Whale and Dolphin Watching

Have a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience: swim with whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Snorkel with sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles in this unforgettable activity.

About this activity

  1. Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  2. Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
  3. Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
  4. Duration 4 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
  5. Live tour guide: French, English



  • See and swim with incredible humpback whales on this unforgettable trip
    Observe spinner dolphins and pilot whales and take pictures as they play
    Snorkle with sharks and stingrays in the crystal-clear lagoon water
    Learn both facts and legends about the area from the professional guides
    Take plenty of pictures of the picturesque beauty that is Moorea’s coast

Full description

  • Tick an item off the bucket list with this incredible experience: an up-close encounter with humpback whales. Swim with these gentle giants and other marine life on a private tour in a stunning French Polynesian lagoon.
  • Known as the best place in the world for an in-water experience with humpback whales and other wildlife species, French Polynesia is one of the rare places on earth where swimming with these beautiful giants is permitted.
  • Observe them in their natural habitat, playfully interacting with one another. Learn about the whales’ migration and watch them evolve in their natural habitat with experienced tour guides.
  • Then, the experienced guides will brief you on proper safety guidelines and how to respect the animals before you dive into the water for an indescribable experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
  • On top of the whale watching, during the day tour, you will have the opportunity to observe spinner dolphins, pilot whales, pelagic sharks in the ocean. In the lagoon, you can observe sea turtles, different tropical fish species – and snorkel with stingrays and blacktip sharks.


  1. Hotel pickup and drop-off
  2. Snorkeling gear
  3. Floatation device
  4. Snacks
  5. Drinks
  6. Towels
  7. Tips

Not suitable for

  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with epilepsy
  • People without experience
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People with motion sickness
  • People over 280 lbs (127 kg)

Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Littering
  • Touching marine life
  • Touching animals
  • Riding the animals

Know before you go

The dates for whale season can vary but humpback whales are typically present from mid-July to mid-November.