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Half day whale tour 4h00 provided by Moorea Activities Center

Half day whale tour 4h00
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 187900P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Loan of masks, snorkels and fins
  • Drinks offered during the tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • A vehicle marked Moorea Activities Center will be waiting for you at the exit of the ferry or in front of the reception of your hotel / pension
  • Moorea Activities Center - Opunohu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia A car park with a Moorea Activities Center sign on the mountain side is available. Base opposite sea side
  • Ports:
  • Quai des Ferries Vaiare Moorea, Vai'are 98728, Polynésie française
  • Débarcadère PAO-PAO, Baie de Cook
  • Débarcadère PAPETOAI, Baie d'Opunohu
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Loan of masks, snorkels and fins
  • Drinks offered during the tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • A vehicle marked Moorea Activities Center will be waiting for you at the exit of the ferry or in front of the reception of your hotel / pension
  • Moorea Activities Center - Opunohu, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia A car park with a Moorea Activities Center sign on the mountain side is available. Base opposite sea side
  • Ports:
  • Quai des Ferries Vaiare Moorea, Vai'are 98728, Polynésie française
  • Débarcadère PAO-PAO, Baie de Cook
  • Débarcadère PAPETOAI, Baie d'Opunohu
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
26 reviews
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adam staple
Las Vegas, NV8 contributions
Oct 2021
The staff at Moorea Activities Center are the absolute best. Virginie and Annabel were so gracious staying in contact with me during Covid and were happy to chat on Facebook to help answer any questions I had. We went on 2 whale excursions and they were both fantastic experiences. It was late in the whale season so chances were not certain at all we’d see anything. But Jay works so hard during the trip to try to find whales. Unlike many other local tours they make it clear there are no guarantees we’ll see anything and even if we do, we may not be able to swim with the whales. One trip we were able to swim with one and Jay’s excellent knowledge and experience helps everyone one board understand how to behave and prepare yourself for the experience because there are a lot of rules to follow.

It was amazing to be able to swim with the whale but when the whale made it clear he was done with us Jay was great about conveying to everyone that it was time to go. But he explained the behaviors we were watching and helped us understand everything we were seeing.

On our 2nd excursion we saw whales but Jay was helpful in explaining why we couldn’t swim with them but but got to see a mom and baby and the experience really helped complete our trip. Just watching from the boat was still an awesome experience. We also got to see lots of Spinner Dolphins which was awesome as well. They’re not the type you want to swim with. They like boats but not people. I saw other boats try to swim with the dolphins but they just swim away. Because we were near a very nice reef, Jay called an audible and let us snorkel with the turtles and eagle rays for a bit. That was wonderful too.

If you’re planning to travel in November it’s likely already too late for seeing whales seeing how tough it was for the boats to find the whales but if you wanna have a great adventure, whether it’s a boat tour or atv tour, stay with these guys. They will take great care of you. Plus they’ll come pick you up. Thanks again guys!
Written November 7, 2021
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MooreaActivities
Thank you for this very good and very detailed comment Adam 🌞. See you next time 🌺
Written November 11, 2021
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Lynn W
Pirae, French Polynesia4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing days spent on the waters just off Moorea spotting dolphin, whales, turtles and rays with Jay who was a phenomenal guide. Great time watching the humpbacks in their natural surroundings. Jay was very respectful and in tune with these majestic creatures. Lovely day seeing so many shades of gorgeous blue waters teaming with ocean life. Not to miss if your make all they way there.
Written November 3, 2021
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MooreaActivities
Thank you very much for your good comment. See you soon🌺
Written November 5, 2021
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Vy N
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica3 contributions
Omg this was our fav experience of the trip! We were lucky enough to see and snorkel with these beautiful creatures. Our tour guide Jay was very knowledgeable. Would definitely do this tour again!
Written October 2, 2021
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MooreaActivities
Thank you very much for your comment. Hope to see you again soon🌺
Written October 4, 2021
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Cameron P
Durham, NC11 contributions
Sep 2021
Went out 5 times with these folks and had an absolutely amazing experience every single time. Over a week, I swam with turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, dolphins, and pilot whales! And every single day we were able to get in the water with humpback whales. Best of all, the guide and captain are really sensitive to the ocean environment and keep the whales safety and happiness first and foremost in the day's adventure. I can't say enough great things about these folks and highly recommend spending at least one morning with them while you're on Moorea. And they also offer discounts for multiple days out with them.
Written September 30, 2021
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MooreaActivities
Thank you very much Cameron for your comment. It was a real pleasure to meet you, hope to see you again soon🌺
Written October 4, 2021
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Jon W
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Absolutely phenomenal experience. Jay our dive guide was so great. He provided the adults and children with a fantastic experience. A lot of great information and was so polite, entertaining, and helpful. Ma'a (spelling?) our captain was equally great. He caught fish for the kids to see at the reef and gave us an incredibly fun ride on our return.

