Moorea, French Polynesia September/October 2018 Trips



 Moorea Whale Trips September/October 2018

This is why you must do this trip:

We would like to invite you on a very special trip. Imagine being picked up from a boat directly from your hotel restaurant. A trip where you can have a close encounter with a whale 10 minutes after leaving the dock. A location that puts you in warm, clear water and takes 1/3 the time to get to than most other humpback whale destinations, and costs half the price. A trip where the operator never cuts a whale encounter short. A trip where you are in the water with a small group of people, 6 at most, compared to 20 people on the "day boats". This is the amazing trip that Scott Gietler experienced last year, and has put together for you to enjoy - a trip of a lifetime. Scott had whale encounters every day he was on the water. Snorkel only, no dive certification required!

Read the exciting recap from our previous trip

Humpback whale season is from August 1st to November 1st. All trips are in the peak of the season.

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All photos were taken by Scott Gietler during a 5-day trip to Moorea in 2016.
See more amazing photos here

September 1 - 8 (Led by Erik Lukas) / September 8 - 15 (Led by Tommy Stylski)

September 15 - 22 (Led by Mark Strickland)

September 22 - 29 (Led by Bryan Chu) / Sep 29 - Oct 6 (Led by Scott Gietler)

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Only $2,895 for 7 nights


✓ Small group size (max 6 guests, incl trip leader)

✓ 7 nights accommodation at Hotel Kaveka, twin occupancy

✓ Lunch provided on the boat

✓ 5 days on the water looking for whales, weather permitting, on a private boat with captain and guide and 1 day of rest to explore or relax.


✗ Breakfast & dinner not included. Buying food at the grocery store can be inexpensive. Most restaurants will pick you up free of charge at the hotel, but the restaurants can be pricey. There is a reasonably priced pizza place within walking distance of Hotel Kaveka.

✗ Taxi to/from Airport/Ferry and Ferry/Hotel (~$25 USD, split among passengers), 4 taxi rides total

✗ Upgrading to a single occupancy room

✗ Trip Insurance

✗ Ferry Ride to and from Moorea ~$30 USD round trip. You can also fly, though the ferries are cheap and you can buy tickets on site (i.e. they don’t need to be purchased in advance.) There are two ferry companies: (Has 2 ferry boats) (Has 1 ferry boat)

✗ Tips


Boat Details - semi-inflatable 24ft / 7.5m boat.

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Sample Itinerary

> Day 1: International flight arrival, take ferry to Moorea, hotel arrival

> Day 2 - 7: Look for whales 9AM - 4PM (Pickup / dropoff times are sample times and not guaranteed). With a day of rest in the middle.

> Day 8: Depart hotel, take ferry back to Tahiti

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About Hotel Kaveka - Family owned and operated, The Hotel Kaveka offers incredible value for discerning travelers from around the world. Nobody knows Moorea better than the team of professionals at The Hotel Kaveka. Portable televisions with local reception are in the bungalows along with a mini refrigerator and air conditioning. The rooms included on this trip are the better rooms with air-conditioning.


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Payment Schedule
> $800 - Due at time of reservation
> $1,000 - Due February 1, 2018
> Remainder - Due July 1, 2018

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 email us at

Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Photo Gallery 

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Moorea Humpback Whale Photos Taken by Ron Watkins


Moorea Humpback Whale Photos Taken by Katie Yonker


Moorea Humpback Whale Photo Taken by Erik Lukas


Moorea Humpback Whale Photos Taken by Mark Strickland

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Reviews (1)


If you are looking for a very memorable and unique adventure at a beautiful location, I highly recommend going on one of Bluewater Travel's Moorea Humpback Whale Trips in beautiful French Polynesia! Viewing underwater a mother and her calf together in the clear waters off Moorea, listening to the male humpbacks singing, and observing them breach was an absolutely magnificent experience not to be forgotten. The boat operator did an amazing job in locating and determining when it was best to enter the water for having great encounters and great photo opportunities. Four of the five days, we were able to get into the water with humpback whales and often multiple times. One day we even had close encounters with a pod of pilot whales, dolphin, oceanic white tips, black tip reef sharks and stingrays. The workshops held each evening provided opportunities to view each others images and learn new photo techniques and various ways for enhancing captured images through "lightroom" from a professional underwater photographer who on our trip was Mark Strickland. Don't forget to complete your experience by getting out to view the beauty of Moorea and to meet the friendly Polynesian people. Be sure to bring longer free-diving fins as propulsion will be so much easier and a "face-gator" as the sun really is intense! Hope your experience with snorkeling with humpback whales will be as exciting as ours - just don't forget to breathe.

Visited on 09/2017 - Submitted on 11/09/2017