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“Shark & Ray Feeding at the Lagoonarium”
Review of Lagoonarium

Lagoonarium
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Moorea
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Lagoonarium was great. Make sure to get up early so you can get one of the little huts. The feeding was at 11.30 and 2.30. There were many fish including lots of jacks, a huge shoal of Convict Surgeonfish lots of blacktip sharks and 3 rays. They have toilets and a place to eat in the shape of a boat as well. It's a really nice way to spend the day.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Ever see a man ride a stingray? Ever pet a stingray? This is your chance. Wong and his family run this cute little spot. It's a small spot on the motu that is setup with tables, little changing or napping shelters, a small cafe, and sandy spots. They have it decorated very pleasantly, and it was a pleasure to hang out there for the afternoon.

We took the boat there (5 minute ride) and spent the afternoon snorkeling and enjoying the surroundings. At 11:30 and 2:30 they do the feedings. This consists of Wong feeding fish, stingrays, reef sharks and birds by hand. Guests on the motu have the opportunity to snorkel around while he does this, seeing the rays, sharks and other fish from under the water while they dart for morsels. It's very cool. The denizens have become accustomed to feeding time, because for a few minutes before it starts, they begin to congregate around the feeding area. It was alarming at first to be so close to reef sharks as large as 6 ft long swimming alongside, but never seemed dangerous. The rays looked like their sharp stinger had been broken off at the end, perhaps to avoid any tragic consequences of the Steve Irwin type, rests his soul.

We took our own lunch and relaxed for the afternoon, and watched both feedings. An inexpensive way to spend the day...and a memorable experience.

1  Thank Pedro E
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We spent from 10 am to 4pm on this little island resort and I have to say it was probably the best day of our month long trip to Moorea. The island is set back off the mainland about a 5 minute boat journey but you will find plenty of seating and little bures / huts for changing in and leaving your stuff as well as free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The fish in the surrounding lagoon have to be seen to believed and the feeding time while it can get a little busy will give you opportunity to see sharks, rays and many many other fish at close quarters. At certains times of the day like most Moorea's lagoon there is some tidal drift but if you wish there are underwater ropes which act as a guided snorkel route for beginners. The whole lagoon is completely open and wild so no concerns about being in a fishpond, the sharks and everything else can come and go as they please and are very safe to swim with. We were also very fortunate to pass some whales as we went back to the mainland on a motorboat, all in all one of the best attractions I have visited anywhere in the world, and there have been quite a few !!

1  Thank DarrellNI
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The lagoonarium is an awesome way to get to see tons of fish, sharks, stingrays, and enjoy the reefs of Moorea. It's got some rough huts to set down your stuff if you get there early enough. There was hot water for tea, coffee, or hot chocolate on the day we were there. Great views of Moorea and Tahiti in the distance. The people selling the tickets and ferrying people out to the motu were really nice. Highly recommended!

Be aware that the current can be pretty strong there. There are ropes to hold onto as you move around the lagoonarium, but it's more a place for people who are comfortable in strong currents. We felt perfectly safe, but I'd not recommend this place for those with small children.

2  Thank ThomasLorraine
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Awesome snorkeling at the Lagoonarium! Just wish the Lagoonarium offered a transportation option. That being said, it was some of the best snorkeling we have done and a very unique and exciting experience. Don't miss the fish feeding if you go - Juan puts on a show!

1  Thank Vernnie
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