Swim with humpback whales

Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

From USD 140.96

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Bottled water
    • Restroom on board

    Meeting And Pickup

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

    Meeting point

    • Moorea Activities Center - Opunohu
      Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    08:30 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • 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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    Highly recommend! ...
    Lindsey_H, Oct 2022
    Highly recommend! We came a bit late in the season, but we did get to see a mama and calf. Shoot for Aug/Sept if you want to increase your chances. Our guide and captain were fantastic and very respectful of the animals.
    Wonderful Adventure
    Ryan_M, Oct 2022
    Pick up and drop off at the hotel was seamless. Great communication throughout the experience and we were able to swim and see a whale and her calf. At the end of the trip we swam with sting rays and sharks. Wonderful tour operators and make the experience really fun.
    We swam with a singing...
    Peter_M, Oct 2022
    We swam with a singing Humpback whale ! Amazing. Not forgetting swimming with Dolphins Sharks and Rays.
    Don’t miss this opportunity with a terrific operator!
    Carole_D, Oct 2022
    WOW — simply thrilling! We had an excellent captain and our guide, Maui, put us right in the middle of the action. His son (maybe 6?) was onboard and a joy to watch as he “helped”! A tremendous experience swimming with a 15-18 meter humpback mother and her calf in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia! Thank you Maui and crew for a memory of a lifetime!
    You won’t be sorry! Book this trip now!!
    Heather_S, Oct 2022
    What an amazing adventure we had! A humpback whale and her calf swam right up to us and the calf was so playful and curious! Once in a lifetime experience! Maui and crew did an amazing job to make sure we all had the perfect day!
    Mother and calf were a beautiful sight!
    Michael_G, Oct 2022
    The crew was incredible and we waited patiently for the right opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures. Our patience paid off and we saw a mother and her calf swimming right below us! Be prepared to do a good amount of swimming. Try not to kick too much with your fins, as the sound scares away the whales. Also, try not to kick your fellow travelers with your fins. One person kicked my mask off of my face creating an uncomfortable situation in the open ocean. Be considerate and you will be rewarded with an incredible experience.
    The highlight of our trip!
    Abigail_B, Oct 2022
    This was the highlight of our entire trip! The experience was absolutely incredible! Our group was able to swim with a mother whale and her calf. I could not believe how close we were able to get! Maui and the rest of the crew were kind, knowledgeable, and lots of fun! Maui was very clear about what we could expect when swimming in the open ocean. He not only made us feel very safe in what could be a frightening or overwhelming situation, but he was very respectful towards the whales as well. I cannot say enough good things about this experience! You will not regret booking it!
    Awesome whale watching experience!
    Francisco_H, Oct 2020
    Amazing! I can't believe how close to the whales we got. Awesome crew- friendly, helpful, and they knew exactly how to get us VERY close to the whales without disturbing them. Absolutely calling these guys next time we come here!
    Sympathiques et professionnels
    Stephanie_L, Oct 2022
    Le professionalisme des accompagnateurs respectueux des baleines, très attentifs aux passagers et à la sécurité.
    Meilleure excursion en Polynésie
    Violeta_N, Aug 2021
    Super excursions avec Maui et son capitaine. De «l’apprentissage et du plaisir. Et puis : mise à l’eau avec une baleine à bosse, parmi les expériences plus puissantes de ma vie ! Puis requins, raies et tortues ! Allez y les yeux fermés, j’espère y retourner !