We had done a lot of snorkeling on the island but the coral reef bed they took us to was remarkable. Then we went to see a humpback. We got in the water and Jay was incredibly helpful with us as we approached a sleepy humpback. Didn't get too close as it kept diving down but when the boat came back, we saw it breach and then flap it's pectoral fin and dive below our boat.

Sure seeing whales isn't guaranteed but Jays and Ma'a service really made it amazing.
Written August 7, 2021
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MooreaActivities
Thank you very much😉 Hope to see soon with all the family. Take care🙏
Written August 9, 2021
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Joe and Donna
Florida12 contributions
Oct 2020
We went on the half day morning whale are so glad we did!!!! We went in the middle of October. We were picked up at the lobby of the Sofitel and driven by jeep to the Moorea Activities, with one other couple. Being the only non-french speaking people on the trip (again) the guide gave us our own introduction to what we'd be looking for with the whales, and was very informative (and entertaining) - he prepared us well for all the possibilities we could encounter. After he gave the other 2 couples the same info in french, we were on our way. To make the most of this trip, be prepared to move fast and swim faster! As our two guides and the captain watched the sea, he would let us know when the probability of getting in the water was coming so we could be ready - fins and goggles on. Three times we were able to jump in and see the whales, and it was awesome. But the best was yet to come. As we were starting to turn around and continue back towards our drop offs, the guide spotted whales close to the reef - THREE!! We jumped in and swam and swam and were greeted by a mother, a juvenile and a baby! We stayed still and they swam so close to us. Check out the video on the Moorea Activities Center Facebook page from October 18, that's our trip summarized! A screenshot of the final pass of the whale is above. It was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. We got lucky and were able to be dropped off at the Sofitel dock, rather than take the boat back to the start. These trips never can guarantee seeing, let alone swimming with whales, but definitely take the chance. If you are subject to motion sickness, take some precautions, but do it! You do need to be a competent swimmer to have the best chance of seeing the whales underwater, but the view from the boat is also unbelievable. We WILL be back next time we're in Moorea. Great staff at Moorea Activities Center! Thanks, guys!
Written November 11, 2020
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MooreaActivities
Thank you very much for your comment and your good note. We are very glad you enjoy your half day with us. Hope to see you next time at Moorea Activities Center during your next trip in Polynesia.🌞
Written November 11, 2020
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Evelina B
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
The crew and our guide was amazing! They were very welcoming, friendly and also prepared us well for the swim with the ocean creatures. We haven’t seen the whales but we saw dolphins, swam next to the sharks and enjoyed the beautiful views of Moorea and turquoise water
Written October 13, 2020
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MooreaActivities
Thank you Evelina for this comment, we were pleased to welcome you both. Hope to see you soon. 🐳
Written October 15, 2020
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Mona L
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
AMAZING excursion ! Jay (guide) and the captain were fantastic, very respectful with the whales, giving useful advices to swim with sea animals without disturbing them. GO FOR IT ! Thank you Jay 🙏🏽
Written October 5, 2020
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MooreaActivities
Maruuru Roa for this comment. Hope to see you soon for more activities.🌞
Written October 5, 2020
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Jérôme
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Djé and his captain was the perfect crew today. We saw dolphins, sharks and finally.. 2 big whales. The briefing was precise and very good, all focused on the behavior and respect for the animals. Everything is made to meet the giants naturally. Safety instructions and good explanations. It definitely worths it ! Just go.
Written August 28, 2020
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MooreaActivities
Thanks for your great review, Maruuru roa ! Magic meeting with whales for sure. Sealife is surprising and a gift for humans. Jay and his captain thank you very much for your regards. Hope to see you very soon in our paradise 🏝
Written August 29, 2020
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Cecile A
Encinitas, CA24 contributions
Getting to swim with a couple of whales was the experience of a lifetime. Jay and the boat’s captain were amazing at explaining how we would search and approach the whales and most importantly respect their peace and space. It was Ana amazing trip and adventure. Thank YOU for the unforgettable experience!
Written July 25, 2020
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MooreaActivities
Thanks for your great review, Maruuru roa ! Magic meeting with whales for sure. Sealife is surprising and a gift for humans. Go back safe and again, thanks for your visit.
Written August 1, 2020
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About the operator

