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Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo provided by Voila moorea

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

Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 70711P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • water
  • tropical juices
  • maitai cocktails
  • plate of fresh tropical fruits
  • snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will confirm you the exact appointment by message in your TripAdvisor/Viator mailbox. We start from our boat mooring near Mareto/Ta'ahiamanu public Beach (between the two bays) Pick up and drop off may be available depending on the day between the Sofitel and the boat mooring (north coast) for 2 passengers minimum. We can pick single person up too if they are on our way. We pick you up on the main roadside of the Island ("route de ceinture") if you are on Temae path you have to meet us at the Golf or at Temae P.o. boxes. If you're outside this area, you have to meet us directly to the departure point with a rental vehicle or we can book a round trip taxi and you'll do a cash payment directly to the driver. > SHORE EXCURSIONS : --> Norwegian Cruise, Ovation of the seas, Princess cruise... : we will pick you up by boat directly at Papetoai port at 8.00am/8.30am, same port as your tender pier, few meters away. You have to take the first tenders. You have to be in the first tenders //// Afternoon tour : we will pick you up by boat between 11.30am and 12.00pm --> 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 11.15am --> 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 11.00am from the tourism office. > COMING FROM TAHITI BY FERRY : If you come to Mo’orea for one day, we recommend you to rent a car (in Tahiti or Moorea) to enjoy the island before the tour (Belvedere lockout, public beaches, fruit juice & alcohol factory…) With the Aremiti ferry company The first ferry is at 5.40am (from Monday to Friday) (7.00am on Saturday and Sunday) and the last one at 4.50pm (from Monday to Friday) (5.30pm on Saturday, 6.45pm on Sunday) If you prefer to take a taxi it will be around 3500xpf per ride from the ferry to Tahiamanu public beach. We can book it for you and you'll pay cash the driver directly.
  • 53JGG562+8H MORNING TOUR : Boat mooring near Ta'ahiamanu public beach. Park your car on the public beach's parking lot Go on your right and walk 200m along the road until the dinghy place Please, note that departure point is NOT from the beach Do not park your car along the lagoon, it’s private
  • Public Beach Ta'ahiamanu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia AFTERNOON TOUR : 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Inclusions
  • water
  • tropical juices
  • maitai cocktails
  • plate of fresh tropical fruits
  • snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will confirm you the exact appointment by message in your TripAdvisor/Viator mailbox. We start from our boat mooring near Mareto/Ta'ahiamanu public Beach (between the two bays) Pick up and drop off may be available depending on the day between the Sofitel and the boat mooring (north coast) for 2 passengers minimum. We can pick single person up too if they are on our way. We pick you up on the main roadside of the Island ("route de ceinture") if you are on Temae path you have to meet us at the Golf or at Temae P.o. boxes. If you're outside this area, you have to meet us directly to the departure point with a rental vehicle or we can book a round trip taxi and you'll do a cash payment directly to the driver. > SHORE EXCURSIONS : --> Norwegian Cruise, Ovation of the seas, Princess cruise... : we will pick you up by boat directly at Papetoai port at 8.00am/8.30am, same port as your tender pier, few meters away. You have to take the first tenders. You have to be in the first tenders //// Afternoon tour : we will pick you up by boat between 11.30am and 12.00pm --> 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 11.15am --> 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 11.00am from the tourism office. > COMING FROM TAHITI BY FERRY : If you come to Mo’orea for one day, we recommend you to rent a car (in Tahiti or Moorea) to enjoy the island before the tour (Belvedere lockout, public beaches, fruit juice & alcohol factory…) With the Aremiti ferry company The first ferry is at 5.40am (from Monday to Friday) (7.00am on Saturday and Sunday) and the last one at 4.50pm (from Monday to Friday) (5.30pm on Saturday, 6.45pm on Sunday) If you prefer to take a taxi it will be around 3500xpf per ride from the ferry to Tahiamanu public beach. We can book it for you and you'll pay cash the driver directly.
  • 53JGG562+8H MORNING TOUR : Boat mooring near Ta'ahiamanu public beach. Park your car on the public beach's parking lot Go on your right and walk 200m along the road until the dinghy place Please, note that departure point is NOT from the beach Do not park your car along the lagoon, it’s private
