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Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
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Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo

By Voila moorea
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • water
  • tropical juices
  • maitai cocktails
  • plate of fresh tropical fruits
  • snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    53JGG562+8H
    MORNING TOUR : Boat mooring near Tahiamanu public beach. Park your car in the beach's parking lot Go on your right and walk 200m along the road until the dinghy place (wheels on the floor) Please, note that departure point is NOT on the beach Do not park your car along the lagoon, it’s private
  • Option 2
    Public Beach Ta'ahiamanu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
    AFTERNOON TOUR OPTION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IF MORNING TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED : Parking lot of Tahiamanu public beach Park your car on the public beach's parking lot and wait for us in front of the restrooms
Pickup details
  • FOR ALL OUR PASSENGERS WHEREVER THEY ARE STAYING : WE WILL CONFIRM THE EXACT APPOINTMENT (TIME & PLACE) BY MESSAGE THROUGH TRIPADVISOR/VIATOR. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS/SPAM FOLDER, YOU HAVE TO CONFIRM THE DETAILS BY RETURN EMAIL. (no show = no refund) --- We start the morning tour from our boat mooring which is between the Hilton Hotel and Mareto/Tahiamanu public Beach. If the morning tour is fully booked, we could be able to open an afternoon one, which appointment will be in the parking lot of Tahiamanu public beach, in front of the restrooms. >>> PLEASE, SELECT THE RIGHT PICK UP PRICE OPTION depending on where you are located and if you have a rental vehicle or not. Pick up are available for 2 passengers minimum. We do pick up on the main road of the Island ("route de ceinture") and hotel's lobby. (If you are on Temae path you have to meet us at the Golf or at Temae P.o. boxes). If you're outside our pick up area, you have to meet us directly at the departure point with a rental vehicle. We also could book a round trip taxi and you'll make an extra cash payment. ==> SHORE EXCURSIONS : please contact us before sending your booking request / EXACT PICK UP TIME WILL BE CONFIRMED BY MESSAGE --> Norwegian Cruise, Ovation of the seas, Princess cruise... : we will pick you up by boat directly at Papetoai port, same port as your tender pier, a few meters away. You have to be in the first tenders //// We will adjust the departure time regarding your cruise ship arrival. We could decide if it's a morning or afternoon tour. --> Paul Gauguin Cruise : only the afternoon tour is available as your first tender is too late for the morning tour. We will pick you up by boat directly from Papetoai port around 11.30am --> Windspirit, Starbreeze & Cook's bay port : only the afternoon tour is available as your first tender is too late for the morning tour, we will pick you up by car around 11.15am from the tourism office. ==> COMING FROM TAHITI BY FERRY : If you need a round trip transfer in Moorea (please select the good price option). You have to take the following ferry : > Monday to Friday : 5:40am or 5:50am Aremiti Ferry. Pick up by car from the Moorea ferry terminal at 6:55am. > Saturday and Sunday only the afternoon option could be available : you'll have to take the 9:00am Aremiti Ferry. Pick up by car from the Moorea ferry terminal at 9:45am.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70711P1

      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 8 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70711P1

