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Sailing initiation and lagoon discovery with a self-crafted canoe

Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
Sailing initiation and lagoon discovery with a self-crafted canoe

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Learn all about traditional Polynesian navigation aboard a hand-made double canoe that seats up to eight. You’ll sail to places in Moorea lagoon that are significant to Polynesian sailing history, and get insights into the culture along the way. You don’t need to be an experienced sailor or paddler as this half-day trip is suitable for beginners. Even spend some time exploring the underwater world by going snorkeling.
  • Tropical fruit and drinks are included
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
  • Snorkeling gear will be provided
  • Transfers can be arranged if requested
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Snorkeling gear
Water, fruit juices, coconut snacks, tropical fruits
Transfers if shared. Please contact us in advance. Free between the Linareva Hotel and the Intercontinental
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Unnamed Road , Unnamed Road, Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

We are located next to the diving club "Fun Dive" in Moorea - Hauru pk 22,5

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This activity will end right where it started.We can pick you up from any accommodation around Moorea (hotels/guesthouses).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vaapiti
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Snorkeling and Sunset Sailing around the Moorea Lagoon!
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing day sailing around the lagoon, snorkeling inside and outside the reef, and swimming with sharks and a very friendly ray. The two brothers were very entertaining hosts, teaching us about Moorea and Polynesian sailing and culture, even leading us to ancient sunken sculptures and providing recommendations for the rest of our trip on Moorea. The fresh local fruit and the punch was also delicious! We would definitely book again.
Wonderful experience!
, Jun 2021
Our family of five (two adults, three kids 13, 11 and 7) had a wonderful time on the tour. It was fascinating to learn about the boat and its construction and we saw lots of amazing sites around the lagoon. The trip was a great experience for our family and we highly recommend it.
Enjoy laguna and sea under sail!
, Feb 2020
Young captains bring you above and beyond any expectation! It was morning journey through blue laguna with coming out to open sea. We swam with stingrays and black-tips sharks, visited under water sculptures garden, and swam in the shall water with thousands of small sparkling-blue fishes. We were witnessing the initiation of sail and those who would like could take captain place during the sailing. Tropical fruits and cold mint tea were just exactly what we needed. Pick-up and return to hotel is provided. Guys are doing great job! Highly recommend this tour to everybody!
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A refaire avec une météo idéale !
, Jun 2022
Un grand merci à Raphaël et à Jean Roland qui nous ont transmis leur passion pour leur lagon. Des pauses snorkeling qui nous ont permis de voir tortue, raies pastenagues immenses et requins pointe noire.. Dommage que le temps n'ait pas été au rendez-vous !
, Oct 2021
Superbe expérience. Nous avons passé une matinée extraordinaire sur le lagon : tortues, raies, requin, statuts. Nous avons pu hisser la voile et naviguer nous-même la pirogue. Les prestataires, 2 frères passionnés et surtout nés à Moorea (et ça fait toute la différence) vous ferons découvrir les moindres recoins du lagon, l'histoire de Moorea à travers des annecdoctes. N'hésitez pas à reserverser cette sortie magique
Expérience magique !
, Jun 2021
Un magnifique tour du lagon à bord d'une pirogue à voiles : à faire absolument ! L'initiation à la voile et les histoires de nos skippers ont bercé notre navigation dans le lagon aux eaux turquoises remplies de raies, requins, poissons et tikis, pour finir sur un magnifique coucher de soleil.

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