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Moorea Like a Local: Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling and Fishing with Polynesian Lunch provided by Moorea Maori Tours

Moorea Like a Local: Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling and Fishing with Polynesian Lunch

Moorea Like a Local: Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling and Fishing with Polynesian Lunch
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Last updated: 16 Jul 2020
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Apportez vos propres masques, tubas, palmes, chaussures d'eau et serviettes de bains (ou empruntés à votre hôtel) Le déjeuner sera pris sur des tables individuelles pour chaque couple
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Begin your day in the life of a local as you depart your hotel for a morning on the water. Hop aboard your guides private outrigger and set sail for your fishing, snorkeling and paddling expedition. Your guide will teach you how to paddle like a local as well as fish with a net, if weather and swell conditions are good, as you catch your lunch for the day. Return to the island stopping briefly in the lagoon where you will have time to snorkel and find additional fish and shellfish, traditional in any Polynesian meal. If the weather is unfavorable, your guide will instead take you to a range of archaeological sites and teach you about the history and legends of Moorea. As you arrive back on the island, take a short walk to a local home in the valley where you will learn how to make coconut milk and prepare your traditional Polynesian barbecue lunch of grilled fish, raw fish and local vegetables. After lunch, visit your local guides “Fa'apu”, an organic plantation where you will indulge in a range of seasonal fresh fruits. Time permitting, you will then stop by the river to feed the eels. Throughout the day you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at coconut palm braiding. Be returned to your hotel at approximately 4:30pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13924P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
24h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Between 8:30 and 9am. Pickup time will be confirmed on voucher
Moorea, Moorea, Society Islands
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Between 8:30 and 9am. Pickup time will be confirmed on voucher
Moorea, Moorea, Society Islands
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If modified due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
All passenger weights must be provided at time of booking. 95 kg (209 lbs.) maximum for one person,150 kg (330 lbs) maximum with the second person.
Minimum age is 12
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
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googoomas
San Francisco, CA19 contributions
Authentic & Amazing!
What an experience! From the outrigger, fishing, and lunch, everything was amazing! Also, Sam’s home garden is out of this world. Thank you for the great experience and hope to be back soon.
Written 4 January 2021
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Sam et Sylvie F
Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Take care
Written 11 January 2021
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LSUsajani
Atlanta, GA222 contributions
Highlight of our Moorea trip - do not miss this trip with a local!
Nov 2020
I cannot say enough great things about this tour. Sam and Manu were the highlight of our trip to Moorea. They are true locals and absolutely the best! They picked us up at the hotel in a jeep. They took us out to the lagoon in an outrigger that we helped row, we then got into the lagoon in our snorkel and fins and chased the fish into a net that they had set up. We caught 3 parrot fish! We snorkeled the lagoon, and it was incredible! They then took us back to Sam's house where they had set up a LOVELY outdoor covered lunch for us. They cooked the fish and sides while we enjoyed refreshments. They showed us how they grate coconuts to then squeeze the coconut milk out. DELICIOUS!! We chatted and enjoyed their company. We toured his beautiful farm that they tend to themselves. So many fruit and vegetables and gorgeous flowers. We truly enjoyed ourselves. HIGHLY recommend, do not miss this!!
Written 25 November 2020
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Sam et Sylvie F
Thank you. You are a great family. Best wishes for this new year. Take care
Written 11 January 2021
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Julie H
4 contributions
Highlight of our vacation!!
Whenever you travel it is always great knowing a local so that you can get a true experience of the local culture and this was the perfect way to do it since this was our first time visiting Moorea!! Sam and Manu conveniently picked us up from our hotel and we had the best day. From going out on an outrigger, learning how to set up the fishing net, snorkel in the beautiful lagoon, swim with huge rays...our time on the water was great! That was just the start of it though. Going back to Sam’s house and meeting his lovely wife Sylvie and beautiful family was so fun. They were such gracious hosts, prepared an unforgettable meal (including the fish we caught), taught us how to crack open and grate a coconut and after lunch took us on a tour of their incredible garden! They truly make you feel at home and the laughs we shared throughout the day made it the best experience. We HIGHLY recommend this excursion and will absolutely do it again when we return.
