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

By Voila moorea
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 3–4 hours
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Live guide: English, French
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  • water
  • fruit juices
  • maitai cocktails
  • plate of fresh tropical fruits
  • snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Transfers


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Voila Moorea, 53JGG562+8H, Moorea 98728, French Polynesia
    MORNING TOUR: Boat mooring Park in the public beach parking lot of Tahiamanu. Then, turn right and walk along the road towards the Hilton. You will pass two snack bars on the mountain side. On the lagoon side, you will see car tires on the ground; this is where the tour departs from by dinghy
  • Option 2
    Public Beach Ta'ahiamanu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
    AFTERNOON TOUR : Parking lot of Tahiamanu public beach Park in the public beach parking lot of Tahiamanu. We will pick you up by car in front of the restrooms.
  • Option 3
    Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, BP 1005, Moorea-Maiao 98729, French Polynesia
    Only for our guests staying at the Hilton. We will pick you up by car from the lobby.
  • Option 4
    Tender Dock for Paul Gauguin, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
    Only for cruise ship passengers anchored in Opunohu Bay/Papetoai dock
Pickup details
  • We will confirm the exact appointment with you by message in your TripAdvisor/Viator mailbox. Please let us know if you'll be joining us or if you need assistance with transfers (additional pricing may apply depending on your location). Hotel transfers are only included for Hilton guests, Pihaena area). We can accommodate guests from other hotels and guesthouses with an additional fee, adjusted according to your location, payable directly to the captain in cash. YOU COME FROM TAHITI BY FERRY: From Monday to Friday: For the morning tour, you must take the Tau'ati ferry at 5:40 am or the Aremiti 6 ferry at 5:50 am. For the afternoon tour, you must take the Aremiti 6 ferry at 10:00 am. On Saturday & Sunday: For the morning tour, you must take the Aremiti 6 ferry at 7:00 am (the tour will start at 8:00 am). For the afternoon tour, you must take the Aremiti 6 ferry at 9:00 am." CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS : Morning tour : please, you must be on the first tenders as possible. If you are on a cruise ship in Opunohu Bay (Papetoai dock), we will pick you up by boat directly from the dock, just a few meters away from your tender pier. If you are on a cruise ship in Cook's Bay (Paopao dock), we will pick you up by car in front of the tourism office, just a few meters away from your tender pier (with additional transfer fees)
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Tender Dock for Paul Gauguin, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Voila Moorea, 53JGG562+8H, Moorea 98728, French Polynesia
    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: 70711P4

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • 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: 70711P4

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      • Voila moorea
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        Moorea, French Polynesia
        Joined in November 2019
      • C8265RJanthonya
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        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
      • Julie S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A must do in Moorea
        A must do in Moorea. The guide and captain were so fun and welcoming. The views were beautiful and the snorkeling spots were excellent.
        Written July 19, 2024
      • samanthapD4145LN
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        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
      • D9111CDmichellem
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A 'Must-Do' in Moorea!
        I was excited about this trip and it did not disappoint. We saw many stingrays and black-tipped reef sharks, loads and fish and many different types, sea turtles, and as an added bonus, we got lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins that came to "play" with the boat as we started out. The captain was wonderful at spotting marine life and taking us to see it. Our snorkeling guide was very friendly and helpful. Also, the lady who drove the shuttle was very sweet and answered alot of questions about life on the island. This place seemed like the best option (under $800), and after the experience, I can say that seeing other people packed like sardines on huge boats, it's definitely the most enjoyable way to go. Sincerely kind staff, solid equipment, and fun boat (yummy fruit/drink, too). It's a must-do!
        Written June 20, 2024
      • 358ninaf
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Moorea Snorkeling
        Great intimate catamaran. Captain took us to three different places where we saw lots of marine life including tropical fish, reef sharks, stingrays, and turtles!
        Written June 19, 2024
      • Cloteg23
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Magical
        I booked the half day tour for my girlfriend and I specifically to see the black tip reef sharks, stingrays and turtles. This tour absolutely delivered. Our captains Louis and Vait were outstanding. They put us on the spot and were extremely informative on both the wildlife, and the culture and history of the locations we visited. Couldn’t recommend this tour highly enough.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • briannap515
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect Morning!
        We had such an amazing time aboard Taboo! We saw so many sharks, rays, fish and even saw a turtle swimming! It was beyond beautiful and they do an amazing time at explaining everything and making you feel comfortable!
        Written June 3, 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
      • OnAir11719624751
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        Amazing Experience with Sting Rays!
        The guides were extremely friendly and attentive. They gave us delicious fruit, juice and a mai tai. The first spot was shallow where you were able to stand in the water and snorkel to see the rays & the sharks. The guides also did a good job to get us to the first spot before everyone and also caught the attention of the animals so they would come near us. You do not need to know how to swim for the first spot. However, the second stop (snorkeling with fish) and the third stop (seeing the underwater statues), you need to be a strong swimmer. The currents are very strong. Overall, this was a great experience! Totally worth it due to seeing and touching the sting rays!
        Written May 28, 2024
      • U3977JBveronicaf
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        5-stars, would recommend!
        Our guide and captain were both fantastic. We saw dolphins, sharks, rays, many fish, some underwater tikis, and enjoyed a wonderful time on the water. I loved that the group was small (only 6 people) and that we were on a catamaran. Would absolutely recommend this tour.
        Written May 17, 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.
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      • amandasL2579UB
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        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
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      • tylerlO4915OB
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        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
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        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
      • 756marietheresen
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        I highly recommend this tour
        Amazing tour, Vincent & Louis did an amazing job :) I highly recommend this tour! Swimming with the stingrays and sharks, we saw many different species of fish that I stopped counting after ... Interesting history lesson with Underwater statues.
        Written April 26, 2024
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      **Apple Sally**
      Melbourne, FL59 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My wife and I booked a half day with Leo on the Catamaran Taboo. It was an absolutely amazing time from start to finish! He knew all of the great spots to go for snorkeling, and many were empty of other tourists so it was nice having some time to ourselves. He served us delicious fruits and juices, and filled us in on so much history of the island. I would most certainly book him again in the future, and recommend him to anyone looking for a great time. Cheers!
      Written November 28, 2020
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      Maruuru for your Great Feed Back !! We will be happy to see you again next time and we will make sure that you will have an even greater time !! ;-)
      Written December 6, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      coe lee
      Gunnison, CO4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was a fabulous experience! Our boat captain and snorkel guide were both great! They had a great sense of humor and knew a lot about the island lore. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of our snorkel guide, but she was my favorite! She was so smart and knowledgeable about the island. She even showed fun little tricks with some of the reef critters. It’s always great to see and swim with underwater life, but even better when you have a great guide! This is an experience we will cherish for the rest of our lives!
      Written December 23, 2021
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      Thanks for your kind review !! The name of the guide is Fanny and the Captain name is Kevin. They are both very passionated about Moorea and it's wildlife. We are very happy to hear about the great time you had with them. Mauruuru Roa Leo, Liza, Fanny and Kevin
      Written January 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      vincent_demartel
      Palo Alto, CA4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Family
      The day was simply excellent. Leo took us to less crowded places on this busy Sunday, gave us a lot of information about the region, the wildlife and showed where to swim to see the best fish. We went to three snorkeling spots. The fresh fruits and drinks were a perfect addition. Most of all, this tour felt very relaxed and professional at the same time. The boat is very clean and well maintained and there was good snorkel gear for all 5 of us on this trip.
      For special tips, ask Liza for restaurant recommendations!
      Written April 4, 2022
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      Thanks Vincent for this really great review. We are stoked that you had such a great experience on you Private Half Day Tour with us. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
      Written May 5, 2022
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      Extraordinary651029
      13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Family
      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 got to swim with sharks and rays and float around in the beautiful warm water. We were running a few minutes late to begin the trip and Liza was so kind to make sure and wait for us so we didn't miss the trip. Everyone that was part of this trip was excellent and A+ service. They were friendly and informative but also not overbearing and let us enjoy each other's company. I would do this trip again the exact same way and would recommend to anyone going to Moorea looking for a gun day on the water. Make sure to bring your sunscreen but the boat also does have a good amount of coverage from the UV. Highly recommend the private tour as it allows you privacy and comfort of your own boat.
      Written January 8, 2023
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      Robby H
      37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2024 • Friends
      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
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      Lainie R
      23 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      We had an incredible catamaran experience with Voila Moorea! Lucas and Anna were not only welcoming and kind but also incredibly knowledgeable. The owner went above and beyond, personally picking us up and ensuring seamless transportation to and from the catamaran. They treated us to fresh fruit and drinks, creating a luxurious atmosphere. The breathtaking snorkeling stops provided stunning photo and video opportunities, making it an unforgettable adventure.
      Written January 3, 2024
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      Dolphin_Travelers
      25 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2024 • Family
      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
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      Rhett g
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Can’t speak highly enough if this experience, we were 2 families of 4 and we all taken care of. The team take you to great spots before the crowds get there and also explain the local fish, their role in the lagoon and history of the island which was so much more than just a snorkel trip.
      On top of that they have allot of local knowledge which was great for us having just arrived to Moorea.
      Written July 4, 2023
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      Than you so much for your review ! Being at the spots before the crowds is very important to us, thanks for noticing it. Happy you had a great Time with us ! Mauruuru Roa Léo, Liza, Thibault and Vincent
      Written July 18, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Quest215468
      American Fork, UT4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2024 • Friends
      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
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      Rodney G
      Sydney, Australia20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      Amazing adventure on this tour. We did a private tour with only 4 of us. Boat was luxurious and allowed great access to the water
      Our hosts Anna and Lucas were knowledgeable, kind, and attentive when required. Anna was helpful with the not so strong swimmers ensuring that they got maximum exposure to each snorkeling location.

      Anna’s knowledge and passion for Moorea was a highlight of the tour

      Well done
      Written October 16, 2023
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