Papeete Whale Watching Experience with Hotel Pick-Up

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Experience an exhilarating adventure
Experience an exhilarating adventure
Learn more about the interesting characteristics of these mammals from an expert guide
Learn more about the interesting characteristics of these mammals from an expert guide
Enjoy a fun-filled whale watching experience
Enjoy a fun-filled whale watching experience
Spend a couple of amazing hours with these gentle giants!
Spend a couple of amazing hours with these gentle giants!

What To Expect

Experience an exhilarating adventure of watching great whales while cruising along the magnificent waters around Papeete! Get up close and personal with and learn more about these mysterious creatures from an expert guide.


  • Enjoy a fun-filled whale watching experience off the coast of Papeete

  • Learn more about the interesting characteristics of these mammals from an expert guide

  • Admire the pristine beauty of Papeete and its surrounding waters


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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

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Mineral water


  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Pick-up / Drop-Off List*

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

Please note

  • 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.

  • *For guests staying at Tahiti Airport Motel, please note that you will be picked up/dropped off at the entrance of the property as the minibuses and large capacity buses are unable to pass due to the steep and narrow access of the road. Guests who wish to be picked up/dropped off directly from the reception desk are encouraged to book a private transfer. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 8 days or less prior to date of activity.

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