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Ocean Wildlife Expedition; Swim With Whales, Sharks, & Rays Half-Day Boat Tour provided by MOOREA MOANA TOURS

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

Ocean Wildlife Expedition; Swim With Whales, Sharks, & Rays Half-Day Boat Tour
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from £90.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Get closer to marine giants than you ever thought possible on a half-day boat tour that gives you the chance to snorkel alongside whales, stingrays, and sharks. You’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Plus, a naturalist guide offers the insight scoop on local marine life and increases your chance of spotting it.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Increase your chances of spotting marine life on a boat tour
An obvious choice for nature lovers
Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51487P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Guide • Bottled water • Beverages • Fresh fruits • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Snacks • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Unnamed Road, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia Tour departs from Artisan Perlier located on the west coast. Hotel pickups will be either by boat or vehicle, depending on location.
Ports:
TIAHURA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Guide • Bottled water • Beverages • Fresh fruits • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Snacks • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Unnamed Road, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia Tour departs from Artisan Perlier located on the west coast. Hotel pickups will be either by boat or vehicle, depending on location.
Ports:
TIAHURA
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum recommended age is 4 years
Recommended items: Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
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 onboard has observed their surface activity and deemed it safe for both the guests and the whales. Allowing the whales to continue their natural behavior, mating rituals, and migrational movements is vital for a healthy marine environment. Government placed regulations are followed for all interactions.
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
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Diana M
2 contributions
Amazing Tour!
May 2021 • Couples
When planning our French Polynesia trip, I did a lot of research and so glad I chose Moorea Moana! They’re professional and answered all my questions before booking to find the right tour. By the way, if you know you’re going during whale season, book early! They get sold out quickly because they’re that great.
I was told what to expect and the communication leading up to the tour was great. We were paired with Louise and Yatua on the day of. Friendliest guides and photographer duo! We saw all sort of sea life, learned about the island. Went all over the lagoons and to the deep ocean for some sharks.
My one recommendation is to take any sea sick/motion sickness medication if you’re not used to being on the open sea.
We got to experience a little bit of everything. Turtles. Sharks. Stingrays. Eagle rays. All types of fish. We went to an area locals hang out and that was sweet to experience too!
I would 10/10 recommend!
Written 31 May 2021
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pierricks937
Thank you so much for your review guys . We are glad you get a great experience We hope to see you again in our island Cheers
Written 1 June 2021
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Andrew H
2 contributions
Must do in Moorea
Nov 2020
This was a great experience. Highly recommend. Even though we took the tour at the part of the year where the whales were starting to leave the islands, our guide was able to locate one. The crew were amazing and respectful of the wildlife, while getting us the best views of the whale we saw and so many sharks and rays.
Written 17 November 2020
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pierricks937
Thank you so much guys to joining us Cheers
Written 18 November 2020
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Joe and Donna
Florida11 contributions
Swim with whales and sharks!
Oct 2020
Fun afternoon on the boat searching for whales. We had a small group with us, just 3 other couples, and the guide and captain, very comfortable for social distancing, and everyone was respectful of each other. We had almost expected to be canceled due to impending rain, but the guide offered us all to go anyway, and we're glad we did. They were very informative about what we could see, and all the protocols in place to protect the animals. We got to see a whale swimming and relaxing in the water, and saw the whales playing as we went along the coast. We ended the afternoon at the sand bar swimming with the sharks, and enjoying the sunset, before heading back to the beach. Great trip, would definitely recommend, and hope to do it again!
Written 10 November 2020
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pierricks937
Thank you guys 🤙🏻 Hope to see you again!
Written 11 November 2020
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Pat w
1 contribution
A must do
We had the most incredible time. Clement our guide was a wealth of information and was an excellent teacher in the art of snorkeling. He spoke better English then me which I was fortunate because I can’t speak French. We swam with stingrays, black tip sharks, and then went found whales and Clement was able to track the whale under water by listening for it while kicking one of our party behind with a life ring.
Teddy was a expert captain with a eagle eye for the whale tale and could detect a whale “foot print” or “fin print” from a distance of 10,000 baguettes.
These two conducted a fun professional environment.
I would highly recommend swimming with whales it is quite humbling. Also I worked in the whale watching business myself and the fact that they were able to find whales at the very end of the season was impressive. But do know that it is nature and it is never a guarantee you will see whales. Just enjoy the experience. And what a experience this was... a must do!!!! Absolutely mesmerizing to listen and see whales from in the water
Written 9 November 2020
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pierricks937
Thank you so much guys to express your feelings about our tour Cheers🤙🏻
Written 10 November 2020
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Nicole L
San Jose, CA5 contributions
Excellent!
Oct 2020
Incredible experience observing humpback whales! We were able to swim with a mother and calf whale and got some great photos. I would highly recommend this tour!
Written 2 November 2020
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pierricks937
Thanks to join us🙏
Written 3 November 2020
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Bensey D
11 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience
Oct 2020 • Couples
Swimming with humpback whales was incredible. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Coordinating pickup and drop off was easy. Highly recommend booking the photographer option too, incredible photos
Written 1 November 2020
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pierricks937
Thanks so much for you feedback🤙🏻 Hope to see you again!
Written 3 November 2020
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Kim L
1 contribution
Magical experience- blurring the line between reality and dreams
Oct 2020 • Couples
My husband and I booked the whale tour as a treat during our honeymoon, and it did not disappoint! We had the most magical experience seeing these whales in their natural environment and feel so blessed for the memories we will now have forever. We got to hear and see a male singing underwater, a sound we will never forget! Then we had the highlight of the excursion which was a mom and her curious calf , who swam towards us , under us, and even made eye contact! The guides knew where to go to find the whales, how to safely approach , and respectfully observe these beautiful creatures . Can’t wait to see the pictures from the photo package we got !!! If you are visiting moorea , this is a MUST DO
Written 23 October 2020
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pierricks937
Glad you got an amazing time!!
Written 24 October 2020
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Sam H
Irvine, CA16 contributions
Most breathtaking whale encounter we'll have
Oct 2020
So glad I joined this tour - it was a serious highlight of my week in Moorea.

