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


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From $140.92

244 reviews   (4.81)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: french polynesia, french polynesia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Join this 4-hour wildlife excursion to learn about, observe, and swim or snorkel with creatures of the underwater world. Swim with stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and observe humpback whales* DURING WHALE SEASON ONLY: MID JULY-MID NOVEMBER*, dolphins, and other pelagic wildlife. The primary focus of the excursion from mid-July to mid-November is to observe humpback whales during the annual migration when the whales visit the warm waters of Moorea, and give birth and reproduce. The primary focus of the excursion for remainder of year is all wildlife and ecosystems of Mo'orea: dolphins, turtles, sharks, coral reefs, stingrays, pilot whales, eagle rays, and more! Tour is limited to a maximum of 11 guests to ensure a more personalized experience and includes hotel pickup and drop-off, professional biologist guide, live commentary, beverages, fresh fruit and use of snorkel equipment. Choose between a morning and afternoon departure at time of booking.


What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Beverages

Bottled water

Fresh fruits

Guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Live commentary on board

Snacks

Use of Snorkelling equipment

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum recommended age is 4 years
  • Please note: In-water observation with humpback whales are not guaranteed. Local operator's priority lies both to guest safety and to respect of all wildlife encountered during tours. We will only enter the water with humpback whales after the biologist o
  • Recommended items: Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum recommended age is 4 years
  • Please note: In-water observation with humpback whales are not guaranteed. Local operator's priority lies both to guest safety and to respect of all wildlife encountered during tours. We will only enter the water with humpback whales after the biologist o
  • Recommended items: Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen

Cancellation Policy


Reviews

Fun, professional, organized - whales!!
beccblue33, 27-09-2022
One of the best whale tour operators in Moorea! The guides at Moorea Moana were knowledgeable, professional, and fun. I really appreciated that there were two guides, one who briefed in French and the other in English, plus the Captain. This is very important so that you can know all of the details before getting in the water with the whales. Also, there are three professionals looking to spot the whales and making the best decisions to enter the water at the best time. They cared for our safety, comfort, and overall experience, as well as, the respect for the whales. The tour was very organized and fun!! The best part is that we saw humpback and pilot whales together!!
Best part of our trip!
Goodypvs, 14-09-2022
Epic day!! First class crew worked hard to put us on the whales. Louis is a great photographer as well!
Have a Whale of a Time !
HeatherMegaMauriFan, 14-09-2022
We did a whale-watching group tour (ocean wildlife expedition) with Clemence as our Guide on August 30th. There were around 10 of us and it was fantastic. The pre-tour administration was very straightforward and professional.

It was our first ever swim with whales so we were a little bit apprehensive and didn't know what to expect. Clemence is a consummate professional, no-nonsense, and very clear about the protocol to get in the water and how to get the best possible experience of seeing and hearing the whales.

We had 3 drops in total, each was spectacular. We heard the male 'singer' sing and we saw 3 whales in total. It is a wonderful experience that will stay in our hearts forever. Clemence was very skilled at controlling the group and making sure everyone stayed safe, as there is always 'one' that goes off or doesn't want to follow the rules.

In total we had 3 whale trips booked - 2 private tours, 1 group. I must say, that we found the group one to be the best, the private tours actually were disappointing and it felt safer being in the water with a larger group.

We highly recommend this company, and Clemence, as well as the activity itself!
Came to whales and this tour did not disappoint !
Panay L, 13-09-2022
If you want to see whales this is the tour for you! We came to Moorea all the way from London purely to see the whales and Clem, Shuey and Louise did not disappoint! We saw (and got to swim with) 3 humpback whales breaching and resting relatively close up. I love how the staff are respectful to the animals and keep a good distance with the boat, however we got really lucky as the whales were curious and swam closer to the boat as we stopped which just made the experience that much better. At the end, we saw spinner dolphins playing in the waves and got to snorkel/swim with stingrays and black tip sharks before heading home.

100% worth it if you are set on seeing whales in Moorea !!
Knowledgeable crew
kayleighg760, 12-09-2022
What an amazing tour! We had a Tahitian captain & guide along with a very passionate & knowledgeable photographer!! We were able to see rays, sharks, & a huge humpback!! It was such an amazing and breathtaking experience. I will definitely be returning & going with this specific tour operator as they are incredibly respectful and knowledgeable to wildlife! Can’t wait to learn more & also top it off with some rum punch!




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