What To Expect
Discover the whales of Papeete and spend a couple of amazing hours with these gentle giants!
After being picked up from your hotel, hop on a fully-equipped boat and head to the open sea with your tour guide. Whales come to Polynesia's warm waters from August to October to mate and give birth.Revel in the excitement of whale sighting as the cruise carries you out into the open sea. The experienced tour guide will guarantee a close encounter with these gentle giants as they glide through their natural habitat.
At the end of your thrilling experience, take a scenic cruise back to the port where you will have a chance to admire the stunning view of the islannd and its surrounding waters.
English-speaking tour guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
From Intercontinental, West Coast - Tahiti Nui, Sarah Nui, Tiare Tahiti, Airport Motel, Manava, Le Meridien, Pension de la Plage, Relais Fenua
From Marina Taina, West Coast - Le Meridien, Manava Tahiti Resort, Intercontinental, Pension La Plage, Relais Fenua
From East Coast - Radisson Plaza and Royal Tahitien
This tour must be booked 7 to 14 days in advance.
This excursion requires participants to be healthy and in good physical condition. The tour is recommended only to good swimmers as whale watching is always in open waters.
Whale watching excursions are scheduled daily. However, in case of unfavorable weather forecast, the excursion may be cancelled. No reimbursement should be expected.
Sighting whales at each excursion is of course not guaranteed. No reimbursement should be expected in this case either.
Please note that the whale watching activity is authorized by snorkeling only (no scuba-diving). Snorkeling equipment and wet suit are available on site. Snorkeling with whales is not guaranteed. It will be allowed by the guide depending on the weather conditions as well as the mammals' behavior.
The swell can be rough during the whale watching season. We recommend that persons prone to seasickness acquire the adequate preventive products.
It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, hat, swimsuit and beach towel.
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Tour duration is approximately 3.5-4 hours.
Child rates of tours from Marina Taina apply to participants aged 2-9 years old. Child rates of tours from Intercontinental apply to participants aged 3-11 years old.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
7 hours and 30 minutes
7 hours and 30 minutes