  • Public Beach Ta'ahiamanu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia AFTERNOON TOUR : 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
  • 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 recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Voil'a Moorea
  • 1
    'Ōpūnohu Bay
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Landscapes & legends
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
146 reviews
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west5er
Seattle, WA60 contributions
A Catamaran named Taboo, caught my attention right away. Who doesn't love a Catamaran? A pretty vessel and with a limit of 8 people, it's intimate with room to stretch out leisurely or move about freely. This is the best way to see the islands and learn about some of it's history from the fun and affable Captain Leo. He ensures everyone is informed whether English or French speaking. And also makes a mean Mai Tai! It's a family run business and they take care to ensure a smooth and enjoyable time from pickup at your hotel to the end of the cruise. 'Ti' was a good snorkel guide, so good with people. I couldn't wear the flippers and they didn't make me feel bad or weird. We did the Sunset Cruise and had day snorkel and swim with Stingrays and Black Tipped Sharks. Highlights of our our trip. Don't miss.
Written July 29, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thank you very much for your kind review !! We are so stoked to read that it was the highlights of your trip ... a great pleasure for us having you aboard and showing you Moorea's wonders. Mauruuru Roa Léo, Liza and Tevaite
Written August 2, 2022
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Shugs1978
4 contributions
This was a great tour. Only 7 people on the boat (4 from my family) so it was basically private. We saw lots of other boats that were crowded and loaded with people and we were so grateful to be on a quiet, peaceful boat. My kids loved sitting on the nets up front. The Captain (Leo) was super friendly and the scuba guide (Tea) was helpful and not intrusive. 4 hours was perfect and the cruise on the catamaran was such a bonus since we could lay out and stretch and just enjoy the scenery. Definitely would recommend!
Written July 24, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks for your review ! Small boat capacity, away from the crowd, quiet and peaceful, friendly and helpful guide ... it is definitively what we like to provide to our passengers. Mauruuru Roa Léo, Liza and Tevaite
Written August 2, 2022
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Ashley D
Seattle, WA70 contributions
This was the perfect catamaran experience! It was our honeymoon and we were skeptical to do a shared experience. However, Taboo was perfect. It's a large catamaran and had plenty of room for ourselves and the other 3 couples on the tour. Very fun and knowledgable guides. We got to see some awesome water creatures and the fruit was amazing!
Written July 20, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks Ashley for your awesome review about our Half Day Snorkeling Tour !! Great that the shared tour (8 persons max) felt right even being on your Honeymoon. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
Written August 2, 2022
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Autumn B
1 contribution
The staff was attentive, kind, and informative. My experience was phenomenal. The views were gorgeous. Pick up/drop off and availability of snorkeling gear made the entire experience stress free.
Written July 17, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks for your review ! Stress Free sounds Nice !! :-) We do our best to insure that everything is taking care of, from booking to transfer and during the tour. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
Written August 2, 2022
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Daniele
3 contributions
Couples
Wonderful morning on the Taboo Catamaran. Small group, great capitan and guide! We had a really nice trip starting early in the morning and avoiding the big crowded boats in the more interesting spots.
I really suggest to book this experience.
Written July 17, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks Daniele for your great review ! Small group, avoiding the crowd, great captain and guide ... those are very important things to us. Thanks for pointing it out. :-) Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
Written August 2, 2022
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JCCindenver
Denver, CO18 contributions
Couples
This is a very low key and enjoyable way to see the sights in the Moorea Lagoon. We were booked with another company until we saw their boats arrive at our resort loaded with 30-40 people and blasting Celine Dion. Honestly, they looked like a booze cruise from the 1990’s. While it seemed that these groups were having fun, we came to snorkel and experience the lagoon not partake in an on the water karaoke party.

