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Begin your day in the life of a local as you depart your hotel for a morning on the water.

Hop aboard your guides private outrigger and set sail for your fishing, snorkeling and paddling expedition. Your guide will teach you how to paddle like a local as well as fish with a net, if weather and swell conditions are good, as you catch your lunch for the day. Return to the island stopping briefly in the lagoon where you will have time to snorkel and find additional fish and shellfish, traditional in any Polynesian meal. If the weather is unfavorable, your guide will instead take you to a range of archaeological sites and teach you about the history and legends of Moorea.

As you arrive back on the island, take a short walk to a local home in the valley where you will learn how to make coconut milk and prepare your traditional Polynesian barbecue lunch of grilled fish, raw fish and local vegetables.

After lunch, visit your local guides “Fa'apu”, an organic plantation where you will indulge in a range of seasonal fresh fruits. Time permitting, you will then stop by the river to feed the eels. Throughout the day you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at coconut palm braiding.

Be returned to your hotel at approximately 4:30pm.
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Moorea Maori Tours
Experience a day in the life of a local on this intimate small-group tour of Moorea with four people or fewer. Head out on an authentic outrigger and learn ancient net fishing techniques before preparing your freshly caught seafood for a traditional Polynesian lunch in a local home. Complete your tour with a visit to an organic plantation full of fresh fruit before transfering back to your hotel.
  • Moorea fishing and culture tour
  • Ride a traditional boat out to catch fish using ancient techniques
  • Learn to prepare a traditional Polynesian lunch at a local home
  • Sample a selection of fresh fruits on an organic farm
  • Small-group tour limited to four people or fewer
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to truly experience the Tahitian culture this is the tour for you. You will go fishing with his cousin, then go up to his home in the valley he will cook you a local meal with the fish we caught. We then...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The hospitality and generosity provided by Sam and Heyva was truly heartwarming. Always with a smile and good-hearted nature, they shared their knowledge and love for their home island, its people, its flora, and its fauna. Sam picked us up from our hotel in the...More

Thank Jonathan V
Reviewed 18 November 2017
Fantastic cultural fun day

We were picked up by Sam in the morning, and along the island to where we would launch the outrigger, went out from the beach and paddled out, unfortunately it was a bit rough to get out close to the reef, but we went to...More

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were picked up at our hotel right on time and taken to an area where we got ready for our fishing experience. We were asked to leave most everything behind. We just wore our swimsuits and reef shoes and brought our snorkel gear. Anything...More

Thank AMIlovestotravel
Reviewed 14 November 2017
Sam is awesome! Great experience!

Had a great time with Sam and Heyva! They were a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the Island. This is a great way to get away and spend time with a local resident and see the real way of life for a Morea...More

Thank DavidVowels
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