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Bora Bora: Whale Watching Tour with Snorkeling

1. Bora Bora: Whale Watching Tour with Snorkeling

Enjoy a whale watching tour from Bora Bora from July to November when the whales migrate from Antarctica to warmer waters to give birth. Try to spot humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, and rorqual whales. Be picked up directly from your hotel dock and board the boat. Locate and listen to the whales with the onboard hydrophone. Once you see a whale, admire how it plays in the water. Have more of a chance of seeing newborns as this is where they give birth. Learn about the habitat and behaviors of these mysterious creatures. Travel with a company that is registered and approved as a whale watching tour operator with the Directorate of the Environment agency.

Bora Bora: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. Bora Bora: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Begin your Bora Bora lagoon boat tour with a pickup from the pontoon of your hotel. This small-group excursion takes you for a ride on a fast and comfortable boat, equipped with sunroofs to enjoy the sun while being protected, cruising from one snorkeling spot to another.  During this boat tour and snorkeling experience, discover pristine marine areas of the lagoon with an expert and passionate team of guides. Depending on the weather and wildlife behavior on the day, you will see between three to four spots. Head to the manta rays feeding ground, cruise and jump in two renowned local coral gardens, and if the conditions allow, spend time looking for the eagle rays. Your guide will jump in the water with you to point out the different species and help out where required for people who are not comfortable swimmers.

Private Whale-Watching and Swimming Tour in Bora Bora

3. Private Whale-Watching and Swimming Tour in Bora Bora

Choose morning or afternoon departure time, then be ready with swimsuit and towel in hand for convenient pickup at your Bora Bora hotel. Get individualized attention from your dedicated guide on this three-hour private snorkeling tour from Bora Bora. Aboard a 23-foot (7-meter) speedboat, travel to an area frequented by humpback whales, then dive in to catch an underwater glimpse.  Your guide knows where the whales like to hang out, and will fill you in on whale-related facts and info as you travel. Once you find whales, the crew will determine if it is safe and whether it is the right time to get in the water with the enormous creatures. Strap on your mask, fins and snorkel and slide in quietly, accompanied by your guide. You will swim at a safe distance, being sure not to disturb the whales. Please keep in mind that since whales are wild animals, their presence can never be guaranteed. Return to your departure point the way you came, with some amazing memories.

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What people are saying about Bora Bora

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Thanks to the captain

Very good organization, Thank you to the captain of the glell boat who is very professional and seeks to make the moment pleasant by personalizing the service. And we were able to live a magical moment of observation of a whale and its calf.