WHALES AND SHARKS IN FRENCH POLYNESIA

 
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French Polynesia is known for its crystal clear waters, palm trees and superb diving.

We made our journey to the South Pacific in search of Humpback Whales, who migrate from their Antarctic feeding grounds to nurse their calves and mate in this islands.

A lot of people asked us " why not Tonga?" Because we wanted to try something different and Mo'orea is fantastic!

Not only you get to see Humpback Whales, but you can also encounter several species of sharks including Black Tip , Oceanic White Tip , Tiger, Dolphins and even Pilot Whales.

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After spending the days out at sea looking for Humpback Whales, you can kayak or paddle board to a beautiful shallow water lagoon, where you will spend the afternoon with stingrays and black tip sharks surrounded by the beautiful mountains of this island in the South Pacific. The topside scenery is breathtaking and locals are authentic and friendly.

 
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We headed to Mo'orea with a group of adventurous and talented people. We feel lucky to have this kind of groups and be able to share with them memories they will take with them forever.

After spending 6 magical days at sea with with the Humpbacks including groups of up to 9 individuals, singers and of course moms with their calves, we also had the opportunity to free dive with Tigers and several other species of sharks, including Oceanic White Tips! Mo'orea captivated our hearts.

We want to thank everyone who came on this trip as well as the staff that made all of this possible and let the images speak for themselves!

 
 
 

PHOTOS: JAMES POSTMA