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      • Voila moorea
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        Moorea, French Polynesia
        Joined in November 2019
      • C8265RJanthonya
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Doris & Maxime - the best!
        We had a wonderful time snorkeling (first timers) with Doris and Maxime. 10/10 would come again!! Friendly to newcomers.
        Written July 20, 2024
      • 878karstenm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour with snorkeling in Moorea
        We booked a half day tour and communication with host was great. Everything worked as described. We had the tour with captain Via and snorkeling guide Jade. It was a very pleasant experience. Jade was very knowledgeable and comforted our 9 year old in the water. I can recommend the private tour to have a stress free and relaxed experience. We loved swimming with sting ray and other sharks. 4 hours went by way too fast.
        Written July 18, 2024
      • robby_4321
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect Private Group Tour
        We booked the private half day tour and from booking, everything was super easy. Communication was speedy and the team were so friendly and helpful. We weren't staying at a resort so did not have transfers booked. However, on the morning of our trip, our hire car did not start. I contacted Liza on whatsapp who very quickly arranged a taxi for us. They even then arranged a taxi to meet us after the boat trip to take us back to our rental. Such an amazing service. The trip itself was incredible. Louie was super knowledgeable and we loved chatting with him. We go to see amazing coral and fish, sharks and rays. We were not rushed at any point. He offered us the option of going to snorkel the underwater tiki's or if we were more confident in deeper water and swimming, then to go and see some turtles. We saw LOADS. It was amazing. The day ended with a beautiful fruit platter and maitai prepared by the captain. I highly recommend this trip. I don't know what the maximum capacity is for a group booking - there was 4 of us and we booked private and felt the boat was the right size. Any more than 6-8 and it may start to feel a little cramped.
        Written July 17, 2024
      • samanthapD4145LN
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10!!
        Capt Leo was amazing! We had such a lovely experience. He was very knowledgeable and a very safe captain. The Mai Tais were incredible and the views spectacular. Highly recommend!!!
        Written July 2, 2024
      • Dolphin_Travelers
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Day on Taboo
        Everything we were hoping for! Louis was very friendly and told us all about the island and what to expect snorkeling, and snorkeled with us on 2 of the 3 stops. Vincent was a great captain. They both made us so comfortable. It was a very relaxing day with beautiful snorkel sites and beautiful scenery as we traveled around. They also provided a nice fruit plate and juice. Also thank you to Liza at Voila Moorea - I had questions before booking and she was very helpful :-)
        Written June 28, 2024
      • 213melem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10 would do again! Beautiful & relaxing
        We had an absolutely wonderful time on this sunset cruise! We drove ourselves and didnt realize we needed to look for the Voila Moorea truck and they reached out, but our phones weren't working. However, even with being late, they still were very cordial and accommodated us. The boat ride itself was so nice! We sat inside for a bit, then on the nets and we stood up to take pictures. Our captain shared interesting history as we passed different areas and made us drinks during our stops. He was very knowledgable about the islands and the waters. The views were absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. It was so relaxing. We would recommend this to any of our friends!
        Written May 30, 2024
      • hillrg22
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience, beautiful sunset views
        My wife and I had a private sunset cruise with Captain Leo and had such a great, memorable experience! First off, it was a stunning way to see Moorea. Looking back at the mountain peaks as the sun begins to cast longer shadows, we were left in awe of this beautiful island. We enjoyed a couple rum drinks as we made a first stop in Cook’s Bay, and we learned a bit about the local history from Leo. After, we went out past the reef and did some sailing, feeling absolutely relaxed as we watched the sun begin to set. We made another stop in Opunohu bay and Leo offered to take some photos of us at just the right moment as the sun went down. Captain Leo was so kind, and full of information as well. We vibed really well with him, and would absolutely recommend doing a private cruise.
        Written May 16, 2024
      • amandasL2579UB
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do not bother
