Whale watching in Tahiti Iti, Taiarapu peninsula

Organized by Tahiti Iti Diving
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Spoken languages: English, French
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:
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Activity description

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.

Course of events

- 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

Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Exit forbidden to pregnant women.

Special terms

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.

  • Snorkeling gear
  • Tea and biscuits
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreens: cream, sunglasses and hat
  • Water and snack
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Meeting point
Tahiti Iti Diving, 7M99+MH Teva I Uta, French Polynesia Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
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  • 4.8 / 5

De superbes baleines mamans et petits, jeunes (déjà très gros). On a pu nager avec elles et entendre leur chant.Des poissons volants, un dauphin et la plus belle vague pour les surfers!

  • 5 / 5

Activité fortement recommandée sur Tahiti loin de l'agitation de Papeete. De plus, peu de bateau sont sur l'eau avec nous. Chacun respecte le principe "un bateau pour une baleine". Au top et respectueux de la nature !

  • 5 / 5

Nous avons aimé le professionnalisme et les explications des guides Nous avons vus 4 baleines avec mise à l'eau.

  • 5 / 5

Great tour to see whales - we had the whole area to ourselves and had a swim with a mother and calf which was awesome. It's much better doing the tours down in the southern area of tahiti as there's far few other tours and boats around. Don't waste your time doing a papaette-based tour.

  • 5 / 5

We had the best time!! It was amazing!