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Dr. Poole's Dolphin and Whale Tour

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Dr. Poole's tour in mid November and had a fantastic time. Dr. Poole is so knowledgable and clearly passionate about the marine life in FP. He speaks fluent French and English and happily answered our many questions during the excursion. Dr. Poole...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank spidergirlBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the 2nd week of November. Since the whales are basically gone by mid November, we think "whale" should be taken off the tour title as that is somewhat misleading as to what you might see. During our tour we saw neither whales...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently cruised from Honolulu to Sydney and selected this tour from the cruise lines list of activities This was an amazing 3+ hours on the water Dr Poole was very knowledgeable and humorous in his own way His passion for education and sustainable but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeorgeMel
Reviewed 16 October 2018

When I called to arrange a tour, Dr. Poole harangued me for 10 minutes, before telling me he had no spaces on the day I wanted to go. I learned that he really is not interested in allowing people into the water with the whales....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanita1
Reviewed 15 October 2018

If you're in Moorea, spend part of the day with Dr. Poole! My husband and I learned of Dr. Poole's whale-watching tours from one of our travel books and we're so glad we did. We saw spinner dolphins, at least 5 humpback whales, and actually...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

At best I thought we would see dolphins and maybe whales or at worst a have a snorkel on a reef if that didn’t come to pass. A winner either way! I didn’t for one moment think that if the whales came we would actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The tour is an experience of a lifetime. You are swimming very close to these impressive humpback whales and can observe them from really close. Safety is their number 1 priority, so if you follow the rules, you’ll be ok. You also get lot’s of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bueno2001
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was an exceptional tour. Dr. Poole researched much of the information he shares on spinner dolphins. It's really a fantastic opportunity to see wildlife with someone so knowledgeable and friendly. Cannot recommend this enough. We saw multiple pods of dolphins and one humpback. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jjjjjjjjjj1
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This isn’t a regular dolphin watching cruise but rather a lesson in marine zoology but instead of a class in the ocean First and most impressive is the fact that they do nothing to lure the dolphins or whales but try to track them in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had a great morning with Dr. Michael Poole learning about and viewing Spinner Dolphins! He has a wealth of information to share. We were fortunate to see a lot of dolphins!

Date of experience: May 2018
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29 August 2018|
Response from islandhunterraar | Reviewed this property |
Email Dr. Poole directly his website is down - dwwe@mail.pf
12 August 2018|
Response from islandhunterraar | Reviewed this property |
dwwe@mail.pf I got this email off a blog, try that. If not, he does the tour with Maui at corallinatours just message Maui. The island is small, they'll get it arranged no problem!
Andrea W
6 July 2018|
Response from GrandpaCute | Reviewed this property |
Neither The Wife nor I am prone to sea-sickness, so take my answer as "ignorant." (We ocean cruise lots w/out problems.) The vessel is small (20 or 30 folks) and it never leaves sight of shore. Thus, you get occasional... More