        DO NOT BOTHER! This place we had booked for minimum a week, today I rush to get ready for our sunset sail and while waiting for the taxi to take us to the boat, we were informed the other couple canceled and we would now not be doing our cruise UNLESS WE PAY FOR A PRIVATE TOUR now! How ABSOLUTELY absurd that because another couple canceled we are punished on our HONEYMOON. Terrible customer service. Terrible policy. Terrible all around. Go to a better place where THEY CARE FOR THEIR CLIENTS
        Written May 8, 2024
      • tylerlO4915OB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must do in Moorea
        The morning snorkeling tour was one to remember. We hit all the hot spots and beat everyone else to them. Only 1 other boat at each spot. If we went later we would not have been able to move with all the people that were there. The guides and captain of the Taboo were amazing and treated everyone great. Highly recommend this tour when visiting Moorea.
        Written May 4, 2024
      • LanceW604
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        Wife and I took 1/2 day snorkle trip and it was great. Via and Louie were fun and informative. Since we were the only two on the Taboo, they tailored the activities to our requests. Best part was snorkling with pod of 9 eagle rays, but we also saw turtles, rays, sharks, and thousands of fish. Try to go when cruise ships aren't in the bay.
        Written May 1, 2024
      • Kath54
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sunset cruise delight.
        Lovely afternoon cruise with Leo. Sailing was good and the sunset views spectacular! Enjoyed the Mai tais. Would do this everyday.
        Written April 24, 2024
      • RwpHvb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience snorkelling the lagoons around Moo'rea.
        Had a wonderful morning with Leo and Olivia showing us the Moo'rea lagoons! The boat was comfortable and the ladder made it really easy to get in and out of the water. Thank you guys for such a memorable experience, and for being so patient with our kids :-)!
        Written April 23, 2024
      • Quest215468
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best private snorkeling tour in Moorea!
        From start to finish, Voila Moorea made our private snorkeling tour the highlight of our trip. They picked us up at our hotel, got us out on the water quickly so that we could have prime snorkeling spots almost to ourselves. Luis and Vincent were knowledgeable, fun, and knew the best spots to see amazing ocean life! We saw sharks, sting rays, turtles, tropical fish and more! We learned about the history of this beautiful island and saw the buried Tahitian idols in the sea! Best day ever! Thank you again! We highly recommend the private tour! It’s worth every penny!
        Written April 5, 2024
      • wendyaQ5511CS
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip
        It was fabulous in every way. Captain Leo was very kind and informative. Participants should be aware there are significant mobility challenges getting to the Catamaran and back tho.
        Written March 12, 2024
      • terraj597
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        AMAZING - Family of 5 Perfect trip
        The most amazing experience of our trip! From swimming with black tip sharks, stingrays, every color of tropical fish, seeing green sea turtles, a group of eagle rays, finding 7 finger conch shells, beautiful coral it was magnificent. We were a family of 5. 3 girls ages 6-12years old, the boat was perfect, the food delicious, Captain Leo perfectly professional, patient and knowledgeable. We will be back and will 100% book with Captain again. It was raining hard in the morning and we boarded in drizzle and the day turned out absolutely stunning and wonderful! Loved every second.
        Written January 12, 2024
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      Tiffany A
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2020
      This excursion exceeded our expectations! Leo was very knowledgeable about the lagoon and its history. He customized the trip to exactly what we wanted, made sure the timing was perfect so we did not have to share our snorkel sites with other boats, and gave us plenty of entertainment along the way. We also enjoyed our conversations and transportation with Liza. These two definitely made this a wonderful trip!
      Written September 2, 2020
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      Scott G
      Kenai, AK5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Family
      We woke up to dark clouds building on the horizon and became pretty pessimistic about the reality of doing a 4 hour tour on the water with kids (6 & 8 very prone to cold), so much so I actually cancelled the tour at one point. The downpours subsided and Liza reached out 1 last time to make sure we wanted to cancel, she assured us the water was warm and the the boat had a covered area. We were darn skeptical but withdrew our cancellation and decided to go for it.

