Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo

Moorea, French Polynesia
Sail Moorea on a Catamaran Named Taboo

From USD 107.86

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Climb aboard the Taboo sailing catamaran and head out into the beautiful lagoon waters surrounding Moorea on this excursion. Spend hours swimming and snorkel with all sorts of tropical fish, blacktip sharks, stingrays and more. After you've worked up an appetite, nibble on tropical fruits and sip cocktails on the return to the harbor.
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Moorea and observe marine life
  • Fruit juice and maitais are served on board
  • Snorkeling gear and fruit is provided
  • Round-trip transfers from your Moorea hotel are included

What's Included

  • water
  • tropical juices
  • maitai cocktails
  • plate of fresh tropical fruits
  • snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages

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    FOR ALL OUR PASSENGERS WHEREVER THEY ARE STAYING : WE WILL CONFIRM THE EXACT APPOINTMENT (TIME & PLACE) BY MESSAGE THROUGH TRIPADVISOR/VIATOR. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS/SPAM FOLDER, YOU HAVE TO CONFIRM THE DETAILS BY RETURN EMAIL. (no show = no refund) --- We start the morning tour from our boat mooring which is between the Hilton Hotel and Mareto/Tahiamanu public Beach. If the morning tour is fully booked, we could be able to open an afternoon one, which appointment will be in the parking lot of Tahiamanu public beach, in front of the restrooms. >>> PLEASE, SELECT THE RIGHT PICK UP PRICE OPTION depending on where you are located and if you have a rental vehicle or not. Pick up are available for 2 passengers minimum. We do pick up on the main road of the Island ("route de ceinture") and hotel's lobby. (If you are on Temae path you have to meet us at the Golf or at Temae P.o. boxes). If you're outside our pick up area, you have to meet us directly at the departure point with a rental vehicle. We also could book a round trip taxi and you'll make an extra cash payment. ==> SHORE EXCURSIONS : please contact us before sending your booking request / EXACT PICK UP TIME WILL BE CONFIRMED BY MESSAGE --> Norwegian Cruise, Ovation of the seas, Princess cruise... : we will pick you up by boat directly at Papetoai port, same port as your tender pier, a few meters away. You have to be in the first tenders //// We will adjust the departure time regarding your cruise ship arrival. We could decide if it's a morning or afternoon tour. --> Paul Gauguin Cruise : only the afternoon tour is available as your first tender is too late for the morning tour. We will pick you up by boat directly from Papetoai port around 11.30am --> Windspirit, Starbreeze & Cook's bay port : only the afternoon tour is available as your first tender is too late for the morning tour, we will pick you up by car around 11.15am from the tourism office. ==> COMING FROM TAHITI BY FERRY : If you need a round trip transfer in Moorea (please select the good price option). You have to take the following ferry : > Monday to Friday : 5:40am or 5:50am Aremiti Ferry. Pick up by car from the Moorea ferry terminal at 6:55am. > Saturday and Sunday only the afternoon option could be available : you'll have to take the 9:00am Aremiti Ferry. Pick up by car from the Moorea ferry terminal at 9:45am.

    What To Expect

    Voil'a Moorea (Pass By)

    'Ōpūnohu Bay

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    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 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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    Featured review
    Highly recommend this experience for anyone visiting Moorea. The guide (Fanny) and captain (Kevin) were both fantastic! They knew the best spots, and were able to accommodate based on the weather conditions (it was windy and rainy the day we went). They were very knowledgeable about the island, and about the fish we would be seeing. We felt very comfortable with them as our guides, and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Moorea.


