Best Way to Interact with Ocean Wildlife with Lunch. 6H

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hop on board the only glass-bottomed boat on Moorea on this chilled out half-day tour. You’ll be taken around the beautiful lagoon to three different snorkeling spots, where you can immerse yourself in the warm tropical waters and get up close to the colorful fish and coral. Enjoy lunch on a private island that most visitors don’t get to access. A fun day for the whole family.
  • Use of snorkeling equipment is included
  • Lunch and alcoholic drinks will be provided
  • An easy way to access snorkeling spots you couldn’t get to alone
  • Get personalized attention from your guide on a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Towels

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Captain Taina - Turtle Club
    Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

    Meeting at 9:00 AM, for a tour departure at 09:30AM There will be a parking for your vehicle, and restrooms and shower in the park. We'll meet directly on the beach !

Pickup points

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Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

⚠️ CHECK PICK UP TIME BELOW ⚠️ FERRY DOCK MOOREA : 08:35 AM SOFITEL : 08:45 AM MANAVA : 08:55 AM KAVEKA 09:00 AM HILTON : 09:10 AM MOOREA SUNSET BEACH : 09:00 AM TIPANIERS : 09:00 AM FENUA MATAIOA : 09:00 AM HIBISCUS : 09:00 AM Pickup from hotels will be at the lobby If pick up is not listed, call us.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Operated by Captain Taina