Written 16 November 2020
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Sam et Sylvie F
Dear Julie, You and Travis are very welcome home. Please visit us to share a coffee or a home made "maitai". Thank you for your kindness. See you next year
Written 18 November 2020
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MWKBTravelers
2 contributions
Best time on Moorea!
Oct 2020
Amazing, Fun, Educational, Personal, Eco-Friendly, REAL. So many positive things to say about Sam and his entire team! We had the chance to go fishing in the lagoon, the current was very strong that day so fishing was not the best, but I loved swimming in the lagoon with the current and the waves! I love experiencing the real environment when its not all calm and perfect. We set the net twice with no fish, but then the 3rd time we caught some! After fishing we went back to Sam's house and had lunch, and he showed us his amazing garden. My favorite part of the whole tour was the conversation and stories we told each other over lunch. We talked about cars, bands, and trips we all had taken. I feel like we came away with amazing new friends! I can not wait to go back!!!

Thank you so much!!!
- Mike & Kate
Written 29 October 2020
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Sam et Sylvie F
Thank you my friends; I had great time with you too. You know the place now. Come whenever you want, for a talk, a coffee, for good times
Written 30 October 2020
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BenjaminChen88
San Diego, CA68 contributions
A truly authentic experience!
We went with my wife and 15 year old daughter, out on two 2 man outriggers, paddling to go fishing with net and chase the fish in, the experience felt surreal, as you are out in the ocean with Sam our guide and Manu in other outrigger, it’s a real adventure, afterwards we went to their welcoming home in the hillside for a wonderful lunch. We got to also meet his wife Silvy and see their extensive fruit and spice garden. Simply great and very unique time!
Written 5 October 2020
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Helen75LosAngeles_CA
Los Angeles, CA23 contributions
Awesome Polynesian Day
Jul 2020
We enjoyed our day with Sam and Sylvie! We experienced canoeing on the lagoon on an outrigger canoe, net fishing, scaling the fish and saying hi to the rays, then peeling and opening a coconut, a delicious lunch with the fish we fished and other traditional dishes, and a tour of Sam and Sylvie's gorgeous garden.
The tour was adapted with safe distance due to Covid 19. The experience felt very authentic, and what we enjoyed the most, was our conversations with Sam about Polynesian mythology, history and cultural identity. Would highly recommend!
Written 31 August 2020
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Expedition685474
20 contributions
Blew my mind!
Amazing. Can’t say enough about how good this tour was. Incredible. My only regret is that I didn’t do it again while I was in Moorea. So fun. So cool. Great food. Great people. Beautiful! I can’t wait to do it again when I get a chance to visit Moorea again.
Written 10 March 2020
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John W
Houston, TX77 contributions
Maybe our most authentic excursion ever!
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I travel extensively and have been on some real neat excursions. This one was certainly one of the very best. We actually spent a day with a Moorean fisherman and farmer. He picked us up as the ferry port and then took us to the west side of the island where we met up with one of his friends. We paddled outriggers our to the reef and then proceeded to help them set fishing nets and chase fish into the net as we swam noisily from a starting point towards the net. We did this three times and caught enough fish for our lunch and his friend’s too. We also got to snorkel while they set the fishing net. Beautiful views of the island. Afterwards we went to the fisherman’s home where he and his wife cooked lunch for us with the fish we caught. They also made ceviche with homegrown coconuts and limes. He took us on a tour of his little farm where he grew every tropical fruit and vegetable you could imagine, including what they served us for lunch. We sat in their home and enjoyed lunch together. We then headed back to the ferry by circling the island and checking out Belvedere Point. Great day! Sam and his wife Sylvia were awesome!!!
Written 29 February 2020
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Sam et Sylvie F
What a wonderful day for us too. You are such happy people and rise joy around you. Thank you for sharing this day with us.
Written 2 March 2020
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Kelly N
Paris, France19 contributions
Thanks for the experience Sam!
Sep 2019
If there is one thing you need to do in Moorea, spend the day with a local!