Taboo is a small boat with a crew of two. Consequently, the group size will be 8-12 persons max. This means you can get in and out of the water quickly thereby maximizing the time you can spend at each spot. Also, we did not have to spend more than a few minutes waiting for the whole group to arrive from various resorts before departing. This tour does leave about an hour earlier than the other tours. The Taboo has a small outboard so it does take longer to get to your first snorkel spot. However, we were the third boat on site at the first stop and enjoyed sharks and rays with just a handful of other people. Same at the second site. When we were done and moving on, the big tour boats were arriving with 80-100 guests.

While we were the only non-French speaking people on our tour, we did not feel the least bit neglected as the captain and snorkel guide are fluent in English and really took the time to include us and inform us about everything we were seeing.

I highly recommend Voila Moorea and just wish we had time to do their sunset cruise as well.
Written July 17, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks JC for your kind review and for pointing out our effort so our passengers can enjoy something different. 8 passengers is our maximum capacity. The timing at the snorkeling spots to avoid the crowd is something very important to us. We also want to be precise with the pick up and departure time for a smooth, more intimiste experience from start to finish. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
Written August 2, 2022
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Seasoned Traveller
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
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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VoilaMoorea1
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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Ben M
1 contribution
Very nice time. Crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Captain Leo and First Mate T made it fun and smooth. 3 stops for snorkeling. Nice small catamaran. We were just 2 families so it was like a semi private experience.
Written July 1, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks Ben, Nice having you aboard !! It was a fun one having two families sharing this Snorkeling tour. Mauruuru Roa Leo, Liza and Tevaite
Written July 7, 2022
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Cherise G
Lincoln, CA11 contributions
Absolutely worth it! They took us to some beautiful areas. We seen shark, stingrays, and so many tropical fish, it was amazing! The service was good and the people were so nice! Thank you!
Written June 22, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thank you very much for coming abord with us and for the great review. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
Written June 27, 2022
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Brian L
1 contribution
Great snorkeling experience Leo and Chris our crew, made our trip very fun and informative. The 3 locations included Sting Rays , Black Tip Sharks and various Tropical Fishes. They finished up with Mai Tais and water. 2 Thumbs up!
Written June 18, 2022
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks Brian for you feed back !! Stoked that you had a great time with us. Mauruuru Roa Leo, Liza and Chris
Written June 27, 2022
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By: Voila moorea
Scott S
Scott S
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Awe-Inspiring Sunset Sail!
We really enjoyed our sunset cruise on the catamaran Toboo! We had 7 guests on our cruise along with Capt Leo and
larryw696
larryw696
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A wonderful ride on a catamaran at sunset!
The evening clouds prevented us from much of a direct sunset view but the colors in the clouds were impressive. The
Kaitlyn D
Kaitlyn D
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Honeymoon trip? You have to book this!!
Leo was outstanding! Book the private sunset cruise you won’t regret it! It has been the best tour/experience we ha
EHertzberg
EHertzberg
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Wonderful! Highly reccomend!
This was a fabulous tour. Our family ages 18-83 went on a sunset tour our last night on Moorea. Leo is very knowl
KyleH1795
KyleH1795
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Best small sailing experience on Moorea
Simply amazing!! All around, from the customer service at pick up to the actual cruise and sailing, everything was
saamd2018
saamd2018
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Birthday Catamaran trip
We had a fantastic experience taking the 1/2 day private tour, and captain Emilien and guide Fanny were extremely
StephanO221
StephanO221
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Beautiful evening sail!
Wonderful relaxing evening on the water, enjoying the sails full in the wind, a beautiful sunset and a great captai
Kim P
Kim P
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Good company
So…it rained pretty much our whole sunset cruise. This was obviously in no way the fault of the tour, and they did
Compass194129
Compass194129
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Memorable
Leo was awesome! Drinks were amazing and the view was indescrible, such an amazing experience. Highly recommend!
Trip27067820558
Trip27067820558
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Don’t hesitate!
From pick up to being dropped of at our hotel, everything was very well organised. Leo is a fun guy who makes a gre
S1803ASchrisd
S1803ASchrisd
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Great tour, full day
We had a wonderful time on the full day cruise aboard the Taboo. The waves and current were a little higher than us
katiebwann
katiebwann
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A Wonderful Adventure
If you're curious whether to book this or not- DO IT! This was hands down our favorite thing we did while in Tahit
gfioretti10
gfioretti10
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Highly recommend!
Fantastic cruise, great views and our captain Kevin was fantastic. I highly recommend taking this cruise.
kmbischoff
kmbischoff
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Great sunset cruise
We had a great time on the sunset cruise and Captain Leo was an excellent guide. The waves got a bit rough for a fe
Excursion38796399767
Excursion38796399767
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Best tour on Moorea
We had an amazing time ... great views and fun casual environment! Weather was perfect for the curated mix of lagoo
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