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Outdoor Adventures in Moorea

By Viator, July 2018

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Moorea is known for its worthwhile land and water-based outdoor activities. The island has some of the world's best snorkeling thanks to crystal waters that showcase colorful corals, sea turtles, manta rays, moray eels, dolphins, sharks and more than 500 species of tropical fish. The secluded beach of Opunohu Bay, which offers a serene snorkeling experience, is an especially worthwhile visit. Additionally, Lagoonarium features a closed-off section of a lagoon near Motu Ahi, accessible by a quick boat ride, and gives visitors the chance to swim with hundreds of marine animals as well as nurse baby sharks.

Divers can go deeper into Moorea's underwater world for the chance to see shark dens and deep coral rose gardens. One of the island's top dive sites is Tiki Point, featuring crystal waters and depths of 75 feet (22.8 meters). The spot is plentiful with black tip sharks, grey reef sharks, lemon sharks and sometimes dolphins. There is also the Garden of Roses, which stretches down 120 feet (36.5 meters) to a world-renowned underwater rose garden where sharks love to play. Because this dive can be challenging, an Experienced Diver Certification is recommended, and mandatory with many outfitters. Other notable dive sites include Aito, Shark's Dining Room and the Opunohu Canyons.

Along with underwater adventure, Moorea offers opportunities for land-based exploration, especially through its large trail system. The island features hikes for all levels, offering diverse scenery options as well. The Vaiare to Pao Pao trek is slightly challenging yet scenic, while climbing the 2,951-foot (900-meter) Mt Rotui will provide a more difficult and rewarding experience, making climbers feel like they're in the clouds at the summit.

The trek to Afareaitu Waterfalls is also worth the adventure. Drive down the unmarked dirt road located between the Ah Sing Market and protestant church in Afareaitu until you can't go anymore before getting out and hiking uphill through the jungle and volcanic rock for about 30 minutes to the secluded falls.

Kayaking is another great way to experience the beauty of Moorea's landscape in a relaxing yet active manner. Rentals are available to take out on one of the crystal lagoons.

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Moorea Intimate Snorkeling and Water Lunch Tour, Moorea, null
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Moorea Intimate Snorkeling and Water Lunch Tour

Join us everyday aboard a Polynesian outrigger canoe to discover Moorea's fabulous lagoon and its marine wildlife & enjoy Polynesian culture with your ...  Read more

Location: Pape'ete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $97.56
Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain, Moorea, Day Cruises
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Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Explore the beautiful island of Moorea by 4WD. During the 4 hour tour you’ll discover Moorea and its history, and visit Belvedere Pineapple Farm, Magic ...  Read more

Location: Moorea, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Small-Group Half-Day Swim With Whales, Sharks and Rays Boat Tour from Ha'apiti, Moorea, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Small-Group Half-Day Swim With Whales, Sharks and Rays Boat Tour from Ha'apiti

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join this 4-hour wildlife excursion to learn about, observe, and swim or snorkel with creatures of the underwater world. Swim with pink whipray stingrays, ...  Read more

Location: Ha'apiti, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.79
Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour, Moorea, Nature & Wildlife
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Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

During these 3:30 of sensations, you will visit the famous fields of pineapple of Moorea in the middle of a crater. You will discover the belvedere for an ...  Read more

Location: Maharepa, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Moorea Solo or Twin Jet Ski Tour, Moorea, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Moorea Solo or Twin Jet Ski Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Discover the beautiful island of Moorea solo or bicylette. Choose this 3 hour option and visit the lagoon, meet and swim with rays, sharks, and depending on ...  Read more

Location: Maharepa, Moorea
Duration: Flexible

From USD $102.50
Moorea Combo Jet Ski & ATV, Moorea, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Moorea Combo Jet Ski & ATV

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Opportunity to do these two activities on two different days. Jet ski : During 3:00, you will visit Cook's Bay then Opunohu's Bay and then go swimming ...  Read more

Location: Maharepa, French Polynesia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.00
Moorea Lagoon Cruise and Island Picnic, Moorea, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Moorea Lagoon Cruise and Island Picnic

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Discover the gems of Moorea on a boat cruise that includes swimming with stingrays and a visit to a small uninhabited island. See Cook’s Bay, Opunohu Bay and ...  Read more

Location: Moorea, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.09
Moorea Lagoon Tour by Transparent Kayak, Moorea, Snorkeling
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Moorea Lagoon Tour by Transparent Kayak

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Moorea Lagoon on a guided tour by a double transparent kayak, a fun and unique experience and great to do as a couple, with your family or between ...  Read more

Location: Moorea, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 to 4 hrs

From USD $39.58
Private 4-Hour Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon, Moorea, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Private 4-Hour Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Come onboard on a fully private boat tour to discover the Lagoon of Moorea. Have the whole boat to yourself to discover the most beautiful corals and interact ...  Read more

Location: Ha'apiti, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $305.59
Private 4-Hour Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon, Moorea, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private 4-Hour Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon

Come onboard on a fully private boat tour to discover the Lagoon of Moorea. Have the whole boat to yourself to discover the most beautiful corals and ...  Read more

Location: Ha'apiti, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.76

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