1/2 day Tahaa coral garden - departure Raiatea / ideal for cruise passengers

Uturoa, French Polynesia

From US$117.53

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • snorkeling equipment available on request
    • transport by boat to Tahaa

      Meeting And Pickup

      Pickup point

      • Mairie de Uturoa
        7HC4+4CW, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia

      Pickup details

      For cruise passengers, we meet you right in front of your boat (we have a ticket office when entering the tourist office, on the left). The departure time is given as an approximation since we adapt to the arrival and departure times of your cruise ship. We just ask you to go down as soon as possible to join us, in order to leave as soon as possible to enjoy the lagoon!

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Stroller accessible
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      Operated by Te Mara Nui Plongee

      Cancellation Policy

      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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      24 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Excellent experience.
      Walton_S, Mar 2023
      The beauty of the lagoon and the drift snorkle. I was met at the pier on time by the tour operator. The boat ride was comfortable and fun. Very friendly and helpful crew. Would highly recommend it. It was also $30 leads than the cruise excursion to the same site.
      Great guides and awesome snorkelling experience with view of Bora Bora
      Shirley_C, Mar 2023
      A husband-and-wife team (Monia & Hoani) took us on the drift snorkeling excursion in the clearest waters we've ever had the pleasure of snorkelling in. They were both terrific. Hoani did most of the talking (and boat driving) and went out of his way to ensure we saw many Stingrays and even a lemon shark. Both assisted with the snorkeling with Hoani taking 6 of us drift snorkeling while 2 snorkeled with Monia in calmer waters. Hoani ensured we had a great drift snorkeling experience keeping us free from scraps with all the large coral in the drift area. The view of Bora Bora from our snorkel location was awesome. They provided juice and fruit from the island after the snorkeling while educating us a bit on island custom. Thank you so much for such a terrific experience!
      Fun time
      Debbie_M, Mar 2023
      We had a great guide. The coral garden was beautiful. An intimate tour with 12 people. The guide led us up a dirt path where we got in the water and drifted back with the current. It was very swift that day and we were moving pretty fast. Fun.
      Response from Host, Mar 2023
      Thank you very much for your comment best regards
      Beautiful experience
      Sue_H, Mar 2023
      The snorkeling is amazing. The variety of coral and fish was stunning. It’s effortless in that you just float and the current moves you alone. Wear aqua socks as you’ll definitely need them!
      Response from Host, Mar 2023
      Thank you very much for your kind message
      Great Drift Snorkel
      Perry_S, Jan 2023
      Lots of sea life. We were impressed by the large anemones and clams. The boat stops in very shallow water so access was not a problem and the crew was very helpful. The current is strong but the crew did a good job of guiding us through the maze.
      Just WOW!!
      Emma_M, Nov 2022
      This was an amazing experience and one I will never forget. The marine life and coral was the best I’ve ever seen. Just WOW! Guides were lovely and I would definitely recommend this and I look forward to returning again.
      Nev, Nov 2022
      WOW!! So happy we decided to do this snorkelling tour This was our fourth snorkelling tour in Tahiti & was by far the best Our tour guide was great (sorry I forgot her name) & was very patient with me as I'm not competent at snorkelling The current just gently carried us along & our underwater experience was so beautiful, the colourful fish, the coral, everything was incredible We would 100% recommend doing this tour Only one small negative was the walk from the boat to our snorkelling spot was very rough on our feet If we had of known this, we would just have worn Reef shoes & not worried about flippers but apart from that we had a fantastic time
      Even though the weather...
      Martha_P, Nov 2022
      Even though the weather was rainy when we were on the boat, it cleared up and we were able to enjoy the coral and amazing fish. We highly recommend Tema as a guide.
      Sensational snorkel.
      Merridy_K, Nov 2022
      Amazing.... everything ran smoothly. Picked up from cruise ship tender dock. Some of the best snorkelling we have experienced. Colourful coral and many many colourful fish. Saved almost $100 Au, buying from Viator.
      Tour started late, very little English
      Andrew_C, Oct 2022
      The tours started almost a hour late. We had to wait on the boat to come which was finishing up the morning tour. They took us to a restaurant and gave us water and lemonade during the wait. We ask for an English speaking tour. The tour guide only spoke French and the helper spoke very little English. She was nice and tried her best. We felt lost during most of the trip. With the trip starting almost an hour last, we ending on time. Coral was amazing.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Hello Andrew Thank you for your comment. I am really sorry for your tour , indeed you are bet with almost an hour late which is unacceptable!!!For this day given the high demand, I hired the services of 3 other service providers, 2 were at the tour is your!!Howerver I used to work with him and it never happened....I always ask for an english guide on the boat. I understand your disappointment, if you are still on the Norwegian tomorrow come and see me once again sorry best regards floriane
      Great fish at the coral garden
      Timothy_H, Oct 2022
      Shallow water drift over of coral garden. Need to remember to take snorkel and mask to start Even the wife who has never been snorkeling before enjoyed the reef fish over the sand by the boat
      The experience was incredible!
      lorigoni, Aug 2022
      The experience was incredible! We easily found the meeting place and wasted no time getting to the boat and on the way to the Coral Garden. The tour guides (especially Julien!) were very experienced and great to talk to, they knew the best path through the gardens and even brought snacks for after the snorkeling. This tour was easily the highlight of our trip, such a fun experience with beautiful sights. Try to bring a waterproof camera if you can, you’ll want to look back!
      Beautiful drift snorkeling experience
      Eva_S, Mar 2022
      This tour was worth the price. The little island was absolutely stunning and the waters were truly crystal clear. Drifting with the current through the coral garden was a great experience. The tour was also the perfect length. I highly recommend this tour.
      Fabulous Coral Garden!
      Elizabeth_W, Mar 2022
      Tema our guide was amazing! My husband and I enjoyed the best time floating through the coral garden numerous times. We plan on coming back with friends and family to do this experience again.
      Super belle expérience de...
      Jenny_R, Dec 2022
      Super belle expérience de snorkling!! Le jardin de corail et sa variété de poissons sont magnifiques à voir. Guide très gentil et chaleureux qui répond a toutes nos questions.
      Mariejosee_C, Dec 2022
      Gentillesse du guide et la qualité de l’activité a faire merveilleux, eau incroyablement claire dégradée de bleu beaucoup de variétés de poissons
      Super impresionnant
      Josee_L, Oct 2022
      Le Meilleur snorkeling que Cuba, Cozumel, Bahamas et j’en passe Un aquarium riche et vivante que nous devons absolument préserver
      Jardin de corail
      Cora_D, Jun 2022
      Nous avons été récupéré à notre logement, puis nous avons bénéficié d'une excursion privée pour aller au jardin de corail. On s'est fait prêté masque et tuba. Merci à nos guides pour cette expérience inoubliable ,tout à fait accessible à des novices.
      Sehr beeindruckender Ausflug! Für uns war es die richtige Wahl! Dankeschön!
      Ralf_G, May 2022
      Die Hinfahrt mit dem Motorboot war schon das erste Erlebnis. Das Bootsteam war eingespielt und kompetent. Der Korallengarten war super beeindruckend. Vielen Dank unseren Guide, Susann und dem Bootsführer (leider können wir uns an seinen Namen nicht mehr erinnern).