Whale Watching and Snorkelling in Bora Bora

3.5 hrs
Occasionally sporty
From 6 years-old and up
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Take part in an extraordinary experience in French Polynesia with a whale-watching and snorkelling excursion in Bora Bora!

Take part in an extraordinary experience in French Polynesia with a whale-watching and snorkelling excursion in Bora Bora!

Bora Ocean Adventures is one of the few whale-watching centres in Bora Bora to be approved by the Department of the Environment every year: it is the place to be if you want to observe and snorkel with the whales in Bora Bora! Staffed by a team of passionate whale-watching instructors, the centre in Vaitape is happy to take you out to sea to meet the whales between August and November, while respecting their well-being and habitat.

This whale-watching excursion in Bora Bora begins with a search for the cetaceans: they can usually be spotted by their breath, which is visible for several kilometres! Along the way, your instructor will explain all about the whales, and you may even be lucky enough to come across some dolphins that will have fun following your boat. Once you have found the animals, it will be time for an observation phase to see if all the conditions are right for a launch: not only the sea conditions, but also the behaviour of the whales will be the indicators of whether or not you can jump in the water!

If the instructor thinks it is possible, you will have the pleasure of snorkelling with the whales, with him at your side to ensure your safety. All you have to do is let the magic happen and take full advantage of this memorable moment that few people get to experience! You will then return on board the boat to debrief this exceptional experience with your loved ones and the instructor on the way back to the centre.

Don't wait any longer to live a waking dream in French Polynesia and book your whale watching and snorkelling excursion in Bora Bora now!

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Practical information

Course of events

- Pick up on the pontoon of the Bora Ocean Adventures centre or at your hotel if it has a pontoon (on the main island of Bora Bora or the motus)

- Board the boat and set off in search of whales

- The search for the whales may last a short or long time, with explanations about the whales from the instructor

- Once the whales have been found, approach the boat in compliance with the regulations in force

- If conditions allow (sea conditions and the animals themselves), the snorkelling equipment is fitted and you are launched alongside the instructor

- Return to the boat, then to the dive centre when the activity is over

Activity requirements

Knowing how to swim is compulsory for this activity.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Pregnant people are not advised to participate in this activity.

Special terms

If you would like to take advantage of the pick-up service, please check that your hotel (on the main island of Bora Bora or the motus) has a pontoon AND contact Bora Ocean Adventures once your booking has been confirmed to arrange the pick-up.

Wild animals are unpredictable; we cannot guarantee that you will see them during this activity.

This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Pregnant people, people with young children or people with reduced mobility: please reserve a "boat" (add the exact number of participants) so that you can enjoy a private outing (only you and your loved ones on board).

Meeting point:
Pick up on the pontoon of the Bora Ocean Adventures centre - BP 795, Bora-Bora 98730, French Polynesia OR at your hotel if it has a pontoon (on the main island of Bora Bora or the motus)
Spoken languages:Tahitian, French, English
  • All the snorkeling equipment
  • Towel
  • Windbreaker
  • Water
  • Biscuits
  • Pick-up (see special conditions)
  • Wetsuit (on request)
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Transfer
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Shorty if needed


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Kaitlyn P., United States — 01/11/2023
The whale watching was awesome. We unfortunately didn't get to see them in the water as they kept moving, but it was still awesome!
Sophie C., France — 14/08/2023
Tout simplement au top !! On a eu la chance de plonger avec une baleine et son petit. C’était incroyable !!

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