Join Moorea Ocean Adventures for a private boat tour to swim with the magnificent Humpback Whales in Moorea, French Polynesia.. We are pleased to offer small group private Whale watching tours from July through November and 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 Humpback Whales in the mating and nursery areas. 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 Humpback Whales and Spinner Dolphins as we share all of our data and sighting reports with the Department of the Environment and local NGOs.
Dolphin Watch & Swim Tour
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.
From July to November
Humpback Whale Swim Tour
Humpback Whales are seasonal visitors to Moorea, French Polynesia. From July to early November the Humpback Whales can be found close to the outer reefs as they search for a mate or nurse their young. We are pleased to offer the most complete small group private tours to swim with Humpback Whales in Moorea – our sightings record is over 95%.
Moorea is one of the only places in the world where you can swim with Humpback Whales. For many of our guests swimming with Humpback Whales in Moorea’s warm blue seas is a once in a lifetime experience. Join our knowledgeable and experienced Biologist Guide and Cameraman during the peak season to swim with Humpback Whales from mid-August through October.
We feel that the best way to safely and enjoyable swim with Humpback Whales is accomplished in small groups of no more than 8 guests. When you add in our Marine Biologist Guide and Cameraman who have hundreds of encounters swimming with Humpback Whales on Moorea, you can be assured a premium quality tour – the Moorea Ocean Adventures way!
Swim with Humpback Whales | Pilot Whales | Rough-toothed Dolphins
Be Whale Aware – When you join Moorea Ocean Adventures to swim with Humpback Whales, Rough-toothed Dolphins, Pilot Whales and all of the amazing marine wildlife here in Moorea, your tour will be hosted by our Marine Biologist Matthieu and Cameraman Trevor. 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 whales and dolphins on every tour. We must take into consideration the weather, the whales and 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 the Humpback Whales of 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 or 3 tours to swim with Humpback Whales while visiting our beautiful island.