Tahiti Humpback Tours 2019

“This was our second trip with WhaleSwim after Tonga in 2015 and it didn’t disappoint. Tahiti Moorea island is just a stunningly beautiful island thats stolen our hearts. The encounters we had with the whales will stay with us forever. The whales were so relaxed in our presence. We encountered many mothers and calfs and were lucky to swim with pilot whales, rays and reef sharks. Will definitely be returning soon.”

Jenni and Dean – London, UK

Join us to snorkel with Humpback Whales in Tahiti!

We offer personally escorted, small group tours in Moorea, with more time in the water.
Our all inclusive packages have NO hidden costs, include beach-side & garden Tahitian-style thatched-bungalow accommodation, fresh French-Tahitian food, snorkeling with humpback whales (and other amazing marine-life), some leisure time & airport transfers.
After 19 years operating our swim-with-whales tours in Tonga – we began new tours to snorkel with humpbacks in Moorea, Tahiti in 2016. One of our dedicated & passionate team members (and photographer) in Tonga, now takes care of every detail to deliver the best humpback whale experience in Tahiti!

Q: How long has Tahiti been offering swim-with-humpback whales experience?
A: 20 years now!

Q: Why haven’t I heard about it?
A: Unlike Tonga, swimming with humpback whales is not Tahiti’s main tourist attraction!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not operate day-trips with the whales 

Click here to download 2019  ‘Magical Humpbacks in Tahiti’ Tour Schedule

2019: ‘Magical Humpbacks in Tahiti | 9-nights & 8 x 4. 5 hour trips on the water with the whales.

#FP919A      19 – 28 August 2019                          Spaces available: 8
#FP919B     29 August – 7 September 2019    Spaces available:  8
#FP919C      15 – 24 September 2019                    Spaces available: 8
#FP919D     13 – 22 October 2019                          Spaces available: 8

Please note:  The Garden Bungalows are the same size and design as Beach bungalows – they are just 30 seconds walk to the beach and are beautiful too!

Prices: per person

Two people share bungalow:
Honeymoon: AUD$5,995 per person   Beach: AUD$5,895.00    Garden: AUD$5,780
Single Bungalow:
Honeymoon: AUD$7,580 per person   Beach: AUD$7,350.00    Garden: AUD$7,100
Triple – three people share Bungalow: (1 Queen + 1 x King Single)
Beach: AUD$5,680    Garden: AUD$5,600
NEW! Two-bedroom Garden Bungalow (2 x Queen beds and living area/kitchen): if available at time of inquiry

Tour Inclusions:

  • 9 nights Tahitian-style bungalow accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, right on the edge of a beautiful turquoise lagoon
  • A full breakfast daily | 2 lunches at the 2 best cafes on Moorea | 5 evening meals at your accommodation, the beautiful & elegant, Moorea Beach Lodge
  • 8  x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides
  • Opportunities to snorkel with other marine-life
  • Transfers from airport & ferry terminal in Moorea
  • Pro-video-grapher available on request
  • Lots of fun!

Itinerary:

Arrival Day: We meet you at Moorea airport or Ferry Terminal (check-in after 1.00pm) | transfer to the Lodge | Welcome dinner in the verandah at Moorea Beach Lodge
Day 1: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach in front of the Lodge | boat briefing | how to swim with whales training (so they don’t swim off) | out with the whales | lots of fun | return to the Lodge | – free evening.
Day 2 – 8: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach | out with the whales & lunch | lots of fun | return to hotel beach | Farewell dinner at the Lodge on the last night. (5 evening meals at the Lodge are included in the tour package)
Day 9: Breakfast | End of tour | transfer to the airport or ferry terminal.

Please Note:
1. Some days we will be on the water with the whales during the morning from 7.30am other days it will be afternoons from 1.oo – 1.30 pm leaving your free time to expereince other activies or just relax. We will give you and itinerary with schedule d times, at the Welcome dinner on your arrival day.
2. You have 4 free evenings to arrange your dinner at restaurants of your choice. There are around 6 restaurants within walking distance from the Lodge.
3. We have a video-grapher, who will make a short video of you on request, for a small fee.

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2019: ‘Magical Humpbacks in Tahiti’  | 7-nights & 6 x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales

Please note:  The Garden Bungalows are the same size and design as Beach bungalows – they just 30 seconds to the beach and are beautiful too!

#FP719A       7 – 14 September 2019               Spaces available: 8
#FP719B       26 Sept – 3 October 2019   Spaces available: 8
#FP719C       5 – 12 October 2019                   Spaces available: 8
#FP719D      23 – 30 October 2019                Spaces available: 8

Prices: per person

Two people share bungalow:
Honeymoon (photo right): AUD$5,150  Beach: AUD$5,070    Garden: AUD$4,975
Single Bungalow:
Honeymoon: AUD$6,330     Beach: AUD$6,170.00    Garden: AUD$5,900
Triple – three people share Bungalow: (1 Queen + 1 x King Single)
Beach: AUD$4,850    Garden: AUD$4,690
NEW! Two-bedroom Garden Bungalow (2 x Queen beds and living area/kitchen): if available at time of enquiry.

