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Blue Footprint Life Private Humpback Whale Tours

 


“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 Lisa Armstrong to Swim with Humpback Whales in beautiful Moorea, Tahiti!

We offer personally escorted, small whale swimming group tours in Moorea, as this island is known as the ‘humpback whale nursery’ and has the most humpback whales in the area during the season in French Polynesia. Humpbacks are seen around other islands, but they are only passing through.

Our all inclusive packages have NO hidden costs, include beach-side & garden Tahitian-style thatched-bungalow accommodation, fresh French-Tahitian and international cuisine prepared by our private chef, swim with whales (and other amazing marine-life), some leisure time & airport transfers.
After 21 years operating our Tonga whale swim tours in Vava’u – we began new tours to swimming with humpbacks in Tahiti in 2016 and our guests are coming back there again , as they love it so much!
Our dedicated & passionate team Sabri, Maire (the whale-whisperer!), Teri’i, Barbara, Hans, Emma and Rae, take care of every detail to deliver the best humpback whale experience in Tahiti! (See info about our team, further down the page)

 

 

 

Entrance to Moorea Island Beach Hotel

2021 ‘Blue Footprint Life’ | 7-nights & 7 x 4. 5 hour trips on the water swimming with humpback whales

#BFL2021     October 7 – 14  2021                  Spaces available: 10

Prices: per person

Staying at Hotel Fenua Mata’i’oa
Twin/Double share Suite:
each Suite has 2 bedrooms each with own bathroom and indoor/outdoor living area.
Princess Maimiti Presidential Suite : USD$5,685

Princess Aimeho Superior Suite: USD$5,480    

Single Occupancy Suite:   (2 only)
Reva &  Hereiti Garden Suites : USD$6,550  per person

Tour Inclusions:

  • 7 nights Tahitian-style suites at Hotel Fenua Mata’i’oa (scroll down to the foot of the page to see photos) each bedroom 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, | free laundry service 
  • 6  x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Tour Leader & Guides
  • Opportunities to snorkel with other marine-life
  • Transfers from airport & ferry terminal in Moorea
  • Lots of fun!

Not Included:

  • All international/local flights & ferry crossings to/from Moorea
  • 4 evening meals
  • 5 lunches
  • accommodation and airport transfers on main island of Tahiti
  • snorkelling gear
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • travel insurance

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2022 ‘Blue Footprint Life’ | 8-nights & 7 x 4. 5 hour trips on the water swimming with humpback whales

#BFL2022A      Sept 29 – Oct 7  2021               Spaces available: 10   
#BFL2022B     October 7 – 15  2021                  Spaces available: 10

CLICK HERE for 2021 Tour Schedule in Tahiti

Prices: per person

Staying at Moorea Island Beach
Two people share bungalow:

Beach: AUD$6,385 per person    Tropical: AUD$6,285      Garden: AUD$6,180

Single Occupancy:    
Beach
: AUD$7,695  per person   Tropical: AUD$6,285       Garden: AUD$7,485

Tour Inclusions:

  • 8 nights Tahitian-style bungalow at Moorea Island Beach (scroll down to the foot of the page to see photos) 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, | free laundry service 
  • 7  x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Tour Leader & Guides
  • Opportunities to snorkel with other marine-life
  • Transfers from airport & ferry terminal in Moorea
  • Lots of fun!

Not Included:

  • All international/local flights & ferry crossings to/from Moorea
  • 4 evening meals
  • 6 lunches
  • accommodation and airport transfers on main island of Tahiti
  • snorkelling gear
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • travel insurance

Itinerary:

Arrival Day: We meet you at Moorea airport or Ferry Terminal | transfer to Moorea Island Beach (check-in after 1.00pm). Your Tour Briefing is at 6.30pm, followed by the Welcome dinner on the verandah at Moorea Beach Lodge (100m along the beach) at 6.30 pmDay 1: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach – 100m for your accommodation | boat briefing | how to swim with whales training (so they don’t swim off) | out with the whales (4 – 4.5 hours) | lots of fun | return to your accommodation | free evening.
Day 2 – 8: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach | out with the whales (4 – 4.5 hours) |lots of fun | return to beach | Farewell dinner at Moorea Beach Lodge on last night. (4 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 7.15am other days it will be afternoons from 1.15 – 1.30 pm leaving you free time to experience other activies or just relax. We will give you your detailed itinerary with scheduled times, just prior your arrival day.
2. You have 4 free evenings to arrange your dinner at restaurants of your choice.
3. Your Tour Leader Annah Evington is an experienced guide and tour leader and has been on our team for 9 seasons in Tonga, Tahiti, Sri Lanka and Norway.
4. We recommend that you bring an underwater camera (GoPro is perfect with the short-pole only or an good quality underwater camera) and swap your best photos with the other guests in your group.

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Our Incredible Team

Annah Evington – Tour Leader

Annah is based in beautiful coastal town of Oamaru in the South Island of  New Zealand when she is not leading tours in Tahiti, Tonga, Sri Lanka or Norway!

Annah has been valuable part of our WhaleSwim team for most seasons since 2002, and is one of the most experienced whale guides in the world.

Her passion and love for the ocean and all marine life (and whales in particular) shines!
You will definitely have lots of fun with Annah!

She will be your Tour Leader for the 2021 season in Moorea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Hattais – Chef extra-ordinaire

Emma resides 80km’s outside of  Paris, with her partner, Sabri and their daughter Pacifique outside of the humpback season in Moorea.
 
She attended the hotel school called Médéric in Paris when she was 15 years old but then at 17 she took an opportunity to start working as a model around the world and did so until she went back to school at La Sorbonne at 22.

That’s when she started working in restaurants part-time and very soon she was lucky to be working full time in the kitchen with great differents Peruviens chefs who gave her the taste and passion for ceviches and Japanese nikkeï food where she learned their traditionals recipes. She’ s also cooking french, italian, greek and Vietnamese cuisine that we know you will enjoy.  

Emma had her own small restaurant called La Vague (‘the wave’)  http://lavague.restaurant.zenchef.com/en/menus/ inParis for 3 years where she met Sabri. When she became pregnant with Pacifique, she decided to be at home to take care of her and then joined the amazing WhaleSwim team as a chef.

 She has always been an animal lover and on her first trip to Moorea, 3 years ago, fell in love with the Moorea and the amazing humpback whales and now, can’t get enough of them whenever she gets the chance. Emma will be preparing delicious cuisine for some of our groups during the 2021 season. 
                                          

 

 

Rae Gill – Tour Director and ‘whale-woman’!

Rae is the passionate owner of WhaleSwim Adventures. 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. Being in the ocean with humpback whales is her ‘happy place’!

As a naturalist, she has extensive knowledge of humpback whales that has been gathered over the past 21 years, along with many stories to tell.

 

 

 

Our ‘Whale-whispering’ Boat & Crew
– Maire and Teri’i Te’amuu

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 9 guests 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 ‘whale-whisperer’, 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 Teri’i, is his crew and skippers the boat while Maire is guiding us around the whales.                Photo right – Happy boat Crew: Teri’i (skipper), Maire (skipper & whale-whisperer-guide) and Sabri (Tour Leader)

 

Our Amazing Tours  (Click the link with BLUE background below and the info will drop down!)

Why we do NOT operate day-tours on random dates

Arriving & Getting to Moorea, French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Our Terms & Conditions:

What you will need to bring:

Snorkelling Experience Required

The Best Snorkeling Gear to swim with whales

Accommodation by the airport & for extra nights

Transfers and extra accommodation in Papeete & Moorea

How many people in the group?

Why you will have longer time in the water

Your days on the water in Moorea

Terms & Conditions of Booking a WhaleSwim Adventures Ltd Tour

Your Accommodation

Moorea Island Beach 

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.