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    So much fun on Taboo
    jonathan_w, Aug 2023
    Wonderful skipper and snorkeling leader. Great snorkeling with lots of knowledge of all the fish, sharks and coral plus local legends. Highly recommend
    Jarrod_M, July 2023
    Absolutely loved this tour. The spots we stopped at were incredible and the crew were so knowledgeable and so friendly. The Taboo boat was comfortable and super cool. I wanted to stay for longer! Would definitely recommend to go on this tour
    None.. they got my money...
    Betsy_D, July 2023
    None.. they got my money and that was it!!!!! it was very unfortunate. My husband and I on a trip of a lifetime and this tour operator refused to work with us but kept the money.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Ia Orana Betsy, We were more than willing to work with you and to welcome you on our boat. Unfortunately you were not able to make to the boat departure or to cancel your booking 24 hours before the departure. We were sorry you were not feeling well and got a bit sun burned earlier that day but this does not represent a reason for a refund on Viator. Would you expect a refund if you are not able to make it to a plane or a train departure that you booked ?
    Highly recommend
    Brigid_C, July 2023
    This was an incredible experience!! Swimming with sharks, rays, in a coral garden - all of it was unforgettable. The guides knew so much and always made sure we were safe and had a good time. It's only half a day but we saw a ton of wildlife and amazing views. Highly recommend if you're in the area!
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thanks for your nice review and for recommending us ! We are happy you had a great time Snorkeling with us ;-) Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Love the tour on Taboo!!
    Chris_O, June 2023
    Awesome tour with a small group and super staff. We were on the Ovation of the Seas and the departure time from Moorea was changed to an earlier time -- thanks for the staff for starting the tour an hour or so early. It worked out great - we were first to the snorkel spots!! Would definitely recommend this tour and will do it again next time we visit.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thanks Chris !! it was a pleasure having you aboard and we will be happy to welcome you again next time :-) When it comes to passengers coming cruise ship like the Ovation of the Seas we have no control on the arrival and departure time so we often must adapt with is not always easy. Happy it worked out great. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Nice catamaran, pleasant...
    Sergii_M, June 2023
    Nice catamaran, pleasant crew, good organisation. 4 hours is a perfect timing before getting tired. Highly recommended
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thanks Sergei for your nice feedback and for recommending us :-) Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Wonderful snorkelling tour
    Gladys_D, June 2023
    Very knowledgeable and nice crew. Comfy boat. We saw so many fish’s, rays and sharks. Small group. Love it.
    Snorkeling with sharks...
    Lynette_S, June 2023
    Snorkeling with sharks and stingrays was amazing ! It is a must do when in Moorea. We recommend this excursion. They were nice and welcoming and made it a truly enjoyable experience.
    Best Half Day Trip hands down, 10/10!
    Anastasia_R, June 2023
    We were conveniently picked up from the Sofitel right on time! Quick ride to the boat and amazing team! The team was so accommodating and very knowledgeable. Made for a very relaxed tour and such an easygoing experience! Made everyone very comfortable. The boat was beautiful and clean. Made the trip so memorable. So many comfortable spots and there is a covered area on boat for shade. Refreshments always available. The reefs and fish were unbelievable. Some areas were crowded, so the team easily re-arranged the tour so we had the best experience without a lot of people. They made it very private. The sharks and rays were outstanding. This was by far our favorite thing on Moorea. Thank you for the best experience. This was one of the only half day trips available and perfect. 11/10
    Fun day in the reefs!
    Mellissa_M, June 2023
    We did the 1/2 day morning tour. Our guide was kind and knowledgeable. We especially loved seeing the sharks and rays!
    Relaxing lagoon snorkel
    Donna_J, June 2023
    It felt like a privilege to be on this catamaran. The captain and Vincent his first mate were cautious with their passengers and excellent hosts. They limit the occupancy to 8 persons which is perfect. There are 3 unique stops to snorkel. They supply juice and fruit. Nice to spend the morning on the lagoon.
    Good fun with friends among the fish on the reef
    Stephen_B, June 2023
    Vincent and Thibault were great guys with very good English. We were picked up right on time and dropped back again in plenty of time for last tender back to cruise ship, as requested. Coral, sharks, rays and lots of other types of fish were to be seen, as promised. Much more enjoyable once the other boats with the loud music had left the area! Great trip in small boat with just 6 other people. Thanks, guys.
    Paradise found!
    Sharlene_G, May 2023
    If you want to indulge in a relaxing, extraordinarily picturesque experience then Taboo is the true gem of Moorea. Captain Leo ,his sailors and hosts will delight you with their knowledge of the history and intricacies of this beautiful island. You will swim with the sharks, rays and see a plethora of beautifully colorful fish. The blue lagoon is intoxicating and the fresh fruit and cocktails served add to the sensations that will make this adventure your most favorite of all! Thank you! We will be back and can't wait to once more be on Taboo on the lagoon. Javier & Sharlene
    Fantastic snorkeling experience
    Randall_L, May 2023
    Fantastic half day snorkeling with only 6 guests and 2 crew on a wonderful small catamaran. Visited 3 snorkelling sites away from all the crowds. Would highly recommend this company and the great experience they provide.
    Awesome Experience
    rickandchris, May 2023
    This was a totally amazing experience to swim with the sting rays, reef sharks & lots of colored fish. The water was so great with the multiple stops to explore & swim. Our guide & boat Captain were great.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thanks Rick for your great feedback !! Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Awesome experience!!!
    Fudencio_A, May 2023
    Taboo crew is awesome for taking care of us and explaining the history of Moorea’s flora and fauna…..Well worth the experience!
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thanks for your great review ! happy you had an Awesome Experience :-) Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Trip highlight
    Julie_F, May 2023
    A highlight of our trip. Wonderful guide repectful of the environment and culture who taught us a lot without a memorized sounding lecture. A small group of friendly people. Relaxed. Great snorkeling. Nice drinks and fruit. Highly recommended!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks Julie for your great review ! Very happy that your experience with us was the Highlight of your trip. Mauruuru Roa Leo and Liza
    Great fun snorkeling tour
    Jason_P, Apr 2023
    Took us to 3 great snorkeling spots, guide and captain were great and best of was swimming with reef sharks and stingrays - bucket list item checked!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks Jason for your nice review ! Happy you had a great and fun time with us. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza
    Best half-day trip ever!
    Beth_D, Apr 2023
    This trip is a must-do while in Mo’orea! The guided were informative about the ocean life, attended to safety needs first and foremost, and very adeptly mixed a lovely mai tai :) They even went out of their way to make sure a member of our group who couldn’t swim was comfortable in the water (life jacket, pool noodle, and he even towed her around on a float so she could see the underwater tikis). The trip was a little less than 4 hours and felt like a perfect length. The sharks and rays were plentiful, and snorkeling the coral garden was another highlight. Thanks so much for your kindness, hospitality, and for a most memorable day trip!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    You are very welcome Beth, Thanks for your great feed back about your Snorkeling experience with us. Mauruuru Léo and Liza
    Surreal and beautiful!
    Meghana_N, Apr 2023
    Absolutely amazing experience! Was surreal swimming with the sharks and sting rays and a must do if visiting Tahiti. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel safe throughout the trip.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks Meghan for you great feed back about your amazing snorkeling experience with us. Mauruuru Roa Léo and Liza

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