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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
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$111.98
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$111.98
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Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French
Features animals


  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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
  • 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

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

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo?
Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo price starts from $111.27. Discover and book Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo on Tripadvisor
What is the Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo cancellation policy?
Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo?
Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo is hosted by Voila moorea. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Voila moorea on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo?

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

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure 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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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

devang394
devang394
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The Best Part of Our Mo'orea Experience!
Fantastic experience, highly recommended. We had Lucas leading our excursion on a catamaran called Taboo to three l
Exquisiteslugguy
Exquisiteslugguy
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Beautiful views, very relaxed, small, great service!
Beautiful views! Our skipper was super friendly and helpful. Very relaxed. Very small, intimate - only eight pass
Y2383ULdavidr
Y2383ULdavidr
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Real experience, awesome cruise
The sunset and the cruise was awesome. Lucas was great! He did a great job of giving just some short details and le
BrandonM133
BrandonM133
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Amazing Sunset Sail!!
We had a great experience with Leo on teh Taboo! The sailboat is beautiful, but not nearly as beautiful as the vie
j22t
j22t
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Beautiful
This was a special family activity. We were lucky enough to go on New Year's Eve and it was beautiful. I highly r
knettlet
knettlet
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Wonderful cruise and captain
We did a private sunset cruise with another friend couple we traveled with. Leo was a fabulous captain and very kno
joycepC4674ZA
joycepC4674ZA
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No sunset cruise
Cruise was cancelled so we could not go. Tried to reschedule but they were totally book the next day! No cruise on
snocrazee
snocrazee
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Nice relaxing way to end the day
Nice relaxing cruise. Worth it. We drove our own car to the pick up spot. We enjoyed the cocktail. Thanks a bunch L
AdamOnVacation
AdamOnVacation
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Sunset sail in Moorea
We really enjoyed our time on the boat. There were only 6 of us total on the sunset cruise which made it more enjoy
Extraordinary651029
Extraordinary651029
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Excellent.
We had a amazing time on the private tour. Went with my wife, my parents, and our 7.5 month old baby girl Andi. She
gregctang
gregctang
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Incredible honeymoon experience
Breathtakingly beautiful sunset tour around the island. Captain Leo was very professional and attentive. He went we
Experience241778
Experience241778
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Catamaran snorkeling adventure
Perfect length of trip to 3 great snorkeling spots. Captain Leo was friendly, informative and professional. Wonderf
Adventure21563832325
Adventure21563832325
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Want to go sailing in Moorea? This is your boat
We greatly enjoyed our sunset sail aboard the Taboo. The Captain provides a welcoming, safe, and comfortable experi
V3648HXdavidr
V3648HXdavidr
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10/10 just do it!
After doing the group sunset tour a few days ago (which was excellent BTW) we were excited for our private snorkeli
Robert I
Robert I
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Best Way to Snorkel Tour Around Moorea
My wife and I decided to change from the group tour to the private tour and it was definitely the right choice. We
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Scott G
Kenai, AK6 contributions
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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Jacob W
3 contributions
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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Brittany M
1 contribution
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, CA11 contributions
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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Seasoned Traveller
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
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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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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BethandJeff
Saint Paul, MN87 contributions
Aug 2020
As others have noted, Leo got us to snorkeling sites in advance of other groups (which was VERY much appreciated - particularly in the midst of a pandemic. Some of the sites, literally, had people snorkeling on top of one another later in the day)

Very much appreciated the long ladder on Taboo. My wife and I have some challenges with our knees - it was VERY easy to get in/out of Taboo. Appreciated the fruit and drinks onboard.

Liza was awesome - giving us rides from the hotel, recommending and driving us to a nice little restaurant after the tour, providing shopping tips for my wife
Written August 23, 2020
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VoilaMoorea1
Thanks Jeff for your nice review and for mentioning the long ladder we built for the best confort to our passengers ! Taking our guest snorkeling away from the crowd is something very important to us. Liza is always doing her best to help you after the tour by booking the restaurant for you and giving you a ride to places cool places for you to have a great time :-)
Written September 4, 2020
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jtkappa
Providence, RI136 contributions
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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Shugs1978
5 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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Paige B
6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had the loveliest time on this excursion, I wish I could go back and do it again! The tour guides were so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We went snorkelling and saw so many rays, sharks, fish, coral reefs, and underwater statues. They also served us a cocktail and fresh fruit. Overall it was an amazing experience and a great way to see the beauty of Moorea!!
Written September 15, 2022
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Valentin d
7 contributions
Captain Leo took the four of us on a 4 hour tour of the Lagoon on his beautiful red catamaran. He is passionate about what it does and takes time to explain everything. First time in a while we go for the high quality/premium 8 people maximum tour and we did not regret it. It makes all the difference vs. maybe seeing the same coral, stingrays and sharks but together with 30 other people, it’s really not the same. We strongly recommend. They also have a sunset tour which we are really tempted to try after such a positive experience!
Written June 15, 2020
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VoilaMoorea1
Pleasure having you and your lovely family on board !! Thanks for your review. Enjoy the rest of your trip in French Polynesia :-)
Written June 17, 2020
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