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From August to November, come and admire the beautiful humpback whales off Tahiti during a half-day boat trip!
Every year, humpback whales come to French Polynesia from August to November to breed and give birth. This is the best time to take a boat trip from the Tahitian peninsula to observe them and learn more about them!
Tahiti Iti Diving organizes half-day trips to try to find the whales. It can take time to find them, as these marine mammals remain wild and are constantly on the move. But be patient! Generally, calves are never far from the reef and passes, and the breath of adults can be spotted from miles away when sea conditions are good, which makes it easier to find these sublime creatures. Keep your ears open and listen carefully to the song of the males through the boat's hydrophone!
Once the whales are spotted, the boat will approach them without disturbing them, allowing you to observe them calmly and to get them used to your presence. Finally, depending on their mood of the day and the sea conditions, you may have the opportunity to swim near them! A unique and unforgettable experience in Tahiti which will take place, if it takes place, in the greatest respect of the whales and at a certain distance of safety.
- Meeting point at the Tahiti Iti Diving center at 8 am or 1 pm
- Distribution of snorkeling equipment (in case a launch is possible)
- Briefing on safety on board and marine biology, as well as the approach of whales at the start and throughout the trip
- As soon as you leave Phaeton Bay, you will follow the coastline with its spectacular blue and green landscapes in search of whales
- Whale watching and explanations on this incredible marine mammal as soon as they are located
- Launching if possible
- Return to the dive center around 11.30 am or 4.30 pm
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Exit forbidden to pregnant women.
Launching with whales is not guaranteed and depends on safety conditions, whale behavior and respect of the environmental code.
As whales are wild animals, their encounter is not 100% guaranteed.
In case of bad weather (strong wind, strong swell) the management reserves the right to cancel the trip.