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Really great and our...
Jennifer_B, Mar 2023
Really great and our young toddler loved it! The lunch was really great! Would definitely recommend for other visitors!!!
Complete Adventure
Robert_S, Mar 2023
Outstanding trip. Saw turtles and bat rays, both in large numbers. Learned about the formations of the islands, reefs and ocean channels. Learned about the marine life and the Polynesian culture from a knowledgeable guide. The lunch was a true taste of Tahiti. A thoroughly complete excursion well worth the cost.
Great experience!
Heather_M, Feb 2023
My husband and I really enjoyed this experience! Captain Taina and her crew are so nice and helpful, plus full of information about Tahiti and the sites you visit. Our favorite part was snorkeling with the black tip reef sharks and stingrays and the bbq on the beach with Captain Taina and her team. The food was great - the homemade bbq sauce is amazing too! I highly recommend this experience!
Nice island feel. Great...
David_T, Jan 2023
Nice island feel. Great guide, Carolyn, we had a good time, even with the rain, and lunch was very good.
Excellent boat tour with nature, history, culture, and food
Joe_S, Jan 2023
Unfortunately, the glass bottom boat was out of service on the day of my tour due to damage from inclement weather. Nonetheless, the tour was still fantastic. We got to snorkel and see green sea turtles, many species of fish and coral. Our boat guide was very informative on the history of Mo’orea and the culturally significant points of the indigenous people on the island. Swimming with sharks and stingrays was unforgettable. The tour ended with a delicious lunch of local Tahitian cuisine (lots of fish and fresh fruit). Definitely recommend this tour to visitors on Mo’orea!
sunali_T, Dec 2022
Very well organized The guide was very informative Lunch was delicious. Loved snorkeling and swimming with the stingrays. Would recommend this tour to friends and family.
Must Do !!
Valerie_M, Dec 2022
Captain Taina and her crew are THE BEST!!! My husband & I went on 8 excursions during a long cruise to Hawaii and the French Polynesian Islands. The •Best Way to Interact with Ocean Wildlife* excursion was hands down the our favorite! We were taken to several spots to swim / snorkel with sea turtles, stingrays, docile sharks, a variety of beautiful fish. Then, we were taken to a private island and the guides made us freshly made salads, fresh fruits, grilled fish & chicken, and the best pineapple & rum cocktails. Everything was delicious! The food was equivalent to a fine restaurant but in the most magical beach setting! A MUST DO !!!
Absolutely recommend this boat trip!
Julie_B, Nov 2022
Absolutely recommend! One of our best experiences on Moorea! Captain Taina and her son Kaina were our hosts/guides, and they were professional, informative, friendly, and they took excellent care of us every step of the way. We swam with rays, sharks, turtles, and learned so much about the history and culture of the island. They prepared us a delicious lunch on their private island. A fantastic experience from start to finish for all of us!! Thank you!
Wonderful & authentic
Marion_G, Nov 2022
The weather was bad that day, very rainy but the experience was fantastic. Great staff, great knowledge and sharing of the local culture. They were great with our young kids too. Stingrays, sharks, turtle, we saw a lot. Also lunch was not on the motu because of the weather, I was amazing food and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Memorable tour
Heather_G, Oct 2022
Wonderful tour! Glass bottom boat with plenty of ocean life - turtles, sting rays, sharks, fish. Wonderful guides and awesome and plentiful lunch provided. Overall just a wonderful experience.
A must - absolutely Incredible day!
Laura_T, June 2022
Exceptional day. Tour reps were accommodating- we arrived via ferry and they picked us up and dropped us off at no extra charge. I'd recommend bringing your own equipment that you've tested beforehand, the equipment provided was in good condition but the mask kept leaking. Seeing the sea life via glass bottom was nice. It was a choppy day so looking down through the glass bottom did make me a bit queasy. There was a fun and I believe unique way of snorkeling - we were paired up and then grabbed a rope trailing the boat while the it was moving- it was quite fun. We also stopped at a few spots to snorkel on our own. The rays were Incredible, so friendly- we were able to touch them frequently. The reef sharks were a bit unnerving at first, yet they merely swam around, we didn't touch them. We finished the day with a wonderful lunch and more snorkeling. French is definitely the preferred language- it was difficult to understand our captain at times- yet it didn't detract from the beauty and adventure. The group that prepared lunch were very easy to understand and did a fantastic job of preparing and serving. I Highly Recommend this tour. A wonderful way to spend the day. The water - it was unbelievable - absolutely incredible and pretty warm. We went in their winter and it seemed a pleasant temperature.
Excellent day
David_S, May 2022
Fantastic trip. Very helpful crew. Has a great time today. The snorkeling was good and swimming with the rays was thoroughly enjoyable. The food on the private motu was also excellent. Thoroughly recommend this trip.
Swim with sea life experience.
Robert_H, May 2022
My wife and I had a great time. Fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary. Swam with turtles, sharks, and stingrays. The captain spoke English and French very well. Having local food on their family island was very relaxing. A must to go to in Morrea.
Loved This Tour
Tory_B, May 2022
This was a great tour. Lots of variety for snorkeling, good food, and entertainment -- really a fun time with great hosts. This was so much fun! I'd highly recommend it.
Fantastic Half Day Tour on the water in Moorea
Karin_N, Mar 2022
This tour is a great way to spend a half day on Moorea. You can take advantage of three unique snorkeling spots, or enjoy the water from the comfort of the boat. Topped off with a delicious lunch on the private motu, we thoroughly enjoyed our day! Captain and crew were very knowledgeable about the island and made the excursion a delight.
ADA Accessible/ Worth Every Penny!
Ashley_S, Feb 2022
I went on this tour with my mom, who uses a wheelchair. My mom could have gone in the water with me, but decided to stay on the boat. She still had a great time as Kenae (our guide), Yanick (the boat captain), and Captain Taina made sure my mom had the opportunity to meet sting rays and to have a full, accommodated experience. Captain Taina sent a driver to pick us up from the hotel. The dock was dirt, sand, and pavement. The sand was a bit tricky to manuver for the wheelchair but Kenae was quick to help. The boat ride was calm. I struggle with motion sickness but I didn't want to wear the motion sickness patch in the water and the non-prescription medicine doesn't work for me. Sitting at the front of the boat, facing the wind, was enough to keep the sickness away. Our stops included snorkeling with green turtles, black tipped sharks, sting rays, and countless georgeous fishes! We also saw underwater tikis! Kenae guided the tour in French and in English to accommodate all guests. The underwater tikis are a tribute to the culture that missionaries tried to exterminate. The tikis are near a church that was built on the foundation of a temple the missionaries destroyed. The glass bottom boat meant my mom could see on the boat as clearly as I could see it in the water! Yanick drove the boat next to turtles that were surfacing so my mom could enjoy them, and Kenae brought gentle sting rays to the boat to meet my mom. Kenae had a fish and shark reference guide aboard the boat for the guests to use at our leisure. For lunch, Kenae and Yanick carried my mom ashore. Kenae and Yanick prepared an incredibly delicious lunch from scratch, including home-grown ingredients and home-baked goods. The lunch alone was worth the price of the tour! Lunch was on Captain Taina's family private island. The tidepools on the private island were full of wildlife, including eels, baby octopus, and freshly-molted crabs. Kenae introduced us to some of his wildlife friends, including a friendly but shy eel. After lunch, Kenae and Yanick carried my mom back to the boat. Then it was back to the dock and a short ride back to the hotel. We will book this tour again the next time we come!!! What a phenomenal experience!!! Not to mention, Captain Taina is the first woman captain for a tourist boat and saved a turtle from poachers! I didn't know that going into the tour, but it made me even more glad to tour with Captain Taina! Equipment needed: - swimsuit - face mask (covid safe) Equipment recommended: - snorkel (some are available on board to share) - towel, preferrably quick dry (no towel service aboard) - hand sanitizer - underwater camera - sunblock Pro-Tip: - bring your own snorkel and practice before you go. My snorkel has a valve, which is great for expelling water. However, quick breathes draw water into the valve. And, I quickly found out that when I'd get excited from seeing a turtle or shark, I would gasp! It's ok, just spit it out and enjoy the wildlife! - if you bring a GoPro, bring at least a second battery. Other guests and myself both ran out of charge. - reapply sunblock between water entries My attempt at phonetic pronunciations: Ia orana (hello) = Ya-Oh-Rah-Na Mauruuru (thank you) = Mah-ru-ru Mauruuru roa (thank you very much) = Mah-ru-ru row-ah
Une expérience magique
Amanda_F, Mar 2023
Super journée malgré la pluie. Une expérience magique. Je recommande à 100% captain Taina. Ils sont au top. Excursion à faire absolument
Expérience inoubliable!
Gabriel_D, May 2022
Une magnifique journée passée en compagnie de gens impliqués et passionnés. Accueil chaleureux et nourriture excellente partagée en toute convivialité sur un motu privé. Réservez sans hésiter!
Magnifique journée
Patrick_M, Apr 2022
Tout était parfait dans cette journée et encore plus le partage d une passion pour l OCEAN et sa faune. Bravo !
Philippe_R, July 2021
Tout simplement génial. Nous avions déjà fait une sortie similaire mais celle ci sort de l’ordinaire grâce à une méthode géniale pour voir les tortues et un repas vraiment excellent sur un motu entièrement privé. Je conseil à faire absolument .