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Another question about tours on the dock of Moorea!

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Could someone who has gone before tell me whether there are shark and sting ray tours available on the Moorea dock all day long? I am hoping to be up late the night before dancing (it's my 30th anniversary day :D ) so don't want to think about having to get up early to do an 8:30 a.m. tour. If we tender in about 10 or 11:00 a.m. is there anything left? Is anything left any good?


Thanks in advance for your help! We sail in 5 days!!!!!



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As far as I know, most of the tours leave in the morning so doubt if much available at 10 or 11am, some of the 4x4's go out again in afternoon but don't think any snorkelling tours. May be grab a taxi and go to one of the hotels and use their beach.

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There is nothing left on the dock after around 10:00, that we saw. Why not rent a car for 4 hours, arund $60 to $70 and you could go to one of the hotels or a beach, at your own time, to swim or snorkel?


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We are doing a post cruise on Moorea for 2.5 days and renting a car then so thought we should probably do something in the water this go-around. I guess I'll just have to get my lazy butt out of bed and catch one of the earlier tours. :D


Thanks for the feedback!



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Ia orana

I would suggest to pay a visit to moorea Lagoonariun * Just South of the ferry docks.


Best value activity for Moorea






Moorea Lagoon / Sea



Spend the day on this nice motu, visit the lagoonarium during a snorkeling safari, enjoy all the facilities of the motu. Round trip transfer from PK 8 (Afareitu) included. 2007 rates :

Day on the motu : 2,500 xpf / pers

child less than 12 years old : 1,800 xpf

Round trip transfer from Vaiare pier : 700 xpf

hotel transfer : 1,500 xpf

Pic nic lunch : 3,500 xpf




Contact: Teiki PAMBRUN

Postal address: Po Box 3488 Papeete

78730 - Moorea

Phone: +689 73 31 15



Other water based activities on Moorea are listed at :



Sea Activities



What to do on Moorea Tours


You can always be assured of a memorable day of swimming, snorkeling, sight seeing and a picnic on a motu island.


Tel: 689/56-57-64

Cell: 689/78-70-10

Website: http://www.whattodomoorea.com

Email: wtdmoorea@mail.pf





Tea Nui Fishing Charters

An American resident on Moorea with over 20 years experience fishing in local waters. Chris Lilley has a 31' Bertram sport fisher.


Tel: 689/56-15-08

Fax: 689/41-32-97

Email: teanuiservices@mail.pf



Moana Lagoon Excursions

Operated by Albert Transport and Tours, has a 6 hour outrigger canoe excursion to stop and feed the sharks and rays, go snorkeling and shelling.


Tel: 689/55-21-10

Email: reservations@albert-transport.net





Moorea Mahana Boat Tours

Operated by Moise and Félicie Ruta. Parasailing, fishing excursions and sunset cruises. Also rent jet skis and kayaks.


Tel: 689/56-20-44



Dolphin and Whale Watching EcoTours

Michael Poole takes you through the lagoon and outside the reef to search, observe and learn about the dolphins and whales that inhabit local waters.


Tel: 689/56-14-70 / 56-23-22

Fax: 689/56-23-22


Manu Catamaran Tours

EcoTour and dolphin watch around the island for a minimum of 4 passengers. Excursions to Cook and Opunohu Bays, sunset cruises, guided snorkeling, stingrays and Aquascope.


Tel/Fax: 689/56-28-04

Cell: 689/79-03-28, 72-62-22


Moorea Boat Tours

Heifara has a 32' boat which can sit 30 people and a 28' seating 12 people and offers full-day circle island tours.


Tel: 689/56-28-44

Fax: 689/78-68-86

Email: mooreaboattours@mail.pf


Aqua Blue

Experience walking on the sea floor with an authentic diving helmet.


Tel: 689/56-53-53

Email: aquablue_pf@hotmail.com



The Aquascope is a half-submarine that puts you below the surface of the water. They operate out of the Beachcomber Intercontinental.


Tel: 689/56-17-90

Cell: 689/78-27-92



Courset Loisirs Nautiques

"Dolphins and lagoonarium" tour.


BP 1233 Papetoai, Moorea

French Polynesia

Tel:689/56-50-05, 56-23-82, 78-42-42


Email: courset.loisirs@mail.pf


Lagoon Games Polynesia

Le Yellow Submarine


Experience the magnificence of Moorea's lagoon, aboard the Yellow Submarine (3 people max). You will discover the splendor of Moorea's underwater world. Take part in an amazing adventure from lagoon coral garden to deep blue sea while listening to music.


Tel 689/71-11-35

Fax 689/56-55-92


BP 3573, Temae, Moorea

French Polynesia



Lagoon Games Polynesia

Le Sea Trailer


Feel free and enjoy your ride ... Get closer to the exceptional reef without effort .... Equipped with special long life batteries and as easy ot drive for young or old people, our revolutionary Sea Trailer will follow your rhythm and guide you into this extraordinary world...


Tel 689/71-11-35

Fax 689/56-55-92


BP 3573, Temae, Moorea

French Polynesia





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Your post is very informative, but somewhat overwhelming with options.


Do these tours ... scuba | snorkeling ... need to be booked in advance or are they available "on the dock" where cruise ship tenders disembark passengers?



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Ia orana

The excursion I prefer is the lagoonarium. Best price and most underwater life visible there.


You will need a car to drive from Papetoai to the Lagoonarium near the ferry dock.


Sorry for the overwhelming choices. ( better than no info isn't it?)


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I beg you to get yourself up in time for the tour, It was the most awesome thing I have ever done!!!!!!

The rays were swimming arounbd us all and I got some of the most incredible pics !!!! They are like puppies wanting to be petted.

I will NEVER forget it.

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I'm having a problem hooking-up with a dive operator. Some of them provide transport, but ask where the ship anchors/tenders ... a reasonable question.


Apparently, ships can anchor in either Opunohu or Cooks Bay(s). We will be on the X Mercury, which is a larger (but not mega) ship with 1,800 or so passengers.


Does anyone know which bay a ship of this size would anchor/tender in?



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