We have chosen this excursion because we were keen on learning Polynesian culture!! We wanted to know their history, learn about the way they live and practice activities they are doing on a daily basis!
Well, we were served!!
Sam came to pick us up to our hotel in the morning and then took us at is place! We spent the morning fishing with him and his nephew Manu and then he took us back to his place, where his wife were cooking the fish we took in the morning! The lunch was great!! Delicious meal! We had the opportunity to discuss with them about the life in french polynesia!
In the afternoon, he took us to visit his plantation!
Sam is a lovely guide, you can feel that he loves his country, his history!
He is full of knowledge about tales and ancient histories!!
It was a very interesting day! We highly recommend!
Written 20 January 2020
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Sam et Sylvie F
Thank you ! It is always a pleasure to share and to meet people from all around the world. It means so much for us. Thank you for sharing that day with us
Written 21 January 2020
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Mary D
16 contributions
Best Experience on the Island
Dec 2019
We absolutely loved our day! This was by far the best activity we did. Sam and his nephews are amazing guides to local culture. We took outriggers out on the water, which was great fun even though the waters were choppy that day. Sam and his charming nephews set the nets, then we swam fast to get fish into them. The highlight was the fantastic feast at his home and watching him and his lovely wife, Sylvie, make everything -- even the homemade juice for the rum punch. The tour of his well tended and beautifully laid out gardens -- using all organic materials -- was fascinating. I've never seen such huge avocados or papaya. We got a real taste of authentic island life and I've thoroughly impressed with how everything is used and re-used and how beautiful life there is. A great experience with his gamily that I'll never forget. If you do one thing on Moorea, do this.
Written 9 January 2020
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Robert B
Robert B
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Great experience!
Sylvie and Sam prepared a fabulous meal for us when we returned from the outrigger fishing experience. They were gr
blustig77
blustig77
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great to deal with
last year,i had to cancel this tour due to a ship malfunction, so i rebooked for this summer. sam and sylvie were t
N3493WFkellyn
N3493WFkellyn
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Merci pour l'expérience Sam!
If there is one thing you need to do in Moorea, spend the day with a local! We have chosen this excursion because w
Emmanuel V
Emmanuel V
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One of our best experience in 3 weeks in Tahiti : a real connection with local culture ;)
One of our best experience in 3 weeks in Tahiti. Sam and his wife are super nice people and you will discover so ma
blustig77
blustig77
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reputable hosts
i was supposed to take a tour with sam and sylvie on friday june 7th thru viator but my windstatr cruise was cancel
Dpinsk
Dpinsk
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Amazing Day in Moorea
We were picked up at the pier on time at 9:00 by Sylvia in a very comfortable van. She is a very knowledgeable and
Leosmom41617
Leosmom41617
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Jet skiing and ATV tour
We had an amazing experience with both the Jet Ski tour and the ATV tour. I never thought we would swim with shark
ChristaGermany
ChristaGermany
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Perfect Cultural Day
We had a perfect day with our guide Sylvie and learned a lot of polynesian culture. Sylvie gave us a lot of interes
DonnieB3
DonnieB3
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Exceptionally nice day
We have now been "on the road" for eight weeks and this was one of the nicest days of the entire trip. Our group of
Katrina K
Katrina K
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Fantastic interactive tour
We were so lucky today to spend an amazing day with Sam and Sylvie. Sam picked us up at our hotel and took us fishi
Hedthree G
Hedthree G
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Your expert friend who lives in Moorea
It was a group of 4 or us and the guide. Our guide took us to see the beautiful Moorea views, and then to old rel
fireman452
fireman452
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Very Educational.
We were taken from the port to spend several hours with the Maori people. The taught us their customs and music thr
pappy335
pappy335
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best land tour in Moorea!!
our guide Sam was very knowledgeable, hospitable and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed his sharing his knowledge
Larry S
Larry S
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Introduction to Polynesian culture in a day!
My wife and I visited Sam and Sylvie and their family and fell in love with them and their island lifestyle. Snorke
Lianne A
Lianne A
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Amazing experience
We did the 'moorea like a local ' tour after booking it on Viator. This was one of our favourite tours in French P
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