As should be the case with any wildlife expedition, the team here is passionate, knowledgeable, and friendly, setting reasonable expectations about what we might see while doing everything in their power to improve the odds. We observed at least one whale at multiple stops, with the closest encounter (involving a mother and her playful calf) exceeding all expectations, as a rainbow soared above Tahiti.

Over 4 short hours, we circled the island, got a solid workout, and recognized we're unlikely to have this experience anywhere else. Highly recommended.
Written 23 October 2020
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pierricks937
Thank you so much guys🤙🏻
Written 23 October 2020
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Sadie H
3 contributions
Sharks, whales and string rays oh my!
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was such an amazing experience. The captain and guide were very knowledgeable, personable and fun. We were able to see three whales , dolphins, sharks, a turtle and sting rays.
At the end of the tour we were served fresh pineapple, coconut and time punch.

I HIGHLY recommend this company and tour when visiting Mo'orea.
Written 22 October 2020
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pierricks937
Happy you get a great experience with our team!
Written 23 October 2020
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NATALIA M
1 contribution
Breath taking
Oct 2020 • Solo
In my opinion the best company to go on this tour for sure. It was a great experience. The team was really amazing and we saw everything we were suppost to. The guide Manatea was extremly profesional and the photografer Josh was just perfect, I have incredible pictures!!! And the fruit and magic juice at the end is just fantastic.
Written 18 October 2020
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pierricks937
Thank you guys The team really appreciate that!!
Written 19 October 2020
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THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Well let me start off by saying OMG THIS WAS TRULY THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME I have been a fisherman all my life
Alli S
Alli S
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Whale tour
We weren’t hopeful seeing whales as it is the end of their season in Moorea. We did get to see one! Unfortunately n
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Swimming With Whales
We took the Wildlife Expedition in the morning. It is now getting to the end of the whale season however Mana , our
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MAGICAL moments
What an amazing experience! Mana (sp?)cares deeply about his community and the whales. I felt so safe and knew the
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Highly recommended - an exceptional tour
An exceptional private lagoon and ocean tour in the company of professional local experts in an impeccable boat. A
Heather M
Heather M
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What an amazing adventure with sharks and rays
Even though it was low season and the tour was just us, the owner Pierrick, his wife Cory and their daughter took u
GMBayAreaInns
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Exciting but comfortable
We had a great experience with our guide and captain. We started with some dolphin sightings. Then went to deeper w
Jeremy P
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One of the best bucket list items ever!
Our guides Cori and Pierrick were amazing! They were extremely knowledgeable, took a lot of time to go over safety
Maddie G
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THE BEST
There are a lot of tour companies in Moorea offering similar experiences with the whales, sharks and stingrays but
Konaorf
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Amazing Experience
Fantastic, once in a lifetime experience. They worked very hard on a rough seas day to find the whales. Unlike othe
JulienV_11
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Best company, surrealistic experience
We did 5 different tours with several companies (private tour) and they were all passionate and we really love the
kaboosh
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
And yes I’m shouting from the roof top because we had the most amazing experience this morning. We are holidaying
Happy F
Happy F
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Simply life changing!
Hello fellow travellers! If you choose not to do any other tours while in Moorea during humpback whale season, you
Yvonne B
Yvonne B
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Mixed Review
Firstly we had a great day but it could easily have been better. We started in the lagoon feeding rays which was i
blairito
blairito
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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Go private and get the photo/video option
Thank you Moorea Moana/Pierrick, Sophie, Jay, and Captain for easily the most memorable day of my life! Our full da
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