      As we boarded the Taboo, the rain began again. It was a downpour among the hardest I’ve seen in my life ever. The rain continued on our way out to our first location. The boat was indeed covered and the kid’s remained dry and warm in their swimsuits and raincoats. The rain subdued some as we entered the water at the first location. All parental nerves subsided as we swam with the rays and sharks. It was awesome. The rain came off and on throughout the day, it was fine, didn’t see a shiver once, I was shocked to be honest. Everyone had a great time, guides were wonderful.

      We had a party of 4 adults and 2 kids, I would highly recommend the private tour as we had a very personalized experience. Even if it’s raining… GO!! I don’t think you’ll regret it.
      Written January 24, 2023
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      Brittany M
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      Voila Moorea is an incredible experience! Captain Leo was amazing. We did both the day snorkeling tour and the sunset tour and would highly recommend to anyone. The boat is wonderful and with a smaller group you really get to experience all the beauty of the wonderful Island. We hope to be back again!
      Written June 12, 2022
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      Wanga
      Rancho Cordova, CA10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent, beautiful, relaxing experience both snorkeling at the 3 different stops and the leisurely boat ride in between. Our guide was informative and told us about local legends that helped us appreciate the Moorea landscape we were seeing. She also guided the snorkel in the coral garden and brought us to the only anemone around. It felt like a good length, not too rushed. They were very thoughtful to explain the behavior of the sharks and rays so we knew what to expect swimming with them for the first time. The refreshments (juice, drinks and fruit) were delicious and refreshing to have after all the salty snorkeling. It was an amazing experience, highly recommend!
      Written June 9, 2022
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      Jacob W
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Couples
      This is such a relaxed tour with a super laid-back vibe. Just perfect. Our tour took us to 3 different snorkeling spots where we got to swim with sharks and rays, explore coral reefs and even check out some sunken tiki statues! Throughout the tour we were offered fresh fruits and drinks (how can you beat that?). Highly recommend this tour for people who want to explore Moorea from underwater because you’ll get a great feel for what types of animals live around the island, not to mention some great views of the mountains from the water. Small groups make it great to make some new friends along the way. You can’t miss this one!
      Written January 16, 2023
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      Chris
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My wife and I took the trip in january and it was perfect from the beginning to the end. We were lucky to be a tiny group of 4 people. We went to three snorkling spots, reached all spots before the crowd.
      The guides were super nice. Leo also gave us some infos about Moorea and about the fish we can see. And he prepared a really deIcious plate full of the best ananas and mango we have ever tasted!
      We can highly recommend to book this tour from voilamoorea!
      Written January 22, 2020
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      Thanks a lot for you great feedback !! Some days stars align perfectly ;-) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip on Moorea
      Written January 27, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      jtkappa
      Providence, RI139 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      Laying down on the front of the catamaran on netting with the wind on your face and the ocean splashing you, as you sail through the water is an experience that is hard to beat. This is what set this charter apart from all the other boats, plus Captain Kevin and snorkeling guide Fanny were awesome. The max capacity of this boat is 8 which is perfect. We had to make our way to the location of where the catamaran was moored ourselves but since we had our own car, this wasn't a problem.

      Fanny told us folklore of Moorea such as the formation of the mountains which really added to the experience. The three locations we went to were fun but they were the typical locations that all the other charters go to. However, we did it in the opposite order to minimize the crowd we encountered which we greatly appreciated. Would do this again and again just to sail on the catamaran with Captain Kevin and Fanny.
      Written March 21, 2022
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      ThePlainGuy
      Sydney, Australia7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022
      There are not too many words you can use to describe how awesome this trip was. Booking direct through their website and the phone number provided using WhatsApp was a breeze. great communication, with maps sent. We were staying in Papeete Hilton, so we caught the Aremiti ferry over with our rental car. The early wake up was well worth it. First ferry leaves at 540am, 25 min drive from Moorea terminal to boat. Had 30 min to spare.

      The boat had 8 people on it, with 1 captain Emile and a guide Fanny. Both were absolutely awesome and lovely. We went to 3 different spots, which we won't ruin for you. Plenty of other tour boats we saw were not us. They were typical tinny's or commercial boats. But this awesome Cat named Taboo was by far the best in our opinion.

      best 4 hours of your life on Moorea. Would do it again in a heart beat and recommend to everyone. About $90 USD per person. Best value for money I've had in nearly my year total travelling to French Polynesia. A must.
      Written July 12, 2022
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      What a pleasure to read your words and this great review !! We are very happy we could be helpful regarding the organisation of your trip from Papeete to Moorea and to the boat departure. Stoked that the Catamaran and the tour was the best to your opinion. We will happy to welcome you again next time you come to French Polynesia. Mauruuru Roa Léo, Liza, Emilien and Fanny
      Written August 2, 2022
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      Marion H
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      We couldn't have had a better experience. Great advice from Liza, wonderful host Leo and amazing Captain Lucas who sailed Taboo with great ease. I would highly recommend this "crew" to anyone wanting a Moorea experience.
      Written January 16, 2020
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      A huge thanks from all the team for your message !! You are making us very happy with your great feedback !! :-)
      Written January 27, 2020
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      Wendi
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Four of us spent the morning with Louie aboard the Taboo. Amazing day! I can’t remember the captain’s name, but he took us to see spinner dolphins and then the three planned stops to snorkel. Great day with black tip sharks, sting rays, all sorts of fish, and then seeing the Tiki statues. A variety of fruit for our snack. Louie was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about marine life and Tahitian/Polynesian culture. If you pay attention, you’ll learn a thing or two. Louie and the captain were great with making sure we had anti-fog for our masks, helping us up the ladder when needed, and all around polite, professional and fun guides. Highly recommend Voila Moorea!!
      Written July 27, 2023
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