Moorea Scientific Dolphin and Whale Watching Expedition with a Cetacean Specialist

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  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

What To Expect

See pods of Spinner Dolphins in their natural habitat or, from August to November, Humpback Whales coming to rest in the warm waters before their northward migration. Get scientific insight from a research team while observing these wonderful sea creatures.


  • Revel in the excitement of seeing pods of spinner dolphins in their natural habitat

  • Learn more about their behavious and social organization from an expert guide

  • Get a chance to admire the grace and impressive movements of humpback whales

  • Take in the stunning view of Moorea and its surrounding blue waters


Day Tours in Moorea
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Monday and Thursday at 8:30 AM
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A research team from the Island Research Center and Environmental Observatory on Moorea will take you on a morning boat tour to observe and learn all about dolphins living outside Moorea. This excursion is provided with a scientific and natural approach to the dolphin habitat. If conditions are right, you may even slip into the water with mask and snorkel to observe the animals underwater.

See schools of acrobatic Spinner Dolphins and learn about their remarkable behaviors and social organization. This species is the only one to spin vertically and horizontally in the air like a top ballerina.

From July through October you may also see some Humpback Whales, youth and adults, admire their grace, their impressive jumps and expressive eyes.

In addition, you will enjoy the stunning beauty of the Island of Moorea while explanations will be given about the natural and geological creation of the island and its "motu" (islets).

If time is available, you will have the opportunity to snorkel on the way back and discover the beautiful underwater world of the lagoon of Moorea.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Shared, guided tour by a Cetacean specialist


  • Fins, masks, snorkels

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour must be booked 7 to 14 days in advance.

  • From July to October, the tour focuses on Humpback Whales, coming to rest in the warm waters of our islands before their northward migration.

  • This tour has a 6 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.

  • Itinerary may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances.

  • If conditions are right, you may slip into the water with mask and snorkel to observe the animals underwater. Fins, mask or snorkel is not included/provided, please bring your own.

  • It is recommended you bring sunscreen, water shoes, a hat, towel, swimsuit and snorkeling equipment.

  • This excursion requires participants to be healthy and in good physical condition. Knowing how to swim is recommended.

  • There is NO pick-up drop-off from pensions.

  • Participants must be at least 3 years old.

Pick up / Drop off List

Sofitel, Pearl, Hilton, InterContinental, Les Tipaniers, Hibiscus, Kaveka, Fenua Mata'i'oa, Fare Vaihere, Te Fare Mihi, Fare Miti

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 7 days or less prior to date of activity.

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