Swimming with Moorea’s Humpback Whales

September 7-13, 2019

From the end of June or early July, some humpback whales from Antarctica migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Rurutu, and Bora Bora) to breed and give birth to calves.  Humpbacks stay in the area through October and in season, they can be found close to the outer reefs as they search for mates or nurse their young.

This exclusive trip is scheduled during peak season for humpbacks in Moorea. We’ll spend four days on the water with marine biologist, conservation scientist and professional photographer Dr. Caine Delacy as well as an experienced local guide and boat captain.

Join us in September 2019 for the ultimate underwater adventure – swimming with Moorea’s humpback whales!


DAY 1 (Sat, Sept 7) – Morning arrival to Papeete. Transfer to the pier for our 30-minute boat transfer to Moorea.  We’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore Moorea.

Accommodations: Moorea Beach Lodge

Meals: None

DAYS 2-5 (Sun, Sept 8 – Wed, Sept 11) –We have four full days on the water searching for humpback whales and other marine wildlife including dolphins, sharks, rays, pilot whales and and more.  Our encounters are up to the marine animals, not us.  The key to our success will be patience and respect. There is no SCUBA on this expedition, but you do need to be comfortable on the water for an entire day and have the ability to swim comfortably with mask, snorkel and fins.

Accommodations: Moorea Beach Lodge

Meals: Continental Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: (Thurs, Sept 12) – After a final morning on Moorea, we’ll transfer by boat back to Tahiti.  You have the rest of the day to enjoy the amenities on offer at the hotel and to explore the island.

Accommodations: Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Meals: Continental Breakfast

DAY 7 (Fri, Sept 13)  Today, we’ll explore Tahiti during a 4WD Safari to the heart of the island. Admire the valley of Papenoo and enjoy incredible waterfalls and landscapes. We’ll have time to return to the hotel, freshen up, and have dinner before our evening airport transfer.

Meals: American Breakfast

Price: $4395* per person based on double occupancy.

Single accommodations subject to availability.  Contact us for more details.

Package includes four days on the water looking for humpback whales and other marine wildlife with Dr. Caine Delacy + local captain and guide, photography tuition, accommodations, meals as listed, hotel transfers, round-trip ferry between Tahiti and Moorea, non-alcoholic drinks during boat excursions, 4WD safari on Tahiti, full-time trip host from R2R (Sheridan Samano), and digital access to trip photos.

Exclusions: international airfare, passport and visa fees, mandatory travel insurance, alcohol, gratuities, and items of a personal nature.

*A 3% discount will be applied to payments by check.

Group size is limited to five participants + guides, boat captain and R2R trip host.