Moorea Dolphin Watching Excursion Reviews

The breathtaking and pristine South Pacific island of Moorea is teeming with marine life. Even if you're not keen to explore underwater, you can catch a glimpse on a dolphin-watching excursion -- you might even spy a whale!
My wife enjoyed the dolphin tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
My wife enjoyed the dolphin tour. They saw plenty of dolphins and the guide provided a lot of information on the island.
My wife enjoyed the dolphin tour. They saw plenty of dolphins and the guide provided a lot of information on the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
This was actually a dolphin experience, not just watching and it was the highlight of the whole ...
Sail Date: September 2018
This was actually a dolphin experience, not just watching and it was the highlight of the whole cruise. A Must, and well worth the money
This was actually a dolphin experience, not just watching and it was the highlight of the whole cruise. A Must, and well worth the money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
We did not see dolphins unfortunately but did see whales which is what we were hoping for anyway, ...
Sail Date: October 2017
We did not see dolphins unfortunately but did see whales which is what we were hoping for anyway, incredible experience. Once the trip was finished we got into a local’s minibus and he took us for a 3 hour trip of the island. ... Read More
We did not see dolphins unfortunately but did see whales which is what we were hoping for anyway, incredible experience. Once the trip was finished we got into a local’s minibus and he took us for a 3 hour trip of the island. Beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went dolphin watching with Dr Michael Poole.
Sail Date: February 2017
We went dolphin watching with Dr Michael Poole. He is a world renowned expert on everything dolphin. His passion for his work and love for Moorea come shining through. A wonderful, must do, experience!
We went dolphin watching with Dr Michael Poole. He is a world renowned expert on everything dolphin. His passion for his work and love for Moorea come shining through. A wonderful, must do, experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The Ph.D.
Sail Date: September 2016
The Ph.D. tour guide, who was a whale researcher, influenced our group to see a rare whale instead of the dolphin experience my wife and I signed up for. We were interested in dolphins--not whales. We saw the whale, but there was no time ... Read More
The Ph.D. tour guide, who was a whale researcher, influenced our group to see a rare whale instead of the dolphin experience my wife and I signed up for. We were interested in dolphins--not whales. We saw the whale, but there was no time to view the dolphins. We were not pleased about this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Great ride, great views, saw plenty of dolphins and a couple of whales.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great ride, great views, saw plenty of dolphins and a couple of whales. Very informative but comes with a side order of condescension and arrogance. You are out with a researcher, not a tour guide.
Great ride, great views, saw plenty of dolphins and a couple of whales. Very informative but comes with a side order of condescension and arrogance. You are out with a researcher, not a tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Dr Mike was amazing as a guide.
Sail Date: July 2016
Dr Mike was amazing as a guide.
Dr Mike was amazing as a guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Could have been done in much less time
Sail Date: April 2016
Could have been done in much less time
Could have been done in much less time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Dr.
Sail Date: October 2015
Dr. Poole’s Whale Watch and Dolphin Cruise The PhD was arrogant, but the Captain and Spotter were terrific! We went out beyond the barrier reef and right away spotted a baby whale (or as I was corrected a calf) and its mother. The ... Read More
Dr. Poole’s Whale Watch and Dolphin Cruise The PhD was arrogant, but the Captain and Spotter were terrific! We went out beyond the barrier reef and right away spotted a baby whale (or as I was corrected a calf) and its mother. The mother surfaced in 12 to 15 minute intervals as she was resting. It was very exciting! At one point Michael Poole stood in front of me. I tapped him on the back and said I was a paying customer and could he please sit down. One side of the boat is supposed to sit while the other side can stand. He informed me that he paid plenty and would not. What they heck does that mean? When the other whale surfaced VERY CLOSE to the back of the boat he ran back and got in front of everyone’s photo, so he could get take a picture. So most in the boat saw his back, not the whale. Most questions were answered after he made sure that you knew your question was stupid. He ate an apple in front of everyone as he talked on our way out of the bay. (I felt that was rude) He did go row by row and asked where you were from. That was nice, BUT, he then proceeded to have a comment about each home town. Like, how he’s been there, who he knows, and sometimes strange comments like Is there a highway that goes through San Antonio? I guess he is trying to be more friendly or warm. He came off as weird and not comfortable around people. Why not just say, Welcome, Glad you’re here. We don’t need to be impressed that you know important people around the world. We went into calmer waters of the bay. We never saw, and they tried hard, to spot any dolphins. We stopped in the middle of Cook’s Bay and took photos of anyone who wanted a terrific background to a group shot. It was very scenic. The whales are worth it, you just need to tune out the egomaniacal PhD. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The dolphin watching was cut short because of the weather but our guide (biologist and dolphin ...
Sail Date: May 2015
The dolphin watching was cut short because of the weather but our guide (biologist and dolphin specialist) was very interesting and entertaining.
The dolphin watching was cut short because of the weather but our guide (biologist and dolphin specialist) was very interesting and entertaining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises