retreats #livelifeloving #oceanlovers #consciousunity #malonganedivecenter #weloveus #consciousunityretreats #wildheart #halogaia #PontaMalongane #Mozambique ... See MoreSee Less

Spirit Song By Courtney

An exquisite meander of song and sound available for download and purchase at Band Camp. CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW & BUY

This trip was truly transformational.  I was listening to my heart and when I heard about Courtney and Shakti’s Dolphin Retreat. It was a clear YES.  However, nothing could have prepared me for the depth of experience, learning and healing that lay ahead.


The planning, and the activities were awesome, the boat trips were amazing, the drumming vibrated throughout my spirit and soul, and the sound journey allowed me to release and discover what love and passion really feels like within ones heart. To all the amazing people that were on the journey, I am blessed to have met you, and I hope that our paths will cross again.


What an amazing experience, what an amazing place and you two beautiful spirits are the most amazing people. I really feel very privileged to have made your acquaintance and shared your love. Courtney I want to meet with you once a week for my energy fix. Courtney, don’t ever stop spreading the magic.



SA: 073 544 1485
Mozambique: 00258 84 455 4319