  • 7 nights Tahitian-style bungalow accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, right on the edge of a beautiful turquoise lagoon.
  • A full breakfast daily | 2 lunches at the 2 best cafes on Moorea | 4 evening meals at your accommodation, the beautiful & elegant, Moorea Beach Lodge
  • 6  x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides
  • Opportunities to snorkel with other marine-life
  • Transfers from airport & ferry terminal in Moorea
  • Pro-video-grapher available on request
  • Lots of fun!
  • Itinerary:

    Arrival Day: We meet you at Moorea airport or Ferry Terminal (check-in after 1.00pm) | transfer to the Lodge | Welcome dinner in the verandah at Moorea Beach Lodge
    Day 1: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach | boat briefing | how to swim with whales training (so they don’t swim off) | out with the whales | lots of fun | return to the lodge | free evening.
    Day 2 – 6: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach at the Lodge | out with the whales & lunch | lots of fun | return to hotel beach | Farewell dinner at Moorea Beach Lodge on last night. (4 evening meals at the Lodge are included in the tour package)
    Day 7: Breakfast | End of tour | transfer to the airport or ferry terminal.

    Please Note:
    1. Some days we will be on the water with the whales during the morning from 7.30am other days it will be afternoons from1.oo – 1.30 pm leaving you free time to expereince other activies or just relax. We will give you and itinerary with scheduled times, at the Welcome dinner on your arrival day.
    2. You have 3 free evenings to arrange your dinner at restaurants of your choice.
    3.We have a video-grapher, who will make a short video of you on request, for a small fee.

  • Click to BOOK this tour
  • Scroll down the page for ‘About Our Tours’ and information and photos of our accommodation at the Moorea Beach Lodge.

Our Team

Magenta Hyde

Magenta is your Tour Leader for ‘Magical Humpbacks in Tahiti’ tours.
Magenta worked with us in Vava’u Tonga in 2012 & 2013 and in Moorea in 2016 & 2017 as Tour Leader/underwater photographer and her love for the ocean whales and dolphins and has led her travel the ocean through the South Pacific!
Magenta will be shooting video of the humpbacks and the marine environment. Photo prints at  www.magentahydephotography.com 

Rae Gill

Rae is the passionate owner of WhaleSwim Adventures and will be in Moorea as Co-ordinator and on the whaleswim boat on as many days as possible during the season.
Rae has been swimming with humpback whales since 1998 and her connection and love for these majestic creatures, all marine life, the preservation of our oceans and the environment is always present.
She has extensive knowledge of humpback whales has been gathered over the past 18 years along with many stories to tell.

About our Tours

What is NOT included on our Tahiti Tours

Why we do NOT operate day-tours on random dates

Our Terms & Conditions

Arriving & Getting to Moorea, French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Gear you will need to bring

Accommodation by the airport & for extra nights

Extra accommodation on Moorea and transfers

Experience required

How many people in the group?

Why you will have longer time in the water

Your days on the water in Moorea

Your Accommodation & WhaleSwim Boat

Our WhaleSwim Boat

Our whale-swimming vessel “Cata Manu” is a 30′ catamaran with 2-x-225hp 4-stroke outboards (eco-friendly) – its fast and quiet! Lots of room for 8 people plus crew and good protection from the sun and easy entry and exit from the water. We will have plenty of  fresh tropical fruit (whatever is in season) aboard to snack on each day! Some days, there may be an opportunity to swim with Black Tip reef sharks & rays or hang-out with the large pod of Spinner dolphins and congregate in the lagoon near to Haapiti.

The water is a beautiful 25C – 27C during the whale season.

Our Tahitian skipper and our guide, Maire Temau’u has been taking whale-lovers to swim with the humpbacks since 1999 and is committed to their protection and for all his guests to experience these incredible and majestic gentle giants of the sea. He is a  environmentalist too!  Maire’s brother Tere’e, is his crew and skippers the boat while Maire is guiding us around the whales.

Moorea Beach Lodge

A little corner of paradise along a white sandy beach facing the turquoise lagoon surrounded by a tropical garden, the Moorea Beach Lodge is located on the West side of Moorea Island. The peacefullness of the Lodge and it’s beauty will be appreciated by all.
All the Bungalows (4 Beach Bungalows & 6 Garden Bungalows (photo right) have air conditioning, a Queen size bed, a sofa witch converts into 2 single beds (except for the Honeymoon Bungalow- if available on request), a ceiling fan, a small refrigerator with tea and coffee facilities, a wardrobe, a personal safe, a bathroom with shower and a private deck. Every bungalow comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Moorea Beach Lodge also includes a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar. The property has a private beach area and free use of bicycles is available.

Ocean side, exploration of the lagoon can be done under water and above, or in the deep blue with Moorea Fun Dive diving center, directly accessible from the beach.  Mountain side , stroll along on a bicycle or by foot, explore the numerous mountain tracks, and at the end of the day, enjoy the sunset.  Half a dozen restaurants and snacks are only a few minutes walk from the Lodge.