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Private Whale Watching Tour – Half Day

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Private Cruise Half Day • 12 people MAX

Go meet the humpback whales!

Private Charter, bring your own friends, family or have the whole boat for yourself! We can accommodate 12 people maximum on the boat.

Transportation included in the price. Just let us know if you need transportation on the checkout page.

  • Cruise in Opunohu Bay and through the lagoon of Moorea;
  • Observe spinner dolphins and humpback whales in their natural habitat;
  • Possibility of snorkeling with humpback whales;
  • Snorkel with stingrays and black tip sharks.

After picking you up from your hotel, the boat will leave our base, located in Opunohu Bay, for a short stroll in the bay followed by a safety debriefing regarding the approach of cetaceans.

Every year between July and early November, humpback whales migrate through the warm Polynesian waters. They come here to breed or give birth. This is a unique opportunity we have to admire them.

During this excursion we sometimes also happen to see spinner dolphins, pilot whales and pelagic sharks.

French Polynesia is one of the few destinations in the world where it is still possible to swim with cetaceans and have the opportunity to observe them underwater. Join us and have the experience of your life!

On our return to the lagoon, we will also stop to swim with stingrays and black tip sharks. This activity takes place on a shallow sandbank of the lagoon where you can stand as the water is only waist-chest high. It is accessible to all ages without any particular physical shape needed. You can also enjoy a break on the boat with a drink and fresh fruit.

There is the possibility to drop off customers at the Beach Restaurant on the motu or other after the return excursion, at your own expense.

Important notes
Swimming is not compulsory, you can observe from the boat, our priority is respect for mammals and the safety of our passengers.

Our guide will authorize the launch for the swim only after having observed that the weather conditions and the behavior of the animals are favorable.

The government of French Polynesia imposes specific rules of approach. We will explain the instructions to follow before launching to ensure your safety and that of the animals.

Swimming with whales means swimming in the deep blue in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Approach rules also require us to swim long distances to approach animals discreetly.

This activity can be quite physically demanding and requires knowing how to swim and effectively using snorkelling equipment, fins, mask and snorkel.

Note: We unfortunately cannot guarantee you will swim with a whale on your tour. Why? We don’t choose to swim with a humpback whale, it chooses to swim with us. We are talking about a truly wild animal, in the open ocean, with the weather having a major impact too.

What’s Included
– 12 people max. by boat
– Mask, snorkel, flippers
– Water, juice and fresh fruit.

Towel, mask, snorkel, flippers, raincoat, sunscreen and sunglasses

Cancellation policy
For a cancellation up to 48 hours before the excursion, we offer a 100% refund. For cancellations within 48 hours, we do not offer refunds.

For groups of 6 or more:
For a cancellation up to 7 days before the excursion, we offer a 100% refund. For cancellations less than 7 days, we do not offer refunds.