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“Good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lagoonarium

Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in Moorea
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Prague, Czech Republic
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went there on our holiday in Moorea. It was ok. I mean all is basic and unfortunately we came a bit late and the waterglasses and snorkeling was tooken. So we didnt really enjoyed the whole thing there. But the feeding was really great. We made some really good pictures.
All in one it was ok. The value for the money - 3600xpf was very good.
But if you go there, take your food with and snorkeling items..:) than it should be a great experience.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank michaelmyshu
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“A place to enjoy a day to remember”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Food is correct, you can take your own pic nic. It is a lovely place to enjoy with children, although we went us a couple and we had a great time. It is a fantastic place that has to be visited.

Visited August 2012
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“A definite MUST DO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The lagoonarium is a great experience for anyone whether you are a starting snorkeler or an expert diver. The staff feeds the fish around a small motu and you are able to experience hundreds of colorful reef fish, moray eels, rays, and reef sharks all at the same time! They have made the experience very safe by providing safety shoes and ropes in the water for people to hold on to for a safer underwater experience. They also give you your own private little covered area to place your belongings and lounge at after you snorkel. You could really stay on this little motu all day if you want and have a picnic. Was the best snorkeling experience we have had yet!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank 760love2travel
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“The Best !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We had heard so much about the abundance of aquatic wildlife in Tahiti and we certainly weren’t disappointed upon our arrival – there was always something to see in the water, be it tropical fish, sharks or rays. We had participated in some other snorkelling / shark / ray tours and it gave us a taste of what Tahiti had to offer. Our appetite was further whetted after snorkelling at our resort’s lagoonarium – we took a baguette and with one person feeding the fish from above it was certainly a fish frenzy of which we had never witnessed before.

The Moorea Lagoonarium as an experience was a step above anything we had experienced before in Tahiti – better than our Bora Bora lagoon tour and the lagoonarium at our resort. It was also better than our snorkelling experiences in the Maldives and the Great Barrier Reef. Our host Wilfred was kind, cheerful and always helpful and made you feel comfortable straight away. Upon arrival at the motu you are shown to your own private shelter where you can leave your belongings and get changed. Wilfred personally walks around all the shelters before each feeding (at 1130am and 2pm) to ensure that all his guests are present before he starts.

The format of each feeding is that he starts off in the shallows where you can interact with rays, tropical fish and birds (yes birds). The rays appear to know what time the feeding commences so there are always around half a dozen swimming around waiting for Wilfred. The rays are relaxed and non-confrontational as they appear to have accepted human interaction as part of their daily routine. You are able to feed the rays yourself, touch and feel them and even kiss them! The local birds also participate in the feeding frenzy – Wilfred holds some fish in the air and they swoop down and pick it straight from his hand. You can also give this a try as well!

Following the feeding in the shallows you then move out to the reef (ropes are provided as the current is quite strong) where the feeding continues with a large variety of tropical fish, rays and if you are lucky a very large eel (at least 2 meters in length). After stopping at a few places out on the reef the feeding concludes and you are free to either: relax in the sun, have a nap in your shelter, take a kayak and venture further out into the reef (no charge) or snorkel at your leisure along the network of guide ropes through the reef.

The facilities are clean and well maintained, however there is no food available on the motu, only tea and coffee (complimentary) so make sure you pack something if you plan on staying at the motu for the day (and why wouldn’t you!) There is a large supermarket only 5 mins drive away (at Vaire port) if you need to grab something beforehand.

Definitely something that should not be missed if you are planning a trip to Moorea – the corals on the reef are beautiful and the aquatic life definitely plentiful! Thank you Wilfred for a fantastic day and we will definitely be back next time we are in Moorea!

Tip – Bring an underwater camera! There are some amazing opportunities for photos and videos of both you and the wildlife!

Visited July 2012
17 Thank Bambinaaa
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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Loved everything about the Lagoonarium! Wilfred (guy who runs the motu) was amazing! such a care free guy. You get to swim with the sharks and the sting rays! I had a sting ray on top of my head at one point! They are so friendly and like dogs really. You will see much more fish here than you would see at your resort. The Lagoonarium is a must go when you visit Moorea. Would love to go again when I visit Moorea again!

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Heather O
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