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Ocean Wildlife Expedition; Swim With Whales, Sharks, & Rays Half-Day Boat Tour

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Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Explore the waters of Moorea on a small-group half-day boat tour that offers the chance to snorkel near marine animals such as sharks, stingrays, and whales. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the creatures you might see, including blacktip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, pink whiprays, leopard rays, dolphins, and humpback whales (mid-July to mid-November). Choose from a morning or afternoon departure for this small-group tour limited to eight people. Includes guide, use of snorkel equipment, beverages, fresh fruit, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Small-group half-day boat tour with wildlife snorkeling, from Ha'apiti
  • Look for sharks, dolphins, stingrays and whales while snorkeling from the boat
  • Hope to see humpback whales during their migration from mid-July to mid-November
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight participants ensures a more personalized experience

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Wanted to book a second trip immediately after!
jpollak692
, Oct 2019
Saw three whales, sharks, and touched sting rays. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. They put us in great position in the water to see everything as close as was safe and respectful for the animals.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much !!!
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Whale of a Tale
TravelingGingerbread
, Sep 2019
We stared to think we wouldn’t get a chance to snorkel with whales but they never gave up and it resulted in a once in a lifetime experience. We were able to have two separate snorkeling experiences and saw many tales, blow spouts, and one breaching in our search. After snorkeling we stopped to swim with stingrays and sharks. Our tour ended with some rum punch on the way home. The guides were very knowledgeable and kept the whales safety in mind at all times when looking for the perfect snorkel experience. Excellent tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much to join us and sharing you re experience
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Awesome Tour!
341nicholasa
, Nov 2018
My wife and I had an excellent time on this tour! There were only 4 of us, plus the two guides, so it was very private. We swam with a ton of sting rays, as well as many black tip sharks and some grey sharks too, both in the shallows just off the coast and in the open water. We spotted a small pod of dolphins that we also tried to jump in with, but they weren't very social and were super fast. We got to see them for a quick minute, but then they were gone. The water and weather was perfect, so visibility was incredible. No whales, as we just missed them this time of year unfortunately, but we did drive around looking for them for a bit to be sure. Our tour guides were very kind and genuinely love what they get to do. They were a blast to spend the morning with. We'd definitely recommend this tour!
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A Pretty Good Half Day On The Water
BMalt
, Nov 2018
We had a good day on the water, although a little disappointed we didn't see any whales. That is to be be expected when dealing with Mother Nature, especially at this time of year. We did get to swim with the Black-tip Sharks and Stingrays, so that was pretty cool.
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The tour guides were knowledgeble...
Chris C
, Jan 2018
The tour guides were knowledgeble and friendly. This was a great tour. No whales but all other sea life was experienced on this tour.
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We took seven excursions during our...
Robert M
, Nov 2017
We took seven excursions during our trip to French Polynesia. This was the best. These people are knowledgeable about sharks, whales and other sea creatures. They went out of their way to make sure we saw and/or swam with different kinds of whales sharks and dolphins. It was the end of the season but the day before they had seen a humpback. They wanted us to have the same opportunity to swim with a humpback. They went way beyond where they normally go and extended the tour trying to find a whale. They were unsuccessful, but not for lack of trying. They respect the environment and fished out some floating trash, mostly plastic bottles from the ocean.
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We had the best tour with the...
Brian T
, Oct 2017
We had the best tour with the whales. sharks and rays. Kori was the best guide we could ever imagine. I would highly recommend this tour for all.
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Had a really great time - great...
Grace P
, Aug 2017
Had a really great time - great communication prior to the activity and picked us up from the ferry even though it was running late! Saw spinner dolphins and a few whales, even getting the amazing chance to swim with a young humpback! Snorkeled with sharks and rays too. Great guide, knows his stuff!
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Recomendo para os mais aventureiros e os "caçadores" de baleias, e só.
fredpn
, Oct 2019
O passeio cumpre o que promete no que se refere a nadar com baleias, tubarões e etc. Só gostaria de ter sido melhor informado sobre condições do mar (ondulação e temperatura), e se haveria conforto mínimo no barco, como toalhas, ainda que por algum custo extra, e roupas molhadas disponível para os mergulhos. A água do mar é fria em outubro, não é nada confortável mergulhar sem roupa adequada, principalmente com o passar das horas, quando o sol vai enfraquecendo e o vento em mar aberto aumentando. Detalhe, a equipe de guias mergulham de roupa molhada cumprida e grossa até o pescoço, enquanto os desavisados turistas usam o que levaram, e se levaram... Recomendo o passeio para aqueles mais dispostos a tudo para ver as baleias, pois eles passam horas vagando pelo mar aberto, com ondulações bem fortes, até conseguir encontrar o animal. E não levem crianças menores, não é um passeio adequado pra elas e a equipe não é preparada pra recebê-las. Também não recomendo para qualquer pessoa que tenha mais facilidade de enjoo. Minha esposa vomitou umas 3 vezes durante as 4 horas de passeio e minha filha de 6 anos outras 3 vezes. Mesmo eu, que sou mais aventureiro e gosto deste tipo de passeio, não pude curtir o passeio por completo, pois são tantas vezes que você entra e sai da água que a toalha que vc leva do hotel não é suficiente para as 4 horas. Por conta disso, não consegui entrar no mar na última tentativa de nadar com as baleias (o grupo que foi desta vez conseguiu contato mais próximo) e acabei sem vê-las de perto como queria. Só de longe mesmo, do barco. No final não achei o custo/benefício interessante. Teria sido melhor contratar um passeio que te leva direto ao ponto onde ficam os tubarões e arraias, e onde as águas são mais calmas, rasas e quentes.
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Une super expérience, au top!!!
maxmichelle2019
, Sep 2019
La matinée était au top. Un taxi nous attendait à la sortie du ferry comme convenu. Puis la matinée c est déroulée parfaitement, on a pu nager avec des raies, requins et ça tout seul puis on a pu croiser et nager avec 1 baleine et son petit, puis une autre baleine mâle qui chantait (c etait une expérience sympa) et enfin une autre baleine qui est venue nager avec nous à moins de 10m, un moment parfait et magique. Je recommande vivement cette agence car ils sont très très respectueux des baleines et on plonge encadrés par des spécialistes de l’océan qui sont là pour ne pas déranger les baleines et nous permettent de les voir en sécurité car une baleine c est très gros donc il ne faut pas trop faire le malin avec. Nous avons passé une super matinée sur le bateau, nous ne regrettons pas notre choix!!! Au top et merci pour cette expérience
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Merci ! On espère vous revoir bientôt!

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