Watch and Swim with Wild Dolphins on Moorea

Join Moorea Ocean Adventures for a private boat tour to swim with spinner or rough-toothed dolphins in Moorea, French Polynesia.. We are pleased to offer small group private Dolphin watching tours throughout the year.

The lagoon and ocean surrounding Moorea, French Polynesia is warm and clear, making it one of the best places in the world to swim with and observe dolphins in their natural habitat. French Polynesia declared itself a Marine Mammal Sanctuary in 2002 offering protection to all of the 16 species of Whales and Dolphins found here.

Join us to support the research and conservation of  Spinner Dolphins and other cetaceans as we share all of our data and sighting reports with the Department of the Environment and local NGOs.

Moorea Ocean Adventures Dolphin Tour

All year

Dolphin Watch and Swim


Spinner Dolphins are year round residents of Moorea, French Polynesia. During the mornings they can be reliably encountered in the lagoons and passes as they rest from the evening hunt. We are pleased to offer our small group private tours to observe the Spinner Dolphin pods of Moorea all year round, our sightings success is over 90%.

There are other species of Dolphins that also live near the coast of Moorea; rough-toothed dolphins, short-finned pilot whales and beaked whales. While not as reliable as the Spinner Dolphins, the Moorea Ocean Adventure team has the knowledge and experience to give you the best chance of meeting these other amazing dolphin species.

Our boats are fast and maneuverable, suitable for the open seas and traveling to the areas where the offshore dolphin species can be encountered. When we do find the Rough-toothed dolphins or Pilot Whales it is often possible to join swim with them in the open ocean for memorable encounters.


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Dolphin watching in French Polynesia

Swim with Spinner Dolphins| Pilot Whales | Rough-toothed Dolphins

Be Dolphin Aware – When you join Moorea Ocean Adventures to swim with Rough-toothed Dolphins, Pilot Whales and all of the amazing marine wildlife here in Moorea, your tour will be hosted by our experienced team of marine biologists, naturalist guides and experienced boat captains. Together, they share the knowledge and experience to ensure you the best possible private tour here on Moorea.

But we cannot guarantee we will be able to find every species or swim with the dolphins on every tour. We must take into consideration the weather, the dolphins activity and our guests abilities. This ensures the safety of our guests and the sustainability of responsible tourism here on Moorea, French Polynesia. We are strong supporters of the conservation and protection of the Whales, Dolphins and all the marine wildlife species we encounter and we ask our guests to understand and be excited to participate in responsible tourism with us.

Many of our guests travel great distances for the opportunity to swim with wild animals in Moorea. Often our guests book several tours during their stay to increase the chances of a successful in-water encounter. We strongly recommend considering 2 tours to swim withwild dolphins while visiting our beautiful island.

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