Whale Watching Escorted Tour

ESCORTED TOUR

PACKAGE TYPE

Escorted Tours

DATES AVAILABLE

August September 2020

PACKAGE NAME

Whale Watching Escorted Tour

INTRODUCTION

Swimming with Humpback Whales a life changing experience.
7 nights POA

Each year from August to October Polynesian play host to the Humpback Whale. These gentle giants come to give birth before continuing their migration South.
Join us for the experience of an encounter with these magnificent giants and their young up close and personal.
Our qualified and professional team will ensure the respectful nature of this interaction, ensuring minimum impact to their natural behaviors.
You have a choice of either six or eight half days in the water with these majestic creatures.

We offer luxury executive beachfront accommodation which is centrally located to enhance your Whale Watching tour.
The itinerary also provides Plenty of free time to explore Moorea on your own.

8 days/9 nights – 8 half days in with the whales.
SWH FP91  August
SWH FP71 August out  September
SWH FP92  September
SWH FP72 September

9 Nights Exclusive private beachfront villa with pool. Double or Twin.
POA per person
$1140 Single supplement *

7 Nights Exclusive private beachfront villa with pool. Double or twin
POA per person
$1050 Single supplement

Maximum of 8 guests.
All tours include.

Since 2002 French Polynesia is a sanctuary for marine animals.

Escorted for the duration of the tour By a Tahiti Travel Specialist, the whale watching tours will be supervised by professional guide and the operator holds a government licence.  The priority will always be passenger safety and the respect of these animals. these interactions/observation are very strictly regulated by law. So you can feel safe in the knowledge of a safe and ethical experience.

TOUR INCLUDES

• Economy return ex Auckland Flying Air Tahit Nui
• Transfers from Airport to dock Tahiti and moorea
• Ferry crossing to Moorea
• 1 night pre Moorea in A garden bungalow
• Welcome Dinner
• 7 or 9 nights’ accommodation with breakfast or lunch ( dependent on morning or afternoon whale watch departure)
• Double room in an exclusive private beachfront Villa with en-suite bathroom
• A traditional Polynesian show with meal
• 2 Special celebration dinners
• Farewell cocktail/ dinner party
• Transfers to and from the Airport/ ferry terminal
• You will spend either Eight half days out with the whales on the Nine night tour, or Six half days on the seven day tour on your own private boat.
Terms and conditions (dependent on your itinerary)

7 Nights POA

Single Supplement charge may apply

Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

TAHITI TRAVEL SPECIALISTS TIPS

Tailor-made travel

EXAMPLE OF ITINERARY

DAY 1 -

16H00   Depart from Auckland to Papeete flying Air Tahiti Nui (Full Service: Bag allowance is one piece, 23kgs per person)

22H05   Arrive Papeete

Meet and greet by a representative of Tahiti Travel Specialist

Receive a Tahitian Black Pearl presented in a bottle of white sand complimentary of Tahiti Travel Specialist (1 per couple)

Transfer from the international terminal to your accommodation by a representative of South Pacific Tours.

Accommodation in a Partial Ocean View Room at Le Meridien Tahiti (including daily full breakfast)

DAY 2 -

22H05   Arrive Papeete

Meet and greet by a representative of Tahiti Travel Specialist.

07h 00m Transfer from the accomodation to Ferry terminal.

08h 00m Ferry to Moorea and transfer to your accomodation.

01h30m private escorted tour for half day whale watching

07h 30m Welcome dinner

DAY 3 -

Breakfast at your leisure (included)

  • 07h30m pick up from accomodation escorted half day private whale watching tour
  • 12h 30m Transported back to accomodation

Afternoon: At leisure

Evening meal included

DAY 4

Breakfast at your leisure (included)

  • 07h30m pick up for a half day private escorted whale watching tour

 

 

This afternoon and evening will be at your leisure, or join fellow travellers over cocktails to share your insights from the day.

DAY 5

Breakfast at your leisure (included)

  • 07h30m pick up for your private half day escorted whale watching tour

Free afternoon for exploration.

Evening meal provided

DAY 6

Breakfast at your leisure (included)

  • 07H 30M pick up for your private half day escorted whale watching tour

Evening meal Included

DAY 8

breakfast at your leisure Included

  • 07h 30m pick up for your private escorted half day whale watching tour

Evening cocktail farewell

 

 

Day 9

Transfer to the International Airport of Faa’a

08H10               Depart Papeete to Auckland flying Air Tahiti Nui (Full Service: Bag allowance is one piece, 23kgs per person)

 

12H50               Arrive Auckland

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All of our Escorted tours are bespoke programs. 

 

Terms & Conditions of Booking “Swimming with Giants” escorted tours.
1. Send an email confirming your tour. The non-refundable deposit of NZD $2,000.00 for 9 night tours. And NZD$1500.00 for 7 night tours is required within 14 days to confirm a reservation. (If booked prior to the 1 February of the year of the tour – a non-refundable deposit of NZD$500 is required within 14 days and the balance of the deposit to be paid by 1 February prior to the tours departure date.)
2. Payment (New Zealand Dollars only) in full is required 80 days prior to your ‘Swimming with giants’ and is non-refundable. Re-scheduling and substitution of guests is permitted with approval of Tahiti Travel Specialists. Flights not transferable or refundable. No name changes permitted.
3. A Liability Waiver must be signed by each guest & returned to our office within 14 days of booking your ‘Swimming with giants’ escorted tour.
4. Travel insurance is mandatory for all our Swimming with giants guests and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. It must also cover trip and flight cancellation. We also strongly recommend it also covers curtailment, personal liability, loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide Tahiti Travel Specialists with proof of your travel insurance within 14 days of booking your tour; you will not be able to join the tour without it.
5. All rates and conditions are subject to change.
6. If payments are not received at the designated times, Tahiti Travel Specialists, reserves the right to sell those spaces in question with forfeiture of all monies to date.
7. The booking is binding and all payments are non-refundable.
8. Prices may change due to; * currency fluctuations, even after payment is made in full, clients will have to pay the additional cost. * schedule or content changes * circumstances beyond the control of Tahiti Travel Specialists.
9. These are ecological holidays, Tahiti Travel Specialists reserves the right to ask any participants to leave the group should he/she behave in a way that is insensitive to the whales, the environment, local people, our staff, crew or other group members or continually not follow the TTS Guides directions in the water with the whales. Tahiti Travel Specialists staff and management also reserve the right to move those guests to other accommodation at the guests expense. No refund will be given.
10. Drones are ONLY permitted to be used with permission of the boat skipper.
11. Smoking is NOT permitted on the vessel.
12. In the event of cancellation of a whale-watching day due to bad weather, no refunds ….. or replacement day/s of whale watching will be offered by Tahiti travel Specialists
13. Children/teenagers under 18 years old are not accepted on our 7 or 9 night tours.
14. If the minimum bookings of 8 people on our 8-person tours is not reached 80 days .prior to departure of each expedition, then Tahiti Travel Specialists has the right to .cancel the expedition and transfer guests to a following expedition. Any airfares .booked/changed and paid for by the guest should be covered by their travel .insurance.
15. A security deposit and cleaning fee for the Villa will be payable prior to travel. This .amount will be verified four weeks prior to travel documents being issued.

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