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By: Moorea Activities Center
Irene P
Irene P
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Fantastic trip
Had a great tour with Manu to Belvedere and Magic Mountain. What a lovely guy, so informative. Loved the views. De
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E4264UBlaurah
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Highlight of our vacation!
Moorea Adventure Center was a breeze to book with and communication was spot on. The ATV tour was the highlight of
kimtV6252VF
kimtV6252VF
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Outstanding Island Hospitality
From the moment I booked our excursion, the Moorea Adventure Center provided impeccable, five star service. They p
clavergne
clavergne
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Super Fun!
My husband and I had a fantastic time on this tour! Manu was wonderful! We went up Magic Mountain, Belvedere Poin
Storyteller707477
Storyteller707477
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Fun in Moorea
Love the whole experience. Jay is super fun and nice. We love the drink in the end, we will definitely come back ag
anniemH5754US
anniemH5754US
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We had a great time!
If you want to explore Moorea efficiently and see spectacular views, then I highly recommend this tour. The terrain
Kadootje75
Kadootje75
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Enormous fun on jetski’s in Moorea!
We have had a three hour jetski tour wit a wonderful tourguide (Hotu). He showed us all the best spots for snorklin
87Chiefsrule
87Chiefsrule
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BEST EXCURSION ON MOOREA
Our host was AMAZING. Jay was outstanding. Best excursion of the trip. So much beauty on the island. Bring your
CourtneyHCross
CourtneyHCross
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Great experience and would highly recommend!
Our guide was phenomenal and gave us plenty of time to get accustomed to the jet skis and then really ramped up the
akosk987
akosk987
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The combo is definitely a must do
We really enjoyed both the quad and the jetski adventures, had the best guides and saw beautiful landscapes, amazi
V8933KJjamies
V8933KJjamies
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Wonderful experience
We had a great experience! Our quad guide was very friendly and the scenery was beautiful. We had the jetski 2 hour
choatewr
choatewr
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You will not find a better 2 hour excursion
This tour was amazing! Got out and raced across the crystal blue water and then took a break and swam with rays and
choatewr
choatewr
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Must do to really enjoy where you are!
This is definitely the best way to see the interior of the island! The views you drive to are worth every penny! Ou
Erika L
Erika L
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Absolute Must!
Our tour guide Manu took great care of our family of three as well as all the other guests in this group tour. You
bernardt221
bernardt221
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A fun tour with beautiful scenery and helpful and friendly tour guides
The tour was awesome. Guides were well informed and went out of their way to make the experience fantastic. The gui
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